Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Announcements for Week Ending November 12th, 2006

Need your help! Food pantry stocks are very low. Please help stock the food pantry by bringing non-perishable foods. The following items are especially needed: canned vegetables, tuna, beans, soup, cereal, canned spaghetti, peanut butter, boxes of macaroni and cheese, and canned fruit. Please bring your donated food to the office or place in the box at the back of the Church.

The next Altar Guild meeting will take place Saturday, December 9th following the 8:30 AM Mass.

Sign-ups for the new pictorial directory started this past weekend after the 8 and 10 AM Masses. Won’t you take the time to schedule your photograph? The directory just will not be complete without you!! The photographs will arrive in time for giving that special Christmas gift to your friends and loved ones!

(Photos to follow soon!)

Social Concerns Committee meets Sunday, November 12th, after the 10 AM Mass, in the Library for important holiday planning, Diocesan convention updates, etc. Please join us! Everyone is welcome.

The Barnabas Group of encouragement for those who have experienced a loss at sometime meets monthly. Next meeting November 13,11:30 am, at the City Grill restaurant located at 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road. Please call Peggy Speese for reservations at least three days prior to the meeting.

La Casita Counseling Center, a Samaritan Counseling Center, is offering a series of discussions at 7:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at St. Michael’s in the Art Room. The topic for this Tuesday, November 7th is “Long Term Illness and Care-giving.” John Chabin, M,A, M.Div., a La Casita Councelor will lead a discussion on Care-giving and related issues. For further information call John Chabin.

“Getting Ready To Go: exploring end-of-life tasks” is a community educational offering that is open to all. This workshop will be offered here at St. Michael’s on Saturday, November 18th from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. There will be morning panel discussions featuring speakers addressing many issues including medical and legal issues, family communication and many more. The afternoon will provide time for more involvement with round table discussions. Please call the Parish Office - 886-7292 and make your reservation for this very informative day that will take place in the Parish center.

Angel Food - it is not too late to order your Angel Food. There is an order blank enclosed in the bulletin and extra forms on the ushers table in the back of church! The candy making begins on Monday! Order your today! Share the goodness and sweetness of St. Michael and All Angels Church.

Shoe boxes are still being collected for Father Smith’s charity project. Please bring your shoe boxes and leave them in the back of church or simply drop them off at the Parish Office. (Extra Large shoe boxes are not able to be used)

Novel Theology - The next meeting will take place Thursday, November 30th at 7 pm at the home of Sally Creswell. The book is Ursula Hegi’s Stones from the River.

Stewardship Sunday is November 26, 2006.

From the Curate....
"Curious." 1. Eager to learn or know. 2. Strange.
Well, your Curate is both, and I would love to share questions, news and musings with anyone in the parish who might be interested in staying in better commnication with the office. The Curious Curate's Chatter has already started, but anyone who sends in an email will be added to the list. If you are already on the list and wish to be removed, just let me know that, too. - aemerson @ stmichael.net

Advent Bazaar
St. Michael’s Advent International Bazaar is Saturday, December 2nd, 5 – 8 PM and Sunday, December 3rd, 9 AM to 3 PM. It's “Holiday Shopping with a Conscience” and our gift to the community. The bazaar typically hosts 20 to 30 small groups and artists. If you can help in any way, please call coordinator, Ila Abernathy.

United Thank Offering (UTO) continues year round - every day. The mission of United Thank Offering is to invite people to offer daily thanks to God. The discipline starts at home by dropping coins into a special blue box container for each thanksgiving offered. The United Thank Offering envelope is included in this week’s bulletin. United Thank Offering Sunday is November 26th.

Mass for Church Unity continues every Friday at 12:10 PM with celebrant the Rev. Carey Womble. All are urged to attend as we pray for Church Unity.