Parish News & Events.........
The Big Day is June 23rd , so it’s time to start our planning. Once again, we have a great lineup for the bandstand, along with all the other popular activities: lots of games, pony rides, strawberry cream teas, BBQ, books and homemade pantry sales. Last year proved this is truly a rain or shine event, and a joyous celebration of the fellowship of our Parish.
If you volunteered before, you know how much fun this is, and we look forward to welcoming you back. If not, give it a try and become involved this year- even an hour of your time on the day will be a great help. Please also think ahead of anything you may be able to donate, including: Books and CDs- New or used but only if in good condition, and especially novels and children’s books (not teenage books). Baked Goods and Homemade Preserves of all types Bottled goods and other ‘gifts’ for our Tombola :anything new and unopened but not past ‘Best before’, and sorry no alcohol. This could be a great spring cleaning opportunity to ‘re-gift’ those unwanted treasures.
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.
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 email@example.com
Prayer Partner information:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Donna: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-826-2251.
Anyone wishing to be a reader and/or greeter is asked to contact Janet at email@example.com 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.