We received Fourth of July congratulations from Gennadiy Kopytov, deacon of our sister Church of Redemption in Krasnoturinsk,Russia. Gennadiy passed on the greetings from all their members on the occasion of our National Holiday with many sincere expressions of his feeling for the meaning of American Independence to the world. We also receive Fourth of July greetings from the members of Lyra, the Russian Christian chorus who have performed twice for us at St Peters and who will perform again on Oct 14, 2017.
Stafford County Needs YOU to Volunteer! On July 26th Stafford County will conduct a full scale exercise of its ability to cope with the aftermath of a major disaster. Our own Disaster Reception Center is a main player. Success of the exercise depends on having enough volunteers to play the role of disaster survivors needing help. As his Eagle project Patrick Griffin from our Boy Scout Troop 850 is recruiting volunteer role-players of all ages. To participate you only need to be able to get on and off a school bus and get yourself to Shirley Heim Middle School by 8 AM on the 26th. Patrick has set up this link for signups: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4caba723a1fe3-ftx17 . See Rich Dunn with questions.
The Food Pantry is looking for a Spanish interpreter to help them on Monday mornings from 9am-11am. If you can help, please contact the church office.
There will be NO BIBLE CLASS on Tuesday, May 9th. Class will resume on May 16th.
Social Action Ministry will be packing brown bag lunches during Sunday School, April 30th, in the multipurpose room this weekend. Please come and help if you are able.
The Disaster Reception Center will conduct its Spring semi-annual training and practice exercise on Monday, April 3rd from 6-9 pm. Beginning at 5:30 pm, volunteers will be notified by phone to report to the church. We will have our training session in the sanctuary, then set up and break down the Center and conclude with a brief after action review. We will also discuss the County Full Scale Reception Center and Shelter Exercise planned for July 26th.
DON’T FORGET! DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS THIS WEEKEND. SPRING AHEAD ONE HOUR!
Kristy Stone will be teaching a composting class at the Rowser building on February 25th, 9-10 am. Stafford and Fredericksburg Residents who attend will be able to purchase a composting bin for $35. Contact Kristy Stone if you have questions or if you would like to attend the class.
Micah Ministries is holding a Remembrance ceremony for those in our community who were homeless and have passed away. If you want to attend the ceremony, it will be held in the Market Square in downtown Fredericksburg on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Pastor Paul will be doing the Benediction.