Mid-Hudson Vestry School
October 14 & 21, 2pm-5pm
St. John's Church
207 Albany Ave, Kingston
A program for Vestry, Wardens and Advisory Boards
A specially designed two-part workshop for the leadership of the Mid-Hudson Regions congregations, taking place on two consecutive Sunday afternoons.
Topics will include:
Diocesan Structure, Budget & Financing
Human Resources & Finance Best Practices
Review of Canon Law & applicable NYS law governing religions corporations
Presenters will include:
Esslie Hughes, Chief of Finance & Operations
The Rev. Cannon John Perris, Canon to the Ordinary
The Rev. Canon Jeanne Person, Canon for Pastoral Care
Chontel Simmons, Director of Human Recourses
The Rev. Canon Deborah Tammearu, Canon for Transition Ministry
Cost: $25 per person. Open to all Vestry members & clergy of the Mid-Hudson Region. Space is limited, so sign up now!
Executive Assistant for the Mid-Hudson Region
P A R I S H N E W S
OCTOBER IS CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP MONTH
Our Food Pantry needs your help. We are once again asking our parishioners to bring food to church every Sunday, and we're going to try something new. Each month we will ask for donations of a particular nutritious food that we offer to our clients. Chicken noodle soup is one of the most requested foods we offer. So each Sunday in October, please bring a can or two or three of chicken noodle soup.
November will be tuna fish month, and in December we'll collect donations of canned beef stew.
Please don't forget to bring chicken noodle soup next Sunday and for the next three Sundays after that. The basket will be back in the narthex and will be brought to the altar for blessing.
Historic Graveyard Tour Tickets Available For Sale
Parish Aid is organizing a group to go see the famous graveyard tour at St. James' Episcopal Church in Hyde Park. This year the tour will feature historical characters commemorating the centennial of the end of World War II, including Ogden Livingston Mills, who will start off the tour in the church with a welcome and a few words about his wartime service.
Molly Jones has purchased a block of tickets and has 12 remaining. Tickets are $20, and the proceeds support St. James' Church. The date is Friday evening, October 19. The tour begins at 7:30pm and lasts for an hour. Participants who want to car pool can meet at 7:00pm in St. Paul's parking lot. Please see Molly if you have a question or want to purchase a ticket.
NEW DATE: Consecration Sunday is coming on November 11th.
The 10:00am Service will be the only service that day with a luncheon following. Mark your calendars and be sure to be there.
LATIN AMERICAN DINNER & CONCERT
Sundae Sunday Open House: SAVE THE DATE! October 28th from 2pm - 5pm. More information to follow - watch The Messenger to learn more.
: Sunday October 28th 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
WHAT IS IT?
Sundae Sunday is St. Paul opening its door to our neighbors in this community. We will have pizza and soft drinks, a scavenger hunt for kids in the church, crafts, church tours for adults and of course ice cream!
WHAT WE NEED:
We need helping hands!!! We need to people to greet our neighbors, "floaters" to help fill in where needed (in the Parish Hall, in the church, in the parlor)! We also need help in giving our visitors basic tours of our church building.
The event goes from 2:00 - 500 and you can help for all, or part, and we really want to put our best face forward!
HOW CAN YOU SIGN UP?
Sign up on the sign up sheets in the Narthex or at Coffee hour
Put your name, time available, phone and email in my mailbox (A4) in the parlor.
I hope you will help us show our neighborhood what makes St. Paul's a special place!
Pete Bedrossian, Formation Committee Chair
25 WEEK CLUB TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Be sure to get yours ASAP in order to get in all of the drawings.
Here's a reminder of how it works:
Tickets are $25.00 each. Drawings will be held every Sunday from July 1 - December 9. Prizes for those drawings are $10 and $20.
Recent winners have been: Bobbie Gordon, Peggie Bedrossian,, Kevin Kelly, Molly Jones, Will Tyler, Val Stelcen, Mary Martin, Barbara Marino. Be sure to get a ticket so you have a chance to be a lucky winner too.
The final drawing will be December 15 at a party that will include dinner and perhaps musical entertainment. Prizes awarded that day will be $10, $20 plus the big prizes of $500, $250, $150, $100 & $50.
You can win multiple times since your ticket is always returned to the pile so that it's there for the final drawing. All parishioners are asked to buy or sell at least 2 tickets.
Tickets to sell are available from Bobbie Gordon. Tickets for purchase are available from Vestry members and Debbie Pitcher, Deb Williams, Rose Marie Proctor, Charlie Benjamin, Cynthia Benjamin, Janet Quade and Bobbie Gordon.