During the month of April, the vestry continued to listen to the body. The topic of the month was stories about St. George’s. It was scheduled to coincide with our Round Up, which will be a story sharing (telling and /or listening) in Market Square on Saturday, May 5th. From 1:00-3:00 we will move from story circle to story circle, as we feel so moved, and listen to stories about the past, the present, and the future. There will be stories for grown-ups and for children and for those of us who move in and out of those categories. Of course all are welcome and all will be listened to and, I feel certain, all will have a great time. And there will be cookies!
The topic “Stories about St. George’s” is harder to capture on 3 x 5 index cards, but you tantalized us with your notes. We want to hear more!
“Me and my friends got attacked by a Frog at shrinemont last year” is one that grabbed my attention! If you know this story, please share it on the 5th.
With the prompt “At St. George’s, I’ve always wondered,” we received lots of queries:
“. . .how the “St. George’s cross” became the St. George’s cross.” Anyone know?
“. . .how did St. George’s address issues of Race, Same Sex Marriage in the past?”
“. . .what the inside of the bell tower looks like.” Anyone got some photos that they could pass around the story circle?
“. . .if it’s true that parishioners burned down the original church building near Culpeper, so they could move the church to Fredericksburg?”
“. . .how much we spend on the tons and tons of food that we distribute through The Table.”
“. . .how we’re going to solve our parking problem.”
One parishioner noted “I’ve been here ever since I was a baby.” I hope she will be at the Round Up, because I bet she’ll have lots of good stories! Another mentioned their first experience of St. George’s and how they were welcomed; and another noted who they first met at St. G’s and how that changed their life. Wonderful, wonderful stories to be told! Great questions to be answered! Precious memories to be carried forward. Join us to hear them and to share them.
. . .and in May, stop by the Vestry Table in Sydnor between services and talk with us.
The Vestry is IN…and would love to hear from YOU!
—Ethel Hellman, Senior Warden