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Newcomer Orientation Jan. 4

If you are new to St. Michael’s and are interested in membership, join us on Sunday, Jan. 4, for our Newcomer orientation in the Parlor. Chat with members of our Newcomer Committee, and hear about our process of membership.

• Newcomer Orientation

Sunday, Jan. 4 • Introduction to St. Michael’s for all who are new to St. Michael’s — Jan. 14, 21, 28 & Feb. 4

 • Episcopal Beliefs & Practices for all who are new to the Episcopal Church — Feb 11 & 25, March 4 & 11.

Please contact Lee Hayden with any Newcomer related questions, at hayden@holymichael.org / 919-782-0731 ext. 108.

Join us for Christmastide

nativityWednesday, Dec. 24

10 a.m.

Family Eucharist & Christmas Pageant

4:30 p.m.

Music with choir & brass quintet,including the Christmas Cantata of New England composer Daniel Pinkham

5 p.m.

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist

10:30 p.m.

Music with choir & brass quintet, including the Christmas Cantata of New England composer Daniel Pinkham

11 p.m.

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist

Thursday, Dec. 25

10 a.m.

Holy Eucharist

Sunday, Dec. 28

8 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:30 a.m.

Lessons & Carols (no Eucharist)

11:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

 

The Gathering 2015 — The Many Voices of God

Keynote Speaker Kelly Corrigan

Keynote Speaker Kelly Corrigan

Registration is now open for The Gathering 2015 —The Many Voices of God. Our premiere spiritual event for women, planned for Feb. 20 & 21, features keynote speaker Kelly Corrigan, and six breakout speakers. Give yourself (or a loved one) the gift of renewal this Christmas. St. Michael’s parishioners receive a special early-bird rate: $75, includes opening reception, keynotes, breakouts & closing Eucharist. Learn more on on our Gathering page.  Register now!

 

 

The Pondering Heart — Advent Meditations

st.michaelswindows 002As Advent begins, make reading our book, The Pondering Heart,  daily meditations for Advent, part of your practice this season. Download your copy today! A limited number of printed books are available at the church. One per family please.

Annual Fund: Plan, Pledge, Progress

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448 households have pledged more than $1.39 million, surpassing  2014 Annual Fund pledges  

• Average pledge: $3,114 per year.

• 58 new pledges! 

Thank you for your pledge to support St. Michael’s! Your pledge makes a difference! We are less than $115,000 from our goal! Please help us reach it!

Online giving is easy! Visit holymichael.org, for specific instructions on how to begin.

Pledge online now!

Baptism Registration Now Online

baptismwebDo you have a new baby and would like to arrange for baptism?  We offer Holy Baptism throughout the year during our 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. If you would like for your child to be baptized, register here. Just fill out forms, and your  information will be automatically sent to parish secretary Jean Olson, to ensure an accurate record. Jean will then contact your family to arrange a date. Parents of baptismal candidates are required to take “Raising Children in Christ,” a short class taught by the Rev. Christopher Hogin on the Sunday morning prior to the baptismal date.