St. Alban’s Church, St. Pete Beach
Open, inclusive, inviting, inspiring
St. Alban’s is a faith community where diversity is honored and celebrated; where acceptance, encouragement and love are given so that all people may explore their journey in faith; and where, through our many gifts, we cultivate a desire to give in thankfulness for all God has given us. We are of different ages from different backgrounds and during ‘the season’, different countries. We are straight, we are gay. Some are single, some married, some partnered, some – single again. We are women, men and children. Some of us live alone, some with others. People who come to St. Alban’s have all kinds of different reasons for choosing to make this a spiritual home – and this is a blessing.
So, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
We are a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida and are part of the world wide Anglican Communion. The Rt Rev. Dabney T. Smith is the Bishop of the Diocese. The Rt Rev. Barry Howe and J. Michael Garrison are Assisting Bishops.
The Rev. Gigi Conner is the Priest in Charge.
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This Sunday: The Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost
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10:00 am in Church
Music, sermon, Holy Eucharist and lively coffee hour!
The Peace Chapel is a place for restoration of mind, body & soul
Wednesday 10:00 am Healing Prayers and informal Eucharist in the Peace Chapel
Check out our calendar page for all events and times.
OCTOBER 29TH: Deepening Our Spirituality in the Last Third of Life 8:30 am – 1:00pm: $30.00 (if you cannot pay this – please make a donation) Click here to download registration or call church office 360-8406 to sign up.
Led by Maureen Connors and Bill Cooley. Maureen, (Phd) serves as a spiritual companion, retreat leader and facilitator. She is facing the challenge of last third of life issues and trying to do it with grace, resilience and courage! Bill (the Rev. DMin, MSW) is an honorable retired Presbyterian pastor, living into his last third of life. A spiritual companion in his retirement community in south St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay, he also leads retreats on deepening spirituality for pastors and older adults. Participants will: Explore spiritual deepening in your aging journey; Expand your understanding of spiritual practices;Recognize life transitions and explore how to reimagine yourself at each stage
The Mourner’s Path – Begins Tuesday November 1 – All Saints’ Day
This eight week offering at St. Alban’s will enable a small group to gather, share feelings, talk about loss and imagine new ways of living. Rebecca Lyons and Theresa Deery are the trained facilitators for this ministry beginning on November 1, All saints’ Day. If you are seeking comfort and healing after the death of a loved one, the Mourner’s Path will be of great help to you. This ministry is open to any person, from any church. Together participants will: Acknowledge the pain and brokenness, Recognize that each journey through grief is unique, Share stories, Experience both tears and laughter, Find healing and joy. Yes, there is a spiritual component to this important ministry. We believe that in and through God, life is changed, not ended and so we entrust to God our beloved one, to be received into God’s arms of mercy. We believe that God, through friends, family and sometimes even strangers, will comfort us in our grief and offer us hope for the future. May we be open to being embraced by God’s love, to finding clarity in the midst of confusion. and grace to let our beloved one enter into that new life. If you would like to register, please contact the church office:360-8406. If you have questions, please contact the Priest in charge, the Rev. Gigi Conner 744-3785
NOVEMBER 4-6th – The Great Sale
If you have items to donate – this is the week to bring to church! And there are all kinds of interesting ‘items’ for the discerning shopper -including a bathroom pedestal sink. Of course helping hands to set up the week before will be welcomed.
October 27th @ 6PM – ‘Glad Hatters’ Gathering
This gathering is for those women who have been yearning to make a fabulous hat to wear when they greet Trick or Treaters on Halloween Eve. Light refreshments will be provided. Our ‘hat instructor’ is Malinda Ottinger.
January 15: BrassRoots – Jazz Vespers
January 21 & 22: Storyteller Megan Hicks
Megan will lead a workshop on the 21st (2pm – Cost $20) on HISTORY through YOUR Story. A writing/storytelling workshop. And then give a storytelling ‘concert’ on Sunday the 22nd. (3pm – cost $10)
February 19 – Sunday @ 3pm Flute and Piano Concert with Roberta Poellein and Ed Johnson