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
Congratulations to Tracey Scates who was honored with the 2019 Arrow of St. Giles’ Award for her contributions to parish life.
The next step in help for you from the Diocese in this time of clergy transition will be a visit from The Rev. Canon Michael Ambler on September 22nd. He will preach at our worship service. I will leave at the end of worship, and Canon Ambler will then meet first with the congregation as a whole and then with the vestry. I urge you to be at church on the 22nd so that you can be informed about the process, ask questions, and offer your thoughts.
God’s Peace — Susan+
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. September 2nd will be the first Sunday School for the season.
Children participate in activities based on Bible lessons. They share those activities with the parish members and Giles, the church mouse.
Kids’ Halloween Paint Party
A portion of the proceeds from this event is earmarked for outreach.For tickets go to Facebook…Artful Nights Maine… and scroll down through their events until you come to “Kids Halloween Paint Party”. You will find a link to purchase tickets. Or go to Artful Nights Maine web page and scroll down to October 19, Kids Halloween Paint Party OR go directly to Eventbrite and get your tickets there.Please forward this email to friends with children or grandchildren who might want to have a creative and fun afternoon and leave with an original painting to take home.
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!!