Welcome!

Pet Blessing
Blessing of Pets, 2014

In coming to St. George’s I found a faithful, loving community of folks who wanted to hear the Gospel – The Good News – of Jesus proclaimed, and who cared about being a Christian Community active in the neighborhood of downtown Belleville.

The faith community of St. George’s is committed to staying in downtown Belleville, sharing the worship and office space with St. Mark ELCA Lutherans, continuing Outreach efforts, and being centered on Christ providing a welcome to everyone seeking a church home.

We are deeply concerned about those who wear our country’s military uniform and their families. We have very active Sunday School, adult spiritual and education programs, and one of the finest music programs found anywhere! Many of the youngsters and oldsters are active in a variety of healing and renewal ministries. We believe your mind and conscience matter, and we won’t yell at you from the pulpit!

We are both Catholic and Protestant, Evangelical, Apostolic and Reformed, where the whole Bible is read, where all the Sacraments are administered, and where there is political and intellectual liberty, where the worship is dignified and beautiful in accordance with that treasury of public praise and liturgy known as the Book of Common Prayer.

Come and join us at worship on Sundays at 8:00 am (said service), or 10:30 am (choral service). Everyone is welcome!

Fr. Dale Coleman, Rector

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Sunday School Classes for all ages:

Children and Youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am before moving to their classrooms – Godly Play classes for children age 3 – 5th grade and Living the Good News for teens.

The Rector’s Forum meets in the Parish Hall at 9:10. We are studying the Christian faith and life from an Anglican and Episcopalian point of view. This week we are looking at the 4 essentials of a Christian Church: the Bible, the Dominical Sacraments, Bishops, and the Creeds. Everyone is welcome to join us – bring your Bibles!

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Our 2015 Stewardship Program is in full swing. The Vestry urges you to prayerfully consider how you can support the work of our Lord Jesus Christ through the mission and ministry of this vibrant parish in 2015; a parish where we offer beautiful worship and music to the glory of Almighty God; where our children and youth, adult education and prayer are priorities; and where we show Christ’s love to those in our community in so many ways.  If you have not received a 2015 Stewardship Letter and Pledge Card and would like one, please contact the parish office at 233-6320.

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Can we keep our Food Pantry Open? We have three issues that need resolving: we need a volunteer (or 2) to do the shopping and keep records when George Evans “retires” at the end of the year; we need a volunteer who will take the County’s newly required food handling class and train the rest of our volunteers; and we need participation from parishioners in stocking our pantry by bringing donations of food and/or funds (we spend almost $20,000 a year buying food). We will have a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall to discuss these issues and help the Vestry discern whether we need to close our Food Pantry or can keep it open. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Thanksgiving Service – St. George’s will have a celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Thanksgiving Day, at 9:00 am in the Chapel. This will be a simple service with hymns to give thanks to God “for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them.”