St. Matthew's in Homestead continues to worship and gather as a "family" as they minister to the residents of Homestead.
 
We also would like the diocese to be aware of a project undertaken by the young people of our church.  Five of our children, ages 7 to 17, held a Read-a-Thon during Lent to raise money to assist the people of Haiti.  They raised $270.00 for Episcopal Relief & Development to purchase a pig, a flock of chickens, a goat, and a hive of bees.  We have received notification from ER&D that their gift is on its way.
 
This was made possible by our children who saw the need and coordinated the love and support of their families, their parish family and their neighbors. They are all to be commended.
 
COMING EVENTS:
                August 21             Corn Roast/Chicken BBQ on the lawn
                August 22             Church on the Lawn
                September 12      Welcome Back:  Ice Cream Social
                September 25      Parish Picnic at the Kurtz's
                October 9              Italian Fest
                November 24       Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist
                November 28       Advent Study Begins
                December 4         Everything Homemade
                December 19       Church Decorating
                December 24       Christmas Eve Mass
 
Mark your calendars.  Questions? Email ajursin@yahoo.com

— Contributed by Alice Ursin, St. Matthew's Parish Secretary