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Living the Questions

 
JOIN FR. DON AND MEL CARON for a new study tomorrow evening, Wednesday, 5/27, at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

We will be using a series called “Living the Questions”. This is a combined  class with the members of St. David’s in Cranbury. Each session is self-containing, so you can do one week or all seven!

The Zoom ID is 871 6705 8188.  No password is required – just click on zoom.us and join meeting and then type in ID.

It should be an interesting study – hope you join us!

Church Reopening Update

The decision to remain closed to in-person communal worship was made by our bishop in consultation with the best available experts and information. Though painful to us all, the restrictions were made in a spirit of loving sacrifice intended to protect our community and our most vulnerable parishioners.
 
As we move closer to re-opening, Bishop Stokes has called two special task forces of experts to help guide the diocese into the “new normal.”
Bishop Stokes has appointed the Re-entering, Re-opening and Re-imagining (RRR) Task Force to provide guidance to congregations on how and when to re-open. The Task Force includes approximately 20 members who represent the diversity of congregations in our diocese and bring skills and experience in public health, liturgy, and congregational life. The task force met for the first time this week and issued the following statement:
 
This team is committed to providing preliminary guidance by June 5th so that parishes may begin the planning process. Each parish will create its own plan and submit it for review to the Task Force. We anticipate that the time it takes each parish to create and implement their plan will vary greatly. While some parishes may be able to resume limited use of their buildings shortly after the release of the guidelines, others may plan to open months later based upon the unique needs, composition, staffing and location of each parish. –The RRR Task Force
 
A second group–the Learnings and Breakthroughs Task Force–has been formed to look at the lessons we’ve learned during this crisis and how we can keep the good parts happening. We’ve been amazed at the level of community we’ve been able to build online, bringing Christ’s word to people who haven’t been in church in years. We don’t want to lose those aspects when we return to “normal.”
 
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The above was sent to all churches in the diocese. We will endeavor to follow the guidelines determined by the Diocesan task forces.
 
Looking forward with hope, certain that we live in God’s blessings,
Mother Susan+
 
See You All Soon!

Study and Contemplative Group Meetings

Contemplative Group

We are meeting every Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Zoom (ID 813 1796 4254), No password is required. We begin with 20 minutes of silent meditation followed by a teaching and discussion. This week (May 20) we began a new series on the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people conceptualize the world and manage their emotions. It describes nine different types and maps each on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another.
According to the Enneagram, every personality has a certain world view and looks at the world through their own lens or filter. This makes it possible to explain why people behave in certain ways.
We will be using a series by Fr. Richard Rohr and Russ Hudson. This will be an introductory to the Enneagram, which hopefully will enable participants to further their work in their spiritual journey.
If interested, please send Mel Caron your email so that materials can be sent prior to the class – melanieannecaron@gmail.com.

Thursday Study Group

This group meets every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom (ID 860 0220 4298). No password is required. We are beginning a new study on May 21 called Following the Mystics Beyond the Narrow Gate. This is a DVD series presented by Fr; Richard Rohr and Dr. James Finley. In this series we will learn about the history of the mystics through the ages, including every major religion. We will also be introduced to the mothers and fathers who have gone before us, having attained a oneness with God. If interested, please send Mel Caron your email so that materials can be sent prior to the class – melanieannecaron@gmail.com.

Important update from Bishop Stokes

Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s Luncheon

St. Andrew’s Day Luncheon

The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew is pleased to invite
everyone to a celebratory Luncheon
following the Sunday 10:00AM service
on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Lunch is on us to thank everyone
for their support over the last year.

We are collecting money for Camden Christmas.

We hope you can join us!

Please enjoy the video from Camden Christmas’ first year:

Today’s the Day!!!

Please join us this afternoon. September 7th, 4-8 pm at 315 Highland Terrace, Pitman, NJ 08071.
 
Come join the fun at our bigger and better Block Party!
Compete for first place prize in our Inaugural Corn Hole Tournament led by Brian K Startare. We’ve got DJ Joey Mack and live musical performance by singer Lisa Travis, Face Painting by Cheryl Burness, Inflatable Bounce, Latin food and more, Snow Cones, and the amazing Doughlicous homemade edible cookie dough by Katie Plianthos! We will be on Wildwood Avenue at the corner of Highland Terrace, yes we have a permit to close the street! Yard games are FREE! Come and play!

Sunday School starts this weekend!

As the new leaders of the Sunday School Program, Brad and I would like to welcome you all to the start of the 2019/2020 Sunday School year. We had a wonderful time leading our church’s youngest members in several youth fellowship activities over the summer, and cannot wait to start the new school year.

Sunday school begins this Sunday, September 8th. We will begin the year with a group session so that everyone can meet each other and find out about the activities for the year.

Because we’re new to the program, we’d like to take the opportunity to meet all of the children and their parents in person. For this reason, we have decided to conduct in-person registration for the 2019/2020 year. You can register your child for the upcoming school year at the Church Block Party on Saturday, September 7th, or in the Parish Hall between 9:00 AM and 9:50 AM on Sunday, September 8th. For those unable to register in person, please email me at jaclyndavies77@gmail.com with the following information: child’s name, child’s birthday, child’s grade, parent(s) name, preferred contact number, preferred email address, whether child is a returning or new student.

The schedule for the 2019/2020 school year includes six terms, each consisting of five individual classroom sessions and one group session (exception: term one will have 4 individual classroom sessions and two group activities). We have some great activities planned, but in order to ensure we have another successful year, we need your help! Please prayerfully consider volunteering for one of the many volunteer roles within our program throughout this school year. Contact me for more information

Thanks,

Jackie Davies