Mission & Outreach Updates

Mission and Outreach is making plans for 2018 The Christmas Adopt-a-Family program was a big success, with many, many generous donations from parishioners. Our 'adopted family' received lots of toys, games, videos and clothes for the 8 children involved. Besides the gifts, there were several bags of  household items for the needy family. Cloey Buzzell, project coordinator at the Salvation Army, was genuinely excited to see so many things coming in from St. Greg's.

By the time you read this St. Gregory's will have served at the December 30 Community Breakfast. A magic show for kids is planned that day, so a big crowd is  expected. Seven “Gregorians” have volunteered to serve and should have a busy, fun morning. The next Outreach Meeting is January 7 after the 10am service.  Everyone is invited to join us and help plan for 2018. Two projects are in the works. In February we will prepare a meal with residents at Step Up House. The Step- Up program helps foster care graduates prepare for independent living. And during Lent there will be a special, all-ages fundraiser.... details to be announced later. Our slogan for this right now is “Be an E-Pig-scopalian. If you come to the January 7 meeting, perhaps you can help us find a better catch phrase!-

Jim Horan

 

Pastoral Care Team Members Provide Helpful Services

 

The Pastoral Care Team is now actively serving the members of St. Gregory’s. Each week Team members are scheduled for either Eucharistic Visits or various aspects of Pastoral Care.  Those who are “on duty” are listed on the Server Schedule of the newsletter. Weekly Servers are also listed in Bulletin Announcements on Sundays.  “All members of the congregation are on the Pastoral Team by letting the Team Members know when needs arise." Eucharistic Visitors are Linda Scheerer and Stu Smith.  Pastoral Team Members include Mary Closz, Marge Collinge, Tracy Damm, Barb Huff.. Jim Horan heads up the Transportation & Delivery Team; Jeff Closz organizes the Music Team, and Gayle Katz updates and distributes the Prayer Chain. All members’ phone numbers are listed in the Parish Directory, which has just recently been updated and is available from the church office if you’ve misplaced yours.