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September 2015

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

With the summer winding down and vacations ending, the start of Pohick's program year is right around the corner. Labor Day weekend will mark the last of our summer service hours. We will return to three services (7:45, 9 & 11:15 am) the following week on Sunday, Sept. 13.

That will also be our Fall Activities Fair, this year including Sunday school, EYC, Acolyte, and Youth Choir Registration and Ice Cream Social at 10:15 am in the Common Room and Annex. The EYC Kick-off Picnic is later that evening at 5 pm. Classes for our young people will start the following Sunday, while Adult ed will resume the day after the Country Fair.

Speaking of the Fair, early September is when we begin in earnest our final preparations for our annual Pohick Country Fair, this year held on Saturday, September 26, 10 am - 3 pm. Fair Construction will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 am - 2 pm on the Fairgrounds. We'll make the Apple Butter the following weekend, Fri - Sun, Sept. 18 - 20. Bring out the whole family to enjoy the Apple Butter making experience!

The Fall homecoming all kicks off with the Benefit Crab Feast, which will be held Saturday, September 12, 3:30 - 6 pm. Come on out for some fantastic food, wonderful Christian fellowship, and rousing music from the Pohick Pickers!

In this month's E-Post, our Rector ruminates on the meaning of the mantra, "I'm spiritual, not religious," and how it affects our Christian life and faith. Our Assistant previews the new "Alpha Express" course, which will be held on Wedsnesday evenings, 6 - 7:30 pm, beginning September 9th. Elsewhere, our Sr. Warden reports out Vestry discussions from over the summer, while Don Brownlee summarizes the actions of General Convention, as well as reactions to them.

Our Kitchen Renovations have been coming along very nicely and should be mostly completed by the start of the program year. Thanks to Stew and Wendy Remaly, Connie Myers, Rodger Jones, Kathy Kirkland and all the rest of the Renovations team, which has done an outstanding job of not only overseeing the project, but doing much of the necessary hands-on work. Thanks also to those who have contributed to the renovations fund. To date, we've received generous donations totaling about $57,000 towards funding this $74,000 project and are still seeking donations to completely underwrite it. If you would like to contribute to this drive, simply mail a check into the church and write "Kitchen Renovation Fund" in the memo section.

Finally, in this regard, the 2015 Wishing Well has had a lot of support, but there are still several coins left to be cast for items to help in our Sunday school, Parish Office, and in our Worship. If you feel led to "cast a coin" follow the instructions on that webpage for doing so--or at the display in the Common Room.

Remember, Pohick Church has a FaceBook page and so if you want to see occasional photos and news bulletins on your newsfeed, follow the link and "like" us, if you have not already done so.

The main body of the E-Post is published in HTML-5, so make sure you have updated your web browser to the latest version in order to read it clearly. If you prefer, you may download a pdf version instead. Also, our website makes use of Google Calendars, so if you have a gmail account (or sign-up for a free one), you can now superimpose the church calendar on top of your other calendars. And it's all updated in real time! Click here to add the church calendar to your account.

As always, don't forget to send your Pohick Post Articles and event photographs to Lori Buckius at raebuck@aol.com before the monthly deadline (15th).Pass on any comments or concerns about these pages in an email to Dick Heintze at heintzer@pohick.org or the Rector at dbinder@pohick.org.

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