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News, Events and Outreach Opportunities
Flourish in Faith 2014: Time to Make Your Pledge In this joyful and fruitful season, reflecting on God’s abundant blessings in our lives, we give thanks for the members, facilities and ministries of St. Michael's. At this time we also ask you to make or renew your generous commitment to St. Michael’s, to support and to improve our spiritual home.
Bring Angel Tree Gifts to Church This Sunday, Dec. 8 Thanks to all who have selected an Angel from the Angel Tree and purchased new toys and clothing for the children we support through this Salvation Army program. All gifts (remember: don't wrap them) are due back to the Parish Hall this coming Sunday, December 8. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Harkins.
Help the Altar Guild Make Christmas Shine on Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM The Altar Guild invites you to fun and festive fellowship at our silver polishing party. Let's get in the spirit and get our silver sparkling by Christmas! All are welcome on Mon., Dec. 9 at 7 PM, outside the parish office. Contact Robin Baxter or Linda Denson with questions. Hope to see you there!
Make Your Christmas Poinsettias Dedication Request by Dec. 18 The Altar Guild will gladly list your dedication for Christmas Poinsettias in the Christmas Eve service bulletins. Click here to make your dedications online. A donation of $40.00 is requested, but not required. Please go to our online donation service and select the program designation "Christmas Flowers," or send or bring a check payable to "St. Michael's Episcopal Church" with the notation "Poinsettias." Contact Linda Denson for info. Thank you!
Come to an Advent Quiet Day on Dec. 21, 9:00 AM - Noon, Parish Hall On the last Sat. of Advent, Raima Larter, St. Michael's yoga instructor, will lead a gentle practice of restorative yoga and other contemplative techniques designed to help us slow down, quiet the mind, and discover what's in our hearts. Wear comfortable clothing, pack a sweater, shawl or other warm layers, and bring a notebook to capture thoughts that may arise. Coffee, tea, snacks and yoga equipment will be provided.
Outreach basket collection In December our basket collection is new socks, tights, and stockings for the men, women, and children served by A-SPAN and Doorways for Women and Families. Women’s tights/stockings in larger sizes and men’s socks are in particularly high demand, but any and all donations are welcome. Volunteer to help at the A-SPAN Winter Shelter
The A-SPAN Emergency Winter Shelter in Arlington is opening soon for the winter season. St. Michael's is committed to providing four volunteers from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM on the first Friday of the month from November through March, to serve food and hand out clothing. Sign up here or contact Linda Kelleher for more information.
Monday Mugs with St. Mike’s: Grab a Beer with an Archangel Join parishioners from St. Michael’s on the first Monday of every month from 7-8 PM at Westover Beer Garden for good beer, deep thoughts, and great conversation. Open to anyone thirsty for an argument or a good discussion, Monday Mugs offers an opportunity to talk faith and more with terrific people. See schedule of topics.
Finding (W)holiness:Wednesday Evening Pilgrimage Nights Through prayers and worship, join us on the the first Wednesday evening of each month at 7:30 PM as we explore our relationships with God and each other. Our focus for the year (Oct. 2013 to Jun. 2014) will be finding (w)holiness through our senses. Learn more about Finding (W)holiness.
Community Bulletin Board - Local groups and services which make use of St. Michael's facilities
Pilates Coming in January:Isabella Giuliano, a certified authentic Pilates instructor with 16 years experience, will be teaching Pilates mat sessions on Friday mornings in the Parish Hall, beginning Jan. 10. Two classes are offered: Beginners at 10 AM and Seniors (55+) at 11 AM. For more information, pick up a flyer in the Parish Hall or call Isabella at 703-282-8480.
Yoga@St.Michael's:Raima Larter of Yoga Emergence offers drop-in yoga classes in the Parish Hall on Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM. Contact Raima for information about classes starting in January.
Mothers of North Arlington (M.O.N.A.): This local social and support group for mothers conducts a variety of activites at St. Michael's. See the M.O.N.A. website for membership information.
Services This Sunday
Contemplative Eucharist 8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II and Children's Chapel 10:00 AM