Bare Bones eTidings, Sept 21, 2017

ABOVE, a typically placid scene on Prince Edward Island, Canada, from this past August.  Photo taken by the rector.  Would you like to share other vacation photos?  Send them in and we'll publish them.


What's happening?

  • We're still taking donations for Episcopal Relief and Development, hurricane relief.  We've already sent $1600+ to Houston for Harvey relief.  Any more moneys will go to ER-D directly.  Thanks for your generosity.
  • Food Pantry Sunday is this weekend!  Thanks for bringing in groceries for Redding's Food Pantry & thanks to Meredith and our kids for loading them in the car.
  • The Blessing of the Animals in Honor of St. Francis will take place on the church lawn NEXT Sunday, Oct 1 at 4 pm.  All are welcome, parishioners or not.  Please spread the word...
  • Care Packages for High School Grads--ingredients due in Sunday, Oct 1.
  • Touring the Bible with Rob Bell--our next Adult Ed session is this Sunday at 9.  Read the book of Jonah in the Bible and pages 97-106 in Bell's book, What Is the Bible?  See you Sunday at 9!
  • Men's Group meets Tuesday, Oct 10 at 7:30.  It's for you, fellas. 
  • Southwest Region Convocation on Saturday, Oct 21.  This is the descendant of the old Deanery system.  Here is the invitation from Carlos de la Torre, our Region Missionary:   We hope you'll join us for the 2017 Region Convocation on October 21 from 10 am till 3 pm.  The meeting will be at St. Timothy's Church in northern Fairfield. The rector will be attending this event.  How about you?
  • Ladies' Night Out for the fall will be on Tuesday, October 24.  Watch this space for more details...and thanks to Carol Keil for organizing it.

    Important Dates to Mark:
    Sept 24                       Food Pantry Sunday
    Oct 1, 2 pm                 Holy Eucharist at Meadow Ridge
    Oct 1, 4 pm                 Blessing of the Animals, on the lawn
    Oct 8, 7 pm                 Compline
    Oct 9, 7 pm                 Vestry
    Oct 14, 8:30 am          Fall Spruce Up Day
    Oct 15, 8 and 10 am   Bishop Ian Douglas visits, celebrates and  preaches, blesses our Memorial Garden, and visits over lunch with the Vestry
    Oct 21, 10 till 1            Southwest Region Convocation, St. Timothy's, Fairfield
    Oct 22, 6 to 8 pm        Leaders' Reception and Chili Supper
    Oct 24                         Ladies' Night Out--details to follow
    Oct 27, 6:30 pm          Twilight Tour of our Graveyard; Reception afterward put on by the Library.  
    Register to attend through the Mark Twain Library.
    Oct 29                         Creativity Sunday
    Oct 29, 7 pm                Jazz Vespers, featuring works by Redding writers.
    Nov 4, morning            St. Francis Guild winterizes garden beds
    Nov 4, 3 pm                  Colonial religion in the churches--First Church
    Nov 5                           Celebration Sunday & Brunch for the parish
    Nov 5, 2 pm                 Holy Eucharist at Meadow Ridge