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.
Women seeking opportunities for fellowship and formation together are invited to participate in a n informal monthly gathering on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at St. Giles! This small group will gather in the Starting Point Classroom in Taylor Education Building [see campus map]. Study books will be available for sale for $10.
God's Promise: I Am With You
A Monthly Bible Study for Women
Tuesday September 11 at 7:00pm
Lesson One: God With Us Wherever We Are
Selections from Genesis
Tuesday October 9 at 7:00pm
Lesson Two: God With Us in our Uncertainty
Selections from Exodus and Judges
Tuesday November 13 at 7:00pm
Lesson Three: God With Us in our Discouragement
Selections from Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Haggai
Tuesday December 11 at 7:00pm
Lesson Four: God With Us When We Seek God
Selections from 1 Chronicles and 1 Kings
Tuesday January 8 at 7:00pm
Lesson Five: God With Us When We're Powerless
Selections from 2 Chronicles and Deuteronomy
Tuesday February 12 at 7:00pm
Lesson Six: God With Us Through our Trials
Selections from Isaiah and Psalms
Tuesday March 12 at 7:00pm
Lesson Seven: God With Us as Emmanuel
Selections from Isaiah and Matthew
Tuesday April 9 at 7:00pm
Lesson One: God With Us as the Holy Spirit
Selections from John
Tuesday May 14 at 7:00pm
Lesson One: God With Us
Selections from Matthew
St. Giles' next Friday Night Out will be Friday, August 24, at 6:00pm at Palmetto Restaurant & Alehouse (across from Joe’s Crab Shack just off Pelham Road). RSVP to June Crouch to save a seat! Contact the church office for more details.
Join us for our next movie matinee day on Friday April 27, as our group sees I Feel Pretty at Regal Cinemas on Woodruff Road. The movie time should be 1:20pm, but we will not know for sure until Tuesday evening, April 24. The time will be confirmed in the Thursday E-News. If you're planning to go, please confirm with Linda Reinke by phone or email no later than Thursday April 26 so the group knows you are coming. It should be a fun afternoon. Please join us!
St. Giles will celebrate its 45th anniversary on the first Sunday of May! Following worship, we'll have lunch in the pavilion at St. Peters' Episcopal Church across the street. You are invited to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. F-Troop will provide barbeque, buns, chips, and drinks. Please bring sides and/or desserts to share (serving utensils are not needed). F-Troop will receive food in the gym kitchen beginning at 9:00am. Should there be heavy rain, we will hold the luncheon in the gym. For more information or questions, please contact Starla Taylor or the church office.