The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents
NOVEMBER 18th is our FALL COOKIE WALK! Proceeds will go to HOLY APOSTLES SOUP KITCHEN NYC
Our Giving Tree should be up just after Thanksgiving! It will be full of paper ornaments from the NJ Children’s Home with gift wishes A date to be announced will let you know when your UNWRAPPED gift with the PAPER ORNAMENT ATTACHED needs to be “under the tree” This Ministry, has been generously taken on by Emily Mrazek I hope she loves the joy you all bring to this event as much as I have.
DECEMBER 9th we partner with the ECW for the annual HOLIDAY BRUNCH during Coffee Hour Donations will help buy Gift Cards to Shoprite for the Giving Tree Families of The NJ Children’s Home Please feel free to add to the festivities with a covered dish
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen has been a symbol of hope and compassion in the Chelsea section of Manhattan since 1982. Housed in the landmark Church of the Holy Apostles, the Soup Kitchen serves over 1,000 hot nutritious meals on average each and every weekday, including holidays. Anyone who comes to our door is welcome – without question or qualification
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope.
With gifts of livestock and training, Heifer projects help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. We refer to our animal donations as "living loans" because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal's offspring to another family in need. It's called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of our mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace.
“HELLO, FAMILIES, FRIENDS, MEMBERS & TEACHERS OF SUNDAY SCHOOL!”
Dear Family at Holy Innocents:
This is my last Parish Post writing. By the time you read this, I’ll have vacated my home and will be en route to Naples, Florida. Our sweet little house is up for sale and I pray it does sell! I have found in life I can do many things fairly well, saying Goodbye is not one of them. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes by Samuel Johnson. “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over”. I thank God for ALL YOUR DROPS!! Love, Retired Sunday School Superintendent and your friend in Christ
Diana Shoenbach ~ Retired Sunday School Superintendent (609)548-4516 ~ K9acad@comcast.net
HOLY INNOCENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL CALENDAR OF “EVENTS” 2018 – 2019
November 18th: Fall Cookie Walk / Donations to HOLY APOSTLES EPISCOPAL SOUP KITCHEN
December 9th: Holiday Brunch partnered with ECW to benefit the CHILDREN’S HOME FAMILIES
December 16th: THE PARISH CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
January 20th: Sunday School hosts Coffee Hour
February 3rd: Souper Bowl Sunday / Donations to HEIFER INTERNATIONAL
February 17th: NO Sunday School!!! (President’s weekend)
March 17th: St Patrick’s Day Coffee Hour / Donations to SMILE
April 21st: Easter Sunday / EGG HUNT
May 19th: Recognition Sunday (Last day of Fall/Winter Sunday school schedule) Cookie Walk / Donations to SMILE
Dates and events may change due to conflicts in scheduling. These changes will be listed in a Sunday leaflet or announced before service.
Teacher ~ Maggie Aftanis
Helpers ~ Emily, Joseph & Olivia Mrazek