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Friends of All Faiths

by The Rev. Mary Vano on August 10, 2022
Friends of All Faiths
In 2015, the Interfaith Center of St. Margaret's started working on an innovative idea: a week long day camp to bring kids of different faith traditions together, giving children an opportunity to learn about their own faith tradition and each other's, and building friendship and love among them. The first camp was hosted at St. Margaret's in...
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Kris Alexander to lead Early Childhood Center

Kris Alexander to lead Early Childhood Center

by The Rev. Mary Vano on August 10, 2022
We are delighted to announce that Ms. Kris Alexander has accepted our call to be the Director of the St. Margaret's Early Childhood Center. Kris has been a member of St. Margaret's for 22 years,...
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Lama Tenzin Visits St. Margaret's

Lama Tenzin Visits St. Margaret's

by The Rev. Mary Vano on July 20, 2022
On July 6, Buddhist monk and founder of the Children's Education and Development (CED) orphanage Lama Tenzin visited St. Margaret's. Hosted by the Interfaith Center, Lama Tenzin was here to share...
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Pentecost Picnic

Pentecost Picnic

by Elizabeth Fortune on June 29, 2022
The Holy Spirit was certainly among us during our Pentecost picnic this year! Church members gathered around the Good News Garden and in tents around the lower parking lot for the...
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Bird-Friendly Church

Bird-Friendly Church

by Bev Eckert on June 29, 2022
St. Margaret’s to be recognized as a bird-friendly church by the Arkansas Audubon Society At each Sunday worship service during the Prayers of the People we offer an intercession that...
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Women2Women

Women2Women

by Nancy Bullard on June 29, 2022
Shortly after announcing the return of our Women2Women outreach, we received two large donations of sanitary products. Our friends at Harmony Health Clinic were thrilled to receive the products....
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World Labyrinth Day Workshop

World Labyrinth Day Workshop

by The Rev. Cindy Fribourgh on June 1, 2022
Dr. Patty Kohler and the Rev. Cindy Fribourgh lead a labyrinth workshop on World Labyrinth Day, Saturday, May 7 at St. Margaret’s. Twelve persons, including eight from St. Margaret’s, enjoyed an...
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"What if?" Youth Ministry

by The Rev. Mary Vano on June 1, 2022
In the middle of 2021, just as we were all wondering how to emerge from the pandemic, a new idea about youth ministry began to circulate: what if the Episcopal churches in Little Rock could...
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We're Back!

We're Back!

by Suzanne Kirchner on June 1, 2022
We're back! PrimeTimers is finally ready to ramp up our get togethers after a two-year hiatus. Originally, we planned to visit BoBrook Farms, River Bottom Winery in Roland, in May 2020. Well,...
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Celebrating Compass Groups

Celebrating Compass Groups

by Missy Tinnermon on May 4, 2022
As our church started to come out of its "Covid-coma" we found ways to cautiously test the waters and gather again. The first activity that seemed to be the most normal to me was our return to...
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Easter Resurrection

Easter Resurrection

by The Rev. Mary Vano on May 4, 2022
St. Margaret's is a community of Resurrection. We exist because of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ nearly two thousand years ago, and we continue to thrive because Christ continues to...
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Return to Fox Ridge

Return to Fox Ridge

by The Rev. Mary Vano on May 4, 2022
Just across the street from St. Margaret's sits Fox Ridge - a residential community for seniors, including assisted living and memory care. In 2015, St. Margaret's began an outreach to Fox Ridge,...
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Hope is Alive Here! Afghan Placement and Assistance Ministry

Hope is Alive Here! Afghan Placement and Assistance Ministry

by Jan Thames on April 6, 2022
St. Margaret’s Afghan Placement and Assistance Ministry Hope is alive here! “I dream that my son will grow up to be a good person, a free person…I dream that flowers will bloom in the streets...
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Good News in the Garden

Good News in the Garden

by anonymous on April 6, 2022
There is Good News in the Garden... last week a group of several St. Margaret's families met to prepare the Good News Garden for its second season. The Good News Garden is a community garden,...
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Youth Return to Camp Mitchell

