Click here to read the most recent addition to “A Year in Tanzania,” a blog about the Carpenter’s Kids.
Back to school! It seems early, but our outreach ministry is starting to organize a School Supply Shopping day for our pantry families. Last year, families came on an August Saturday and students chose the supplies they needed at no cost. It was a great success and much appreciated. Cass Morris is leading this effort and is looking for volunteers to help gather the supplies to fill the shop, organize the purchased supplies and work at the market on Saturday, August 8th. If you can help for an afternoon or an hour this summer, contact Cass.
St. Paul’s Ivy Annual Family Weekend at Shrine Mont June 19-21, 2015
Rates (includes lodging and all meals) Single Adult $160.00 ++ Couple $320.00 ++ Family $420.00
Scholarship Assistance Available
Submit completed registration form along with a check in the appropriate amount (shown above) made out to St. Paul’s Ivy to the church office (PO Box 37, Ivy, VA 22945) by May 31. Please note “Shrine Mont” in the memo area.
If you feel you cannot pay the full fee, please plan to come anyway and pay what you can.
Bring your own snacks and refreshments for yourself and your family for the weekend – anything you will want to consume other than the provided meals.
Because it is our desire to make this retreat affordable for all, the designated fees are not sufficient to cover all of the costs associated with the retreat. Any additional contribution you are able to add to your check is greatly appreciated.
On Saturday, May 23, we are inviting all Acolytes, SPIMS, SPISHERS, and their friends to join us for a day of fun at Busch Gardens. If your youth are interested in going, please email our youth minister, Jordan Casson. Details concerning the cost of the trip and departure times will be provided soon.
United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering: 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. Please donate to UTO on May 24th. Your gift can be mailed to the church office or placed in the Sunday collection plate. Please make your check out to St. Paul’s Ivy with “UTO” written in memo line.
Try our printable weekly calendar! Updated every Friday, this colorful refrigerator-friendly sheet lists all church events for the coming week but has plenty of room for dentist appointments, soccer games and teacher meetings. Click here to download the .pdf. This calendar will also be available via the CALENDAR webpage. Comments welcome!
Children ages 4-9 are invited to participate in this year’s action packed four days of Bible stories, crafts, music, play and friendship.It promises to be SUPER fun! To register, click here.
Confirmation will be held October 4th this year. Confirmation is the sacrament in which an adult or teenager affirms the promises made for him/her at his/her baptism. If you were confirmed in another tradition, the service of Confirmation is also when you can be officially received into the Episcopal Church. If you have already been confirmed, but would like to re-affirm your vows, you can do so. Confirmation class will begin August 30th. We are currently discerning what time of day might be best for our class. If you have any input in this, please contact the Rev. Sarah.
Thinking about hosting Coffee Hour following the 10:30 service? It’s a great way to meet people and so easy to sign up! Simply click here or look under Fellowship to find the Sign-Up Genius showing all available dates. We are always looking for additional hosts and appreciate your willingness to help out!
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
In partnership with The Haven, PACEM and other homeless service providers, TJACH will use these city-funded rental subsidies to house an additional 31 of Charlottesville’s most vulnerable homeless individuals.
WHAT DO WE NEED?
We recognize that providing rapid, low-barrier housing lays the groundwork for the stability that the homeless so desperately need. However, a place to live is only the first step. We need the basic amenities that will help ensure that the newly-housed are successful.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Donate household goods or gently-used furniture to help make our clients feel more at home in their new place! We created a gift registry at Bed, Bath & Beyond to make purchasing and shipping easy. Service providers and volunteers will use these donations to create and distribute move-in kits. For details, visit The Haven’s GIVE THINGS page.
One of the most moving presentations at the 220th Diocesan Council meeting came from the Prisons Ministries team; they informed us that jails and prisons in Virginia do not provide sufficient toiletries for all inmates and asked all the delegates to bring their hotel toiletries down to the convention room. In order to aid the Prison Ministries Team we will collect toiletries year round and send them to the team periodically. Whether you travel one night a week on business, or you have been putting hotel soap and shampoo in the back of that drawer for the last ten years: we have the option to use them to restore basic human dignity to those in the Commonwealth whom we must deprive of liberty.