As we work together to find a new way forward in this time, we will be offering services by video through Facebook live. I invite you to gather within your family or household groups as you are able to pray together. You do not need to be a member of Facebook. Rev. Brieanna encourages you to use the comments section during the live stream to engage with one another.
Log into Facebook
Then, in the left hand column, select “Videos”. All the posted videos will appear in chronological order.
As you scroll down the window, Facebook may ask you to sign in, etc., instead click “Not Now”.
The Live services will begin on Sundays at 10am ADT.
Over the last couple of days members of our parish have been working quickly to identify new ways of gathering with one another. We have experienced good success with a program called Zoom. This program platform allows for both video and audio call in. This means that parishoners who do not have internet access are also able to participate with either the mobile or landline telephone. It also allows for the recording of the meeting so we can then share the meeting.
Rev. Brieanna has just finished setting up a recurring meeting called Morning Prayer to take place every Wednesday at 11am for a 90 minute duration (allowing us time for fellowship if so desired).
The next meeting is February 12th @ 2:30 p.m. at the home of Donzella B-Allison. The ACW will not be meeting in January. New members are always welcome. Contact Donzella @ 902-826-2955 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com; Donna: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 902-826-2251.
Anyone wishing to be a reader and/or greeter is asked to contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.