St. Alban's continues a new tradition during the Lent Season, our "Ashes to Go" program on Ash Wednesday. We recognize that Christians in our city may not be able to attend our full noon service, so Mother Sharon stood curbside from 2-4pm to distribute ashes.
We are happy to report the event was a success, as 41 people got their ashes and blessing from Mother Sharon (pictured at right; photo courtesy of Gavin McIntyre/The Bay City Times).
Read MLive's great article about our program by clicking this link, and many thanks to MLive for spreading the word.
Who are we? We're the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement. As our national leader, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, illustrates so well in this video - if we follow Jesus' footsteps, living his teachings, living in his Spirit, we can overcome any difficulties we face. "Nothing can stop God's love."
We at St. Alban's strive to value and love our neighbors, and we're in the process of brainstorming, and praying about new ways we can demonstrate that love in the world. If you have ideas on how we can continue to be welcoming and loving, please share them anytime with our clergy and members! We love hearing new ideas and welcome your thoughts. (And for more about Presiding Bishop Curry and "The Jesus Movement," please click this link.)
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Through the support of individuals and congregations, we will be able to provide access to the healthy, fresh foods that help combat lead poisoning. We will be able to ensure that the safe water provided by our partner organizations does not run out. And we will be able to fulfill our baptismal promise to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being.
There are two ways you can donate, by check and online. Give online using PayPal, a safe and secure payment provider, at www.tinyurl.com/EpiscopalFlint.
Send checks marked “Water Relief” to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48503.
St. Alban's has begun an exciting new project, a community garden. During our "Blue Jean Sunday" work day, in which members and volunteers clean the church and grounds, we were able to fill and organize our pallets.
It is our goal to begin planting in June, so please stay tuned to our facebook page for updates and details. We welcome your advice on community gardening, so please don't hesitate to contact us through facebook or phone if you have ideas or wish to volunteer your time. We also welcome any donations of vegetables and herbs to plant.
Our garden, once up and running in the future, is meant to feed the community. Anyone walking by who wishes to eat should feel free to take what you need.
"Today's ruling by the Supreme Court is a victory for love and family in the United States, and I look forward to being able to exercise both my civil and religious authority in uniting couples in holy matrimony,"
- The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan