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News and Announcements

Children’s Led Worship

Join us on Sunday, October 28th for our First annual children’s led worship service.  Please come and support our youth.

 

Inklings

An “inkling” is a hunch or hint of something.  Many of us have a notion that God exists, a suspicion that there is more out there than we can see. But, it’s hard to be confident in anything more than an inkling.  Brandon Perry-Hudson and Pastor Peter are wondering how many other guys would be interested in joining them for a monthly, multi-faith discussion around questions that are hard to answer.  Please contact Pastor Peter or leave your name and contact information on the sign-up sheet if you are interested.

 

What is Reformed?

We’ve had a number of new people express interest in joining the congregation.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Reformed tradition and what it means to be a member is invited to remain after worship on November 4th and 11th for a not-too-long conversation about where the Reformed Church came from and what it believes.

 

Yoga for the People

Don’t forget that SCRC hosts yoga twice a week.  You can join other members of the community and congregation on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm and Friday mornings at 9:00 am.  Yoga is led by Claudia Collins and is free for everyone (but we are taking donations).

 

Important News

Dear sisters & brothers of St. Croix Reformed,

There is some good news to report and there is…more good news to report.

              First, many of you know that we have been praying for Tez Waters as she awaits relief from her pain following a hit-and-run accident. Pain medication is taking a toll on her body. Unfortunately, the procedure that could offer an alternative option for relief is over $170,000. It’s considered elective, so insurance is not going to cover it.

              For some time now Tez and her friends and family have been campaigning to raise the money so for the procedure. There is now around $35,000 remaining. At our most recent Consistory meeting, the Elders and Deacons of SCRC decided to offer a $15,000 matching grant to the congregation and community. We will be receiving pledges and donations from the congregation. We will also be receiving donations from the community as well. So, if you haven’t had the opportunity to donate to Tez yet or if you felt that the goal was too far off, then now is the time to make a contribution!

              From now until November 1st, SCRC will use reserve funds to match your donations. Please indicate on the memo line that you are making a “Donation for Tez.” The good news is that there are already people expressing interest in contributing to Tez’s campaign. The goal is well within reach. We have the goodness of God and the generosity of God’s people to thank for this opportunity. It’s good news!

              Second, many of you also know that the wind turbine was damaged in the hurricane. Despite our efforts to raise it again, it is still lying down on the ground. But, wait! There is good news. SCRC has received a $50,000 grant from the Reformed Church in America so that we can install solar panels and a battery wall that may allow us to go entirely off grid. It would also allow us to provide communication, refrigeration, and power in the event hurricane and extended period without power. We feel that God has blessed us so that we can be a blessing. But, that’s not all!

              A local organization, St. Croix Aviary, would like to have the wind turbine. They have the tools and resources to remove it from our property and would benefit from the power supply it provides. Call it coincidence or serendipity or providence. Whatever the case, it’s good news! If you have any questions about this, please feel free to call Pastor Peter or speak with one of your Elders or Deacons.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Announcements

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Jazz Vespers returns on Sunday, October 7th at 5:30 pm!  Join with members of the congregations and the community alike to enjoy some Jazz.  This months featured artist is Eddie Russell and friends.

You can expect the same great music and engaging format. We hope to add some spoken word and a conversation about how we can make a difference together. The vespers last about one hour. Anyone who is interested is invited to stay afterward to join a conversation that explores an inspiring quote and what it has to teaches us about unity, reconciliation, and justice.

Choir Practice

The choir meets for rehearsal every Sunday at 8:30 am.  Everyone is invited to participate!

 

Find Us On Facebook!

One of the easiest ways to let your community know about the good things happening at SCRC is by spreading the word on social media.  You can “like” the St. Croix Reformed Church Facebook age and “share” church events with your friends.

 

Yoga For The People

Do you know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit within you?  How do we free our bodies to love the Lord “with all our strength?” SCRC will be offering two opportunities each week to do just that.  Led by Claudia Collins, you are invited on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm or Friday mornings at 9:00 am (or both!).  STRETCH. BREATH. MEDITATE. RELEASE. PRAY. STRENGTHEN. GROW.

 

Saturday, October 6th starting at 8:00am

Volunteer at the Animal Shelter (The Pet Place). We can help to walk dogs, play with cats, clean cages, pick up trash, etc

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Monthly Potluck BBQ

Join us the second Saturday evening of the month at 5:30 pm for food, fun, and fellowship.  We will end the evening with a fireside chat.  Next BBQ is Saturday, October 13th.

Announcements

jazzvesperslogo1

Jazz Vespers returns on Sunday, October 7th at 5:30 pm!  Join with members of the congregations and the community alike to enjoy some Jazz.  This months featured artist is Eddie Russell and friends.

You can expect the same great music and engaging format. We hope to add some spoken word and a conversation about how we can make a difference together. The vespers last about one hour. Anyone who is interested is invited to stay afterward to join a conversation that explores an inspiring quote and what it has to teaches us about unity, reconciliation, and justice.

Choir Practice

The choir meets for rehearsal every Sunday at 8:30 am.  Everyone is invited to participate!

 

Find Us On Facebook!

One of the easiest ways to let your community know about the good things happening at SCRC is by spreading the word on social media.  You can “like” the St. Croix Reformed Church Facebook age and “share” church events with your friends.

 

Yoga For The People

Do you know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit within you?  How do we free our bodies to love the Lord “with all our strength?” SCRC will be offering two opportunities each week to do just that.  Led by Claudia Collins, you are invited on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm or Friday mornings at 9:00 am (or both!).  STRETCH. BREATH. MEDITATE. RELEASE. PRAY. STRENGTHEN. GROW.

 

Saturday, October 6th starting at 8:00am

Volunteer at the Animal Shelter (The Pet Place). We can help to walk dogs, play with cats, clean cages, pick up trash, etc

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Monthly Potluck BBQ

Join us the second Saturday evening of the month at 5:30 pm for food, fun, and fellowship.  We will end the evening with a fireside chat.  Next BBQ is Saturday, October 13th.

Announcements

Choir Practice

The choir meets for rehearsal every Sunday at 8:30 am.  Everyone is invited to participate!

 

Find Us On Facebook!

One of the easiest ways to let your community know about the good things happening at SCRC is by spreading the word on social media.  You can “like” the St. Croix Reformed Church Facebook age and “share” church events with your friends.

 

Yoga For The People

Do you know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit within you?  How do we free our bodies to love the Lord “with all our strength?” SCRC will be offering two opportunities each week to do just that.  Led by Claudia Collins, you are invited on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm or Friday mornings at 9:00 am (or both!).  STRETCH. BREATH. MEDITATE. RELEASE. PRAY. STRENGTHEN. GROW.

 

Jazz Vespers

Another way to engage in the rhythm of our life together is on the first Sunday evening of the month at 5:30 pm. Join with members of the congregation and the community alike to enjoy some jazz.  Spread the word that this popular event returns Sunday, October 7th with Ronnie Russel and friends.

 

Monthly Potluck BBQ

Join us the second Saturday evening of the month at 5:30 pm for food, fun, and fellowship.  We will end the evening with a fireside chat.  Next BBQ is Saturday, October 13th.

Announcements

Yoga For The People: Stretch. Breathe. Meditate. Release. Pray. Strengthen. Grow.

Do you know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit within you? How do we free our bodies to the Lord “with all our strength?”.  SCRC will be offering 2 opportunities each week to do just that.
Led by Claudia Collins, you are invited Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm or Friday mornings at 9:00 am (or both!).

 

Jazz Vespers:

There will be a Jazz Vespers planning meeting next Sunday, September 23rd after worship.  All are invited to attend.  October 7th will be our first Jazz Vespers of the season. Join us to spread the word that this popular event returns the first Sunday of every month.

 

Office Hours For The Week Of 9/16/2018

Pastor Peter will be in the office this week between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm.

 

Spaghetti Dinner Returns:

Look for sign up sheets to show your interest.  We are gathering information to plan for a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction in February 2019!

September Announcements

Choir practice

The choir meets for rehearsal every Sunday at 8:30 am.  Everyone is invited to participate!

 

Yoga for the people

Stretch. Breathe. Meditate. Release. Pray. Strengthen. Grow.

Do you know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit within you?  How do we free our bodies to love the Lord “with all our strength?” SCRC will be offering two opportunities each to do just that.  Led by Claudia Collins, you are invited on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm or Friday mornings at 9:00 am (or both!). Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel.

 

Jazz Vespers

October 7th kicks off our Jazz Vespers season. Join us the first Sunday of every month.  Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

BBQ on the Hill

Saturday, September 8th at 5:30 pm

Join us for a potluck BBQ the the 2nd Saturday of every month.  The grill will be hot and ready to go.  Please bring anything you would like to grill for yourself and a dish to share.

We will conclude our time with a “Fireside Chat”.  A conversation about the following quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

September Reminders

Saturday, September 1st at 8:00 am

Volunteers are needed to walk the dogs at the St Croix Animal Welfare Center.  We meet in the parking lot at the Pet Place next to Food Town.  Newspapers are needed.  Either drop them off at the Pet Place, or bring them to Church and we’ll deliver them.

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Saturday, September 8th at 5:30 pm

Join us for a potluck BBQ the the 2nd Saturday of every month.  The grill will be hot and ready to go.  Please bring anything you would like to grill for yourself and a dish to share.

August Announcements

Preaching to the choir: 

Choir practice will begin on Sunday, August 26th, at 8:30am.  Everyone is invited to participate.

 

Let the People Lead:

On Sunday, August 26th, we will be having a lay lead worship service while Pastor Peter is off island.  If you are willing and able to help with the liturgy, please speck with Pastor Peter.

 

Blessing of the Backpacks:

On Sunday, August 26th, we will have our annual Blessing of the Backpacks (or Briefcases) during our worship service.

September Reminders:

The 1st Saturday of every month (9/1/2018), we volunteer at the St Croix Animal & Welfare Center.  We meet at the new Pet Place (next to FoodTown) around 8:00am and help walk the dogs.  

The 2nd Saturday of every month (9/8/2018), we have a Fellowship BBQ.  The grill is ready to go at 5:30pm.  Bring the items you would like to grill and a dish to share.