ABOUT ST. GILES’
St. Giles' has a strong tradition of welcoming and openness. We hope to make comfortable all people who visit, try us out, or come earnestly looking for a new church home, regardless of their religious background, social situation, or political-philosophical orientation. We feel there’s a warm place for anyone at St. Giles' and we want you to feel that way too.
Within the Episcopal branch of the Anglican Church—that branch of the “holy catholic and apostolic church” stemming from centuries-old English tradition—any baptized person and anyone who desires a closer relationship with Jesus Christ is welcomed at the Lord’s Supper. Please feel free to receive Communion with us whenever you, your family, spouse, children, or friends are here.
St. Giles’ Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of St. Giles’ will be held on January 28th immediately following the Eucharist Service. Plan to attend the Annual Meeting to receive information about the parish, ask questions, and be involved in the Parish business. Voting will take place for Vestry officers and members and representatives for the Diocesan convention and the convention to elect the new Bishop. The budget prepared by the Vestry will also be presented.
Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry
St. Giles’ is the fiscal sponsor and food distribution site for the Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry formed in August of 2015.
The Pantry is open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Learn more here:
St. Giles’ Sunday School
Sunday School will be held on the second Sunday of every month starting on January 14th for children ages 3 – 10. Children will participate in activities based on Bible lessons.
St. Giles’ Community Suppers
The winter Community Suppers at St. Giles’ are scheduled at 5:00 p.m for January 6, February 3, and March 3. A homemade hot meal is offered for all community members.
Rev Faiz Jerjes Honored by Iraqi Ministry of Culture
Many of you may remember Rev Faiz Jerjes who visited St. Giles’ in April 2014, participating in the Holy Eucharist and giving the sermon for that day. He has continued to lead St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, giving much-needed assistance and spiritual support to many Christians in Iraq.
Father Faiz was recently honored by the Iraqi Ministry of Culture for being one of the most influential persons in Iraq. Please read the following for details of his actions: