The St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Guest Lecture Series is being offered to the public on Mondays, mid-month in Quantico.
All offerings are free and begin at 1 p.m., rain or shine in the Parish Hall. All materials are provided. Registration is required (reply to 410-742-1837 or email@example.com).
All events will run approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Coffee and tea will be provided.
- June 12: Professor Phillip G. LeBel will present visuals and give travel tips with a special focus on Cuba. LeBel speaks nine languages and has traveled to more than 50 countries, taught at Salisbury University, Montclair State University, New York Institute of Technology, Queens College and Boston University. He has also worked for the Educational Testing Service, UNESCO, U.S. Dept. of Labor, WHO, the U.S. Peace Corps and more.
- July 10: Decorate a Personal Grocery/Market Bag with Andrea Williams using a variety of options. This will get you ahead of upcoming bans on plastic grocery bags. Help the environment and make recycling beautiful. All materials will be provided.
- Aug. 14: Visit and experience the organization, variety and elegance in the herbal garden of William and Nancy Hall. This will be an off-site visit to experience how herbs can flavor and color a meal. Tasting samples will be provided. Limit 30 people.
- Sept. 11: Jeff Cassels of G.B. Heron & Co. Goldsmiths will talk about how to revive your jewelry box. He will bring examples of how to redesign and repurpose jewelry (whole and part pieces) to customize, to create something entirely new or how to just save a piece of family history.
- Oct. 16: Want to joy write? Retired writing teacher Elaine Wallingford will provide tips, practice and success. You might even decide to create a pen name. Wallingford is an award-winning teacher who has taught Advanced Placement English, Creative Writing and Journalism. She has a bachelor’s from Towson University and a master’s from Hood College. She has served as public relations liaison in the public and private sectors as well as serving on several boards of directors.
- Nov. 13: Try out samples of appetizers and desserts with recipes for any season. These choices will come from ladies of the church. Recipes will be easy to make and definitely be tried and true goodies.
- Dec. 3-5: Live Wreath and Bow Making with Pat Bean is just in time for your holiday door or table. Bean provided this offering last year and it was fully festive fun! Limit of 15 people per day. Bean and her assistants are the floral designers for St. Philip’s.
The purpose of offering the Guest Lecture Series is to invite the public to visit and benefit from St. Philip’s. St. Philip’s was established in 1845 as a chapel of ease (for convenience of parishioners, a type of satellite church, attached to the major church in a parish), razed and rededicated in 1914.The church has many unique features. Features include a 17th century font, more than 35 stained glass windows depicting Biblical scenes and even the bounty of the shore (that includes a large, white chicken). Time-worn, wooden pews, varied activities and a welcoming congregation invite you to this Quantico treasure.