Announcements Feb. 19, 2017

Not Ashamed!!!:  This year’s Lenten Series is now published:  copies are available in the Welcome Center.  Small Groups are forming now and will begin to meet the week of February 27.  Sign up today—and pick up your copy of Not Ashamed!!! in the Welcome Center.

Love Brevard:  Love INC of Brevard together with churches from all across the county are planning to cover Brevard County with service projects during the month of March.  For more information, check out for the latest updates.  Note that we are including the ECW-sponsored food collection as one of our projects.  The food will be donated to Love INC partner, Peace Lutheran Church.

Food Ingathering:  The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) invite you to donate food during Lent this year.  Details will be in the Good News but here’s a preview:  Each week we will be looking for a different item: canned vegetables, canned fruit, rice and pasta, canned meats, and items for Easter dinner.  The food will be donated to the food pantry at Peace Lutheran Church on the corner of Clearmont St. and Port Malabar Blvd.

Calling All Ministry Leaders: There will be a Ministry Leaders meeting on Monday, February 20 at 11:30am in the Parish Hall. Lunch will be served and reservations are required for the food order. Please call Sarah in the Church Office at 723-8032.

Bahamas Excursion: February 22 is the deadline to pay the balance of your cruise payment to Global Tours & Travel. Prices (as advertised on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall) are guaranteed through February 22. If you have interest in going on the cruise, but have not yet registered, it’s not too late! Questions? Call Global Tours & Travel at (321) 676-6040.

Good News Newsletter: We’re looking to add some pizazz to the newsletter and need your help. Do you have a human interest story you’d like to share? Or how about sharing how you’ve seen God at work in the world. Read an inspirational or thought-provoking book or poem – how about letting us know about it! Perhaps you have a scrumptious recipe to share. No computer? No worries! Just come to the Church Office or Welcome Center, and we can help you with your submission. Looking forward to your ideas! Thank you!

LEM Reader Schedules: The spring publication (March-May) is available for pick-up in the Welcome Center.

Shrove Tuesday: Mark your calendars! The ECW will once again host our Annual Pancake Supper on February 28 from 4:30-6:00pm. The supper takes place on Shrove Tuesday and ushers in the Lenten season. Tickets at $3 will be available after each service today. A list of donated items needed is posted in the Parish Hall. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Questions? Call Mickey Martin at 956-1590.

Library Books: We’re looking to expand our library, and are in need of books written by Christian authors of different ethnicities. Please drop them off on the Welcome Center desk for cataloguing, and then we’ll place them on the bookshelf. Thank you in advance for your support!

2017 Diocesan Women’s Retreat: Registration closes February 23, so it’s not too late to register! Brochures are available in the Parish Hall on the bulletin board. All women are welcome! Questions? Call Fran Leonard at 727-0408, or contact her via email at

Available for Pickup in the Welcome Center: Tax Contribution Statements and Offering Envelopes.

Family Promise Hosting Week of February 26: FP is currently trying to identify future hosts, but our interim solution is to use a house at one of our partner agencies, Housing for Homeless. Jim Serianni (Church at Viera Coordinator) is looking for volunteers to assist the week of February 26. If you can assist, please call Vincent Serianni at (707) 293-0191; email:, or contact Christine G. at Thank You!

Family Promise: Emerald City Run and Event to benefit Family Promise of Brevard is set for March 10 6pm-10pm at Church of Viera. Food, music, Knockerball and FUN. Details on the handout in Welcome Center. Don’t run? $ponsor one of our runners! Questions? See Christine Gallagher.

Church Women United: The next meeting will be held on March 3. Please arrive at 9:30am for a lite breakfast, and the meeting begins at 10:00am. The meeting will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melbourne.