The annual meeting will be held between the 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday, Feb. 1.
Forty Minutes, a between-the-services adult educational program, is taking a new look at the Old Testament. The featured lecturer for the series is Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. If you haven't really thought much about the Hebrew Scriptures since your days at Sunday School, you are in for a few surprises in this series.
These lectures are scholarly but presented in a way that is approachable; no academic rigors are expected of participants at Forty Minutes. All are welcome to join us in a quest to discover new insights into the scriptures that Jesus embraced. Sessions are from 9:40 to 10:30 a.m.
Billy Dean and Dawn will entertain us in concert on Thursday, Feb. 5. Tickets, at $20, are available between the Sunday services, at the Farmers' Market, at at the office on weekday mornings. See here
The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through next April. Join your neighbors for a fun outing in a dog-friendly (leashed, of course) block party, and support our farmers and bagel makers and book sellers, etc. etc. etc.
There's a pancake breakfast every first Saturday of the month at the Farmers' Market. Come join us. More about the market here.
Ned Bastow stands with displays of our children's shelter in the Dominican Republic, following his Jan. 25 address to the congregation kicking off the annual sponsorship drive. Ned and four others from the Naples Deanery recently met with the new priest in charge of the albergue.
Fr. Moises Quezada Mota replaced Fr. Hippolito Fernandez in 2014.
Packets of information about how to support the kids will be available again this Sunday during coffee hours.
For more on the albergue, see here.
Sabine Rivera may be only 7, but she can teach us a thing or two about the ministry of outreach. Here she is with Karen Eny, a donor at a recent parish dinner, showing some of the books that are for the children at a primary school in Immokalee. Her mom, Pam, and grandmother, Van Geoghegan, say the idea for raising money for underprivleged children was Sabine's own idea.
And that means the activities are ramped up. The Farmers' Market, Gift Shop, Unique Boutique, men's group, ECW, God's Gardeners, yoga and t'ai chi are in full swing. As to Sunday worship, we're back to three services. Everyone's busy getting ready for entertaining guests from the cold north. If you are wondering what to with your time, ask your neighbor at mass this Sunday. Perhaps he or she will invite you to participate in one of our many activities.