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October 2014

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

This year's Apple Butter and Country Fair weekends were fantastic outreach events, with lots of the community showing up on a beautiful pair of days to see all the ministry that is going on at Pohick Church and with our many neighborhood partners. Thanks to Mike Wooten & Anne Derbes, our Fair Chair and Co-Chair, to Randy Brooks, our Apple Butter Coordinator, and to all our many volunteer leaders and helpers for all their hard work in making this year's events a great success!

If you were out of town for this year's fair, click here to see the online version of our 2014 Fair Book, and here to see a few pictures of the day on our parish Facebook page.

October finds our Adult ed firing up, with the start of the Rector's class, "Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes", as well as the Alpha Parenting class, both during the Sunday School hour on Sunday mornings (starting at 10:15 am).

Speaking of Sunday school, our Rector's article underscores the importance of Sunday school for our children, whose generation is becoming the most biblically illiterate group in American history. In a similar vein, our Assistant highlights some of the elements of the Parenting class, as well as offering information on the 2015 Holy Land Pilgrimage, which she will lead.

St. Francis will be smiling on Sunday, October 5, when we will have our Blessing of the Animals at 4 pm at the outside Altar, near the lower parking lot. Bring your pets out (on leashes or in carriers) for a wonderful little service, complete with music, the sprinkling of holy water, and even a pet-friendly Coffee Hour!

In this month's post, our Sr. Warden highlights recent vestry decisions and discusssions, while one of our Youth Advisors offers her thoughts about our ministry with our teens and pre-teens. Elsewhere you'll find information about our monthly food collections, as well as our upcoming Christmas Mart.

Finally, if you do any shopping on Amazon.com, Pohick Church is now listed as one of the charities that can be supported by that company's "Smile" charity. Simply designate Pohick Church as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase amounts to the church—at no cost at all to you. While that is not a high percentage ($5 for every $1,000 of purchases), if enough people sign-up, the dollars began to add up. To sign up, go to:

Pohick Episcopal Church

Remember that 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 now 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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