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EVANGELISM  in the POWER  
of the SPIRIT
SPEAKER:   REV. J. DAVID  SINGH  OF ETERNITY CHURCH

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10


10 AM - 12:30 PM

ST. GILES CHURCH,  5200 GROVE AVENUE, RICHMOND, VA 23226


Stories through different periods of church history demonstrate that there is a strong link between evangelism and power encounters with God. These experiences have challenged both unbelievers and believers that God continues to 
consistently act in the same way that he has done through the Old and New Testaments.
 
The work of healing, casting out of demons, cleansing of lepers and raising the dead has not ceased with the age of the Apostles. 

The testimony of the church both from the Western and Non Western world will encourage us to enter into this movement of God . God is ready to use you today and right here in Richmond, VA.
 
This is an invitation to both new and mature believers. Come and catch a vision of God's plan for your life.
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NOTE:  Richmond Marathon will have Grove Avenue blocked earlier in the morning, 

but access should be clear before the 10 AM starting time.


Commitment Cards Again This Sunday

Letters have gone out recently to regular givers, with an enclosed Commitment Card, inviting you to pray and think about how you plan to give to St. Giles next year. If you haven't received such a letter and card, there are some at the church.

Next Sunday, November 11, we will invite you to bring your cards forward to the Lord's Table during our worship services. So if you're ready, bring them along. Or you are always welcome to respond by mail, etc.

 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Special Class:  LEGACY GIVING
with BOB FITCH, CLU, Chfc

On Wednesday night, November 7, following Wednesday Night Dinner, there will be a special presentation by Bob Fitch on Legacy Giving.

Bob attended Randolph-Macon College and Campbell University (BA Economics/Financial Planning). He started James River Planning Services, an independent financial planning and Registered Investment Advisory firm, in 1982. Now semi-retired as Chairman Emeritus of James River Wealth Advisors, Bob is involved with philanthropic activities, while serving on boards of several local charitable organizations. Currently V.P. of the St. Giles Endowment Fund, he and Susie enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Bob and Susie reside primarily in Urbanna, Virginia.

Come learn estate planning options for leaving funds to charitable organizations. 
 

TONIGHT'S MENU

Option #1 - Smothered Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes with gravy, Green Beans, Tossed "Red, White and Blue" salad, Apple Pie.
Option #2 - Chicken with Salad, Roll, Dessert.  

Serving Team #3 - Lynne Chambers, Betty Fisher, Evelyn Thomas, Walt & Marsha Hitchcock


 
Class for November 14
How will the changes in tax laws effect my 2018 tax return?

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th as Susan Andrews takes us through the new tax laws. Susan is a Certified Public Accountant serving business and individual clients in the Richmond area. She has been a CPA since 1985, serving clients in the service, technology, insurance, medical and other industries. She has also served not-for-profit clients in education, healthcare and religious areas as well as hundreds of individual clients in tax preparation and tax planning.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT -- A NEIGHBORHOOD HIT!
         
An estimated 200 children and adults passed through the St. Giles parking lot on Wednesday night, October 31.
St. Giles provided a family-friendly environment and safe alternative for our kids and grands, preschool families, and surrounding neighborhood friends.

There were even a few celebrities in the crowd, like Robert the Brave, who attracted at least one fascinated fan. And not to be outdone, the Jurassic wonderdog herself, Scout the S tegosaurus, looking all too uncertain, albeit stunning, in her special appearance at the Miller treat station.

Special thanks to all who provided Trunks and candy for the occasion. 

Stand by, St. Giles. This could become a neighborhood tradition!



Open Fellowship - November
Giving Praise and Giving Thanks!
Thursday, November 15   ::   12 PM

Join us as special guest, our own Bev Walters, brings songs of Praise and Thanksgiving in a sing-along -- the perfect celebration to bring in the holiday season. Fried Chicken is provided, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share with all. This is a great time to bring a guest -- a neighbor or friend -- to introduce to the friendly folks at St. Giles.


 

There will be NO DECEMBER OPEN FELLOWSHIP meeting.
Instead we will gather and enjoy the CHILDREN OF ST. GILES in their special presentation of "The Light Before Christmas" on Wednesday, November 28, along with our St. Giles tradition "December Eve".

 
DECEMBER EVE 
A St. Giles Tradition and Something New!   
Wednesday, November 28

Mark your calendar and come enjoy an evening of celebration at St. Giles' annual December Eve program. This year's presentation includes a delightful production by our St. Giles children called "The Light Before Christmas". The program will continue with the decorating of the Chrismon Tree and an abreviated introduction to the symbols each ornament represents. This is a night to set in motion the true meaning of Christmas! 

Join in for dinner at 5:45 PM, or come for festivities only at 6:30. Be sure and R.S.V.P. on Connection Card by Monday, November 26.


 
An Invitation From Our Own Tina Ramirez
Tina Ramirez invites you to join her on November 17   at the Jefferson Hotel to a benefit for her organization, Hardwired, and their work defending religious freedom worldwide.  Please email Tina at  tina@hardwiredglobal.org   or register online at  www.hardwiredglobal.org/gala   to get your tickets today.  Tickets are $150 and all proceeds for the event will help them train pastors, lawyers, teachers, and many others in countries like Sudan, Iraq, Nigeria, India, and many other countries where people are suffering from religious persecution.  If you want to hear what is happening around the world, and how Hardwired is responding to bring the hope of freedom to the persecuted, please join her.  Kathy Ireland, a wonderful Christian woman and friend who has helped Hardwired since its inception, will be their keynote speaker.  There is also a conference that afternoon for anyone over 18 to attend and learn how to defend religious freedom.  Please spread the word to help our community embrace religious freedom for all people.



NOTE!!!  To sign up on REALM you need an invitation from the Church Office. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL for a note from Patience Flynn, which will provide the LINK to REALM. If you have not already updated your email with the church office, please do so TODAY so you will get the link and can have access to the CHURCH DIRECTORY and other features of the new software.

Realm Q & A: What is the definition of "everyone"?

Those who have set up your profile in Realm have been asked the question, "Do you want your information shared only with the Church Staff, or do you want it shared with everyone?"

The "everyone" referred to is only members of St. Giles. This does not make your information available to the general public. Just as a reminder, you are not set up in Realm until you set yourself up.

Again this Sunday Matt Sherrard will be available in the Robins Room after both services to provide assistance for those who might be having difficulty. He suggests bringing your device (laptop, iPad, phone, etc.), if possible.


Sunday Morning Snacks
         
Wow, we're already in the last quarter of the year.  I want to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who signed up this year to bring refreshments. I'm now asking people to sign up to supply refreshments in 2019.  If you will participate next year, please just give me the number of weeks you want to supply the snacks and let me know which option you prefer:
  •          Pick up the snacks and put them out yourself
  •          Pick up the snacks and put them on the kitchen table for me to put out
  •          Donate $20 per number of Sundays you choose and I'll take care of everything
 
Once I have enough dates to cover the year, I'll do the calendar and send it out. There's no problem in changing the dates I put you in on. Jo White (804) 937-6836, joeloisewhite@gmail.com .
 

 
 
Join us on the Slave Trail on Saturday, November 17 , 2018. We'll meet at 9:00 AM at the Great Shiplock Park, (2803 Dock St.), where Jo White was baptized in October last year), organize rides from there to the beginning of the trail, and then back to our cars when we're finished. 
 
The Richmond Slave Trail  is a walking trail that chronicles the history of the trade of enslaved Africans from Africa to Virginia until 1775, and away from Virginia (especially from Richmond) to other locations in the Americas until 1865. It begins at Manchester Docks, a major port in the massive downriver Slave Trade that made Richmond the largest source of enslaved Africans on the east coast. The trail then follows a route through the slave markets, beside the Reconciliation Statue commemorating the international triangular slave trade, past Lumpkin's Slave Jail and the Negro Burial Ground to First African Baptist Church, a center of African-American life in pre-Civil War Richmond.
 
