Announcements for July 14

INQUIRERS’ CLASSES: For the next two Sundays, we will focus on the essential doctrine of the Christian Church by exploring the Apostles’ Creed. Developed in the mid-Second Century AD (!) in Rome, this Creed declares our faith in God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This Sunday, Fr. Dale will teach on “I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord.” Everyone is invited to attend the class!

THE WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be gathering at Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 108 East Main, Belleville, at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 17. All women 18 and up are invited. Please call the office for reservations (233-6320).
Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

YOUTH EVENT TRUST COURSE & LOCK-IN: The Episcopal Diocese of Springfield Youth Department has planed an event for 6th through 8th graders on Saturday, September 14 through Sunday, September 15, at St. John’s Church, Decatur, IL. The event begins at 12:15 on Saturday. Participants will spend four hours completing the Trust Course Program and dinner at the church and the lock-in will follow. Several activities are scheduled during the lock-in including a Bible Hunt. Participants will attend church services at St. John’s on Sunday morning, have breakfast, and be ready for pick up by parents at 9:15 a.m. Additional information about the program can be found on the flyer posted on the bulletin board in Parish Hall. Deadline to register is Monday, August 26, by contacting Mary Denney at 217.585.1348 or

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE: The new school year is fast approaching, which means it’s time for the annual school supply drive benefitting the Franklin Neighborhood Association. The drive begins today and runs through Sunday, August 11. Items can be dropped by the church office during the week, or can be placed in the Canterbury Room on Sundays. Items collected include the following:
*Lists for individual schools can be found at Walmart, Target, Walgreens
Backpacks (no wheels) Wet wipes
Bottles of glue, glue sticks Skittles, M&Ms
Scotch tape Goldfish crackers
Fiskars metal safety scissors Animal crackers
Crayola markers Disinfectant wipes
Ballpoint pens (red, blue, black) Gallon & Sandwich size
Ziplock bags
#2 & mechanical pencils Pocket folders
Playdough Single subject spiral notebooks
24 ct boxes of crayons Composition notebooks
Highlighters Rulers & clear protractors
Coloring & activity books Wide-ruled loose leaf paper
8-color watercolor sets Post-it notes
Colored pencils Reams of white copy paper
Art & supply boxes 3-ring binders (solid colors)
Expo dry erase markers Lined index cards
Hand sanitizer Small pencil sharpeners w/lids
Tissues Napkins
Dixie cups TI 30xa Scientific Calculators

THE AUGUST EDITION OF THE DRAGON will be going in a couple of weeks, so please submit articles, schedules, etc. no later than Monday, July 22. Information can be emailed to, placed in the folder marked Office Manager at the top of the stairs outside the chapel, or dropped by the office during business hours.


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