Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Malachi's Backpacks Distribution
Wednesday, July 25, 2018



Backpack day is more exciting than Christmas at Malachi's Storehouse. Admittedly, it is not as well-decorated and to be sure we are not dressed in the requisite red and green of the season of giving. But make no mistake, the hearts of children and their parents are as open and grateful as they are the day we give away toys. Each year, providing the Malachi's children with a new backpack to start school is an important way that Malachi's has loved and supported it's community. That's part of what made last year's backpack day so difficult. Last year, we didn't have enough backpacks to supply each child who came to Malachi's a backpack. We had the difficulty of walking a family into the backpack storeroom and asking the parent to decide which child would receive  a new backpack. Mildly put, it was excruciating. So when things are excruciating, we turn to God and to one another. 

The Malachi Board met and prayed and decided to use the money that Virginia Ross gave some years ago as seed money for the Virginia Ross Memorial Backpack Fund. Virginia's heart for learning, teaching, and nurturing the fresh minds of children will be honored each time we give a backpack away. We will be able to see her impish grin in our mind's eye each time we give. Help us provide each child in our community with a backpack that empowers and enables them to be equally prepared to learn as the rest of the kids in class. Thanks for remembering Virginia, Malachi's kids, and the encouragement of Jesus who told us to welcome the stranger and take care of one another.

You con contribute to the Virginia Ross Memorial Fund or bring a new backpack for us to give away! Please have backpacks to the church by  July 23rd. To g ive online, click here If you contribute online, please use the drop-down function to access the Virginia Ross Memorial Backpack Fund.



Foyers Happenings


A delightful evening was shared among those that attended the Joe Alterman jazz concert . Good food, friendship, crisp breezes, and strings of beautiful music arising from the river!

Next Foyers event will be hosted by Allison Forbes on  August 11th, at her beautiful home.  Look for more information to follow. And by the way, Foyers events are open to every parishioner!


Camp Sew & Sew




Arts Retreat

 
 



Chalice, Cheese and David Whyte




Reception Honoring Becky Beal

 

Do You Need a Name Tag?


If you do not have a name tag, please sign your name on the sign-up sheet located on the information table in the narthex. Name tags are made weekly and are clipped to the screen. They  are organized by the first letter of your last name. Please don't forget to return your name tag to the screen before you leave.                                                                              


Personal Care Items Needed

Sundays in June and July we are once again receiving donations of personal care items for our Malachi community.  During the  Sunday  service as you come to receive communion, offer a gift of:

Soap,  Shampoo,  Conditioner,  Deodorant ,  Toothpaste ,  Toothbrush,  Lotion, and  Nail clippers

Thanks always for being so giving and generous!


Shine A Light - Love In Action
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

 

Shine A Light Ministry invites you to join us on Thursday, July 26 at 7pm for our Fifth Annual Sandwich-Making and DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) Education Event. Shine A Light packs healthy lunches for children on free school lunch programs who, when school is out, may not get a lunch. In fact, the lunch we provide may be a child's only meal that day. Shine A Light works with our partner, Action Ministries, to deliver 200 lunches to Action's distribution center.

There will be a speaker at 7pm, who will discuss how metro-Atlanta organizations (including the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta) are combating DMST. Following the program, at 7:30 our "assembly line" will make sandwiches and fill lunch bags. Typically, we are out by 9pm.

Have fun. Share fellowship. Put love into action by feeding at-risk youth.




Current, past, & future acolytes are invited to a pool party  Saturday, July 28, 1-4 p.m. at the Georgetown Rec Center,  4307 Old Georgetown Trail, Dunwoody . Meet at the clubhouse for snacks and games. Bring a towel if you want to swim. We'll have fun rain or shine. 

RSVP to Dana Dolan by July 26: dc18dolan@gmail.com or  (678) 467-4098 if you haven't already responded to the invite.




August 24-26, 2018!
 
Modeled after Cursillo, Walk to Emmaus, and Happening, Discovery is a weekend with activities for all ages, with plenty of opportunity for sharing, learning, building community, singing and fun! At Discovery, you will make new friendships and strengthen your ties to God and your church family. There are two separate offerings: one for adults and YEA, and another for children, Rite 13 and J2A. And while it is an in-house renewal weekend, you will return Friday and Saturday nights to sleep in the comfort of your own bed! Discovery is a gift to you from the Parish. We only ask that you commit to participating the entire weekend. So please mark your calendars, pray about joining us on Discovery, and stay tuned for more information. 


As of Sunday, July 8, 2018





CHILDREN - Contact Fr. Dick Game, fr.dick@stpat.net  with questions.

YOUTH - C ontact Liz Beal Kidd,  lizbealkidd@stpat.net  with questions.


  

         July 29th - Blessing of the backpacks at the 10:30am service. 



SUNDAY

Christian formation classes for children and youth are on summer break. 

Below is information for our adult classes. 
  • Scripture class, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, will meet at 9:00 AM in room 8. Walk-ins are welcome!
  • Art Lab will be open for studio time in room 15.
  • The Dream Class will not meet during the summer. 
Plan to come a little early to grab a cup of coffee or tea and just socialize before the 10:30 AM service!

Our nursery will open at  10:00 AM during the summer and the Marias will lovingly take care of 
our little ones. The nursery is in room 6.


Upcoming Events

For a listing of upcoming events in the Diocese, click here


Summer Camp Dates and Rates

For a listing of summer camps and rates, click here