St. Alban’s is a long-time supporter of Second Story, a youth services organization based in Northern Virginia that offers children, youth, and families hope for brighter futures by providing counseling, shelter and neighborhood-based support. Check out some of the work they are doing in the midst of COVID-19 through the eyes of one of their volunteers and donors here:
On Saturday, June 20, you are invited to participate with The Episcopal Justice Assembly for The Poor People’s Campaign Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering. Register using this link to receive more information. The Poor People’s Campaign is a non-partisan, interracial, intersectional, gathering of impacted people, religious and social justice partners building on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign. Learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival. Questions? Contact Deacon Theresa.
Autumn means activity, for our families, members and parish! This Sunday starts a very busy September around St. Alban’s. Make a note of these important activities and be sure to join us.
First of all, make sure you’ve registered your child(ren) for Sunday School. An easy online registration form is right here.
September 1 is our annual Ice Cream Social, which happens after both services in the parish hall.
A week later, on September 8, don’t miss Ministry Sunday. There’s only one service that day, at 10:15am, and afterwards come to the parish hall for our fun and enlightening ministry fair. Representatives from each ministry will be available to discuss how our combined effort serves the mission of St. Alban’s. No matter how much or little time you have to give, we can help you find the “right fit” for your individual talents and calling.
On Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm, we are beginning a 7-week study of the Book of Job. The Book of Job cuts straight to the heart of what it means to be human. Talk to Fr. Jeff for more information. The study guide is $23 (checks payable to St. Alban’s or use myEoffering.)
The annual parish weekend is happening September 27-29 at Shrine Mont (did you remember to make your payment?).
And, of course, September means planning for our Christmas Bazaar kicks into high gear. We need lots of support for this important event, which happens on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and raises funds for all of our outreach programs. Contact Nancy Calvert or Sue Mareina to learn how you can help!
Our annual weekend at the diocesan retreat center in the Shenandoah’s is a great time to relax, and spend time getting to know one another over mealtimes, worship, singing, and fellowship. While there are different programs offered, the only thing that is “mandatory” is that you enjoy yourself, have fun and take advantage of the slow pace of life over the weekend. If a glass of sweet-tea or a tasty Anglican beverage are calling to you from a porch rocker, then that’s where you need to be!Read More
Every March the Vestry elects two delegates to represent St. Alban’s at Diocesan Convention.
Diocesan Convention, held in January, is responsible for the “order, government and discipline” of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia. It’s a rich opportunity to meet other Episcopalians from around the diocese, and a wonderful opportunity to see the greater Church in action.
In order to be considered by the Vestry for this position, delegates to Convention must be adult confirmed communicants in good standing.
If you would like to be considered for the role of delegate representing St. Alban’s, please contact your vestry representative (or any member of the vestry), or see Father Jeff.