PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements June 16th

 Remember we will be celebrating Men's and Father's Day in a joint service with Christ Church Cathedral

Boots Donation: A special thank you to Edwinda Tuning for purchasing several boots, sneakers and shoes for the Food Pantry clients.  God bless you for your generous heart and spirit!  The boots are greatly appreciated and needed.

Reservation forms for St. Monica’s Cook-out being held June 24th are pinned to the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Please review the list of items needed and complete a reservation form to let committee members know what dish you are willing to bring and share. To donate cash please see Joe Noel or Everton Stewart.

Your Place Hartford begins June 25th through August 2, 2018. The program, in its third year, serves about 50 youth ages 5-13 and includes interactive and education-based activities and field trips. Volunteers are needed. For more information or to volunteer, please see Marie Harvey or Geraldine McHugh Williams.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY JUNE 10TH 2018

The St. Monica’s Family extends our heartfelt condolences to the Tuning family on the death of Edwina Tuning’s uncle, Wilmont R. Dennis. May his soul rest in peace.

 Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger Report

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Foodshare and to our Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.  We raised $7,693.00 and will receive $3,846.50.  As a result of our partnership with Foodshare, we will be able to purchase food in bulk amounts at lower prices.  Again, thank you for your faithful support.

 Reservation forms for St. Monica’s Cook-out being held June 24th are pinned to the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Please review the list of items needed and complete a reservation form to let committee members know what dish you are willing to bring and share. To donate cash please see Joe Noel or Everton Stewart.

Your Place Hartford begins June 25th through August 3, 2018. The program, in its third year, serves about 50 youth ages 5-13 and includes interactive and education-based activities and field trips. Volunteers are needed. For more information or to volunteer, please see Marie Harvey or Geraldine McHugh Williams.

Announcements for Sunday May 27th, 2018

The Horace V. Davidson Scholarship application for continuing college students is available in the Narthex and should be returned to the church office on or before the deadline date, which is Friday, June 1st.

 Graduation Sunday and Sunday School Closing is Sunday, June 10, 2018.

YourPlaceHartford begins June 25 through August 3, 2018. The program, in its third year, serves about 50 youth ages 5-13 and includes interactive and education-based activities and field trips. Volunteers are needed. For more information or to volunteer, please see Marie Harvey or Geraldine McHugh Williams.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 25, 2018

 NOTE: Announcements for events will run for two weeks prior to the date of the event in the weekly Sunday Bulletin.  Announcements are also posted on our Facebook page and Church website.

 Details for The Stations in the City: The service will start inside Central Baptist Church, 457 Main Street at 12 Noon, gathering at 11:45 am, and end at Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church Street, arriving approximately at 1:30 pm.  Then there will be a Service of the 7 Last Words.  Rev. Tracy and Deacon April will be preaching.  We will use the same route as last year

If you are not able to participate in the walk, Rev. Tracy urges you to join us at the Cathedral for 7 Last Words Service.  Parking is available at the MAT Garage on Church Street, across the street from the Cathedral and validation is available.

Lenten Book Study: Continues Wednesday at 6 p.m. Chapters 5 & 6.

THANK YOU!! To all who have kept up with your "Pledge" or "Giving", and a gentle reminder: let us all continue to honor and stay current with our commitment. Again, THANK YOU!!            -- Stewardship Committee

 TICKETS NOW ON SALE -- GOSPEL CHOIR EXCURSION TO HARLEM, NYC

St. Monica’s Gospel Choir is sponsoring a trip on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to the Dempsey Theater in Harlem to see Let the Music Play…Gospel.  The show features the greatest Gospel Hits of all time!   The tickets are $75.00.  Ticket sales contact:  Phone—860 997-2552 / 860 205-7949 or any Gospel Choir member.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 May 5: Daughters of the King 7th Annual Quiet Day: 8:30am-2:30pm. Theme: "Experiencing the Cross Through Prayer, Service and Evangelism." Please see any member of the DOK for a registration flyer.

