Thank you to all that came out and supported this year's Chili Cook-off! It was a lot of fun and we even had some new faces adding to the competition. Of course, everyone was afraid of Fr. Blaine's chili. A huge welcome to our newcomers to the competition: Stefanie Erdman and Kim Pursley! You guys rocked!
And congratulations to our winners!
Best Overall: The Ruff Family - "Hot Off Hwy 9 Roadkill Chili"
Hottest, but Edible: Fr. Blaine Hammond - "Green Santa Fe"
Most Surprisingly Awesome: Geezer Team (Ed and Janet Butler) - "Ole Geezer"
Just Like Mom's Homestyle: Stefanie Erdman
For a Cold Winter's Day: Ohana Means Family - "Miss Kim's Hen House Chili"
Thinkin' Outside the Box/Can: (3-way tie) Stefanie Erdman, Cathe Lieb - "Smokin' Trinity Squared", Ohana Means Family - "Miss Kim's Hen House Chili"
During the summer months, we will have ONE Sunday service at 9am. These will be Family Services meaning that there will not be any Sunday School or nursery services available. Families of all ages and sizes are welcome and heartily welcomed in the church for our Sunday service.
Fr. Blaine will also be on Sabbatical at that time, but we have a wonderful line-up of guests through the season. Please join us!
We are now accepting donations online! Click on the link below and you will be brought to our donations page. You will have the opportunity to just make a simple donation or designate your donation to one of our ministries (i.e. Youth Group, Sunday School, Gardening Guild, Flowers, Altar Guild, Building Fund, or any other donation that we may mention at our Service). You may also enter your pledges here (there is even an option for recurring donation)! Just type in the space provided of where you would like your donation to go under "Designate Donation". If nothing is typed, we will assume that it is for our general fund. So thank you in advance for your donation!
Of note, we are a non-profit organization, but there is a 2.2% fee charged by PayPal to your transaction. That fee is subtracted from your donation and is not tax deductible.
We have a Facebook Group page so that we all can share photos, stories, events, and stay connected. Come join our group at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
And check out Father Blaine's blog! Blogging in the Redwoods
Be sure all of your shopping starts at shopping.escrip.com!
Earn money for St. Andrew's by doing all your online shopping through the eScrip website. If you have never done it before, follow these directions:
1) Go to the eScrip website.
2) Either Sign In or Sign Up.
3) If you "Sign In" with your already established account, make sure St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ben Lomond, CA is your chosen organization. If you "Sign Up" for a new account, you would choose St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
4) Start shopping through the website!
You can also download the "ForgetMeNot" app from the website to help you remember any time you visit a supported store online.
If you do not shop online, or if you are looking for gift cards, we also have a plethora of stores to choose from at our church office. Just see Sharon Fishel. They make great gifts any time of the year!