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Celebrating Compass Groups

by Missy Tinnermon on May 4, 2022
Celebrating Compass Groups
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 Lenten Compass Groups. The excitement was palpable as I heard people over and over signing up and saying, "do we really get to gather in groups?" And,...
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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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Celebrating Valentine's with St. Francis House

Celebrating Valentine's with St. Francis House

by anonymous on March 12, 2020
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...
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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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