The Food Pantry - Invitation to a
Community Conversation
Wednesday July 15, 7:30 pm on Zoom
Greetings!

The Food Pantry has been part of the Potrero Hill community for many years, serving several hundred families every Friday afternoon at a Farmers’ Market-style pantry inside our church. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, our pantry has shifted its operations to Saturday mornings, providing bags of groceries from the parking lot – and still serving hundreds of families weekly.
 
Our neighbors have been interested to see what’s been happening each Saturday, and many have responded generously with drive-by donations and offers of volunteer support for our efforts to respond to food insecurity during the pandemic.
 
On Wednesday, July 15, at 7:30 pm, St Gregory’s will be hosting a community conversation on Zoom, sharing the history and recent adaptations of The Food Pantry, and taking questions. Randy Bowman, Sue Tsai Clark, and Michael Reid, Co-Directors of the pantry, will be in conversation with Susanna Singer, one of the St Gregory’s clergy. Both our neighbors and our congregation members are most welcome to join in the conversation.  Please register here.
 
We look forward to seeing you on-screen on July 15 at 7:30!
This Week at St. Gregory's
This Sunday, July 12 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Online Liturgy at 10:00 AM. Join in the worship using Zoom. If you are asked for a password it's nyssa1978.
  • Coffee hour will convene after the service will be a time to share in conversation with our new associate rector, Peter Levenstrong. Stay in the zoom worship room to get connected.
  • Godly Play will meet at 11 AM in the Godly Play zoom room. If you are asked for a password it's Iwonder. Claire will share the Parable of the Sower.
  • Icon Painters Group is meeting Sundays at 2:00 via Zoom (PW: Painting). Contact Betsy Porter for more info.
Next Sunday, July 19 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
  • Online Liturgy at 10:00 AM. Join in the worship using Zoom. If you are asked for a password it's nyssa1978.
  • Coffee Hour will follow the service. Stay in the zoom room to enjoy this time of community.
  • Godly Play at 11:00 AM and Icon Painters at 2:00 PM. See above.
  • Vestry Meeting at 11:00 AM. Meeting here - password: 396884.
Our Shared Life
  • Pray for Laurie Glover's mother, Carol; a staff member in her skilled nursing facility has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Pray also for everyone who's loved ones are vulnerable to infection.
  • The lunchtime book study of "The Universal Christ" meets Wednesdays at noon in Paul's Zoom Room. No password needed.
  • Space to Create is this evening Wednesday, July 8, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Join here. Password 293447.
  • The draft parish re-gathering plan document is available here.
  • Notice where you see God at work in the world, take pictures and share them - we'll post your photos in the newsletter.
Membership Team
The Membership Team meets tonight, Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30PM. We invite you to join us in welcoming new members to St. Gregory’s. During our short meeting, we will pray together, plan for our community discussion about the Food Pantry, talk about how we can connect with newcomers and members, and divide up responsibilities. You can join using this zoom link or for more information, contact Linda Hall  or Holly Veldhuis .
Announcements from Friends and Partners

  • The Food Pantry continues as a neighborhood pop-up pantry. Pre-packed bags of food are distributed on Saturdays from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM or when all food has been given away.

  • Faith in Action invites St. Gregory’s to participate in a city-wide summit on July 21 at 6:00 PM on Zoom. We're also invited to send them a picture. Find out more here.

  • Although the Bishop's Ranch is NOT having large group gatherings at this time, they are open to household groups that would like to stay for retreat and recreation. You can find out more about reserving a place here.

  • AA will hold a Big Book Meeting at 10am Saturday via Webex or phone (1-650-215-5226) with access code 142 421 659

  • NA will hold online meetings during this time. Visit the SFNA website for a list of meeting times.
One Last Thing...

For those who are looking for what we can do in our lives and in our communities to build an anti-racist world, consider attending The Call of This Moment workshop lead by Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Ph.D. on July 22nd and 23rd from 7-8:30 PM EST (that's 4pm for us out here). Tickets are available here !
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