Today: The Feast of All Saints—We’ll mark our feast day with worship and celebration, the ingathering of pledges, the reading (8:00 Eucharist) or chanting (10:30 Eucharist and 5:30 Evensong) of the necrology, and the chance to view displays from all the ministries of All Saints’ Parish. You’re also invited to enjoy the paintings, portraits, photographs, and icons that adorn the nave with a “cloud of witnesses.”
Sunday morning Bible study is temporarily being replaced by the rector’s forum after the 10:30 service. The Bible study will resume on November 30.
Today: photos taken for new church directory! Parish photographers will be available after all three services on November 2 and November 16 to take your picture. You may also submit a jpeg to email@example.com. (but no individual photos from multi-person households, please, as our listings will include one photo per household). The photo directory team will be calling you to confirm your contact information for our new directory. We are adding birthdays so that we can celebrate with each other; if you want your birthday included, we will publish the month and day, but not the year. We expect the new directory to be available on December 7. We look forward to knowing our church family better by seeing photos and having an up-to-date directory!
Healthy Saints hikes—Please contact Mother Cynthia at 520-260-5158 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the group. Upcoming destinations include Ford Ord National Monument (Engineer Canyon Loop); Delaveaga Park, Santa Cruz; Jack’s Peak, Monterey (Sage/Madrone/Ceanothus Loop); and Garland Ranch, Carmel Valley (Garzas Canyon and Redwood Trail).
Monday: Christian yoga—Creating space in the body through breath, movement, and stillness creates space in your heart and life. Join instructor Beth Lefebvre in Seccombe Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. No previous yoga experience is required.
Tuesday: attend our service of confirmation and enjoy dinner with Bishop Mary—Spend time with Bishop Mary and help celebrate the commitment of those who are confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. RSVP to save a seat for yourself and your family at the All Saints’ celebration dinner on Tuesday, November 4. The service begins at 5:30 and the dinner at approximately 6:30.
Wednesday: The Bible study group meets in Grant Hall at 10:30 a.m.
The second annual All Saints’ Thanksgiving dinner is coming! We will offer a Eucharist at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shared Thanksgiving dinner at noon, a time to join with friends for a festive meal. Use the sign-up sheet to RSVP. We’re planning an elegant setting with a diverse array of foods, and you’re invited to bring your favorite seasonal dish to share.
Coming soon: new classes to support families! The “Supporting Families” series of classes will run from November 2014 through May 2015. This series of classes includes “Mindful Parenting” (November 12 and 19 and December 3); “Strengthening our Ability to Love” ( January 14, 21, and 28); “Listening Skills for Healthy Families” (April 8, 15, and 22); and “Listening to God” (May 6 and 13). Instructors are Rochelle Hall, Jennifer Suttie, Father Rick, and Mother Cynthia. Sign up today for “Mindful Parenting.” Rochelle Hall can be contacted for questions or enrollment at 831-324-4543. The suggested donation is $10 per session.
Helping with hospitality—Do you enjoy fellowship in the patio after church? Part of what makes fellowship so enjoyable is the coffee and treats that are provided for us each Sunday by members of our church. However, we are very short-handed in volunteers for this important ministry! The more people we have, the less work for the people who host Sunday after Sunday. Please let Sofia Osborne or Fr. Rick know if you would be able to serve every eight weeks or so. Thank you!
Calling All Bakers, Confectioners, and Pastry Chefs! Once again, the Craft Fair (November 22) will feature a bake sale table in support of the discretionary fund. Whatever your kitchen specialty, you are invited to participate by donating such items as muffins, breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and more. Calling now with your commitment to participate will help us plan ahead for a great event. Don’t feel you’re much of a baker? Join the fun by volunteering to staff the sale table for a couple of hours. Please contact Grace Swearingen at 392-0202 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-3090.