This one-hour class will meet in the choir loft on Thursday evenings. Attendees can choose topics they would like to explore ranging from learning how to read music to dissecting a symphony, to improvisation. Teenagers through AARP-agers are welcome! No music experience is needed - just a desire to learn about the wonderful world of music. Contact Sue Mitchell-Wallace with any questions.
Join us for a weekend of fellowship and spiritual renewal on the mountain at St. Mary's, Sewanee, TN. We will be learning and practicing different meditation techniques that can help us to connect with God and ourselves. Register today for a weekend of faith and community!
St. Mary's $230 and Anna House $290 (based on double occupancy)
Any questions can be emailed to GG Daly.
Having a current Last Will and Testament is a loving and responsible act for the sake of your family and/or beneficiaries. Not only can it legally protect your family and assets, but it can also state exactly how you want things handled after you have passed away.
A bequest in a will can take the form of:
Simple language for including St. David’s in your will might be: “I give, devise, and bequeath (state amount, asset, or percentage of the estate) to St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Road, Roswell, GA 30075 to be used (describe use) or as the St. David’s Vestry deems appropriate.” If you already have a will, a simple codicil can be executed as an appendage.
BEQUEST INTENTION FORM
If you have already included St. David’s in your will, we thank you and encourage you to communicate your intention by completing the Bequest Intention Form. Completing this form is not binding on you or your estate. This information will greatly assist us in planning for the future and give us an opportunity to acknowledge your gift during your lifetime, if you so desire.
For more information, contact the Funding Future Ministry Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective donors are strongly urged to consult with their own legal, financial, and/or tax advisor regarding the tax advantages of planned giving. This information is for educational use and not intended to be financial, tax,
or legal advice and should not be relied on as such.
Bring your appetite and sense of fun for a Taco Bar and Game Night! Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Jeffords Hall! The games, which will be for all ages, will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Childcare will be available. Please help us plan. RSVP using the form below!
See you there!
Summer Sunday Choir - Sundays, June 12 - July 31 10:15 a.m. Choir Gallery
Summer choir returns! Try a "sound idea" activity this summer. Come to the choir gallery at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday morning and rehearse a "summer-lite" anthem to sing at the 11:15 a.m. service. No robes! No procession! No pressure! Contact Sue Mitchell-Wallace with any questions.
Music 101: The Anatomy of Music Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. July 21 - August 11, Choir Gallery
This one-hour class will meet in the choir loft on Thursday evenings. Attendees can choose topics they would like to explore ranging from learning how to read music to dissecting a symphony., to improvisation. Teenagers through AARP-agers are welcome! No music experience is needed - just a desire to learn about the wonderful world of music. Contact Sue Mitchell-Wallace with any questions.
Basement Band Summer Jam!
The Basement Band will continue to provide more “casual” worship music for the summer 9:00 a.m. service. Feel free to join us! We rehearse in basement of Jeffords Hall on Sundays at 7:45 a.m., and play more contemporary, Camp Mikell type songs. Bring your guitar, your drum, your voices, etc. and join us
Since August of 2021, St. David’s has been engaged in a discernment process which combines elements of traditional strategic planning with elements of group discernment and church leadership.
Naming our need for discernment
Most of us have an abiding awareness that St. David’s is important to God’s work in our area. Most of us also sense that the way we have answered God’s call in the past may not be the same as the way we will need to be faithful to God’s call in the future, or even the present. As Jesus said, when we’re trained for the kingdom of heaven, the treasures we bring forward are both old and new (Matt. 13:52). In recent years, St. David’s has lacked a shared sense of purpose hindering our ability to grow and partner with God to make a difference in our community. We are invited to discern what God’s dream is for St. David’s now and to discover the ideal combination of treasured patterns and new ideas to bear the fruit of God’s work in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Discovering the possibilities
Four small-groups of parish staff and leaders have convened to contemplate which areas of continual improvement are most critical in our lives in the near future. Broadly, these faithful people are focused on how we care for that which has been entrusted to us, how we create capacity and agility to pursue our mission, how we might hone the craft of love within our church, and how we might shine a brighter light in the community around us. My thanks to Gary Dunsmore, Garner Crowder, Tom Ader, and Lia Bertelson for facilitating these groups.
Engaging our parish family
Over the next several months, this discernment process will move from asking questions about God’s dream for us to the question: “What shall we do?” As we begin to seek answers to the question about what we might do, we’ll reach out to you with surveys, town hall meetings, workshops, and various other ways of helping us discern the answers. Thank you in advance for your engagement and for bringing the fullness of your spiritual maturity into this process.
If you have any questions about the process or its outcomes, please let me know.
Grace and Peace,
Yes, kids just got out of school. They are not thinking about the fall. But we are. St. David's participation in the North Fulton Community Charities backpack drive has been a tremendous help. We're gearing up for July.
This year, our focus is on high school students. Our goal is to produce 18 fully stocked backpacks to deliver to NFCC. The items and quantities are very specific. The youth group at St. David's has volunteered to do the sorting. Essentially helping their peer group.
Recipe for Success:
On April 30, 2022, 25 Men from St David’s attended the one-day 2022 Men’s Retreat at the Best Western Hotel in Roswell. Our typical 3-day retreat at Unicoi Sate Park was cancelled due to a lack of interest in attending.
Our retreat leader was Rev. Wallace Marsh, Rector at the St Thomas parish in Thomasville, GA. He led us through “A Journey to Self-Discovery”. Using an enneagram, we each discovered our strongest characteristics. Rev Marsh then helped us see how they could apply to our religious life.
That evening we had a time for Christian Fellowship at Grace Hall. Robert Ward then treated us to his famous pulled pork dinner– YUMMM!!
It was a great day of Spiritual Renewal and Christian Fellowship!