13 JUNE 2018
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Arroz RVA, Grapevine, Gaucho, The Hungry Turtle, Mister Softee
Some special events are planned, so check the website and weekly  e- news for updates.

  Summer Sized Life Groups

Life works differently in the summer. 
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! We have an array of Life Group Leaders and times for June to August - in fact, starting next week! The goal is to offer some options for 4 week blocks, with the hope that one will fit with your summer comings and goings. Where might you tie in?
And by the way - what is a Life Group? Check out the video we did last fall describing how they work. Our summer groups will work roughly the same - just in shorter blocks. You'll find the video (HERE)
And on the same Life Group web page, you can find the list of hosts, times, and locations, with a place to click and sign up for the one that fits your summer schedule. Or even sign up for more than one!
If you have questions, give Keith a call at the church.

Seeking the Higher Gifts: 
What is Prophecy and How Can We Grow in this Gifting?
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
The Lord has been moving in some wonderful ways here at St. Giles of late. But we believe he has more for us - more of the Spirit's presence and power, and more opportunities to serve in the full gifting that comes with the Holy Spirit.

In fact, Paul encourages us to "seek the higher gifts,... especially that you may prophesy." (1 Cor. 12:31, 14:1) Could we learn how we can grow in our confidence to hear from the Lord, and then to speak his words into various ministry situations and prayers? We believe we can! And that will be our pursuit at a seminar to be held here at St. Giles on Saturday, June 23, from 9:30 to 12:30. This is a repeat of the seminar held on May 19 for those who missed it, or for those who want an encore! All are welcome, as Keith leads us in this quest for ever more effective ministry in the Spirit's power.


Meet at Mission BBQ (Gaskins/W. Broad), 11:15 AM. 
See Naomi Alessi for questions.

School Is Out for the Summer ~ Come celebrate  with a free ice cream cone from Mr. Softee, WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 20 - FOOD TRUCK NIGHT -- courtesy of St. Giles. Must be under the age of 21 and receive your ticket from Patience Flynn on Food Truck night.  


Have you seen the Gardens?

T he garden landscape surrounding St. Giles is at the height of bloom and color. It's worth a walk around the building. Stop to rest in the Gillette Garden. For those new here, this lovely respite, located in the breezeway between the Sanctuary and Church Building, was designed by landscape architect Charles Freeman Gillette, (1886-1969).

Over his 56-year career, Gillette's wide ranging body of work includes more than 2,500 projects, encompassing residential communities, churches, hospitals, educational institutions, historic garden restorations, and private residential work primarily in Virginia and North Carolina. While serving as a nurse in a mental institution, Gillette had observed the beneficial effects of gardens and pastoral landscapes upon patients; he brought this understanding to his institutional work. Stylistically, Gillette's work was decidedly eclectic, influenced by formal design principles from English and European Renaissance traditions, as well as Colonial Revival themes from 18th century Virginia gardens. Admiring the collaborative work of Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, Gillette frequently incorporated flower borders into his site plans. Two notable projects are site plans for Virginia House and Agecroft Hall in Richmond.

Special thanks to our garden volunteers --  Ruth Calder for her gift to nurture and keep the gardens healthy, Betsy Mead, who tends the Rose Garden, Linda Harrison for her seasonal wreaths and floral designs, and Marsha Hitchcock for tweaking and adding to the ambience of the garden pathways. Thanks also to the Property Team for toting and fetching and keeping all things watered and mulched.


       31st Street Baptist Church, 823 N. 31st Street. 

The "Time to Live" Breast Cancer Awareness Walk is not a fundraiser, it is a door-to-door face-to-face walk to:

  • Distribute breast health information for men and women
  • Stress the importance of early detection
  • Make those without insurance aware of healthcare resources in Richmond                                                                                                                                                                             Volunteers will meet at 9 AM for refreshments and a brief training before going out.       Partnering organizations: Saving Our Youth/Richmond Guardian Angels, CrossOver   Healthcare Ministry, Susan G. Komen, VCU Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Breast         Cancer Foundation. To walk with the group or for more information, contact Jo White, 804.937.6836, joeloisewhite@gmail.com


STEP's VBS will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church        July 9-13  from 2:30-6 PM.  STEP  needs a few more volunteers to serve as small group leaders and helpers.  If you would like to serve in this way, please fill out an application at   http://steprichmond.org/vbs-volunteer-application/ , or call the STEP office at (804) 648-7552.  Please sign up by June 18.  Volunteer Orientation will be held June 19   at 7 PM at Christ Pres.  Children ages 6-12 are welcome to attend as participants, and nursery care will be provided for the little ones.  Come share the love and truth of Christ as you build relationships with children from Gilpin Court!
Thank you!
Bekah Yowell,  Operations Specialist
Strategies to Elevate People (STEP)
(804) 648-7552


Join this delightful tag-team of teachers, Betty Featherston, Joyce Smith and Bev Walters, in an in-depth study and discussion of the book of Romans. Tuesdays at 10 AM in Common Grounds.

The RoughRiders Game at the RVA Colliseum on June 2 was fun for the whole family.

The event was sponsored by the  Men's Ministry of St. Giles.

At the Diamond. Hosted by Men's Ministry and Open Fellowship.  An event for men, women, youth, kids, grands and friends. DETAILS SOON.

St. Giles Summer 
    Drama Camp         
with Ben Miller! 

AUGUST 13-17, 9 am -12pm

The theme this year is
  "God's Very Good Idea"
for lots of different people to enjoy and love Him and each other!
Rising 1st-Rising 6th Grades
Register online at stgiles.org.  
Or see Heather Agnello,
Director of Family Ministries,
hagnello@stgiles.org, 804.282.9763.
Contact Heather Agnello, Family Ministries, hagnello@stgiles.org.
Children's Garden Preschool is now accepting 
applications for the fall of 2018. 
Please contact Susan Chester at  childrensgardenpreschool1@gmail.com
 with questions or to request a tour.

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