Friday, February 17, 2012

StarShine Stars at the Fair

On Sunday, February 12, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church held their annual Ministries Fair. StarShine is one of the church’s ministries and as such had a prominent place at the fair. StarShine librarian Lois and volunteer Helen made the presentation for the school. They drew a lot of attention wearing their StarShine Movers and Shakers t-shirts.

There were signup sheets for touring the school and for volunteering at the school. A stack of the t-shirts were on display and every volunteer was offered one. Many people stopped by to learn more about the school and the new location. StarShine is a popular ministry at St. Barnabas, along with eleven other worthy causes, and parishioners were happy to hear that StarShine has found a new location and has settled in nicely.  There were lots of new activities to talk about.

Both Lois and Helen had a great time talking about StarShine and this week will be back at the school “building” the new libraries.


On Saturday evening, February 25, St. Barnabas will be holding their annual Hearts and Hands party.  All the ministries at the church will share in the proceeds of the party. In past years, StarShine has received somewhere between seven and ten thousand dollars. We’re hoping for a hugely successful evening, both for St. Barnabas and StarShine.

The 4 to 8 PM party is open to all, with tickets selling for $40 per person. There will be fabulous food stations, a jazz trio, a silent & live auction and a whole lot of fun. This is a great way to thank St. Barnabas for their support, and, at the same time benefit StarShine.  The address of St. Barnabas is 6715 N. Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale, Arizona.

By Lois Jamieson

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