Adult Formation

Garden Meditation

Thursdays, 9:00-9:30am, Church Memorial Garden
August 6-27

Join Marianna Kilbride, marianna@godsacre.org, on Thursdays at 9:00am in the garden for Lectio Divina, a spiritual meditation.

The Essential Paul Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm on Zoom
July 1-22, no class on 7/15

Paul is second only to Jesus as the most important person in the development and spread of Christianity. There is a consensus among scholars that some letters of the New Testament attributed to Paul are authentic, meaning they are assumed to be written by Paul. Others are disputed. A third set of these letters are assumed to be inauthentic. They might be important and influential, but generally, scholars believe they are not of Paul’s hand.

In coming weeks, we will explore Paul’s letters and focus on themes that seemed most important to him. What theological themes repeat in Paul’s letters? What seemed to be most important to him to proclaim about Jesus and the life of faith? Contact Eric Dupee, eric@godsacre.org to learn more.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Chapin

Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am, Church Memorial Garden and on Zoom
July 15-August 26

 


Mission and Outreach

Gospel Garden Givers

Support the New Canaan Food Panty
Donate produce from your home garden!
Contact Debbie Shew, scwheatenterrier@yahoo.com

We are pleased to join our friends at St. Mark’s in support the New Canaan Food Pantry, Person-to-Person, and others with food insecurity locally by donating extra produce from our home gardens. Contact Debbie Shew scwheatenterrier@yahoo.com to sign up. (Debbie will even harvest for you if you are out of town!)

Person to Person

July Plate Donations at Outdoor Worship
Volunteer to sort and pack clothing or deliver food.
Contact Marianna Kilbride, marianna@godsacre.org

Our plate offering at the outdoor service in June and July will be donated to Person to Person in aid of those especially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, in the form of financial assistance, food, and clothing, or household necessities. In addition, we have the opportunity to volunteer by sorting and pre-packing clothing and/or delivering food to clients.

Pivot Ministries

Provide a Meal for our friends at Pivot.
Contact Mary Aly, maryaly@pivotministries.org

We continue to have the opportunity to provide our Pivot friends with meals or contribute to that cause. Visit our website for full information and a link to their Meal Train.

Pacific House

Off-site Volunteer Opportunities are available.
Contact Suzanne Brannan, suzbrannan1@mac.com

Suzanne Brannan has continued to find creative ways to serve meals to the men at Pacific House while they are not receiving volunteers on site. If you would like to participate, please contact Suzanne.

Filling in the Blanks

August Plate Donations at Outdoor Worship
Backpack Collection for Back to School
Contact Marianna Kilbride, marianna@godsacre.org

In August our plate offering will go to Filling in the Blanks, who provide weekend food to children in school meal service programs. In addition, we will collect backpacks for them.

 


Children and Family

Creative Christian Summer Camp

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, Children’s Garden
July 7 – August 11
Contact Anush Avetisyan, anush@godsacre.org

Creative Christian Camp is a place of community for the kids of New Canaan run by Director of Children’s music and Drama, Anush Avetisyan. Our activities include developing drama skills, acting out Bible stories, playing fun instruments like bells and drums and team building exercises that help exercise our kind Christian muscles! Please sign up and tell a friend. We are open to anyone who is looking for a place of welcome and creativity this summer! If you can’t come for the full 6 weeks, no worries – weekly sign ups are possible.


Fellowship

Sabbath Summer Picnic – New Date!

Gather with your church family on God’s Acre!

All are invited on Sunday, August 30, from 5:00-6:30 PM, to a Sabbath Picnic on God’s Acre! To RSVP or if you have questions please contact Caroline Leather, caroline@godsacre.org.

There is plenty of space for all to spread out for social distancing and still enjoy each other’s company.

Food trucks will be in the front circle serving dinner and dessert, however you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks if you wish! Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs and be sure to leave space between you and your neighbor (6 feet please)! 

Chapin will lead us in Sabbath Dinner practices and bless the children as they begin a new school year. 

Kids, church school and youth ministries have some great socially distance games in store for you!

It’ll be a nice, relaxing evening of food, fun, and fellowship “COVID Style.” Don’t forget to wear your masks when you enter and exit the church property or when you are mingling from a distance off your blanket.


Music

Patriotic Concert on God’s Acre

Saturday, July 4 at 12:00pm
Contact Jody Davis, jody@godsacre.org

On Saturday, July 4 at noon, hear Jody Blaine Davis play a patriotic concert on God’s Acre. Church windows will be open so bring a chair, wear a mask, and keep 6 feet in distance for this 30 minute organ program. *Concert will take place weather permitting.

Virtual Musical Moments

30-minute organ recitals
Wednesdays, godsacre.org/musical-moments/


Youth

Summer Quest

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Church Memorial Garden
July 16-August 27
Contact Erik Burns, burns@godsacre.org

Summer Quest begins on July 16, from 7:00-8:00pm meeting in the Memorial Garden. Quest meets every Thursday until August 27. Location may vary based on the week (church calendar will be updated to reflect those changes). Quest is open to all high school students grades 9-12.