Please join us on Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00pm as we welcome Charles and Melissa Johnson, Presbyterian Mission Co-Workers serving in Zambia. Enjoy a fun ice cream social and then stay for an informative presentation from the Johnson’s about their work with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod. They are serving in the ministry of community development, food security and improved health.
Please RSVP for this enjoyable event to the St. Giles church office at (864) 244-4887!
For May, our Movie Matinee group will see POMS starring Diane Keaton and Rhea Perlman. The group will meet Wednesday, May 29, 1:55pm in the lobby (come about 15 minutes early) at Regal Cinema Cherrydale. Please let Linda Reinke know if you will be coming or if you have any questions.
Witness & Mission Committee is excited to announce that we will be having a Rise Against Hunger event on June 2nd! Please stay after church to pack 10,000 meals for hungry people. A light lunch will be served in the gym, and then we will package meals in the fellowship hall. Please consider contributing to this worthwhile event. Each meal costs $0.35, much less than a cup of coffee! Childcare will be provided for younger children; older children are welcome to participate. To sign up please click here.
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!