May 2014 My Dear Franciscan Friends, Alleluia, Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia, alleluia! One of the joys of being an Episcopalian is that we have not just one day to celebrate Easter, but rather a whole season. During this season of joy, let us pray that that God would bring new life into our daily lives: at breakfast, during our work, and at night as we rest. May God bring new life to our eyes that we may see you walking beside us and new life to our fingers that we may touch the signs of your life among us.
MICHAEL MOULDEN RECTOR
With these thoughts and prayers in mind, I share with a poem written by an Anglican priest George Herbert who lived at the turn of the 17th century. The Dawning Awake, sad heart, whom sorrow ever drowns ; Take up thine eyes, which feed on earth ; Unfold thy forehead, gathered into frowns ; Thy Saviour comes, and with Him mirth : Awake, awake, And with a thankful heart His comforts take. But thou dost still lament, and pine, and cry, And feel His death, but not His victory. Arise, sad heart ; if thou dost not withstand, Christ's resurrection thine may be ; Do not by hanging down break from the hand Which, as it riseth, raiseth thee : Arise, Arise; And with His burial linen drie thine eyes. Christ left His grave-clothes, that we might, when grief Draws tears or blood, not want a handkerchief.
May God bless you during this Eastertide! Michael
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ROBERT BLACK ASSISTANT RECTOR
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Stock your bookcase ... help your community! Some organizations that benefit from our sale Guilford Urban Ministry Food Bank • Step-Up Ministry Food Assistance • Mobile Meals • Clara House Backpack Beginnings • Stop Hunger Now Thursday, May 8, 9 am - 8 pm Friday, May 9, 9 am - 8 pm Saturday, May 10, 9 am - 1 pm (bag day: $10 per bag) More than 50,000 volumes! rare & collectible • children’s fiction • cookbooks gardening • history • arts & music crafts & hobbies • science fiction • new fiction paperback • coffee table books • DVDs • books on CD
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED 3506 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC, 27408 (336) 288-4721 • www.stfrancisgreensboro.org 3
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BOOK SALE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES To make our Book Sale a success, we need the help of EVERYONE who is able and available between Saturday May 3rd and Saturday May 10th! Our dedicated sorters and organizers have worked weekly for more than 11 months to get the merchandise ready. Now it's time for the rest of us to step up to the plate! Mark your calendar: Setup: May 3rd - 7th Preview Party: 5:30-8:00 pm May 7th BOOK SALE: May 8th, 9th, and 10th To volunteer in the kitchen at the preview party on May 7th, contact: Melinda Kimble: firstname.lastname@example.org or 282-6134 Vara and Jim Cox: email@example.com or 545-4385 To volunteer at the sale May 8th- 10th: E-mail Lesley Cahalan at firstname.lastname@example.org with the time slot(s) that will work for you (see slots below). Or call 336-207-2740. Set–up: Day Date Saturday
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May 3rd - Lunch provided 8:00am - 9:00am -Set up conveyors 9:00am – Noon - Driveway blocked by conveyer at 9:00am so please park across the street or arrive prior to 9:00am Noon - 3:00pm May 4th - Lunch provided After church - 2:00pm May 5th 9:00am - Noon 11:00am - 2:00pm May 6th 9:00am - Noon 11:00am - 2:00pm May 7th 9:00am - Noon 11:00am - 2:00pm
Preview Party Thursday
May 7th May 8th
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM -Cashiers only 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Includes nightly cleanup 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Includes nightly cleanup 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Finish up sales, start cleanup 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Cleanup
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Publicity is essential to the success of the sale. Please post the Book Sale flyer in your neighborhood stores and schools, or share it with neighbors. Let your friends know! Credit Cards are Accepted New Category: Science Fiction
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Preview Party: Join the fun the night before the sale for a special book preview party for St. Francis Parishioners only. Shop ahead of the crowds, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine and visit with your church friends. May 7th, 5:30-8pm. $8 per person. Childcare provided. We will be signing folks up in the Courtyard on May 4th between Services.
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Food donations needed: Our hard-working volunteers will need breakfast, lunch and dinner on May 8th, 9th and 10th. Suggested donations include: tray of meats, fruit, veggies, sandwiches, bags of chips, 2-liter bottles of drinks. Food donations are greatly appreciated. Contact Doris Bradley at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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Mission Trips This year we will have TWO Mission Trips: one for Middle Schoolers, and one for High Schoolers. The Middle School Mission Trip will be June 18th-21st. This trip will focus on the needs of our local community, and is open to rising 6thrising 8th graders. We will stay at St. Mike's and shower at the YMCA. Cost for this trip is $120, with a deposit of $50 due May 1! We will need chaperones, please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the trip as a student or as a chaperone.
