Parents Meet This Sunday, Choral Evensong on the 20th and More!
Community Of Open-Hearted Parents (COOP) - Sunday, October 13th, 9-10 AM, Room 4: Drop your kids off at Sunday School and join us for the first COOP meeting of the year this Sunday in Room 4. COOP gatherings are a great way for parents to connect and share in the experience of raising children. Last year Rev. Rachel lead the group in exploring Brene Brown's work on open-hearted parenting.
Join in Prayer via Text: Many have signed up to receive the prayer reminders on Tuesday afternoon! To offer a way to stay more connected as a community, we are sending out a text once a week with a small prayer reminder. From your mobile phone, text the word Pray to (866) 718-8989 to join in! Check out the video in this message from Rev. Rachel.
Rite 13 and J2A Youth Outing - Saturday, October 19, 5-8 PM: Youth in the Rite 13 and J2A classes are invited to join us for an Escape Room outing. Please bring $10 to help cover the cost for the Escape Room and also money for dinner after. We'll plan to meet in the St. Cross parking lot and carpool over. Please RSVP to me if your teenager will be joining for the fun. Attached is a permission form you can fill out and return to me the day of. We plan to offer an outing for the older youth next month.
Habitat for Humanity Build Day Oct. 19: There is an upcoming Habitat for Humanity build on Saturday, October 19th. We need builders, help with food and also your prayers. You can sign up in the Parish Hall in the next few weeks or sign up at this address: stcross.org/h4h/
Choral Evensong with Healing Prayer on Sunday, October 20 at 5 PM: The Chancel Choir of St. Cross Episcopal Church and the Hermosa Beach Chapter of the Order of St. Luke welcome all to St. Cross for a service of Evensong with hymns, Taizé, and healing prayer. This meditative, contemplative service offers respite for the soul, a calming spirit, and the opportunity to light votive candles.Free will offerings support St. Cross’s music ministry.Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Trunk-or-Treat - Sunday, October 27th: Put on your Halloween costume and join us for the 2nd annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat! Children and youth are invited to trick-or-treat at different, themed car trunks in the inner parking lot. We'd love for families and St. Cross parishioners to decorate their car trunks and pass out candy. If you're willing to decorate your trunk for the festivities, please let me know. Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing. There will also be a bounce house, cotton candy, and other spooky activities!
Save the Date Reminder: You are invited to the wedding of the Rev. Nathan Biornstad and Erol Woo on December 28, here at St. Cross! More info as the date approaches.