The Weekly News for January 10, 2018
Greetings!

In this issue of The Weekly News:

  • Father Stephen's Class, "Jesus: God's Manifesto"
  • Friendship Bible Study
  • Wednesday Book Study
  • Featured Book from the Anti-racism Work Group
  • Love for Waycross Benefit
  • Evangelism Matters Conference
  • Important Dates for Your Calendar
"Jesus: God's Manifesto"

Come join us! This course for adults is based on the traditional Gospel stories of the Epiphany Season found in the hymn, “Songs of thankfulness and praise. . .” (Hymnal 1982, #135). Each of the four stanzas references a story about Jesus and how he was manifested and ends “God in man made manifest.” Each story is about how Jesus reveals who God is. Come discover the ways Jesus may be revealing God’s self to us now and what difference that makes in our lives. 

Join Father Stephen during the Season of Epiphany and discover how God may be tugging at you in a way you have been waiting for all your life.

Sundays through February 4, 9:00, Conference Room
Friendship Bible Study

This group, which meets in the Conference Room at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, will begin a its first study of the new year on Tuesday, January 9. The study book is "Advent of the Savior." You are welcome to join at any time. Registration is not required. If you would like more information, please contact Nancy Barney.
317-255-2699
Wednesday Book Study Fellowship 

Please join us for our new book for the new year starting Wednesday, January 10. We will be reading  He Still Moves Stones by one of our favorite authors, Max Lucado. Every page of this powerfully moving book reminds us what happens when obstacles prevent our seeing what God has done for us. He moves stones. This group meets for book study, fellowship, and prayer every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. following the Eucharist. 

If you have any questions or would like to order the book, please contact one of the following:
Deb Callahan | 317-844-2757 | debster48@aol.com
Claire Zmak | 317-844-2276 |  lvz2kuk@aol.com 
From the Anti-racism Work Group

Exploring issues of systemic racism is a difficult, multi-layered, and sometimes disorienting process. St. Christopher’s Anti-Racism Team is pleased to offer you some new resources in the library. Each week a new book will be featured in the Weekly News and all are available for check out.
This Week's Highlighted Library Book
Trouble the Water by Michael-Ray Mathews

“Trouble the Waters” by Michael-Ray Mathews
Trouble the Water is a resource for individuals and congregations endeavoring to take seriously the ever-increasing necessity of work toward racial justice while attending to the intersections of our identities and the intersecting nature of oppression, injustice, and violence. At a time in our country and in our world when expressions of interpersonal prejudice and structural racism are validated and even valorized, this is a resource addressing the pressing concerns of our current era. Deeply rooted in the Christian tradition and evidencing the flavors of peace-and-justice Baptists in particular, this book calls all of us to greater awareness and action in the ministry of racial justice.
(Description from the back cover of the book)
Dinner, Silent & Live Auction Fundraiser
Friday, February 2, 6:00 p.m.

Show your love for the Waycross Episcopal Camp & Conference Center at this second annual diocesan event. Tickets are $50 (gift certificates available too!) and include a meal prepared on-site by Chef Kyle Dahncke with appetizers, entree (vegetarian option available), dessert and drinks (alcoholic and non). This is an adults (21+) only event to be held at St. Paul’s, Indianapolis. Details, tickets, and gift certificates at www.love4waycross.org.
Evangelism Matters Conference

Do you get a little skittish the moment you hear the “E” word? Come to the Evangelism Matters Conference, March 15-17, 2018 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and learn how we can proclaim our faith in a way that is authentic to our Episcopal values. This is not a marketing workshop, but one in which we learn to talk about our faith with others.Participants will experience inspiring panels and talks, a keynote from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, memorable workshops and resources, and vibrant worship. More information is at www.evangelismmatters.org or talk with Mother Jenny. Scholarship money is available. Come go with us!

Please note there is a discounted registration through January 15! The last conference sold out three months in advance.
Important Dates for Your Calendar

The  Save the Date page  of St. Christopher's website is updated weekly. Check this resource for new information. You also may want to review the insert in the Sunday bulletin, as it provides the schedule for the coming week. 

January 15 | Church Office will be closed (Martin Luther King Day)
January 28, 11:30 a.m. | "Day of Discovery"
February 4, 11:30 a.m. | Parish Annual Meeting
February 11, 8:50 a.m & 11:20 a.m. | Shrove Pancake Breakfast
February 14, TBA | Ash Wednesday
February 18, 7:45 & 10:00 a.m. | Bishop Jennifer's Visit

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