October 06th, 2022
Get Out The Vote – Next Week, October 16, Is Our Final “Postcard Sunday”
“Last call” to those who want to support this year’s non-partisan educational effort to remind “on again, off again” Pennsylvania voters just how crucial their ballots are to maintaining our democracy. Postcard messages only take a few minutes of your time, and we provide everything you need to get the job done – postcards, stamps, message content and voter addresses. Tables will be set up in the narthex before and after each service, and it’s a fun and easy way to make a difference. Hope to see you there, whether you’re an experienced writer or it’s your debut event! Questions? Contact the office.
Jacket & Warm Clothing Drive
Beginning this Sunday and running through the middle of November, we will be collecting warm clothing, primarily outerwear, in support of the International Students Admission & Enrollment Office (ISAEO) of the Prince George’s County School System. ISAEO registers and provides support services for international PGCPS students and their families. ISAEO reports that they've had a very busy registration season; registrations for families coming from outside the US are up approximately 30% over this time last year, and many of these newly arrived families do not have clothing appropriate for Maryland winters. You can help support these children and their families by donating new or gently used coats and jackets (pre-school sizes through adult medium), as well as hats, scarves, and gloves. Please be sure any used items are clean and in good condition (zippers work, no missing buttons, no rips or tears, etc.) Donations should be placed in the bin in the narthex. Please contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you for your generosity!
Blessing of the Animals October 8
Tuesday’s event was changed due to rain. This year, we will hold this ceremony outside in front of the church on Saturday 10/8 at 10:00 am. Bring a lawn chair; we will also have some chairs on hand if you cannot. All of our four-legged friends are welcome to be there in the flesh, or you may bring a photo or object as a stand-in if your critter doesn’t like to travel. We will also remember animals who are with us no longer yet hold a special place in our memories.