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Celebrating Valentine's with St. Francis House

by anonymous on March 12, 2020
Celebrating Valentine's with St. Francis House
Valentine's Day was full of love this year as we shared dinner with the veterans of St. Francis House. Partnering with the V.A., St. Francis House provides a shelter for veterans who would otherwise be homeless, helping them to get back on their feet. It was once again our privilege to host this community, and we're grateful for all the...
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Our Sophia

Our Sophia

by anonymous on March 12, 2020
One of the very special members of the St. Margaret's community is a leader in her Muslim faith. Sophia Said is the Director of the Interfaith Center - a ministry of the Institute for Theological...
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2020 Vestry Retreat

2020 Vestry Retreat

by Laura McKinney on March 12, 2020
On March 7 and 8, the vestry held its annual retreat. Unlike prior years, which have largely been offsite retreats, this year the vestry opted to make use of our new space, including taking...
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The Enneagram Journey

The Enneagram Journey

by anonymous on January 30, 2020
Nearly 70 people came to St. Margaret's this month to attend "The Enneagram Journey: Discover the Road Back to You." Under the leadership of the Rev. David Fleming, pastor of Grand Avenue United...
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Help Given

Help Given

by anonymous on January 30, 2020
On the first Sunday of every month, churchgoers at St. Margaret's are invited to make an extra gift (beyond their pledge) to the clergy discretionary fund. The purpose of the discretionary fund...
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2020 Annual Parish Meeting

2020 Annual Parish Meeting

by anonymous on January 30, 2020
Our first Annual Meeting in the new Parish Hall took place on Sunday, January 26th. In case you missed it, here are a few highlights: Senior Warden Mark Magie, Secretary John Adams, and Leah...
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Missing Christmas

Missing Christmas

by The Rev. Mary Vano on January 9, 2020
The end of the Christmas season is always bittersweet in my home. On the one hand, it's good to get back to routines, and our bodies appreciate a few more vegetables and a little less cheese. ...
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Evening Prayer, Sunday Beauty

Evening Prayer, Sunday Beauty

by anonymous on January 9, 2020
Since ancient days, Christians - like their Hebrew ancestors before them - have set aside regular times throughout the day for prayer. We can see this in the habits of Jesus, who regularly...
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Celebrating RibFest 2019

Celebrating RibFest 2019

by anonymous on October 3, 2019
RibFest 2019 was all that we hoped it would be, and more! In case you missed it, the idea for RibFest came from Richie Marsh and Stephen Vano, who hoped to create a fun time for the community...
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Way of Love Rally Day

Way of Love Rally Day

by anonymous on October 3, 2019
The program year at St. Margaret's kicks off every year on the Sunday after Labor Day with "Rally Day." It's not exactly a holy day on the church calendar, but it certainly is a holy time in...
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Love Thy Neighbor: Sound and Spirit

Love Thy Neighbor: Sound and Spirit

by anonymous on October 3, 2019
Now in its ninth year, "Love Thy Neighbor" had its biggest crowd yet for an evening of interfaith prayer and celebration of peace. Focusing on "Sound and Spirit," our prayer began with a time to...
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A New Look for Children's Ministry

by anonymous on September 5, 2019
When the church offices relocated to the new Peggy Bosmyer Christian Formation Center, it left the former offices in the original building looking like, well... an abandoned office area! It also...
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Drawn to the Gospel

Drawn to the Gospel

by anonymous on September 5, 2019
During the summer months, we take a more relaxed approach to Sunday school, and this year's summer class was not only peaceful, but also profound. In "Drawn to the Gospel," we simply discussed...
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Way of Love Evangelism

Way of Love Evangelism

by anonymous on September 4, 2019
On August 24th, about 40 people from around the Diocese of Arkansas gathered at St. Margaret's to engage a subject that is a bit uncomfortable for many in the church: Evangelism. Jerusalem Greer,...
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Big Plans for Big Fun

by anonymous on July 31, 2019
Mark your calendars now, because we're making big plans for big fun on September 28th! The event is called RibFest, and you won't want to miss it. Last year, in anticipation of the completion of...
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Celebrating Independence 2019

