Click Icon below to read our Fall Newsletter

2018 Fall Letter.pdf

 

Guest speaker open to all,starting at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday.

The next Men’s Group Breakfast will be held at St. George's on Saturday, October 27 beginning with service at 8 a.m. For this session we will have as our guest Steve St. Amant. Retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and now living in Boutiliers Point, Steve devotes a lot of time to identifying remains of those who died at the Battle of The Somme (WWI). All parishioners are welcome to attend this interesting talk.


 

On Saturday November 3, St. George’s ACW hosting a Ham, Bake Bean & Potato Scallop Supper, (Gluten Free Options) delicious Pineapple Up-side Down Cake with Whip Cream Dessert, Pantry Table, adults ; $15.00, Children 12 & under $7.00, Preschoolers Free. Everyone welcome.


ACW members would be greatly appreciative for help on Friday, November 2 (start 9:30 a.m.) in preparation for our Ham & Bake Bean Supper. Always lots to do, peeling vegetables, place settings of tables Friday a.m. or serving on Saturday at our church hall. Bake goods for the Pantry table needed & we are always thankful for any financial donations. Come & join the fun.


 

VITAL CHURCH MARITIMES 2018 Conference

Registration is open for VCM 2018 conference. See www.nspeidiocese.ca for details. (NOTE: Early Bird conference fee and the hotel early booking rates!)
Lay and clergy leaders are invited to this mission-oriented learning opportunity that is set for Nov. 8 to Nov. 10 at the Holiday Inn, Truro, NS.
Guest speaker is the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook from the Episcopal (Anglican) Diocese of Oklahoma.
Conference costs are the same as last year and include all materials and most meals. Special hotel accommodation rates for VCM 2018. There is funding support for lay and clergy available.
This year’s theme is Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Hands. Explore with other like-minded people how to be open and responsive to where God is calling us to love, serve and make disciples.
Workshop details are still being firmed up. Watch for details on the Vital Church Maritimes 2018 Facebook page and our Diocesan website. Questions? Call 902-420-0717 or e-mail lvaughn@nspeidiocese.ca.


 



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.                                                   

 



 

 


OPEN HOUSE

On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., staff of the Synod and Cathedral offices will host an OPEN HOUSE. Come meet the staff and tour the Anglican Diocesan Centre, including the Cathedral Church of All Saints. The afternoon presents a special opportunity to gather to congratulate Peter Flemming on his retirement at the end of this year, and to welcome Mr. Glen Greencorn, who will be our new Controller.
Light refreshments will be provided.



 Click on the icon below to view the St. James' Spring-Summer Newsletter

st james.pdf

Spring-Summer Newsletter

 



 

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 stone.johnandmary8@gmail.com

Prayer Partner information:

Name_________________________________________

Birthday_______________________________________

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: 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.