AMANDA HARMON DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH MINISTRY
Our High School Mission Trip will be June 29-July 5th! This trip will be in partnership with the High School students at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, NC. This trip is open to all rising 9th graders-graduated seniors. We will be going to Glory Ridge, NC and working to repair and rebuild homes for those in need. **We especially need chaperones with experience in roofing, construction, plumbing, etc. Cost for this trip is $250, with a deposit of $75 due May 1! To sign up for this trip as either a student or a chaperone, please contact Amanda at email@example.com.
Youth Sunday will be May 18th! If you have a senior graduating from high school or college, we would love to acknowledge their accomplishments during the Worship Service. Please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, where they are graduating from, and a brief description of their future plans.
Vacation Bible School will be held August 4th-8th! From 9am-noon each day, all children from PreK-5th grade are invited to participate. (Older youth are welcome to volunteer as helpers.) Our working title is "Welcomed by God: Come as Strangers, Leave as Friends", and we will have Bible stories, music, games, crafts, and FUN that all relates to this theme! Further registration details will be available soon.
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All Franciscans are invited to attend the regional Confirmation Service, which will include our Confirmands as well as those from other churches, on Wednesday evening, May 14th. The service will be at the Canterbury School in the Phillips Chapel at 6:30pm, with a light reception to follow. It would be wonderful to have many parishioners come to support our Confirmands! Additionally, if anyone from St. Francis would like to participate in the service by being an acolyte, please let either Amanda (email@example.com) or Robert (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
Confirmation Service Project This year's Confirmation class has also decided on a wonderful project to help our local community: collecting hygiene items for the homeless. From now until May 18th, we will be collecting various hygiene items, particularly toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, and travel size soaps and shampoos. Please bring these items to the church office throughout the week, or place them in the box in the Narthex. All of these items will be donated to those served at the Interactive Resource Center, which provides several services for the homeless in our community.
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The 2014 Easter Egg Hunt was a great success! Over 300 eggs were hidden, and over 40 children participated! This was a wonderful Easter celebration for the children of St. Francis. Happy Easter!
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On behalf of the Vestry, Staff, Stewardship Committee, and all who share in the blessings of God through the worship, ministries, programs, and outreach of St. Francis Church, we thank the following Franciscans for their pledges to pray during the Easter season (as of April 14) Kitty Baker Chris Beaman Betty Barry Robert Black Tyler Black Wanda Brannon Beverly Burke Ashley Buterbaugh Lauren Cahalan Lesley Cahalan Phyllis Campbell Missy Chance Claudia Clarke Ken Clarke Lynda Cook Ross Cox Jane Darnell Mary Dator Jennifer Davis Jim Donnelly Cathy Fetter Genevieve Fleischman Mary Flinn Mike Flinn Alice Gaines Mike Gaines Sonia Haslam Amanda Harmon Brenda Hartsell Larry Hartsell Jane Anne Hayber Leslie Henry Chris Hutchison Robb Hutchison Elaine Hyatt
Ginger Jones Paul Kilmartin Susan Kopald Cheryl Landon Loren Lotz Bruce Lyon Ellen Lyon Brian MacKenzie Cory MacKenzie Grant MacKenzie Kate MacKenzie Melinda Madtes Doreen Marshall Patrick Marshall Anne Mellen Alexandra Mize Margaret Montana Samuel Moss Michael Moulden Cameron Gordon Peck Jacob Pollina Maddie Pollina Emily Ragsdale Claudia Reich Chris Relos Ben Richardson Sam Richardson Norma Robertson Bill Rogers Allen Rushing Erica Rushing Pat Russell Carolyn Saunders Rick Saunders Mary Fran Schickedantz 8
Shirley Smith Midge Spong Nancy Stiefel Jane Stubbs Janice Sund Steve Sund John Teer Walt Thompson Gail Warnecke Jim Weeks Bland Whitley Pierson William
St. Francis Day School Little Franciscan Summer Camp
Child’s name: ____________________________________age as of June 1 __________ Parent’s name(s): ________________________________________________________ Street address: ___________________________________________________________ City: __________________________________________ Zip code: ________________ Email address: ___________________________________________________________ Phone number(s): _________________________________________________________ Allergies and/or medical conditions: __________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Emergency contact name and number in the event you cannot be reached: ________________________________________________________________________ Please bring a tote bag with a change of clothing daily. A peanut free snack will be supplied. Campers should dress for a mess! Parents should apply sunscreen and insect repellant before coming to school. Eligible campers have completed a 2 year-old program. Camps are geared for rising 3’s, 4’s, Pre-K & Kindergarten and 1st graders. Camp starts at 9:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm.
The cost for each camp is $110 per week. Please return this form with a non-refundable $25 deposit per camp to reserve your child’s space.
