Early Summer News 2018
Mission Hub Worship & Celebration in Franklin Park
Don't forget that this Sunday, June 24 is Roxbury/Dorchester Power in Community Mission Hub's annual worship and picnic in the park. It will take place in the Playstead area of Franklin Park, off Pierpont Road near the back of the Franklin Park Zoo. Worship will begin at 10:00 followed by a picnic and activities for all ages. There will be barbecued chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs provided by the mission hub. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. Participating parishes have agreed not to hold morning worship at our parishes that day so that we can all worship together. We have created t-shirts for the event which have been distributed to the various churches. There will be a few extras available at the picnic. A donation of $10 for each shirt would be appreciated.
The summer we are continuing our custom of worshiping in St. Martin's Chapel followed by lemonade and cookies during July and August. It gives us an opportunity to enjoy our lovely chapel and to worship in a more relaxed atmosphere. Singing always improves during the summer as it is also easier to hear and sing along with the piano. Our first Sunday in the chapel will be Sunday, July 1. To get to the chapel, come to the parish office entrance at 31 Lenox Street. Worship will continue in the chapel through Labor Day.
Last Sunday we recognized students who achieved milestones on their educational journeys. The following people were honored:
Eva Waterman graduated from Elementary School
Elyse Waterman and Kamya Beckford graduated from Middle School.
Zaria Brewington and Ebony Chandler graduated from High School.
Jordan Brydie graduated from Providence College.
Congratulations! We are so proud of all of you!
Scholarships are available for those who have completed at least one year of a post high school education program and are affiliated with Church of St. Augustine and St. Martin. Scholarships range from $500-$1500. Applications are available at the church. If you wish to apply you will need a copy of your current transcript, a summary of the extra-curricular activities in which you have participated in high school and in your current school. You will also need a single page letter outlining your personal goals and how you plan to achieve them as well as a letter of recommendation from someone who is not related to you but knows you and is familiar with the work you are doing. Applications are due no later than June 30, 2018.
Important Upcoming Events
While summer may mean downtime for many people, at our church over the next few months we will be planning several events. You will receive a flyer with more information at a later date, but we wanted to give you a heads up so you can plan ahead:
Chicken Dinner Sale: Saturday, August 11 from 11:00-3:00
St. Augustine's Day Potluck: Sunday, August 26
Service of Peace & Healing: Sunday, September 9
Apple-picking Trip: (late September or early October)
Homecoming: Sunday, October 28
About Summer Attendance & Support
Just a reminder that God doesn't take the summer off nor do our bills. We very much hope to see everyone in church on Sundays unless you are on vacation. We also need you to keep up with your pledges, so that we can continue to operate over the summer. In addition we had three unexpected capital expenses over the year. The rooftop heating and air conditioning system that serves Crosstown Church's multipurpose room and offices and the kitchen finally gave out and had to be replaced. A chimney liner had to be installed to keep exhaust from the boiler from getting back into the building. A large tree on the playground split and had to be removed. Together these expenses exceeded $17,000. We are tightly managing our spending currently and hope that we make up some of the deficit through cost saving measures. That said, we would appreciate anything you may wish to contribute towards these expenses.
Activities for Seniors
With our mission hub partners we are happy to be able to offer several events and activities for seniors throughout the summer.
Tai Chi classes are being offered every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 in the sanctuary at our church. There is no cost for attending.
Memory Cafe - Our next Memory Cafe is being held on Tuesday, June 26 from 12-2 at Church of St. Augustine and St. Martin. Memory Cafe's are open to those suffering from memory loss, their caregivers, friends and anyone who would like to join us for lunch and an activity. There is no charge.