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 Book Sale and Heavenly Pies
Mark your calendars for July 28th — for St. Giles’ Annual Book and Heavenly Pie Sale. More to come!!
Bring in your gently used books, CDs, and DVDs. The book sale is one of St. Giles’ primary fundraisers, supporting its outreach programs. If you are interested in volunteering either to sort or sell, please contact Susan+ or Susan G.
We will be looking for bakers of Heavenly Pies, so please consider what sort of and how many pies you are able to donate.
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 is held on the second Sunday 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.
There will be no Sunday School in July or August. Beginning in September, Sunday School will be held on the second and fourth Sundays.
Second Chance Clothing
“Second Chance Clothing,” a ministry at the First Baptist Church in Waldoboro led by Debbie Morin, accepts gently used clothing. If you would like to make a donation, please call Debbie at 701-9770 to arrange delivery or pick-up. Please spread the word, if you know of anyone who could benefit from this ministry.
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: