THIS WEEK AT SHALLOWFORD
Friday, June 14
5:30pm Wedding Rehearsal
Saturday, June 15
Sunday, June 16
9:30am Called Session Meeting
10:00am Summer Choir
Sunday, June 23
10:00am Summer Choir
2019 Session Committee Chairpersons
Administration - Bob Federchuck
Building and Grounds - Jack Hartle, Tony Brett
Christian Education - Lynn Watkins
Fellowship and Congregational Care - Carolyn Auman
Outreach - Jane Pfeuffer
Welcoming - Sally Gant
Worship - Al Gaskill
Carolyn Auman, Tony Brett, Bob Federchuck, Sally Gant,
Al Gaskill, Jack Hartle, Jane Pfeuffer, Lynn Watkins
By Charley Rose
At the Stated Session meeting on April 15, 2019 the Session:
At the Stated Session meeting on March 18, 2019 the Session:
At the Stated Session meeting of February 18, 2019 the Session:
Heard a number of suggestions from Mark Ramsey that included:
Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 and John 16: 12-15
Sermon: Rev. Jeff Sockwell
Greeters: Stewart Ellis and Chris Motley
Ushers: Vickie and Al Gaskill
Nursery Prayground: Linda Edgar
Lector: Chris Motley
BRINGING THE SCRIPTURES TO LIFE! On Sunday, June 23, we will begin the practice of a monthly dramatization of a scripture reading. We will be presenting an informal reading of the story of Elijah in I Kings, Chapter 19. If you are interested in participating in future dramatizations, please contact Grace Ellis.
Community Garden Update!!
One brood of bluebirds has hatched and fledged! Black Swallowtail caterpillars have munched a lot of fennel and formed chrysalises! Towhees are nesting in the shrubbery! Our resident wren and mockingbird are providing beautiful music! Lots of great summer goodness is beginning to appear! It is Summer in the Shallowford Community Garden!!
The Garden Keeper signup board has appeared on the "Sharing the Bounty Table". Consider signing up to water and pick produce for a week this season! (It's a great learning experience and fun for grandkids, too!!) There are printed instructions on the table and you will be assigned either Janet Scharling or Stewart Ellis to assist you with your week. No prior experience required! Come join us in the garden!!
The Table will be laden with lettuce, kale, spinach, chard, and radishes for a few more weeks, yet. We hope for sugar snap peas soon! Take home some fresh, organic veggies to enjoy in exchange for your donation to Crisis Control Ministries! Any produce left on the table is delivered to Clemmons Food Pantry.
Sunday morning Spiritual Awakenings Sunday School classes for children and adults will be taking a summer break. Check the church calendar and newsletter for summer activities and for the start-up of Spiritual Awakenings in September!
SUMMER CHOIR! The Shallowford Singers and Joyful Noise will take our annual summer break from weekly rehearsals from June through August. BUT we will continue to meet on Sunday mornings and to sing in worship through the summer. Members and friends of all ages are invited to join us any Sunday at 10am in the Choir Room where we will sing through our music for the day and coming weeks.
From the Christian Education Committee:
In order to promote inclusion of children in worship and support fewer nursery volunteers, the Christian Education committee is engaging in a trial of a change to the nursery for this summer.
The session approved creating a Prayground area in the sanctuary for children to stay in the sanctuary during the Sunday morning service. Praygrounds are popular in many denominations and support including children in worship. There is now an area in the right back/side of the sanctuary (facing the altar) with small chairs, a table, drawing/coloring supplies, soft/quiet toys and books. We will staff the area each Sunday with one volunteer and invite parents to stay with their children if there is more than one child. We will do this instead of staffing the nursery upstairs. Volunteers will engage the children with drawing, books, and joining in with the congregation when appropriate (such as standing and singing/listening to the music, passing the peace).
At the end of the summer, we will survey the congregation about how this worked. The CE committee will determine next steps.
This trial will be for the months of June through August. Please reach out to Lynn Watkins if you have questions. Thank you for supporting this trial.
LOOKING AHEAD! SUMMER AT SHALLOWFORD:
Sunday, July 14: 11:30 am - Mid-Summer Fellowship Pot Luck Lunch. Bring a family-size dish to share. Sign up will be posted on the bulletin board.
Sundays, July 21, 28 and August 4: Celtic Spirituality Class
Christians who came to faith on the British Isles, in the 4th century and beyond, developed their own unique traditions. In recent decades, we have seen a renewed interest in these practices which hold a reverence for nature and which focus on a personal and intimate relationship with the Creator….“listening for the heartbeat of God”. Celtic Spirituality can be a fresh look at the things of God, which is most needed in the desert of systematic theologies we may be used to.
In this class, we will explore the theology of the Celtic tradition and look at its strengths and weaknesses. The class will include an introduction to the places and saints associated with England and Scotland, as well as opportunities for trying out some of the Celtic practices.
This class will be offered in 3 parts on Sundays July 21, July 28, and August 8, after worship, from 12:15-2:30 PM.
Mark your calendars now! Further information, including how to register and books to be read, will be coming soon!
Advent/Christmas 2019 Devotional - Thank you to those who have begun turning in their writings for the 2019 Advent/Christmas Devotional booklet. As you complete your submission, you can turn these in to the church office or email them to Janet Sockwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are still a few topics left for the if anyone else would like to join in! Please see Janet or email her for the list of topics and template.
From the Outreach Committee:
Grand Mexican Kermés at El Buen Pastor
Sunday, June 30, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
El Buen Pastor will host a summer Kermés (outdoor festival) on Sunday, June 30th. The festival will feature Latino food, music, and a Moon Bounce for kids. The fun begins at 12 noon on Sunday, June 30, at El Buen Pastor Church, 4637 Tim Road, Winston-Salem 27106. ¡Esperamos que todos puedan venir! We hope everyone can come!
The Crisis Control Gift of the Month: Collected by the West Forsyth Christian Preschool
Why not pick up some “extra” next time you go to the store and deposit it in the barrel inside the entrance to Arnold Hall? We are “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”!!
June - Canned meet (Salmon, Beef, Spam, Tuna)
July - Peanut butter and jelly
The Outreach Committee thanks you for your generosity!!
Ongoing Ministries - We celebrate the generous stewardship of our congregation through worship and music, service including VBS with El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Hispanic mission, West Forsyth Christian Preschool, our community garden, Pilgrimage Ministry, the Art Wall, 12 Step Recovery groups, Hinkle House celebrations, Bloodmobile, CROP Hunger Walk, Presbyterian coffee and chocolate, and much more.
"Much more" includes Campus Ministry. You may not realize that Joanne Federchuck was on the committee of several churches and Salem Presbytery which called Stewart Ellis to be the Presbyterian Campus Minister in the area in 1990. Stewart retired 11 years ago but that ministry continues at WSSU, Wake Forest, Salem College and the University of NC School of the Arts. Several Shallowford folk volunteer with the Listening Post Cooperative Campus Ministry at UNCSA, including Janet Scharling, Kathy Muder, Elizabeth Reid who provides brownies, and Stewart chairs the board of this ecumenical ministry with students which has been happening on Wednesdays for three decades. Presbyterian pastor Khelen Kuzmovich is the Coordinator. Like every good ministry, we give and we receive. UNCSA students gives us wonderful Sunday afternoon concerts every year through our annual Shallowford Series concerts taking place in January, February and March.