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Celtic Worship
The Rev. Travis Greenman is seeking volunteers interested in being on a team to put together Celtic Christian worship opportunities fo rour community. If you would like to help plan Celtic Christian worship at St. Andrew's, please come to a planning meeting on Wednesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. in Travis' office.

Pentecost readers
Parts of the Acts reading on Pentecost are read in various foreign languages. I fyou would like to read two verses in Spanish, German, Latin, or any other language on June 4 at the 10:30 a.m. service, please contact Bill Wilds, 595-0371 or saec.bill19@verizon.net, no later than May 29 and he will send you the reading.

An invitation from John Herbst & Peninsula Islamic Community Center
The Peninsula Islamic Community Center (www.piccva.org) warmly invites members and friends of St. Andrew's to join their Ramadan prayer and feast. This year’s celebration will take place at the Boys and Girls Club at 1815 Shell Road, Hampton.  I’m organizing two groups: one to visit on Thursday June 1, and one on Sunday June 4. We will arrive at 8 p.m., observe the sunset prayer, join a buffet-style meal, then talk with some of the Muslims about Islam and Ramadan. The talk will include a question and answer session with the Muslims, and should be completed by 9:45 p.m. (although we are invited to remain for the entire program each evening, ending around midnight). So as not to overwhelm our Muslim hosts, we’re limiting our group to 15 each evening. (We can arrange a third and fourth group, if necessary). If you’re interested in meeting and speaking with Muslims first hand, then email me at herbstot13@gmail.com or call me at 434-228-0210 and let me know which date you want to attend. Also - I will be teaching a series on Islam at St. Andrew's in the Fall. Stay tuned! (John is the author is the Christian Guide to Islam website, an excellent resource to help American Christians learn about Islam. Visit the site at www.christianguidetoislam.com)

Calling all current and wanna-be Lay Eucharistic Ministers: Mandatory (re)Training sessions beginning June 4
Mark your calendar for 9:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 4 to attend a training and licensing session for Lay Eucharistic Ministers. All current Lay Eucharistic Ministers and all who are interested in becoming Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM), Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV), and Lectors. Click here for info on the training.

St. Andrew's youth elected to Diocesan EYC Board
Elections for the next diocesan Episcopal Youth Community Board were held during May Weekend at Chanco, May 19-21. Once again, St. Andrew's holds two of the seven seats. Congratulations Devin Alex Ellis and Vanessa Smock!  Pray for them and the rest of the EYC Board as they lead the youth of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

LINK needs furniture
LINK has an immediate need for furniture: couches, loveseats, dining room tables and chairs and any other useable items. To donate, call Sharon, 604-4496.

Chapel services at The Gardens of Warwick Forest
Many thanks to Barbara Insley and Gladys Lash who have concluded their decades-long service to the Gardens at Warwick Forest. St. Andrew's is one of several churches that provides chapel services, usually on Wednesday, on a bi-monthly basis. If you are interested in assisting residents, most of whom are in wheelchairs, to and from the chapel, please contact Linda Coffman, 503-9323. You would need to arrive at 2:15 for the 3 p.m. service.

Syrian Refugee Assistance Committee
A Syrian Refugee Assistance Committee is being formed to assist families in need in Newport News. More information will be coming in the near future. if you would like to be involved or to learn more, contact Becky Fitchett (5pinecones@cox.net or 871-4584).

Vacation Bible School - registration for students and volunteers is OPEN!
July 10-14. Get ready for an action-packed five-day super hero training camp where kids discover their strength in God! We NEED you for Vacation Bible School!  We would like to fill the following adult positions as soon as possible: Pre-School and Elementary Recreation; Elementary Science; and class leaders for 3-yr olds, 4-yr olds, 5-yr olds, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade. We are also looking for youth to help in all areas, including those listed above and Crafts, Music, and Storytelling. Registration for students and volunteers is now open! Click here for more info and registration.

Items needed for VBS
The following items are needed for Vacation Bible School this year: paper towel tubes, square tissue boxes (after you've used up the tissues!), and glass baby food jars with lids. You may bring these items at any time and drop them off in the church office.

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If you are part of a leadership team planning an event, please use our Publicity Worksheet to help the Communications Team and church staff get you the most visibility possible. And please be sure to send us an Event Wrap Up report (page 2 of the form) so we can share your story. If you save the form on your computer, you can open it and fill it out on your computer and then email it back. If you prefer to print and fill it out by hand, that's fine too!