May 5: Foodshare's 35th Walk Against Hunger: Registration  at 8:30 a.m. at Dunkin' Donuts Park. The Walk starts at 10:00 a.m. Foodshare is partnering with the Yard Goats. See Pat Nelson for details and flyer. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 18, 2018

 The Communion Wine and Wafers today are offered by Marvin and Joan Jones in Thanksgiving for 62 years of marriage blessings.

Lenten Book Study: Continues Wednesday at 6 p.m. Chapter 5.

Easter Buns: The YPF is taking bun orders today. $15.00 for large and $8.00 for small.  Please see any member of the YPF.

To my brothers and sisters in Christ: I just wanted to say a special thanks to all who might have visited, called or sent cards while I was in the hospital/rehab. It’s by God's grace that I am almost healed. Continue to pray for me as I pray for you.  – Denzil Ricketts

 THANK YOU!! To all who have kept up with your "Pledge" or "Giving", and a gentle reminder: let us all continue to honor and stay current with our commitment. Again, THANK YOU!!            -- Stewardship Committee

 Daughters of the King: 7th annual quiet day program at St Monica's on Saturday May 5, 2018, 8:30am-2:30pm. Theme: "Experiencing the Cross Through Prayer, Service and Evangelism." Everyone is cordially invited to attend (including all men) what promises to be an inspiring day of meditation and reflection.  Please see any member of the DOK for a registration flyer.

 Easter Lily Orders: Deadline: March 25. Please see any Altar Guild member.

STM Elderly Housing Corporation: Annual meeting and election Monday, March 19, at 6:00pm. in the Community Room of St. Monica's Apartments, 3545 Main St. There are 2 board positions open. All are welcome to attend.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018

The Flowers in the Memorial Urn are given in Loving Memory of Carmen Brown on this the Second Anniversary of her passing. Gone but not forgotten, from her family.

Lenten Book Study, Each Wednesday during Lent at 6 p.m. Books are still available for purchase at $12.00, please see Patricia Nelson

Easter lily Orders: If you would like to contribute to our Easter celebration, order one or more Easter lily plant and have your thanksgivings and memorials listed in the Easter Flower booklet, please see any Altar Guild member: Hyacinth Tate-Alleyne, Lucy Fuentes, Jeremy Ifill, Euna Farrell, Mary Pinnock, Lurlene Williams, and Edwina Tuning. Suggested donation is $20 per plant.

STM Elderly Housing Corporation will hold its annual meeting and election Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:00pm. In the Community Room odf St. Monica's Apartments, 3545 Main St. There are 2 board positions open. Any parishioner interested in serving in this capacity should see Nominating Committee members Nora Brown or Hattie Henry. Intentions to run must be received in writing by March 15.

GOSPEL CHOIR EXCURSION TO HARLEM, NYC

St. Monica’s Gospel Choir is sponsoring a trip on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to the Dempsey Theater in Harlem to see Let the Music Play…Gospel.  The show is produced by Vy Higginsen, and features the greatest Gospel Hits of all time!   The tickets are $75.00.  Showtime is 2:00 p.m. There will be time for shopping, lunch and dinner.  Ticket sales contact:  Phone—860 997-2552 / 860 205-7949 or any Gospel Choir member.

Foodshare's 35th Walk Against Hunger - This year's Walk will be held on Saturday, May 5th.  Please note the change in day from a Sunday to a Saturday.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Dunkin' Donuts Park.  The Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.  Foodshare is partnering with the Yard Goats.  The Walk will start and end at Dunkin' Donuts Park.  PARKING details are being worked out. Please mark your calendars.  Additional details will be provided once received. Thank you again for your support.

