for November 9, 2005
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Current and Upcoming
Altar Guild Chapel Candles: may be given as memorials, thanksgivings or blessings. (Cost is $20/month.) Please speak to an Altar Guild member.
Sitgreaves Coffeehouse—Sunday September 11, 7-9 p.m.: Enjoy quality acoustic and vocal music performed by local talent in a relaxed atmosphere. Admission is free and open to everyone. This month, we will be taking donations for ERD’s
e-Citadel –The e-mail version of the Citadel. Think about having one go to every family members e-mail address. Please use the special form on our web-site www.trinityeaston.org.
OFFICE COVERAGE: We are not out of the woods yet! We still need your help. Office hours continue to be as follows until Sr. Patricia Michael returns: Monday closed. Tuesday – Thursday: 9 am – 12 Noon, 1 pm – 5 pm; Friday, 9- Noon. Please sign up in the rear of the church or speak to Fr. Andrew.
Blessing of the Animals- Sunday, October 2nd, 3 pm at Thoreau Animal Clinic, VanBuren Fox Hill Roads,
Adult Forum: Sunday, September 11—Orientation to Christian Education: The
Next Week: September 18 and 25, 2005
The Balancing Act: Holding Family, Career, Church and The Rest of Life Together
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Mission & Outreach News
ER-D Hurricane Fund Update: Last Sunday, at just the three services, Trinitarian’s gave $1432 to the ERD Hurricane Fund. More has come in this week. Thank you for generosity! Please support this ongoing effort! Click here.
ECW ‘Undie’ Project: The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese are collecting basic necessities for children at risk, size 2 to 16 years. New undershirts, briefs, undies and socks will be collected and then brought to Diocesan Convention on October 14-15 to be distributed to children in need around the diocese. Bring your contribution to the basket in the library.
Cathedral Artisans Fair—A fair showcasing artisans from the Cathedral, Diocese of Bethlehem and community will be held in November to benefit Aid to
Building Improvements: The stage is in the midst of it’s transformation to the Children’s Loft (and will still be used as a stage!) Also see the wonderful mural in the main stairwell of the
Youth Group News
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Starting September 18: Youth group for those in grades 7 through 12 will begin again on Sunday, September 18 from 5 – 7 p.m. This first meeting will also include a meeting for parents to plan out the year’s activities. For more information speak to Rob Gerns at 610-252-7645, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://trinityeastonyg.blogspot.com/.
Happening Applications are IN! Happening #15 will be November 11-13 at Kirby House. This is a weekend event for young people in grades 9-12 who have never been to Happening before. Happening is a spiritual retreat for teenagers by teenagers with the help of thoughtful adults. Deadline is October 10, 2005! See Fr. Andy or call the office.
A word to the congregation about Nursery:
We have always valued the presence of children in our church and in our liturgy. We have also, traditionally, offered a nursery program for parents of very small children. At the end of last Spring, we set out to hire new Nursery staff. We sought people who were very good with children, were good in a team setting—because we need to have a minimum of two adults whenever the Nursery is open—who came with good references. This person would also have to clear a criminal and child-abuse background check and complete the Safe Child Training offered by the Diocese. We advertised for the position and interviewed precisely two candidates neither of whom were either appropriate or available for our needs.
At this moment we have no staff to run a program and therefore we cannot hold one.
Some parents have told me that they prefer their children to be with them in church or that the Children’s Chapel program is sufficient for their needs. Others have told me that they would like to hear the service in Conine Hall so that they could take their child out if need be. For the moment, this is the process we do:
- We will have Children’s Chapel for kids aged four to eight in the Chapel during the Liturgy of the word.
- We will soon install speakers in Conine Hall so that the service may be heard in that room.
- We will complete construction of the Children’s Loft and stage, and continue to search for staff. If we can get two reliable staff and volunteers then we will proceed.
- We will continue to discern God’s will for this ministry and seek God’s guidance in whether we are called to continue this ministry.
I ask you continued prayers and invite your comments and suggestions.
-- Father Andy
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