Announcements for September 29

RECTOR’S FORUM THIS MORNING: Fr. Dale will present the thinking Christian way of interpreting Revelation, the traditional method used in understanding this very controversial and last Book in the New Testament. Eschewing all of the false teaching called “Dispensationalism”, as associated with the Lahaye and Jenkins series, Fr. Dale will show how Revelation 1:19 provides a “Grand United Theory of Everything” as grandiosely attempted by some particle physicists. The true GUT is proclaimed named by John in Revelation.

BELLEVILLE’S ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF is a next weekend (October 4 & 5), and the cooking continues! Cook-off Coordinator David Buckley is requesting help this Thursday from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the kitchen of the parish hall to cook the rest of the meat needed for St. George’s award-winning chili. Additionally, if you have some time to contribute helping in the booth next Friday and/or Saturday, please sign the sheet in the hall or contact David at 235-1603.

THE COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMISSION is collecting personal care and hygiene products for Bethany Place beginning the first Sunday in October and throughout the month. Purchased items can be placed in the Canterbury Room or dropped by the church office during the week. Bethany Place is the largest non-profit AIDS Service Organization in the Metro East area, serving folks in eleven counties in the area. In a spirit of compassion and justice, Bethany Place provides comprehensive case management and programming focused on promoting wellness and serving all people living with HIV/AIDS.

THE DINING TO DONATE FUNDRAISER is today from 11am – 8pm at the Swansea Applebee’s. Blue flyers are available on the small table in the middle of the Canterbury Room, so pick one up and take it with you. Present the flyer to your server and 15% of your bill will be donated to our Community Service’s Outreach Fund.

SHINE PRAISE SERVICE & PET BLESSING: Celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the annual pet blessing service will take place Sunday, October 6 at 5:00 pm in conjunction with St. Mark’s monthly SHINE praise service. The patron saint of animals, St. Francis believed that God’s light is perfectly reflected in all of nature and nowhere is His essence better revealed than in the unconditional love, companionship and devotion of the pets we hold dear to our hearts. This service is for creatures – great and small – to receive God’s richly deserved blessing.

THE WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be gathering for LUNCH at the Tavern on (East) Main, on Thursday, October 17, at 11:30 a.m. The Tavern on Main is located at the corner of Church Street and East Main in downtown Belleville. Please call the church office at 233.6320 for reservations (head count). Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

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