Dear friends,

What a great time we all had at the Flying Pig BBQ on Sunday! The food was delicious, the weather was perfect, and everyone obviously enjoyed being together. Many thanks to our BBQ gurus — John Gimson, Joe Gaul, and Connor Mark, the coordinators of the event — Michele Smither and Susie Throop, and all who pitched in to help. And there is lots of BBQ left for sale. It’s in the freezer for $15 a bag. Pick up a bag or two on Sunday.

Remember that tomorrow, Saturday, is the grounds work day. Come at 9 a.m. for coffee and donuts, then get to work. There are jobs for everyone. Bring your gardening gloves, rakes, and other equipment. It’s supposed to be a beautiful day to be outdoors.

This week the vestry voted to give $8,000 from church funds to the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida’s Hurricane Ian Relief Fund. All of the areas that were hardest hit are in that diocese, including Ft. Myers Beach, Naples, and Sanibel. If you would like to make an individual donation you may do so online at the link below, or bring a check on Sunday made out to St. Dunstan’s and earmarked hurricane relief.

The holiday season is fast upon us. This year we have committed to providing 50 bags of the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner side dishes for families served by Emmaus House. (Emmaus House provides the turkeys). Sign up to help at the link below, which gives a list of the ingredients needed for each bag. They should be in handled, reusable canvas bags. Bring your bags to the church by November 13. You may also sign up to help deliver bags to Emmaus House.

Kids and adults are invited to wear their Halloween costumes (no blood, gore, or weapons, please) to church on October 30. Kids bring your bags for trick-or-treating in the Beech Grove after church. And adults please bring the treats to share!

Finally, our neighbors at Trinity Presbyterian have invited us to attend a lecture with Bryan Stevenson, the director of the Montgomery, AL based Equal Justice Initiative. EJI was the driving force behind Montgomery’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice (also known as the lynching memorial) and museum. This should be an excellent lecture. Admission is free, but you must register.

2nd Annual Kittrell Lecture with Bryan Stevenson

Join us November 10, 2022 at 7PM for the 2nd Annual Kittrell Lecture at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA with guest, Bryan Stevenson. Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and author of Just Mercy.

Free and open to the public, the lecture, “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference,” will focus on what people of faith should do in the face of injustice.

Register today. We hope to see you there! Register 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 7:00 PM
2nd Annual Kittrell Lecture with Bryan Stevenson
Trinity Presbyterian Church

The service sheet for Sunday’s worship is attached. See you in church!

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