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.

Welcome to St. George!

We will have ONE worship service this Sunday at 10:00 AM.

*  To join the online worship stream CLICK HERE. 

For updated Covid protocols CLICK HERE. 

Questions? Email stgeorge@saintgeorgechurch.org