St. Bede's Episcopal Church

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Interfaith Women's Book Group
Building bridges of understanding among women of all faiths

St. Bede's Episcopal Church
Saturday, September 16th, 9:30am - 11:00am

A new book group for women of all faiths is starting in September. We will meet the third Saturday of each month, beginning at Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at 1800 Willow Park Trail in Norcross and then alternating with St Bede's Episcopal Church. All women are invited. Please bring a favorite book to the first meeting that you would suggest for the group to read. Our selections will be both fiction and non-fiction. Light snacks will be provided by the hosting community.

Please RSVP to Muriel Diguette (digfam "at" att.net) by September 9th so we can plan our meeting space. Our purpose is to build bridges of understanding among women of all faiths. 

 

ESL Happenings
There is a new date for the beginning of English classes at St. Bede’s church.  The English classes will start Tuesday August 29th.  We are offering free classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m.  We have three separate levels so that students can advance more easily.  Also, if there is interest, we are going to offer a class on Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30.  This class will begin September 6.  If you have already taken English classes with us, it is only necessary to come to the church on the first day of classes.  If you are interested but want more information, please call Father Fabio at (678)541-1730.

Communications Committee - New Website Planning
The Communications Committee is beginning work on envisioning new directions for St. Bede's website.  The current site does not support mobile devices and takes a person very familiar with website administration to keep up to date.  Committee Meetings will be announced in the eNews.  However, all of our meeting minutes, draft proposals etc. will b stored here on the current website.  To access those click on the following link.

New Website Committee Documents

8th Year for St. Bede's
Community Garden

Many hands make light work and that was true this past Saturday as our 2017 garden got underway. THANKS to Taylor Graves, Jim Handsfield, Jim Helms, Jeff Swoope & Dixie Snider four of the six beds were tilled, planted, staked and watered. Seedlings planted included tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and basil.

Please check out the Signup Sheets at the Garden Display in the Commons and pick a week to volunteer to water the garden.


Please email Fran Snider (fran.snider "at" gmail.com), for more information on this outreach project.

Taizé & Labyrinth - First Sunday of every month at 7:00pm

Taizé & Labyrinth Coming to St. Bede's Sunday May 7th
St. Bede's offers a monthly one hour Taizé service and labyrinth walk on the first Sunday of each month at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.

The worship of Taizé is marked by depth and simplicity, consisting of much singing along with significant periods of silent meditation.

If you are interested in assisting with this service, please contact Muriel Diguette or Tommie Thompson. There are several simple ways to make a significant contribution to this service for our broader community.


Books, Bible, and Banter
All are welcome in this Tuesday morning study group. Our reading covers a wide range of spiritual, theological, and biblical material, as well as some memoirs and novels. No expertise of any kind is expected or required. The purpose of the group is to engage issues of faith and life in a setting of open and lively conversation. Each session also includes time for prayerful reflection with a passage of Scripture.

The group meets during the school year, twice a month on Tuesdays from 10am to noon. If you are interested please talk with Martha West (mtwest "at" bellsouth.net) or Nina Daniel (ninadmiked "at" comcast.net).
 
St. Bede's Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a small group that meets monthly for fellowship, knitting and crocheting. We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm to knit and crochet prayer shawls and scarves. All are welcome and we have friends who love to knit/crochet joining us! At the present time we gather at the home of Cheryl Murphy, location may vary.

In the words of Susan S. Jorgensen, co-author of Knitting into the Mystery, the gift of creating and giving away of shawls is an outreach of love and compassion. Below is one of her prayers:


Loving God, we give you thanks for the gift of our hands. Give us the grace to see our hands as you see them, as instruments of grace and life. May the knitting of our hands be the knitting of your heart. Use our hands, O God, to carry out your works of mercy and love. May the shawls our hands create bring blessing to those they wrap in love and healing to those upon whom they rest.

For more information please contact Cheryl Murphy or 404-634-7581


Bible Study
Bible study group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Vestry Room. We follow the school year and take the summer off.  After opening prayer a light meal is served.  We are a self directed group and over the past several years have studied the four Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Genesis and Exodus.  This season we have concentrated on the Letters of Paul. Any Bible translation may be used and discussion is guided by St. Columba's Method:
  1. What is the passage saying?
  2. Why was it preserved?
  3. What does it mean to me today?
We close with Compline, group members alternating leading that service.  For more information please contact Cheryl Murphy (seamurph73 "at" aol.com).

Room Reservations at St. Bede's

As the life of the parish gets busier, meeting space is becoming more of a premium - particularly on weeknights and Sundays. Please make sure you call 770-938-9797 or e-mail our parish administrator, Paula Curl, to put all meetings and other gatherings on the Parish Calendar.



St. Bede's Episcopal Church
Parish Calendar 
We  have converted to an electronic Calendar for the Parish.  Please click on the link below.
St. Bede's Episcopal Church Parish Calendar
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
Parish E-News
Weekly information updates are now being distributed in place of a monthly printed newsletter.  If you are not already receiving the  E-News 
emails, please contact our Parish Administrator, Paula Curl to be added to the distribution list.

 
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
Newsletter & Webpage Requests
We now have a standard form for you to use when you want to submit articles for Weekly Bulletins, The Scroll, Website, and/or Facebook.

St. Bede's Episcopal ChurchPlease click here for the form and additional instructions.


St. Bede's Episcopal Church
Financial Reports
The latest reports provided to the Vestry are listed below.

St. Bede's Episcopal ChurchBalance Sheet

St. Bede's Episcopal ChurchIncome Statement

St. Bede's Episcopal ChurchRestricted Funds

2016 Final Reports
St. Bede's Episcopal Church2016_Balance Sheet

St. Bede's Episcopal Church2016_Income Statement

St. Bede's Episcopal Church2016_Restricted Funds

St. Bede's Episcopal Church
Annual Parish Report
Presented January 22, 2017

St. Bede's Episcopal ChurchAnnual-Parish-Report