Please join us on Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00pm as we welcome Charles and Melissa Johnson, Presbyterian Mission Co-Workers serving in Zambia. Enjoy a fun ice cream social and then stay for an informative presentation from the Johnson’s about their work with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod. They are serving in the ministry of community development, food security and improved health.
Please RSVP for this enjoyable event to the St. Giles church office at (864) 244-4887!
We are excited for a SPECTACULAR Summer Sunday! S3 will be held on Sunday July 28 from 5:30-8:00pm, and will be open to all children K4 through rising 5th graders. Childcare will be provided for younger children during the event. Our theme this year is Matthew 28 -- both the "Great Commission" from scripture ("Go therefore and make disciples of all nations...") and Matthew 28, our mission partner based in Haiti.
We will start with dinner (families are welcome to eat with their children!) at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Activities for the children will be from 6:00-8:00pm. There will be music, puppets, an art station, a recreation station, and a word for God's Children station. We will conclude with ice cream sundaes for all!
Foster Care at Thornwell – The Need is Great
Last year, there were over 4,700 children in Foster Care in South Carolina—over 2,000 in the Upstate.
There are more foster children in the system than there are foster homes. These are children that face
growing up without the love of a stable home and the support of a local community. If you feel a tug at
your heart to find out more, please attend this meeting!
FOSTER CARE INTEREST MEETING: Sunday, June 23rd at 5:00pm
Location: Fourth Presbyterian Church (703 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601)
More Information: Jon Sampson at 864-735-8509, or Jonathon.email@example.com
Thornwell has been helping children and families since 1875 and continues its long history throughout
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Thornwell provides safe and loving homes for children in need,
offers hope for a brighter future through education and community-based programs and encourages
wholeness and healing with counseling, therapy and Christian love. To read about other services
Thornwell offers simply visit www.thornwell.org.
Mark your calendars for our 2019 Adult Summer Series which kicks off THIS Sunday, May 26!
Series 1 (May 26-June 30): This series views the Lord’s Supper as being God’s promise of love to us in Jesus Christ. The initial class, on May 26 (yes, Memorial Day weekend for those in town) will explore the invitation we receive to gather at the Table. The remaining five weeks will further focus on the theme of “Coming to the Table.”
Series 2 (Sundays in July): During the four Sundays in July, we will explore the power of prayer. Our principal resource will be the movie, The War Room. This series will be rich in discussion as we address how prayer can, and will, become a driving force in facing today’s challenges.
Series 3 (Sundays in August): In our highly-charged time of debate and division, our final summer study looks at Civility, using resources from The Thoughtful Christian to help us think about how we discuss key issues of this time. Our focus will be on the four virtues of civility and the principles of civility that is found in Christianity.
For May, our Movie Matinee group will see POMS starring Diane Keaton and Rhea Perlman. The group will meet Wednesday, May 29, 1:55pm in the lobby (come about 15 minutes early) at Regal Cinema Cherrydale. Please let Linda Reinke know if you will be coming or if you have any questions.
Witness & Mission Committee is excited to announce that we will be having a Rise Against Hunger event on June 2nd! Please stay after church to pack 10,000 meals for hungry people. A light lunch will be served in the gym, and then we will package meals in the fellowship hall. Please consider contributing to this worthwhile event. Each meal costs $0.35, much less than a cup of coffee! Childcare will be provided for younger children; older children are welcome to participate. To sign up please click here.
The Literary Ladies are a group of women who share in the joy of fellowship as they read and reflect upon a common book together. The group typically reads one book each month, and gathers to discuss and reflect upon their reading. A wide variety of spiritual, historical, and biographical texts have been included.
Literary Ladies Book Club Schedule
Sunday, May 5 we will be celebrating the 46th anniversary of St. Giles!!! Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and after worship, go over to the pavilion at St. Peters (across the road). We will be having our annual picnic with barbeque. Please bring a side or dessert to share. You may drop off your dishes at the gym kitchen beginning at 9:00am. F-Troop provides serving utensils so please leave yours at home. This is a fun time for every member of the family so be sure and mark your calendars!
Feeling lucky? Don’t miss all the fun and prizes at our St. Giles Bingo Bash! Bring the whole family, and enjoy the free pizza dinner in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare will be provided for those children three years old and under. Your RSVP is appreciated but not required. Sign up on the Friendship Pad during worship or by emailing Marti Cash.
Theater & Theology: Unpacking "The Book of Mormon"
The hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon is returning to the Peace Center March 5-10. Despite its name, the show contains significant theological themes that can inform and challenge people of all faiths. Those who plan to attend the show are invited to a Theater & Theology discussion with Pastor TJ on Thursday, March 21 from 7:00-8:30pm at Starla & Mark Taylor's home. Note that our discussion will examine the theology of the musical, as opposed to the Mormon faith itself. Also, the musical contains explicit language and is definitely intended for mature audiences only. To RSVP for the discussion, please contact TJ.