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June 16-20 June 23-27 July 14-18 July 21-25
3..2..1..Blast Off! Adventures at Sea Castles & Dragons Get Fit & Grow
($85 balance is due 5/1) ($85 balance is due 5/1) ($85 balance due 6/2) ($85 balance due 6/2)
______ Total number of camps x $25 = $ ________ Refunds for camps requested in writing are honored up to two weeks prior to a scheduled camp less the $25 registration fee for each camp. In the event a camp is cancelled due to low enrollment a full refund will be made. Emergency Permission Form: We hereby agree to hold harmless St. Francis Episcopal Church and Day School or anyone acting on behalf of St. Francis, from any and all liability resulting from injury to my child, ___________________________, that may occur at Little Franciscan Summer Camp. I authorize any agent for St. Francis Episcopal Church to admit my child for emergency medical treatment as necessary in the event that such care is needed and I cannot be immediately contacted. Parent signature: ______________________________________________________________ 9
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The following is a brief summary of the first quarter 2014 financial reports for St. Francis Episcopal Church: First Quarter ACTUAL
First Quarter BUDGET
YTD YTD BUDGET VARIANCE
Net Margin ($20,635)
The operating fundâ€™s first quarter of 2014 finds the Church in a very good place. Our revenues were slightly above our first quarter budget and expenses were $3,000 below budget. Current year pledges were right on target through the first quarter. Our first quarter net margin was negative but it was below the first quarter budget by $3,700. The only unusual expense item that we experienced was utilities, given the rather harsh weather we have had this year. We spent about $3,100 on additional capital items in the first quarter and on an ongoing basis we have totally spent $143,500 on Capital. We also have about $49,300 in capital funding against this expense, yielding a net of outstanding amount of $94,200. We continue to finance this amount internally through cash management. Through the 9th month of the school year the Day School financial report showed a net margin of a negative ($2,500). This is a real improvement from the last quarter. The revenues were $133,400 and the expenses were $135,900. We hope this small negative position will be overcome during the next 3 months of the school year. Currently, the school has 64 students, but the annual budget was built on an assumption of 72 students, which is the core reason for the shortfall in revenue. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns (email@example.com.) Dennis
V E S T RY N O M I N AT I N G C O M M I T T E E We are looking for four parishioners to join three Vestry members to decide the next Vestry class for the upcoming three years. Please contact Claudia Reich (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jim Cox (email@example.com), or Brian MacKenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in serving in this ministry.
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Vestry Highlights for April 2014 Outreach funds were approved in the amount of $3,000 for The Interactive Resource Center which is an organization which focuses on helping the homeless in our community and also $2,500 for The Adult Center for Enrichment to assist with their Adult Day Care.
Book Sale - the St. Francis Book Sale funds the entire Outreach budget for our church. The major work starts this Saturday, May 3rd, as ALL of the books need to be moved from the garage to the Parish Hall. This can be an easy job if we have about 50 volunteers. As of right now, we only have six, which will not be enough to get the job done. Please take some time to help out on Saturday as the success of the Book Sale depends on it!
Tennis Social will be on May 10th at Pinetop Tennis Club.
There will be a presentation during the 10:00 service on June 1st regarding the completion of the Discernment Phase for the Proposed Capital Campaign. A Parish Hot Dog Lunch will take place following the service and Leadership Ambassadors will be available to answer questions.
We had 75 Parishioners sign up to participate in the Pledge to Pray Campaign.
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DEATHS: Elisabeth Turner Allgood, mother of Linda Allgood Albert G. Borden, Jr., father of Emily Ragsdale TRANSFER IN: Mike and Jane Marshall - Grace United Methodist Church - Greensboro NC Mike, Ashley, Briella and Everleigh Buterbaugh - Church of the Atonement - Carnegie, PA Catherine and Robert Millikin - St. Luke's Episcopal Church - Yanceyville NC TRANSFER OUT: Michael and Carol James - Westminster Presbyterian - Greensboro Alison and Ava Dodge - Holy Trinity Church - Greensboro
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Quench your thirst for Fellowship â€“ Starting April 27th we will revive the coffee social after the 10:30am service in the Parish Hall. Take advantage of this opportunity to grab a cup of java and chat with old and new church friends. In June we will move this event out into the Courtyard beginning our summer of Lemonade on the Lawn.
Spring Tennis Social - Dust off your tennis rackets and mark your calendars! May 10th starting at 7pm will be the Second Annual St. Francis Tennis Social, held at the Pinetop Tennis Club. Players of all abilities and spectators are all welcome, and both St. Francis members and non-members may participate. The event will be set up as a round robin, with prizes awarded in several categories. The cost will be $20 to play, which includes all court fees as well as heavy appetizers. Assorted alcohol and nonalcohol beverages will be available for sale; no outside alcohol is permitted on the grounds. All proceeds from the event will go towards Urban Ministry. Registration is required to play. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com to register. Checks sent to the office or handed in after the service will confirm your spot(s), with the reference "2014 Tennis Social" in the memo field.
