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2020 February

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Amazon Smile Program to help St. Alban's

More and more of us are shopping online at Amazon. So, Amazon has given us a simple way to use those virtual shopping trips to support St. Alban’s – at no cost to you. They call it Amazon Smile and each time you make a purchase using Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to St. Alban’s.

If you already have an account at Amazon, signing up for the Smile program is easy.

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com user name and password.
  3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations. (Saint Alban’s is already in their database, so all you have to do is select it.)
  4. Complete!

Now, to make all future shopping easy, bookmark your Amazon Smile page. Whenever you want to shop on Amazon, use this bookmark so you will start on Amazon Smile without any need to take further action.

Remember that shopping on Amazon Smile is exactly the same as shopping on Amazon, except that when you purchase items that are designated as applicable to Amazon Smile, Amazon automatically makes a contribution to Saint Alban’s.

Recognition Sunday

On Sunday, June 14, St. Alban’s recognized the graduating high school seniors and our college graduates.  All of the Sunday School students were given their yearly attendance recognition pins. The church also thanked all of the Sunday School Teachers as well as the Adult Education leaders.

Share-Your-Heart-Sunday

For well over a decade, St. Alban’s friends have gathered for an inter-generation ice cream social in February. Following the second service, everyone selects half of a heart puzzle piece and then matches this piece with someone else’s. The two people make their sundaes together and then sit to talk and get to know one another. This is a wonderful way for the children of the congregation to get to know the adults in a warm and nonthreatening setting. It truly is the sweetest Sunday of the year!

Pretzel Sunday

Each year during Lent, the Sunday School gathers to roll, shape and bake pretzels. Remembering that monks first made pretzels in the shape of arms crossed in prayer as treats to be given to children who learned their prayers, the children always enjoy this Lenten treat. On the same day, the children complete a service project, packing bags of pretzels to be distributed to local nursing homes.

College Care Packages

The Sunday School remembers previous students by sending “care packages” to students near and far. Each September, the children pack boxes of school supplies and treats for St. Alban’s college students as a reminder that they are still very much a part of our church family.