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Memories

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

During a time of transition we treasure old memories and grow new ones as we worship temporarily in the parish hall during re-construction of the nave.

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Inclusion

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

St. George’s has always sought to be a welcoming and inclusive parish, but has recently stepped up efforts to be more intentional about being inclusive on many fronts.  The well-attended summer adult forum series on racial reconciliation was one example of that.  In the ...

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Are You on Someone’s List?

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

There was a certain woman at Saint George’s who was very active in many ways but who was quite deliberately unfamiliar with the church kitchen.  She had grown up during an era when the role of women in the church was much more limited and as a matter of feminist principal had chosen to ...

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Change and Continuity

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

The Advent and Christmas season is a time when many people look forward to cherishing and recreating familiar traditions and experiences at home and at church. The sights and sounds and smells of Christmas and the spirit of anticipation throughout Advent take us back to our own childhoods, or the ...

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Serving Our Neighbors

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

On a recent Monday St. George’s midday Food Panty served 75 clients, including 12 children. The next day 63 people received food from us. Our evening hospitality program for homeless individuals, HOST, operated in collaboration with ASPAN, is regularly serving 20 to 30 clients on the three ...

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St. Georgians in the World

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

It’s September and we’re back to work and school, and to church. The pews were full again the Sunday after Labor Day, and the choir was vested and singing. Backpacks were blessed. The kick-off picnic was favored with bright clear and cool weather and plenty of food materialized. Many ...

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Summertime

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

Church life may slow down in the summertime, but it doesn't stop.

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Tags: racial reconciliation, summer, visitors

The Light of Christ Shines in the Glow of our Screens

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

In a time when fewer people of all generations identify themselves as being affiliated with a religion, the digital world still reflects a deep hunger for the spiritual. We can help the light of Christ shine in a digital world in our own use of social media. #StGeorgesArlVA

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Tags: digital, social media, #stgeorgesarlva

Many Helping Hands

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

Paid staff, service contracts, regular volunteers are all important to running Saint George's church. But behind the scenes are many other helping hands you may not even be aware of.

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Tags: volunteers

We Will - Entering into Intergenerational Community

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Posted by Mary Martha Churchman on

Church is one of the rare places in our contemporary society where we can participate fully in an intergenerational community. As witnesses to Baptism we promise that we will.

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Tags: children, intergenerational, seniors, shrinemont, youth

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