Before we know it, we will be dressed in red and singing carols.
But first, we will decorate.
Join us in decorating the Sanctuary for Advent after worship on November 24th. This is a joyful time of hanging the greens and putting up the Chrismon tree. This is a fun activity for families of all shapes and sizes and ages.
If you would like to join in the fun, please let Brenda Drake know or indicate your interest in the Friendship Pads on Sunday so we can have snacks for everyone who is coming.
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 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 email@example.com.
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".
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!
Join us Wednesday, March 6, for our Ash Wednesday Service as we mark the beginning of the Lenten season. We will begin with fellowship and dinner around the tables at 5:45pm, followed by an Ash Wednesday worship service at 6:30pm.
Dinner will be catered by The Clock Restaurant in Greer, and the menu for this Wednesday will be Greek baked chicken, fingerling potatoes, Greek salad, rolls, cookies, and a drink. To make reservations, make a note in the friendship pad next to your name or call the church office no later than 5:00pm on Monday, March 4. Childcare for children ages 3 and under is available upon request.
Adults & Youth $6.00
Ages 4 to 5th Grade $4.00
Ages 0-3 Free
Family Cap $20.00
Join us on Sunday, January 27, 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!
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!
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 12, 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 announced in the bulletin. $6/adults; $4/children. If you'll be coming for dinner, please RSVP to the church office by Monday, December 10.
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.