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.
Message from the Rector
September 1st is St. Giles Sunday when we honor a parishioner and his/her contributions to parish life with the Arrow of St. Giles Award. Please send your nominations for this year’s award to Senior Warden, John Atwood or to me no later than Sunday morning, August 11th. A reminder that current vestry members and previous recipients are not eligible.
On September 8th we will welcome Bishop Thomas Brown to St. Giles. Please mark your calendars and plan to be present for this special day in the life of the parish.
God’s Peace — Susan+
BIKES NEEDED! Mark Wheeler, a member of Grace Church in Bath, restores and repairs used bicycles to give to people in need of transportation. At this time there are many asylum seekers moving in to Brunswick and Bath, and Mark is collecting bikes to restore and give to these folks. Would you please contact him if you have a bike you do not need or want? His phone number is 443-5712, and he is happy to pick up your donation. Thank you for your help in this ministry!!
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.
Backpacks and School Supplies
Our annual Backpack and School Supplies collection is underway under the leadership of Nancy Saulniers. We have plenty of backpacks, but we need school supplies for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. These include 3-ring binders and notebook paper, spiral notebooks, pens and pencils, crayons, glue sticks, and tape. This is a good time to take advantage of store sales. If you would rather make a monetary donation, please give cash or a check to Nancy Saulniers or our treasurer, Tom Eichler, with a note that your donation is for school supplies. Thank you for your generosity!
Backpacks and school supplies will be given to Jefferson, Whitefield, and Windsor Elementary Schools for the fall.
St. Giles’ — A Maine Event
Recycle your Redeemable Cans and Bottles at St. Giles’
Just a reminder that there are tagged Clynk bags in the parish hall for you to take. Bring your filled bags and put them in the undercroft, and we will take them to Hannaford’s for redemption. This is an easy way to add a little to our parish income. Thank you!