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.
Fall Bible Study
Fall Bible Study will begin after Coffee Hour on October 28th, continuing on November 4th and November 11th. Don Kraus will lead three sessions providing important information to help us understand the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel we will be learning from in the coming year, beginning in Advent. These classes will provide background information to prepare us for the coming year’s readings.
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.
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.
Christmas Gifts for the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers
On November 4th we will begin to place our Christmas gifts for the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers around the altar. We will do this for three weeks, ending on November 18th. Thank you for your continued support of this wonderful program!
Visit the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers for updated information on needed donations, http://www.mainechildrenshome.org