Mission & Outreach Updates
The Send a Girl to School project is off to a great start. Generous donors so far have contributed [$1,055 as of this printing]. That's a terrific amount for a small parish like ours. Each $275 provides a third world family with the means to send a daughter to school. Check the “School Slate” set up in the narthex. The latest money total is written there in chalk. The project ends April 7. Make checks payable to St. Gregory's with “Girls to school” in the memo. Donations are sent on to Heifer International.
St. Gregory's will serve at Supper House Tuesday, April 9. We team up with St. Paul's to sponsor the event, serve the guests and make everyone welcome. It's exciting to be working with St. Paul's. If you'd like to be part, “sign up” with Barb Huff (231 780-1284). Supper House volunteers work 3:30 to 6 PM at Temple United Methodist Church.
Be sure to stay for the “Coffee Talk” after church April 28. Our guest speaker will be Samantha Hook from Muskegon County's Recovery Court. The Court steers drug offenders into recovery programs rather than criminal proceedings and jail time. Ms. Hook works closely with EXIT which readies inmates for life after release. We've supported EXIT several times.
The Bagel Run: Did you know St. Gregory picks up bagels and baked goods every week at Tim Horton's? They go to Supper House where they they are wrapped --- as many as 200 -- - and put out for Supper House guests.
There is no Outreach Meeting in April. The next meeting will be May 5th at 11:30am
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.