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.
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!
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!
Children (K4-Grade 5) and our Senior Saints (60+) are invited to our third annual Fall Ball on Friday, November 16 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Fellowship Hall for dinner, table fellowship, games, music, and lots of fun! Childcare will be available for children ages 0-3. Parents are encouraged to use this time for a date night (or at least a nap!). Save the date, and be on the lookout for more details soon.
Are you tired, feeling stressed, or just ready to get away from it all? If so, you are invited to join other women of St. Giles for a Women's Retreat Weekend in beautiful Montreat, NC. This will be a special time of fellowship and spiritual growth.
Date: Feb 1-3, 2019
Cost: $150 ($170 after 10/22/2018)
Theme: Stories We Live By
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Jennifer Fouse Sheorn
Scholarships are available by contacting Pastor Jennifer. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to reserve their spot by turning in a registration form and deposit to Anneke Nave. Registration forms have been placed in narthex mailboxes and on narthex tables. For more information, contact Anneke Nave, Jeannie Young, Suzy Cothran, or Carol Willinger.
St. Giles offers two yoga classes weekly from September to June, and you don't have to be a church member to participate.
Whether you are a beginner or have practiced for several years, we invite you to join our classes at St. Giles: Tuesday at 9:30am and Thursday at 6:00pm (both in the Fellowship Hall). You can bring your own mat or use props we provide. Why practice yoga? You will gain strength and flexibility, learn how to connect your mind and your body, and learn new breathing techniques that help you both on and off the mat. We offer a safe environment in which you can explore yoga postures, de-stress, and relax. If you have any questions, please be in touch with Brenda Drake or Anita McLeod, or contact the church office.