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Christian Formation Resumes
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Team Trivia
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Meet at Dunwoody Tavern for fellowship and some friendly competition. The game begins at 8:00 pm and we gather beforehand to claim a spot and grab a bite or a drink.

Ministry Announcements Schedule

We will be taking a bit of time each Sunday during the services to share with you information about our ministries here at St. Patrick's. During this time, you may expect to learn about the purpose of the ministry, upcoming events, and how you can become involved. Below is the schedule of announcements:

January 6: Centering Prayer
January 13: Shine A Light
January 20: Pastoral Visits
January 27: Adult Formation

Annual Meeting and Call for Vestry Nominations
Vestry Elections will take place on Sunday, January 27, as part of our Annual Meeting. We will be electing four new vestry members for the 2019-2022 term, as well as a youth vestry member for a one-year term.
We are asking those who feel called to join our vibrant Vestry team to arrange a meeting with Fr. Dick or Senior Warden Alison Forbes prior to submitting a nomination form. We are also hosting "Vestry 101 Social" at Alison Forbes' house, on January 10, so that nominees may meet with current Vestry Members for a short presentation on the work of the Vestry and an opportunity to speak informally with Vestry and Clergy.
Nomination forms and qualification details are available at the volunteer desk in the church office or as a PDF here.  Nominees are required to be active, contributing, confirmed or received members of the Parish.
The deadline to submit a nomination form is  Sunday, January 13, at noon. Nomination forms must be accompanied by a photo of the nominee. Please email the photo and completed form to Cowen Harter at by the January 13 deadline.   

Candidates please note the following dates:

1/10:        Vestry 101 Social, 7-8:30 pm, Alison Forbes' home

1/27:        Annual Meeting, 9-12:30
      Vestry Meeting , 12:30 p.m.
 Staff/Vestry Dinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (all candidates are invited and encouraged to attend the     dinner, with a partner, if desired)

2/22-24:  Vestry Retreat, Ignatius House, Sandy Springs, Georgia

Send Off for Deacon Victoria Jarvis


Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist and Nativity Pageant


Safeguarding Training
Saturday, January 12, 2019

St. Patrick's will host Safeguarding training on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The training sessions are listed below:
9:00 am- 12:00 noon 
Safeguarding God's Children training

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Safeguarding God's People (adult boundaries and Elder Abuse Prevention) training
For registration information, click here or contact Cowen Harter at

CHILDREN - Contact Kelli Jones,,  
with questions.

YOUTH - C ontact Liz Beal Kidd, 
with questions.


Christian Formation resumes on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
 - Click here for registration form.

Children's classes run from 9:00-10:15am. 
  • Nursery - Room 6: Care for infants and children up to age four is provided on Sunday mornings in Room 6, 8:30am-noon, with the wonderful Marias.
  • Little Lambs - Room 6: Ages 3 and 4 begin in the Nursery, and then move next door to an adjoining room for a half hour of story, craft, and music, after which they return to the nursery for additional play time.
  • Agape - Room 4: Kindergarten through Fourth Graders meet and use the curriculum "Living the Good News" and building community.
  • Club 5/6 - Room 7: Fifth and Sixth graders meet and use the curriculum "Living the Good News," building community, and preparing to move into St. Pat's youth program the following year.  Teachers design fun "field trips" around the church as part of the lesson.
  • Music - 9:00-9:10am  Kindergarten through fourth grade in their Sunday School room
  • Music - 9:25-9:45am  Club 5/6 in the Youth Music Room (Room 10)
  YOUTH CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS - Click here for registration form.

Youth classes run from 9:00-10:15am.
  • The Rites of Passage Class (Rite 13: 6th-7th Grades) - Room 12: A major component of J2A is the way it is structured around Rites of Passage that mark the transition of young people from childhood to adulthood. 
  • J2A Class (8th-9th Grades) - Room 3: This class begins a two-year preparation for a Holy Pilgrimage. This sacred journey has the potential to transform not just the young pilgrims who travel, but also the congregation who has sent them forth. 
  • YEA (10th-12th Grades) - Room 14: The YEA class has learned to pray, to share their faith with each other and they have traveled to sacred places where others have found God. This last piece of the journey into adulthood seeks to actively equip and enable them to be a part of God's healing presence in the world. Confirmation is offered in this class.
  • Music8:45-9:00am  J2A and YEA in the Adult Choir Room
  • Music9:10-9:25am  Rite-13, playing the bells in the Youth Music Room (Room 10)

Adult classes run from 9:15-10:15am.
  • The Forum - Parlor: A book discussion group.
  • Scripture Study - Room 8: The Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. 
  • Art Community - Room 15: Doing Art Looking Up. 
  • Dreams - Library: Listening to God.

As of Sunday, December 16, 2018

Stewardship 2019

If you have not already done so, please complete and submit your pledge cards, as soon as you are able, so your Vestry Finance Committee may finalize our 2019 budget responsibly. You can find them in the pew racks or in the church office.