75 Reasons

75 Reasons

75 Reasons to Join St. Michael’s

  1. Friendly welcoming people
  2. A feeling of family
  3. Jazz Eucharist!
  4. Cathechesis of the Good Shepherd – church school for all learning styles taught by highly trained, caring and considerate parishioners
  5. Coffee Hour!
  6. A warm and welcoming congregation
  7. Christianity with an open mind and all the beautiful rituals
  8. Our annual outreach auction
  9. Our annual Heifer Project
  10. Kind and compassionate members
  11. Lots of children and young people
  12. Tremendous support at difficult times
  13. Competent and committed Vestry
  14. Wonderful spiritual support
  15. Many ways to help/participate
  16. Great music from the choir
  17. Open and welcoming spirit
  18. Congregation of diverse and multinational origins
  19. A nice way to spend Sunday morning with the family
  20. Relevant messages for everyday life
  21. An important source of compassion and support
  22. A place to contemplate your own spiritual needs and beliefs
  23. Caring community of parishioners
  24. You won’t be a faceless name in a crowd
  25. Great church school program
  26. Beautiful stained glass
  27. Outreach!!
  28. Everyone is welcome – denomination, race, sexual orientation, it just doesn’t matter
  29. Blessing of the animals
  30. Everyone genuinely cares about you
  31. Coffee hour
  32. Everyone has special skills that can contribute
  33. We perform good deeds for the community
  34. Emphasis on Christ’s love
  35. People are open-minded and welcoming, including LGBT people
  36. Book Group
  37. Annual Children’s Christmas Pageant
  38. Singing “Silent Night” by candlelight on Christmas Eve
  39. Lessons and Carols service
  40. Visit from the Three Kings on Epiphany
  41. Mardi Gras themed coffee hour
  42. Visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter morning
  43. Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  44. Blessing of the Animals
  45. Halloween ghosting of our youngest parishioners by our youth groups
  46. Icons
  47. Bells
  48. Vestments
  49. Holy water
  50. Sacraments and saints
  51. The Book of Common Prayer
  52. We’re blessed with especially loving and caring folks
  53. We’re small enough to get to know everyone
  54. Each person makes a difference
  55. The peacefulness and quiet of the 8 AM service
  56. Being greeted by our ushers
  57. The wonderful assimilation of St. Paul’s parishioners into the life of St. Michael’s community
  58. Our choir director Roy’s enthusiasm
  59. The depth and breadth of Sunday Forum discussions and exchanges
  60. Our memorial Garden
  61. Opportunities to do some gardening!
  62. The path through the woods
  63. An outdoor statue of St. Francis
  64. A library on the second floor
  65. Our women’s group
  66. An electric piano
  67. We never run out of coffee!
  68. Sunshine through stained glass windows
  69. You can help inner city youths at B-Safe
  70. Mission trip for our youth and adults
  71. Our annual outreach auction
  72. Cooking and serving meals once a month for two women’s shelters
  73. Beautiful stone altar
  74. Our Journey to Adulthood program for our youth
  75. Christmas caroling to our adult community by our youth and their families