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For Unto You Is Born

by anonymous on January 11, 2018
"Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11 Just as the angels announced it to the shepherds, St. Margaret's was filled with great joy as we shared the good news of Christmas once again. The 4:30...
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Bearing Gifts

Bearing Gifts

by anonymous on January 11, 2018
Joining with the Episcopal Churches in Little Rock, and partnering with St. Francis House, the youth of St. Margaret's gathered before Christmas to deliver food and gifts to people in need in...
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Growth in Youth Ministry

Growth in Youth Ministry

by anonymous on November 1, 2017
New Youth + New Staff + New Volunteers = An abundance of fun in youth ministry!! This has been a great fall for our youth ministry at St. Margaret's. With approximately 25 kids in 6th-12th grade...
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St. Francis Day Blessings

St. Francis Day Blessings

by anonymous on November 1, 2017
Nearly 50 animals received their blessing at the annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Only one dog missed her blessing, having run away just before the service...
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Backpack Offerings

Backpack Offerings

by anonymous on November 1, 2017
The offering basket has been overflowing lately for our Backpack feeding ministry. With your generosity, and a great need in our community, we are now sponsoring 14 students from Robinson...
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Groundbreaking a Day of Celebration

Groundbreaking a Day of Celebration

by anonymous on September 7, 2017
On Sunday, August 13, St. Margaret’s celebrated as the church broke ground on the Peggy Bosmyer Christian Formation Center and welcomed our rector, the Rev. Mary Vano back from her sabbatical. The...
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St. Margaret's Parish Retreat 2017

St. Margaret's Parish Retreat 2017

by Shay Fortune on September 7, 2017
Day by day, Dear Lord, of Thee three things I pray: To see Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly, Day by day. These lyrics, made popular in the Broadway show...
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Holy Family Reflections

Holy Family Reflections

by The Rev. Mary Vano on September 6, 2017
The last day of my sabbatical was a Sunday morning. I gathered my family around our dining room table with half an English muffin and a chalice filled with leftover Merlot. We read the readings...
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A Report from the SUMMA Debate Camp

A Report from the SUMMA Debate Camp

by anonymous on August 19, 2017
St. Margaret’s is no stranger to the SUMMA theological debate camp. One of our founders, the Rev. Dr. Chris Keller created the program and our deacon, Cindy Fribourgh serves as its director. This...
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St. Margaret's Youth Participate in National Episcopal Gathering

St. Margaret's Youth Participate in National Episcopal Gathering

by anonymous on August 19, 2017
Every three years the Episcopal Church gathers youth from around the world so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the...
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Summer Mission Tour

Summer Mission Tour

by anonymous on August 17, 2017
In C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia there is a phrase that returns again and again that signals that hope is alive: "Aslan is on the move." This summer, twelve of our youth along with four adult...
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St. Margaret's Offers More Than Bread and Wine

St. Margaret's Offers More Than Bread and Wine

by anonymous on July 15, 2017
On Sunday Mornings at St. Margaret’s, the bread and wine of communion is joined with another kind of holy food—food for the poor. Jesus told us that he would be present to us through the...
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Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration

by anonymous on July 15, 2017
On Monday, July 3rd, Episcopalians across Central Arkansas gathered at St. Margaret’s to celebrate the feast of Independence Day, a time in which we celebrated our freedom in Christ and our call...
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A Garden for Good Flourishes at St. Margaret's

A Garden for Good Flourishes at St. Margaret's

by anonymous on July 15, 2017
The circle drive on the western side of St. Margaret’s has a new feature. Initiated by the Marsh family, an abundant garden is going from its good soil. Squash, tomatoes, okra and other summer...
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St. Margaret's Story: Susie Cummins

St. Margaret's Story: Susie Cummins

by anonymous on June 17, 2017
When Susie Cummins first came to St. Margaret’s she appreciated the intimate, welcoming community she found there. It was a place where she was able to blend her protestant faith with her newfound...
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Playing Priest

