St. Nicholas' mission is to be an example of Christ's love for all people.
Our vision is to be the center of nourishment in mind, body, and spirit
for all people in our community. 

March 7th- March 13th, 2018

Service at 8:30am & 11:00am
on March 11th
The Rev. Christine Belt

Saturday, March 10th
10 am - 2 pm
Last Pack Day- Encore!
St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

Harris County
Back Snacks

We are in dire need of volunteers. We need to pack bags to finish off the school year. 

Donate food to fill backpacks. We need nourishing foods such as cheese sticks, applesauce, tuna, granola bars and ravioli. The snacks help ensure that the students - whose families struggle to afford food - eat well over the weekend.

If you'd like to help out with BackSnacks contact Grant Flynn at 706-457-9531 to volunteer. 

A meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 4th following the 11:00 service.  
The Search Committee is in the process of pulling together information needed to send out the parish assessment survey. The survey can be filled out on-line or by hard copy. A letter will be distributed explaining the process prior to sending out the survey.  Survey results will be included in the Parish Profile as well as other information about St Nicholas. Please continue to keep St Nicholas in your prayers and to be involved in the life of the parish. You are an important member of this church family.   

The Nominating Search Process steps will be posted on the bulletin board. Don't hesitate to ask questions to the Nominating Group. They are Beth Brown, Beth Hagues, Sheri Cody, Christine Hughes, Katherine Johnson, Tom Cheatham, Bob Hamilton and Dave Halmrast. Judy Jenks is the Vestry Liaison.  

May God grant them the wisdom and guidance they need as they serve our congregation in such an enormous undertaking. 
Steward of the Month
Wyatt Poe, St. Nicholas Music Director

We are pleased to honor Wyatt Poe as our February 2018 Steward of the Month. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church has been blessed to have Wyatt take it upon himself to willingly improve our worship music by researching a better organ to purchase and making presentations to the Vestry to explain the capabilities and costs of organs.
Wyatt worked diligently to find a quality organ that was affordable and did everything necessary to coordinate the installation of the electrical outlet, speakers, and the organ itself.This entire project was an accomplishment that doesn’t happen often in churches our size and by music directors so young. 
Wyatt is not only a gifted musician, he is an intelligent and mature young man. He is a full-time student at Columbus State University as well as our music and choir director. We commend Wyatt for a job well done with grace and good cheer.
Palm Crosses

Join the Altar Guild, SATURDAY, MARCH 24 to make palm crosses, etc. for Palm Sunday. Anyone is invited to join us. We will meet at the Church from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Anyone that needs instructions for making the crosses, we will be glad to help. A light lunch will be served afterward. "Many hands make light work."  
Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings
Special Gifts of Flowers and Music for 2018
Please complete the forms in the narthex and place it in the offering plate with your check made payable to St. Nicholas, or give your form and check to Bert Tomlin. Gifts will be divided evenly between flowers and music. A minimum donation of $20.00 is suggested.
Gifts must be received by Sunday, March 25th, in order to be recognized in the Easter Service Order.
ZION Service
Sunday, March 18th at 4:00 pm 

Experience EVENSONG at historic Zion Episcopal Church in Talbotton, Ga.  

Debbie Anderson will chant Evensong and Tony Barrett will be the organist. Debbie Anderson is the Music Director, Springer Opera House Theatre as well as a member of St Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, GA. 

Tony Barrett is Organist and Vocalist at St Andrew's, Fort Valley, GA.  Both have spectacular voices.  (Evensong is a choral  service of evening prayers which includes psalms, and canticles.)  Also the Zion 1848 Bible, 1850 Prayer Book and original Eucharist Set will be on display.  Food will be collected for Talbot families in need.  

For more information contact Katherine Johnson .
Join us as we Journey with Mark at Adult Forum at 9:45 am Sunday. All are welcome in this class whether you have participated in the past or not. We have extra copies of the JOURNEY WITH MARK should you need one. 

See you Sunday, David
 March Men's Group Dinner at
The Spirit of 52

Calling all St Nicholas Men's Group for a get together at the Spirit of 52!!! What is the Spirit of 52??? It's the restaurant at Callaway's Mountain Inn that has been redone and is now OPEN. 

We meet every third Tuesday which happens to be  March 20th at 6:30 pm . This restaurant was suggested by Alex Garrett which sounds great. 

Please let me know if you will join us in our once a month opportunity for fellowship and fun. 

