Goats, Kalamatas and Greetings: Carpenter’s Kids Blogpost

Nzali 2010 104Click here to read the most recent addition to “A Year in Tanzania,” a blog about the Carpenter’s Kids.

Outreach Back to School Project!

backpacks 12Back 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.

Register Here for Shrine Mont!

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  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.

If you have any questions about this registration or the retreat, contact Meg Janucik or Peggy Williams.

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.

Register online by filling out the form HERE and clicking REGISTER, or click here to download a registration form, fill it out and drop off at the church office.

Parish Picnic Coming May 31

picnic 06Spring Picnic

Sunday, May 31, 2015
following the 10:30 a.m. service

Casual Attire

Last Name A-H please bring a dessert to serve 8-12

Last Name I – Z please bring a side dish to serve 8-12

Youth Trip to Busch Gardens

b24ecb0d6ba7f640bb94f937cf038661On 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 on May 24

uto logoUnited 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.

Printable Church Calendar: May 17 – May 23, 2015

spi calendarTry 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!

Vacation Bible School is Coming!

vbsJesus is my Super Hero
VBS June 22- 25, 2015
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

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.

Carpenter’s Kids Newsletter

ck 01Click here to read our May Carpenter’s Kids Newsletter!

Confirmation October 4

DSCN1833Confirmation 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.

Coffee Hour Needs You!

coffee 01Thinking 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!

The Vine: Spring 2015

DSCN1835Click here to download our most recent edition of The Vine.

Sponsor a Carpenter’s Kid!

GreetingsHave you been considering a pledge to sponsor a CK primary school student for one year or more?  Have you done so in the past, but are unsure of when you should renew your pledge? Please see this flyer for information and click here for a pledge card.

Spring for Housing – An Opportunity to Help PACEM Guests

Earlier this year, the City of Charlottesville awarded funding to Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless (TJACH) to house the homeless!

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.

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.

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.

Prison Ministry

westinheavenlytoiletriesOne 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.