Blessing of the Animals
On Sunday, October 2 we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with our annual animal blessing. Come and bring your pets to be blessed at both services. All pets are welcome to sit with you in the pews; we ask that dogs be on leashes, cats in carriers, etc. Pictures of pets are also welcome. We’ll have a place in the service for a special blessing for your pets.
Wednesday Night Adult Ed
Wednesday Nights at Church begin again on October 5 and run through November 16. Come for Tai Chi at 5 p.m. and class at 6:45 p.m. Our fall term will feature a class called Ethical Decision Making: When Values Collide. The class will be led by the Rev. Sallie Bowman, Director of Spiritual Care at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. There will be a potluck on the first night Wednesday, October 5 at 5:45, and on the last night, November 16 at 5:45 p.m., hosted by the Adult Education Committee.
Mark your calendars – our Abundance Ingathering Sunday is October 9. Join us for our annual ingathering of pledge cards, as we celebrate our many blessings. Following the 10 a.m. service, please join us in the Parish Hall for a celebratory reception.
Join us on October 16 for our semi-annual Healing Sunday. During the service there will be four healing stations available to people. All are welcome to come either in silence or to name a particular concern (illness, grief, situation or question). A healing team member will pray and you will be anointed by a clergy person with oil and a closing prayer will be said.