Caring for Creation suggests combining trips as a Lenten discipline Ordinary living involves trips to many places, some of which recur regularly, e.g the grocery store. If you work, some trips may be combined as you travel to/from work. If you are retired, there is greater flexibility to combine trips, e.g. grocery store and other trips on grocery discount day. Combining trips is not only energy-efficient; it is also very time-efficient!
The Oregon Department of Transportation offers the top 5 tips for “trip chaining” and More On Smart Driving Resources. To add an intellectual challenge to planning trips, impose these constraints:
- Make all your left turns at traffic lights;
- Maximize the number of right turns.
To quantify travel and fuel efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy website offers My MPG where registrants can save MPG information, view, edit, or update it later and share or compare personal MPG with others.
Potpourri Sunday School Class will begin a new study on February 25th called Sabbath as Resistance, Saying NO to the CULTURE OF NOW by Walter Brueggemann. Contact Michael Bearden with questions.
Building Families Parenting Class Join us on Thursday, February 22 from 9:30-11:00 am or 6:30-8:00 pm at St. Andrews for “Who’s in Charge?” an engaging class in promoting personal power and preventing power struggles with your children. RSVP to Say Spencer 404-550-3149 email@example.com
Director of Children and Youth Ministries/Contract Call Associate Pastor for Children and Youth Ministries (part-time)
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker, GA (www.sapctucker.org) is seeking a part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. This position reports directly to the Pastor and is responsible for overseeing all programming ministry and needs for children and youth, including Sunday mornings and evenings, special events, and summer activities. We are looking for someone who is rooted in the Reformed faith, committed to intentional Christian nurture for all ages with and beyond the usual Sunday school hour, and open to cultivating relationships with children, youth, and adults as partners in discipleship. The position is 20 hours a week. If you would like to apply, request the job description, or have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Project Glory to God Kids are collecting juice boxes, pudding cups, and fruit cups for our mission project on Feb. 18. We will be making lunch bags for the men at Clifton Sanctuaries. Thank you for helping provide these items for our project! Collection boxes will be available Sundays, February 11 and 18 in the Narthex.
The meals you helped package on 1/28/18 have been placed in a shipping container, holding 285,120 meals, that has been sent to our partner, Rise Against Hunger – Africa, in South Africa.
Lenten Devotionals will be available in the narthex, beginning this Sunday, and on Ash Wednesday. Note there will be two styles available: a weekly devotional coloring book, and a daily devotional with a coloring poster please select the one that works best for you.
By: Paige Kubik
Once, when joining a club in college, a more seasoned member’s advice to me was, “You’ll get out of it what you put into it.” I’ve found that to be true throughout my life. The more I invest and get involved, the more ownership and enjoyment I feel and the deeper friendships I nurture.
That’s what St. Andrews’ Engagement Ministry is all about…helping our St. Andrews family connect with one another to find the meaning and friendships we look for at church. We also work to engage our community, helping those seeking connections and purpose to find a welcoming home at St. Andrews.
Two of the primary ways we accomplish our work is through hosting fellowship meals and receptions at the church, and by interacting with the Tucker community through activities like children’s craft booths at Tucker Days and Christmas on Main or our annual Back to School Carnival. We also welcome volunteers with skills in graphic design, writing, marketing, photography, and video production to help us create promotional materials and content for social media. And every member of St. Andrews can be part of the Engagement Ministry by helping us to welcome visitors and new members, whether it’s a hello before worship, an invitation to lunch after the service, or an introduction to a Sunday School class or St. Andrews’ volunteer opportunity.
To serve on the Engagement Ministry committee, to join our mailing list for upcoming opportunities for service, or to volunteer a specific talent for our work, please contact Paige McKay Kubik