Justice League Meeting Tuesday, December 3 at 7:15PM


 
Interested in more opportunities to help others, or to work on improving the world, or at least our little part of it? We’ll be discussing our on-going programs, such as the Gaywood food program, and discussing issues that may be important in the next Md. legislative session, including education initiatives and improvements in the justice system in Maryland. You can join in the planning, or just take the opportunity to learn what the Justice League does. Want to know more? Ask any Justice League member. 

Saint Nicholas Party


Get ready to party Saturday, December 7, when St. George’s will hold its annual St Nicholas party from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm in Miller Hall. This is a long-time tradition at St George’s, and is always a time for fun, food, and fellowship for all ages, not just kids. Perhaps, as in the past, St. Nicholas will pay us a visit.  A sign-up sheet is in the hallway for you to volunteer to assist with set-up, clean-up, decorating, food, and/or crafts.  Make sure to sign up if you and your family will be attending so we can order enough pizza.  The party is free; however, in the spirit of St. Nicholas, we ask that you bring a warm winter hat, scarf, or gloves to be given through St. George’s outreach to children or adolescents who need them.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Tim Dangel (410-271-4312 orstdangel@comcast.net ).

St. George’s Christmas Tree Event

The Intermediate and High School Sunday School groups will be picking out a tree for the St. Nicholas party on Friday, December 6th, at 6:00pm at the Bowie Lions Club. It is located at the corner of Belair Drive and Route 450 – across from the Bowie Library. We will then transport the tree to St. Georges (thanks to the help of Jack Croft and his truck). Then we will set up and decorate the tree. Liz Beal will be providing music and cookies, and if any students or parents want to bring cookies or snacks to share they are welcome to

Observe Advent with our Food Donation Advent Calendar

St. George’s Advent Food Pantry Calendar December 2019

As we wait with anticipation for the birth of Jesus, you are invited to take time to care for those who are in need of food, guided by this Advent Food Pantry Calendar. Each day of Advent add a food item to a box, and on or near Christmas Eve donate the contents to St. George’s Food Pantry Ministry.

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

Box of Cereal

2

Jar of Peanut Butter

3

Stuffing Mix

4

Box of Powdered Dry Milk

5

Macaroni & Cheese

6

Canned Fruit

7

Canned Tomatoes

8

CannedTuna

9

Cake Mix

10

Jar of Jelly or Jam

11

Pancake Mix

12

Canned Salmon

13

Canned

Beans (black, red, kidney)

14

Bag of Masa (corn meal)

15

Bag of Rice

16

Box of Instant Oatmeal

17

Box of Pasta

18

Jar of Pasta Sauce

19

Canned Soup (chicken noodle or tomato)

20

Canned Corn

21

Bottle of Maple Syrup

22

Canned Chicken

23

Loaf of Bread

24

Jar of Applesauce

25

26

27

28

 

 

A New Look at Mary Bible Study begins November 25.

So, you think you know who Mary, the mother of Jesus, was?  Look again. You will have such an opportunity to explore each of the Scriptural references to Mary with our upcoming Bible Study, “A New Look at Mary,” beginning on November 25.  We will gather at 7:00 pm each Monday evening through the months of December and January and conclude on February 3.  To guide our way, we will draw on the insights of Elizabeth A. Johnson, author of Dangerous Memories: A Mosaic of Mary in Scripture. Johnson is a noted feminist theologian and author of numerous works on the communion of saints.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Terry Doyle or Connie, the co-leaders of the study. Email contact:  TerrenceDoyle@msn.com.

Donate to the Food Pantry

St. George’s supports a food pantry at Trinity Moravian Church in New Carrolton through the county organization Help by Phone. The pantry reports that they especially need boxes of non-fat powdered dry milk; however donations of all kinds are always welcome, including cereal, bread, canned meats and fish, pasta and sauce, peanut butter, jelly, and rice. Thank you for your support of the food pantry.

Warm Clothing Drive

 

Throughout the month of November, we will be holding our annual warm clothing drive to help the Prince George’s County School System meet the needs of newly arrived immigrant and refugee children who do not have clothing appropriate for Maryland winters. The International Student Counseling Office reports that registrations of new international students are up by at least 30% over last year; students are primarily from Central America but also Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. You can help support these children and their families by donating new or clean, gently used coats and jackets (pre-school sizes through adult medium), as well as hats, scarves, and gloves. Donations should be placed in the bin in the narthex. In addition, the ISCO welcomes donations of Target gift cards which will be used to purchase other items students might need such as boots, socks, and uniforms; gift cards should be given to Randy or Donna Haselton. Thank you for your generosity!

ECQ Book Club Meeting this Week

The book club will meet on Wednesday Sept 18 at 10 AM. Our September book is titled Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again. Rachel Held 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. 

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 the students, the teachers, and their 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!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 the students, the teachers, and their 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!

Contemplative Prayer Circle

 

Come join us! Contemplative Prayer starts up again Tuesday August 27th at 7PM in the Sanctuary. *Please note the day changed to the last Tuesday of every month.* Questions? Email Sarah O’Brien sobrien4171@gmail.com