We Need Your Cookies (And Other Baked Goods)!!!
Calling all bakers (and shoppers)
We are in need of:
• Baked Goods
• Other Things to Munch On
They are for the coffee-hours following Easter Vigil on April 19, and the Easter Sunday services on April 20.
This is our biggest service and we need all the baked goods you can provide.
Please bring all labeled offerings to the kitchen. Thanks!
Rebuilding Together Washington County
St. Bart’s community outreach volunteer opportunity for the month of April is on Saturday, April 26, this year. Mark your calendars, and sign up on the bulletin board outside the church office.
Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding hands-on outreach experience?? We are now looking for at least 30 volunteers, skilled and unskilled labor to make this year project go smoothly. The final selection of projects for this year has been made and Team St. Bart has been assigned a home owned by a single mother in the Beaverton Area. There will be yard work and exterior painting. Tony S. will serve as this year’s Volunteer House Captain to organize the scope of work and supervise the work day.
Rebuilding Together Washington County, affiliated with a national organization, is a leading non-profit volunteer group that, in partnership with the community, preserves and rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, those with disabilities, families with dependent children, and veterans, so that they may continue to live in their own homes – warm, safe, and independent. St Bart’s is an official house sponsor and through your Parish contributions, we donate funds each year toward this important effort.
For further information, call Tony or the Office.
Fred Meyer's Rewards
You can help St. Bartholomew’s earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
· Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Bartholomew’s at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
· You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 86303.
· Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St Bart’s earn a donation!
· You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
· If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
· For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
Wednesday Night Adult Education
April 30 – May 28
With Easter coming late this year, our Adult Education Wednesday evening program only has five sessions. Tai Chi is offered at 5pm, dinner is served at 5:45pm and classes will start at 6:30. We know this is a busy season, with so many end- of- year wrap up events, so feel free to pick and choose among the following:
• The Labyrinth as Spiritual Journey - with Phyllis B. A great introduction to this ancient spiritual practice, looking at the history and origins of the labyrinth, different styles or designs, and contemporary practices of walking them. Talk and discussion on the first and third class sessions, with plenty of time for walking the second, fourth and fifth classes. The last class may visit one of several outdoor labyrinths on the West Side.
• Hands On Series
o April 30: OPB video on Happiness, with John T. What makes you happy? And how does it change with age? Everyone says that money can't buy you love, but what about happiness?
o May 7: Godly Play for Adults: Playing your way through the Church year, with Father Mike and Janet R. Godly Play is a method of teaching the stories of Christianity and the language of spirituality using hands-on materials that simply beg to be touched and interacted with – great fun for more than kids!
o May 14: Understanding your way around the altar, a sacristy tour with Mother Pippa. The sacristy is a room for keeping vestments and other church furnishings, sacred vessels, and parish records. If you are not in the Altar Guild or an altar server, you may never have gotten a chance to visit – this is your chance!
o May 21 and May 28: Everything you ever wanted to know about being an Episcopalian but were afraid to ask, with Deacon Roger and Ward (two nights). Bring your questions, these men are up to the task!
And do remember, this spring will be your last chance to count on Colleen and Donna’s yummy suppers – there will be new chefs in town next fall…
ECW Workshop - Sacred Journey
May 3, 2014, 8:30 - 3
Join us for workshops exploring the theme Sacred Journeys from diverse perspectives. Our guides are artists, dancers, environmentalists, activists, pilgrims, educators, a diplomat, priests, an actress, spiritual directors, facilitators, lay ministers -- all women inspired by the Spirit to find and follow the sacred thread in their own life journey and willing to share their wisdom with you. Let the Spirit guide you to choose your path and to travel with us on a shared one-day journey to explore inner and outer landscapes that renew and refresh.
o Sacred Dance, the Pilgrim’s Path
o Labyrinth: Walking a Sacred path
o Quilting: Spiritual Practice for a Creative Journey
o Herstory: Companions On The Journey
o Back to the Future: Conversations with Women of the Old and New Testament
o Greening the Sacred Journey
o Sustainable Spirituality: Preparing for the unexpected on the road ahead
o Staying on the Sacred Path in the Secular Community
o Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self
o Journeying Behind the Scenes
o Coming Out as a Person of Faith
Registration Forms available on Community Events page.
Vacation Bible School!
The theme for 2014 Vacation Bible School is Wizards and Wonders: A Hero’s Journey with Harry Potter. VBS will run from July 14-17. Spend the week with Harry Potter and his friends at Hogwarts as we embark on a journey with God. Registration is now open, but is on a first come first serve basis and will be closed on July 1 or when we reach enrollment of 70 campers. SO REGISTER SOON!
During the week we will learn cool potions, the importance of friendship, community, faith and love as well as play Qudditch!
Information and Registration are available on the Children and Youth Programs Page.