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On Saturday December 8, there will be an Advent Quiet Morning offered to anyone who would like to participate. The season of Advent is also the run up to Christmas, which means it is often a busy and chaotic time for people. The Quiet Morning is a time out, a time apart, a time to step out of the noise and to breathe deeply the gifts of the Advent Season – a time of waiting, of anticipation, of appreciating the dark in anticipation of the coming light of Christ. The Quiet Morning begins at 8:45 am and ends at noon on December 8, and all are welcome. Email the office if you would like to attend: office@firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual St. Nicolas party at St. George’s will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 4pm. All children and young people and those young at heart are invited to attend. There will be crafts, food and fellowship, happy kids, content adults, and maybe even a visit from Bishop St. Nicolas! Sign up (on the board in the narthex) early and often!
The next step in the visioning process will be a focused conversation for St. George’s parishioners who are retired or 55 and over. We want to hear from you about what you need from your community of faith at this point in your life, and what gifts you feel like you offer to the community. Come after the 10:00 service as we gather for conversation in Miller Hall.
In recent years, St George’s has supported the International Student Counseling Office (ISCO) of the Prince George’s County School System by collecting warm clothing for newly arrived immigrant and refugee children who do not have clothing appropriate for our winter weather. The ISCO reports that they are experiencing a large increase in newly arrived children this year, as well as many transfer students, so we are again asking for donations of coats and jackets, new or gently used and clean, as well as hats, scarves, and gloves. The ISCO would particularly appreciate coats and jackets for middle school and high school age children (up through adult size medium), but they are grateful for items for younger children as well. Donations should be placed in the bin in the narthex. The ISCO would also welcome Target gift cards which they can use to purchase other items students need, such as boots, socks, and uniforms; gift cards should be given to Randy or Donna Haselton. This year’s drive will run throughout November. Thank you for helping us support these children!
The annual St. Nicolas party at St. George’s will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 4pm. All children and young people and those young at heart are invited to attend. There will be crafts, food and fellowship, happy kids, content adults, and maybe even a visit from Bishop St. Nicolas! Bring children’s hats, mittens, and scarves for our warm clothing drive.