Announcements for May 12, 2011

Gratitude for the Spring Church RetreatParticipants at Anafora Retreat Center
This past weekend on May 6-7, 22 persons participated in the Annual Church Retreat, in part deepening the reflection on the Biblical story of Jesus meeting the disciples on the Road to Emmaus.  It was a special time of reflection, respite and rejuvination.

Caravan of the Arts Festival at St. John Church in Maadi
In celebration of the Egyptian Muslims and Christians who are peacefully together walking the road toward a new Egypt, the third annual CARAVAN Festival of the Arts, to be held May 12-18, will be hosted at St. John’s Church in Maadi/Cairo, with the desire to honor the building of bridges between Muslims and Christians that has taken place. 46 premier Middle Eastern and Western visual artists will come together for the exhibition, each submitting work reflecting the theme, “My Neighbor”.  This arts festival will also serve as the Egyptian effort for the UN’s World Interfaith Harmony Week. Opening night is May 12 at 7:00 pm with opening remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator, James Rawley.

Cairo Choral Society Performs Next Week
Two performances of Schubert’s Mass in G will take place next week as part of a concert series by the Cairo Choral Society.  The first concert is scheduled at All Saints Cathedral on Tuesday, May 17th and the second concert is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th at Ewart Hall at the American University of Cairo downtown campus.  Both concerts start at 7pm.

Farewell Reception for Outgoing Members
Please join us on Friday, May 20 as we salute those congregation members who will be completing their tenure in Cairo.  We will formally acknowledge their leave-taking during service as well as during a reception following service.

Camboni Community’s  Festival of Peoples and Nations
Members are cordially invited to join the Cordi Jesu Community (one block southheast) on Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 am-6:00 pm, as they host a festival whose aim is to encourage acceptance of differences and cherishing of commonalities.  The festival will include a juried photo exhibit capturing diversity in Egypt, varieties of foods, and  crafts/workshops for children and adults.

Weekly Friday Bible Study continues this week at 11:45
Join us for Bible study after fellowship in the conference room.   Again, we will be studying the passage from today’s worship.

St. Andrew’s Evening Prayer Sunday at 7 pm
Join us Sunday evenings at 7pm for St. Andrew’s Evening Prayer, a contemplative worship service. Begin your week with a time of meditative singing, prayer, scripture, and reflection. Come and be refreshed in the grace and peace of Christ! Our final gathering for this term will be June 12.

StARS Education Programs are looking for teachers
Give the gift of education by volunteering at St. Andrews Refugee Services as an English tutor or teacher for the summer 2011 term! StARS’  Adult Education Program is currently looking for dedicated, motivated and creative people to volunteers as:

English tutors: 2-6 hours/week.
English teachers: 1.5 hours/day for 2 days/week, to teach conversational English.
Dual English & Arabic teacher: Teach a combined English/Arabic class for 18-24 yr olds.

If you have enthusiasm, motivation and a desire to share your skills with others, and are able to commit from May 23rd till the end of July, please email your CV, together with an indication of the volunteer position that you are interested in to Erin Odgers, Volunteer Coordinator: standrews.volunteer@gmail.com

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