For information call George Greene at (804) 539-4888.

Women's Fellowship Events

Women's Tuesday Bible Study             
9:30 AM - Common Grounds

November 13 and 27 will be a Review and Discussion of videos from  Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, the book and video series describing Nabeel Quereshi's journey to Christianity. If you missed a week, this is your time to catch up!

December 4, 11, and 18 will be "Advent and The Jessee Tree", a presentation by Sherry Bremer and Linda Harrison.

 
Lost and Found Circle              
The Lost and Found Circle will change its November meeting night to MONDAY, November 12 at 6:30, instead of Tuesday. The meeting will be at the home of Marion Slater.
 
Circle of Love
Circle of Love will meet the first Wednesday afternoon at 2 PM on November 7 at St. Giles in the Conference Room. The theme this month is "God speaks to us through His word."
              

Opportunities in the Community


Amy Julia Becker at Third on November 13
"Privelege, Power, and Common Good"  7-8:30 PM

Common Good RVA invites you to an evening with author, speaker, and thinker Amy Julia Becker (author of the newly-released White Picket Fences: Turning Toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege ), who will help us name the problems of privilege-who it excludes and how it harms-and the importance of taking that knowledge and moving towards confession and humble, loving, collective action. Jonathan Chan, Chief Development officer for CHAT (Church Hill Activities & Tutoring) will provide some Richmond-based context following Amy Julia's talk. Our evening will conclude with a time of Q&A moderated by Corey Widmer, lead pastor of Third Church and Common Good RVA co-founder. We will meet from 7-8:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall at Third Church (600 Forest Avenue). This event is free, but   please let us know if you're coming!

The link to the Facebook event is here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/336615857105794/
 
And here's more about Amy Julia:  https://amyjuliabecker.com 
 


The  Richmond Center for Christian Study presents author Tom Becker speaking on his new book
Good Posture: Engaging Current Culture with Ancient Faith.  Sunday, Nov 18, at 5pm at Redemption Books (3008 Stony Point Road).  Refreshments provided.  For an advanced copy of Tom's book, call the bookstore at 330-2812.
  
 

The Clearing - Where Eagles Fly
Can you lend a hand?
 
Doug  McMurry is trying to put together a work crew for a half day work detail at his retreat center,   The Clearing - Where Eagles Fly , in Charles City (19921 The Glebe Ln, Charles City). Doug says, "Looking for a few people who might have a heart to help me with some of the outdoor work to get The Clearing in shape for another year. It needs another massive haircut and maybe even a chiropractic adjustment. The more the merrier, so bring your friends and pruning equipment." Doug can be reached at (804) 347-3306 or (804) 347-3303.
 

Pregnancy Resource Center  of Metro Richmond
"HOT" Items Needed
OCTOBER 2018
PRAYER Request- Parents to get rooted & grounded in a Church
We Have an URGENT Need for the following: * WINTER MATERNITY Clothing - X-Large & Plus Sizes - Especially Pants or Leggings - ONLY Maternity items can be Used
* Baby Gowns - Boys
* Bibs
* Bottles - 4oz & 8 oz- Neutral
* Diapers- Sizes NB, 1 & 4
* Onesies Boys, Girls & Neutral colors- 0-3 Months, 3-6 months
* Receiving blankets
* Sleepers 0-12 Months
* Toiletries (Baby Bath, Oil, Powder & Wash)
* Towels & Washcloths (Extremely Low)
* Vaseline/ Diaper Cream
* Wipes (Please - individual packs ) (EXTREMELY LOW)
* LAUNDRY BASKETS from Dollar Tree to Make a Beautiful Layette presentation
MOMS
Maxi Pads, Deodorant & Body Wash
Due to ever changing safety regulations and recalls, we are only able to accept NEW items.
*Please Call or E-Mail Alison Brown for donation drop off time - abrown@prcrichmond.org (804) 673-2020
***Please use the Side Door for Donations***
Children's Garden Preschool 
Susan Chester, Director
 with questions or to request a tour.