A Clearwater Beach tradition is ready to launch. Chapel-by-the-Sea and Religious Community Services (RCS) will kick off the 10th Annual Beach Walk/Walk on Sat. February 2, 2019. Chapel-by-the-Sea and RCS partner to raise funds to provide food and services for the less fortunate residents in Pinellas County. Last year the RCS Food Bank and The Haven for Domestic Violence served over 165,000 needy people. Since its inception in 2010 the Beach Walk/Walk has raised over $100,000 in support of RCS’s activities.
The Palm Pavilion launches the event with registration at 7:30 am and the starting lineup at 8:30 am. A sumptuous pancake breakfast provided by Clear Sky Café follows the race back at the Chapel. Many local merchants and residents contribute to the event as sponsors as well as donating to the Walk’s Super Silent Auction.
The cost is $30 for pre-registered walkers ($35 after Thursday January 31), $10 for those ages 6-18. The family maximum is $75. You may pre-register online (form coming soon) at Chapel by the Sea or pick up a form from the church.
THE FIRST GATHERING OF CHAPEL CHICKS (and Friends!)
MENU: Grilled Chicken Caesar Spinach Wrap with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Peach Cobbler for Dessert
For our first season of Chapel Chicks, we’ll screen a different TED talk each month. Here’s what’s up in January . . .
Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness. She poses the questions:
How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?
More Information & Registration: Click here.
After church on Sunday, December 2, we’ll gather for lunch (chili, baked potatoes, and pizza for the kids!). Santa will make a guest appearance, and we’ll craft Chrismons for our brand new Chrismon Tree! Chrismons are Christmas ornaments shaped in symbols of the faith. Sign up to bring a pot of your special-recipe chili, or simply sign up to eat and craft. A great time for all ages! Learn more about Chrismons by watching the video below:
Beginning November 4, rather than just the Sunday before Thanksgiving, bring non-perishable food and leave it in the wagon in the narthex. The children will bring it forward during the service and place it on the chancel. We will thus build a bountiful offering to help RCS Food Bank feed the hungry in our area.
Wait for November 18 to bring the turkeys!
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