We are a vibrant, welcoming, community of faith, feeding the hearts, minds, and spirits of all who come. We hope you will join us throughout our site as we host information about the warmth of our parish community. St. Gabe's is our spiritual home and offers a true sense of family to all of our members. While we are reverent in our faith, we are relaxed, comfortable, and spiritually refreshing in our relationships with one another. One of St. Gabriel's greatest blessings is found in its people. We love to eat together, pray together, and serve together both within our parish and within our Outreach Ministries. If you are a first time visitor, be our guest at a service or simply get to know us on our website. If you are already a parishioner, we thank you for being a cherished part of creating what we call "home."
Blessings of the Animals
L-R Father Rich, Mary Beth Kiddie, Daniel Graham and Isabel Ainsworth and our church cat, Gabby (held by Isabel) were all taking in the blessings with our furry and "finned" members of the parish.
Upcoming Church Events and Cultural FIGS:
Our Cultural FIG (Fellowship Interest Group) has some wonderful events planned for this fall and as always, the events at St. Gabe's are not to be missed!
Oakwood Secret Santa Car Show, Saturday, October 10th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, we'll be at the show selling homemade biscuits and coffee to raise money for our Veterans Ministry. Located at the UNG, formerly known as Gainesville College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30503
Information and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMBINED Service, Sunday, October 18th, 9:30 am, we'll be closing our 2016 Stewardship campaign with a group celebration. We love our combined services as it gives the parish a great opportunity to share in worship on Sunday morning!
The 68th Annual Members Exhibition at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. On view through December 5th, we'll attend Tuesday, Oct. 29th at 2:00 pm. Carpool at 1:45pm from St. Gabe's.
This is an annual show where the members of the Quinlan submit their own work for the show. The community of artists and art lovers is large and the Quinlan and it is most folks’ opinion that this is the Quinlan’s best exhibition each year. The judge this year is Director of Art Galleries for the University of North Georgia, Beth Sale. Beth earned a BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ribbons for Best of Show, First, Second, and Third places as well as several Honorable Mentions will be awarded at the opening reception. Call or email Jennifer Pulliam, 678-316-2892, email@example.com If you want to meet and carpool we can meet at the church at 1:45 p.m.
Wine in the Woodlands at the Smithgall Botantical Gardens Thursday October 29th 6-9 pm. Cost: $8.00,
Members Free + Cash Bar
Contact: Jo Tieslau 770-519-1704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Day Luncheon, Wednesday, November 11th, 11:30-1:00pm On Veterans Day we will be thanking and celebrating our Veterans for their sacrifice and service. This is just one part of our Veterans Ministry here at St. Gabe’s. We invite all Veterans to join, our Veteran members, Veteran family members and Veteran friends. Contact Trish Parker at email@example.com, for more details.
This Week's Sermon
Join Us for Sunday Worship
Come and celebrate the Eucharist with us on Sundays. Coffee, refreshments, and fellowship are always shared after each service.
Rite I: 8:00 am
Rite II: 10:30 am
Father Isaias Rodriguez is Visiting St. Gabriel's
Fr. Isaias Rodriguez, from the diocese, will join us at lunch this Wednesday, the 14th to discuss a Hispanic ministry at St. Gabriel's and his work in Gainesville and Oakwood. Bring your questions about this important ministry. If you are not able to make it, please send your questions to Fred Skey, senior warden, or Tricia Parker prior to the 14th.
...our Church cat! Gabby is our unofficial greeter and welcomes all of our visitors. She is often found at most meetings and her favorite spot is on someone's notepad (or bible). She bestows her attention on everyone from the smallest child to our bishop.
Animal Adoption Day! Saturday, November 21st
Event in cooperation with the Hall County Animal Shelter. Details to come!
We celebrate and share the
unconditional love of God.