Join us in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, February 11, from 9:15-10:15am for a “drop-in style” continental breakfast to meet and welcome Rev. Jennifer Fouse Sheorn and her family to St. Giles. (Note: Sunday School classes for adults will not meet next Sunday; classes for children will begin around 9:45am, after children and their teachers have had a chance to visit with Pastor Jennifer).
Meet and Greet for the Sheorn Family
Sunday, February 11, at 9:15am
Join us Wednesday, February 14, for our Ash Wednesday Service as we mark the beginning of the Lenten season. We will begin with fellowship and dinner around the tables in Fellowship Hall at 5:45pm. Worship follows at 6:30pm in the sanctuary, with a meditative service led by Pastors TJ and Jennifer.
Please RSVP for dinner reservations so we can ensure we have enough. The menu for dinner is Greek Baked Chicken, Fingerling Potatoes, Greek Salad, Rolls, and Cookies. Cost is $6/adults, $4/children, with a family cap of $20. Sign up on Sunday mornings in the Friendship Pad during worship, or by contacting the church office.
Join us on Sunday, January 21, 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 Home!
Join us on Sunday, January 14, as we gather to say "farewell" to Rev. Matt Matthews and his family, and to celebrate all that God has done in our midst over the last 13+ years of ministry together.
Worship begins at 10:30am in the sanctuary. Matt will preach his last sermon at St. Giles that morning, and the Matthews family will be commissioned for all that God is calling them to next.
Following worship, we'll enjoy a catered luncheon in the gymnasium, before returning to the sanctuary for a special farewell program (which will begin around 1:00pm).
As a reminder: please return completed "Memories of Matt" cards in advance, so that they may be compiled for the family.
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!
Wednesday, November 29
Saturday, December 2
Sunday, Dcember 3 (1st Sunday of Advent)
Wednesday, December 6
Sunday, December 10 (2nd Sunday of Advent)
Friday, December 15
Sunday, December 17 (3rd Sunday of Advent)
Sunday, December 24 (4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve)
Christmas Day, December 25 & December 26
Church Office Closed
Sunday, December 31 (1st Sunday after Christmas Day)
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 6, 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 turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and cranberry sauce. $6/adults; $4/children. If you'll be coming for dinner, please RSVP to the church office by Monday, December 4.
Light in the Midst of Darkness
A Service of Wholeness for Advent
December 6 at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary
(Dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 5:45pm)
This Sunday, October 29, the "Bells of Grace" Handbell Choir from Grace United Methodist Church in Pickens will be with us in our worship service. Join us as together we seek to "make a joyful noise to the Lord!"
Pastors Matt and TJ will be hosting a luncheon after worship on Sunday, October 8 for our visitors and friends who would like to learn more about St. Giles, with an eye toward joining this community of faith. Childcare will be available upon request. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to TJ (244-4887 x.12; firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can make sure we have enough food prepared.
Renowned Biblical Storyteller Tom Boomershine will be at St. Giles on Sunday, September 17!
Invite friends and your whole family for a fun evening of Bible stories.
Rev. Dr. Tom Boomershine is an internationally known scholar in the interpretation of the narratives of the Bible as oral story in antiquity. He taught at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and founded the Network of Biblical Storytellers in 1977. He has led biblical storytelling workshops around the world.
Date: September 17
Location: St. Giles Presbyterian Church Sanctuary [map of campus]
Cost: Free, donations are encouraged
Your Responsibility: come, and invite a friend! (feel free to use the flyer below)
Although things never truly slow down at St. Giles, Rally Day on September 10 marks the official start of a new programming year.
9:15am - Sunday School for All Ages; Beginning with Refreshments and Celebration in Fellowship Hall.
9:30am - Frolic Faith (Formative Experiences for Children Ages 0-2 and their parents) in the Preschool Building.
10:30am - Worship in the Sanctuary.
5:30-7:30pm - Youth Ministry Parents' Meeting; Youth Groups Meet