April Meetings

Monday, April 9 - Spiritual Dev. Meeting 9 a.m. St. M.
                         -  St. J. ACW Meeting 1:30 p.m. Barb’s House
Tuesday, April 10 - Parish Council 7pm. St. George's
Tuesday, April 17 - M. U. Meeting 1:30 p.m. Mary’s House

St. Margaret’s Seafood Chowder or Chili Luncheon

will be held on Saturday, April 21st, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the church hall. Adults: $10.00, Children: 5 & over: $5.00, Preschoolers: free. Everyone welcome!!


Ken Hubbard Memorial Lobster Supper will be held on Saturday, May 5th at the Seabright Legion,

11169 Route 333, (Peggy’s Cove Road, Seabright) from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lobster Dinner $25, Ham Dinner $12,
for children under 5, Hot Dog Meals are free.
Take-outs are available!
Advance ticket purchase required. Contacts are: Donna 902-821-2032, Daisy 902-826-2882, Bob 902-826-7850 or Mary 902-826-2847.
Please encourage family/friends/neighbours to support this fundraiser by attending.


 Click on the icon below to view the St. James' Spring-Summer Newsletter

st james.pdf

Spring-Summer Newsletter


Looking for donations of Fabric and Yarn for a Grandmothers to Grandmothers fundraiser.

For further information or to arrange for pick-up please contact Deb Blackadar at 902-876-2282.

C.L.A.Y. (Canadian Lutheran and Anglican Youth)

 is an incredible leadership, faith centered program for Anglican and Lutheran youth participants. Our Parish of French Village is indeed blessed to have 4 youth and 2 team leads (Jillian Jackson & Rev. Brieanna) preparing for C.L.A.Y.-Thunder Bay, August 15-19, 2018.
We all have an opportunity to support our home team.

Share with neighbours and friends. You support is greatly appreciated. Direct enquiries to: Louise Christie: thechristies@ns.sympatico.ca or
902-826-2004 or 902-225-0832

"C.L.A.Y." flea market fundraiser on April 28th,

from 8:30am until 1pm at the Estabrooks Ctr.
Could you lend a hand with any of the following tasks?
- transporting items from St. James' church to the Estabrooks Ctr. 7-8 am
- setting up tables and items for sale 7-8:30
- working the tables 8:30 onward
- Cleanup 1-2
Please call Louise at 902-826-2004, txt 902-225-0832
or email 902-826-2004.
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Drop-off options for items that you wish to contribute.
St James church, Boutilier's Pt.,  6991 St. Margaret's  Bay Rd :
Saturday April 21st from 10 am-2 pm
Friday April 27th 6-8 pm
Estabrooks Ctr., Hubley, 4408 St. Margaret's Bay Rd.
April 28th (the day of the market) 7-8 am
Please share with neighbors and friends.
You support is greatly appreciated.
Warm Regards and Appreciation to All :
The Parish of French Village C.L.A.Y. Home Team


Other Upcoming Events.......... Mark your calendar!

Sunday, April 29th Parish Service at St. James’ @ 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 26 Honey Baked Chicken Supper, St. George’s Hall
Monday, June 4 Penny Auction, St. James’ Hall 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 10 Sunday School Closing, St. George’s 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 23 Summer Fayre @ St. James’


Toilet Paper Collection

Mothers’ Union exceeded its goal of collecting 1,000 toilet rolls for the food bank with a total of 1,017. Let’s see if we can beat that this year. Toilet rolls can be dropped off at any church. Thank you to all contributors

Bible Study

  Wednesday mornings  9a.m. St. Margaret's Church

 This study focuses on the readings for the upcoming Sunday.


The St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association

installed a memorial bench made byohn Matthews  for Anne Martell. On Saturday,  October 28th near the house at Micou’s  Many people came out to celebrate this occasion. If you were attached to Anne, the memorial bench will give you a perfect spot to rejoice in the memory of her many wonderful contributions.


The Missions to Seafarers is in dire need of warm clothing for seafarers arriving at the Halifax port

with little or no suitable winter wear. Arrangements for dropping off donations can be made by calling Margaret at 902-826-2497or can be dropped off at any of our parish churches. Please pass on this request to family and friends.


