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.
Faith Formation Programming Kicks Off September 9, with Sunday School classes beginning at 9:15am. Classes are available for people of all ages.
NURSERY/FROLIC (Infants, Toddlers & Twos)
Caregivers participate in the nurture of our youngest children by providing a safe, loving environment as a beginning church experience. On the Second Sunday of each month, families gather together for Frolic Faith, a Sunday School experience for children and their families.
*Location: Preschool Building
SPARKS PRE-READERS (K3 through K5)
This class incorporates concrete learning experiences built around age-appropriate Bible Stories from the Old and New Testaments.
*Location: Blue Room, 1st Floor Taylor Education Building
SPARKS (1st–3rd Grades)
This class is designed to nurture faith by guiding children through Old and New Testament passages using engaging resources and activities.
*Location: Red Room, 2nd Floor Taylor Education Building
TWEENS (4th–5th Grades)
Our tweens engage the Bible through videos, Bible exploration, and hands-on projects as they discover their place in God’s big story.
*Location: Green Room, 2nd Floor Taylor Education Building
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH (6th-8th Grades)
Through a variety of activities, this class explores biblical passages as a launching pad for conversations about life as a middle school disciple of Christ.
*Location: Green Room, 2nd Floor Taylor Education Building
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH (9th-12th Grades)
While there are no formal classes planned for high schoolers this year, we are excited to launch a new year of youth ministry! High schoolers are invited and encouraged to participate in youth group study and fellowship on Sunday nights from 5:30-7:00pm.
There are three classes for adults to choose from. The Friendship Class (Room E102 Taylor Ed. Bldg) is a lecture-based class that studies The Present Word curriculum. The Starting Point Class (Room E107 Taylor Ed. Bldg) is a discussion-based class that uses Serendipity curriculum to study scripture. The Connections Class (Room E119 Taylor Ed. Bldg) uses a variety of video and discussion-based curriculum to discuss the Bible, current events, and more.
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.
John [of Patmos] writes: “I saw a new heaven and a new earth…” —but what did he see? Can we even relate? Join us for the exploration in our 4-week educational series this August. (Sundays August 5, 12, 19, & 26 at 9:15am in Taylor Education Building Room E101-103).
August 5: getting the conversation started
August 12: How do you know you’re saved?
August 19: What is heaven like?
August 26: A view of heaven.
Help the children at Thornwell by filing the collection boxes with school supplies in the Narthex. The deadline is Sunday, August 12. For a complete list of the most-needed items, click here.
Mark your calendars for our Spectacular Summer Sunday (S3) themed event on Sunday, July 29. The event will be for children in grades K4-5. Childcare will be provided for younger children during the event. The theme, SUPPLY US, will focus on acts of service to others. We will be collecting school supplies on the evening of the event to donate to Thornwell.
5:30-6:00pm - Dinner in Fellowship Hall (families welcome!)
6:00-8:00pm - S3 Activities (music, puppets, art, recreation, Bible study, and more!)
8:00pm - Ice Cream Sundaes for all!
Wisdom: is it a call to defining right living or a call to living right? Join us in exploring wisdom in scripture, both in the Old and New Testaments but also in the Apocryphal writings. There are no classes for children during the summer months, but our nursery is fully staffed for children birth to age 3.
Finding and Understanding Wisdom: A 4-Week Summer Series for Adults
Sundays in June at 9:15am in Taylor Education Building Room E101-103
(Stay tuned for more information about the July and August series!)