by Julie Vice

Hello Friends!!

It’s hard to believe that this is the second to last By George article I will be writing. This time has been such a blessing!!

However, before I say goodbye we have a couple fun opportunities together. First is coming up THIS SUNDAY 5/28 when we have ONE service at 10:00 am. This will be a CommUnity worship service.

I would like to explain CommUnity to you in case you are not familiar. CommUnity is more than a service with a funny spelled name. This is a worship experience which has been celebrated everyday Saturday evening at 6:00 pm at St. Mary’s for nearly 6 years. It is a service that recognizes that you (hence the “u” in the word) are important to the experience. The capitalization also recognizes that the word Unity is a huge part of worship; our unity with God and with one another is a huge part of our Anglican faith. CommUnity has been made completely mobile meaning with one plug in I am able to provide a complete worship experience complete with music and video. We have taken the service to several different venues including 5 churches other than our own and various outdoor locations. This service is highly supported by the Bishop and the Diocese as a whole. In fact, we were even invited to lead service at the Bishop’s Conference for over 150 people and had been invited to worship at Camp Noel Porter prior to its closing.

As you can tell, this is a passion of mine, to be able to take our faith and tradition (albeit, looking slightly different) into the world which so desperately needs Jesus’ love and reconciliation.

Please plan to come with an open heart and mind to worship with us on Sunday and I would love your feedback and suggestions following.

The other thing that I am working with several St George folks on is a CommUnity BBQ. This will be held on July 22nd midday. Please mark your calendar please we certainly hope to see you and have you help us to welcome and engage with the larger community. We will be inviting all those who use the property (AA groups, Community gardeners, landscapers, etc) and out neighbors around us. This is an opportunity to get to know each other and possibly to welcome to the church if they find themselves interested. This will only be as good as the amount of folks who engage it!! More details will follow but I wanted everyone to know it is in the works.

So, I think that’s enough for this month. Once again, I feel very blessed to have spent this time with you and hope it can continue for the next couple months and in other ways into the future!!!

God is Good!!


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