Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread
Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread (RFDB) provides meals at no cost for people in need in Radford and Fairlawn, VA through a dining room that’s open from 11am to 12:15pm and a Meals on Wheels program that brings food right to peoples’ front doors.
This month, Grace Church will be collecting monetary donations for Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread to help with the costs of running the nonprofit. Please use the blue envelopes in the pews when you make a donation.
The Way of Love: Joining God group meets on Sunday, July 7 at 9:15 in the Vestry Conference Room.
The Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30.
Rolling Lament Coming to Bisset Park August 17—Becoming the Beloved Community Pilgrimage—The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia and Diocese of Southwestern Virginia are hosting a “rolling lament” through the state of Virginia along Route 11 on August 17 marking 400 years since enslaved Africans first landed in North America at Jamestown. The event will begin in Jamestown and Christian services will be held in each of these cities in a one day pilgrimage. Radford will be one of several participating cities including Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, and churches in Charlottesville, Richmond, Staunton, Lexington, Roanoke and Abingdon. Efforts will be made to include African American and White members of various local churches to plan and participate in the event together. The event will present the history of Route 11 as a “trail of tears” informing participants of historical facts like that the original Route 11 was used to transport slaves through Virginia and on to the deep south. Radford has been invited to participate because of stories of difficulty slave caravans had crossing the New River at this site.
Vacation Bible School July 7 -10--Volunteers are needed to lead Bible Story Time each night. We also need help with meal prep on Tuesday, July 8. A sign up sheet is in the parish hall.
Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M). The M2M partnership is the Haiti collaborative of six parishes in DIOSWVA that is supporting St. Paul’s School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti. For the 2018-2019 School Year M2M was able to pay the teachers and administrators salaries through August 2019, provided lunches for about 200 students throughout the school year and provide $1000 for educational supplies. For 2019-2020 we intend to provide the same support and to visit to better understand how we can best support them. Potential projects include:
expanding classroom space by adding two additional classrooms (there are currently four) so that school could serve grades beyond the sixth grade
a water project (there is no water in the community)
a solar project
The plan is to visit in late October or early November. Does a trip to Haiti sound interesting to you? Might you be interested in getting involved in this ministry? Please contact Jon Greene if you feel called ( firstname.lastname@example.org 540-553-5846).
Coats for Kids is Seeking Donations—Gently-used coats, jackets, and sweatshirts will find a good home when donated to the annual Coats for Kids drive sponsored by the Radford Clothing Bank. Coats for Kids provides in-good-condition winter wear for school children (pre-school through high school) throughout the New River Valley. The items are cleaned free of charge by Cook's Clean Center. Please bring donations to the Radford Clothing Bank either during hours of operation or by leaving in the donation box outside the door. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Thurs-Fri-Sat and 4:00-6:00 pm Thurs). Donations are appreciated from now through August 1.The coats will be distributed in early October at the Clothing Bank.
Preparing for Next Sunday
2 Kings 5:1-14
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
The deceptively simple story of Elisha’s healing of Naaman the leper serves as next week’s Old Testament reading. Quite fittingly, Psalm 30 praises the God who heals and delivers from death. Various moral exhortations comprise the epistolary reading from Paul’s concluding chapter of his epistle to the Galatians. The Gospel text is the account from St. Luke of Jesus’ commissioning of the seventy and their triumphant return. What other themes come to mind for you among these themes of healing, virtue and evangelism?
Serving Grace July 7, 2019
Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)
Paula Downs (8a)
Lee Slusher (10:30a)
Tim Walker and Hank Johnson
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston
Serving Grace June 30, 2019
Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)
Bob Himmel (8a)
Kristi McCraw and Sherri Carper
Matt and Joan Sutphin
Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan