Many children get free or reduced cost breakfast and/or lunch at school so when school is out in the summer, the Help by Phone Food Pantry is especially busy. Currently the pantry is in need of a number of food items, including bread, 2 lb bags of rice, spaghetti sauce, chicken soup, cereal (Cheerios are popular!) , and Jello mix. Donations can be left in the blue tub in the narthex. Thank you for helping St George’s to support this important ministry.
The July 2016 Wider Circle is now available! Catch all the latest news and happenings around St. George’s! Wishing you all a SAFE and HAPPY Independence Day!
At approximately 11:15 AM, following our 10:00 AM service this week, we’ll be hosting an indoor Pot Luck Picnic in Miller Hall to join in fellowship and welcome the Soul Searchers choir before their 11:45 AM performance of PRODIGAL The Musical.
Please bring a dish to share that fits the picnic theme – main dishes, sides such as potato salad, green salad or fruit salad fit the bill, as do desserts like cookies and brownies – anything that brings that summertime vibe indoors with a variety of BBQ and Picnic style items.
If you have any questions about what to bring for the Pot Luck Picnic or the show in general, feel free to contact the office or ask Connie+.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all for the Pot Luck Picnic and the Soul Searchers performance this Sunday!
Join us for A Journey with Luke, The 50 Day Bible Challenge starting this week during the Adult Education hour at 9:00 AM on Sundays. For seven weeks beginning today, we will read passages from Luke, meditations, and prayers and then discussed what we have experienced for the following seven Sunday mornings. The books have been ordered and will be provided. Should you wish to make a donation for a book that would be appreciated but not required. So come a take a summer journey with Luke and friends!
On Sunday, June 26, the Outreach and Social Justice Committee is holding a Bread Sunday in support of the food pantry sponsored by Help by Phone. The committee asks that you bring a loaf of bread, or two or three or more, on that Sunday and place it in bins located in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please see either Donna or Randy Haselton. Thank you for your support.
Also, the next Outreach and Social Justice Committee meeting will be Tuesday, July 5, instead of July 4.
Join us in June as we discuss Faith Unraveled by Rachel Held Evans. Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith. In order for her faith to survive, Rachel realizes, it must adapt to change and evolve. In a changing cultural environment where new ideas seem to threaten the safety and security of the faith, Faith Unraveled is a fearlessly honest story of survival.
The May 2016 Wider Circle is now available! Catch all the latest news and happenings around St. George’s as well as important info about our upcoming Yard Sale and Parish Retreat.
Join us in May as we discuss former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory‘s book “How’s Your Faith?” The longtime journalist probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life’s most important questions: Who do we want to be? What do we believe?
While David was covering the White House, he had the unusual experience of being asked by President George W. Bush “How’s your faith?”
David’s answer was just emerging. Raised by a Catholic mother and a Jewish dad, he had a strong sense of Jewish cultural and ethnic identity, but no real belief—until his marriage to a Protestant woman of strong faith inspired him to explore his spirituality for himself and his growing family.
This month the ECQ Book Club will be discussing Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz Weber. This book is both a consideration of how we we encounter God’s grace and the personal memoir. The author’s rich and often funny personal stories perfectly illuminate the theological reflections that are linked to the church year. Please join us for what is sure to be a great discussion .