Weekly Announcements, April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

Easter Book Study: Our White Too Long study will begin on April 12 at 11am. For the first session, please read the first chapter. We will be meeting via zoom. Use this link. Meeting ID: 860 4596 0062 / Passcode: 1610
Bible Study on Isaiah “Re-ZOOMS” April 14: We will “re-zoom” on April 14 at 3pm, beginning at the 19th chapter of Isaiah. We are still meeting via Zoom on Wednesdays at 3pm. Contact Mark if you would like to be a part of the discussion: gro.notpmahsnhojts@kram or 757-722-2567. Drop-ins are always welcomed! 

Confederate Memorial Update: The committee has concluded their work. They were able to reach a consensus. The chair, Linda Curtis, will be creating a report which will then be submitted to the vestry. The vestry will discuss the report in April. We are grateful to Linda and everyone on the committee who worked diligently and completed their task two months before the agreed upon deadline. Thank you to: Linda Curtis, David Bishop, Greg Brauer, Susan Edmonson, Charlie Edmonson (ex officio), Phyllis Henry, Jay Hogg, Will Hudgins, and Heidi Wallace.

Book Club: We’ll finish our review of the book Veritas on March 29 and intend to start The Girl Who Wrote in Silk on April 5. The following book selected is Song of Achilles. Let Linda McMahon (moc.liamg@nwodhsalps.adnil) know if you would like to join the 5:30-6:30pm session.

Camp Chanco Summer 2021: Wondering what Camp Chanco will look like this summer? Come join Chanco’s Live Town Hall Zoom Event on March 31 at 7pm. You are invited to hear first-hand from some of this year’s camp staff about the fun plans in store as well as the safety precautions that will be in place for a healthy and fun summer. Click here for the Zoom link that will go live at 7pm on March 31. Questions? Contact Chanco at (888) 724-2626 or gro.ocnahc@ytilatipsoh. Chanco very much looks forward to welcoming campers back to the woods this summer! 

St. Anne’s Guild update: First, a big thank you to all who came out to St John’s in support of the Team Up 2 Clean Up on Saturday, March 27! In about two hours, 12 of us gathered a total of 11 bags of trash, all of which were picked up that afternoon by Hampton Clean City Commission. We were able to cover the block of Franklin St to W Queen’s Way, to Kings Way to Lincoln, and all the areas contained inside. That activity was quickly followed by our Easter Card mission where a small team sent cards to over 30 of our more senior/less active members just to let them know we were thinking of them during this Easter season. I hope they were joyously surprised. We hosted Christy Everett, the Hampton Roads Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at our April 6 virtual meeting. She gave us an informative update on CBF activities in our area and was able to talk about the status of other states’ work to clean up the Bay. She also promised a personal guided tour of the new Brock Center once it is open to the public, most likely in the fall. According to Christy, the best thing we as individuals can do is write to our local representatives regarding environmental concerns, while advocating for the funding of specific projects. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day, marking the occasion of the birth of the modern environmental movement, is on 22 April. The theme for this year is Restore the Earth. While it seems a daunting task, St. John’s is clearly committed to doing our part. In fact, we are looking at another activity on Saturday, June 5 with Clean the Bay Day. Details to follow once registration opens on April 30. Our next virtual meeting is scheduled for May 4 at 10:30am. We will be hearing from Matthew Stearn, Executive Director of H.E.L.P. If you are not at St. Anne’s member and would like a link to the meeting, just email Linda McMahon at moc.liamg@nwodhsalps.adnil