Continuing improvements to our Guiding RAY spaces necessitate holding Nursery and Guiding RAY activities upstairs in the Parish House this Sunday
9:30 am: Family Chapel – Father James Chapel
9:45: Registration for Guiding RAY – Guild Room Entrance, with Guiding RAY Teambuilding event to follow
10:40: Children escorted to church for Eucharist
Cookout/Carnival to follow the 10am Service
Following the 10am Service , please join the festive “Welcome Home” from all of our summer travels. In addition to the picnic, we can use helpers for the carnival held (weather permitting) on the front lawn of the campus. Helpers are needed for all of the fun–some events kids love include relay races, face painting, pastel drawings, guessing games, bingo, lawn bowling, and of course, the bounce house. Or bake cupcakes for the Cake Walk! If you can help monitor a game or bake, please seek out Heather Gale Sunday morning, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A-L please bring a salad M-Z please bring a dessert
AUTUMN 2014 MIDDLERS SCHEDULE
Starting at 9:30 AM each of the following Sundays
SEPTEMBER 7 , 14 , 28 (not on 9/21 – Jeff and Diane are away)
OCTOBER 12 , 19 , 26 (not on 10/5 – Maine Marathon Sunday)
NOVEMBER 2 , 9 , 16 , 23 (not on 11/30 – Thanksgiving)
DECEMBER 7 , 14 , 21 (not on 12/28 – Christmas break)
Autumn Opportunities and Events
SCARF-MAKING PARTY! September 19, 5-7pm
Join Barbara Bell in the auditorium to create winter scarves that will be distributed by our youth to those in need in Portland and elsewhere. Just bring scizzors and an appetizer or snack to share! Parents are also welcome! Sign-up sheet is outside the Guild Room. FMI Barbara Bell: email@example.com
FALL MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENT @ The Cathedral of Saint Luke
Friday – Sunday, November 14-16
For all of those in grades 6 -8, this is a fun retreat weekend at the Cathedral with
other middle schoolers from all across the state.
FMI and to register, visit www.maineyouth.org
High School News!
S. Mary’s is offering and encouraging our High School students to consider two groups/opportunities this year!
Young Life of Casco Bay: First Club on Wednesday, October 8. Young Life’s new area director, Jordan Droge, has moved into the area. Plans are underway to build the work of Young Life in every High School from Portland to Freeport. Mark your calendars now for the first rocking Club of the Fall with Jordan on October 8th! FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org
S. Mary’s High School Service Group
The “Saint Mary’s High School Community Service Group” will serve as a vehicle for service, fellowship and spirituality for high schoolers. This new group will focus on two fo S. Mary’s established outreach programs: Preble Street Soup Kitchen (Serving lunch on the 4th Sunday of every month)
and Souper Supper (Serving dinner on the 2nd and 4th Friday evenings of every month)
Sign-up sheets are on the table outside the Guild Room or FMI: Anne LaFond (email@example.com)
Family Service Opportunities
September 12 and 26th: Cook’s Night Out! Enjoy Souper Supper with the kids at S. Mary’s from 5-7pm. Soup, salad, rolls, desserts, all served at table. FREE and open to the entire community so feel free to invite your friends!
Free and open to all!
Mindful Movement and Breath Series
What a great way to start your work-week! Drop the kids off at the bus or at school and drop in for sessions of this six week class that seeks to connect the body mind and spirit. Each class is structured around a universal meditation/intention, threading quiet movement and breath through a musical journey designed to create space and drop each participant more deeply into themselves. These movements may be done from a chair or the floor, so are suitable to all ages and physical abilities. Held in the Auditorium. Open to and offered at no charge to YOU and the community at large.
Jennifer Curran: firstname.lastname@example.org; 207-781-5982
Heather Gale: email@example.com; 207-899-3560
Jennifer Gregg: Communication and Admiinistration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Hayward: Nursery, email@example.com; (781) 696 0696
Aleece Herlihy: Curriculum, Teacher Development: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Julie Otte: Nursery Coordinator: email@example.com, 207-781-2322