St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Christ's Beacon for all seeking God. 

St. Aidan's is an open and inclusive member of The Episcopal Church. We welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are celebrating 50 years of service to God's people in the heart of the King's Grant area of Virginia Beach on Edinburgh Drive between N. Lynnhaven and King's Grant Road.

3201 Edinburgh Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-340-6459

SUNDAY

8:15 Holy Eucharist

9:30 Christian Formation

10:30 Holy Eucharist.

Thursday

11:30 Holy Eucharist in the Chapel (brown bag lunch and bible study follow in the Hospitality Room)

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

The Rev. Dana Vanvliet-Pullin, Deacon

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 OUTREACH


 

OUTREACH
One recent recipient of St. Aidan's outreach efforts called our church the little church with a big heart. At the end of each service, we are reminded that our service is just beginning. Our parishioners serve in many ways. Here are some of the ministries active at St. Aidan's:

Our outreach ministries are under the direction of our deacon the Rev. Dana VanVliet-Pullin. Deacon Dana joined us at St. Aidan's in the Spring of 2013 and is working with the vestry on a comprehensive review of our many Outreach ministries. We are always ont he lookout for a need to fill.

One recent recipient of St. Aidan's outreach efforts called our church the little church with a big heart. At the end of each service, we are reminded that our service is just beginning. Our parishioners serve in many ways.

Here are some of the ministries active at St. Aidan's: Packages for Soldiers, Lunch Buddies at Lynnhaven Elementary, Food Pantry, Holiday Ministries at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Meals on Wheels, Mission of the Holy Spirit (the dioceses’ mission in Norfolk), Red Cross Blood Drives, Relay for Life, Seton Youth Shelters (located adjacent to the church), Shawl Ministry, Stop Hunger Now, Youth Mission Trips, Old Dominion University Canterbury Center.

HURRICAN MATTHEW RELIEF HERE AND ABROAD

Several people have asked why the Episcopal Church isn't doing anything in Haiti. Well we are and ERD (Episcopal Relief and Development) has been there from the start.

What you also may not know is the ERD is right here in Virginia Beach working through our diocesan disaster relief coordinator and the rectors at St. Francis and Holy Apostles to aid the folks in the Windsor Woods area and other parts of the city who have suffered great loss.

Serveral ways to help

What can you do? The Rev. Connor Alexandar at St. Francis says the needs are for things like gift cards to Lowes or Home Depot in a variety of denominations. They can be dropped off here and I will take them to Connor. Donations can be made to St. Aidan's marked hurricane relief and I can get that money to St. Francis. 

To help with all the efforts of ERD You can make a donation to ERD online and select Hurricane relief. That money will go both to the US and overseas. 

Stay tuned for more information. The diocese is working with both parishes. There may be the opportunity to provide food for a community dinner at either St Francis or Holy Apostles until people get their kitchens repaired. 

This has also impacted our Head Start kids. Attendance is down because several families do not have any transportation to get the kids to school. I'm talking with Mary Mason to see if there are families in the Head Start program that may need our help.

Operation Blessing is running work teams Monday through Saturday. I'm working on getting more information but I'm told there is a place to gather here in Virginia Beach at 8:30 each morning.



SETON YOUTH SHELTERS
Among out many outreach projects is the Seton Youth Shelters. The girls shelter is on St. Aidan's property and our rector is on the Board of Directors. Seton offers shelter for youth who need a safe place to stay. Some are homeless, runaways or for some reason cannot live at home. Seton successfully reunites over 90% of the youth who come through their door. St. Aidan's is dedicated helping their many programs including the shelter, street outreach van, counseling programs and the mentoring program for children of prisoners.
 
Monthly Paper Goods Collection.
Every month we collect paper good for Seton Youth Shelters. Donations are taken over the first Sunday of each month. The shelters are both running almost at capacity and they go through a lot of paper towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins and copy paper each month. Please help us keep them supplied.
 
Changing Lives, Building Futures
The Seton House Van Outreach Program travels the city bringing drinks, snacks, toiletries and a dose of caring to teenagers who are choosing life on the street over a dysfunctional situation at home. We can help. While out shopping, please consider throwing one of these items in your cart.

SETON YOUTH SHELTERS

Among out many outreach projects is the Seton Youth Shelters. The girls shelter is on St. Aidan's property and our rector is on the Board of Directors. Seton offers shelter for youth who need a safe place to stay. Some are homeless, runaways or for some reason cannot live at home. Seton successfully reunites over 90% of the youth who come through their door. St. Aidan's is dedicated helping their many programs including the shelter, street outreach van, counseling programs and the mentoring program for children of prisoners.

 

Monthly Paper Goods Collection.

Every month we collect paper good for Seton Youth Shelters. Donations are taken over the first Sunday of each month. The shelters are both running almost at capacity and they go through a lot of paper towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins and copy paper each month. Please help us keep them supplied.

 

OTHER ITEMS ON THEIR WISH LIST

Click here for a list of other items that the shelters and outreach vans need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Changing Lives, Building Futures

The Seton House Van Outreach Program travels the city bringing drinks, snacks, toiletries and a dose of caring to teenagers who are choosing life on the street over a dysfunctional situation at home. We can help. While out shopping, please consider throwing one of these items in your cart.