Playing Priest

by anonymous on June 17, 2017
Children play house, run a business from beneath their beds, organize their stuffed animals into a zoo, but many children at St. Margaret's have been playing something else at home: priest. With...
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Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday

by anonymous on June 17, 2017
They call it EYC—Episcopal Youth Community. The name is aspirational at times, a hope for what will be more than a “youth group,” but at St. Margaret’s our youth have made the title true. A...
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Bishop's Annual Visit a Celebration

Bishop's Annual Visit a Celebration

by anonymous on May 12, 2017
Each year, St. Margaret’s is visited by the Bishop of Arkansas. It is a time when St. Margaret’s can recognize its connection to the wider church and show the wider church the wonderful work...
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Vano Family Embark on Sabbatical Journey

Vano Family Embark on Sabbatical Journey

by anonymous on May 12, 2017
The last Sunday of April was a time of celebration and sending off. The Rev. Mary Vano, our rector, and her family said farewell to St. Margaret’s as they began a three month sabbatical. The...
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An Easter Experiment in Worship

An Easter Experiment in Worship

by anonymous on May 12, 2017
The sun set as crickets chirped and birds sang their vesper songs. Inside the circle of St. Margaret’s columbarium, the congregation gathered to watch the flames of the Easter fires kindled. ...
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St. Maggie's Youth Learn

St. Maggie's Youth Learn "Ways to Pray" at Winterstar

by anonymous on April 8, 2017
On the weekend of March 10-12 youth from around the Diocese of Arkansas gathered at Camp Mitchel for Winterstar 2017. Of all the EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) groups represented, St. Margaret's...
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A Mission Trip to Peru

A Mission Trip to Peru

by Charlotte Alexander on April 8, 2017
Hello! As many of y’all know, I was recently very blessed with the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Perú for twelve days. We left on March seventh and returned on the eighteenth of March. To...
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ESL Classes at St. Margaret's

ESL Classes at St. Margaret's

by William "Skip" Cochran on April 8, 2017
St. Margaret's and Literacy Action have had a long history together. For example, Bridget Farris was heavily involved in this wonderful mission during her lifetime. Currently, Mary Waldo and I...
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St. Margaret's Hosts Veterans of St. Francis House

St. Margaret's Hosts Veterans of St. Francis House

by The Rev. Cindy Fribourgh on March 4, 2017
Laughter, warm fellowship, and plenty of good food filled our Welcome Center the evening of Thursday, February 9 when St. Margaret’s hosted approximately 45 veterans and staff from St. Francis...
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10 Questions with Millie Lockwood

10 Questions with Millie Lockwood

by anonymous on March 4, 2017
We are beginning a series of regular interviews with members of our congregation. Taking a cue from Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton we are asking 10 questions that will help us learn...
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Capital Campaign Pledges Celebrated

Capital Campaign Pledges Celebrated

by anonymous on March 4, 2017
On Sunday, February 26th the halls of St. Margaret's were filled with smell of breakfast and a chatter of excitement. This was the official end of the major push of the Capital Campaign and there...
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Report from the Vestry Retreat

Report from the Vestry Retreat

by Mark Magie on February 2, 2017
It is an honor to have been selected to serve on the Vestry for the next three years, especially as someone who is new in St. Margaret’s family. What I learned at this past weekend’s Vestry...
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Capital Campaign Finish Line in Sight

Capital Campaign Finish Line in Sight

by anonymous on February 2, 2017
The Building the Good News Capital Campaign has only a month to go, but already the finish line is in sight. We now have nearly $800,000 in pledges, just shy of our $820,000 primary goal. As the...
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10 Questions with Stephen Vano

10 Questions with Stephen Vano

by anonymous on February 2, 2017
We are beginning a series of regular interviews with members of our congregation. Taking a cue from Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton we are asking 10 questions that will help us learn...
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Building the Good News Kickoff a Success

Building the Good News Kickoff a Success

by anonymous on January 13, 2017
The sanctuary was crowded on Sunday as the members of St. Margaret's listened to Capital Campaign Chair Michael Connery speak passionately about the expansion of our building that will serve the...
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