Spiritual Development Committee

Promotes Spiritual development, by furthering the growth and development of the parish by continually exploring the meaningfulness of prayer and worship in the lives of the people by  promoting lay participation in the act of worship, nurturing the spiritual development of people through special services, retreats, quiet periods, missions, ecumenical outreach, prayer and study groups,

We provide leadership, materials and equipment for the church school and Christian education

programs, and promote the development of music in worship.

Contact – Janice Jackson - 902-826-7165

 

 Choir

The Parish is very proud of its choir and music director. New members are always welcome to join, Choir practice is held at St. George's every Thursday at 7:15 p.m., but is reduced to once a month during the summer.

Contact -  Music Director,John Reid-.902-826-7850

 

 Let’s Grow Committee

The focus of the Let’s Grow Committee is to grow and enrich our parish through fellowship and

communication. We provide a conduit of communication within the parish, and to the general public regarding Parish matters by use of our website and other public media. We promote the social environment of parish life to strengthen fellowship and unity among the members of our parish and

present a visible and welcoming presence to the outside community to encourage and attract

new parishioners. We work to foster a more cohesive relationship among our four churches and the varied groups and organizations within the parish.

Contact – Ray Mattholie – 902-821-2032

 

 ACW

St. George's ACW

St. George's Anglican Church, ACW, Head of St. Margaret's Bay.  St. George's ACW purpose is to unite women in fellowship and worship, to help our church, our local community and world-wide communities.  ACW membership consists of 7 active members, meetings are conducted on the first Tuesday of each month from September to June. We open and close  meetings in prayer. We support our church in numerous ways by fundraising  two church suppers during the months of May and November, in addition to  caterings receptions and funerals.   Recenlty we have  provided funds for kitchen/hall electrical upgrades, and  purchase of hall floor coverings,       We support our Sunday School by purchasing supplies including  bibles and  provide  gifts  for  the White Gift Program for the less fortunate children..  Many seniors are remembered throughout the year with visits, soups, flowers, cards and at Christmas time with fruit baskets. Some of our members are active in the Altar Guild responsibible for  the preparation of the Sanctuary and Altar for  Communion  Church Services, weddings, baptisms and funerals and care of the Altar linens  hangings,  and flowers.   We support our community with a number of activities including a  visit to Shoreham Village Retirement  Centre in Chester during the month of September to celebrate senior's birthdays with music, sing song and gift filled bags with useful items. We make donations to the local food bank and other organizations  such as , Bonnie Lee Farms, Blankets for Canada, Street Connections,  and   Christmas boxes to Mission to Seafarers, We remember our Veterans and members of the Armed Forces who have passed on by attending the Cenotaph Service held on Remembrance Day. Worldwide  we make donations  to  organizations such as Feed the Children program in Haiti. Yearly we make a donation to The Primate's World Relief and Developement Fund in addition to  hosting a Soup Sunday chaired and supported by  members from the parish.  Our members  actively participate in World Day of Prayer and support it with a monetary donation

In 2013 preparations are underway for hosting the St. Margaret's/Lunenburg region ACW Annual General Meeting in October in conjunction with St. James Church.

Contact - Donzella B-Allison – 902-826-2955

 

St. James ACW was established in 1927.  At first it was the Women’s Auxiliary later to be changed to the Guild and finally in the 70’s as the ACW which is an acronym for Anglican Church Women. At times throughout history there were as many as 40 plus members, often three generations from one family.  It was common place to arrive at meetings with Mother and Grandmother in tow.  At present there are twelve members.  Seven of those are honorary lifetime members and many have over 50 years of service.  Although times and traditions change, the ACW fellowship and purpose remain very much the same as it has for years.  These ladies are as focused now as they have always been. Their mission of raising and generously contributing over $4,000.00 annually is essential for St. James to meet their fiscal obligations to the diocese, church and outreach projects.  Making preemie burial gowns for the IWK Health Center is a very special project they are involved in. They send gifts to elderly and shut-ins, sponsor a Foster child, donate annually to Bonny-Lea Farm & Children’s Wish Foundation.  A wreath is laid at the Seabright Legion Cenotaph on Remembrance Day on behalf of the ACW.  The ladies also look after the daily operating necessities at the church and have recently purchased a vacuum cleaner and reframed a painting. Through their hard work and dedication, St. James continues to be a pillar of the community of Boutilier’s Pt. Monthly meetings are held from April-June & Sept.-Dec. at the home of Barb McEachern.  The meetings are heartwarming and purpose filled. We love to welcome new members and invite you to step on our “welcome mat”.  Simply call Louise Christie at 902-826-2004 if you would like to join us. Hand in hand with the ACW is St. James Altar Guild.  Often referred to as our “Beautiful Ministry”, the church is made ready for seasons and services at St. James by a dedicated group of individuals.  If you would like to learn, serve and take part please call Janice Jackson at 902-826-7165.  St. Margaret's.- Daisy Dauphinee - 902-826-2882.

 

 Mothers’ Union

 

The Parish of French Village has an active branch of the Mothers’ Union - a part of a worldwide organization with over 4 million members in 83 countries.  The branches in Canada are spread across the country with Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island being particularly active. The Mothers’ Union aims to demonstrate Christian Faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms.  We have taken many tacks to reach this aim, including workshops about domestic violence, supporting clergy families in the North, educational outreach concerning life with disabilities, bible studies, supporting Mothers’ Union work around the world. Two of our current activities involve assisting Reverend Brieanna in the Messy Church initiative and partnering with St Luke’s United Church to provide monthly programs for the women of the Marguerite Center.  New members from all types of families are always welcome.

For more information about Mothers’ Union visit our Canadian website :

HTTP://CANADIANMOTHERSUNION.CA/

 Contact:

 Co-branch leaders: Mary Stone.826-2847...Janice Jackson...902-826-7165

 

 Men’s Group

The Parish's Men's Group is a fast growing fellowship that meets five times a year for Eucharist and breakfast. They also occasionally host guest speakers and have presentations on varied topics.

Contact - John Stone – 902-826-2847