Dear friends,

Our program year got off to a great start last Sunday. There was standing room only in the adult class on the religious roots of white supremacy. The confirmation class also had a great beginning, as did our Godly Play class for children. There was good energy in the services, and lots of people catching up with each other at the Second Sunday breakfast and coffee hour. Let’s carry that momentum forward. All three classes continue this Sunday at 9:30. And remember our services are now at 8:30 and 10:45.

I hope all of you are now back to normal after our bout with Hurricane Irma this week. The power in the church came back on late Wednesday afternoon, about 30 minutes after we decided to cancel choir practice for the evening. Last night the vestry voted to allocate $5,000 of our outreach funds to Episcopal Relief and Development to aid in Hurricane Irma relief. This is in addition to the $5,000 we allocated after Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to make a donation I encourage you to go to www.episcopalrelief.org.

Two of the year’s most anticipated events at St. Dunstan’s are coming up soon:

The Annual Flying Pig Barbeque will be Sunday, October 1, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The tickets help pay for the meat (pork and chicken). We also ask everyone to bring a side dish or dessert to share. There will be sign up sheets at church on Sunday for food and help setting and cleaning up. If you are interested in being part of the BBQ crew, contact John Gimson.

The Annual Blessing of the Animals service will be Sunday, October 8, at the 10:45 service. Bring your furry, feathered, or finned friends to church with you that day! Note, we will have two services that Sunday, but there will be no Sunday School and no Second Sunday breakfast.

Finally, a reminder that you can sign up to host coffee hour after the 10:45 service by signing up on the sheet by the kitchen or by going online.

See you Sunday.
Tricia