ST. MARGARET’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA AND SALE,

Saturday, November 16th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Chicken & Potato Salad Luncheon, Bake Table and assorted items.

Adults $12, Children 5-12 $6, Preschoolers Free.

For more information contact Daisy Dauphinee at 902-826-2882

 

 

 

Mission to Seafarers' Shoeboxes


Fill a shoebox with a mix of mitts, socks, pen/paper, soap, toothbrush/paste, hard candy, etc., a Reader’s Digest or puzzle book and a Christmas card. Boxes are given to sailors spending Christmas in the port of Halifax. The Mission asks that you include wrapping paper (and a bow, if you’d like), but to leave the box open so it can be inspected. Call 902-826-2251 for information.

  If you are unable to fill a box, how about donating some of the above items and/or cash and we will make up the box for you.
 Boxes are available at the back of each church and can be returned there for pick up. If you can provide your own box that would be much appreciated. For more information contact:

Janet Champniss 902 826-2251 or
Baleigh McWade 902 478-3506





 

Parish Pub Quiz Nite 2019

It will soon be time again to exercise those ‘little grey cells.
Yes, our EIGHTH Annual Trivia Quiz-Nite is just a month away - Saturday November 16th, 7 pm at the Seabright Legion.
This is strictly a FUN event. It’s free, and we even provide snacks! We don’t provide drinks, but you can support the Legion’s cash bar to make this a true Pub Quiz style event.
Our regulars will need no encouragement to return for this great evening.
If you haven’t been before, please think about giving it a try this year. This is not a high-pressure IQ or knowledge test. You play in teams (so can always blame the others for the result!) The Trivia questions cover a wide range of topics, so something for all.
You can either form a team of six or come along and we will make up teams. The evening is suitable for all from teenagers and up.
Any questions, please ask Ray Mattholie or other Let’s Grow Team members.

Gender based violence is not limited to physical abuse but includes words, actions, or attempts to:

degrade, control, humiliate, intimidate, coerce, deprive, threaten or harm another person.

Approximately every 6 days a woman in Canada is killed by her spouse or intimate partner.

Please join us for a gender based violence outdoor vigil Friday November 29th, 2-4 p.m. at Redmond's Plaza, 5209 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Upper Tantallon.  Help us give a voice to the voiceless. Contact stonejohnandmary@gmail.com

 



 

 

Our planet is in peril because of climate change.

The Anglican Foundation of Canada challenges your parish to respond by upholding our Baptismal Covenant: “to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the earth.” 20 grants of up to $2,500 each will be awarded to parishes or dioceses for projects that foster sustainability, reduce the carbon footprint, and plant the seeds for change for a greener Canada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                click here for more information

 




On Mondays, beginning September 9th, the Fall Study Group will meet in St. Margaret’s Church Hall at 6:30 p.m. Each week we will look at short articles, as chosen by the group. This will be a great opportunity to learn, and explore our faith, church and religion together. If you are interested in attending please email Rev. Brieanna at revbrie@gmail.com to be added to the article distribution list. Attending every week is not a requirement… so come as you are able.

 

The Parish of French Village soup mix

The Parish of French Village Mothers’ Union is selling nutritious, delicious and easy to make soup mix.

This popular and colourful blend of healthy ingredients, along with an effortless recipe, makes this hearty meal a family favourite.

Christmas is just around the corner. This soup mix will make a thoughtful and appreciated gift. We are offering soup mix in both large and small sizes: large at $6.00 serves 6-8, small at $3.00 serves 3-4

 Contact us to place your order: Debbie Boutilier       902-826-7747

Mary Stone    902-826-2847 Genny Kresic    gennykresic@gmail.com


You may also purchase your soup mix at: St. Margaret’s Christmas Tea and Sale, November 16th 2019

36 St. Margaret’s Crescent, Tantallon AND St. Luke’s United Church Christmas Craft Fair, November 23rd 2019, 5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Upper Tantallon

By purchasing this produce you will be supporting the important work of the Mothers' Union.   Thank you!

 



 

Hurricane Dorian Emergency Response Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas. News footage shows the areas around Freeport to be unrecognizable, completely submerged in water. In response to the immediate and urgent needs on the ground, and Development of the Episcopal Church of the United States. ERD is working through the Anglican Alliance, of which PWRDF is also a member, to support a response as the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos begins to evaluate and assess the needs of local the diocese.

Ways:
On-line at pwrdf.org/give-today and choose the box marked Emergency Response
On your cell phone by texting PWRDF to 45678
By Phone
For credit card donations call 416-924-9192 ext. 306; 1-866-308-7973 Please do not send your credit card number by
email or fax.
By Mail
Please make cheques payable to PWRDF and note Emergency Response and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response at www.pwrdf.org, as well as on Facebook @pwrdfcan and Twitter @pwrdf.

