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November 2015

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

The days have shortened, autumn leaves have finally started to turn, and fall jackets are beginning to make an appearance. Before long, Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas will be here, and there's lots in this month's Epost to help you get ready!

It all begins with All Saints' Sunday, which is actually on All Saints' Day this year (Nov. 1), when we'll be welcoming three new members into our church family through the sacrament of baptism. Don't forget to "fall back" your alarm clocks the night before, unless you want to get to church very early!

This is also the month that our Sunday school will begin to rehearse for our December Christmas pageant, and they, along with the EYC and Vestry will also sponsor our Advent Wreath Making workshop and Potluck later in the month on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 5 pm.

Just before that, of course, is our annual Christmas Mart on Thursday, November 19, 10 am - 2 pm. Each year it raises money for the many worthy causes that the Women of the Church support in their ministries. Read through this year's list of volunteer opportunites and consider how you might lend a hand!

Our Thanksgiving Day service (9 am) comes exactly a week later, but in advance of that, don't forget our Thanksgiving food basket drive to help needy families in our community enjoy a great Thanksgiving Day dinner. You'll find a shopping list in this month's EPost.

In that same vein, your 2016 Commitment Package should soon be arriving in the mail. Please look over all the materials and prayerfully consider how you might help our church to continue to heed Christ's call to "let your light so shine" by "striving to tithe'--a topic about which our Rector writes in a very personal way. We'll have our Stewardship Ingathering on Sunday, November 22 at all three services--a day when we'll also join with Christians worldwide in offering prayers for the Persecuted Church.

In this month's E-Post, our Assistant writes about the recent ECW Convention, while our Sr. Warden reports on recent Vestry discussions, including the recent Rededication of our Parish House following many years of renovation work. Click here to see some pictures from that wonderful celebration! Elsewhere, Bob Munson and his family have returned after a posting in Spain, and he's taken up writing again his monthly column about the persecution of Christians around the world, especially in the Middle East. Don Brownlee writes about the transition in the office of Presiding Bishop and also about the recent dedication of the new chapel at VTS, among other Anglican Communion News. There's also lots on the upcoming Christmas Mart and other holidays events.

Finally, before you do any Cyber Monday shopping on Amazon.com, remember that Pohick Church continues to be 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. 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 makes use of Google Calendars, so if you have a gmail account (or sign-up for a free one), you can 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.

Lastly, if you haven't "liked" Pohick Church on Facebook, we invite you to do so to keep up with upcoming events and lots of photos of happenings at Pohick. We're up above 200 "likes" and climbing nearly every week--so join the party!

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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