 

 

Announcements for Sunday, February 25th

Lenten Book Study, Each Wednesday during Lent at 6 p.m. Books are still available for purchase at $12.00, please see Patricia Nelson

Easter lily Orders: If you would like to contribute to our Easter celebration, order one or more Easter lily plant and have your thanksgivings and memorials listed in the Easter Flower booklet, please see any Altar Guild member: Hyacinth Tate-Alleyne, Lucy Fuentes, Jeremy Ifill, Euna Farrell, Mary Pinnock, Lurlene Williams, and Edwina Tuning. Suggested donation is $20 per plant.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Applications are available for African-American female graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale.  Applications are due February 28th and are available in the narthex.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018

YPF Fundraiser: The YPF will sell dinners immediately following worship service on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Please see any member of the YPF to purchase tickets.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Ash Wednesday Services – February 14th at  12 noon and 6 p.m.
  • Lenten Book Study – Begins February 21st at 6 p.m.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018 

YPF Fundraiser: The YPF will sell dinners immediately following worship service on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Please see any member of the YPF to purchase tickets.

Harvest Committee Trip: St. Monica’s Harvest Committee is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster, PA to see the Sights & Sounds All New Live Jesus from July 24-26, 2018. Trip includes 2 nights lodging, 4 meals, show admission, and much more. Total cost $370 per person, double occupancy. Payment plan available. Deposit $75 per person. For more details see Dee Radway @ 860-688-5360 or any Harvest Committee member. 

Important Dates to Remember

  • Feb. 6th – 6:00 p.m. Celebration of New Ministry and Installation of Rev. Tracy Johnson Russell as our Rector.
  • Ash Wednesday Services – To be announced
  • Lenten Services – To be announced

 Announcement For 1/24/2018

Rev. Tracy Johnson Russell will join Senator Richard Blumenthal Friday, January 26th at12:30 pm at the SEIU Local 32bj office at 885 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford. To announce the Stay of Deportation for Mr. Franciso Acosto.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/21/18

 Parish Forum:  Immediately following 10 a.m. Service. Please remain to discuss issues of interest before the annual meeting next week.

 Important Dates to Remember

§  Jan. 28th – Annual Meeting following 9:30 a.m. Service

§  Feb. 6th – 6:00 p.m. Celebration of New Ministry and Installation of Rev. Tracy Johnson Russell as our Rector.

 Calling All Singers!  Please consider joining the Choir as they prepare for Rev. Tracy's Celebration of New Ministry and Installation.  Rehearsals are being held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Daughters of the King Service Project: The DOK is collecting clean, empty, brown, pill bottles with the labels removed, for distribution to medical facilities in Ghana, West Africa. A basket labeled, PILL BOTTLE COLLECTION has been placed in the Narthex for your convenience. For more information, see Jennie Dixon.

Vestry Service: It's time to offer your time and talent by serving on the vestry.  There are four (4) three year positions up for election as well as all the officer positions. Please see Darryl Burke, Elaine Stewart or Evelyn Green for further information.

Harvest Committee Trip: St. Monica’s Harvest Committee is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster, PA to see the Sights & Sounds All New Live Jesus from July 24-26, 2018. Trip includes 2 nights lodging, 4 meals, show admission, and much more. Total cost $370 per person, double occupancy. Payment plan available. Deposit $75 per person. For more details see Dee Radway @ 860-688-5360 or any Harvest Committee member. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM 1/7/18

Poinsettias: Thank you to all who contributed to the cost of Christmas plants this year.

Calenders 2018 - The Calendar Fundraiser was a success. Many thanks to Euna Farrell also Paul Edwards, Arlette Hurdle, Olive James, Donna Ricketts and Doreen Radway for selling the calendars. Special thanks to all for your continued support. We made a profit of $1275 for our church.

Calling All Singers! Please consider joining the Choir as they prepare for Rev. Tracy's Celebration of New Ministry and Installation. Rehearsal begins Thursday, January 11th at 6:30 pm.

Save the Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Preparations are being made for the Installation and Celebration of New Ministry for Rev. Tracy Johnson Russell as Rector of St. Monica’s Church.

