Author Rebekah McLeod Hutto will be with us at St. Giles on Sunday, February 17! Following her critically acclaimed debut children's storybook, The Day When God Made Church, she has recently released her second storybook entitled Paul and His Friends: A Child's First Book About the Apostles. Rebekah will be signing copies of her book in Fellowship Hall following worship.
Rebekah grew up at St. Giles, and serves at Brick Presbyterian Church in New York as the Associate Pastor for Christian Education and Discipleship.
For more information about Rebekah's new storybook, click here.
For the months of February and March, the Literary Ladies book club will be reading My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie. It’s the story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, the wife, and widow of Alexander Hamilton. The group will discuss up through Chapter 21 on February 18 and the second half of the book on March 18. Mark your calendars now and enjoy the read!
Registration for the 2019/2020 school year at St. Giles Preschool will begin on February 13. The school offers 2, 3, and 5-day classes for children ages 1-4 If you, or someone you know, are looking for a preschool, please call 244-9403. For more information click here.
Members: please mark your calendar! The Session has called an Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 10th immediately following worship for the purposes of sharing the Annual Report, presenting the budget, voting on TJ’s terms of call and electing the 2019 Nominating Committee (names for nomination include Scott Drake, Nancy de Jong, Randy Tyner, Caroline Welsh, and Carol Willinger). The meeting will be brief and informative. Visitors are welcome.
Join us on Sunday, January 27, for our annual Thornwell Sunday! Rev. Elliot Smith, President of Thornwell Home for Children, will lead a special presentation that morning (Adult classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall; classes for children and youth will be in their classrooms, as usual). Rev. Smith will also be the guest preacher in our worship service. Join us as we learn about and celebrate the ministries of Thornwell!
Throughout the fall, your church Session has been reading through the chapters of a book entitled Sailboat Church by Joan Gray. At the end of the book, there is a section for forty days of prayer. As we all continue this process of discernment, the Session wishes to invite anyone to join them in these forty days of prayer. The forty days will begin on Sunday, January 13th, and will conclude on Thursday, February 21st. The forty days of prayer booklet is available in the narthex (hallway).
Please join the Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study in “Sharing the Warmth” with Greer Community Ministries. Items will be collected now through January 8. (They will be delivered on Wednesday, January 9.) Suggested items include gently-used (or new) blankets, winter outer wear (hats, gloves, scarves, jackets/coats), or other winter clothing items (sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.) Please bag them and leave them in the Conference Room (at the end of the hall beyond the Church Office.) Your donations will be “warmly appreciated.”
Whether you already worship and serve alongside us in mission on a weekly basis, or you are looking for an active, faithful congregation to connect with in this holy season, we warmly welcome you to join us at St. Giles as we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ Child.
Below you will find a listing of our worship, study, fellowship, and service activities during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Questions? Please contact the church office.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel!
For many of us, Christmas can be a bittersweet time of year. It is a time for remembering both persons and events that have been a part of our lives in the past, but that are now changed or gone. This is the time of year with the longest nights, so we offer a quiet, meditative worship service that makes time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ. Join us on Wednesday, December 12, at 6:30pm in the sanctuary for a candlelit time of music, scripture, silent reflection, and prayer.
Dinner, catered by The Clock Restaurant of Greer, will begin at 5:45pm in our Fellowship Hall. The menu will be announced in the bulletin. $6/adults; $4/children. If you'll be coming for dinner, please RSVP to the church office by Monday, December 10.
Parents of current 8th and 9th graders: Pastors Jennifer and TJ will be hosting a Confirmation info session on Sunday, December 9, immediately following worship in the Conference Room. If you have any questions, please let Pastor Jennifer know.