At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, we remember the Last Supper with a unique service over a community meal. The service is appropriate for ALL ages, and includes communion, footwashing and handwashing. After the dismissal, some people leave while others stay to join a procession into the sanctuary where we will pray with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, hear the arrest scripture, and conclude in silence.
RSVP at www.saintclareschurch.org/agape. We are looking for a team of volunteers to help make this delicious worship experience possible. When you RSVP, you can also sign up to help with food preparation, set up on Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m., and clean up after Thursday’s dinner.
For more information, contact Christine Modey.
Sunday, May 5, in partnership with Temple Beth Emeth and Blue Ocean Faith, we’ll hold a Mitzvah Day. According to Wikipedia, ‘Mitzvah’ is the Hebrew biblical term for ‘deed’ or ‘commandment’, which has come to mean ‘good deed’ or ‘charitable act’ in contemporary English. The schedule of events is listed below. RSVP for lunch, volunteer for project(s), and reserve child care at bit.ly/2019Mitzvah.
10AM–Presentation by Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary
12PM–Lunch (RSVP at bit.ly/2019Mitzvah)
1PM–Community outreach projects (sign up required at bit.ly/2019Mitzvah)
1PM–Child care available, outreach project included (sign up required at bit.ly/2019Mitzvah)
There will also be a Mitzvah Day Food Drive for the Back Door Food Pantry. Shopping bags with lists of specifically requested non-perishable food and personal hygiene items will be distributed to all 3 congregations, which can be returned to be sorted and stored in the pantry by one of the Mitzvah Day project teams!
At 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County presents this year’s unique interfaith music event–Voices of Children: Bee the Change (two weeks after Earth Day). Given the current climate in our country and in celebration of the sacredness of the planet, here is a beautiful way to show our support for diversity, gratitude and inclusion. This year’s four children’s / youth choirs are from the Hindu Chinmaya Mission, New Hope Baptist Church, St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, and the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation. There will be an opportunity to donate to the work of the IRT.
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 4 p.m. (doors open at 3:30)
Location: Genesis, 2309 Packard St (Temple Beth Emeth and St. Clare’s Episcopal Church)
For more information, call 734-649-0107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org