Please join us as we continue our Lenten discussion series featuring the book Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit by Paula Huston. This week we will be discussing the simplifying of relationships. See you there!
1) Our group will be going out to eat together Thursday, April 24th as a part of Dining Out For Life: Dine Out, Fight AIDS. This annual event raises money for AIDS Foundation Houston to help the over 100,000 people with HIV/AIDS (27,000 of whom live in Houston). It is as simple as going out to one of the restaurants listed on their website http://www.diningoutforlife.com/houston/restaurants and enjoying a meal. A portion of the check will be donated to AIDS Foundation Houston. We are wanting to go as a group, so bring your ideas about where you would like to go to our weekly gatherings or post your vote on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ststephens2030/. We look forward to hanging out with everyone while supporting this great cause!
2) St. Stephen's is trying a new form of connection to God entitled Word and Table which is a service that will be hosted every Sunday (except Easter Sunday) between now and Pentecost at 10:45 AM. If you are interested in experiencing the Spirit in a new way stop by! All are welcome!
3) The Parents of Young Children group and our group are spearheading a St. Stephen's collection for the homeless during Lent. Items will be left at the altar each week until Holy Saturday. As you may have seen in this week's eStar:
"Please bring men's clothing, small (hotel/sample size) hygiene items, non-perishable snacks, socks, Band-aids, and other items of use to the collection boxes in the Nave. All ages are invited Holy Saturday to package items to distribute in care bags. More information will be available in the Gathering Area and on the website."
Please put April 19th (Holy Saturday) on your calendar! If you have questions regarding this initiative, please contact Eric Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) Louis Hight, a member of our group, is the 2014 chair of the Integrity Houston Pride Float. Integrity is an organization that promotes full inclusion for LGBT members and clergy within the Episcopal church. He would appreciate our group's assistance as Houston Pride approaches. More details regarding this will also be coming soon.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Thursday,