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Music Notes - August 2020

Posted by communications on August 5, 2020 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve been fascinated by time since my childhood. While we are in the present and the future always lies ahead, the study of the past can give greater understanding of how we humans tend to navigate the joys and challenges of this life. Musicians study the lives and music of composers, poets and musicians of the present and the past. In doing this, one is amazed to learn how people from the past endured and overcame challenges to produce such lasting works of art, literature and music. P...

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Message from Rev. Kevin

Posted by communications on July 29, 2020 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A number of you have asked me recently about Davidson College’s plans for the coming academic year. I thought I would share with everyone what I know at this point and how it impacts our on-going ministry to the students.


The college is currently planning for students to be on campus for the Fall semester and they will begin arriving on August 15th. Classes are scheduled to resume on August 20th. Those students who are vulnerable due to underlying health issues, or ...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by communications on July 22, 2020 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Are you a part of St. Alban’s? Sometimes we hear from folks who are not quite sure if they are a member. If that applies to you, you’re not alone! Rest assured that no matter your formal membership status, if you consider St. Alban’s your church home, then you belong and we are delighted to have you as part of our family of faith! Officially speaking, we have three main categories of membership in our parish database:

 

A Friend is anyone connected to...

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Message from La Escuelita San Alban

Posted by communications on July 15, 2020 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Ode to Child-Rearing Through a Pandemic: A Parenting Manifesto

My own children are grown and self-sufficient (for the most part). Thinking about young families deprived of extended playgroups, without access to story time at the library, and managing an on-line curriculum makes me wince. My heart goes out to you all. On the flip side, you have likely found a new fondness for your children that comes of seclusion and uninterrupted time free from schedules and meetings. I smile to ...

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Message from Courtney Fossett

Posted by communications on July 8, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Just when we think restrictions may start to lighten, it seems the numbers continue to climb in what will be the strangest summer ever conceived. I have just returned from a week away to re-charge, re-center and re-think how our families, children and youth will re-convene once again. When you are on the beach spread apart from others and keeping social distance, you forget for a little while that our world has been turned upside down. A chance to connect with nature with walks on the sand...

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Message from La Escuelita San Alban

Posted by communications on July 1, 2020 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

La Escuelita San Alban Bilingual Preschool’s Wholehearted Teaching Manifesto

At the end of each preschool year when we say goodbye to earnest four-year olds, the teachers lament their rise to kindergarten. How will we ever have a more wonderful school year? How can I ever love a group of children more than I did these? And yet, every fall we welcome a new group of eager, kind, rambunctious children and the love settles in again. We are an ever-growing family with ever-growi...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by communications on June 24, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

With all the turmoil swirling around us these days, seeing so many of you come out on Monday night for our St. Alban’s Day Car Parade was such a balm. Each time a new car rolled up, it was a joy-filled surprise to discover who was inside, and to get to chat for a moment or two. And together, you brought 104 pounds of food and toiletry items for the Red Wagon which were delivered to FeedNC--wow! As I told the group who helped plan the parade, the clergy may have been giving out blessings...

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Who is St. Alban?

Posted by communications on June 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


This coming week, we will celebrate our patron saint, Alban the Martyr, with our virtual pilgrimage to England on Sunday, June 21 and our car parade on Monday, June 22 (read more about these events below!) How much do you know about St. Alban? Read on to learn more, courtesy of the St Albans Cathedral website:

 

The story of Alban is a remarkable one. It not only takes us back to the beginning of the C...

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Message from Rev. Kevin

Posted by communications on June 10, 2020 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

“… ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ Matthew 25:45

As I watched the horrific video of George Floyd’s life being literally choked out of him by a man whose job was supposed to be to protect and serve, I...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by communications on June 3, 2020 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The past week has been an incredibly painful one for our nation. There’s a lot I could say, but as a white person and a Christian, the posture I am trying to take right now is one of listening more than talking. This can be challenging, because I have thoughts and feelings and opinions (lots of them!) about it all. But sharing my thoughts/feelings/opinions (which I am happy to do over a socially-distanced beverage if you really want to hear them) is not my calling. My calling is to proc...

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