Altar Flowers

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Our beautiful altar flowers are back! Use the form linked here to make an altar flower offering in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one or multiple loved ones or in honor of birthdays or anniversaries. Donations can be made online or by check. Please designate “Altar Flowers” in the memo! The cost of flower arrangements is $45 per side of the altar, $90 for both. You may donate towards one or both of the flower arrangements.  If you have any questions, please email Keith Earle at kearle@saintgeorgechurch.org.

Say YES to the next generation & Join our Children’s Chapel Volunteer Team!

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Starting September 12, Children’s Chapel will be back on Sunday mornings, during the 10:00 am Worship service! We need volunteers to help with this ministry! There are opportunities for all, whether you wish to serve one Sunday or several Sundays a month! We invite anyone new to children’s ministry or seasoned volunteers, parents, grandparents, or empty-nesters, to give of their time to the littlest ones of our church and be a part of this wonderful ministry. Contact Happy Wilson at hwilson@saintgeorechurch.org and say YES to our next generation!

Lessons and Carols

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Please join us on Sunday, December, 19th for our annual Lessons and Carols service at 10:00 AM. During this service, we will hear nine Scripture lessons, each followed by a musical piece provided by our Music Ministry team, choir and instrumentalists. This is a beautiful way to kick off your holiday season!

Poinsettias

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We will be adorning our altar on Christmas with poinsettias. Please consider a contribution toward the poinsettias “In Memory of” or “In Thanksgiving for” any loved ones you would like to honor. Please make all designations by clicking here and filling out our “Poinsettia Offering Form”. We will present our in memoriam and thanksgivings at our Christmas Eve services. Please send any questions to Keith Earle at kearle@saintgeorgechurch.org.

Family Movie Night

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Save the Date for our Christmas Family Movie Night, featuring the movie ELF!

Come dressed in your comfiest of clothes (pj’s are acceptable), bring your sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and/or lawn chairs, and join us for the World’s Best Good Time…with the World’s Best Popcorn Bar and the World’s Best Hot Chocolate Bar!

WHEN: Friday, December 10 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: St. George School Gym

MOVIE: ELF!

WHO: EVERYONE!

What is Adopt A Needy Family?

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The Adopt A Needy Family (AANF) program is a San Antonio-based charity that matches organizations with families in the community who need basic necessities and a little holiday cheer. For over 15 years, the St. George community, through our middle school service organization, the Beta Club, has participated in this Christmas gift-giving project. This year, we have adopted nine families with the goal of providing a few special gifts and items of true need. Many of the gift items are necessities such as clothing, hygiene items, linens, housewares, space heaters and cleaning supplies.

Similarly to last year, the ornaments will be distributed electronically via a link available Thursday, November 11th. Please choose as many gifts as you wish to buy. Participation in the AANF program is strictly voluntary. However, AANF is a wonderful opportunity for St. George to give back as a community, and we hope that you will prayerfully consider participation.

In addition to gift sponsorship, Beta Club would greatly appreciate donations of tissue paper, pre-made bows and Christmas wrapping paper so that the gifts can be wrapped. If you are interested in making a monetary donation in support of larger needs, you can easily do so through a link that will also be available starting November 11th.

If you have any questions, please contact the AANF Coordinators at aanfstgeorge@gmail.com.

We wish you a blessed holiday season!

Your 2021 AANF Coordinators

Grief and the Holidays

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In a matter of days, we will be in the “Holiday Season.”

For many, this is a much-anticipated time with family and friends.

But for others, the holidays bring a reopening of deep grief brought about as the result of the death of a loved one.

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and find yourself in need of a way to move through the holidays, you are encouraged to consider one of the following “grief and the holidays” workshops.

One workshop, entitled Healing Holidays – Making Your Grief Count, is offered in-person at various locations on various dates by Porter Loring Mortuaries and Cremation Services.  Click here for the dates and locations of the workshops.

A second workshop is offered by Pathways to Promise, a nationally recognized organization whose mission is to connect “mental health, faith, and culture.” This online workshop will be led by Deacon Ed Shoener, a Roman Catholic Deacon who is a noted author and leader in Catholic mental health ministries. His topic is Grief and the Holidays and the workshop is to be held on Wednesday, November 10th from 10:30 – 11:30 CDT. To read more and to register for this workshop, please click here.

If you or any of your loved ones are struggling with grief, please consider one of these workshops. And, should you find yourself in a seemingly endless cycle of struggle, please reach out to Rev. Susan, Taylor Brown, or me. We have resources available to help you.