Thack will hold a short forum at St. Paul's Wednesday night, January 28, from 6:00-7:15 for those who attended the Walkabout to share their impressions of the candidates and to ask any questions for clarification about what they said. Your clergy and our Diocesan Convention delegates will be present to share their impressions as well. Please come to this forum if you attended the Walkabout and share with the group your opinions about the candidates. The forum will be held in the church because Family Promise will be in Malone Hall. Pizza will be available in the Narthex before the discussion. Please contact Terri in the church office before next Wednesday if you plan to attend so we can order enough pizza.
Antique Show --The Southeastern Antique Show and Sale held for 57 years at Christ Church, Pensacola is coming to Daphne February 5 – 8. St. Paul’ Episcopal Church is the new home for the popular show. Many dealers from the Christ Church show and others from the Southeast will be selling furniture, sterling silver, estate and costume jewelry, china, pottery, glassware, linens, antique maps, antique vintage books, accessories and many other treasures. The show and sale will begin Thursday evening with a Sneak Preview Party, including wine and Hors D’oeuvres from 6 – 8 pm. The sale continues Friday and Saturday 10 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s community outreach. The event is located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Life Center at 28788 North Main St., Daphne, AL. Preview party tickets are $25, and include readmission each day of the show. Show day tickets are $8.00 and include readmission each day of the show.
Diocesan Men's Conference, March 6-8, 2015 --The annual Diocesan Men's Conference will be held March 6-8, 2015 at the Beckwith Camp and Retreat Center. The keynote speaker for the event will be The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold, 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. The theme for the conference is Fully Human and Fully Alive, An Exploration of Prayer and Life in Christ. Applications are available in the church office. On a personal note, Presiding Bishop Griswold was Glenn and Sally Boom's rector before becoming a bishop. Sally and Glenn can tell you what a wonderful speaker Presiding Bishop Griswold is.
St. Paul's is hosting a community wide conversation entitled Mobile in Black and White on Thursday, January 29 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Malone Hall. The Mobile Black and White Committee has had similar public forums in Mobile and is now doing the same in Baldwin County. The thrust of these conversations is to get the public to intentionally examine race relations within our community and to foster means, through civil dialogue, of addressing any problems that exist. The conversations will include a video presentation featuring local people and their experiences of racism.
Youth Confirmation Class -- Thack will be conducting a Youth Confirmation class beginning on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The class will meet from 4:00-5:15 p.m. and will run from January 20 through March 24. The topics will include the sacraments, the Bible, Book of Common Prayer, history of the Episcopal Church, historic Creeds, evangelism, and Christian service. Parents, if your child is between the ages of 12 and 16 and has not been confirmed, please consider having your child attend our first session next Tuesday. We will gather in Malone Hall at 4:00 p.m. Thack will give a brief orientation about the class and discuss Christian maturity and commitment. Please call if you have any questions at 626-2421.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held in Malone Hall at 6:00 p.m. February17
Wednesday Bible Study meets at 10:00 am in the library. The current study for the group is Unnamed Women of the Bible, hope you can join! Contact the Rev. Mary Alice Mathison for further details.
Adult Confirmation/Inquirer's Class -- I have an Adult Confirmation/Inquirer's that meets every Sunday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Malone Hall. If you are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church, or would like a refresher course on who we are and what we believe as Episcopalians, please drop in and check it out. This Sunday's lesson includes a discussion about the 1982 Hymnal, Anglican music, the Holy Orders of Bishops, Priests and Deacons, and ministry of the laity. Child care is available. Bishop Duncan will make his last pastoral visitation as our bishop on April 12, 2015. He will conduct confirmations at that time. If you would like to be confirmed into the Episcopal Church or would like more information about confirmation and my class, please call me at 626-2421. Thack
Men's Bible Study -- We have a Men's Bible Study that meets every Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. We meet in Malone Hall. Besides a good Bible study, we have great fellowship. The coffee is free and it's a great way to start the day. Please call me at 626-2421 for more information. Thack
Youth Sunday School Class -- Our Middle and High School youth meet in Conference Room B on the second floor of the Life Center at 9:20 every Sunday morning for Sunday school. We are currently studying the meaning of Epiphany. All Middle and High School youth are invited to attend. Thack
Revelation Christian Education Class Join us for an four overview-study-discussion of the last book of the Bible. We will meet in Malone. Contact the Rev. Mary Alice Mathison for more details.
New Sunday School class! -- Do you find it difficult to forgive others?...to forgive yourself? …or difficult to help others to forgive? This 8 session Sunday School DVD/discussion class explores our Christian duty to forgive. The book, “Forgiving Forward” by Bruce and Toni Hebel will be our guide. Join us Sundays @ 9:15 – 10:15 in Life Center conference room A for coffee, donuts and good discussion. Buying the book is recommended (paperback $13.20 or Kindle $6.99) but not necessary. Dates: February 8, 15, 22, March 8, 15, 22, April 12, 19
Mark Costlow, facilitator Mark61342@gmail.com 251-391-1299
Ash Wednesday Services, February 18 will be held at 7:00 a.m., Noon, and 6:00 p.m.Great Wednesday @ 6 will begin again on February 25th with a Lenten program. Plan to join us in Malone Hall at 6:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share.