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Our Little Roses in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

9/09/2014

Parish Camp

6/15/2014

Volunteering—and Having Fun—at the Antiques Show!

Welcome Jose Gallardo Farms to St. Mary’s

5/14/2014

Jose Gallardo is one of the newest farmers who graduated from the Farmer Education Program in 2010 and learned about the program while working at ALBA. Jose has collected a lot of farming knowledge and is well versed about farming locally. He can tell you the most interesting secrets to grow crops in a fine manner and about mechanics to repair farm machinery. His plan for this coming year is to fully dedicate himself to the 1.5 acres to build his success, get more land and keep investing in the farm business.

Jose will be at St. Mary’s every Sunday morning from 8:30am–12:00pm. Please stop by to visit him to see all that he has to offer!

Easter Egg Hunt

4/20/2014

What a beautiful Easter weekend we had! And the Easter Egg Hunt was as wonderful as ever!

St. Mary’s Wins Agency Star Award!

5/2/2014

St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church was honored with the Agency Star Award by United Way Monterey County at the 38th Annual Community Service Awards on April 8th.

The 38th Annual Community Service Awards (CSA) offers organizations an opportunity to honor volunteers who have made significant contributions to our community over the last year.

Congratulations St. Mary’s!

Meet Maria–our newest CSUMB Service Learning student!

3/5/2014

St. Mary’s was awarded a grant for $6,000 from The Fund for Homeless Women

3/5/2014

St. Mary's was awarded a grant for $6,000 from The Fund for Homeless Women to support our efforts to provide emergency services to women experiencing homelessness on the Monterey Peninsula. Father Michael is pictured here with fellow Fund co-organizers (Marian Penn and Kathy Whilden) and Community Foundation Staff.

Welcome CSUMB Service Learning Students Alex and Victoria to our food pantry!

2/10/2014

Friends of Homeless Women

1/22/14

Friends of Homeless Women representatives present proceeds from their recent brunch to the The Rev. Michael Reid. $24,000 was raised for the Fund for Homeless Women at this very successful event in Monterey.

Wonderful Photos from the Second Shepherd’s Play

1/22/14

Dioceses of El Camino Real, Gloucester, and Western Tanganyika walking together!

1/20/14

Stewardship Dinner Photos

11/2/13

Another Eagle Scout Project in the Works!


Upcoming Events

SEP
14th

St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Annual Homecoming

Immediately following the 10:00am service SUNDAY, September 14th, is the annual St. Mary's Homecoming and BBQ; our official kickoff for the new Fall church school program. All are welcome and parishioners are encouraged to bring friends. Church member Fritz Renner donates and BBQs hot dogs and hamburgers, youth group serves up delicious cotton candy, and everyone can bounce off the calories in the bounce house! Hope to see you there! For more information and to sign up, please contact Laura at laurah1@comcast.net

SEP
24th

Celtic Music Concert

7:00 PM, $20, kids 12 and under $8

Join us on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. for a Celtic Music Concert! Featuring Wendy MacIsaac (fiddler), Cape Breton (step-dancer), and Mary Jane Lamond (vocals).

Cost $20, kids 12 and under $8. Advance tickets available online or contact Jackie at (831) 224-3819 or email fiddlejamjp@gmail.com.

St. Mary’s is pleased to host these award winning musicians. A powerful collaboration borne of a long-time friendship and shared love of Celtic music. Whether it is the mesmerizing Gaelic vocals of Mary Jane, or the superb and true musicianship of Wendy on the fiddle, this duo has been making their mark with traditional audiences worldwide for over two decades. Please come and experience Nova Scotia’s native daughters on their West Coast tour. Their most recent CD, Seinn, was nominated for 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award Ensemble of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year, and their hit song “If You Were Mine” has been number one on the list of top 10 traditional songs in both Canada and the US.

OCT
2nd

The Fund for Homeless Women Fundraiser at Montrio Bistro

5:30–7:30 PM at Montrio Bistro in Downtown Monterey

Join us for food, wine, laughter, and live music for a good cause. Sip award wining wines, savor Chef Baker appetizers, listen to live music, and view photos from an exhibition called Becoming Visible: The Face of Homeless Women in Monterey County.

$50.00 per person / 100% of money raised will benefit The Fund for Homeless Women. Space is limited to 100 persons.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Reverend Michael Reid at (831) 373-4441.


Calendar of Events

September

WED
4
Guild Meeting Noon
FRI
5
Prayer Shawl Meeting Noon
SUN
7
Forum—Youth Service Corps 11:30 AM
SUN
7
Concert 3:00 PM
SUN
14
Homecoming 11:45 AM
MON
15
Vestry Meeting 7:00 PM
WED
17
Prayer Team 6:30 PM
SUN
21
Baptism 10:00 AM
SUN
21
SHREK @ PacRep Theater 2:00 PM
SUN
28
St. Mary’s Family Pot Luck 11:45 AM

October

THU
2
Guild Meeting Noon
FRI
3
Prayer Shawl Meeting Noon
FRI
3
Taize Service 7:00 PM
WED
15
Prayer Team 6:30 PM
MON
20
Vestry Meeting 7:00 PM