St. Gregory's is an integral part of Woodstock and our surrounding communities as well as the world-wide Anglican Communion. We are a member of the Woodstock Interfaith Council and enjoy participating in annual interfaith Thanksgiving and Earth Day services, as well as other ecumenical and interfaith events. St. Gregory's is a member of the Ulster Inter-Parish Council, the Mid-Hudson Region of Churches, and the Episcopal Diocese of New York. We participate in several ministries that reach out into the community and across the globe through the donation of the time, talent, and treasure of our members.
Change For Change
Change for Change began as a Lenten request, asking the congregation to collect their loose change during Lent in order to offer Family Inn, a homeless shelter for families with children, a cash gift to put toward security deposits on new homes. This security deposit is often an insurmountable obstacle to a homeless family hoping to leave the shelter by renting a home of their own. A small financial donation can make a big difference.
With this in mind, St. Gregory’s decided to continue the collection, rotating the recipients every other month. There is no shortage of small, grass-root charities, usually but not exclusively local, who can put a small amount of money to good and immediate use. And so we continue to collect, always looking for a way to use our Change for Change.
Young Artists Concerts
Horticultural Therapy Garden
The Horticultural Therapy Garden at St. Gregory’s was designed for those with special needs--physical, social, or emotional. Here, visitors of all ages and abilities can experience the restorative effects of nature. The Garden features wide, level, stone paths that allow wheel chairs to navigate freely; raised planting beds afford a hands-on connection to those with diminished mobility; vibrant colors, pungent scentsand unusual textures enhance the experience for people with limited senses.
The MOSAICS Project
Initiated in 2013, the HTG's MOSAIC PROJECT is a large scale multi-year community endeavor. Under the art direction of local mosaic artist Kurt Boll and designed by painter Julia Russell, the four massive piers of the newly constructed Educational Pavilion will be covered by tens of thousands of glittering mosaic tiles depicting the natural history of the Catskills through the seasons.
Both young people and adults take part inthe project. Mosaics workshops, open to the entire community, are held twice each week. Volunteers are always welcome, and no previous experience in mosaics is required.
Ulster Immigration Defense Network
MINISTRY TEAMS 2018
BUILDING & GROUNDS Stuart Auchincloss, Barbara Hass, Keith Werwa
FINANCE Harry Kirn, Donna Price, Elizabeth Barlow, Sue Bard, Dana Patton
GARDENS Elizabeth Barlow, Marie Duane, Karuna Foudriat
MEDIA Harry Kirn, Alan Yount, Scott Widmeyer
OUTREACH Tress Palmer, Lynn Riley, Barbara Glick