Friday, Sept. 24, 5-7p.m. Sale Preview & Reception
Looks like the weather is cooperating for the Sale Preview and outdoor Reception this evening from 5 to 7p.m. Your $10 ticket includes admission and a free raffle ticket.
TheTag Sale will continue Saturday, 9a.m. to 2p.m. (Free admission on Saturday) In addition to all sorts of curated items, there are especially worthy items in the Raffle and the Silent Auction, plus an "Everything for $1 Table" with useful things you didn't know you needed!
Please invite friends and neighbors! Between the Guilford Performing Arts Festival and the Friends of the Library Book Sale, there's a lot happening in town. Check out the parking lots beside and behind the church's gardens.
Current Worship Service schedule to continue through at least October. At its September meeting, our Vestry adopted this recommendation from the Worship Options Group, as reflected in the column to the left. This includes enjoying a "A Cool Drink Outside" following the 10a.m. service in the good weather outside while it lasts.
The plan includes the return of Wednesday, Order for Eveningservices, beginning October 6 at 7p.m.
Afghan Refugee Resettlement in Guilford?
At the first community meeting on September 22, members of First Congregational Church, St. George Catholic Church, Temple Beth Tikvah, North Madison Congregational Church, Christ Church and other community members, began exploring a community collaboration to co-sponsor an Afghan refugee family with IRIS. Housing and fund-raising were identified as two key issues; then organizing for the various tasks needed to support one family. This informational document, and this tasks document from IRIS were shared. Attendees were encouraged to share information about what is tentatively called "Shoreline Interfaith Resettlement" with their houses of worship, to gauge interest and possible commitment. A next meeting was scheduled for October 6.
Chris George, Executive Director of IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) will speak at the Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St., in Branford, on Thursday, September 30, at 6:30p.m. A great opportunity to learn the latest on the challenges and opportunities for receiving Afghan families in CT.
Bishop Transition Committee, for the next Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, has been holding a variety of listening sessions via Zoom. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30p.m. These sessions are designed to encourage us to share from our own unique context and experiences across ECCT and in our communities. We will pray, share and discern together where God may be calling us and our next bishop.
Learn more and register here. "All Welcome" Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30p.m.
Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet
is a professional dance company of artist-theologians now based at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Middletown. Their Fall Gala -- Sunday, September 26, 2 p.m. -- will feature a variety of new and re-imagined dances performed on the beautiful outdoor platform of Camp Incarnation's lakeside chapel, and will be followed by a light reception.
Ekklesia Ballet has been awarded a Creation Care grant by the Episcopal Church for a work it is developing, called "Body and Land," about the threat posed by the climate crisis to Creation.
To see some of the dancers on the chapel platform and to order tickets to the Fall Gala, click here. Camp Incarnation, aka Incarnation Center, is in Deep River, an easy thirty minute drive from the Green.
Hint of Lime Brass's performance in the great acoustics of Christ Church's nave on September 22 was recorded, and is available here. In addition to a premiere and a new composition by women composers, and a transcription of a classic standard, the trio performed a setting of the hymn tune Engleberg ("All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine ...) for brass trio and organ! That just about had YFNR in tears.
Intercessory Prayer: Please help shape the Prayers of the People, by replying to this message with the people, birthdays, anniversaries, and concerns you would like included in the Prayers of the People.
In addition to our, so far successful, experiment with leaving the door closest to the Guild Room unlocked daily between 10a.m. and at least 3p.m., you may notice a red narthex door standing open during the day. That means that Music Director Mark Sullivan is rehearsing and passersby are welcome to come in for some musical refreshment.
We feature various authors from around our parish, commenting on topics of interest to our community. Enjoy! Comment if you are so moved!