 

 



Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons
Four-day workshop in Halifax Oct. 18-19 & Nov. 22& 23

Training is offered by accredited trainers from Godly Play Maritimes and includes three key plenary sessions and stories from each of the Godly Play genres:

REVISED DATES (4 days in total, note changes): Fri., Oct.18 from 4–9 p.m. & Sat., Oct.19 from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov.22 from 4–9 p.m.& Sat., Nov.23 from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. WHERE: First Baptist, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax, NS. COST: $350 Certificate is awarded upon completion of full training.


 

 



Neighbourhood Soup Servants

A small group of parishioners and friends have been getting together for the last 3 months to make soup and build a fellowship.
The soup is then delivered to neighbours who may be lonely, sick or experiencing other issues or just a welcome to newcomers. It is also a chance for a short visit or just a brief chat at the door.
We would now like to invite others who would like to be involved to join us, remembering that if there is somebody that you would like to help, there also needs to be someone to make the delivery and/or assist in the preparation which takes place on a Friday morning. This is a neighbourhood activity not restricted to parishioners.
Please contact Janet Champniss at 826-2251 or Mary Stone at 826-2847 to find out more.
Neighbourhood Soup Servants. The NSS project is being very well received and we continue to build our list of recipients. Thank you to all those who have given us support in one way or another. If you would like to help out but do not wish to participate in the soup making, we would love to have your help in delivering the soup to a recipient or two.
Please contact: Janet 902-826-2251 or Mary 902-826-2847.

 




Human Trafficking

At the Diocesan Synod the following resolution was passed requesting that parishes and regions work against human trafficking and increase its awareness within their communities. Our parish will be working to uphold this request. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Rev. Brieanna.
During the next few weeks in our bulletins we will be sharing some startling facts and updating you on activities within the parish and ways you can help. This information will also be made available on the parish website and via email and Facebook.
Resolution:
That the Diocese of NS and PEI supports the intent of Anglican Consultative Council resolution 15.10 to work against human trafficking, specifically the Diocese
i) laments and condemns the growing trafficking of boys and girls, men and women, for sexual purposes or exploitative labour in Canada;
ii) welcomes the work being done by the Anglican Church of Canada Working group, facilitated by Dr. Ryan Weston; iii) Commends the use of the resource material of the Anglican Church of Canada by parishes and regions https://www.anglican.ca/issues/human-trafficking/ ;
iv) Commends the use of the Canadian Council of Churches resource Sexual Exploitation in Canada: A Leadership and Learning Kit for Churches by parishes and regions.


VITAL CHURCH MARITIMES 2019 CONFERENCE Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 in Truro, NS


REGISTRATION IS OPEN! SIGN UP NOW ... get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT RATES! (for both the conference and the hotel).
Funding support is available! VCM 2019 is an inspiring three-day conference for lay people and clergy. Keynote speaker: The Rev. Canon Dr. Duke Vipperman, from Fergus, Ontario, an Anglican priest, missional coach, pioneer minister and consultant for church turnarounds.

Conference fees include all meals, materials and dynamic break-out session speakers. Check out all the details here:

https://www.nspeidiocese.ca/page/calendar/ezlist_event_c97615 d2-8c0b-45ce-9a16-df90cd167d4e.aspx#.XOQRhlJKjIU


 



What can you do with a Pop Can Tab (or tabs from other containers)? You can help purchase a Wheel Chair for a Veteran by bringing tabs to Saint George’s Church. Please put the tabs in the container Sherry Richardson has placed in the vestibule.

 

 




QUESTIONS and ANSWERS


Parishioners will have an opportunity to pose questions for our Rector to answer. A question box will be placed at the back of
the church for the submission of written questions. Each Sunday during Lent, Rev. Brieanna will answer one or two of your
questions.

 



 



 


Sleeping Children around the world

as a result of our coin boxes and collections for SCAW we were able to purchase 12 bed kits. Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped to make this campaign such a great success. The change for change is making a difference.
 
 

 

 

 


The 2019 Anglican Church calendars are now available. Contact Donzella @ 902-826-2955
or Daisy @ 902-826-2882


 

 

MOTHER’S UNION BREAD MIXES


Pick some up when you come to church or contact:
Mary: 902-826-2847-stone.johnandmary8@gmail.com
Margaret: 902-826-2497-margaretdecarvalho@gmail.com

White bread $4
White cinnamon/raisin $4.50
60% Whole wheat $4
60% Whole wheat cinnamon/raisin $4.50

                       By purchasing these items, you will be supporting the work of the Mothers’ Union both locally and overseas

 

 

 

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:

Name_________________________________________

Birthday_______________________________________

Anniversary and/or other significant dates ___________________________________________________



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.