St. Benedict's Weekly Electronic Newsletter                           April 5, 2016 
In This Issue
Hot Off The Presses
FARM Starts TODAY!!!!
At 4:30 pm 

We have new vendors joining us for 2016 including BBQ sandwiches, shrimp, pizza and bakeries and fruit, in addition to fresh veggies, cheese, smoothies, and more. Vendor fees go to support Path To Shine(R).

Frequent Shopper Plan: There will be lots of good food and friendly faces. And if you shop 3 times in one month, you could win $10! Bring a "new-to-FARM" friend and stop by the volunteer tent for coupon for both of you. Questions? Contact us 
Theology on Tap

7:30 pm April 12, 2016
Zucca's in Smyrna Market Village

Contact: Aaron Caldwell
150/150 Campaign
$150 from 150 families =
Part-Time Assistant Priest
Church Financials
The church financials will be posted in the electronic newsletter and bulletin each week.  If you have any questions, please contact a vestry member.

Annual Budget:  $540,100
Date: 4/3/2016
YTD (Collected)
YTD Budgeted
YTD Difference

Education/ Formation
Parents' Night Out
April 30, 2016

Price: $20/child
$40 max

Christian Formation at Kanuga:
Take. Break. Bless. Give.
These are the words of our faith, but how do we live them out in this complicated, multi-cultural, technologically advanced century?  Learn with us about how to be the Church beyond our houses of worship.

Christian Formation Week at Kanuga, June 13-17,  will include more than 20 workshops covering such topics as racism sensitivity training, means of reconciliation, ministry with the homeless, how to host a dinner church and a wide variety of nuts-n-bolts workshops about formation basics.
For more information and to register, please visit
Youth News
April 30th Lock In Registration
NO Small Group Tuesday Tonight
Rite 13 Formation Class
Rite 13 Ceremony/ Senior Celebration, May 1
Youth Week at Kanuga, June 19-24th
Spirit Week Registration is Open
Ages:  4 years old (and potty-trained) - rising 5th grader**
**This year rising 5th graders have the option to participate in Spirit Week or sign-up as a volunteer and help with activities
Register online:
(registration close May 1st and space is limited)
Registration Fee: $55.00 per child (can be paid online by credit card and is non-refundable)
Theme:  Jesus surprised and blessed the people he met, and with each encounter people discovered more about Jesus. Surprise! Stories of Discovering Jesus allows children to be surprised as they discover Jesus, too!

Centering Prayer
Sundays at 8:45 am

In Fr. Brian's Office

St. B's Book Club

April 6th, at 6:30pm at Little Azio's

This month's book is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.

Men's Bible Study

Every Thursday
7:30 - 8:30 am

Locanda Firenze in Smyrna Market Village

FARM Starts TODAY!!!!
And we need volunteers!

Volunteers needed:
We are looking for 2 people to volunteer for the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through October, from 4:30 - 7PM to help with FARM. Contact Lesley-Ann if you can help. Thank you.
Ladies Social Group

On Sunday, April 17, we will carpool from St. B's after the 10:30 service up to Roswell.  We will have lunch (location to be determined later) and then head to the play.  We need to buy tickets as the show is very popular and the tickets are selling fast. 
RSVP to Liz Bowerman.
Baptism Dates

The next date for baptism is May 15, 2016 (Day of Pentecost).  Others dates include July 10, 2016 (Feast of St. Benedict's), and November 6, 2016 (All Saints Sunday).

Please contact our registrar, Courtney Vaughn or complete the Holy Baptism form on our Member Resources Page
Music at St. Benedict's

April 10: Steve Brailsford, Tenor and Parish Choir
April 17:  Children's and Youth Choirs
April 24: Parish Choir
May 1: Youth Sunday
Cobb Summer Singers Registration Now Open
Rehearsals begin June 14th at 7:00 pm.

Performing Mendelssohn's Elijah with professional soloists and orchestra

Summer Camp Offerings

Camps for preschool thru elementary. Open to the community.

Check them out at

Ongoing Announcements

Stewardship 2016

Please take a minute to pledge if you haven't or increase your pledge if you have already submitted it.

Online Pledge Card
We've collected 51 pictures and surpassed our Easter Goal.

Thank you to all who sent in their pictures.  If you have yet to update it, you can post your family picture via our

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Save The Date
April 5th
F.A.R.M. Starts

April 6th
St. B's Book Club

April 17th
Children's Sunday
Ladies Social Group

May 1st
Youth Sunday / Senior Sunday

May 22nd
Last day of Sunday School

June 19-24

Youth Week at Kanuga

St. Benedict's Episcopal Church | 678-279-4300 |
2160 Cooper Lake Road   Smyrna, GA 30080