Announcements for the week of May 26, 2019
Join Summer Choir Sundays, June 2 – 30. Everyone who wishes to do so is invited to rehearse briefly before the Sunday morning service beginning at 9:15 am. We will rehearse an easy-to-learn anthem. No choir robes, evening rehearsals, or long-term commitment is required. Sing one Sunday or several. Come sing with us for the joy of singing!
St. Christopher's Annual Strawberry Fest will be on Saturday, June 8, from noon to 8:00 pm. This is a fun way to help St. Christopher’s be more visible in the community. Stop by the Strawberry Fest table in the narthex to purchase tickets ($5/ticket, payable by cash or credit card). Consider volunteering to bake shortcakes or giving two hours of your time to help staff this Carmel tradition. We need to have our volunteers committed by Memorial Day.
Interested in planning worship? Liturgy is the work of the people, and while we share a wonderful Book of Common Prayer that guides our weekly services, shaping worship is ongoing work. If you are interested in being part of a new group at the church for shaping our worship life together, please email the rector at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will meet two times this summer and then quarterly. Questions welcome and no commitment necessary.
Do we have YOUR picture? Many of you were not available when we had photographs taken for Realm and the church directory in January. We have scheduled two days, July 12 and 13, for sittings with LifeTouch here at the church. You will be provided with one free photo. You will have an option to purchase others, but do not have to do so to be included in the directory. Please help us put names with faces. Save the dates on your calendar. We will provide additional information in the coming weeks.
Children, Youth, and Family
Children’s Chapel will begin June 2nd during the 10:00 am service for the summer. Children will begin in the service with their parents and process out at the time of the readings. Children’s Chapel is designed for children second grade and under. There will be no children’s programming on May 26th.
Interested in Bible Study for high schoolers? Rev. Cara will lead a summer Bible study on Monday nights for teens who are ready to wrestle more deeply with Scripture. It will run June 10th- July 22nd: 6:45pm chat and check in, 7pm jump into Scripture, 8pm end – location TBD.
The Kiwanis Club will host Kids Serving Carmel Camp here at St. Christopher’s June 17 - 21 for youth ages 10 to 15. Youth will learn about community needs and take part in service and leadership projects. Registration through May 31 at https://carmelkiwanis.org/summercamp.
Outreach: Serving the Community
The Summer Meals program will begin soon.. Please stop by our display and see how you might be called to join us in this very rewarding ministry. This will be the third year that St. Christopher's will be a distribution site for the Carmel Youth Assistance Summer Meals Program. The program will begin on Sunday, June 2, and end on Sunday, August 4. We will provide food for 81 children in 31 families. This summer we will need over 7000 food items to serve our 31 families with 80 children! Yes, you read that correctly - the number has grown since last week. That is a crazy number! Of course, we don't want all of this at once. We get to the top of the mountain one step at a time. We would like to start by asking for donations of cereal between now and June 2. Specifically, we need Cheerios (regular and multi-grain), Kix, Chex, and Rice Krispies. All sizes of these cereals are welcome. Please place your donations in the basket under the round table in the narthex.