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Garden Update

If you haven’t been by the garden in a while, it is growing and producing lots of produce. I have attached a picture of the harvest that St Joseph Catholic Church’s volunteers collected today and will be distributed at the food pantry tomorrow. Today’s harvest included: Parsley, Basil, Rosemary, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Zucchini, Red Onions, White Onions, Green Peppers,…

Year 2 of the Cultivating Cares Community garden!

The second year of the Cultivating Cares Community Garden has begun. Preparation and planting began on April 28, 2022. Follow along this year, and consider volunteering your time and energy to feeding our community. If you would like to volunteer at the cultivating care donation garden, please contact the Williamson County Extension Office at (618) 993-3304. Volunteer Tasks: Visit 3-4 times times…

Give life on June 6, 2022!

We’ll be hosting a Red Cross Blood drive on Monday, June 6, 2022, from 1-5 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The summer months have a particularly high need for blood, and a number of blood drives have had to be cancelled over the length of the COVID-19 pandemic, so supplies are down. If you can give please sign up to do so…

Worship Update – March 2022

At our March Session meeting (3/9/2022), we had some significant discussion around masking and not masking, that probably reflects the congregation as a whole. There are some who will come back if we made masking optional, and some who would stay away longer. Depending on the individual risk factors, people will make individual decisions about masking, as they have been doing already…

Worship Update – September 2021

A vaccinated member of the congregation that was in attendance on Sunday, Sept 5, has tested positive for COVID. With the health and safety of our congregation being our concern, Session has decided that we will hold virtual worship only for at least the next 2 weeks. If you were present in worship at the church on September 5th, please monitor your health. Those that…

Worship Update – August 2021

Your session is reaching out to give you a heads-up about a decision we have made to help ensure, as much as possible, the health and safety of all. You may be aware that the new Delta variant of the COVID virus is highly transmissible and that COVID cases in our county are currently rising…

Worship Update – June 9, 2021

Friends,  In our meeting last night, the Session reinforced our commitment to following the advice of science and medical advisors as we continue to deal with the realities of COVID-19 and the pandemic.      At this time, the CDC’s guidance is that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks, and that those…

Give Life on May 25, 2021!

We’ll be hosting a Red Cross Blood drive on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2 to 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The summer months have a particularly high need for blood, and a number of blood drives have had to be cancelled over the length of the COVID-19 pandemic, so supplies are down. If…

The Cultivating Cares Community Garden

We got a call on March 9th to see if we would be willing to provide space for a Community Garden to provide fresh food to local food pantries. Fresh food is expensive, and often too expensive for those who are food insecure or the agencies that provide aid to the food insecure. Session was excited about the idea, and since that…