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St Margaret's Christmas Tea & Bake Sale

St. Margaret's Anglican church hall,

St. Margaret's Cres., Tantallon (Peggys Cove Road)

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11 am - 2 pm

Luncheon: chicken & potato salad, sweets and beverage

Adults $12, Child (5-12) $6, pre-school free

sale of baked goods and miscellaneous items

                                                 All Welcome



Our 7th Annual (yes, really, it’s our seventh!) Trivia Quiz-Nite will be on Saturday November 17th, 7 p.m. 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.


The Bay Grandmothers invite you to an African Luncheon and Sale on Saturday, November 17th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 18 Scholars Rd, Upper Tantallon. Proceeds will flow through the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support grassroots projects for African grandmothers and those in their care. Valerie Hearder will be our special guest who will speak to us on the South African Experience. The Sale will feature Beaded Ornaments from Africa, Handmade Crafts, Baking and Preserves, Vintage Jewellery and Scarves and Grannie’s Attic items. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the Luncheon will be served at 12 noon. Those wishing to purchase luncheon tickets should contact Joyce at (902) 488-4775. Tickets are also available at Delish in Upper Tantallon and cost $20.


Gender Based Violence Outdoor Vigil

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

Please join us! – give voice to those who are suffering in silence, bring hope to ending all forms of violence particularly against women and girls.

DATE: Friday November 30 (Storm date: Fri. Dec 7)TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 pmPLACE: Redmond’s Plaza, 5209 St Margaret’sBay Road, Upper TantallonCONTACT:



All are welcome to this time of learning and meditation on Sunday, November 18 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:00 p.m. at Christ Church, 61 Dundas St. Dartmouth. To nurture our spirits and root ourselves in our local watershed as we continue on a path towards reconciliation.
11: 30 a.m. Optional Meditation & Movement
12: 30 p.m. Lunch provided
1:30 p.m. Main Session
A Partnership of the Environment Network of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI, KAIROS Canada and Christ Church


Fall Book Study -

Fueled by the success of our summer book study, we are pleased to announce that starting September 12 we will begin discussing 'The Case for Christ' by Lee Strobel.  In this book Strobel, former legal editor for the Chicago Tribune, retraces his own spiritual journey form atheism to faith. Strobel cross examines numerous experts and challenges them with questions such as:"How reliable is the New Testament? Is there reason to believe that the resurrection was an actual event?"

This book is available for purchase online. Please contact Rev. Brieanna if you need assistance in ordering a copy.

Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at St. Margaret's for lively discussion and thought-provoking quetions.                                                   


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.



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

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:; Donna:

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 or 902-826-2251.

Anyone wishing to be a reader and/or greeter is asked to contact Janet at 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.