For Fall 2021, we can’t wait to celebrate all the ways that God is good. Over the past year, we’ve learned new ways to connect with one another. And now is the perfect time to reach out and connect with one of our many fellowship groups!
We hope you are as excited as we are to celebrate the Love of God together!
We offer formation for all ages at St. George’s! This Fall we are monitoring COVID-19 infection rates and have adjusted our programming to ensure we are gathering safely.
Here’s what’s currently planned – Sundays at 10 am for Adults
- September 19: Coffee Hour in Market Square
- September 26: Parish Update in the Nave. Also offered via Zoom (Meeting ID: 824 7175 7491; Passcode: 568753; Dial-in: 301.715.8592)
- October 3: Visit from Bishop Porter and discussion in the Nave
Our Episco 101 classes will begin October 17 at 10 am in Faulkner Hall. Led by Rev. Bob Miller, these courses are a great way to learn more about the Episcopal Church, traditions, and more.
We will offer monthly outdoor formation at 10 am in Market Square on: September 19, October 17, November 7, and December 5. Coffee Hour will also be available for everyone else in Market Square as well.
Youth are invited to serve as helpers for the monthly children’s formation. Youth Group will meet on select Sundays at 5 pm. Contact Rev. Areeta for more information.
Book Groups and Study
Our Reconciliation Book Groups are based on the understanding that reconciliation can only happen with shared truths. Shared truths stimulate a sense of justice in relationships, neighborhood, community, church, workplace, country, and world.
RBG1: Meets 3rd Tuesday of the Month, via Zoom from 7 – 8 pm. Contact Marcia Russell and Anne Beals if you have questions or wish to join this group.
Here are the books and films for discussion for the Program Year:
- October 19: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- November 16: Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing,Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah
- December 21: Film: And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the Aides Epidemic directed by Roger Spottiswoode
- January 18: Robert E Lee and Me: A Southerners Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule; facilitation
- February 15: Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
- March 15: How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice by Jemar Tisby
- April 19: Film: Exterminate the Brutes, directed by Raoul Peck
- May 17: Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): The Cutting Edge edited by Jean Stefancic and Richard Delgado
RBG2: Meets 3rd Tuesday of the Month, via Zoom from 2 – 3 pm. For information about upcoming books and discussions, please contact Pam Jewett Bullock and Anne Beals.
Book Group: Meets Tuesdays at 7:15 pm via Zoom. Beginning September 7, the group is reading: Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren Winner. Contact Norah Hooper and Nanette Lofaro for more information.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The Episcopal Church Women or ECW is an organization of all the women of the Episcopal Church. All ladies of St. George’s Church are considered members. We have two chapters at St. George’s–one meets in the morning and the other meets in the evenings.
- Mary Faulkner Chapter meets the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am September through May. Contact the Mary Faulkner Chapter here.
- Avis Harris Chapter meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, also from September through May. Contact the Avis Harris Chapter here.
Prayer Group: This small, ecumenical, congenial group is open to all. Gathering for 90 minutes at 10 am on the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays of every month. For more information, contact Debbie Simpson.
Prayers and Squares: We welcome new members to our prayer quilt group. Sewing skills are helpful but not required. Anyone interested in praying for those in need, as well as those who like to sew and/or quilt, should check out our group. Basic sewing skills are nice but not required to participate in this group. If you want to learn to quilt, you can! We’re willing to teach basic quilting skills to teens and above. Contact Bryn Roth for more information.
The musicians of St. George’s are committed to helping the people of God find their spiritual voice through vibrant music in worship. There are a number of ways you can get involved. Contact our Director of Music Ministries, John Vreeland for more information.
- Handbell Choir: Practices Tuesdays at 7 pm. Contact Lisa Bogardus for more information.
- Jazz Choir: Practices Wednesdays at 8 pm and sings at the Sunday 9 am service. Contact John Vreeland for more information.
- Jazz Ensemble: Practices Saturdays at 9 am and plays at the Sunday 9 am service. Contact John Vreeland for more information.
- Choir of St. George’s: Practices Thursdays at 7 pm and sings at the Sunday 11:15 am service. Contact John Vreeland for more information.
- ChamberEnsemble: Practices Saturdays at 12:30 pm and plays at the Sunday 11:15 am service. Contact Lisa Bogardus for more information.
- Celtic Ensemble: Practices Sundays at 4:15 pm and plays at the Sunday 5:30 pm Celtic Evensong. Contact John Vreeland for more information.
The House is the hub for young Episcopal / Lutheran young adult ministry at Fredericksburg. Fellowship, prayer, Bible Study, social activities and more are part of this vibrant ministry for those 18 – 45 years old. Contact Rev. Ethan Lowery for more information.