Weekly E-News - September 1, 2020

Happy Labor Day 

The church and school offices will both be closed on Monday Sept. 7th.

The church and school offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day and reopen on Tuesday. We wish you and your family a happy, safe, and blessed labor day weekend. 


NEW Book Study Class Begins Sept. 13th
Via Zoom, Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

I will begin a new book study on Sunday, September 13, at 9:00 a.m. We’ll be reading and discussing Sr. Joan Chittister’s The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage.

Please purchase your copy online. It is available at Amazon for $12.99.


We will continue to meet on Zoom using the Zoom link you already have.

Last week in Sunday School we discussed Jane Patterson’s article, “Jesus and the Good Citizen.” That would be a good article to read in preparation for the new book. 

I look forward to being with you. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need the Zoom link. 

Peace be with you, -- Mike+

"This is NOT Sunday School." (From ENS)
A perfect tool for families and people of all ages. From ChurchNext and FORMA.

Even if we can’t physically worship and learn together, we can still draw closer to Jesus Christ.

That’s the aim of a new learning experience called “This is NOT Sunday School.” This free, weekly online resource is intergenerational, making it a perfect tool for families and people of all ages.

“Being away from church doesn’t mean we can’t continue learning about God at home,” said Melissa Rau ECF’s Staff Liaison to Forma and co-organizer of This is NOT Sunday School, “This is a dynamic opportunity for families to grow together in faith, especially around this terrific, weekly offering.”

This is NOT Sunday School is coming from the Faith@Home team, which is a collaboration between Forma and Forward Movement to offer free Christian learning resources.

Free sessions of This is NOT Sunday School will launch weekly starting September 16, and you can sign up on the ChurchNext website today. Each week’s session features video teaching by a professional from the Christian formation network, Forma, as well as downloadable lessons and readings.

Sessions use Forward Movement’s Exploring the Bible curriculum, which includes many of the most famous stories in the Bible. It’s part of Forward Movement’s free Living Discipleship series for all children, youth, and adults, available in English and Spanish.

The sessions are hosted through the online learning platform of ChurchNext, a leader in offering online Christian formation. “We’re excited to develop and share this much-needed resource,” said Chris Yaw, founder of ChurchNext. “Families can pick the time and space that works for them to come together, learn about the Bible and one another, and draw closer to Jesus Christ.”

This is NOT Sunday School can be used at home by families or online with groups from congregations. Each session takes about one hour to complete and can be completed at a time convenient for individuals or groups. Some of the teachers for This is NOT Sunday School include Victoria Hoppes, Roger Hutchison, and Miriam McKenney.

You can learn more and sign up at

ChurchNext offers online Christian learning for individuals and groups, and is a ministry of Forward MovementForma is the network for Christian formation, a ministry of Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF). Faith@Home offers free Christian learning and discipleship resources and is a collaboration between Forward Movement and ECF.

1   Jack Fitzgerald
2   Marchal Oswald
3   Pat Carver
4   Jim Woodward
5   Sharon Wilson
8   Clarissa Neutze
9   Browder Graves, Pamela Haines
11  Chris Carper, Conrad Klein, Kyra Routh
12  Cleo Lemon
15  Sherman Mumme, Caitlin Wimberley
17  Sarah Buchanan, Rebekah Lamb
18  Kay Anderson
19  Lane Kalmring
20  Don McLaughlin, Nicholas Mumme
21  Sarah Buckner
22  Dorothy Jimenez
23  Brenda Martin
28  Phyllis Hellums
29  Lory Zimmerman
30  Lewis Downing, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mark Huffstutler

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11 Ronnie and Brenda Martin
19 Gary and Janice Griffin

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