Backpacks and School Supply Drive 

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July is our opportunity to bring backpacks and school supplies for children who will not have these items for the beginning of school. Eight churches in our area, called the Convening of Churches, partner to provide these children with the tools they need to help them be successful as they start school. Children from elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in our area will benefit from these donations. (Note: Middle School and High School require clear backpacks). One of the main elementary schools that benefit from this is Larkspur, which is the school that St. George supports.

Please bring backpacks and school supplies on Sundays, or drop them off at the Leadership Center between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM during the week. Click here to view the supply list. If you would rather donate money to purchase these items, please be sure to put “Backpacks” on the memo line of your check or online donation. It costs an average of $40 to $45 per student to furnish a completed backpack. In past years the Convening of churches packed 1,000 backpacks.

All of the backpacks and school supplies donated from St. George, along with all backpacks and supplies donated from the other 8 churches of the Convening, will be taken to Coker United Methodist Church, and on Monday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 6, we will sort and pack. Volunteers are needed for all of these dates. This is a great “family” activity. Please consider helping. It is a very rewarding experience!

For questions, please contact Julabeth Carden, kittylady46@yahoo.com or 210-365-6377.

Haiti Trip

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Praise God’s blessings! The Lord has provided new opportunities for our Haitian partnership this past spring. Next month, Keith Earle and two representatives from Texas Water Mission will be heading to St. Benoit with Fr. Goursse to asses the current water situation on the campus at St. Benoit. In partnership with Texas Water Mission, we hope to come up with a quality and useful water solution for our partners. Please pray for God’s vision and discernment on this trip as the team works together during this time.  The team is set to head out on July 10 and we look forward to continuing to build the bonds of friendship as well as work on this solution with our partners. If you desire to contribute towards the work of this trip, you may do so by praying for us and offering your voice to God in support. If you wish to support further with your own gifts, you may donate by check, cash or electronically byclicking here. Please designate “Haiti Outreach” in the memo or locate the giving category electronically. If you have any questions, please contact Keith Earle for more details. Thank you for your prayers during this time.

Parent and Child Serving Together

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Submitted by Jessica Miller

I joined the pastoral care ministry when I was just a child. I would go with my mom when she would take flowers, a meal, or communion to someone. She taught me that being in God’s flock didn’t always happen in the church.After becoming part of the St. George Home Eucharistic Ministers, I realized what an important role my mom and I had. Now that I am a mother, I take my six-year-old daughter Brinkley with me to visit and take communion to Ms. R.

My daughter enjoys going over to her house, especially to see all the cats and dogs. The joy this little girl brings is all over everyone’s faces when we walk through the door. Ms. R. loves seeing my daughter. She takes such delight in watching Brinkley grow, talking with her, and seeing the beautiful works of art she brings her.

Since doing this, my daughter asks to pray for Ms. R. at bedtime, so we do. It’s always the same prayer, “to help Ms. R. feel happy.” So whenever we go for a visit, I know it helps Ms. R. feel happy, but it also helps us feel happy, too.

 

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

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 the San Antonio Food Bank and for Christian Assistance Ministries.  Food collected for CAM will be boxed along with donated turkeys to create full Thanksgiving dinners for the clients at CAM. Donations can be dropped off at the collection table in the Narthex by Sunday, November 19th. Contact Marti Nodine for more information: martisatx@aol.com.

 

 

Food Items Needed:

-nine bean soup mix or pinto beans

-cornbread dressing mix

chicken broth or bullion 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