The next Mobile Loaves and Fishes run will be March 16th. There will be an opportunity to sign up to donate or volunteer online.
The MLF truck will be leaving from our church to feed and clothe the needy in the area. There are three ways you can participate:
- make a donation of one of the many necessities that gets loaded on the truck
- come to our church at 10:30am on this day to help us prep the food and load the truck
- make a monetary donation to purchase what is necessary to fill the truck
If you’d like to be added to the online email distribution list, please contact Carlene Hervieux. For general questions about how you can help, contact Carlene Hervieux or Dennis LaFreniere.
Emmanuel’s St. George’s Meal Site Day is this this Sunday,
March 9th April 13th .
We are asking parishioners to bring specific items for the meal. Sign-up sheets for food and volunteers are located in the crossing between the church and the parish hall. Please contact Doug LaFreniere or the office with any questions 401-658-1506.
This Lent, during our Sunday morning Adult Forum (10:30-11:30, every Sunday!) we will be talking about Lent Madness. What is a Saint? Who will be going for the Golden Halo? Come join us each Sunday, as we explore the Saints of Lent Madness.
Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev’d Tim Schenck, who was later joined by the Rev’d Scott Gunn. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born.
The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. You go each day to Lent Madness to read about the saints of the day and to cast your vote.
If you’d like to participate in Lent Madness at Emmanuel….. Get your brackets from the Narthex or download one at the lent madness website …give it to Dennis LaFreniere with $10 and we can compete to see who’s the best at predicting the winner of the the Golden Halo. You get one point for each correct guess and the winner chooses what charity the collected money goes to.
This is a great way to learn about the saints, and have a little fun along the way– a new way to experience and observe Lent. We invite you to join us!
Join us, Ash Wednesday, at noon or 7 p.m. for Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes. This is a time to hear those important words: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” It is a time to get a right start of repentance for our Lenten season, joining together in worship and prayer as we prepare for the 40 days that are to come. We hope to see you here.
Join us for our 2014 Lenten Series - Reel to Real Theology
It will take place Friday Nights beginning at 6:00 PM Beginning March 7th and continuing through April 11.
Our first Lenten Movie Night will take place on Friday, March 7th from 6:00-9:00 pm. The movie we will watch is “Wide Awake”. The protagonist of the film is 10-year-old Joshua Beal, a 5th grader at a Catholic school for boys.
After his grandfather dies, Joshua begins a personal search to find answers about life and death. The adults in his world have not been able to convince him that his grandfather is in good hands, so he sets out on a personal mission to find God. In their varying ways he is guided on his metaphorical journey by his best friend Dave and a sports-loving nun who is the principal at his school. The movie was the first to be made by director M. Night Shyamalan who went on to direct such blockbusters as “The Sixth Sense.” The movie is loosely based on his own experiences at the school where the film was made. As an aside, that school is Waldron Mercy Academy, which began admitting girls shortly after Night graduated, and where Vicar Joan taught music for 18 years. Many of her former students are in the film, and in one scene she is even playing the piano (heard, but not seen).
Join young people from all over the Diocese for an overnight at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC on Friday, May 9th.
Those in 6th-12th grade are welcome to be a part of this trip. We’ll stay overnight at the Cathedral and enjoy their program, and then spend the day Saturday exploring New York City.
For more information or to register please email Meaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happening, a spiritual retreat for high school students and a ministry of the diocese, will take place twice this year. Check the ECC web site for details.
Happening will take place:
Happening #73 – May 2nd-4th 2014 at the Episcopal Conference Center
Happening #74 –October 10th-12th, 2014 at the Episcopal Conference Center
The ECC is excited to be offering a Sr. High Conference the first weekend in April for those in 9th-12th grade.
- Friday, April 04, 2014, 5:30 PM - Sunday, April 06, 2014, 2:00 PM
Join conference leaders Ms. Emily Henthorn, Ms. Jen Jones, and Ms. Laura Sidla as they share stories about their experience with travel, service, and prayer around the globe.
Conferences begin with drop off between 5:30 and 6pm on Friday evening followed by dinner, and end at 2pm on Sunday afternoon after lunch. Campers and counselors stay in heated cabins, and need to bring comfortable and warm clothes, bedding, toiletries, and a towel.
Check the ECC web site for registration information.
Learn and Lead Event Series
An initiative of the Congregational Development Committee (CDC), each Learn and Lead is a day full of workshops, speakers, and sharing, to help your parish leaders (clergy and lay) learn new tools to improve parish life.
Forming Faithful Leaders
Saturday, March 1st
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich
If you are interested in attending contact Vicar Joan or Melody for more information.