The Weekly News - June 6, 2018


  • Strawberry Fest This Saturday!
  • Summer Choir
  • Summer Lunch Program
  • Search Committee Update
  • Office News
  • Dates for Your Calendar

St. Christopher's 13th Annual Strawberry Fest
Saturday, June 9, 12 Noon to 8:00 p.m.
1 North Rangeline Road
in the Carmel Arts & Design District
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to staff our event. Now let us all pray for good weather and a great turnout! Share the fun. Invite your neighbors and friends. The Strawberry Fest is a great way to introduce them to St. Christopher's.

Tickets, $5 per serving, will be available at the event on Saturday.

If you need to check the Volunteer roster for your shift, click on the Strawberry Fest Volunteers button below. If you need to download the shortcake recipe, use the shortcake button.
Summer Lunch Program

We are under way! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help or supply food as we work to provide the breakfasts and lunches for 48 children between now and the beginning of school in mid-August.

We acknowledge with gratitude The Wild Egg Restaurant for their very generous donation of 15 dozen eggs each week for the Carmel Summer Lunch Program at St. Christopher's. Please thank them for their support the next time you stop in. God is good. He does meet all our needs! (See related note in the ways to help below.)

Not yet involved and want to help?

  • Put your name on the REMIND text list to receive notice of immediate needs on an occasional basis or to help on Sundays: text @gd3849c to number 81010. 
  • Look for a list of requested food items posted on the door just outside the kitchen, then use it as a guide to purchase items when you shop for your household.
  • Order non-perishable food items online and have them shipped directly to the church, 1402 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032.
  • Donate money to purchase food. A gift of $25 will feed one child for one week. A gift of $275 will feed a child for the entire summer.
  • Save your egg cartons and put them in the baskets under the round table in the narthex.
  • Download the "Ways to Help" document for a list of suggested food items and instructions.
St. Christopher's Summer Choir

Every Sunday during the month of June, Summer Choir meets at 9:15 a.m. in the choir area of the sanctuary to rehearse an easy-to-learn anthem to sing during the offering. This is a great time to sing in a relaxed setting. Persons of all ages and abilities are invited. Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, and grandchildren. All are welcome! Come once, twice, or each Sunday. No long-term commitment is required.

Contact Robert Richter for further information:
Search Committee Update

We have begun providing the rector search materials to the Diocese of Indianapolis for final review. This is the last step before posting the invitation to apply and receiving resumes. Our search materials and invitation to apply will be advertised through a number of networks developed by the Episcopal Church. They will reach thousands of potential candidates across the nation. Once we officially post, the information will be available on our website for everyone to see.

Now would be the perfect time, if you have not already done so, to include the Search Committee and finding our new rector in your daily prayers!

As we seek a new rector, open our hearts in this congregation to support and care for each other. Direct and guide the work of the search committee that their efforts may be pleasing to you, O Lord. Prepare the heart of the priest who will answer the call to lead us.

If you have questions, please direct them to our committee chair, Drew Bender:
Church Office News You Can Use

Between now and Labor Day, the church office will observe summer hours. The office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Fridays, the office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

We are upgrading our congregation management system (aka "the database"). You will not be able to access your profile until further notice. If you have questions, please contact Cindy Short:
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. 

June 10, 11:30 a.m. | Anti-Racism Team meeting
June 27, 11:30 a.m. | Young at Heart Luncheon
July 16 - 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Vacation Bible School

Church summer office hours from June 1 to August 31
Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
The deadline for announcements, news, and articles for  The Weekly News  is Monday Noon each week. Email announcements to the church office at with a copy to