MONDAY, May 13
8:30a.m. – Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday) – Chapel
11:00 a.m. – Centering Prayer – Chapel
Noon – Bookbaggers – Homer Davis Conference Room
TUESDAY, May 14
9:00 a.m. – Reunion –Library
10:30 a.m. – ECW Board – Homer Davis Conference Room
11:00 a.m. – ECW Luncheon – Parish Hall
6:00 p.m. – Bells – Choir Room
WEDNESDAY, May 15
9:00 a.m. – Bible Study - Homer Davis Conference Room
10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist & Holy Unction – Chapel
5:30-7:30 p.m. – Jr. EYC – Youth House
THURSDAY, May 16
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Christopher’s Concert – Not Quite Fab
FRIDAY, May 17
SATURDAY, May 18
5:30 p.m. – Holy Eucharist – Chapel
6 – 10pm – Church Prom – Parish Hall
The Hospitality Committee is looking for volunteers to help with Susan’s Aloha Party on June 1st. If you are interested in helping set-up, serve and/or clean-up, please contact Ron Quillen at 292-3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org or you may sign up on the bulletin board. Pentecost Sunday
Sunday, May 19th, we will have a Jazz Eucharist at the 10:30am service. Afterwards there will be a birthday party for the church in the Parish Hall, replete with birthday cake, punch and mimosas. Our jazz
musicians will provide entertainment for the party. DON’T MISS IT! Children & Youth Ministries
PrEYC next Sunday following the 10:30am service! We will meet from noon-1:30pm in the Beulah Land classroom. All third through fifth grade students are welcome. Since it will be Pentecost, our PrECY’ers will also have an opportunity to help with the post-church festivities. Lunch will be provided. May 19th is our last official PrEYC of the year so we hope to see everyone there! We will have our PrEYC end of year party at the Snyder’s (2124 Copley) on Saturday June 1st from 2pm-4pm. Snacks will be provided. Thank you!
High School EYC!
All ninth through twelfth grade students. We will meet in the Parish Hall from 5pm-7pm on Sunday, May 19th for our last regular High School meeting of the school year. Dinner will be provided. We have different games and activities planned. Hope to see everyone there!
Our last official Middle School EYC of the year will be on Wednesday May 22nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Parish Hall. Dinner will be provided. We have lots planned so I hope to see all our sixth through eighth grade students there!
Wednesday May 29th will be our parent, youth, and chaperone Mission Trip Meeting. If you are chaperoning the trip, a youth attending the trip or a parent who has a child going to New Orleans, this is a mandatory meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm in the Homer Davis Conference Room and will last approximately one hour. At 7:30pm, all chaperones will meet from 7:30pm-8pm. Reminders will be sent out soon before the meeting. Thank you!
Middle and High School EYC End of Year Party! On Wednesday June 5th from 5:30pm-7:30pm, we will have an EYC party for our sixth through twelfth grade students. We will meet either in the youth house or the parish hall. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided, please bring a side to share. Also, wear clothes that can get messy! Please contact Vanessa Riutta for more information and we hope to see everyone there!Episcopal Church Women Luncheon and Program
The ECW Luncheon and Program is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 11:30am in the Parish Hall. The St. Christopher’s Children’s Center 4 year olds will perform at 11:30am. The second part of our program will
be the Northwest Florida Sanctuary. Lunch will be provided by the ECW Board. The ECW Board meeting will be at 10:30am in the Homer Davis Conference Room. If you have any questions, please contact Louise Kohr, 433-7290. Save the Date - The Rev. Jessica Babock’s Ordination to the Priesthood
Our new Associate Rector, the Reverend Jessica Babcock, will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, June 8th at 10:30am at St. Christopher’s. As Jessica will be brand new to us, please make your attendance at this celebration a priority. It will be a great way to initiate her ministry amongst us. MUSIC AND ARTS WEEK
August 5th-August 9th will be our Music and Arts Week. This musical vacation Bible school is open to all incoming K-6th graders. We will have many different activities : singing, drama, instruments, dorky dancing, arts and crafts, and Bible study. On Friday night, August 9th, we will present the musical we have
learned that week. This will be a great summer time event for your children. There will be a $25 registration fee which will be used to cover supplies,costumes, and snacks. Adults and youth interested
in volunteering should contact Ms. Vanessa or me. Sammie Tucker Back to Prom: Dancing Through the Decades
Tickets go on sale Sunday April 14th!!! This spring, EYC is hosting a new fundraiser called, Back to Prom: Dancing Through the Decades. This event is for all members of our congregation and we are so excited to celebrate with you! We’ll honor proms from the 1950s through 2000s by having a DJ, nominating a prom king and queen from each decade, having a goofy photo booth, raffling off a Sweetheart Basket, and much much more! The cost for a ticket is $15 per person and $25 per couple, and our prom committee has been working very hard to make sure this event is a huge success! All proceeds for this event go toward our summer Mission Trip to New Orleans, where EYC will be working with inner-city children at an educational based summer camp. Please contact Vanessa Riutta with any questions. Thank you for your support!!! SAVE THE DATE A Fall camping trip is being planned! Please save the dates: Friday, September 27—Sunday, September 29. Sign-up sheets and information will be available at a later date.
Summer camp registration has begun for Beckwith. Sessions are available for those as young as incoming 1st grade on through high school Seniors. Please check the website for all the details. www.beckwithal.com
Painting and Arts Studio St. Christopher provides a weekly meeting space for a group of talented individuals who enjoy getting together to paint, draw, stitch or craft. Anyone is welcome to join them in the Children’s Center Building Room 5 on the second floor. We will meet each Thursday morning from 9:00am until noon. Call Anita Miller at 503.6062 for more information. Sunday Adult Christian Education Anglicanism, the Episcopal Church and Why We Are, Who We Are 9:15am, Homer Davis Conference Room (adjacent to the Parish Hall) We are studying the Anglican Tradition and Episcopal heritage that make St. Christopher’s the unique gift it is. Time will be spent on the history and theology of our tradition with particular attention given to the worship, sacramental worldview and cultural ethos of our Church. This will be useful for those brand new to St. Christopher’s and life-long Episcopalians as well. (This will also serve as the Confirmation Class for Adults seeking to be confirmed or received.)
Wednesday Morning Bible Study Join us for Wednesday morning Bible Study (9am) that is led by Eric and Susan. We are currently starting a new book of the Bible. Come and join us!
Memorial Bricks If you are interested in purchasing a brick for the Memorial Walkway, please pick up an application on the bulletin board outside the church office, or you may print one from the church's website. These bricks are a great way to mark a milestone (baptism, confirmation, wedding), a memory or to honor someone special in your life. If you have any questions, please contact the church office, 433-0074.
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Parish Life Picture Board Do you have photos of a parish event that you would like to share with everyone? Please add them to the Parish Life picture board just outside the library. If you would like the photos returned to you, please put your name on the back of each one. Weekly Centering Prayer Gathering Each Monday at 11:00am, a group is starting to meet for Centering Prayer (CP). Centering Prayer is a form of contemplation; of intentionally coming into God’s presence in an environment of silence. Generally we will have some introductory training of what CP entails and ways it may function in our lives. The prayer time is 20 minutes long. If you decide you might want to try this kind of praying, come as you can. Location: Chapel.