St. George’s Salt and Bread Service Team is a compassionate group of people who are
inspired to reach out to the poor and needy in our community and in the larger world.
There are special events and ongoing activities as well. On a weekly basis we collect
food for several food banks and clothes, linens, cleaning supplies, toiletries and
so forth for the local shelter called “Love a Child”. Last year we had a call for
medicines and supplies for a doctor going to Haiti and the response was overwhelming
both in goods and donations. In the Fall we had a “Labyrinth Walk for Hunger” coinciding
with World Hunger Day. Our labyrinth was lined with non-perishable food and the labyrinth
walkers prayed for all the hungry of the world as they made their way through the
labyrinth of food. Each December we are the “ Pie Church ” for a local organization
called “Street Outreach”, providing more than 120 pies for their Christmas Party
at the Antioch Fairgrounds. The whole church gets involved with the pie donation!
Everyone is welcome to join our Team of loving and caring individuals. Please contact
Deacon Mary Norquist Hinse for more information at 925-451-5950.
The Labyrinth Guild Labyrinths have been in use since 1998 at St. George’s. The care and over site of the outdoor and traveling canvas labyrinths is done by The Labyrinth Guild. They also plan and facilitate events. The Guild was founded by two Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitators from our congregation and docents that they trained. The goal of the Guild is to offer education and opportunities for individuals and groups to learn to use this ancient and powerful tool.
If you would like more information call the church office (925.432.1453) and leave us a message, and we’ll call you back. On-line you can find excellent information at The Labyrinth Society. They even have a virtual labyrinth you can use on your computer, a labyrinth locator so you can find other labyrinths to visit, and a store with many beautiful items
Lay members of our Congregation who take Communion to the shut in and homebound.
Green Corner - Ecological Justice Team
The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned about reconciling our relationship with
the natural world in which we live. At St. George’s we seek to educate our community
about caring for the earth through recycling and responsible and simplistic living.
We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for
the richness of mountains, plains, rivers and lakes; for the song of birds and the
loveliness of lowers. We thank you also for all the marvelous creatures you have
created to share this world with us. We praise you for these good gifts, and pray
that we may safeguard them for our posterity.
Grant that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation,
to the honor and glory of your Name, now and forever.