Winter Issue 2016
On the front page, Interim Rector Don Brown talks about leaving behind the difficulties of the past year and encountering the new promise of Advent.
Senior Warden Jim Griffith relates how the vestry is keeping abreast of parish ministries and how the vestry selection process will unfold this year, on page 2.
Guest contributor Dean Alan Jones shares his reflections on Thanksgiving, on page 8.
Our crèche tradition has been around since 1951, sustained each year by members of our Altar Guild, as the story by Anna Sylvester relates, on page 16.
Vestry member Martha Daetwyler introduces our new, remarkable St. Mary Magdalene Scholarship Fund, a program to benefit girls of our parish entering college, on page 17.
Our Interim Director of Music Eric Choate writes about the beauty and benefits of singing, on page 20.
Don’t miss news of our Profile and Search Committee activities to identify a new rector, on page 6, and an update of our Stewardship campaign, on page 12.
A schedule of our special celebrations of Advent and Christmas appears on the inside back page, as convenient reference for you to save the dates -- or attach to your refrigerator.
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