PARISH NOTES: Week Of June 16, 2019
Sunday School Hiatus
Summer hiatus for Sunday School will be for six weeks, beginning June 23, through July 28. Classes will resume on August 4th.
A Message From Dianne Smith
The family of Clarence W. Smith, husband of Dianne Audrick Smith, wishes to sincerely thank all of the St. Augustine's Church family who offered prayers, cards, and thoughts at this time of loss. A reception to honor Clarence and share our memories with you will be held on Sunday, July 7th following the morning service. The entire parish is invited to attend, whether you knew Clarence or not. He enjoyed sharing and would want you all to be there. God's peace and blessings, ~ Dianne
Meditation and Bible Study this Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 to 8:00.
St. Augustine’s Free Lending Library 📚📚📚
We need donations of books. Any genre. Children, youth, or adult. Please speak to Phyllis or Susan if you have questions and bring the books to one of us to be stamped before they go on the rack.
Calling All Gardeners
To all those who love the beauty of the plants and flowers around the church, we need your help. Marilyn Wall, who has worked tirelessly to keep our garden pretty and refreshed, wishes to do other things. We are in need of new gardeners. If interested please see Fr. Thornell or Marilyn.
Save The Date – Women’s Retreat
Join us for the St. Augustine's Fall Women's Retreat -- October 19, 2019. A daylong spiritual retreat for all women of the parish. Details to follow. Hosted by ECW. Questions? Call: Sandy De Shields. 510-547-6528 or Susan Ginsky 510-710-8579 All women of the church are invited.
Food Pantry Support Items Of The Week
THIS WEEK AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S – JUNE 16, 2019
Stuff you should know
Urge Congress to Fund Gun Violence Research
Advocate for Congress to fund gun violence research. The Office of Government Relations, in partnership with Bishops United Against Gun Violence, is calling on Episcopalians to support this funding.
The House is expected to approve a funding bill that includes $50 million, to be divided between the Centers for Disease Control and National Institute for Health, for studies into all aspects of gun violence and prevention. The legislation faces hurdles as the Senate negotiates internally and then the two chambers negotiate with each other – your Senators need to hear that you want this funding defended!
Join us in calling on the Senate to provide funding to research gun violence!
Sharable Link: https://www.votervoice.net/EPISCOPAL/campaigns/66921/respond
Parishioners in the News:
Architect Dan Parolek has ideas for solving the Bay Area housing crisis. His vision and the work his design firm is doing can be found in an excellent feature article printed in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 6th. Here is the link to the article:
Anne Price, President of the Insight Center For Community Economic Development, recently joined MSNBC’s Ali Velshi to discuss why the racial wealth gap still exists, and why racial wealth disparity involves issues well beyond America’s education system. The video can be seen here:
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