A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:4
Open to All Experiencing a Loss
You are probably familiar with the sign posted at the church entrance for the Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Bereavement Class, but you may not be aware that this class is open to anyone experiencing the grief that comes along with a loss in their lives. If you, a relative, friend, neighbor, or co-worker are grieving a loss, whether it be the death of a loved one (and that includes our dear pets), the loss of a job, separation or divorce, or other life-changing events, we welcome you to join us in the church library on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. This is an informal drop-in style format with no commitment to attend every week. We are here to listen compassionately, share your sorrows, hold each other up through tough times, and to pray for each other with complete confidentiality. Please help us spread the word of this wonderful ministry. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. God Bless!
Christmas Boutique Time!
Fall! Already? Where did the summer go? Did you have time to make something you might like to contribute to the Christmas Boutique? If you did or are planning to, let us know!!
Also, if you are a maker of handmade items and would like to be your own vendor and contribute a portion back to the church, be sure to let us know so we can plan on space for you!
Join us at Creative Call on October 10th in the church library to work on your project or ours! This is a special time to see what other people love to make, share ideas, and experience community.
The Christmas Boutique will take place the weekend of November 22nd. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
First Communion Class
Starting October 4th
Contact Father Rob with any questions.
Hospitality Committee Forming
Do you like planning events and parties, or enjoy baking cookies and cupcakes, and cooking appetizers? If so, do we have the volunteer opportunity for you! St. Dunstan's is starting a new ministry called the Hospitality Committee, which will help support the various events, parties, receptions, and get-together that we host throughout the year. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please leave a message for Carroll at the church office.
Prayers & Squares
Prayers & Squares needs volunteers to pick up the quilts from the altar rail and stand by the Quilt table at the 8 a.m. service on the first and third Sundays and at 10 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Please talk to a Prayers & Squares member if you can help!
SPARC Youth News
Creepy Can Collection
Throughout October, SPARC is collecting canned goods to donate to the San Diego Food Bank. Whichever age group (middle or high school youth) collects more gets to plan a future event! How do the youth get cans? Kids can bring in cans themselves, win sword drills (bible verse quizzes), or get caught being kind to others! How can you help? Bring cans to donate! We will have a collection box on the Welcome table after each church service throughout the month of October. Whether it's a single can from the back of your pantry, or a pallet of cans you grab fresh from the store, everything helps!