Daughters of the King Service Project: The DOK is collecting clean, empty, brown, pill bottles with the labels removed, for distribution to medical facilities in Ghana, West Africa. A basket labeled, PILL BOTTLE COLLECTION has been placed in the Narthex for your convenience. For more information, see Jennie Dixon.

Vestry Service: It's time to offer your time and talent by serving on the vestry. There are four (4) three year positions up for election as well as all the officer positions. Please see Darryl Burke, Elaine Stewart or Evelyn Green for further information.

Dates to Remember

 Jan. 10th – Year End Organization Reports due to Church Clerk at marie_b_harvey@sbcglobal.net.

 Jan. 21st – Parish Forum immediately following 10 a.m. Service

 Jan. 28th – Annual Meeting following 9:30 a.m. Service

Below is the link and updated information about Warming Centers in Hartford

http://www.hartford.gov/ pressroom/2468-mayor-bronin- announces-extension-of-severe- weather-protocol

 

Willy Ware will be open 24 hours a day for the duration of the Severe Weather Protocol, through 5 PM next Monday.

 

UPDATED WARMING CENTER INFO:

 

Daytime Warming Centers:

 

Daytime Warming Centers are open during cases of severe weather conditions to provide temporary comfort during regular business hours.  Any resident in need of overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to call 2-1-1.

 

List of Daytime Warming Centers

• Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main St: Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

• South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Ave: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

• North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

• Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Ave: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

• Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

• Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth St: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Overnight Warming Center for Individual Men and Women:

Willie Ware Community Center, 697 Windsor St: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

 

The Overnight Warming Center, located at Willie Ware Community Center, 697 Windsor St, will now be open 24 hours a day for the duration of the Severe Weather Protocol, through Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5 PM. Willie Ware Community Center provides a warm place to sit, food and water, and hygiene items.  Coats, hats, and gloves will also be available.  There are no beds or showers at the Overnight Warming Center. Any resident in need of overnight shelter accommodations is encouraged to call 2-1-1.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY December 18, 2017

 Save the Date: February 6, 2018, 6:00 pm. Preparations are being made for the Installation and Celebration of New Ministry for Rev. Tracy Johnson Russell as Rector of St. Monica’s Church.

 Poinsettias: Please consider donating toward the cost of beautifying our church for Christmas. Suggested donation is $20 for a poinsettia to keep or share and a listing in the remembrance booklet. Please fill out the form found on the entry table and give it to any altar guild member with your donation. Deadline: Today. Thank you.

Daughters of the King Service Project: The DOK is collecting clean, empty, brown, pill bottles with the labels removed, for distribution to medical facilities in Ghana, West Africa. A basket labeled, PILL BOTTLE COLLECTION has been placed in the Narthex for your convenience. For more information, see Jennie Dixon.

 Vestry Service: It's time to offer your time and talent by serving on the vestry.  There are four (4) three year positions up for election as well as all the officer positions.

 Donations Requested:  A Food Pantry client asked for help for a family of 6 children that is arriving from Puerto Rico and will need clothing.  The sizes of the children are as follows:  16 year old boy - size Large; 13 year old girl - size Medium; 10 year old girl size 16; 8 year old boy - size 12; 4 year old girl - size 6; 2 year old boy - size 2; and a 2 year old girl - size 2.  If you are able to help, contact Pat Nelson

 Harvest Committee Trip: St. Monica’s Harvest Committee is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster, PA to see the Sights & Sounds All New Live Jesus from July 24-26, 2018. Trip includes 2 nights lodging, 4 meals, show admission, and much more. Total cost $370 per person, double occupancy. Payment plan available. Deposit $75 per person. For more details see Dee Radway @ 860-688-5360 or any Harvest Committee member. 

 Dates to Remember

Dec. 24th – Two services: 10 am. and 9 pm. -- Christmas Eve

Dec. 31st – Two services: 10 am. and 10 pm. –  New Year’s Eve

Jan.  10th – Year End Organization Reports due to Church Clerk at marie-b-harvey@sbcglobal.net