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Deadline for Summer Music Camp
Looking for a fun summer activity for the kids? June 30 is the deadline to register for St. George's annual Summer Choir Camp, August 23-27 at St. George's Church, Maplewood.
Two separate programs are available, both led by accomplished musicians with years of experience in children's music. There is a morning-only program for Grades K-3, and a morning-afternoon program for Grades 4-12.
The week is a lot of fun for the kids, and both programs conclude with a family cookout and talent show on Friday at 6 p.m.
For more information and a registration form, visit the St. George's website at http://www.stgeorges-maplewood.org/choir-camp/
|Where||Saint George's Episcopal Church 550 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040|
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|Who to bring||Kids|
More About Saint George's Episcopal Church
The motto of the church is "Our Parish is over 100 years old. Our thinking is not." You don't have to go very far back for proof. In 1993, Reverend Barry Stopfel, the first openly gay man to be ordained as a deacon by the Episcopal Church, became St. George's Pastor (he left in 1999, following a court case and national media attention).
And while it's not as historically seismic, the church's fundraising methods show the continued interest in innovation. One such innovation is the "Flamingo Flocking" efforts put on by the Dragons youth group. As part of this method, the yards of the church members are filled with pink flamingos, and members have to make charitable donations to remove them.
The same progressive spirit carries over to the church itself. It offers same-sex unions and the LGBTI Fellowship Group Amicus/Amica. Also, pre-service meditation sessions are offered in addition to traditional fare like Bible study groups.
Other events here
- Society of Musical Arts Orchestral Concert Sun, Jun 2, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm