We are called to be the hands of the Lord in this place, open to all, reaching out to the community and the world.

eNews for May 11, 2014

We are called to be God’s hands in the world, open to all, reaching out to the community and the world. 

Volunteers Needed for Nunsense Performance – we are looking for folks who can help with a few jobs the evening of the our “Nunsense” fund raising performance on May 18th. The sign up sheet for the jobs will be at the bar on Sunday. Ushers, bar help, raffle ticket seller, set up and clean up crew. Don’t worry, you can still see the show and help!! – see Pam Hardaway.

Don’t Forget to Buy Your Tickets!–the benefit performance of “Nunsense” will start on May 18th at 5:30 pm with a wine and hors d’ oeuvres reception at 5:30 p.m., the show begins at 6:30.  The show is about a fund raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentaly poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). She and four other sisters, played by acclaimed local actresses, are hilarious as they sing, dance and totally captivate the audience.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the coffee bar on Sundays or at the church office Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Safe Church Training Available in the Diocese–there will be Safe Church training modules hosted at different locations within the Diocese of Fort Worth that are open for all to attend.  There are three “course options” in the safe church training materials currently in use in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth:  Safeguarding God’s Children, Safeguarding God’s People (Preventing Sexual Exploitation) and Safeguarding God’s People (Preventing Sexual Harassment).  The training schedule to date is:  Monday, May 12th – 6:00-9:00 p.m. – Safeguarding God’s Children, All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Worth.  Saturday, August 16th – 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon – Safeguarding God’s People – Preventing Sexual Exploitation, All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Worth.  Saturday, August 16th – 12:00 noon -3:00 p.m. – Safeguarding God’s People – Preventing Sexual Harassment, All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Worth.

While all members of our congregations are encouraged to be informed about these important issues, the specific training requirements are determined by a person’s role in the congregation.  For example:  someone who serves with children or youth needs to take the “Safeguarding God’s Children” training, while someone who is serving on the personnel committee needs to take the “Safeguarding God’s People – Preventing Sexual Harassment” training.  The safe church trainings are not sequential and have mutually reinforcing themes.  In order to “fulfill the requirement” for safe church training, an individual must (whenever possible) take the appropriate training within six months of assuming a role related to leadership, children, youth, or vulnerable adults.

A Discussion in Christian Formation–Join St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church (223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, TX 76248) on Saturday, May 24th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for a discussion on Christian formation – a continuation of the table talk group discussion from last year’s Diocesan Convention.  All are welcome to attend this free event to discuss youth and adult formation.  Child care provided – please RSVP to Corrie Cabes, Children and Youth Minister and St. Martin’s Preschool and Academy Chaplain at corrie.cabes@stmartininthefields.org (indicate child care needs in your RSVP).