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Being a Presence, Being Present

Dear Friends, A church that is to thrive is to be a presence in the community. The bigger the presence, the bigger the relevance. We have become present to Naples in multiple ways, such as hosting a site for Baby Basics, hosting community musical events, and offering space for a [...]

2021-10-22T08:02:03-04:00October 22, 2021|Rector's Notes|

Dear Friends, On the Second Sunday of each month, the children are invited to be in church for the whole service. These Second Sunday services will be oriented toward children – this means it will include a children’s sermon (with a few points for consideration for adults), simpler music, and some instruction [...]

2021-10-14T11:44:05-04:00October 14, 2021|Rector's Notes|

Second Sundays with a Focus

Dear Friends, This week we begin to have Second Sundays with a focus on making the eucharist more accessible to children and youth. This is about us living into our baptismal vows and raising children in the faith. This means we offer opportunities for them to worship with the entire [...]

2021-10-07T14:34:36-04:00October 7, 2021|Rector's Notes|

Changes are Happening at St. Monica’s

Dear Friends, As change at St. Monica’s is afoot, I want to keep you abreast of significant happenings in our life together. Please take you time to read it all and let me know if you have any questions or concerns or praises. This Sunday at 10am, we will have [...]

2021-09-30T11:53:32-04:00September 30, 2021|Rector's Notes|

eNews Changes

The original article was printed on:  September 23rd, 2021 --- Dear Friends, For over eight years, our dear friend Pat Kearns has collected information, edited articles, and overseen the production of eNews from St. Monica’s. Yes, over eight years! I want to express my deepest gratitude for her dedication to [...]

2021-09-28T16:18:35-04:00September 28, 2021|Rector's Notes|


The original article was printed on:   September 17th, 2021 --- Dear Friends, These times have been challenging in many ways. Just when we thought that we were done with the pandemic, a variant that behaves in a much different way washes over us, like a storm surge on a barrier [...]

2021-09-28T16:16:56-04:00September 28, 2021|Rector's Notes|

Liturgy Change for St. Monica’s

The original article was printed on:   August 30th, 2021 --- Dear Friends, Have you ever taken a trip to a familiar place but taken a different route? Perhaps on the way, you noticed things that you would not have otherwise noticed? We can take this same approach of noticing different [...]

2021-09-28T16:14:45-04:00September 28, 2021|Rector's Notes|

Illness within the Evan’s Home

The original article was printed on:   August 11th, 2021 --- Dear Friends, I am so blessed to be here with you all, and I am so eager to get moving on so many fronts of our common ministries. However, in consultation with the wardens, I will not be present at [...]

2021-09-28T16:13:23-04:00September 28, 2021|Rector's Notes|