Our new formation series began April 10: Richard Rohr’s book Everything Belongs. Rohr’s book explores contemplative prayer in a very relevant way. If you joined us in Lent, this study builds a bit on our study then, but it is also a stand-alone study, so no prior knowledge is necessary.
Ever wonder why the Episcopal worship is at it is? Great question! On Sundays April 15 and 22 we will be doing Instructed Eucharists, meaning we will pause periodically during the service to offer explanation about what we’re doing and why. If you’re new or if you’ve been Episcopalian since the cradle, it is always good to know why we do what we do.
April 29 is a fifth Sunday, so we’ll do a longer than average coffee hour following worship. Melinda, our priest, will also do a brief refresher presentation on Episcopal Church history. We need to know where we’ve come from so we know where we’re going.
Bishop Sean Rowe will be leading worship and preaching on May 6.
-Fifth Sunday brunches and forums
-Tapped into Faith, second Thursdays 7p, Dirty Ehrma’s
-Weekly study, CREATE Cafe, Tuesdays 9:30a
-Co-host events with community groups:
Fieldstone and friends concert, with the Jefferson County Historical Society
Blues and Brews, with CREATE Brookville
-Involvement in community activities, like Art in the Park where we had a booth
-Hold art show and concerts during Victorian Christmas, along with hosting a winery for the Chamber’s Wine Walk
-Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
-Collect items for Crossroads (women’s shelter)
-Third Sundays: acoustic and different style of worship service
– Every Sunday at 11a, plus special services throughout the year
-KIVA loans: 5, $100 loans
-Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner, which raised funds for Flint, MI
-Sponsored a day of the VBS during the diocesan mission to the Dominican Republic and held the plant sale in May raising $284 for the Dominican Republic
-Collect and send the Good Friday offering to the Anglican diocese in Jerusalem
-Lenten coin offering sent to the local food bank
-Held two soup sales benefiting the Dominican Republic and the Brookville Area Food Pantry building fund respectively
-Celebrated the feast of St. Francis with a blessing of the animals; donations sent to the Tri-County animal shelter.
-Participated in the Miles of Pennies collection raising funds for the Church Periodical Club
-Supported Jefferson County Children and Youth’s gift drive