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Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at Paul’s Place. Check out the volunteer calendar for opportunities this month.
Bible Challenge Group ~ Weekly on Tuesdays
Join us in our challenge to read the Bible in a year. Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in St. Martin’s House. For questions and more details contact Cindy Neseth.
The Shepherd Group ~ Weekly on Thursdays
Many Rivers To Cross – PBS Documentary on African-American History ~ Now-October 22
As a continuation of St. Martins’ efforts to address race relations, we are offering a six-week series of discussions on African-American history based on the PBS documentary “Many Rivers To Cross.” Most of us have some experience with racial tension in one form or another, but how many of us really know the facts behind it? Sessions will be held Sunday nights in the Sanctuary at 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Jennifer Nelsen.
Blessing of the Animals ~ October 7
Bring your pets to St. Martin’s on Saturday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m. We will have a service with blessings for all of God’s creatures. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier. This is an excellent event to invite your neighbors and friends to attend with you. Contact Rev. Chandler.
National Cathedral ~ October 11
Episcopal schools around the area will gather at the National Cathedral in honor of Episcopal Schools Celebration. St. Martin’s Epsicopal School students will process in carrying our school and church banners, and our middle school choir was honored to be selected as one of only two choirs invited to sing at this worship service.
Pumpkin Sales ~ October 14-29
St. Martin’s youth will be selling pumpkins on weekends on the lawn in front of Heck Hall from 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. Monies raised will support our 2019 Pilgrimage. Pumpkins are $10 each or 3/$25. For details contact Roy Wallace.
Many Rivers To Cross – PBS Documentary on African-American History ~ Oct. 15 & 22
As a continuation of St. Martins’ efforts to address race relations, we are offering a series of discussions on African-American history based on the PBS documentary Many Rivers To Cross. Sessions held in the Sanctuary at 5:00 p.m. For information contact Jennifer Nelsen.
Pilgrimage Reflections ~ October 15
Join us following the 10:00 a.m. service over lunch in the Parish Hall for an opportunity to hear from our youth pilgrims about their pilgrimage. Do not miss this chance to see God visibly at work in the lives of our young people. Contact Rev. Chandler.
Contemporary Christian Writers Discussion Group ~ October 18
All are invited to discuss Donn Morgan’s book, Fighting with the Bible – Why Scripture Divides Us and How it Can Bring Us Together. We meet bi-weekly beginning October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marston’s home (email for location). You do not need to purchase the book for the first meeting. For information contact Sylvia Marston.
Cursillo Ultreya ~ October 20
Monthly gathering of the Cursillo community in the church at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. Contact Wamahdri Williams.
Special Meeting of the Parish ~ October 29
The Vestry is holding a Special Meeting of the Parish at the conclusion of the 10:00 a.m. service on October 29. We will discuss and vote upon moving St. Martin’s Annual Meeting from January to May. This move would bring the Annual Meeting more in line with the program year cycle. For more information or questions, please contact any member of the Vestry or the Rector.
First Fruits Farm ~ November 12
At 12:30 p.m. the entire parish is welcome to come to First Fruits Farm were pick fruits and vegetables which will then be donated locally to those in need. This will be a dress down day for services (dress for the weather, expect to get dirty. No sandals or flip flops.) The farm provides gloves, drinking water, and on-the-job training. Each participant needs to bring a signed liability waiver. To sign up contact John Poulton. For more about First Fruits Farm, visit www.firstfruitsfarm.org.
Christmas Holiday Mart ~ December 2
A showcase of quality handmade arts and crafts from local artisans. This year’s event will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Run by our ECW (Episcopal Church Women) the proceeds from the event support a variety of Church & community outreach projects. If you wish to be a part of our fun and exclusive list of designers and crafters please submit our Vendor Application.