Workshop on Racism Seeing the Face of God in Each Other is a free, two-day diocesan workshop that provides an opportunity for people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds to come together and hear one another’s life experience while learning about the history of institutionalized racism.
When Saint George’s hosted this worthwhile program a couple of weeks ago, some people were unable to attend. Good news! For those who could not manage the Friday-Saturday timing, the workshop will be offered at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring on two consecutive Saturdays – March 14 and 21, from 8:30 to 4:00 each day. To register, go to the edow.org website, click on News & Events, then the Events Calendar for March 14 which will provide further information and a link to the registration site. Questions? Speak with Connie+ or Margaret McHale.
Parish Retreat! Ever wish for a way to disconnect from the busy-ness, take a “time out” and reconnect with what really matters in life? If so, be a part of Saint George’s Parish Retreat at The Claggett Center in Adamstown (Frederick County), Maryland. We’ll begin with dinner on Friday, April 17 and stay until mid-morning on Sunday, April 19. The cost is $258 for a single room and $228 per person ($456 total) for a double room. Scholarship assistance is available, so do not let finances stand in your way. A sign-up sheet is on the church bulletin board. Stay tuned for further information, and check in with Margaret McHale if you have any questions in the meantime. And remember: it’s a Saint George’s event, so you know it will be a good time!
St. Georges Player's Auditions for A Year with Frog and Toad Open Auditions for ages 6 years to adults will be held Thursday, March 5th from 6-9:30 PM and Saturday, March 7th from 1-4PM. Click this link to sign up for auditions. Rehearsals will start in mid-March and show dates are in May, with more details to follow. See flyer for full rehearsal and performance dates and details.
Lenten Outreach It is the tradition of St. George’s, in keeping with the Lenten theme of giving, to make a special offering during the season of Lent. Each person is invited to give fifty cents a day, or $20 over the season of Lent, to an organization that helps those in need, as recommended by St. George’s Outreach and Social Justice committee. This year, we will support World Central Kitchen.
World Central Kitchen is a non-profit, founded by local Chef Jose Andres, that provides meals and help to people in crisis. While best known for their amazing effort feeding people in Puerto Rico after the hurricanes, they operate wherever they see a need. In the past year that included responding to 13 disasters, some natural and some man-made. They served food to children on our southern border, responded to crisis in places like Indonesia and Australia, and are right now on the ground in Japan providing food to quarantined travelers.
The charity also works to rebuild self-sufficiency in food production in areas they serve, including the Plow to Plate program that supports local agriculture recovery. Pick up a special Lenten collection envelope Sunday, if you haven’t already.