St. Giles News
30 October 2019
Keith's Inkling
This Sunday at St. Giles
Sunday, November 3
9:10 AM - Prayer (Prayer Room)
9:30 AM - Traditional Worship (Sanctuary )
9:30 AM- Adult Discipleship (Robins Room)
10:30 AM - Coffee & Fellowship (Common Grounds)
11 AM - Contemporary Worship (Patterson)
11 AM - Adult Discipleship (Upstairs Classroom)

Trunk or Treat, Scneduled for Thursday, October 31
The Trunk or Treat event scheduled for Thursday, October 31 has been cancelled. You may pick up your donated candy Wednesday night. All candy remaining after tonight will be donated to an organization which sends candy to our Troops.
Monday Morning Prayer for RVA, 6:30 AM
Join us Monday mornings in the Prayer Room from 6:30 to 7:15 AM for prayer focused on Metro Richmond.
God guides us as we cover our city in prayer. What an incredible blessing:
starting the week by praying for others and soaking in the Lord’s presence! 
Come join in.
(Photo: Bill Draper Photography)
Hey guys! Ready to start on the right foot when you’re first up in the morning?
First Up: An Early Start with the Guys -- Fridays, 6:30 AM
How about a gathering for refreshment of body (coffee!) and soul (conversation, the Lord, and life as a guy)? There are no requirements, other than to be of the male persuasion, and to show up early: 6:30 to 7:30 on Fridays, in Patterson (the north end of the building). Come give it a try! See what happens when you put God first up in the day, in partnership with some brothers.
Heart Song This Friday
7 PM
We’ve done it both ways – every week, and once each month.  And the once each month proved more vibrant and effective.  So, that’s where we’ll go.  Each first Friday we’ll gather in Patterson from 7:00 till sometime after 8:00, and lift up songs of praise, following the Spirit’s lead.  That means we’ll gather this Friday, November 1.  
Mark it down!
Suggesting Names For Elder Nominees
The Nominating Team will be meeting soon to prepare a list of nominees for consideration as Elders at our congregational meeting early next year. Do you see people in our church who would make good leaders, and whose lives demonstrate the gospel? Please mention them to Judy Roberts, John Harler, or George Greene. It would help, too, if you were to add a note about why you think that person is particularly qualified.

One more note: please do not ask the person if he or she is willing to serve – that is the Nominating Team’s job. Thanks, and let’s be praying for God’s chosen leaders to be called forth!
Student Ministry

Youth Fall Calendar
Some fun stuff lined up for fall. Check it out!

Faith, Fun & Fellowship
Art Gallery Open House
You are invited to MAKE Creative Studio's first Art Gallery Open House. Bring a friend. Invite a neighbor. And introduce MAKE Creative Studio
to the Richmond community.
HOST: Angie Cooke with Artists David Robatin and Alonsa Riddle
WHEN: Friday, November 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Make Creative Studio
NOTE: Shelving for Storage
Make Studio needs some Shelving needed for Storage Room. Doesn't have to be pretty... Call Angie, 357-0645
Wednesday Night Dinners
Reservations are required. Please RSVP on Connection Card Sundays or call the church office by Noon Mondays. October & November Menus here.
Wednesdsay Workshops at Make Studio
October 30—Arylic Pour Painting : Create your own masterpiece.If you can hold a bottle of paint, you can do this! All materials provided. $30.
November 6 - Cooking with Guest Chef Susan Halloran. Korean BBQ Beef Lettuce Wraps -traditional + Whole 30 and AIP-friendly, soy-free. Share the meal and sip pomegranate Paloma "mocktails," as we cook and create together! $25 (subject to change).
Kids & Family

Great Fun at the annual Pizza and Pumpkins event, cohosted by our
St. Giles Family Ministries and Children's Garden Preschool!!
Thanks, Mrs. Agnello and Mrs. Chester and all our faithfull volunteers!
Kids' Clubhouse TONIGHT!
ALL KIDS K-5th are Welcome! Join us in the Kids' Clubhouse to prepare for our Christmas Musical: the Flower of the Holy Night! Dinner 5:45 PM
(reservation required) , Clubhouse 6:30-7:30 PM.

Adult Discipleship
Wednesday Night Class
6:30 PM
A study of the book of Revelation, with Tommy Nance, following Wednesday Night Dinner.

Weekly follow-up Devotions are available for anyone interested. Request to .

Sunday Morning 11 AM
James Anderson is teaching from Psalm 23.

Meets in upstairs Adult
Discipleship Classroom.
S unday Morning 9:30 "The Prayer Course," an 8-week study of The Lord's Prayer, led by a team of instructors.

Learn more here .
St. Giles Women
Circle of Love
Wednesday 11/6, 10 AM

Guess who is coming to speak? Ladies, you are invited as author Joyce Landorf Heatherly "visits" and shares golden nuggets of God's truth, mined through life experience. Discussion to follow.
First Thursday Book Club
11/7, 10 AM @Crossroads

Come one! Come all and meet us as Crossroads Coffee for a discussion of Kathy Lee Gifford's book The Rock, The Road, and the Rabbi. (ch.1-16) You'll experience being in the Holy Land even if you haven't read the book.
Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays 9:30 AM
What feels shaky in your world? You can live with security and purpose. Join us Tuesdays, 9:30 AM, in Common Grounds. More here (refreshments served).
Grace Circle
Thursdays 10:30 AM
Designed for women to connect and do life together in a small group setting. Hosted by Alycia Greene and Heather Agnello. Meets in Man Cave. Childcare available upon request at
Unique Boutique - November 2 & 3
Widow's Mite Experience
Local Artisans, Baked Goods & Holiday Gifts.
November 2 10 AM - 4 PM
November 3 1 PM - 4 PM
Widow's Mite Experience Ministry
8265 Halstead Rd., RVA 23235
$2 Admission includes door prize ticket
More info 804-402-9236
Richmond Center for Christian Study
Author Sue Schlesman Book Signing Friday, Nov. 15
Richmond Center for Christian Study & Redemption Books  present local author Sue Schlesman  speaking on her new book Soulspeak: Praying Change into Unexpected Places  (Q&A and book signing to follow).   Friday, Nov 15, 7 PM at Redemption Books  (next to Gelati Celesti in the Stony Point Shopping Center).  No registration necessary.
TSM's November 16, 2019 Seminar
" Praying Blessings Brings His Presence/Presents”
Heaven has and is coming to earth! We will be offering an opportunity to briefly look at OT and NT blessings followed by time of practice receiving and giving blessings.
Presenters: Elizabeth Higgins and Susan Burton
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: River Road UMC, 8800 River Road, RVA 23229
RSVP: Elizabeth Higgins - 804-539-6626
Seminar is free! Donations are greatly appreciated !
PRC 2019 Annual Gala November 21 Richmond Marriott
Please join the PRC on Novembrer 21 at the Richmond Marriott for an evening of celebration, fellowship, and inspiration. Dinner is complimentary , with an opportunity to make a financial gift extended.

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: