St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church has an active Stephen Ministry group. The Stephen Ministers at St. Anselm’s are: Gene Bozorth, Naomi Chamberlain-Harris, Ina Merrill, Judy Peak, Gerry Starr, and Sara Swimmer. Vicki Pappas is the Stephen Ministry Leader. Stephen Ministers have received 50 hours of specialized training so that they can provide one-to-one Christian care to people who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, job loss, and many other life difficulties. All care-giving relationships are absolutely confidential. We listen, care, encourage and pray for our Care Receivers. We walk alongside those who are going through a difficult time. We hope that you will consider asking for a Stephen Minister when you or someone you know has a need. It is not necessary for the person to be a member of St. Anselm’s. We also have a relationship with a consortium of churches so we have people from other churches who can act as Stephen Minsters for our church members. We are a small church, so some of you may be more comfortable with someone you don’t know. We also hope that you will consider becoming a Stephen Minister. For more information please speak with Father John or Vicki Pappas.
ALTAR GUILD OPPORTUNITIES
The Altar Guild would like you to know:
- Opportunities to donate altar flowers in 2017 are still available! Each week the Altar Guild provides beautiful flowers for our church. By making a donation you can have these flowers dedicated to the memory of a loved one, in honor of a family member or simply to the glory of God. Sign up chart and donation cards are located near the side door of the church (toward the garden.)
- There is an opportunity for you to be more involved in the worship service without having to stand up in front of the whole congregation! Try the Altar Guild! Once per month you and your teammates meet on Saturday morning to prepare the Sanctuary for Sundays’ services. On Sunday, you clean up after the service. There is always an experienced member on hand to help out. All are welcome; parents who want their children to know more about the Episcopal service can create a family team. Altar Guild meets monthly, on the first Sunday of the month (except July and August) between services. Contact Sally Morrison: 925-482-0267 or click here for more information.
The Parish Life Commission would like to thank everyone who has hosted the 10 o’clockers’ coffee hour during the past months. However, there are still some great opportunities for resourceful bakers/hosts in the coming weeks/months. The sign-up sheets are in the kitchen awaiting your name[s], so please take a moment to find a date that suits your schedule during 2017.
ST. ANSELM’S SAILING CLUB
Have you ever wanted to go sailing on the bay? Join us on Saturdays this summer. The cost is about $75 per person with six people in a party. Interested? Dates to be announced. Sign-up in Jackson Hall. Questions?? Contact Jim Morrison or Foster Lipscomb. Come have some fun! (There’s a video posted on St. Anselm’s website from a couple of years ago of the Vestry trip)
CONTRA COSTA CHILD CARE COUNCIL
Established in 1976, the Contra Costa Child Care Council is a nonprofit organization that is the only child care resource and referral agency serving all of Contra Costa. Our mission is to provide leadership to promote and advance quality care and early education. Innovative programs, free or low cost services and child development expertise help parents work and children grow, learn and fulfill their potential. Contact us for assistance and/or support our work for children and families (925)676-5442; www.Cocokids.org