St. David’s Nominating Committee is overjoyed to announce that they have completed their search process and have presented a slate of stellar candidates for our rector position to the Vestry. We cannot thank our St. David’s family enough for your continued support, prayers, and love in these unprecedented times.
With God’s help, the next update you’ll receive regarding our search will be the announcement of our next rector! Please continue to pray that God’s hand be upon our candidates and Vestry as they discern over the next several weeks who that individual will be!
DO YOU miss seeing your friends from St. David’s?
WOULD YOU like to see St. David’s come together spiritually on something we all share in common?
COULD YOU spend an hour each week in Lent learning more about Jesus?
St. David’s invites EVERYONE IN THE PARISH
to sign up for the
The “Simply Jesus” Project
The SJP (Simply Jesus Project) is a small-group Lenten opportunity to “get reintroduced” to your friends at St. David’s, to share and learn new things about Jesus, and to spiritually prepare not only for Easter but for the “new era” at St. David’s when our new rector arrives.
Here’s what to do:
Email email@example.com and give your name (including spouse), phone number, and--this is very important—whether you would like to be in a virtual group or an in-person group.
You will be placed in a group of six fellow parishioners, who are similarly interested in either a virtual or in-person group. Each group will have a leader who will be responsible for setting a meeting time and place (for in-person groups) or setting a Zoom Meeting time (for virtual groups). Before each meeting, each group will watch a 15-minute video taken from the N.T. Wright series, Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, and Why He Matters.
The first video will be supplied to group leaders on Friday, February 19 so that your group will have it available when it decides to meet. In-person groups will need to abide by the usual Coronavirus protocols: social distancing, masks, and preferably outdoor meeting places.
Please sign up by Wednesday, February 10!
Call Fr. Dean for details at 770-993-6084
Save the Date(s) for a Virtual Race
and celebrate St. David’s Day!
When: March 1st, 2021 – March 20th, 2021
Where: Where ever you choose!
Why: Get some fresh air and exercise while supporting St. David’s & N.F.C.C.
Who: ANYONE! Run, walk, or stroll, to accomplish your goal.
More information will be coming soon regarding sign-ups, donations, and sponsorships. If you are interested, please contact Kristen Acker at firstname.lastname@example.org. And yes, you will get a
T-shirt! Thank you!!!
On March 7th, 2021, the Hunger Walk/Run will be hosting a virtual walk/run to support the fight against hunger in the Atlanta area. St. David's has participated in this wonderful outreach opportunity for the past 3 years and we invite you to join our team!
Here is the Team Page:
Please contact Wallace Benton, Youth Minister, with any questions at Youth@stdavidchurch.org.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
"Our Invisible Neighbors:
Financial Vulnerability in North Fulton"
Did you know that a family of four needs an income of about $80,000 to cover the cost of living expenses in our neighborhood, i.e. North Fulton County? Did you know that about 60,000 families in North Fulton are “financially vulnerable” (they would be unable to recover from an unexpected financial shock, such as illness or loss of income)?
Please join us via Zoom on January 12 at 6:30 pm as we focus on the work of the North Fulton Improvement Network, a think tank of community leaders from northern Fulton County who are working to address the widespread but little known financial vulnerability across this region. Jack Murphy, Chair of NFIN, will share the challenges some face living in our area as well as information on best practices, long-term solutions, and how we at St. David's can make an impact. As always, after the presentation, we will break into small groups for a confidential discussion.
For more information, please contact Lee Hunter or St. David's office.
For the Zoom link, click here.
Hello, St. David’s Friends, this is Dean Taylor, your Interim Rector, on this second week of January in this new year, 2021.
I know that there are at least TWO important questions on your minds that I want to talk with you about. First, When are we getting a new rector, and
Second, When are we getting back to church?
First Question: I want to tell you that I have seen the schedule that the Search Committee has made for themselves, and I can assure you that they are in HIGH GEAR.
They are meeting weekly, if not several times a week, and there are set times in the next months that they will be working hard to find our new rector. They will be conducting interviews by Skype and bringing the Finalists to campus, where the Vestry will select the person who is to be your new rector. Please keep this dedicated group of fellow parishioners in your prayers. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel here!
Speaking of the light at the end of the tunnel: YES, there will be a time when we can all worship together inside our beloved sanctuary.
We can Thank God that a vaccine is on its way. I think and hope that it is sooner, rather than later. However, as you all know, the numbers of sick and dying are skyrocketing this month—this week.
And so, FOR NOW, we will continue our worship ONLINE ONLY. We will NOT be worshipping outside FOR THE TIME BEING. Your safety—and the community’s safety—are just too important to risk at this time.
I know, I know Your staff, Vestry, and I have been agonizing over how we can manage to bring back the worship we love so much. We “feel your pain” because it’s OUR PAIN as well.
I ask for your understanding, your patience, and above all, your PRAYERS for St. David’s. Folks, we’re ALMOST THERE! Don’t give up yet! There is a light at the end of this tunnel, and we will do EVERYTHING WE CAN to HELP ONE ANOTHER ALONG until WE ALL GET THERE TOGETHER.
I’ll be in touch soon about the specific things we have planned for upcoming Sundays, and—believe it or not—Lent, which is fast approaching.
God bless you all for hanging in there!
Merry Christmas from the Thursday Morning Bible Study!
We hope you will consider joining us in our study of The Divided Kingdom when we re"zoom" in the New Year! We love new faces!
If you would like to join us, you can watch any of our lessons at https://bit.ly/StDavidsYoutube. Just look for the Thursday Morning Bible Study Playlist!
Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Join our St. David’s Choir and Virtual Singers, as they sing anthems and hymns with choirs, readers, and instrumentalists from around the world in a splendid 2020 debut Lessons and Carols Service, virtually broadcast from London on Sunday, December 20th, 5 pm EST.
Here is the link to our Order of Service
It includes all carols and readings and as a result, it is quite a long document. You may wish to use a tablet rather than printing it out. It is recommended that you listen to this Service of Lessons and Carols using headphones, for best audio fidelity. Please note, the only video content is Ben England, conductor, the choir, and the extracts from Messiah. The children, Recordare Soloists, the Readings, and soloists are audio-only.