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’ Community Suppers
The second winter Community Supper at St. Giles’ is scheduled at 5:00 p.m on Saturday, February 2nd. Join us for a chili cook-off!!!!
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.
The Food Pantry is seeking donations of personal toiletries — soap, lotions, shampoos/conditioners — and diapers. Please contact Aaron to arrange a drop-off of these items.
Bible Study — The Old Testament
Bible study will be offered on Sunday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 10th after coffee hour. This will be a two-part class given by Don Kraus on The Old Testament Story. One thousand years each week, with maps. Please plan to join us and consider inviting your friends as well.
St. Giles’ Sunday School
Sunday School is held on the second and fourth Sundays of every month for children ages 3 – 10. Sunday School starts at 9:30; children join the regular service prior to the celebration of the Eucharist.
Children participate in activities based on Bible lessons. They share those activities with the parish members and Giles, the church mouse.
St. Giles’ Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of St. Giles’ will be held on January 27th 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. The budget prepared by the Vestry will also be presented.