Parish Picnic, Sunday, Oct. 1

Don't miss our annual barbecue on the grounds, Sunday, Oct. 1, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy Clyde Cooper's Barbecue with all the fixin's, for the whole family. 

• $12 a plate for adults
• $6 a plate for children ages 5-11
• Free for children under 5
• $30 maximum for a family (up to 5 family members) 

Fun for the family! Reservation forms at the front desk.

It's Not Too Late! Sign Up for the 2018 Parish Directory

Be part of St. Michael's permanent history by signing your family up for a parish photo. We've been publishing directories for close to 70 years, and we want your family to be part of this fall's project. Mark your calendars for Sept. 18-20 and Oct. 4-7, when representatives from Carico Productions will be on site taking pictures of every family. 

Online signup is here.

No purchase is necessary. Every family photographed will receive a free directory. 

Introducing: Archangel

This month, we launched a new periodical called Archangel. It's filled with features and photography that tell the story of St. Michael's in a new way. Enjoy!

September Outreach: Neighbor To Neighbor

**Incentive items for students earning 100 points per 1 hour of mentoring and 60 points for homework:  (Students can spend their points immediately at the end of their session or they can bank them and save to purchase the more expensive items.  In this we hope to teach deferred gratification!)  

Items to encourage saving for the Incentive Store:

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  • Skateboards 
  • Basketballs
  • Footballs (Regular and Nerf)
  • Soccer balls
  • African-American or Hispanic Barbie Dolls
  • Nail Polish
  • Gift Certificates to McDonald’s, Burger King, Bojangles, KFC, Subway, etc.
  • Board Games (Taboo, Sorry!, Pictionary, etc.)
  • Card Games (UNO) or regular decks of cards
  • LEGOS
  • Hot Wheels Sets
  • Small arts and crafts kits
  • Magic Sets
  • Walmart Gift Certificates ($10 & $20 increments)
  • Target Gift Certificates ($10 and $20)
  • College jerseys, t-shirts, jackets, hoodies (NCSU, UNC, Duke, Shaw etc.)
  • Lip gloss
  • Headphones, earbuds
  • Insulated Water Bottles (Not glass - kids take these with them to school)
  • Drawstring Sportpacks or Drawstring Bags
  • Remote Control cars/trucks
  • For Teenagers 
    • "Snap back" NBA team hats
    • NFL team Logo hats
    • Phone chargers with USB port
    • Flash drives
    • Calf high socks in different colors and designs 

Other NEEDS:

• Sports equipment for outside (30 basketballs,  6 footballs, 6 soccer balls, 60 baseballs (for out baseball team), 20 jump ropes (hard plastic loose on rope kind), hula hoops, ping pong balls, foo’s balls, frisbe etc. 

• Need 5 Laptops for Student testing, Homework, and Lesson Plan building: Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory (new), 500GB-1TB Hard drive (don’t need more than 500GB. Should cost between $400-500

• Need 5 iPads for Homework, Lessons (Khan Academy, IXL)

• Apple - iPad 9.7 inch (Latest Model) with WiFi - 32GB . Should cost around $330

Visit n2noutreach.org to learn more.

Finding God in the Ordinary: Small Groups for Fall

 

About the Program:

The aim of the program is to introduce Contemplative and Christian Spirituality and to explore together what helps us respond to God in ordinary life. In a series 90 minute sessions we will build friendships as we explore Christian spirituality using the book Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson. In each gathering we will discuss a chapter from Thompson’s book and practice attentive listening and response to scripture. We will also experience silence and contemplation as uniquely powerful ways of being open to God. 

Participants will be asked to commit to regular attendance, modest reading, and to follow a light but consistent, daily practice of prayer and reflection.

Contact: The Rev. Robert Fruehwirth

The Christian Faith Classes Begin Oct. 4

Please join us for classes!

The Christian Faith — For all new to the Episcopal Church, and for parents of children about to be baptized.

Three sessions
Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11 and 18.
6:15pm-7:30pm  
Required for all seeking membership who have not been confirmed or received in an Episcopal Church, and for parents seeking baptism for their children.

Contact: Lee Hayden  to register for both classes. Child care is provided with advance reservation. If you are undecided about membership, please come learn more about our parish and the Episcopal Church during your time of discernment.