Confirmation classes for youth in 6th-12th grade are fast approaching. Daniel Forman will teach a confirmation class based on the curriculum “Confirm, not Conform” to any student who wishes to participate. Students who wish to be confirmed need to show a commitment to attending each session if possible. The dates for the classes will be:
Sundays from 8:30 – 9:30 AM at St. George
– January 15th
– January 22nd
– January 29th
– February 5th
Tuesdays from 3:30- 4:30 PM at St. George
– January 17th
– January 24th
– January 31st
– February 7th
Students can attend strictly attend either Sunday OR Tuesday sessions or mix and match.
Please let Daniel Forman (email@example.com) know if you plan on attending.
Elizabeth Holmes, a senior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, won first place in the school’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest, held Nov. 28 in the school’s Margaret M. Alkek Theater. Runner-up was sophomore Bridget Lynch. Elizabeth and Bridget are both St. George parishioners. Elizabeth will compete at the state level Feb. 25, 2017, at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. To read more, click here.
This past Sunday the St. George Youth group visited the Animal Defense League of Texas. This non-profit institution’s mission focuses on supporting and enhancing neglected and abused dogs and cats throughout the San Antonio Community. Our youth group helped in this mission on Sunday by providing the various animals at ADL with “snack bags.” The youth created bags filled with an assortment of wet food, dry food, peanut butter, sweet potatoes, canned chicken, and vegetables. The youth then delivered these bags of goodies to the various kennels on campus. It was quite amazing how quickly barking and skeptical animals became quiet once these bags were in their kennel. The youth then got to experience some one on one time with puppies and kittens which is always fun. It was a great event and a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer to our fury friends who need it most.
To find out more about the ADL, here is their website:
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Holy Spirit moved powerfully among members of St. George Church and School as we assembled 15 Dinner Boxes for families in need. The Beta Club, under the leadership of Keith Earle, had sorted hundreds of items to hasten the process. Offering this food enabled inner city clients of Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) to celebrate our nation’s precious sense of optimism, our faith in God and our gratitude for living in this wonderful country.
Together we provided whole turkeys, a wide range of canned fruits and vegetables, soup mix and cereal, loaves of bread and a pumpkin pie. Our clients, who often waited hours to see whether they would qualify, responded with tears of relief and joy—along with the knowledge that they were lovingly remembered.
Your CAM volunteers feel blessed to have your generous, enthusiastic support as we work together to help those less fortunate.
Carol Molina, Paul Carr, Paul Warner, Stella and David Silva, Andy and Marti Nodine
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On behalf of the St. George Community, the Beta Club, our middle school honor and service organization, is coordinating a Christmas gift-giving project. St. George has generously participated in the Adopt A Needy Family project for over 10 years. Our goal is to help nine families have a joyous Christmas by providing a few special gifts, some Christmas decorations and items of true need. Many of the gift items are necessities such as clothing, hygiene items, linens, house-wares, space heaters and cleaning supplies.
In addition to gift sponsorship, the Beta Club would greatly appreciate donations of gift boxes, large and extra large gift bags, tissue paper, bows, ribbon and Christmas wrapping paper. These nine families also have a variety of larger needs such as bicycles, beds, microwaves, etc. If you are interested in helping or have questions, please contact the AANF Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to help, please take an ornament or two from the bulletin board that will be in the Gathering Area. Purchase the gifts indicated on the ornament and drop them by the church office by December 1. Please attach the paper ornament to your gift, but don’t wrap the gift. Our Beta Club Elves will wrap the gifts and make sure that they are delivered in time for Christmas. Thank you for your giving spirit!
We wish you a blessed holiday season,
Your 2016 AANF Coordinators,
Carla Bick and Tinker Notzon
It’s time for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive! In partnership with the Beta Club at St. George School, we are collecting donations of food for Christian Assistance Ministries and the San Antonio Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at the collection table in the Narthex beginning on Sunday, November 6th through Sunday, November 20.
Here are some suggestions for items to donate:
· nine bean soup mix or pinto beans
· cornbread dressing mix
· chicken broth or bouillon cubes
· canned sweet potatoes
· canned pumpkin
· canned green beans
· canned cranberry sauce
· canned mixed vegetables
· canned corn
· canned fruit
· evaporated or condensed milk
· cereal, particularly oatmeal
We’ll choose a Sunday between services to box the food collected for CAM along with donated turkeys to create full Thanksgiving dinners for the clients at CAM. Stay tuned for more details! Any extra food items will be taken to CAM for distribution through their food pantry. Please call the office or email email@example.com with any questions.
Bishop David Reed will be with us for this month’s First Wednesday Worship, November 2nd at 6:00 PM in All Souls’ Chapel, located on the second floor of the Leadership Center. Bishop Reed will dedicate All Souls’ Chapel, the chapel altar, and the altar vestment.
In addition, special prayers will be offered as we read the list of all those we love but see no longer. Please remember that tables have been set up in All Souls’ Chapel for you to place one item (picture, memento, etc) that represents your deceased beloved.