Hear ye! Hear ye! You are invited to an Indoor Garden Party on June 5th
From 2 – 4 p.m. at the Masonic Hall
To celebrate the Queen ’s Platinum Jubilee

In recognition of the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign take this opportunity to put on your finest, complete with your royal hat and join other members of the community to enjoy conversation, refreshments and music by Gloria Toal and friends . There will also be the opportunity to find some great deals at our Silent Auction, door prizes for those present, contests and more.

Tickets are limited so if you are able to attend, reserve yours now by giving names to Janice Jackson or Debbie Boutilier. There will be a free will offering at the door. Funds raised will be divided between PWRDF in support of Ukraine and four other humanitarian responses, and projects sponsored by the Mothers’ Union.

 


Our next Messy Church is scheduled for Saturday May 28th, 4-6pm at St James.  We are planning to celebrate the upcoming feast of Pentecost and will be asking our Messy Church congregation to craft some colourful decorations for our churches. As always we will finish with a meal so if you are able to RSVP it will help with the planning process.

 

Servers needed

We are looking for people (young and old) who might be interested in taking on the role of Server at our Sunday Services .  This is a special ministry during our services as you assist the Priest and perform special liturgical duties throughout the service.  In particular we are in need of people to serve at the 9am services.  Training will be provided.  If you are interested in learning more about this ministry please contact Rev. Brieanna.


Community Roots Day Camp Mark your calendars and tell your friends, our Diocesan day camp program is coming to our community July 11th - 15th ????????.  Similar to what you might have called Vacation Bible School in the past, this program utilizes community resources to create  faith based programming, inviting young people to explore in active and creative ways.  Registration is now open for both campers and volunteers.  The number of volunteers we will need depends on the number of participants who register.  The links to register follow and there are also files attached if you wish to print them off and fill them out.  Please pass along this notice to families in our area.

French Village Camper registration: External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://forms.office.com/r/JheZ20QST8

A couple of other things about camp.....1) we need at least 2 volunteers who can be on site at all times. It doesn't need to be the same volunteers each day so if we could get more than 2 that would be ideal.  Volunteers will receive additional training through the Community Roots program administration.2) In order to keep costs down we are looking for a billet(s) for the 2 program architects that will be facilitating the program.  Ideally these two people would stay at the same billet house but we could look at two separate places if need be. If you are able to help with either of these needs, please contact Rev. Brieanna for more details.


 


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 into Debbie Boutilier (902-826-7747) or Linda Hills (902-826-2546) or you can email the information to debbieboutilier@eastlink.ca
Prayer Partner information:
Name _____________________________________________
Mailing Address _____________________________________
Birthday ___________________________________________
Anniversary or other significant dates ____________________

 



Neighbourhood Soup Servants

A small group of parishioners and friends have been getting together 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.

 



 



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.

 


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 if you would like to be a part of the team working together for God’s mission. Rev Brieanna: p.frenchvillage@ns.sympatico.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 External link opens in new tab or windowMARCARDE@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.