Pick Up SOME Casserole Tins this Sunday
Pick up empty casserole tins for SOME this Sunday morning in the Narthex. Return your prepared casseroles to Satterlee Hall Sunday, December 17, by 11:45 a.m., for delivery to SOME. If you cannot prepare a casserole, consider purchasing a large lasagna casserole at your local super market. If you make one casserole please consider making two. If you make two casseroles consider making three. Donations of large cans of vegetables, fruit or peanut butter are also welcome. Contact: Marty Kerns
Stewardship Campaign — 75% to goal with 100 families left to give!
We need YOU! All members of the St. Alban's family are needed to reach our goals. While we see strong growth in dollars, our participation lags. Have you made your commitment to St. Alban's yet? With a spirit of generosity, please make a pledge for 2018. Pledge materials are in the Narthex or you can pledge online or with the materials mailed to your home.
Please Note: 2018 pledges may be paid in 2017 for next year's budget. Contact Doug Dykstra for more information. St. Alban's is grateful to all who have already pledged to St. Alban's!
Parishioners interested in helping with the Stewardship Campaign are welcome to join volunteers for a Pledge Phonathon on November 20 at 6-9pm at St. Alban's. Just email Ashley so she can bring enough food and wine!
Incarnation: An Advent Forum Series
Sundays through December 17, after the 9:00 a.m. service, Nourse Hall
Jim, Emily and Geoffrey are leading a three-part series that focuses on one of the central faith claims of the Christian Church: God becoming human in the person of Jesus Christ. The series continues this Sunday with an exploration of some of the characters within the infancy narratives through the lens of W.H Auden’s For the Time Being, and concludes next Sunday with a bit of practical theology: What does belief in the Incarnation mean for us today?
Advent Olive Oil Sale
Sunday, December 10, after services, in the Wade Room
The Advent Olive Oil sale to benefit the Tent of Nations is back. We will be selling Palestinian olive oil products after all of the services on December 10. If you missed the Christmas Bazaar, this is your chance to get some wonderful Fair Trade and Organic products and also to support peace-building efforts in the Holy Land. Contact: Lisa Sams
From Loss to Christmas Light: An Advent Healing Eucharist
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Church
The Advent and Christmas seasons are full of anticipation and joy for many, but for those who have known a devastating loss or deep disappointment, sadness may also emerge. This service offers a place to honor our memories and accept healing and renewal. Come for love, courage, and hope; the light of Christ awaits.
Voices for a Second Chance: The December Mustard Seed
For those of you that don't know, St. Alban's has an active relationship with a prison ministry called Voices for a Second Chance, which strives to give inmates and returning citizens a second chance to be productive members of our community. The Worker's of St. Alban's (WSA) and The Opportunity Shop support the VSC with a clothing voucher program for those recently released from the DC jail. Our Mustard Seed for the month of December will be a collection for the purchase of steel-toed work boots required for former inmates seeking employment in the construction industry. The cost of these boots ranges from as little as $25 a pair for men to in excess of $100 for women. For more information on St. Alban's Prison Ministry or how to get involved contact: John Daniel Reaves, Christian Miles, or Rufus King.
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