Please keep praying for Chris Butzon, hopefully he can come, we sure do miss him! 
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Try to bring someone who hasn't been before!
Clean-up Day at Zion
Saturday, April 21st 10:00 am
We ask you to join us on Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 am in Talbotton, GA as we strive to care for Zion Episcopal Church, the oldest existing building in the Diocese of Atlanta! 

Zion Church is located at 100 Main Street in Talbotton, GA on U.S. 80.

For more information contact Katherine Johnson at
Christ’s face can be seen any time we humble ourselves enough to put the needs of anyone else above our own. Not only does this help other people,
it also deepens our own spirituality.

There are many opportunities to engage in mission at St. Nicholas.
Please look over the lists that are in several places around the church and sign up.

Or check out our website for Opportunities to Serve.From Altar Guild, to Jail Ministry, to setting up for parish events, to praying for others, and everything in between, we can all help in some way.
Mondays at 1:30pm 
Holy Eucharist at Harris County Jail, Hamilton, GA

We are in NEED of 2-3 more volunteers to go with us to the jail, especially on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Mondays of the month. If you would like to help, please contact Katherine Johnson.
SNICK stands for “St. NICholas Kids!” who meet on Wednesday nights during the school year at 5:30pm, at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Hamilton.

The mission of SNICK (St Nicholas Kids) is to provide the children of our community and church with a place of warmth and care, feeding their bodies and spirits through relationships.

The program begins with a family friendly worship service involving the children followed by a nutritious meal. After the meal they are engaged in fun, interactive spiritual education that forms them as individual Christians and as a community of faith.

If you have any questions about SNICK, please contact our SNICK Director, Emily Turner at
or 706-987-0878.
SNICK Field Trip

On March 7th, the SNICK youth will be bowling at Stars and Strikes.

Games = 99¢
Shoes 12+= $4.39
Shoes 11- = $3.39

Please be prepared to pay for your shoes and games when you arrive. We may play 1 or 2 games depending on time.

Pizza and water will be provided on site by SNICK.

We will meet at Stars and Strikes at 6pm. If you need a ride please meet at St. Nicholas at 5:30pm.

Marci Horne has volunteered to arrive at Stars and Strikes early to order the pizza and grab lanes for us. Anyone who wishes to join her would be greatly appreciated.

If you need more information or a ride please contact Emily, our SNICK Director, at  or Ashley Taylor at  (706) 575-5443 .
Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training
Another wonderful opportunity to show our love and compassion in the community has presented itself and as usual many hands are needed.

Roosevelt Place in Warm Springs currently has seventeen residents and has asked us to bring communion to their staff and residents the third Sunday of each month. 

In addition  Oak View Nursing Home in Waverly Hall has also invited us to give communion to their residents. They have around 100 residents and we will give communion to them every fourthMonday of the month. 

Martha Dimon and Bert Tomlin will be taking the lead on visiting these homes and will welcome anyone to join them each month. 

The scope is great so please pray about whether you should be a part of this ministry. If you would like to join us please contact Martha Dimon   and schedule the necessary training. 

You will be much more blessed than the residents of these homes.
Rooselvelt Place
2524 White House Pkwy
Warm Springs, GA 31830
706 655-2588

Oak View Nursing Home
119 Oakview Street
Waverly Hall, GA 31831
706 582-2117
Brightway Lay Eucharistic Visitors Needed
"We took church today to Brightway Personal Care Home. My wonderful friend, Bert Tomlin, gave a beautiful homily on letting go and letting God do what he does. I love Sundays with these seniors. Some of them don't know why we are there but they seem to know we love them." ~Linda Sawyer

Contact Bert Tomlin or Linda Sawyer if you would like to participate.
Bright Way Personal Care Home
8829 Hamilton Rd
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
St. Nicholas Choir
Our choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm.

Choir warm up will be at 10:20am on Sundays.

Contact our Music Director, Wyatt Poe, for more information.
March Birthdays

6th- Ansley & Shelley Butzon
11th- Julie Nordin, Wesley Brown
12th- Ryder Hughes
14th- Jan Pylant
18th- Bill Eidson
19th- June Wood
22nd- Terry Caudill
24th- Beth Brown
25th- Kay Faircloth, Rebecca Crowley
27th- Dave Halmrast
30th- Ella Hughes
31st- Ashley Strong, Peggy Martin

Please take a moment, and say a prayer for...  
Tom & Karen
Wallace & Marianne
Michael & Jeri
Harris County Jail Ministry
Brightway Patients & Staff
BackSnack Program 
Safe Families for Children Program
Oakview Nursing Home
Roosevelt Place Asst. Living

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