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 Education  -- Sunday Mornings at 9:30: Programs for all ages!

 

Rector's Bible Study: Sundays at 9:30am in the Parish Hall. Join us for a time of study and discussion.Questions:
  • This spring the Rector's Bible Study will be joining in our Exodus for Everyone program. Exodus for Everyone a parish-wide reading of the Bible, which all are welcome to do either self paced or part of a group. Click here for more details.
  • The Essential Series will be on hold while we engage with Exodus for Everyone, and will resume later in the spring, stay posted for schedule after Easter.
  • What is The Essential Series? It is a journey through the Bible's key passages. Ever want to read your Bible more but are a little intimidated? That's OK, the Bible is both challenging and rewarding, and yes reading and understanding it takes a little work. This series is intended to equip you with all the basics you need to understand the overall story and key concepts of the Bible. Our Youth Ministry is also following this same series in parallel so families who attend will be covering the same material; our hope is that this will aid in families discussing and reading the Bible at home. This series started in January and runs all year. If you miss a Sunday, or want to join and get caught up, just contact the rector to get the information you need.

Lectionary Discussion: every Sunday at 9:30am in the Main Office, join us for a discussion of the Scripture readings for the worship service that day. Click here to access the online Lectionary to find the readings that will be studied.

Children's Music: Sundays at 9:30 in the Sunday School wing on the lower level. Children learn songs, play instruments, and connect faith with music. They sing in church a few times a year. For more information, see Children's Ministry

Youth Bible Study: Sunday mornings at 9:30am - for High School in the Library Conference Room (off the Parish Hall), for Middle School (6th-8th grade) in the Chapel. The High School study is also engaged in the Essentials Series, the Middle School study is looking at the Book of Genesis.

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Weekly Adult Bible Study: Wednesday mornings at 9:30am in the Library Conference Room, led by Becky Clark. Currently studying the letters of St. John.

 

Pastoral Care

 

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Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV's)

LEV's bring Holy Communion to sick and home-bound members of the Parish. These lay volunteers are specially trained and are licensed by the Bishop. To learn more about this ministry contact Ginny,  . To request Communion to be brought to you or a family member please contact the Rector,  

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are dedicated and specially trained lay ministers who offer support and pastoral care for those in a time of personal or family crisis. To request a Stephen Minister contact the Rector,  , and to learn more about Stephen Ministry click here.

Healing Prayer Ministry

Our Prayer Ministers are compassionate and confidential who are trained to pray for you or with you for any situation you may be facing. They are available in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on the first and third Sundays of the month at the 8:00am and 10:30am services.  On the first Sunday of each month at the 5:00pm service we incorporate a healing liturgy with prayers and anointing of oil.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

A faithful group of knitters and crochet-ers hand-make shawls and blankets which are given to those facing physical illness or personal crisis, or given as gifts to those celebrating the birth of a child. These shawls serve as a sign of the faithful prayers of the Parish and are a reminder of the power and presence of God through his Holy Spirit for those who are suffering. Before the shawl is given to someone in need they are blessed during our worship service as a sign of the love and concern of the congregation for those in need of healing and restoration. For more information contact Carol,

 

Outreach

 

Local Community: We have volunteers who serve meals at The Castle (a non-profit organization which meets the needs of adults with mental health issues in the Centerville area) and distribute food and clothing at the Dayton Episcopal Food Pantry (on Salem Ave near downtown). Every Sunday members are welcome to place non-perishable food donations in the red wagons in the Church's narthex (entry hall) which are blessed and sent to the local food pantry.

World: St. George's is an original member of MVERN (Miami Valley Russian Episcopal Network), an organization which supports St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Sablino, Russia. Every year we engage in fund raisers and either send folks to Russia or receive guests from Sablino as an ongoing relationship is nurtured with our brothers and sisters there. We also support a number of ministries in Central America, such as the Sisters of the Precious Blood and St. James in Guatemala City.

Social Issues Commission: Much of our outreach ministry is overseen by the Social Issue Commission, which meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Each year Social Issues leads two key fundraisers, the proceeds of which all go to benefiting our local community through grants to charitable organizations. In the Fall, the first weekend in October, we have the annual Rummage Sale, and in the Winter, the last weekend in January we have the annual Spaghetti Supper, a time of food, fellowship, and fun for the whole family and members of all ages. Please view the Social Issues Commission page to learn more about the commission and the many ministries it supports, or contact John Weiler at