What happens when our world falls apart?
How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads?
What do we become when our identity or the path we're on comes undone?
What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be?
In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope with a new beginning we couldn't have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed.
This worship series explores four or so stories of unraveled shame, identity, fears, grief, dreams, and expectations. These are stories where God meets us in the spiraling, unraveling our plans - and us - into something new.
We hope to see you in worship for this series from October 20th - November 24th.
The Pumpkin Patch is Open!
M-F from 10:30 - 6:30
Saturday 8:30 - 6:30
Sunday 12 - 6:30
Click Here for more information about our Pumpkin Patch.
The St. Giles Chrsitmas Angel is finished for 2019!
Thank you to the volunteers for all of your hard work, dedication, laughter, fellowship, and friendship! Caroline Welsh and Janice Henderson
The St. Giles Christmas Angel is a long standing tradition and it's time to create this year's Angel. The first workshop is scheduled to being on Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30pm and also Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00am. Join us in the Taylor Ed Building for fun and fellowship. No required skill level. For more information, email Caroline Welsh firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 6, from 2-5 pm, we will be celebrating all things pumpkins and community.
We are so excited to have you and your family and your friends join us.
We are looking forward to our Fall Sermon Series... What Disciples Do.
Although Christians are often identified by what they believe, Jesus seemed to care more about what his followers did. Faith practices, along with theological beliefs, are crucial to Christianity. These four to six weeks of Ordinary Time offer an excellent opportunity to explore what disciples do: practice generosity, wrestle with God, and pass on faith to our family, to name a few. Through this series, we hope and pray that we're all challenged to live out the exciting call of Jesus, "Follow Me".
Basketball signups are open through Sunday, October 1. Go to the St Giles Basketball webpage to find information about signing up or volunteering.
The St. Giles Basketball program has grown dramatically over the last few years and is in need of volunteers to run this important Youth Ministry. Teams usually practice one hour per week with games on Saturdays beginning in December. If you would like to volunteer to be a coach, assistant coach, or help in any way with the upcoming season, please contact Mike Bacon at 675-5766 or email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
The Christian Education Committee, in seeking to support the congregation in faith formation, is excited to provide Lenten devotions to use throughout our Lenten journey. (Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6 and continues through Holy Week and Easter Sunday on April 21).
• Families with Children and Youth - a copy of the “Lent 2019 Calendar” was placed in narthex mailboxes. Each day’s entry in this family-friendly devotional calendar invites participants to explore the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, or service.
• For Adults - a limited number of “Psalms for Lent” booklets are available in the narthex on a first-come, first-serve basis. These devotions, written by Jane Wilke, offer a daily walk through the psalms as we journey toward Holy Week and Easter.