Dear friends,

St. Dunstan’s biggest social event of the year, the Flying Pig BBQ is this Sunday! We’ll gather in the Beech Grove after the 10:45 service for good food and fellowship. Bring a side dish to share. Tickets are $15. The forecast predicts perfect weather. Come join the fun!

The Adult Sunday school class on the threat of Christian Nationalism resumes this week at 9:30 in the Founders’ Room.

A grounds’ work day is scheduled for Saturday, October 15. Meet at 9 a.m. for coffee and donuts, then join in the work. Bring gardening gloves, pruning equipment, rakes, and shovels for a day celebrating the beauty of fall at St. Dunstan’s. Bring the kids, or anyone who would like to inhale the smell of leaves, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the beauty of nature.

The holiday season is fast approaching and St. Dunstan’s will once again be helping to provide Thanksgiving dinners for Emmaus House families. We have agreed to provide 50 bags of side dish ingredients (Emmaus House provides the turkeys). Below is a list of ingredients for each bag. Put the ingredients in a strong canvas bag with handles and bring them to the church by November 13.

Each bag needs the following ingredients:

  • 2 Cans of String Beans (English cut)
  • 2 Cans of Corn
  • 2 Cans of Peas
  • 1 Can of Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 Large Bag of Stuffing
  • 1 Box of Brownie Mix
  • 1 Bag of Rice (1 lb.)
  • 2 Boxes of Cornbread / Muffin Mix

Please place all of the sides for each household into one large reusable canvas bag with handles.

October is Pride Month in Atlanta, and we are showing our support with a new street banner. Thanks to Lynn Hood for the design and production, and to Lynn and Wayne for hanging it. Here is a description from Lynn: “The six traditional rainbow stripes on the modern-day rainbow pride flag have the same meaning they always have: a coalition of diverse genders and sexualities making up the LGBTQ community. 

The triangle on the flag’s left side was added more recently by nonbinary artist Daniel Quasar. This chevron design looks like an arrow pointing to the right, symbolizing forward progress. The colored stripes in this design have different meanings. The light blue, light pink and white section represents transgender and nonbinary people. The brown and black stripes represent marginalized communities of color. The black stripe also represents those who have been lost to AIDS and those living with the condition today.  

We added the words, because at St. Dunstan’s, “Every one is welcome here.”

And finally, the service sheet for Sunday is attached. Hope to see you then.

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