Those little UTO blue boxes are about gratitude, a
reminder to us to give thanks. The diocese of
Spokane wants to know what you are thankful for.
If you have a “Snapshot of Gratitude” that you would like to share (150 words or less), please send your story to Kate Mietus, UTO Diocesan Coordinator at email@example.com or call her at 509-481-3952.
Read some “Snapshots of Gratitude” on the Diocesan website at http://www.spokanediocese.org/Get%20Involved/united-thank-offering.html
United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. Soon you will see boxes or envelopes showing up at the front of the church. If you would like to participate in the UTO please take one home. Bring back your offering October 15th and your Diocesan Convention Representatives will present the offering when they attend the convention, in the name of Resurrection.
Would you like to host a coffee hour, but aren’t sure how complicated it is? Good news…..It’s simple! Coffee Hour hosts have a variety of options. 1. Bring in some (peanut free) goodies and leave them in the fridge for others to use for coffee hour. 2. Bring in goodies and help make coffee and setup and cleanup. You don’t even have to sign up just bring a little something (nut free) any Sunday and it doesn’t have to be big or fancy. The most important thing is to have goodies to feed those hungry Episcopalians after worship. So what are you waiting for “Feed an Episcopalian”
The women who worked on the Sunday Market last fall have voted to allocate their $2100. $300 will be used to seal the cracks in the parking lot pavement, $1800 to begin the fund to paint the exterior of the church building. In addition, possibly some money for the AED fund drive.
The rationale was much the same as most families use to set up their personal household budgets – pay for maintenance before you buy something from a “wish list”.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to the AED training on Sunday. It is exciting to know so many people are now trained at our church. A special thank you again to Carol Allen and Linda Bordwell (and all who donated to the cost) for helping to bring this life saving device to Resurrection!!
This Christmas the church has been gifted by an anonymous donor who has agreed to fund the project of making our church internet accessible. Many, many thanks generous donor! This should, among other things, make our facility more capable of serving other groups and functions during the week.
Congratulations and welcome to our newest Vestry members…
Martha Sherwin – Senior Warden Roger Barenz – Jr Warden Scott Oakshott – Education Chuck Schmitz – Finance Beverley Franklin – Community Life Pat Munts – Worship
In an effort to be more efficient, the Altar Guild will start arranging the flower bouquets behind the altar. Sign-ups for altar flowers will still be handled by Carmen Jackson, while a crew of eight women have volunteered to obtain the flowers and create the arrangements. The estimated costs of these arrangements will be about forty dollars for two arrangements or twenty dollars for one arrangement. In addition, you can sign up to have altar candles burning in memory of a loved one, a birthday, or an anniversary, at ten dollars.
We will not have flowers on the altar during Advent, as only greens will be used as part of the “greening of the church”. Poinsettias will, of course, be used for Christmas. Candles… Continue reading