Youth Return to Camp Mitchell

by anonymous on April 5, 2022
Fifty-nine youth (including 4 from St. Margaret's) plus ten adults re-opened Camp Mitchell last weekend for the first retreat weekend in over two years! This was a weekend for playing games,...
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Vestry Sets Goals for 2022

Vestry Sets Goals for 2022

by The Rev. Mary Vano on March 2, 2022
Our new vestry met on February 12th and 13th to welcome and give orientation to new members, to elect officers for this year, and to set new goals for 2022. John Adams has been appointed by the...
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Welcoming New Daughters of the King

Welcoming New Daughters of the King

by Debby Walter and Suzanne Kirchner on March 2, 2022
On Sunday, February 13, St. Virginia Chapter of The Order of the Daughters of the King® held an admission service for Missy Tinnermon and Eve Berry and welcomed them as the newest Daughters in our...
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The House of Prayer Receives National Attention

The House of Prayer Receives National Attention

by The Rev. Mary Vano on March 2, 2022
The House of Prayer received national attention lately with the headline, "How an Arkansas priest wound up planning an interfaith prayer house in Mongolia with a Tibetan oracle." The article was...
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Partnering with the Clean Eatery

Partnering with the Clean Eatery

by The Rev. Mary Vano on February 2, 2022
In December, St. Margaret's was glad to begin a new partnership with The Clean Eatery. They were in need of a kitchen, and we were glad to rent them space, and support their local business!The...
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A Bold New Sign

A Bold New Sign

by anonymous on February 2, 2022
When the St. Margaret's Vestry decided to address the absence of a church sign at the corner of Chenal Parkway and Chenal Valley Drive, it was clear that we would also need to improve the sign at...
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Asking for the Light

Asking for the Light

by Isabella Porter Nguyen on February 1, 2022
This lovely reflection on silence came to us unbidden from a student at Mount Saint Mary’s. It was originally published in Seeking Silence, the newsletter for the Arkansas House of Prayer, and is...
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A New Epiphany Tradition

A New Epiphany Tradition

by The Rev. Mary Vano on January 12, 2022
The Feast of the Epiphany is the celebration of the revelation of Christ to the world, represented by the magi who followed a star from the east to meet the Christ child. It is celebrated on...
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Smiles Across the Miles

Smiles Across the Miles

by Jan Thames on January 12, 2022
A Message from the family of Afghan refugees sponsored by St. Margaret's and St Michael's:
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Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

by anonymous on January 12, 2022
Having been unable to gather in-person in December of 2020, we met the Christmas 2021 season with deep gratitude for our community. Our gatherings may have been a bit dampened by the emergence...
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Compline Under the Stars

Compline Under the Stars

by The Rev. Mary Vano on November 30, 2021
St. Margaret's held its first worship service on All Saints' Sunday, 1991 at the Market Street Bargain Cinema. It's hard to say exactly what the founders might have imagined the church would be...
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St. Margaret's Afghan Placement and Assistance Ministry

St. Margaret's Afghan Placement and Assistance Ministry

by Jan Thames on November 30, 2021
Hospitality and Hospitalitea Our God, you have given us in your Word the stories of persons who needed to leave their homelands—Abraham, Sarah, Ruth, Moses. Help us to remember that when we...
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The Cross on the Hill

The Cross on the Hill

by Anna Morshedi on November 30, 2021
The St. Margaret's Property Team began 2021 with a goal to update our outdoor signage. After many twist and turns, God led us to a solution that both increases our visibility in the community, AND...
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Singing a New Song for St. Margaret

Singing a New Song for St. Margaret

by anonymous on November 3, 2021
The Delta variant dampened our hopes for a full return in September, but it couldn't stop us from rallying around our community of St. Margaret's and our mission to Bring the Good News of...
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RibFest

RibFest

by anonymous on November 2, 2021
September 25th turned out to be a beautiful day for RibFest 2021. The ribs were delicious, the band was great, and a great crowd of people gathered to enjoy the day. It was a close competition...
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New Leadership for a New Season

New Leadership for a New Season

by The Rev. Mary Vano on November 2, 2021
Having served as a rector for more than ten years now, I know this much to be true: with a faithful vision for thriving ministry, we always have more need for staff than we can afford. This...
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