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St. Mary’s Day: August 13, 2017

In addition to our three worship services on St. Mary’s Day, we have two fellowship events planned, and many reasons to give thanks.

After the 10:00 a.m. service, we will have a coffee hour reception to welcome our new associate priest, The Rev. Chris Cole, who will be with us on St. Mary’s Day.

As you may have read in the June Vestry update letter and in recent newsletter articles, St. Mary’s has been exploring avenues of a deeper relationship with Iglesia Santa Maria, a mostly Bolivian Episcopal parish in Falls Church that St. Mary’s helped to found years ago.

Parishioners from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church & La Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria are invited to celebrate our Patron Saint, St. Mary, on Sunday, August 13.

  • Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • 5:00 p.m.: Eucharist Worship Service
  • 6:15 p.m.: Barbecue Dinner
  • RSVP: August 10 via Paperless Post or Sign Up in Paca Hall

Evening Parking Information

 If you are able, please park at either The John Marshall Medical Building – 2501 N Glebe Rd, the entrance is on Old Dominion Drive or The Arlington Osteopathic Building –  2517 N Glebe Road, entrances on Glebe and Old Dominion. Let’s show our hospitality to Santa Maria parishioners by making room for them to park at the Glebe & 26th Street lot.

Thank you!

 

 

Get Ready for St. Mary’s Summer Book Sale

 

St. Mary’s parishioners Elizabeth Hale and Christine Hahn are organizing a booksale fundraiser to benefit the Arlington Pediatric Center (APC).
  • Saturday, July 8 from 9:00  to 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 9 from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

All of the money raised will go to the APC, and any unsold books will be donated to the APC so that patients can take a book home with them after their appointments.

Thank you for your support!

St. Mary’s Ice Cream Social

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Come join us on the point for Ice Cream and fellowship.  This is a great chance to invite a friend.

When:  Thursday July 21st starting at 6:30 p.m.

Where: On the point, park as you normally do then walk past the red door and head toward the north side of the church.  We have a fenced in green space so you and your kids can run around without worry.

Who: Anyone can come.  So feel free to invite a friend.  This is a complimentary event put on by the committee on youth.  If you are going to invite a lot of people please let us know so we have enough ice cream.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

For more information, contact Sue Cromer

Donate used books for the Book Sale by Thursday, June 23!

Please donate gently used books, DVD movies and magazines appropriate for children up to age 16 for St. Mary’s annual book sale to benefit the Arlington Pediatric Center.

The book sale will be held in Paca Hall on

Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

and on

Sunday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.

We have a fabulous collection of books for all ages at bargain prices. Stock up for the summer!

Collection boxes are now in the Glebe Rd. lobby for your convenience.

If you need to have books picked up, please contact Elizabeth Hale at halefamilyva@gmail.com or Christine Hahn at christinehahn@hotmail.com.

Mark your Calendars: 2016-2017 Candlelight Concerts Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

 

  • September 18, Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano and Howard Bass, lute:  Music of John Dowland
  • October 16, Roger Isaacs, counter-tenor, Roger Oliver, tenor and Jeremy Filsell, piano: Benjamin Britten’s Canticle II “Abraham and Isaac”, Op. 51
  • November 20, Anne Veigle, piano, Gwen Smith, flute and Emily Dickson, harp: Music of J. S. Bach, Francis Poulenc and Gabriel Fauré
  • December 18, St. Mary’s Choristers: Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with harp
  • January 15, Brass of Peace: A 13-member youth brass ensemble, now in its 40th season, Director Sylvia Alimena, former French horn player with the National Symphony Orchestra
  • February 19, J. Reilly Lewis, organ: Music of J. S. Bach, including the Gigue Fugue
  • March 19, Lena Seikaly, jazz vocalist
  • May 21, CJ David, tenor: “Dear Theo,” a song cycle by Ben Moore on letters written by Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo

“Everyday Spiritual Practices” by Keith Anderson at The Falls Church

“One is a Whole Number” is hosting a evening discussion about:

“Everyday Spiritual Practices”

June 25th at 6:00 p.m.

The topic will be presented on a video discussion by Keith Anderson.  Keith is the author of The Digital Cathedral:  Networked Ministry in a Wireless World.  He is considered an expert on digital ministry in the modern world.
Our potluck and discussion will be at The Falls Church Episcopal in the Fellowship Hall.  You will want to park on Fairfax Street and you will see us in the room with the lights on.
For more information contact Sally Cook.
 

Annual Children and Teens Book sale

logoAPCOur annual book sale to benefit the Arlington Pediatric Center (APC) will be held

Saturday, June 25 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. and

Sunday, June 26 from 8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.  

Please donate your gently used books, DVD movies, and magazines appropriate for children up to age 16.  This is your chance to clean out your overflowing bookshelves!

Donations may be left in the Church’s lower lobby on the Glebe Road side.  All of the money raised will go to the APC, and any unsold books will be donated to the APC so that patients can take a book home with them after their appointments.

Please contact Elizabeth Hale or Christine Hahn for more details.

Applications accepted for Episcopal Church Director of Government Relations

The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of Director of Government Relations, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

Based in Washington, DC, the Director of Government Relations is a full-time position responsible for  representing the public policy positions adopted by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention and Executive Council, and the ministry of the Presiding Bishop, to policy makers in Washington, including the White House, the Congress, the Washington, D.C. diplomatic community, the Episcopal institutions and networks, visiting Anglican and Episcopal leaders, the ecumenical community, and public interest organizations so that the Church has a direct presence and ability to advocate its positions to those who make or are concerned about governmental policy.

More information and application instructions for this position are available here

Deadline for applying is June 20.

