HELLO PARISHIONERS! Remember the first of our 3-part series on waste and consumption this Sunday. This series is supposed to be practical, full of ways we can actually make a difference in our homes, our church, our places of work. So come with questions and an open mind! Also for Sunday, we need a couple readers to fill in (see below), as well as coffee hour hosts. You can sign up for coffee hour on the link below, and it can be SIMPLE. Just a box of cookies is great - truly. Thanks, all. Enjoy a lovely weekend and see you Sunday! - Astrid
FALL SERIES "WASTE NOT" BEGINS THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 18 This fall, we will be discussing and learning about ways we can reduce our consumption - energy, food, at home and at church. Our first class will be on October 18, 11 am - noon, with a speaker from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to talk to us about the work we've been doing with them at St. Nick's, as well as about ways we can tackle energy waste in our homes. In November, someone from ZeroToGo in Beacon will be speaking with us about her organization's work to eliminate all food and paper/plastic waste, and in December, Mother Storm and the wardens will lead a discussion about the pope's recent encyclical on the environment and also the Anglican Communion's statements on this subject. Join us!
NEW!! THURSDAY LUNCHTIME BIBLE STUDY ON SUNDAY'S READINGS Drop in when you can at noon on Thursdays, starting next Thursday October 22, for a short service of noonday prayer followed by 45 minutes of Bible study and discussion on the texts for the coming Sunday! This is a totally casual, no pressure, come-as-you-can sort of thing. Hope to see you there!
CHOIR REHEARSALS BEGIN OCTOBER 25 - NEW MEMBERS WELCOME It's that time! Our choir will soon begin preparing for the Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve services. Rehearsals take place after church on Sundays, starting October 25. Interested in joining this season? Everyone is welcome! Talk to Dan after the service or email him at email@example.com.
FALL BOOK GROUP - "THE SIXTH EXTINCTION" ON WEDS OCTOBER 28 Our fall book group meets Weds October 28, and we'll be reading Pulitzer Prize winning The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (info at link). This goes with our "Waste Not" series, above. Books will be available at the church this Sunday, and you can buy them there for $12 each. Listen for more at Sunday's announcements. Join us!
FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP OF ST. NICK'S October is the month when we give thanks for another wonderful year and begin planning for the next year's budget. Please begin to think and pray about what you would like to pledge to our parish for the coming year, and listen during announcements starting October 11 for more.
STEWARDSHIP "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" HERE New to St. Nick's or just need a reminder of the hows and whys of giving to St. Nick's? Click here to have all your questions answered! These will also be available in the back of the church starting this Sunday, October 11 and through the rest of the month.
ALL SAINTS LIST OF DECEASED Include your loved one's name on the list of the deceased, to be read aloud at our All Saints' service November 1. You can send the names to Dana, the administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, OR you can write them on the clipboard in the narthex of the church.ST. NICK'S PICTORIAL DIRECTORY!!! We are currently preparing for the 2016 edition. Please make any edits you may have to your information HERE.
CHILI FEST & CRAFT FAIR - SAVE THE DATE & ITEMS NEEDED This year's craft fair, chili fest and rummage sale will be on Saturday November 21. If you're cleaning out and have things you'd like to sell, please set them aside and bring them to church the week of November 15. Also, if you have paper grocery bags you don't need, please bring them to the church any time between now and November 21. You can leave them downstairs in the kitchen.
NEW! MID-HUDSON YOUTH GROUP "CONNECT" FOR AGES 14-18 The group met for the first time on Sept 27 and had a very successful gathering. Click here to read a summary of that meeting, along with information about upcoming events, from the Rev. Megan Sanders, one of its coordinators. Let's get some involvement from St. Nick's! Contact Mo. Storm with questions.
SUNDAY SCHOOL Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join the Sunday school group downstairs for the first half of the 10 am service. Older kids who would like to help can also attend. The kids are currently doing an eight-week unit on the creation story in Genesis with an emphasis on stewardship of God's earth.
COFFEE HOURS - SIGN UP ANY TIME RIGHT HERE It can be simple: donuts, carrot sticks, crackers and cheese - whatever you can pick up at the store. The coffee is already made for you by the altar guild. Click on the link above for instructions and ideas, and to sign up. Thank you!
THE ROTA through the end of November is HERE. If you'd ever like to be added as a reader or server, contact Dana or Mother Storm.
WHO'S ON SUNDAY
Reader - Needed
Server - Mark Liebermann
First Reader - Grace or Maria Wainwright
Second Reader - Fred Jackson
Servers - Needed
Altar - Liz Pavelka
Counters - Justin Johnson & Janine Gauzza
Sunday School - Jack, Jennifer K., and George
Coffee Hour - Needed