Slavery didn’t die, it evolved – postponed – Sunday February 4th 9:10am and 11:15am in the undercroft. For Martin Luther King Day we will hear stories from the Equal Justice Initiative and we will be exploring a map that charts the African American struggle for justice follow the civil war. Join us for this opportunity to consider how questions of racial injustice continue to permeate our society.
Midwinter musicals and movies Winters in Maine can be a cold and hard, particularly after the New Year as we wait for spring. Mainers have always found ways to pass this time in the joy of each others company. With this in mind we are offering three Friday night movie events in the undercroft, beginning at 5:00pm and all accompanied by Pizza! The 3rd movie scheduled is: Friday, February 16: Mary Poppins (G).
Lenten Soup and Social Justice. Wednesday’s in Lent – February 21, ,28, and March 7, 14 and 21. This Lent we will be offering soup super discussions, looking at the litany for Ask Wednesday we will seek to turn our process of penitence from self-indulgence grief to active seeking of justice. We will end each super with an act of worship; empowering us for action throughout the week. We will need soup and bread for each week, if you would be interested in contributing please signup in the atrium.
Trinity Jubilee Center Diaper Drive – 2018 New and Improved Version! Trinity Jubilee Center, one of our Outreach Core Partners, now provides 4,000 diapers a month, serving 180 families. Yes, 4,000 diapers a month! We know that diapers are essential for healthy, happy babies. In the past, we at St. Andrew’s have donated packages of diapers collected during Advent. Through our conversations with the Jubilee Center, it became clear that they can purchase diapers for much less than we can (sometimes for as little as 16 cents a pound, and sometimes for 25% off retail), so our donations will go much further if we make a financial contribution and they make the purchases. This also allows the Jubilee Center to purchase the sizes they need most, and eliminates their need to store diapers. SO, would you please consider a donation of funds this year? It won’t be as dramatic as seeing all those diapers in the Atrium, but what a difference it will make to the families served. Collection envelopes will be at the back of the church and in the atrium throughout the month of February. Checks should be made payable to St. Andrew’s, with Trinity Diapers at the bottom. Thank you for your continued generosity. You are a blessing. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Jackson at 633-6343 or [email protected]
Friday Knitting Group – During Lent, the Friday Knitting Group will be knitting at least one hat each for the indigenous children of Guatemala. Connie Rose, Carol Hartman’s sister, will be heading there in April to participate in the ophthalmology surgery of a medical clinic in Santo Tomas La Union, a small community in the coastal highlands west of Guatemala City. She will take the hats for distribution to the children who come to the clinic. It does get quite cool in this mountainous area and many children are ill-prepared for the cooler temperatures. Hence, the hats. If any parishioner is willing to help with this project, it would be greatly appreciated. Hats should fit kids ages 1-5. You may drop your hat(s) in the collection box/basket in the atrium anytime during Lent. Deadline is April 1, Easter Sunday. We also extend an invitation to all to join us any Friday afternoon in the church library from 2-4:30 for communal knitting or lessons if you would like them. For more information, contact Carol Hartman at Hartman at [email protected] or 563-3980.
Henry Vaughan Fund: The Henry Vaughan Fund Campaign is currently underway. Click here for more information.
Centering Prayer at St. Andrew’s Every Thursday at 11:30am in the undercroft. This is a whole congregation invitation to share a very special kind of spiritual nourishment and connection. Each week starts with a brief orientation to the session, followed by a short scriptural/sacred reading and reflective silence. Join us weekly or as you can. Feel free to extend a warm welcome to others in the area who wish to join us in the Christian tradition.
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