What's Happening at Saint Giles
Christmas Eve Hike
For those who would like to hike before the worship service, we'll meet at Crabtree Shelter #1 at 9am and take an easy hike through the woods. After the hike we can enjoy hot chocolate and coffee before the worship service.
Directions: Enter Umstead Park from Highway 70. Once inside the park, follow Umstead Parkway until it ends. Look for the signs that say “shelters”. Park in the parking lot and walk toward the shelters. You'll see “shelter 2” first (it is the smaller one!). Keep walking and join us at “shelter 1”.
We will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 in the Adult Center. This is before our Circle meeting, so please be on time. Our December selection is We Fed an Island by Jose Andres. This is the story of his efforts to feed the people of Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. We are still looking for a leader for this meeting.
Millbrook Madrigals Benefit Concert
On Sunday, December 8th, the Millbrook Madrigals will be presenting a benefit concert at Saint Giles. We have hosted this group in the past, and our own Eddie Adams is the choral director for this group. Every year, the Millbrook Madrigals put on this benefit to raise funds for students in the program in need of financial assistance. The Madrigals are made up of sophomores through seniors and are an advanced audition-only ensemble. They rehearse for ninety minutes every day. Members of this ensemble are annually accepted into the North Carolina High School Honors Chorus and the East and West Summer NC Governor's School program. The Madrigals were featured in 2012 at the North Carolina Music Educator's Convention in Winston-Salem, NC, and again in 2019 at the NC American Choral Director's Association's Fall conference. They average 25-35 in total membership and participate in 20-30 performances a year. This spring, they have been invited to participate in a national music festival which will be held in Indianapolis. They will perform for, and get to hear, other like programs from Washington State, Florida, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Texas, and more. We are looking forward to learning from some of the finest clinicians in our field as well as from other high school singers from across the country.
The concert will begin at 6pm.
Habitat for Humanity
You can still help build six new homes in Habitat for Humanity's Faith Build!
Saint Giles is helping Habitat for Humanity of Wake County go bigger this year by building a 6-unit townhome. An ambitious project that includes our donation of funds, builders, and food, we will partner with Habitat and other congregations to complete a home for six families in just 16 weeks! We're asked to provide six workers on our building days and to provide lunch for teams of 20
builders on one of those days. Saint Giles is building one last time on 12/14. Please contact Tom
Augspurger (firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-744-8510) to volunteer for building or feeding the builders (or just to learn more) -- you'll be part of an impactful partnership as Habitat Wake built 83 homes and
completed 66 home repair projects last year alone!
Women’s Christmas Celebration Lunch
All Saint Giles ladies are cordially invited to join the Esther Circle in the Fellowship Hall for its annual Christmas celebration and hot potluck lunch on Tuesday, December 10th at 12 Noon. You do not have to be a Circle member to attend! Just bring a healthy appetite and a dish to share (vegetable, salad, dessert--the main dish will be provided)--we would love for you to share in this festive occasion! If you need additional information, please contact Susie Heath at or (919) 427-5829.