Announcements and Events
Sweet Streets Fundraiser for Youth
Support our youth AND enjoy a delicious dessert! When you order a Street Sweets dessert, the proceeds help pay for the youth's annual retreat at Kanuga this summer. To order, look at the menu and order form, then email your order to Michelle Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders are due by March 14. Payment is due when you pick up your desserts on Sunday, March 28, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. You can pay cash or check (made out to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church; memo "Youth"). Thank you for your support!
Want to jazz up your car bumper and let your Episcopal pride shine? Here is your chance! For the suggested donation of $5 to St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, you can own a professional grade bumper magnet of our well-known and ever-loved Episcopal Shield. They are also an excellent addition to your fridge! Magnets are 3.75" wide x 4.5" tall.
You can order your magnet a couple different ways:
- Walk into church with a check or cash, and walk out with a magnet!
- Mail a check to church, made out to St. Gabriel's with the memo "Magnet." Make sure your name and address are correct on your check, and we'll mail you the magnet.
- Order online using the church Paypal account.
Lenten Quiet Day Retreat
Saturday, March 13th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Spend a morning exploring and reflecting on the theme "Seeing Beauty: A Spiritual Practice." Together on Zoom, we'll explore what beauty is, why it's essential for nurturing our souls, and discuss some related spiritual practices. There are several breaks built into the program. Facilitating the retreat is Janeen Adil, a Spiritual Director, writer and teacher who's a Commissioned Minister of Christian Spirituality in the United Church of Christ.
The retreat is sponsored by our St. Gabriel's "Angelus" Chapter of the Daughters of the King and is open to ALL. There is no charge to attend. Please share this event with anyone you know who may be interested! A flyer will be attached in an upcoming newsletter. Advance registration is required so that participants can receive e-mailed handout materials and the Zoom link. Register via e-mail to Sally Heist, or call the church office at 610-385-3144. Deadline is March 7th.
"Listening with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind"
Our communal meeting groups are full, but you can still practice Lenten devotions by reading this Living Compass booklet of daily brief reflections.
Thank You from the Salvation Army
This past Advent, you all helped support local families by buying gifts that were distributed by the Salvation Army. The director of the program wrote a letter to St. Gabriel's to thank us for the gifts; in total, 15,024 presents were given to children and seniors in Berks County. Thank you for your generosity!