The Fall season brings a joyous feeling of change as we begin to look forward to our joyous Holidays. It brings not only rich opportunities for reflections of the summer past but joyous planning for the future. During summer we were able to successfully relaunch our Community Food Festival after a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This effort saw the rollout of new ideas combined with the traditional International Food Fair. The many highlights include a car show, our Sunday School Creation Care Art exhibition, Back to School supplies giveaway and the joyous first visit of our new Bishop Rt Rev Sally French to our community.
October allows us fresh opportunities to roll out our Fall/Winter program. The focus is one on our women and health. Our urban communities struggle with limited resources to one of the most vulnerable segments of our society: The Black woman! Often their concerns are mistreated as “Black mama drama.” Thus, our Fall programs include both physical mental and emotional support to our “Black Queens.”
On Saturday, October 7th, the ECW of St Elizabeth’s will host a day of fun and theater with a Bus ride to Sight and Sound in P.A. On Sunday, October 8th, St Elizabeth’s is quite fortunate to be chosen as part of a cohort from Rutgers University “Pathways to Healthy Aging in African American” program. The focus will be upon brain health education wellness and fitness program with a strong focus upon dementia.
On Thursday the Diocesan E.C.S workshop will host one of our very own from Elizabeth, Sen. Raymond Lesniak October 12th via Zoom. Use this link to register https://tinyurl.com/ECSFall23Summit
On Sunday, October 15th, our ECW will host a breast cancer awareness presentation. Then on Saturday, October 28th, our Sunday School will host an All Saints Holyween Party for the community with music, costumes, and opportunities to share with others their youth ministry.
Please join us for any of these events as we seek to restore, rebuild, and repurpose our church to serve God in our community.