Fall SCAPC Meal Drive - If you picked up a container or two and some recipes last Sunday, be sure to return the cooked dish (frozen or fresh) this Sunday in FFH. Questions? Contact Caty Flower, Chair of Congregational Care Team, email@example.com.
Operation Christmas Child - The Challenger Class (fourth and fifth grades) is collecting small gift items that will be packaged in shoe boxes and sent to children around the world. We will be collecting items through November 2. Please bring items to Sunday School class or drop them off in Michele Murphy’s office. Gift suggestions:Toys: include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, toys that light up and make noise, etc. School supplies: Non-liquid hygiene items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc. Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries). Do not include:used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives, military figures, chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items.The Challenger Class will also hold a Bake Sale after the 10:30am service on October 26.
Rock N’Bowl - Join us on Thursday, October 23rd at Rock ‘N’ Bowl (3000 S. Carrollton Ave.) from 6:30 – 9 PM. $10 gets you shoe and lane rental, drinks, food, and the cajun, zydeco, and swamp pop sounds of Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express. Questions? Contact Genny Hagler (firstname.lastname@example.org). Join the 20/30s FB page to find out more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCAPC2030/
20/30s Front Porch Sitting – Join us on Friday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Land Building Front Porch for sweet tea, snacks, fellowship, and relaxing after a long work week! Questions? Contact Genny Hagler (email@example.com). Join the 20/30s FB page to find out more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCAPC2030/
Confirmation – If your eighth grader will be joining us for this year’s confirmation experience, please let Andy Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org, know by Monday, October 20th.
Junior High Youth Fall Retreat - What’s better than being with 30 of your friends? Being with 30 of your friends at Fall Retreat! We’ve outgrown Favrotville, so this year we are heading to a camp near Baton Rouge. Retreat is October 24 – 26th. Cost is $125. If your child plans to attend, please RSVP to Andy Fox, email@example.com by Monday, October 20th.
Scotland 2015! – SCAPC will return to the land of John Knox, Robert Burns, and Sir Walter Scott: July 28 – August 8, 2015. Join Don Frampton for this educational and entertaining tour! There will be a 45-minute interest group meeting this Monday, October 20 at 5:00 p.m. in Phifer Library, where you can learn about the itinerary, tour features, and cost. In addition, anyone interested is asked to contact Emily Fleshman (Emily@scapc.org) or 897-0101, ext. 112. Space is limited!
Match Made in Heaven Golf Tournament - The 2014 Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 pm at the Audubon Golf Club. The format will be a 4-man scramble so gather a team of four or register as a single player and we’ll place you on a team! Cost is $80 per golfer (payable to SCAPC) which includes a box lunch, snacks and drinks on the course, an after party with dinner and prizes. To register, email Price Lanier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PW Fall Family Picnic – All are welcome to join the fun immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, November 2 for the Presbyterian Women’s Fall Family Picnic! The location is a short walk from the church at the home of Robert Merrick & Sheryl Duplantis (1530 Calhoun Street – corner, Calhoun & Benjamin Streets). Hamburgers and hot dogs will be grilled with all the fixins! The Saints don’t play that day, so be sure to join in the fun and fellowship!
SCAPC’s 2014 Lupberger Lecture Series with the Rev. Dr. William Willimon – Dr. Willimon is the Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School. He is one of America’s best known and most influential preachers, one of the two most frequently read writers by pastors in mainline Protestantism (along with Henri Nouwen), and his books have sold over a million copies. Dr. Willimon is a minister in the United Methodist Church and is the former Bishop of the North Alabama Conference. The series will take place on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2. Saturday’s seminar (9am – Noon at SCAPC), is entitled “Jesus for Today: Working for and With the Most Interesting Person in the World.” Cost is $15.00, which includes a copy of Willimon’s book, “Why Jesus?” ($5.00 without book). Registration is at the door. On Sunday, he will preach at both 8:30 and 10:30 am worship services, and teach an adult Sunday School class at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to all events. For further information, contact Emily Fleshman, 504-897-0101, ext. 112.
PW Book Club Fall Books – November 6 – And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel by Khaled Hosseini, December 4 – Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, and January 8 – David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell. Meets at 7 p.m. in the Land Building for lively discussion and refreshments! Questions? Contact Elizabeth Artigues, email@example.com.
Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (APNC) elected! - Congratulations to the following persons elected by the congregation last Sunday to serve on the APNC. They are: Walter Harris (Chair), John Dunlap, Nick Favret, Ashley Hope, Ann Van Horn, Emma Pegues, Geoff Snodgrass, Dawn Talbot, Miles Thomas, and Don Frampton (ex officio). This committee will begin its work soon, but please be mindful that calling a pastor in the Presbyterian Church requires many steps and may take as long as 6-9 months. In time, the congregation will be asked for names of possible candidates as the committee gets up and running. Please remember them in your prayers.
Homebound Communion - The pastors and elders will bring communion to the homebound in mid-October. If you know of members who would welcome this service, please contact Emily Fleshman as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org or 897-0101 ext. 112).
RHINO Needs Your Help! Looking for a way to get more involved with SCAPC’s home grown ministry Rebuilding Hope In New Orleans? Want to meet new people from all over the country who come to New Orleans to do God’s work? RHINO has the perfect solution for you! We are in need of Thursday night dinner hosts for our volunteers. If you would like to host a group, act as a helper host in another SCAPC member’s home, or provide a dish please email RHINO Ministry Director, Emma Pegues at email@example.com.
Wednesday Night Out
Scottish Night! John Calvin’s Shepherd’s Pie, Green Peas, Carrots, Homemade Whole Wheat Bread, Salad Bar, Fresh Fruit, Scones and Shortbread.