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St. Andrew's Announces New Rector

We are very happy to announce formally our new Rector, Father Jonathan Hanneman. Father Jonathan's expected start date is October 1. He and his wife are in the process of working through the logistics of moving to the area. Here is his letter to our congregation as well as a short biography he put together. We give hearty thanks to the Search Committee, the Vestry, and Mother Jan for all their hard work in this process. We all look forward to Father Jonathan starting his work here at St. Andrew's, and we will have more information on events to welcome him in the coming days.

It's Holiday Shoebox Collection Season!

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Shoe Box Collection Season is Upon Us!!

We need shoe boxes (wrapped and unwrapped) as well as donated items that will fit in the boxes.  Next time you're at the store, please pick up toys and other items that will fit in a shoe box, and bring the items to church. We are accepting financial donations as well and we will do the shopping for you!

This is the only present many children in Palomas will receive.  Think toys and treasures that will fit in a shoebox!  We will be packing new items only.
Hard candy, candy canes (individually wrapped items)
  Beanie Babies/Stuffed Animals
Jewelry    Small Purses/Bags
Wooden, plastic, or metal “brain” games/Rubik’s Cubes
Mini Etch-A-Sketch
Lipsticks/Fun Chap sticks
Makeup/Nail Polish  Sunglasses
Hair Clips, Hair Ties/Headbands
Felt Craft Packs/Beaded or Yarn Craft Projects
Hot Wheels/Cars/Trucks
Mini Soccer, Football, Baseballs/Bouncy Balls
Legos/Plastic Dinosaurs/Toy Soldiers
Puzzles/Word finds/Crossword puzzle books
Reading Books (age and gender specific)/Spanish Bibles
Crayons/Colored Pencils/Gel Pens/Felt tip colored pens
Mini Coloring books/Note Pads
Stickers/Sticker Books  Glitter Glue
Gloves/Hats/Caps/Fashion scarves 
Socks (ages 2-13/ boys and girls)
Tee shirts (XS, S, M, LG, XLG/ boys and girls)


Toothbrushes and tooth paste
Diaper cream/Baby Wipes
Hand and Body Lotion/Cream
First aid supplies/Sewing kits

Thanks in advance for your generosity and support!

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