ST. ALBAN’S Episcopal Church
Summer Choir begins on Sunday, June 11. This is a great opportunity to lift your voice in song in an informal, low-stress environment. Each summer Sunday we will meet at 8:15 a.m. in the church to learn an easy anthem and sing it that day at the 9:00 a.m. service. There is no weeknight rehearsal, no robing or pro- cession, no long-term commitment. You can come for one Sunday or for the whole summer. A friendly core group of choir regulars will be there to show you the ropes. Warmup time for the July 2 Independence Celebration will be 8:00 a.m., fifteen minutes earlier than usual. Regular choir will continue to robe and process through June 4. Wednesday evening rehearsals have ended for the season.
NAMI Family & Friends Support Group
Family members and friends of those affected by mental illness are cordially invited to attend this National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support Group. It is held in the Library on the first Wednesday of every month between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. Experienced group leaders guide discussions about challenges facing those whose loved one has a mental disorder, and all are welcome. For more information, contact Sharon Nielsen Caldwell at email@example.com.
Stephen Ministry Videos
We now have five sets of DVDs that feature various clergy, Stephen leaders, Stephen ministers, and care receivers talking about their experiences in this ministry. These DVDs were produced by Stephen Ministries in St. Louis and do not include any persons living in Tucson. Three of the sets are in the church office, in the distribution area in the cabinet near the door (in the Stephen Ministry box). Parishioners can sign out a set by writing their names and date on the card provided. If you cannot get to the church, or if all of the sets are signed out, please contact George and Marlene Hall, who will get a set to you.
Children, Youth & Family news
Vacation Bible School
During the month of June we will be hosting Vacation Bible School instead of the usual Sunday School for our youngsters. For four weeks we will explore the town of Nazareth! We will hear from Mary, do some ancient crafts and games, as well as learn about where Jesus grew up! Any child who will be in the 6th grade or younger is welcome to come. This is a great opportunity to bring a grandchild, cousin, or friend! Remember that VBS and our summer Sunday worship services will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Family Camp: Unplug & Reconnect, July 6-9
Family Camp at Chapel Rock is an opportunity to use your family vacation time to unplug from the busyness of daily life and reconnect with your children and with the God who made you a family. It is challenging in this over-programmed, screen-filled culture to take the time out to be present to the people in our families, to really listen so that unexpected conversations about God have space to happen. Chapel Rock is a place where screens are put away and there is space and time to listen to God and to each other. We will experience prayer, music, free time exploring the beauty of Prescott, and old-fashioned camp fun like arts and crafts, a campfire, the ropes course, and games. Invest in your family, and come join us! For more information or to register, visit Chapel Rock’s website: www.chapelrock.net/camps.htm (scroll down to Family Camp sec- tion), or contact Jana Sundin, Canon for Children’s Ministries, at (602) 254-0976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School (2016-2017) at 10:00 am
Off for the summer, resumes in August.