Linked Through Prayer You are invited to join the Mothers’ Union members in their Prayer Partner Program. Prayer Partners (PP) will be kept a secret throughout the year and will be revealed on or near Epiphany of the following year. During the year PPs will send each other cards or notes on occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Mothering Sunday etc. – always anonymously. If you are aware of something happening in your PP’s life, you might want to send them a quick note or card. Of course, the most important thing is to keep them in your prayers at all times. We have an Epiphany Party each year when we reveal our PPs to each other. If you would like to participate in this program, please fill in the information below. If you know of someone who would appreciate being included, but may not come to church, please pass a form along to them. Forms may be passed in to Mary Stone (826-2847) or Janice Jackson (826-7165), or you can email the information to stone.johnandmary8@gmail.com

Prayer Partner information:



Anniversary and/or other significant dates ___________________________________________________

You can help purchase a Wheel Chair for a Veteran by putting pop can type tabs in the container Sherry Richardson has placed in the vestibule at Saint George’s Church.

Do you want to make a difference? The work of our Parish Council is important to sustain the ministries of our churches and to meet the day to day commitments. You can take an active role in developing a strategy for our ongoing ministries and future growth.  Please chat/e-mail with Rev Brieanna or Donna Mattholie if you would like to be a part of the team working together for God’s mission. Rev Brieanna: p.frenchvillage@ns.sympatico.ca; Donna: donnamattholie@eastlink.ca

The Lions Club is happy to accept donations of used eye glasses and hearing aids. Please bring them along to church to be collected later, it would be greatly appreciated. SMB Lions Club have the following equipment available for loan, free of charge, to members of the community: Chair Lifts, Wheelchairs, Hospital Beds, Walkers, Crutches, Canes, Bath/Shower chair accessories. Anyone requiring any of this equipment should contact: Lion Leonard Bugbee (902-823-3001) or Lion Brecken Hills (902-826-2546).

Anyone interested in baptism preparation classes is invited to contact Janet at towerns@eastlink.ca or 902-826-2251.

Anyone wishing to be a reader and/or greeter is asked to contact Janet at towerns@eastlink.ca or 902-826-2251

PWRDF is active in 26 countries, with 59 partners drawn from Anglican churches, ecumenical organizations, and community-based groups. PWRDF supports people-centered development that improves the quality of daily life for vulnerable populations, promotes self-reliance, and addresses root causes of poverty and injustice. Their work is bound together in three strategic themes: Weaving a Culture of Peace with Justice, building a Moral Economy and Accompanying Communities in Crisis.

PWRDF support development programs to include:

- support for maternal, newborn and child health in Africa and Canadian Indigenous communities by purchasing medical equipment for health clinics and maternity wards, construct and refurbish health clinics and nurses’ houses;

- provide Canadian Indigenous communities with midwifery services that are culturally relevant and responsive to their needs and suggestions. It will organize community meetings with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and other Indigenous groups in Canada, Mexico and Peru to develop a midwifery curriculum that is sensitive to the needs of Inuit, First Nations and Metis women.

- support Indigenous people by recovering and preserving traditional ways for the next generation; and human rights workers documenting abuses;

- provide a source of potable drinking water to Pikangikum community (Canada) where 90% of homes do not have water or waste-water services. Inadequate and decrepit wooden outhouses are used by most residents. Most of the present homes do not have the space or the structural integrity to support bathroom facilities.

- equipping the homes with a cistern to hold the water and a wastewater holding tank, as well as the necessary fixtures and fittings;

- construct wells to provide clean water to communities affected by water-borne diseases;

- support farmer using traditional and innovative agricultural methods to improve their access to a secure food source;

- help young people by using peer education for HIV/AIDS prevention;


Keep up with the Parish News...Join our parish e-mail group by contacting Margaret deCarvalho at MARCARDE@NS.SYMPATICO.CA or 826-2497 or write your name and email address on one of our pew cards and place it in the offering plate, or leave it with a greeter.