Capital Pride Parade – Saturday June 9
Get ready to march in the Capital Pride Parade next Saturday, June 9. The parade starts at 4:30pm, at 22nd and P Streets NW. For those who want to travel to the parade in a group, we will meet at the Greenbelt and New Carrollton Metro Stations at 2 pm. The parade route is 1.5 miles; but we also have to walk to and from the Metro. We have a truck for those who might have a problem walking the entire way. If you need to ride, please let us know. This is so much fun and a great way to connect with church family. Final details about where we will actually line up will be provided on Sunday. Ames Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journey Through Acts This Summer
This summer you are invited to engage in the next phase of the 50 Day Bible Challenge as we tackle the Acts of the Apostles. We read a section from the book of Acts each day, plus a brief reflection and a prayer, and then those who wish to are invited to gather on Sunday mornings at 9:00 or another day during the week (if there is interest) to reflect on what we have read over the past week. There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board where you can indicate your interest in participating and when. The start date will be mid-June and the book is A Journey Through Acts.
As many of you know, St George’s supports a local food pantry run by Help by Phone; this is an important part of our Outreach ministry. Currently the pantry is requesting canned meat and fish (chicken, tuna, salmon) and microwaveable meals that come in individual servings. In addition, the pantry always needs bread, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, 2 lb bags of rice, canned fruit, powdered milk, and pancake mix and syrup. Donations can be left in the blue tub in the narthex. Thank you for helping St George’s support this vital ministry!
Join Our Parish Conversation!
This summer, enjoy the hospitality of fellow St. Georgians at small group events featuring fellowship, food, and conversation. Everyone is encouraged to attend an event. Here’s a current list of events.
You can sign up at church or contact Mary Frances Bruce (240-305-2265 or email@example.com) to reserve your spot at the event of your choice!
June 10 5 pm Russ Little and Dan Ryan- Dinner, College Park
June15 6:30 pm Gene Ferrick and Joann Prosser-Dinner, Bowie
June16 4:30 pm Bev Brown and Mark Fehling-appetizers and beverages, Bowie
June 22 6pm Tim Dangel-Dinner, Annapolis
June 23 4 pm Don and Kathy Perkinson-Appetizers and beverages, Greenbelt
June 24 1:30 pm Barbara Bastow and Margaret McHale-Lunch, Bowie
July 1. 9 am Vestry-Pastries and coffee at St. George’s
July 14. 6 pm Peggy and Pat Alexander- Dinner, Bowie
July 15. 9 am. Vestry-Pastries and coffee at St. George’s
For $5, you earn the chance to win a machine that’s basically a barista. It sports an LCD display so you can brew all of your favorites easily—Espresso shots, Americano, Cappuccino, Lattes, and more. It automatically grinds your coffee right before brewing it and froths your milk perfectly into your latte without you having to lift a finger; and it could be yours for five bucks! The winner will be selected at random at the post trip Spaghetti Dinner on June 30th. Buy your tickets from any teen, Connie, or Gabrielle after service, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to the Youth Group for their Puerto Rico trip.
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 email@example.com 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!