Opportunities for Outreach Tomorrow

Our Beans and Rice Pantry will be open tomorrow morning, November 18, from 9:00-11:00. We would love to have you join us to help greet our guests as they arrive. In addition, our monthly birthday celebration with the residents at Hidden Acres Assisted Living will be tomorrow afternoon, beginning at 2:00 pm.

“Give Thanks” Stewardship Drive

 Our stewardship drive for the 2018 calendar year continues this week. Pledging members of the parish should have already received a letter from Father Eric along with a pledge card and return envelope. If you have not received one in the mail and you would like to make a financial pledge to St. Catherine’s, extra pledge cards and envelopes can be found in the Parish Office.

Parents’ Night Out

Our next Parents’ Night Out will be held this evening from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm. To make reservations, please contact Bill Wheeler by 12:00 noon. Reservations will be cut off after twelve children. So, make sure to reserve a spot!

New Sunday Adult Forum

The Sunday Adult Forum has begun a new curriculum by contemporary Christian author and speaker, Rob Bell. The title of this new curriculum is entitled, NOOMA (from the Greek word “pneuma”, meaning “wind”, “spirit”, or “breath.” This new curriculum will be used over the course of twenty-four sessions. If you are interested in participating in Dr. McLarty’s forum, all you have to do is show up. The Sunday Adult Forum begins at 9:00 am every Sunday morning at St. Catherine’s.

Turkey Trot Volunteers Needed

Our first annual Turkey Trot for Hunger 5K is scheduled for 8:30 am on Saturday, December 2. We are in need volunteers from St. Catherine’s to help serve in various ways on the morning of the race. If you are interested in helping, we are having an organizational meeting this coming Sunday, November 19, immediately following the 10:30 service. If you are unable to make the meeting and you would like to volunteer to help, please let Father Eric know.

Nominations for Vestry and Diocesan Convention

Do you know someone who would be interested in serving as a member of the Vestry at St. Catherine’s? Do you know someone who would like to represent St. Catherine’s at the 2018 Diocesan Convention? Nominations will be open, beginning November 19, for three Vestry positions, with terms beginning in January of 2018, and four delegates to the 2018 Diocesan Convention (two delegates and two alternates). If you would like to make a nomination for either Vestry or the convention (or both), please contact Julie Seal in the Parish Office or Father Eric. New Vestry members and delegates to Diocesan Convention will be selected at the Annual Parish Meeting on January 7.

Stewardship In-Gathering and Potluck

 Our Stewardship In-Gathering for this year’s pledge drive will take place during the 10:30 service on Sunday, November 26, the Last Sunday after Pentecost. Please make plans to be at church that day as we ask for God’s blessing upon our pledges for the 2018 calendar year. Immediately following the 10:30 service, we will have a Parish Potluck downstairs in the Undercroft. Bring a dish of your choice to help us celebrate our Stewardship In-Gathering!

Greening of the Church

 Plan to join us at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, for the Greening of the Church and Advent Wreath Party. We will be “greening” the church for the Advent and Christmas seasons, and we will need volunteers to bring magnolia leaves and holly with berries.  All other greenery and tools will be furnished, along with wine and cheese. Participants are invited to bring snacks to share. For children, we will have a special Advent Wreath Party where they will be creating their own Advent wreaths to take home. All are welcome to join us as we prepare to usher in Advent and the beginning of a new Church year!

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.