ECQ Book Club selection for September

After a break in August, the book club will meet Tuesday Sept 17th. Our September book will be Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again. Ms. Evans was a popular Christian writer and this book is the last she published before her tragic death this spring at the age of 37. In her works, she drew from her experience growing up in a conservative church and her personal faith journey.

Volunteer for the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Activities

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

We are looking for volunteers to be at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival on Saturday, August 31 between 10 AM and 4 PM. It is a great way to reach out to the larger community and let folks know about St. George’s. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board if you’d like to sign up for a shift that Saturday. We could also use help with ideas to decorate our table as the best presented tables win ribbons from the festival committee!

Labor Day Parade

There is another sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to gauge interest in participating in the Labor Day Parade on the morning of Monday September 2. If there’s enough interest we’ll march in the parade as we’ve done in years past, so add your name if you’d like to participate

If you have any questions about Greenbelt Information Day or the Parade you can speak with Ames Perry or Michael Mangiapane.

Gaywood School Supplies Drive

Throughout August, we will be holding our annual School Supplies Drive for students and teachers at Gaywood Elementary School. As you may know, the list of school supplies that students are expected to provide gets longer each year, yet some families simply do not have the funds to buy these supplies. In addition, tight school budgets mean that many teachers must spend their own money for basic supplies. Each year we collect items for students such as pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, highlighters, scissors, composition books, construction paper, glue sticks, graph paper, white board markers and erasers, and backpacks, as well as printer paper for the teachers, and hand soap, hand sanitizer, and tissues for the classrooms. You can find a hand out with the complete list of the needed supplies on the credenza in the narthex.
Donations may be left in the bin in the narthex. Thank you for supporting the students and teachers at Gaywood and for helping us get them off to a great start to the new school year!

Click the link below to view a printable version of the complete supply list.

Gaywood School Supplies Drive 2019, insert size

A Night of Fun & Folk Music August 23 at 7:30 pm

All are invited to come to Miller Hall on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm for a night of fun and folk music! Julia Jackson will be playing the guitar and singing old folk favorites, and everyone who would like to attend and enjoy (and perhaps sing along) is welcome. This is one of St. George’s summer fellowship events and comes to us via Luella Tabor, who bid on Julia’s music services at the Mardi Gras Silent Auction and wanted to share the event with the congregation. We hope to see you on August 23rd.

 

Gaywood Career Day

Do you have a job you love? Did you have an interesting career before you retired? Can you spare part of a day to support local students? Gaywood Elementary School is looking for speakers for their annual Career Day. The event will be held on Friday, May 24, from 9:00AM to 12:30PM (speakers are asked to arrive 30 minutes early). If this sounds interesting and you’d like to participate, or you want more information, please speak to Donna Haselton, or contact Jessica Hayes at Gaywood directly at 301-918-8730 or jessica2.hayes@pgcps.org no later than May 15.

Youth Group is Taking Orders for Mother’s Day Flowers

Support the Youth Mission Trip to Chavies, Kentucky to make houses warmer, drier and safer by ordering flowers for Mother’s Day.  Bouquets will be made up of beautiful cherry brandy roses, pink mini carnations, bright green hypericum, and yellow solidago and will come in small, medium, and large bouquets.  The cost is $6 for a small bouquet, $15 for a medium and $25 for a large. The youth who are going on the trip are now taking pre-orders for Mother’s Day May 12.  All proceeds will go to support the trip June 23-29.

The Food Pantry is in Serious Need of Cereal and Canned Meats

St. George’s supports a local food pantry run by Help by Phone, hosted at Trinity Moravian Church on Good Luck Road.  The pantry is currently critically low on cereal and canned meats, particularly chicken, tuna and salmon.  We ask everyone who can to donate these items throughout the month of May, as we try to help get the food pantry through this dry time. Many thanks for your support.

Seeking a Parish Administrator, St. George’s, Glenn Dale, MD

St. George’s Episcopal Church is seeking a part-time Office Administrator, 18 hours per week. Responsibilities include preparing bulletins and service booklets, updating website, maintaining church calendar, managing church building use and welcoming persons from all walks of life.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent skill level preferred, as is knowledge of the Episcopal Church and its liturgy. Strong communication skills, people skills, organizational skills, and a high degree of computer fluency (Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn parish management system Realm) required. Send resume and cover letter to rector@stgeo.comcastbiz.net

Let’s Show Our Pride

The afternoon of Saturday, June 8 is the annual Capital Pride Parade and St. George’s is signed up with a spot to walk and ride in the parade.  We hope that if you’re here that weekend that you will come down to DC and participate with us as we love to show the fun and welcoming spirit of St. George’s to the LGBTQ community in great numbers.  Besides, you don’t want to miss out on seeing Josephine as our Queen of Pride.  Along with participation, if anyone would like to make a donation to cover the cost of giveaway items for the parade it would be greatly appreciated. Make sure to note that it is for “Pride” for the counters.  If you have any questions you can contact Michael M. or Ames.  See you June 8!