Sunday Services
Holy Eucharist 9:00 A.M.

Our Mission
We, the members of Saint Faith's Episcopal Church, recognize that we are disciples of Jesus Christ. As disciples, we are committed to providing a Christian environment for spiritual growth and to responding to the needs of our community.

Saint Faith's Episcopal Church

10600 Caribbean Boulevard; Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
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Office: 305. 235.3621 Fax: 305.235.5089
Email: Office@saintfaiths.org
Office hours are 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Tues thru Friday.
The Food Pantry is open Thursdays.
Only - 9:15 to 1:15
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Recent Bulletin

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ANNOUNCEMENTS -

Christmas Eve- There will be 2 Services on December 24th. Christmas Eve.

.................Regular 9:00am Sunday Service (last service in Advent.

.................5:00pm Christmas Eve Candle Light Service.

 

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Christmon Trees- they are up and beautiful as always... thank you to all who helped.


• Snowman Project- Sunday 11.26.17 is the start of the Snowman Project by the ECW and DOK. Look for lots of little snowmen attached to the Notice Board. Take a tiny snowman or two. Wrap your gift/s and use this tiny snowman as the gift tag. Return the gift/s to Church by December 10th. The happy recipients will be a few of the children or grand children of our Food Pantry clients.


• Advent- booklets are available to help you prepare for the coming of our Lord. "Expecting Jesus" can be found at the back of the Church for a donation of $4 each.


• Congratulations to Donna Lewis who received the "Distinguished Woman of the Year Award" presented by the ECW delegates who attended the ECW Deanery meeting on Saturday, Nov 18th. Thank you to Father Picou and all the ladies who made the South Dade Deanery Meeting a Success.


• Special Service of Advent- On Sunday, December 10th @ 9:00am the choir will be leading a Special Service of Carols and Lessons. Please join in and bring a friend or two so they can share the experience.

• DOK- December meeting will take the form of their annual Christmas Lunch!! The lunch will take place on December 9th at 11:30am at the Red Lobster on SW 136th St. (across from the Falls). Remember to bring your gift with you.

St. Faith Community .... Your ongoing support of this important ministry has tangible results.

Miguel de la Cruz & his daughter & son-in-law Maria & Noe Vargas have been coming to the St. Faith Food pantry for several years. This past week he was celebrating his 100th birthday & we helped him celebrate with the gift of a birthday cake. Happy Birthday Miguel.

Food Pantry distributed 570 bags in August, September and October. These went to approximately 179 households each month, impacting 580 people who live in those households. Eight homeless persons received food and toiletries as well as socks & towels. The pantry was impacted by Hurricane Irma as it had to close owing to the electrical outage at the Church. Food that was stored in the Freezers was lost and had to be replenished. We thank Episcopal Charities for the additional grant to help with this. That grant also allowed us to help a some people who lost their clothes and bedding during the hurricane, as well as other people who were not clients but who came off the road to get food. We were glad we were able to do help them. Please note that a “Wish List” for the pantry has been posted on the notice board by the church doors.

Your donations are always needed. This is that special time of year when we seek food items that would help to make Thanksgiving festive for our clients. At this time, desserts, canned hams, cranberry sauce, salad dressings, candied

Please support Episcopal Charities on Give Miami Day, as it works to fund and provide services to the Episcopal ministries in Dade County (40 in the diocese). Click below on Thursday- 12 am-12 am to give a gift of $25 or more
https://givemiamiday.org/npo/episcopal-charities-of-southeast-florida

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The Fall Stewardship Campaign at St. Faith’s was launched on October 22nd. This means that each of us who calls St. Faith’s his/her Church home, and everyone who loves St. Faith’s is being asked to give of his or her Time, Talent and Treasure. Although your Treasure is very important to the well-being (indeed its survival) of St. Faith’s, it’s not just your Treasure that is needed. Your time and talent are needed as well. Is there a ministry of the church you believe you can be of benefit to, or YOU CAN derive benefit from, then PLEASE, dive right in. Speak to a member of the Vestry or call the office. How would you like to be sick at home and have no one call to enquire about you, or visit with you? That’s a ministry that needs help! Can you make a call or visit someone? Supposed the Church was not set up for Service one Sunday because no one volunteered to be on the Altar Guild– could you do it? How about being a Eucharistic Minister or Serving at the Altar? The Priest needs help at both Sunday services – will you help? Other ministries include: Hospitality, Choir, Acolytes, Garden Committee, the Food Pantry and Communications. Your Time and Talent are especially needed at this time when our congregation has shrunk significantly, and all the tasks of the various ministries still have to be accomplished. PLEASE HELP!
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Hurricane Recovery UPDATE

THANK YOU Scout Troops for your outstanding and much appreciated efforts at helping with cleanup at St. Faith Episcopal Church. Specifically: Cub Scout pack #357, Boy Scout troop #357 and Girl Scout troop #362. Special Thanks to St. Faith Parishioners and Mark and Brad Hadley along with Chris Bulgarian who coordinated the troops and other leaders including Layla Bulgarian, Kevin Whelan, Jim Bryan, Frank Rivera, Chris Amaya, and Carmela Seaz, Jeff Velez, Jason Couto and Victor Sakay. These folks worked very hard Sunday afternoon... and accomplished something just short of a miracle... there is still much more to do ... but this effort certainly made a huge dent in the mess.

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With deep sadness we announce the death of our beloved friend, pastor and parishioner Fr. Cyril White who passed away Wednesday August 2, 2017.

Please keep his wife Christine and their family in your prayers.

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While you’re off on summer vacation, please remember to keep your Pledges up to date. Jesus
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Sunday, March 5, 2017 , we welcomed a our new interim priest to St. Faith's Episcopal Church - Father Michael Picou.

Father Michael has served at St. Stephen's in Coconut Grove since 2006 with a one year break at All Souls on Miami Beach in 2016. He was chaplain to Saint Stephen's Episcopal Day School from 2012 through 2014.

He is also an R.N., having recently retired from the Miami VA Medical Center where he was a clinical research coordinator for studies ranging from infectious diseases to PTSD treatments.

He was born in Louisiana and has called Miami his home for over 50 years. He arrived in Miami in 1966 and graduated from Miami Springs Senior High in 1967. He has undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Nursing, as well as his Master of Divinity. Fr. Michael also completed a year of Anglican Studies at the Episcopal Seminary at Sewanee in Tennessee.

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• Meditations for the Season of Lent “Ashes and the Pheonix”, are now available. Donation $5.00.




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Sunday February 26, 2017: We celebrated Mother Reid's retirement. After 9 years of service at St. Faith, Mother Jennie Lou Reid will retire after her last service on March 1, Ash Wednesday Service. Today, her last full Sunday service was marked by a reception in the Parish Hall attended by the congregation, many of her friends, and many past parishioners who traveled back for the event. During the event we showed a slide show of memories of her tenure - . download the slide show here

The choir sung a wonderful tribute to her during the service and other photos were posted on our facebook page.

Read Exerpt from Mother Reid's farewell sermon

 

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