For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team athrm@episcopalchurch.org.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION

Represents the public policy positions adopted by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention and Executive Council, and the ministry of the Presiding Bishop, to policy makers in Washington, including the White House, the Congress, the Washington, D.C. diplomatic community, the Episcopal institutions and networks, visiting Anglican and Episcopal leaders, the ecumenical community, and public interest organizations so that the Church has a direct presence and ability to advocate its positions to those who make or are concerned about governmental policy.

POSITION SUMMARY

Represents Church policies to government leaders, devises and executes legislative and communication strategy, proposes and monitors federal legislation, organizes and mobilizes grassroots Episcopalians for advocacy, writes public policy statements and letters for Presiding Bishop, trains Episcopalians nationwide in public policy advocacy, builds coalitions to support policy priorities, works with the media, and manages government relations staff and activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties that may be reasonably expected of this role and related expectations may be assigned.

  1. Represents the public policy positions adopted by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention and Executive Council, and the ministry of the Presiding Bishop, to policy makers in Washington, including the White House, the Congress, the Washington, D.C. diplomatic community, the Episcopal institutions and networks, visiting Anglican and Episcopal leaders, the ecumenical community, and public interest organizations so that the Church has a direct presence and ability to advocate its positions to those who make or are concerned about governmental policy.
  2. Devises and executes legislative strategies in order to effectively communicate the Church’s position to government policy makers and impact federal policy decisions.
  3. Meets directly with government policy makers to communicate the Church’s positions.
  4. Works with media (print, radio, television, and other) to communicate the Church’s policy positions.
  5. Builds, organizes, and mobilizes nationwide grassroots network of Episcopalians to communicate the Church’s positions to their federal representatives.
  6. Mobilizes, trains, and facilitates state public policy networks to communicate the Church’s positions to state government policy makers.
  7. Builds and mobilizes coalitions of organizations, both religious and secular, in support of the Church’s policy priorities.
  8. Builds and maintains effective relationships with Episcopal Members of Congress and congressional staff, Episcopal members of the Administration and White House, and other government policy makers who are connected to the Church.
  9. Directs and manages work of government relations staff, including two policy analysts, grassroots coordinator, congressional relations assistant, and interns.
  10. Analyzes and, when appropriate, proposes federal legislation to ensure the maximum influence of the Church’s public policy positions on U.S. governmental policy.
  11. Proposes public policy initiatives to the Presiding Bishop, Justice and Advocacy Ministries Team, the General Convention, and Executive Council to ensure the role of the Church as an advocate for justice and peace in national and international policy.
  12. Assists the public ministry of the Presiding Bishop to policy makers in Washington, through congressional testimony, visits, letters, and telephone calls.
  13. Assists visiting Anglican leaders with communicating their experience and public policy concerns to the U.S. government, by organizing congressional hearings, preparing congressional testimony, organizing briefings and media events, scheduling meetings, and providing hospitality.
  14. Participates in staff meetings and collaborate with the Staff of the Presiding Bishop to develop and implement effective strategies to communicate the Church’s positions to the U.S. government and assist others in public policy work.
  15. Trains Episcopalians and Episcopal organizations throughout the country in public policy advocacy to facilitate their engagement with government policy makers and strengthen the Church’s influence on government policy.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position supervises the staff of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations.

QUALIFICATIONS — EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and SKILLS

  • Minimum of B.A. in political science or related degree supplemented by a minimum 3 years of direct, hands-on experience with government and the federal policy making process, such as experience as an elected or appointed official at some level of government, Congressional staffer, Executive Branch official, or government relations representative of an organization.
  • The demonstrable emotional maturity, ability and experience needed to effectively manage subordinates and processes through the use of critical thinking, creative problem-solving and empathetic communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Anglican theological ethos as expressed in the Episcopal Church.
  • Knowledge of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church and the official structures of the Church at all levels.
  • Knowledge of the structures of the Anglican Communion
  • Familiarity with and interest in public policy issues, both foreign and domestic.
  • Commitment to represent positively and effectively the positions of the Episcopal Church.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in many different formats, including diplomatic and governmental contexts, speeches, public statements, letters, reports, memoranda, and press releases.
  • Knowledge of grassroots advocacy techniques and promotion.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires travel at least 10% of the time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Standard work environment for a Washington, D.C., government relations office.  Longer hours are occasionally required as is availability via virtual communication during off hours.

 

Refugee Crisis Forums at St. George’s Episcopal (Arlington, VA) in June

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Are you concern about the ongoing global refugee crisis and want to learn about the latest developments and how to get involved? In anticipation of the World Refugee Day (June 20), St George’s will host a three-part refugee forum series on the first three Thursdays in June (6/2, 6/9, and 6/16) to facilitate a dialogue with the community on the challenges and opportunities in the global refugees crisis. The forums speakers include refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Afghanistan, Virginia’s State Senator Barbara Favola, and refugee experts from UNHCR, the Department of State, USCCB, Church World Service, the Episcopal Church, and other prominent refugee services organizations. The event will highlight opportunities for action for anyone who is interested to get involved.

*Session I – Learn: *Understand refugee migration realities (Thursday, Jun
2nd, 7-8:30 pm)

*Session II – Reflect: *Discuss interfaith community roles (Thursday, Jun
9th, 7-8:30 pm)

*Session III – Act: *Learn ways to get involved (Thursday, Jun 16th, 7-8:30
pm)

Please RSVP for each session at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/st-georges-episcopal-church-10721599490<http://www.eventbrite.com/o/st-georges-episcopal-church-10721599490>

Note that each session is designed to be a standalone event so join us at
as many sessions as you can fit into your schedule.

For more information click here