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Pledge Card Ingathering Continues!

You may place your card in an offering plate, or mail it to the office. Thank you so much for turning in a pledge for 2018. Your participation makes all of our ministries possible.

Mind The Doors!

There have been a few recent incidents where church or Parish Hall doors have been discovered unlocked. Because there are so many of us with keys, it is difficult to pinpoint the cause when this happens. Even if we are mindful to make sure, someone right behind us could forget to lock up. If you are coming and going to the church at times other than Sunday morning, PLEASE take the extra few minutes to ensure that our buildings are secured. This means if you unlock it, lock it back up or make sure someone else knows to do so. If you have a key and find an unlocked door, please lock it. If you notice an unlocked door and don't have a key, please let Brian Davis, Senior Warden know. (Contact information is in the directory.)

We Can Have Fellowship Without Food!

Your Parish Life Committee, with agreement from the vestry, has decided to take a break from serving sweets at fellowship time, except on the first Sunday of the month. Please do come to the Parish Hall following our Sunday service for a cup of coffee or tea or a cold drink to visit with your church family. We will have birthday cake and healthy snacks each first Sunday of the month!! And of course, there are special occasions that will warrant special foods! We are making this change due to an insufficient number of volunteers to host and the cost of supplying goodies every week. We’re going to give this a try for a while and see how it goes. In the meantime, we would love to have more hosts! If you would like to be a coffee hour host, please let Brian Davis or me know. See you Sunday at fellowship time! Kathy Hayfield, vestry liaison for parish life

Wednesday Service

The Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing – 12:15pm every week.

Tuesdays@2 Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is now being offered every week, on Tuesdays at 2:00pm. We meet in our newly renovated parlor. We have 20 minutes of silence followed by time to stand up and walk a bit if desired. We then have 20 minutes more of centering prayer. Come for the first half or the second or both.

Informal Women

The Informal Women’s Group meets once a month on the 2nd Friday. Bring a snack and something to drink if you would like. Bring your friends. All are welcome!

Men At The Movies

Men at the Movies (a men’s group) will not meet in October but returns on Tuesday November 28th. Join us Tuesday, November 28th at 6:00pm to view A River Runs Through It. This film has become a cult favorite, as has the book. It is a true tale written by one of two sons of a Presbyterian pastor in Montana. It is a penetrating story about figuring out who you are, how to live and what to do with your God-given talents and abilities. Popcorn provided. Bring your dinner if you like.

Good Samaritan Sunday

The first Sunday of every month, you are invited to bring food for our Food Pantry, which may be brought to the Altar during the Presentation hymn. Thank you for all you do for this important ministry and the people we serve.

Choir Rehearsals

Join us on Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Choir Room in the church. Please contact Ellen Johnston, our Director of Music, for more information.

Yoga Class

Yoga classes are held at 2:00pm in the parish hall, each Sunday. Mary Davis is our instructor.

Bible Studies

Bible Studies are back! Monday night class, 7pm to 8pm; and Wednesdays, 11am to Noon. Newcomers most welcome.

Attention Kroger Customers!

Holy Comforter needs you! Please sign up to join the Kroger Community Awards to benefit Holy Comforter. If you are already signed up, please make sure your membership is current as Kroger requires annual sign-ups for the program. Fact sheets with step-by-step instructions are on the table at the back of the church. Questions? Ask Stephanie Roberts Turner at 804-363-7091.

Adult Faith Formation Class

Sundays, 8:45am to 9:45am, now studying "Mysticism." DVD about mysticism found in many faiths, group discussion.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is an ancient spiritual discipline which asks us to look for God’s presence in our daily life. It is a way to deepen our relationship to God. Groups meet monthly for approximately 2 hours. The groups will run from Sept. – May on the second Sunday and Wednesday of each month. We begin again on September 10 at 1:00pm for the Wednesday group. The Sunday group will begin October 8 at 12:30. Please call Joella Rhoades at 804-614-8991 (jlrhoad@verizon.net) if you would like to sign up for one of these groups.