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Last Chance for Kanuga with the Browns!
There are still a few spots left for Kanuga 2017...
Don’t miss your last chance to share Kanuga with Kevin & Caroline!
…see them LIVE at the HOCO LATE SHOW
…preaching a special Bluegrass sermon by the lake
…making another cool art project
…rocking (literally) to the sweet songs of Grey Langley
…toasting with that famous Kanuga toast
“We are going to miss our HoCo friends like CRAZY! Please join us for one last summer fling in the mountains together.”
ALL Payments and registrations MUST be received by Sunday, July 23.
(Please note, your reservation is a commitment.)
Look for your HOCO 2020 Feasibility survey next week
As we move forward with the Feasibility phase of HOCO 2020, every Holy Comforter member household will receive a survey next week – by e-mail or in the mail. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and return it promptly so that your voice is heard. It is important that we hear from you so that we can understand our capacity for doing the work you have identified as important to care for our common space and enable our many ministries. For more information, visit the HOCO 2020 page on our website: www.holycomfortercharlotte.org/funding-our-ministry/hoco-2020/
The Diocese and the Rt. Rev. Sam Rodman offered congratulations and blessings to the Rev. Kevin Brown on his election as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware this week. You can read the post on our facebook page or on our website. Click the link in our banner for this and further updates from the Senior Warden and Vestry.
Celebrate (and share) our summer harvest at Coffee Hour Today! Look for special treats at coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. service today as our Outreach Ministry Support Team celebrates the bounty of our HoCo garden, which we’ve been sharing with Loaves and Fishes (and some neighborhood wildlife, too!) for the past month. Please add to that bounty by bringing some of your own to fill the shelves at Loaves & Fishes. They especially need canned meat (except pork), green vegetables (except peas and beans), and of course, fresh vegetables: If you have a green thumb, share what you’ve grown, and if not, please buy extra at the farmer’s market (or wherever you find the best produce) to bring for the pantry. Forgot today? No worries – our pantry needs donations EVERY week!
It’s Time! Read the Bible in a year!
Holy Comforter’s Faith & Science Group is bringing us together to Read the Bible in a year. Each day, you’ll be able to access readings from the Old Testament and either the New Testament or a Psalm in many different ways and on your own schedule. (We’ll have links on our website). Reading the Bible is a concrete way to understand the roots of our faith and to better equip us as we encounter the ways in which faith and science intersect in real life in our current age.
Kanuga Deadline is THIS SUNDAY!
Don’t wait! The July 23 registration deadline for our annual parish retreat at Kanuga on Labor Day weekend will be here before you know it! (Kanuga has changed their policies, so we have an earlier registration date this year!) Join your fellow parishioners for fun, friends, fellowship, square dancing, a bluegrass Eucharist by the lake, the HoCo Late Show and MORE! Registration forms are on our website. (Click the picture of Kanuga on our website banner to go directly to the page.) Please note: all registrations and payments are due by July 16.
How Much Did Bach Write? Fund out Sunday. Continuing our exploration of J. S. Bach, his life, and his music, this week's class (July 23) we will learn about Bach's compositions for liturgical use within the church service, namely his cantatas. More specifically, Bach's cantata "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (a work based on a German hymn tune for the season of Easter) will be explored; this cantata will form the centerpiece for the July 28 "Burgers, Brats, and Bach" Concert at Holy Comforter. For more information or questions, contact Patrick Pope in the music office.
Summer Book Study Continues!
Join your Holy Comforter friends as we read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Evicted, by Harvard Associate Professor of Social Sciences Matthew Desmond, is the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner for General Non Fiction. Evicted chronicles the eviction process in Milwaukee through the eyes of evicted families and landlords. Our study will include Charlotte data on evictions, the consequences of housing instability, and the ways in which each of us can engage to improve this situation.
The group will meet three times in July, (July 23, & 30 from 5 - 7 p.m.) . If you are interested in participating - in person or as a read-along member - email Beth Hardin (email@example.com) to be added to the Google group, from there, she will optimize scheduling. As with prior book studies, books, food, and child care will be available without charge, thanks to grant funding from the John M. Belk Endowment.
This book study will be offered with special intention to remember Nancy Crown, a life-long advocate for affordable housing, a committed citizen of Charlotte and the world, and a beloved member of Holy Comforter.
Support summer reading!
Are there books at your house that your children have outgrown? Or would you like to buy a book or two for a child? Many children in our community don’t have access to books at home or a nearby library, and will be at risk of losing reading skills during the summer. If you’d like to help feed a child’s hunger for reading, you can bring books—for preschool through middle school ages—and put them in the bin by the outreach kiosk in the lobby, or take them to Joyce Bott at her office,1901 Roxborough Rd, Suite 300 (South Park area).
Loaves & Fishes needs substitutes for when a "full-time" volunteer needs to be out. Training is quick and the job is easy! Once trained, you will be on their list of available substitutes, and you’ll only be called when needed. If you can sub when you are called, that’s wonderful. If you can’t, that’s ok, too! They just need a full complement of volunteers each day to handle the work. Contact Sarah Lofton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-366-9293 for answers to questions, a tour of the pantry, and to help!
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HoCo online—You can find information about our church and ministries on our website: www.holycomfortercharlotte.org. If you’re on Facebook, please “like” our church’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/holycomfortercharlotte.Share our postings with your FB friends! On Instagram, you can find us at: HolyComforterClt. La Escuelita Weekday School also is at www.facebook.com/LaEsWeekdaySchool/ --if you want to see what’s in store for fall, or if you have friends looking for a preschool, take a look!
Feed the Hungry! Did you know that Holy Comforter prepares and serves meals to the homeless and vulnerable twice a month? On first Fridays of the month, we serve at The Men's Shelter, 1210. N. Tryon Street, from 3:45-7:00 pm. On fourth Thursdays, we serve at the Charlotte Rescue Mission from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Come when you can and leave when you must. Culinary skills are not required; you just need the ability to follow directions from our great cook leaders!