2013-01 Jan Clarion - St. Clement's Episcopal Church
THE CLARION ST. CLEMENT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 2013 HAPPY NEW YEAR! December was a full month for the St. Clement’s community. There was an ordination, caroling brunch, bake sale, Christmas pageant, much preparation, and very moving services with outstanding music. As we catch our breath, we find ourselves in a new year. Many of us make resolutions, and then recommit ourselves to them in the next month and a half, rephrasing them as, “Lenten disciplines.” Our Church calendar begins with the season of Advent, so we often say, “Happy New Year,” then, as well. The life of the Church provides new things in various cycles, and we read of this throughout Scripture. In Isaiah, we read, “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth…” From Revelation, “And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’” Part of Creation involves re-creation. I pray that the new year will provide us all with times of re-creation, refreshment, and peace, and that we may discover truly new things this year. Wishing all of you God’s blessings, Bruce D. O’Neill Rector ANNUAL PARISH MEETING At our January 27 th Annual Meeting we will give thanks for the leadership of four retiring vestry members: Linda Dobson, Cory Johnson, Katharine Kates, and Bob Lally. We will also have the opportunity to vote for the slate of the new vestry class: David Cunningham, Judy Davis, Jeremy Lawson, and Laura O’Brien, whose biographies are found below. ST. CLEMENT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH NOMINEES FOR VESTRY CLASSES OF 2016 David Cunningham David was born in Florida; then raised in Georgia and, later during college breaks, in Waynesville, North Carolina. David and his Mother, Dad, and brother were active in the Southern Baptist church. David attended the University of Georgia as an honors program student. He graduated with a BFA degree in 1966. He became involved with the Episcopal Church through a classmate and mentor who took him to Canterbury House programs at the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Claire, met in the summer of 1966 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. After a year of cross-country courtship with Claire, David moved to Berkeley and Claire and he were married in 1967. As graduate students, both Claire & David were regulars at Canterbury House in Berkeley, with Chaplain, Shunji Nishi, and other Berkeley students. They joined St. Mark’s in Berkeley and enjoyed the exciting days of Berkeley in the 1960s & 70s with Fr. George Tittman as rector. ANNUAL PARISH MEETING Sunday, January 27, 2013 Immediately following the 10 o’clock service THE EPIPHANY Join us for the Feast of Lights and Epiphany Evensong on Sunday, January 6, at 5:00 PM. The evening service of Thomas Tallis will be sung, along with anthems by both the Youth and Adult Choirs. This lovely service is appropriate for all ages, and is followed by a festive reception in the parish hall.