|ST. ALBAN’S Episcopal Church | Tucson, Arizona||
Regular schedule returns August 5
The summer worship schedule has been a great success again this year. The church has felt comfortably full. Parishioners who normally worship at 8:00 and 10:00 have gotten acquainted at coffee hour and while sharing greetings at the peace. With the academic year about to begin for most of our families with school-age children, we will return to the regular schedule on Sunday, August 5: Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. The Summer Choir will rehearse at 9:00 a.m., and (starting August 12) the Adult Forum will meet at 9:10.
Join us for Invite Welcome Connect August 18!
Invite Welcome Connect has been developed in the Episcopal church as a ministry of evangelism and congregational empowerment. It has been implemented in 43 dioceses and at several seminaries and universities. You’re invited to find out more at a video presentation in the parish hall on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. A signup sheet is posted on the hall bulletin board. We hope that ushers, greeters, and Vestry members will be there, along with everyone interested in making the church a more inviting, welcoming, and connected place!
Reading With the Rector
Two “Reading with the Rector” groups are currently meeting. TheTuesday group meets at 1:00 p.m. and the Thursday group meets at 6:00 p.m. Both groups meet in the church library. Participants need to purchase their own books. The current book is The Meaning of Jesus by Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright.
The popular St. Alban’s Fellowship Dinner Groups will resume again this fall. This is a program in which parishioners who may not know each other very well meet for evenings of good food, good conversation, and fellowship. The concept is for groups of about eight people, roughly half from the 8:00 service and half from the 10:00 service, to meet in a pre-arranged member’s home for a potluck supper. The dinners continue each month through next spring or for as long as the group wants to meet. Each participant or couple brings a food item to the dinners. The group decides its own schedule, where the dinners will be held, and who will bring specific food items. All arrangements should be flexible to fit everyone’s hours and living arrangements. The dinners will start in November or December and continue through the spring. Please consider this opportunity to meet new people from “your” or the “other” service and have a friendly and spirited evening as well. A signup sheet is now on the bulletin board, and we request you sign up by Sunday, November 5. We’ll arrange the groups to maximize diversity and then will notify each member of the participants in their assigned group. We’ll ask one person or couple to coordinate at least the first dinner.
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.
Children, Youth & Family news
Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.
'Sparks' Youth Group
'Sparks' is on hiatus for the summer, but a few activities are in the works for June and July. Check back for more!
Service hour opportunities
If you are a teenager in need of service hours for school, the NHS, or other extra-curricular activities, we are happy to say there are several opportunities. Contact the office if you are interested for more information.