Sundays through February 9: Matthew in the Morning—Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m. in Seccombe Hall, with class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Pancake flippers are needed each week; sign up today!

Monday: The Gospel of Matthew class meets at 7:00 p.m. in Seccombe Hall.

Wednesday: Join us for Bible study from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Grant Hall as we explore Jesus’ life in a chronological study of the Gospels.

The Friends of St. Benedict will meet this Wednesday, January 15, in the library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for study and prayer. Our aim is to integrate the wisdom of monastic life and spiritual theology into our everyday lives as Christians. We meet the third Wednesday of every month, and all are welcome.

Wednesday: Christian yoga with Beth Lefebvre at 6:30 p.m. in Seccombe Hall.

Saturday: Diocesan Winter Conference—The January 18 conference, “How Does Our History Inform Our Future” (9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Salinas), will feature speakers from our companion dioceses of Gloucester and Western Tanganyika. More information is available at or 831-394-4465.

Service of Prayer for Christian Unity—Join your bishop and rector at 5:00 p.m. on January 19 at St. Angela Merici Church (146 8th Street, Pacific Grove).

Two unique local pilgrimages—On Monday, January 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you’re invited to join guests from our companion dioceses of Gloucester and Western Tanganyika on an excursion to the De Anza National Historic Trail in San Juan Bautista. Tuesday, January 21, will bring a “technology pilgrimage” in Silicon Valley. To RSVP for either event, contact Mary Beth Powell at or 831-394-4465.

Annual reports on 2013 ministries are due by Monday, January 20.

Candidates for election to the vestry—We are pleased to announce that Frank Graham, Sameera Sharif, Susan Sonnthal, and Susan Stanton have offered to stand for election. Because three vestry members are leaving for personal reasons beyond their control, we are looking for at least two more candidates, one for a two-year term (class of 2015), and one for a one-year term.

Candidates for election to diocesan delegation—If you would like to serve by attending a quarterly meeting locally, and representing our parish at an annual meeting in Salinas, please notify the office by January 20.

Pledges for 2014—Please turn in your pledge by Monday, January 20.

Annual parish meeting—Mark your calendar: Sunday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m.

Santa Lucia Mission, Big Sur, is forming a book discussion group to read The Four Elements: Reflections on Nature by the late John O’Donahue. Contact Mother Cynthia at 831-667-2310 or 520-260-5158.

Pastoral care transportation help—The pastoral care team is putting together a list of potential drivers for members who need help with transportation, such as for a medical appointment. If you’d be willing to occasionally give a fellow member a lift, please contact Susan Stanton via the office.

Sunday handout deadline—To be included in next Sunday’s handout, your announcement must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Andrea Matters at or 624-3090.