St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

SUMMER IN MAINE! COME JOIN US UNDER THE PINES OR VIA ZOOM.

ST. GILES COUNTRY FAIR

Pies, Vendors, Crafts

ST. GILES COUNTRY FAIR

July 30 10am-2pm

PIES! GAMES! VENDORS! RAFFLE! SILENT AUCTION!

Homemade pies, over 12 vendors and local craftspeople, our own “Country Cupboard” and “Garden Nook” along with a raffle of spectacular items donated from local businesses will be at our annual fair on the church grounds, 72 Gardiner Road in Jefferson.

Auction & Kids Raffle

ST. GILES COUNTRY FAIR

July 30 10am-2pm

Molly Scherm’s handmade quilt will be auctioned via a silent auction!

There will aslo be a children’s raffle for children only. You can buy raffle tickets, and you can win raffle tickets at the following children’s booths:

  1. Sand Art booth
  2. Ring toss
  3. Corn hole
  4. Obstacle course
  5. Clown Beanbag toss
  6. Rubber ducky plucky
  7. Gone Fishin’

Hobby Horse Jumping

ST. GILES COUNTRY FAIR

July 30 10am-2pm (Showjumping Competition 11am)

Giles the church mouse is building jumps for the Country Fair! How fast can YOU gallop the course?

The “big” children’s event will be the Hobby Horse Showjumping Competition, a timed event. You may bring your own Hobby horse (stick horse) or use a horse from the St. Giles’ barn. This starts around 11am. Simultaneously, there’s a model horse/toy horse showmanship class. Just “groom up” and/or “dress up” your favorite Breyer, Schleich, American girl doll horse, or other model horse. We will give you a name tag to identify your horse, and you can wander around the fair  – when you come back, your horse will have been judged, and MAYBE will have won a prize!

About Us

All Are Welcome

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—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.

Photo of dog joining in an outside church service at St. Giles'

Church Outside? Of COURSE!

Our Mission

Our Mission: Family & Service

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church is a Christ- centered community with vibrant worship,  reaching out with love and active support to each other and to the wider community.”

Children of all ages are welcomed at St. Giles. We worship and play in the nursery, church school room, and library in addition to our worship with caregivers and friends in the church. If you would like your child to have child care, please ask our greeters when you come in! We’d love to help.

St. Francis Day

Food Pantry

Jefferson Area Food Pantry

St. Giles’ is a sponsor and food distribution site for the Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry.

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 Allison Brooks at 207-315-1134 to arrange for a drop-off of these items. If you know a family in need who lacks transportation to get to the Food Pantry, please reach out to us. We’d love to help to solve this problem!

Learn more here.

Vestry Update

Read the latest notes from St. Giles vestry

The focus of the July vestry meeting was to complete the St. Giles’ Covenant. After reviewing what we had accomplished previously and revisiting our job description, we agreed on the content of our Covenant. All that remains is to fine tune the order of statements and share these documents with the parish. Many thanks to our vestry members on a job well done…

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Notes from May-July available here.

 

St. Giles' Episcopal Church - Jefferson, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion