Wednesday Wireless - July 20, 2016

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

Education for Ministry - EfM

The deadline for registration for EfM for the 2016-17 program year is Monday, July 25,2016. If you have been giving consideration to joining our group in September, here are the basics:

  • Meets: Weekly, Spetember - May/early June, with a few breaks around holiday times.
  • Time of weekly sessions: Monday evenings, 6:45-9:15pm
  • Tuition: $350 (includes all materials, books, etc. plus access to resources at Sewanee's School of Theology). Scholorships may be available!
  • Preparation: NO tests or papers, but expect about two hours of reading to prepare for each week's session.
  • Extras: Field trips to religious historical sites, other worship spaces, lectures, etc.
  • But I can't miss supper: Each week a member provides a hearty snack for the group.
  • Spiritual Growth and Deep Relationships: Priceless!

Feel free to contact either of our mentors, Dabney Morriss or Lindsay Ryland or any of Immanuels EfM graduates--they are wearing "Ask Me about EfM" tags at church on Sunday's.

Office Hours - Parish Office Closing Early July 20!

The Parish Office hours are generally Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.

The Parish Office will close early at 12:45pm on Wednesday, July 20. 

The Rev. Charles Spigner's office hours will generally be on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am-3pm. Rev. Spigner encourages Immanuel's parishioners to contact him anytime for urgent pastoral matters at 703-629-5899 or

Church Inventory - We Need Your Help!

Carol Joyce is leading the effort to update and organize Immanuel's list of assets. In order to do that, we need to inventory all of our physical assets. We plan to divide this task up by room or location, and many hands will make light work!  If you would like to help, please contact Carol Joyce at her new email address:

Cub Scout Corner

Immanuel's Cub Scout Pack will be busy this summer! They are working on a shirt design and planning lots of activities. Here's what's in store for the next meeting:

7/26/2016:  Twilight Camp

If you'd like to learn more, or if you know of a youngster who is interested scouting, please let Heather Wilson know. 

Prayer List Update

Our prayer list is very long, and we are in the process of bringing it up to date.  So, please submit the name(s) of people who still need to be on the list, or people who can be removed. You can do this by filling out a Prayer List Update Card (available in the church and in the Parish House)  and placing it in the plate or returning it to the Parish Office. Thank you. 

Donations for CornerStone

July's suggested donations include meat stew and vegetables. Thanks for all that you do to help those in need!

An Easy Way to Help Immanuel!

Have you tried registering your Kroger Card with the Kroger Rewards program? It's a very easy way to benefit Immanuel, and not many of us are doing it. All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus Card online, choose Immanuel (Kroger organization number 82682) under Community Rewards, and whenever you shop at Kroger Immanuel will get a small percentage back.  See Britton Trimble in the Parish Office for more information. Britton will even help you log in and set it up!

Making Sure the Parish House is Locked and Secured

If you are the last person to leave the Parish House, it's up to you to lock up and arm the security system.  If the system only beeps once when you try to arm it instead of starting the 45 second countdown of beeps, it's not armed. Pull the main door more tightly closed, stand still in front of the alarm panel for a moment, and try again.  If you set off the alarm by mistake, please call Britton Trimble, Parish Administrator immediately at 814-7342. Please call Britton if you have trouble arming the system. 

The Calendar for July 20-27

Wednesday & Thursday of this week:

  • 9am-12:30pm - Cherub Camp

Wednesday, July 20

  • 12:45pm - Parish Office closes early!

Sunday, July 24

  • 10am - Holy Eucharist
  • 11:15am - Refreshments

Monday, July 25

  • 7pm - Scouts
  • 7pm - EfM Summer Meeting

Tuesday, July 26

  • 6:30pm - Cub Scouts
  • 7pm - Search Committee

Wednesday, July 27

  • 11:30am - Stewardship Committee