St. Giles News
15 May 2019
This Sunday at St. Giles

9:10 AM - Prayer for services (Prayer Room)
9:30 AM - Traditional Worship (Sanctuary)
9:30 AM - Adult Discipleship Class (Robins Room)
10:30 AM - Coffee and Fellowship (Common Grounds)
11 AM - Contemporary Worship (Patterson)
11 AM (Adult Discipleship Class (Upstairs Classroom)

Keith's Inkling
Open Fellowship
"Over The Top" Organ Tour THIS THURSDAY
May 16 - Noon
Bring a dish to share (chicken provided) , then join the group for a guided tour into the underbelly of the St. Giles pipe organ with Linus Ellis. What a great follow-up to our “For His Glory - Over the Top Campaign!” Come along as we learn, laugh, and make beautiful music together. More about Open Fellowship here .
Mission Luncheon
Sunday, May 19
Caleb and Heather Overstreet
This Sunday, May 19th, we welcome Caleb and Heather ( Graham) Overstreet and their four children back to St Giles. Come hear them share in church and at a luncheon after the last service - you will be blessed. More here
Welcome New Covenant Partner
Alicia Funches
Alicia Funches hails from Philly, but has been in RVA long enough to be at home. She’s a mom and a grandmother, with family spread through several states, as well as here in town. Alicia cares for people in their homes, and touches many lives thereby. Welcome!

Summer Sized Life Groups
Life works differently in the summer. It’s a good time to push some pause buttons, and to regroup for the next season. And as with life, so with Life Groups! So we're offering an array of 4-week, summer-sized Life Groups. Details Sunday, May 19. more here
Around St. Giles
Make Studio opening late summer angie cooke, studio director
Make Creative Studio.
Make Community.
Make Things.
Make Life.
Help us serve others with our first fundraiser! Order a Papa Murphy's Pizza between now and May 27 and we will get 50% of the sales!

Baby Bottle Campaign
Mother's Day through Father's Day
If you picked up a baby bottle on Mother's Day, please return them filled-to-the-brim on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16.

Youth Group Happenings
May 18 - 19
Saturday May 18 - Sunday May 19 at
Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles, VA. Meet up with Youth from Christ Pres & Community West for a fun meet-up and getaway!

For details here or contact Taylor Greene,
June 9 :: 9:30 AM
Celebrate end of Donuts and Discussion with a Senior Breakfast, honoring graduating seniors. Hosted by Christ Pres. Contact Taylor Greene, ct
St. Giles Drama Camp
July 8-12
What it means to care for God's creation

Rising 1st - Rising 6th graders
$75 per child/$125 max per family
Ben Miller, Drama Director
Heather Agnello, Camp Coordinator
Space is limited to the first 35 registrants, so register now! more here
Children's Garden Preschool Now Registering Fall 2019

Contact Director, Susan Chester, childrensgardenpreschool1 @gmail .com for tour. Or Apply online at:

Adult Discipleship
9:30 AM - Robins Room
"Crazy Love" - with Gilpin Brown
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And once you encounter it, you'll never be the same.

11 AM - Upstairs Classroom
"The Crown Jewel - Ephesians" with Tommy Nance

In Ephesians Tommy Nance will lead us in our study of what has been referred to as "The Crown Jewel" of Paul's epistles and what many believe to be the Biblical high water mark of theology on Christ and on The Church.

St. Giles Women
(Psst... Jeanne's mother is one of our favorite people -- Naomi Alessi!)
The Women's Fellowship
"Spring Brunch"
May 18, 9:30 AM
Ladies, you're invited to our end-of-year Spring Brunch. "Creative", "funny", "inspirational" are words to describe Jeanne Oostdyk, our guest speaker this year. Bring a dish to share and a friend and be prepared to experience an inspirational and entertaining morning. more here
Summer Tuesday Bible Study -- Starts June 4
Ladies, mark your calendars and bring a friend to the "rich" summer Bible study featuring Jen Wilkin's book God of the Covenant . Tuesdays beginning June 4,
10 AM. more here
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Interest Meeting
June 11, 11:15 AM
Many remember the St. Giles women's Prayer Shawl Ministry,
hand-knitted or crocheted blankets and shawls given to members and bathed in prayer. Learn about plans to restart the ministry here
Appreciation from Widow's Mite Ministry
The "Evening of Blessing" resulted in the funding of two water wells,one in Nigeria and the other in Ghana, thanks to the generosity of St. Giles according to Johnni Weingart of Widow's Mite Ministry. Widow's Mite wishes to express much appreciation for St. Giles 's generosity and the impact which has been made for Jesus.Anyone who would like to be part of these well projects   can still participate. Donations can be sent to WME- R, P O Box 29021, Henrico,VA.23242
New Exhibit
Common Grounds Gallery
The Bon Air Artists Association will share their works with us now through June. Bring a friend and stop by. Common Grounds Gallery, located in the Church House, is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30-4:30 and Friday 8:30-Noon.

Read more about the Bon Air Artists Association here:
Bon Air Artists on Display in Common Grounds Gallery
Book Launch Party
Tommy Cox
May 25, 1-3 PM
5113 Raleigh Road, 23231
Celebrate with Tommy in an answered prayer. Books signing and books for purchase. RSVP, 804.937.6836. Refreshments served.
Live-Streaming Bible Study and Worship

 One of our newer ministries is live streaming our worship services and some of our classes. If you’d like to check it out, use this link to our YouTube channel. We’re doing it simply – no fancy sound or cameras. But works to bring you the basics. If you don’t click on during the actual live stream hours, Sundays at 9:30 or 11:00, know that the videos are saved on our YouTube channel page, along with Pastor Keith’s video blogs. Find us at:
Growing In Wholeness Through Healing Prayer
3 Wednesday Evenings
June 5, 12, and 19
Speaker: Elizabeth Higgins
Location: Welborne United Methodist Church
920 Maybeury Dr., RVA 23229
RSVP by May 31, 804.539.6626

8 Families Needed to Host Foreign Students this Summer
Make a family memory and open your heart and home this summer! Host a student from Spain or France (ages 13-17) in your home for 3-4 weeks. Contact Debbie Hardy 909-3190