St. George’s will be marching in the Pride parade on June 9 and would love to see a robust St. George’s presence! Meanwhile, we are looking for donations of approximately $1,000 to purchase our “giveaways” that we hand out during the Parade. This year we are looking into a branded giveaway that has St. George’s information on it. This depends on receiving donations, so please give to support our presence at Pride if you can, and don’t forget to notate that your gift is specifically for Pride. Many thanks!
Help our Youth Group fundraise for the imminent June Mission Trip to Puerto Rico by reserving a bouquet for Mother’s Day! This Sunday, there will be a sign-up sheet to reserve a small, medium, or large bunch of Large Blue Hydrangea, Pale Pink Roses, Lavender Spray Roses, Yellow Solidago Filler, and Salal Green; or reserve your bouquet online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/3M5M89Z. All flowers are purchased fresh from a local wholesaler and assembled Mother’s Day Sunday by your Youth Group! Suggested donation range from $5-45 depending on the bouquet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to reserve flowers. Sponsored by Thorn & Thistle.
The Outreach and Social Justice Committee will be meeting on Monday May 7th at 7 pm. We will begin initial planning for hosting Warm Nights. We welcome anyone who is interested to attend.
You are invited to gather on Thursday, May 3rd at 7pm for shared prayer, stillness and group reflection in the church sanctuary. No experience with contemplative prayer is needed for you to attend these facilitated circles. This offering is open to the public.
Thank you to everyone who donated detergent for our Gaywood Food Program families. Another need which our families have that falls outside the scope of the Food Program is toiletries. For the next few weeks, we will be collecting shampoo, bar soap, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, and other toiletries, and we ask that you consider picking something up the next time you’re at the grocery store, Target, etc. Thank you for your generosity and for enabling us to help these families!
St. George’s Day, International Potluck Lunch and Visioning Kick-Off
Date: Sunday, April 22nd
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (after the 10 am service)
Join us on Sunday, April 22nd, as we celebrate St. George’s Day and start a conversation about what we envision for our future. At our annual international potluck lunch, we will begin to engage parishioners in conversation about how we would like to grow, and what our congregation’s priorities should be for the next 3 to 5 years. So bring a dish to share and join us for food and discussion!
Bring in Your Lenten Offering for Operation Agua
This year our Lenten Offering will go to Operation Agua, an organization devoted to bringing clean drinking water to Puerto Ricans whose homes were devastated by Hurricane Maria. Bring in your offerings and place them in the offering basket.
The next ECQ book club meeting is on the fourth Tuesday of April at 10 AM. Having canceled the March meeting due to weather, we will be discussing last month’s selection, A Wrinkle in Time by M. L’Engle. As time permits, we will also discuss The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, by Rev. W. J. Barber II, or reserve that discussion for the May meeting. Questions? Ask Mary Frances Bruce.
The St George’s Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, May 12 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We are looking for donations and volunteers to help out with this event. If you are doing any spring cleaning over the next month or just want to get rid of household items, please consider donating them to the Yard Sale. Please contact Charlotte Colvin at email@example.com if you can help out with the sale or if you have questions. Thanks!