The Vine: August 2014

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Benefit Concert Featuring Abbey Road September 7

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With A Little Help from Our Friends
Let’s Come Together to support our mission down The Long and Winding Road in Tanzania

A Benefit Concert supporting St. Paul’s Ivy mission work in Nzali, Tanzania

featuring Abbey Road performing Beatles favorites

Sunday, September 7, 2017
6-8 p.m.

Meriwether Springs Vineyard
1040 Owensville Road

$50 per person (you may bring your own picnic)
$75 per person (includes gourmet box supper)
Wine available for purchase.
No alcoholic beverages may be brought in.

Underwriting opportunities available

Please RSVP by September 2 to the Carpenter’s Kids. Space is limited! Reserve your spot now!

Babysitting is available at St. Paul’s – reservation required and donations encouraged.

View a video here about this year’s mission project!

Children’s Formation Is Expanding!

DSC_0305Our Godly Play classroom for 1st & 2nd graders has moved. We quickly outgrew our space in the second classroom with over 16 children enrolled, therefore we have moved the classroom to a larger space. The children will continue to receive an educational experience that creates a sacred space and encourages students to be themselves, learn to live in community, come closer to the mystery of God’s presence, and learn the Christian language. They will be challenged to wonder deeper into the stories, parables and liturgical actions. To better educate our families about Godly Play and attract more potential volunteer teachers, we are planning to attend a Godly Play workshop at St. Paul’s Memorial on October 18th. Mark your calendars and look for more details soon!

Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will continue to meet as a collective group in their classroom downstairs. We are introducing a Lectionary-based curriculum published by the Episcopal Church. The curriculum is designed to allow the students to explore Bible stories through thematic harmony with the Gospel of the day, in which readings from the Old Testament and the New Testament are chosen in relationship to the Gospel. On Kick-Off Sunday, the children will be charged with coming up with a new name for this age group!

 Robin, Laura and Courtney continue to love and care for the babies and toddlers in the Nursery. They’ve completed their summer cleaning and spruced up the toy collection. They will be renewing their CPR/AED and First Aid certification this fall.

 Teacher Installation, Sunday, September 7th (Kick-Off Sunday): All teachers who plan to teach in any of our formation programs will be given a special recognition for their service and ministry to the children of St. Paul’s Ivy.