Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage
The 22nd annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage will be held tomorrow morning, August 11, in Hayneville, AL. We will gather in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse at 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend. For more information about this event, please visit the diocesan website at www.dioala.org.
Children’s Sunday School
Now that summer break has come to an end, it’s time to begin Children’s Sunday School. Our first Children’s Sunday School class meets this Sunday at 9:15 in the Undercroft. This year, we will be using a new curriculum entitled, “Weaving God’s Promises.” This is an excellent way for children to learn the fundamentals of our Episcopal tradition and to become more familiar with stories from the Bible. Children of all ages are welcome!
Rise Against Hunger Event
Next Saturday, August 18 is our Rise Against Hunger meal-packaging event. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger-relief organization that works to distribute food impoverished areas around the world. We’re so excited to be partnering with our neighboring parishes for this exciting outreach opportunity. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex. The event will be held from 9:00-11:00 on August 18, and we encourage parishioners of all ages to participate! For more information about Rise Against Hunger, please visit their website at riseagainsthunger.org.
Fall Inquirers Class
Our Fall Inquirers Class will begin at 9:15 am on Sunday, August 26. If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church, this would be a great opportunity. Our class will be an opportunity to prepare for Confirmation or Reception in the Episcopal Church and will precede the Bishop’s Visit, which will take place on Sunday, October 21.
On Sunday, September 9, we will have an “Instructed Eucharist” at both the 8:00 and 10:30 services. An Instructed Eucharist is like a regular Eucharist except that, in place of the sermon, commentaries and explanations are offered at different points throughout the service, explaining the origins of our worship and the significance of the different parts. This is a great way to learn more about why we do what we do in worship and a great opportunity to invite your friends to St. Catherine’s!
Episcopal Habitat for Humanity Build
Our next Birmingham Episcopal Habitat for Humanity build is coming up soon! The ground breaking ceremony for this year’s build will be at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 22. The new home will be located at 4829 Avenue R, Birmingham. You may sign up to volunteer and/ or donate online by visiting the following site: http://give.habitatbirmingham.org/ge/2018_ Episcopal_Build_Volunteers. This year’s build will last approximately 6-8 weeks with build days on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Shop and Support St. Catherine’s!
Do you have an Amazon.com account? If you do, you can help support St. Catherine’s by signing up for Amazon Smile. Every time you shop, a portion of the proceeds will go back to St. Catherine’s. Visit the following link to sign up: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1117764
Parish Prayer List
If you would like to place someone on the Parish Prayer List, including yourself, please contact the Parish Office. Names will be included weekly in Sunday service bulletins and Weekly e-News.