Map your own spiritual journey @ Kanuga
Begin the fall season with friends you know and friends you’ve yet to meet as Patricia Turk and Roy Tripp guide us on a journey of self-discovery at the Episcopal Conference Center near Hendersonville, NC., on Sept. 7-9. Please see the information sheet here or pick one up in the back of the church or at the Center. The event is limited to the first 50 people who register. Although the deadline is Aug. 1, don’t delay—we expect to reach the maximum quickly. Click here to find out more about Kanuga.
UPDATE ON PURCHASE OF UNION CHURCH
It is with joy that I share with you news regarding our intended purchase of Union Church, Port Royal.
Two weeks ago, Tom Miller, Lewis Tabb and I made a presentation to the Bishop and the Standing Committee of the diocese. Our purpose was to ask their blessing and consent to our purchasing Union Church. Two days later, I received a call stating that the committee “unanimously and enthusiastically” supported our proposal.
The following week, a meeting was held with the mayor of Port Royal to work out the details for a sale agreement. We now have a signed sales contract with the town. With this in hand, we can continue to move forward with completing the purchase by a closing date of July 1.
Last week a thorough building inspection was completed on the property. The building is in very good shape for its age (It’s true; they don’t make ‘em like they used to). There are no major concerns. The minor wear and tear items that were brought to our attention by the building inspector are ones that can be easily attended to over time. Having a signed sales agreement along with the completed inspection report allows us to focus our attention on financing the purchase.
We still have a number of steps to take before completing the sale on July 1.
This Sunday, May 13, there will be an informational meeting to bring you current with events that have taken place and, more importantly, let you know what to expect over the next several months. We will gather in the church between our two services, with plenty of time for you to grab a cup of coffee before the meeting begins.
My thanks to the over 20 people who have helped us get to this point. For nine years St. Mark’s has worshiped in Union Church. We are now closer than ever to calling it “home.”
See you Sunday.
FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA
To read about plans for the future of our diocese, please click on the FAQ link below. These Frequently Asked Questions have been published to provide information and share hope for a future that remains grounded in the love of God. Paper copies are available in the church and the Center. Take copies home to share with family and friends, and continue to pray for reconciliation.
CALLING ALL COOKS
A St. Mark's cookbook is in the early stages of development and all cooks are asked to submit recipes to be included. The proceeds from the cookbook will go toward a ministry identified by the Outreach and Mission Committee. The price for the cookbook will be $15.
To Submit Recipes ONLINE:
The deadline for all recipes is July 1, 2018
This website is provided for St. Mark’s by our cookbook publisher, Morris Press Cookbooks, Kearney, NE.
· Go to www.typensave.com and click “login”
· Enter the user Name: Episcopalians
· Enter the user name: butter856 and click “submit”
· Enter your name and click “continue”
· Click “add recipes” to begin
Recipe Writing Guidelines:
Submit from one to six recipes. If more desired, just give us a call.
Once your recipe is entered be sure to proof and then save. Once you have logged out, you cannot make changes. Changes and edits can be made by the committee only. Just let us know.
· List all the ingredients in the order used.
· Include all amounts and container sizes: 2 (8oz.) cans.
· Write directions in one paragraph.
· Use ingredient names in the directions (combine sugar and flour) rather than (combine the first two ingredients.)
· Abbreviate measurements:
c. – cup, pt. – pint, tsp. – teaspoon, T. – tablespoon, lb. – pound, doz. – dozen,
env. - envelope, pkg. – package, oz. – ounce, gal. – gallon, opt. – optional, reg. – regular, qt. – quart, lg. – large, med. – medium, sm. – small, ctn. – carton.
Having trouble entering your recipe online?? Our publisher, Morris Press Cookbooks, provides all day technical support for St. Mark’s - Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm (central time.)
Call 800-445-6621. They are gracious and very helpful.