Celebrating Independence 2019

by anonymous on July 31, 2019
Sheriff Eric Higgins was the guest preacher this year for yet another wonderful community celebration of Independence Day. A deeply faithful man, and an avid supporter of the Exodus program - a...
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Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Present, Embracing Our Future

Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Present, Embracing Our Future

by Time Capsule Committee on July 23, 2019
What do construction hard hats…a knitted preemie hat…and a picture of our Rector wearing a hog hat have in common? * They are sharing a space in time until 2041, and they are also among...
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St. Margaret's Website Gets a New Look

St. Margaret's Website Gets a New Look

by anonymous on July 3, 2019
You may have noticed that the St. Margaret's website has a new look! It has recently been updated with cleaner navigation, new pictures and up-to-date information, along with new technology that...
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Friendship Camp 2019

Friendship Camp 2019

by anonymous on July 3, 2019
The Friendship Camp of Central Arkansas - a program of the Interfaith Center of St. Margaret's - had its best week yet in its fourth year! This year's theme was "Back to the Future," and it was a...
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Six Months of PrimeTimers

Six Months of PrimeTimers

by Suzanne Kirchner & Nancy Daniels on July 3, 2019
PrimeTimers is a new group at St. Margaret's open to any church member over the age of 60 but welcomes anyone to attend any outing or presentation that might be of interest. We feel that this is...
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Solar Savings

by anonymous on May 29, 2019
We love it when the sun shines on west Little Rock! Because, here at St. Margaret's, God's sunshine is turned into clean energy that helps give power to our ministries while reducing the...
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A Changing of the Guard

A Changing of the Guard

by The Rev. Mary Vano on May 29, 2019
For 15 years, Elizabeth Connery has served as the Director of St. Margaret's Parents' Day Out ministry, where she has been known to have the perfect calming touch with babies and parents alike. ...
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A Deacon's Sabbatical

A Deacon's Sabbatical

by anonymous on May 29, 2019
Our deacon, Cindy Fribourgh, is planning a sabbatical July-October during which she will rest, travel, and deepen her spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth. In her travels in the south,...
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A Wing & A Prayer

A Wing & A Prayer

by The Rev. Cindy Fribourgh on May 9, 2019
What do rubber chickens, an elegant handmade African mahogany stool, and Buffalo Wild Wings have in common? A Wing and A Prayer! St. Margaret’s hosted our first annual fundraiser for St....
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Alleluia! Easter 2019

Alleluia! Easter 2019

by anonymous on May 9, 2019
Flowers, bells, Alleluia banners... plus the fresh paint and windows of a newly renovated Sanctuary made for a truly beautiful Easter this year! There are many ways to tell about the Good News of...
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The Second Sunday of Easter: Baptisms, Confirmations, and Dedication

The Second Sunday of Easter: Baptisms, Confirmations, and Dedication

by anonymous on May 9, 2019
For most churches, the Second Sunday of Easter is typically known as "Low Sunday" - but not for St. Margaret's this year! For us, the Second Sunday of Easter was an extension of our celebration...
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Starting Lent with Self-Compassion

Starting Lent with Self-Compassion

by Eve Berry on April 4, 2019
On March 9, 2019, our own Dr. Catherine Crisp, PhD, MSW, conducted a workshop on Mindful Self-Compassion in the new Parish Hall at St. Margaret’s. She graciously donated her time and expertise. ...
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Good Shepherds

Good Shepherds

by anonymous on April 4, 2019
It's not every month that we can say that one member of St. Margaret's saved the life another... but that happened recently! It's a dramatic example, but not an uncommon event - the power of...
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New Recovery Groups

New Recovery Groups

by anonymous on April 4, 2019
The new Peggy Bosmyer Christian Formation Center is now home to three new groups for those seeking recovery related to addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous is offering a Big Book Study group on Tuesday...
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Sharing the Blessings

Sharing the Blessings

by The Rev. Cindy Fribourgh on March 1, 2019
Each winter, we host a dinner in our Welcome Center for St. Francis House – 2019 marked our fifth annual event! About 50 veterans and eight staff members from St. Francis House joined us for an...
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