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Services: Sunday 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
In Preparation for Lent
Read what a veteran exponent of philanthropy has to say about Lent: A personal journey and a a new mindset to think about Lent this year in a different way. Click here.
"This year Lent will be for me a spiritual practice of generosity – in giving, praying and fasting. And that won’t feel like giving something up but giving back."
- Cathy Clement
St. David's: the new "Cafe on-the-Hill"?
Some culinary adventures await culinary adventurers at St. David's in the coming months. Check out the events and schedules, then check them off on your calendar. For starters, how about "Four Lenten Evenings in March"? As Rev. Andrea describes it:
Join us on Tuesday evenings in Lent for prayer, a light supper, and learning about amazing saints of Christian history – ancient and modern saints! We will explore the wildly popular 'Lent Madness' program – based on ‘March Madness’ basketball brackets! – to become acquainted with this year’s selections for the coveted ‘Golden Halo’ award!
Read more about Lent Madness – a fun and engaging way to learn about the Calendar of Saints – here:
https://www.lentmadness.org/ There will be blogging, videos, and biographies of the Saints! Which Saint will you pick?? Sign up at the Church Office for your booklet.
Join us at 6:30 in the Side Chapel of the Sanctuary for a brief reflective prayer, then in the Lower Hall for soup and salad and exploration of Saints and Lent Madness! March 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st.
Sunday, May 3: May Day Breakfast
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. "Game" Dinner: "Venison never tasted this good."
Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. Bingo Night: You can call it "Bingo and Bagels" because the St. D's Bakery will be open!
The BOOK CLUB meeting of FEBRUARY 12, 2019 has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled.
The St. David’s Book Club will meet next on Wednesday, February 12, in the Lower Hall at 7:00 PM.
We will each select from books by Michael Fine, MD, (a former Director of the RI Department of Health). Dr.Fine offers four
options, including… Abundance, Health Care Revolt , The Nature of Health, or The Zero Calorie Diet.
For more information on Dr. Fine’s books, go to: https:
"SHINING OUR LIGHT" PLEDGE CAMPAIGN....
....continues. If you have not turned in a 2020 pledge card please consider doing so. This will allow us to finish crafting our 2020 Budget. Pledge cards are in the Narthex. You can access a pledge card by clicking here. Or, you may also pledge online at https://www.stdavidsonthehill.net/donate
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
February 25th, 6 pm
Let's revive the ancient (and yummy!) tradition of gathering for a family Pancake Supper on Tuesday evening, February 25th at 6:00 PM in the Lower Hall.
For centuries, Christians have called the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday 'Shrove Tuesday' or 'Fat Tuesday' or 'Mardi Gras.' As this tradition evolved, eating (carb-filled!) pancakes is a final occasion to indulge before a time of fasting in the more somber period of Lent.
If you would like to donate food for this feast, here are some suggestions. Please bring them (with a note or label) to the Lower Hall kitchen or refrigerator.
Drinks - juices, etc.
Please let Rev. Andrea know if you'd like to help flip pancakes!
Closet on-the-Hill is open for cash sales every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Merchandise donations are welcome by appointment, by calling Kathy at the church office at 942-4368.
Grannies Attic Indoor Yard Sale is scheduled for late in May. We are ready to accept your donations. Please remember, no items for infants will be accepted and no chemicals or Christmas trees. Please leave items on the stage whenever the office is open (M -F 10 - 2) or on Sunday mornings.
Opening Screen Above: St. David's 2020 Annual Meeting took place on Sunday, Jan. 26: It's the church's Town Hall. It's democracy in action, where everyone's voice is heard and contributions valued. It's where every program's leader submits a report of 2019's challenges and achievements. It's an open book, a record of what St. David's means for its parishioners, its place in the Cranston community, and its role as major outreach for the state, providing support and sustenance to those citizens in most critical need. Congratulations to all those voted onto our Vestry: Junior Wardens, Evie Bain and Betsy Barber, who are sharing this role, and Vestry members Lois Bogda, Jen Cowart, Sharon Ciummo and Bob Souza. Also, elected as Convention Delegates were Andrea Hutnak and Linda Guest and as Alternate Delegate, Marjorie Reeves-Briden and Fred Malaby. We thank them all for volunteering their time, talent and energy to St. David's.
To access the minutes from the Annual Meeting on January 26, 2020 please click here.
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JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2020
The dates for January and February are: January 12 (since, postponed) and 19; February 2, 9, 16, and 23. "We are going back to basics." More info to follow.
Hope Alzheimer's Center Services
I want to remind everyone here at St. David's, that you are all welcome to attend the worship service with me once a month, at the Hope Alzheimer's Center. Call our office for information.
Hope to see you there!
- Reverend Andrea
St. David's is has on its property space it makes available for community organizations to utilize for their meetings and special events. There are two halls with kitchens that can be rented at nominal cost.
Our Holidays on-the-Hill Bazaar (See story here.) is but one example of the many ways the upper hall can be adopted for almost any purpose. We welcome interested parties to visit us and see what we can offer.
To get started: Check our Events Calendar for availability, then contact the office for more information.
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Meet Pastor Wyatt
Well into her third year with us, our Pastor has resonated with her flock with a style that is both engaging and challenging. Incremental changes both big and small: This is the future of our little home-on-the-hill. With a scriptural account of Jesus, and a message for our time, meet Rev. Andrea here.
NEW St. David's Red Door Tee Shirts for Sale! $15 each
A table will be set up in the Lower Hall after the 10 am mass on Sundays on occasion during the summer.
Outreach: Learn more about some of St. David's major commitments to making real change in our local and international communities. Click here.
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