Next Week’s News: January 31 – February 6

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Sunday Forum: Common Prayer / Daily Prayer

Join us in the Sunday Forum (Sundays @ 9:30 AM beginning January 31) as we explore using our Book of Common Prayer for personal daily prayer and devotions over the next several Sundays. This is a perfect introduction to some of the practices you might consider taking on during Lent.

We will begin with BCP 101 and focus on how it is designed to enrich our personal prayer lives. Week 2 will include an “instructed Morning Prayer” that walks us through this very Anglican/Episcopal service. Finally, we will look at other resources from the Episcopal Church and beyond that have been created to enhance our prayers. If you’re an old pro, but are interested in daily prayer, or if you’ve ever wondered about the BCP: “How do you work this thing?” this class is for you!

Stations of the Cross

The meeting scheduled for Sunday, January 31 at 12:15 PM, to craft local historical weavings into the Stations of the Cross for use on Good Friday, has been postponed.

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Parishioner Emilie Cook is leading meditation in the nave on Tuesday evenings. Join us February 3 at 7:15 PM for a space of self reflection and serenity. All are welcome, no pre-registration required. Please use front entrance.

Habitat Build Continues

The next Grace build day is Saturday, February 6 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Sign up in the greeting area or call the church office. If the weather forecast holds it promises to be a perfect work day. As you may know, Habitat for Humanity in Hall County is building an entire subdivision and the area churches are banding together to get the first sites off and running. This is our day to build alongside Prince of Peace Catholic Church, so come out and let’s build something together. There are only 3 spots left (as of this writing), so act quickly.

Foyers

Foyer groups are a collection of small groups of adults who get together in one another’s homes for dinner. This a great opportunity for fellowship and we encourage newcomers to sign up! If you are interested in joining, please sign up at the information table or online no later than Sunday, February 7.

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Pancake Supper

You are invited to our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 9 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Come help us clean out the pantry as we serve you in style! This year, we are hoping to welcome friends from First Baptist (yes, we’ll feed them, too!) who are tasting a bit of our liturgical life. Bring your appetite and your mardi-gras beads.

This is a fund raiser for our Journey program. The youth will cook and serve a full “breakfast for dinner” meal – pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, grits, coffee, and orange juice – with the help of their leaders and parents. All tips received by the youth will go towards their travel opportunities. Cost is: free for children up to 5th grade, $5 for youth (6th – 12th grade) and $10 for adults.

Please make a reservation by Sunday, February 7. A sign up sheet is located on the information table or make a reservation online.¬† No nursery available during the Pancake Supper-the whole family is invited to come ‘feast’ before the ‘fast’ of Lent begins.

Family Promise

We will host Family Promise guests from February 14-21. Please visit the volunteer board in the greeting area to see ways you can help with this important outreach effort.

2016 EMW Lecture

Tickets are still available for this year’s annual EMW Religion for the 21st Century lecture. Featured speaker Peter Rollins is a provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller, and public speaker from Ireland who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion. Rollins’ lecture is February 19 and 20 at the Brenau Downtown Center. Tickets are available in the parish office and cost $65. details

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