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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Area Girl Scouts and their families are invited to join Jamestown Girl Scout Troop 20029 on Sunday, March 11 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown as they celebrate Girl Scout Sunday at the regular 10am service.
Girl Scout Sunday is the official start of Girl Scout Week, an annual celebration held by troops and districts around the US to commemorate the organizations 100+ year history of community service, citizenship, and commitment to improving the world we live in.
Jamestown’s Troop 20029 is comprised of 21 girls from 1st to 7th grade and is led by Kim Scott and Nicole Miller. The group is very active in the community, having participated in local events such as the Jamestown Parks and Recreations annual Easter Egg Hunt.
“St. Luke’s offers our girls a safe place to meet and store our equipment and has a great location for events like pancake breakfasts and pancake dinners.” says Mrs. Scott. “We appreciate the support and encouragement we get from the people there. Their hospitality has been wonderful, and we love holding our meetings in the newly refurbished space. We are lucky to have found such a welcoming community to belong to, and we are very pleased that they have chosen to honor us on our special day.”
The Rev. Luke Fodor, Rector of St. Luke’s, is pleased to have an opportunity to recognize the troop, which has been meeting at the church for the past five years.
“We really consider them part of our church family.” Fodor says. “Having the girls meet here regularly and feel at home at St. Luke’s is part of our objective to build connections throughout the community. We take great pride in the groups that call St. Luke’s home. Girl Scouts Sunday is just one way for us to recognize these girls and their leaders for their work and dedication to support the Girl Scout’s mission to ‘build girls courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.’ We are happy to play a part in that development.”
Jamestown Girl Scout Troop 20029 is a member of the Girl Scout Council of Western New York. GSWNY serves nine counties and over 15,000 girls and 7,000 adults in the region. For more information call 1-888-837-6410.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 410 North Main Street, Corner of 4th and Main, Jamestown, NY 14701. The church welcomes community groups to use their space for meetings and events. For more information about programs offered at St. Luke’s, or about building usage, call the church office at 716-483-6405.