Travel size you name it: soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, lip balm and sun tan lotion; package of 8oz cups (no larger); large container of flavorade; bag of sugar for Flavorade preparation; gift card ($5.00) to fast food restaurants; small container mosquito spray; packages of individual wrapped hand wipes; white athletic socks (crew, ankle or “no show” variety); reams of paper (white, pastel blue, pink, yellow, green and lavender), Citgo Gas Gift Cards to help with fuel expense for the street outreach vans.

BJ or Sam’s Club size pack of identical snacks (Odd as it may sound, because of competition amongst the kids (we don’t want to play favorites etc) we need snacks of a certain size and quantity like pre-packaged cookies, crackers, and Halloween size candies).
Please drop fast food gift cards in the offering plate or leave in the office. Leave other items in narthex.
“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.” (Matthew 25:40)
Click here to go to Seton's website.

 

Travel size you name it: soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, lip balm and sun tan lotion; package of 8oz cups (no larger); large container of flavorade; bag of sugar for Flavorade preparation; gift card ($5.00) to fast food restaurants; small container mosquito spray; packages of individual wrapped hand wipes; white athletic socks (crew, ankle or “no show” variety); reams of paper (white, pastel blue, pink, yellow, green and lavender), Citgo Gas Gift Cards to help with fuel expense for the street outreach vans.

BJ or Sam’s Club size pack of identical snacks (Odd as it may sound, because of competition amongst the kids (we don’t want to play favorites etc) we need snacks of a certain size and quantity like pre-packaged cookies, crackers, and Halloween size candies).

Please drop fast food gift cards in the offering plate or leave in the office. Leave other items in narthex.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE SETON YOUTH SHELTERS

 

Both the boys and the girls shelters at Seton are running at or near capacity. This means we need additional staffing, but that comes at a significant cost. You can help by making a donation to Seton or you can also help by vounteering your time. Everything from people to staff the shelters in the evening, to helping with meal preparation on the weekends, to mentors for the mentoring program.

“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Click here to go to Seton's website.

To make a donation to Seton click here.

 



Manna Bags
Manna bags are ziplock bags packed with water, crackers, beef jerky and wet napkin to wash and some other small items. The idea is to carry these in your car and have them available when someone is asking for money on the street corner. These are packed by our Youth Group and made available for the congregation.
Beach Bags

Manna Bags

Manna bags are ziplock bags packed with water, crackers, beef jerky and wet napkin to wash and some other small items. The idea is to carry these in your car and have them available when someone is asking for money on the street corner. These are packed by our Youth Group and made available for the congregation.

 


Mission of the Holy Spirit

We provide an early dinner for about 30 children on the second Sunday of every month for the MOHS. The MOHS is located in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church which is just off the exit for the Norfolk Airport. Joe and Mary Lou Miller have coordinated this meal for years. We are looking for others to help with the coordinating, cooking and serving. Typically, three to five people help with the cooking and serving. In the coming months, we hope to have our youth learn some basic cooking skills by putting together the meal here at St. Aidan's which will then be served at the MOHS by volunteers over 18 years old. For more information, contact the Millers at 963-2180.

Food Pantry

St. Aidan's is on call from 12-1 p.m. three days during the 4th week of the month to provide a week's worth of groceries to needy persons referread by the Virginia Beach Human Services. People are given a "shopping list" on which they circle items they want. Our volunteers bag up the food and help them get it to their car. Donations of time, cash and food are appreciated.

Holiday Ministry

Under the direction of MaryAnne Russell. St. Aidan’s provides Christmas meals and gifts for families and institutionalized adults. Through sign-up boards, all parishioners can participate in giving to those in need during Advent and Christmas. Click here to email MaryAnne Russell

 

 


 

Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that delivers food and other life-saving aid around the world. Its mission is to provide food to the world's most destitute and hungry in the most sustainable, efficient and effective manner.

Stop Hunger Now

Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that delivers food and other life-saving aid around the world. Its mission is to provide food to the world's most destitute and hungry in the most sustainable, efficient and effective manner.

At these events we put together ready to cook packets with rice, soy protein, vitamin packet, and dehydrated vegetables. Each bag needs to be cooked in boiling water and feeds 6 people. These are then vacuum sealed and boxed up to be shipped anywhere in the world where they are needed. We have packed food for earthquake relief in Haiti and to go to schools in Africa. Recently they air dropped pallets of food into villages in Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Shawl Ministry
The Shawl Ministry is done by the Needle Nuts Craft Group which meets on Mondays around 9:00 a.m. at the church. The group knits and gives away 20-30 shawls for cancer patients and others in need to provide warmth and comfort whether for happy or sad times. In the past year they also raised money and donated a vacuum cleaner to the girl's shelter of Seton Youth Shelters.

Shawl Ministry

The Shawl Ministry is done by the Needle Nuts Craft Group which meets on Mondays around 9:00 a.m. at the church. The group knits and gives away 20-30 shawls for cancer patients and others in need to provide warmth and comfort whether for happy or sad times. In the past year they also raised money and donated a vacuum cleaner to the girl's shelter of Seton Youth Shelters.

 


 

Reach Youth Mission Trip
Our first annual mission trip involved 14 teenagers and three adults who spent a week on a Reach Youth Mission Trip in Appalachia repairing many homes and touching countless lives. This year, 15 kids will experience God again in the mountains of West Virginia. For details click here to go to our youth ministry page.

Reach Youth Mission Trip

Our first annual mission trip involved 14 teenagers and three adults who spent a week on a Reach Youth Mission Trip in Appalachia repairing many homes and touching countless lives. This past year, a group of our youth headed up to Pennsylvania for a week of service. For details click here to go to our youth ministry page.