St. Giles News
10 July 2019
Keith's Inkling
This Sunday at St. Giles
July 14, 2019
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)

Dinner 5:15-6 PM
Classes 6-8:30 PM
Vacation Bible School
July 17-19 @Westwood
Our dear Friends at Westwood Baptist have again invited us to join them for a churchwide (all ages) VBS this summer, July 17-19. The theme is "Mission Possible," encouraging believers to love people and tell them about God's love for them. More here.
FOOD TRUCKS, 5:30-8:30
Mister Softee's back tonight! Gather around the picnic tables on Greenway for another night of fun and food trucks. Reach out to our Glenburnie neighbors and make a friend! Bring along your own neighbors and make it a summer night to remember. July Lineup
Mark Your Calendar
Kids! Wear your swimsuits, bring a friend and COME ON IN - THE WATER'S FINE!! It's FREE, and it's FUN for a SLIPPERY SLIDING summer evening!
Celebrating Sadie
Last Sunday we celebrated the 98th birthday of one of our beautiful St. Giles matriarchs, Sadie Kennedy. Sadie was born on July 11, 1921. She joined St. Giles on December 1, 1959 and still attends church every week. She is active in the Westminster Canterbury community where she lives, swims daily and still occasionally drives. See pictures from this happy event here.
Fun & Fellowship
For Kids: Summer at MAKE is all about kids! We are kicking off our inaugural summer with a series of workshops designed for those long summer afternoons when you start to hear those awful words, “I’m bored.” Designed especially for Elementary and Middle School students, we will host a series of 2 hour, 3 day workshops. Registration opens July 8th online at Info here
Wednesdays, beginning July 24, 5-8 PM
For Adults (and kids 12 and up): Creatives of all ages are invited to join us in the open studio beginning Wednesday Evenings, July 24, 5 - 8 p.m . and continuing into the Fall. Participate in a planned studio activity, talk to a visiting artisan, or bring your own creative project. All supplies and items in the studio are available for use during these sessions designed to cultivate community in a congenial setting. Enjoy Food Trucks on the lawn and stay to MAKE! Suggested Donation: $5 per person, per visit. No registration required. Make a Difference! Donate here:
Bring the kids, grands, neighbors!
POP Sensations Night. (Some partial scholarships available for families).
Baseball, Hotdogs & Fireworks - Saturday 8/10
Squirrels vs Bowie
Hot Dogs at St Giles 4:30 PM;
Carpool to Diamond 5:25 PM;
GREAT Tickets only $10 each.
Register w/Bob Ruthazer,, Naomi Alessi or on Connection Card Sunday.
Life works differently in summer...
Summer Life Groups
So we’re offering an array of 4 week, summer-sized, Life Groups. Whether you’re already in a group, or want to try one out, 4 weeks in the summer can be just the right fit!  The goal is to offer an array of 4 week schedules, with the hope that one will fit with your summer comings and goings. Find Life Group Leaders listed here .
Heart Song - Summer Shift
Since January we’ve had weekly prayer and praise meetings on Friday nights, called Heart Song. We’ve been much blessed as we’ve followed the Spirit’s leading, rejoicing in his ever fresh ways of bringing the presence of Jesus close, speaking to us, and empowering our prayers. It is time for a shift to a summer pacing. So through the summer we will meet on 4 th Fridays, from 7-8:30 PM, in Patterson. Next, July 26, and August 23. More here
In The Gallery
A new display of artist’s works are on display in Common Grounds Gallery now through August. Bring a friend and take advantage of the rich variety of mixed media showcasing Richmond artists. Open Monday through Thursday, 8:30-4:30 and Sunday mornings.
Kids & Family
Nursery care for little ones is ongoing. Kids Own Worship will continue during the 2nd service. Questions? Contact Heather Agnello at .
St. Giles' Kids and Summer Sundays!
School's out, and so is Sunday School! Elementary & Middle School kids are invited to join Miss Heather upstairs in the Kids Own Worship classroom from 9:30-10:30 in July. We'll have games, puzzles, and crafts available while we listen to The Chronicles of Narnia: The BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations. Join us for some fun, laid back summer fellowship! More here
Children's Garden Preschool Now Registering Fall 2019

Contact Director, Susan Chester, for tour. Or Apply online at:

Adult Discipleship
Adult Discipleship Classes
JULY, 9:30 & 11 AM

During the month of July Adult Education will present a series on the letter to the Colossians at both the 9:30 and 11 hours. The class will be taught by a different instructor each week.

St. Giles Women
Women's Summer Tuesday Bible Study
Join us as we read aloud and discuss Jen Wilkin's book God of the Covenant. We meet on Tuesday mornings in Common Grounds at 10 AM (summer hours).  more here
Little 9 year old Markiya Simone Dickson was killed by a stray bullet after an argument on the basketball court. After burying his daughter, her father said, "Everybody keeps going down the same path just to get the same results."
Let's Talk About Homicide
July 23 2 PM
Entercom Radio Station
It's time to get back to what worked -- relationships between church and community. Meet up at the station for a live broadcast. Entercom Radio Station, 3245 Basie Rd., RVA 23228. Let us know you're coming:
The Great Exchange:
Your Pain for His Peace
Wednesday, July 10, 7-9 PM
Welborne UMC (920 Maybeury Dr)
Speaker: Susan Atkinson
Learn prayer strategy to have peace with past and present.
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: