Stewardship Events, Upcoming Faith at 4, Butterflies and the Election
Stewardship Events and Upcoming Faith at 4: If you signed up for Saturday evening's wine tasting stewardship event or Sunday's "In the Kitchen with Peter Coote," check your email for the sign-on info! Also, on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday the 25th we have Faith at 4 -- note that the time is now 4 PM instead of 5 PM -- and we will be sending out the signup info on Monday. Saturday is a family event with pumpkin carving, and communion will be available at both events. More details in the Monday email!
Grab Your Milkweed at Hermosa Beach Garden: The Community Gardeners will be thinning out the milkweed at the Hermosa Beach Garden at 425 Valley Drive on Tuesday, October 20. Milkweed are the plants that provide all the food for Monarch caterpillars. If you'd like to have some milkweed for yourself to plant at home in order to help the monarchs, please stop by the garden and pick up as many plants as you want! They will be outside the fence, with water to help them last through Wednesday. Thanks for helping our butterfly friends thrive!
Prayer Initiative: Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are calling Episcopalians and all others to join in "A Season of Prayer: For an Election." This prayer novena — nine days of devotional prayers — calls upon God for discernment in voting and for the well-being of our nation. The season of prayer begins Tuesday, October 27, and continues through Nov. 4, the day after the elections in the United States. In a short video message to encourage participation, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry called on Episcopalians to join the initiative to pray for our nation, its people and leaders, and all the nations and people of the earth. Read more here.
More on the Election and the Census: The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations has created a comprehensive suite of resources for advocacy, the U.S. Election, and 2020 Census engagement. Central to election engagement are the “Vote Faithfully” resources built up over the course of several election cycles and in coalition with ecumenical partners. These resources are designed for use year-round, emphasizing messaging that is non-partisan and informed. As the United States gets closer to Election Day, Nov. 3, The Episcopal Church will continue to release new resources, including an ongoing educational series on the basics of the election process and transition of power, four bulletin inserts from Sermons That Work focused on voter engagement and written for the readings on the four Sundays leading up to Election Day, and "A Season of Prayer: For an Election," a novena prayer series developed with Forward Movement. Read more here.