August is just around the corner, which means school will be starting soon! Let’s send the children of St. Michael’s back to school with our annual Back-to-School Blessing, Sunday, Aug. 24, during the 10 a.m. service. Bring backpacks and lunch boxes, and we will bless the children, giving them a fresh start on the new school year.
The Canterbury Shop is having an end-of-summer Yard Sale during the month of August! Stop in and browse our $1, $3 and $5 tables for bargains galore! Find that perfect bracelet to match your outfit, a birthday card for a friend or a last-minute hostess gift for the right price!
And watch out this fall: The Canterbury Shop will begin accepting credit and debit cards soon!
Twice each year, St. Michael’s Missions Grants Committee accepts grant applications from organizations within our community. In the past year, the committee awarded grants to FIGS, InterAct, Loaves & Fishes, Penick Home, Raleigh Rescue Mission, SAFECHILD, St. Savior’s Center, Salvation Army, Triangle Family Services, Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Holy Cross School, Haiti Fund, Habitat for Humanity and Wake Relief, among other organizations. The largest grant was $7,500. All are organizations with ongoing relationships with our parish.
In July, our Local Missions team is collecting non-perishable food items to stock the food pantry at Urban Ministries. Grocery bags with a list of suggested items can be found in the lobby. Fill your bag and bring it to the church, placing it on the pew in the Parish Hall. Help stop hunger in Wake County.
The Vestry is now seeking nominations for new members who will be elected at our Parish Annual Meeting on Sunday, Dec. 7. We have recently changed our nomination process, and you must seek permission from those you plan to nominate. Download the nomination form here, or submit names by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominations are due by Oct. 9.
Thank you to the dozens of volunteers and team leaders who welcomed our guests from Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network for the past two weeks. You cooked delicious meals, led fun activities for the kids and helped our visiting families find some respite from their busy world. We thank our Matthew Terribile and our Local Missions team for organizing this gigantic effort that meant so much to the families we served.
Our Young Adults are meeting monthly for brunch after the 10 a.m. service. Join them after church or meet them there!
Join us for a quick bite and good conversation on the following Sundays after the 10 a.m. service:
• July 27—Busy Bee Cafe • August 17—Flying Biscuit