The annual Make Your Own Pizza party will be held Sunday, February 9 starting at 4:30pm in Miller Hall. Throw your favorite pizza toppings on your very own pizza dough and we’ll handle the rest so you can enjoy fellowship with your friends and family. The dough and sauce are vegan friendly and we’ll have the basic toppings such as cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and green pepper. If you have something you would like to add to your pizza, bring it with you as you get to add what you like. If you’d like to learn how to make pizza dough, come to Miller Hall around 3 PM and Michael Mangiapane will teach you how. Don’t miss out on what will be one of the easiest dinners you’ll have this season.
Mardi Gras is fast approaching and will be held on the 22nd of February. Luella Tabor and Roy Peterson are leading the party and silent auction and Cynthia & Cecil Griffith will be catering the food. The theme for this year’s party is…The Roaring 20’s!! Make sure to mark your calendar for this fabulous St. George’s event and fundraiser.
St. George’s Annual Meeting Feb 2 and Vestry Elections
The Annual Meeting of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Glenn Dale Parish will be held next Sunday, February 2nd at approximately 10:30am. The annual meeting follows the one 9:00am worship service that day. We are looking for parishioners interested in getting involved in leadership at St. George’s to run for vestry. We are also looking for parishioners interested in representing St. George’s at the Diocesan Convention to run for Convention Delegate or Alternate. If you are interested in learning more, please talk with Michael Mangiapane or Charlotte Colvin.
On January 19 we begin a six week preaching series exploring the question, Who is Jesus? The lectionary we will be using has been developed by The Revs. Timothy Johnson of St. Andrews, College Park and Connie Reinhardt, with the blessing of the bishop. We have chosen six aspects of Jesus’ identity to explore: Savior, Teacher, Prophet, Creator, Healer, and Lord/King. The lessons have been chosen to highlight these themes, though perhaps in ways that are not immediately obvious, or that provoke thought or questions. This is meant to be an ongoing conversation that we hope will encourage you to reflect on who you experience Jesus to be, and explore aspects of Jesus you might be less familiar or less comfortable with. Each Thursday the theme and lessons for that Sunday will be in the parish email.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 15.
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.
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.