All Parish Luncheon â€“ We will kick off the summer June 1st with a parish wide hotdog lunch in the courtyard following the 10am service.
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The Interactive Resource Center has made a presentation to the Outreach Committee describing their history, their services, and their mission to the homeless in our community. At last count, there are more than 1,000 homeless in Guilford County along with 2,700 children. 143 of those are “chronically homeless”, leading to the community spending $109,000 for 75 days on these folks who end up in jail, shelters, ER visits, etc. IRC provides day care services, such as laundry, showers, obtaining ID’s, bus passes, telephone services, some basic medical needs, disability claims, assisting with GED’s, to mention a few. They collaborate with other non-profits for referrals and to avoid duplicate services. Outreach has determined this is an organization we need to support and stay connected with, as they provide a much needed service to those homeless in our community. http://gsodaycenter.org/ We continue to support the Adult Center for Enrichment, which provides adult day care for seniors in our community. Many patrons are able to pay for this service, but just as many are not, and it is a valuable service which allows more seniors to remain in their homes longer. http:// www.acecare.org/ We’ve also become interested in Malachi House 2, which is a non-profit 9-month residential faithbased recovery program for men, which is seeing remarkable success. Learn more at http:// www.malachihouse2.org/ We thank the congregation for their support during Lent for “Change-ing Lives”, for the volunteers who assisted us with the Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Drive, and for those in addition to the EYC for the 50 comfort backpacks assembled for troubled teens. All these organizations are most grateful to have St. Francis as a caring partner. As our annual Book Sale approaches, we will all be coming together with our time and talent to make it a success once again this year in order to continue providing these much needed services to our brothers and sisters in need in our community.
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We will be walking again this year under the name Jane Stubbs and Friends of St. Francis. The walk will be held on Saturday, May 17th. 11:00am to 11:00pm at Proehlific Park, 4517 Jessup Grove Road. Our team is on ACS website: www.relayforlife.org/greensboronc I would love for you to sign up as a team member and raise money or ask that you make a donation or purchase luminaries in honor or memory of a family member or friend. You are welcome to do this online or mail check payable to ACS/Relay For Life to me. You can get 3 luminaries for $25 or 1 for $10. Thank you in advance for supporting this great cause as we continue to make a difference in the fight against cancer. I am a 13 year Survivor and we have many church members who are also survivors and several who lost the fight. God Bless, Jane Stubbs 4013 Ridgedale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455, 336-288-8836, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chrismon Construction Company has received a letter and pictures from St. Clements Anglican Church, Poole, England, thanking us for the Chrismons we sent them last Christmas for their small Chrismon Tree.
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DAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION Registration for the 2014/2015 school year is open. Children who will be ages of 18 months—5 years old by August 31, 2014 are welcome to enroll. Parishioners are eligible for a 10% tuition discount. Please contact Rae or Kit at (336)288-4740 or email@example.com if you have questions about the process or would like to schedule a tour.
Registration Form 2014/2015 Child’s full name: _____________________________________________________ Child’s birthday: _____________________ (Must be class age by August 31, 2014.) Check one: _____ male
Indicate your first and second choice: _____ Twos M/W/F ($220) or
_____ T/Th ($185)
_____ Threes M/W/F ($220) or
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_____ Fours M-Th ($245) _____ Pre-K (ages 4 & 5) M- F ($285) Placement in the Pre-K class is subject to director approval. Parent names: ________________________________________________________ Street address: ________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________________ Zip code: ____________________ Email address: ________________________________________________________ Home phone: ____________________ Cell phone: __________________________ The registration fee of $65 is due in full at the time of registration. This completed form and the registration fee will hold your child’s place for the 2014/2015 school year. Please note that teacher and class placements are based upon enrollment. The registration fee is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to St. Francis Day School and our mailing address is 3506 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408. If your child has an IEP or IFSP, please attach a copy with this form.
F R A N C I S E P I S C O PA L C H U R C H A Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, Bishop The Rt. Rev. Ann Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan P ARISH
The Rev. Michael Moulden, Rector The Rev. Robert Black, Assistant Rector Amanda Harmon, Director of Children's and Youth Ministry Rae Augustin, Day School Director Sam Doyle, Choir Director Pat Copley, Organist
S TAFF Jane Woody, Junior Choir Director Linda Allgood, Parish Administrator Bonnie Thyer, Communications Coordinator Linda Lambe, Bookkeeper Ken Cressman, Facilities Manager Rigoberto Bautista, Custodian
On the web at: www.stfrancisgreensboro.org Phone 336-288-4721 Fax 336-288-4760 St. Francis Day School 336-288-4740
ST. FRANCIS EPISCOPAL 3506 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, NC 27408