ST. GEORGE’S CHRISTMAS CARDS NOW AVAILABLE!

2023 is the hundredth anniversary of St. George’s Church and we are kicking off our celebrations early!
Featuring a photograph donated to the church by the late Peter Gregson, we are offering Christmas cards for sale (5 for $10).
You can pick yours up after Sunday services, at some local stores, or by contacting Janet 902-826-2251 - External link opens in new tab or windowtowerns@eastlink.ca or John 902-826-7850 - External link opens in new tab or windownovagraphics@ns.sympatico.ca


 



 

MOTHERS ’UNION ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

This popular and colourful blend of healthy ingredients, along with an easy to follow recipe, makes this hearty and delicious meal a family favourite. We are offering soup mix in both large & small sizes: large bag $8, serves 6-8, small bag $5, serves 3-4

Pre-order your soup mix from October 2nd-19th in church or by contacting:
St. Margaret’s - Linda Hills 902-826-2546
St. James - Barb Cossar 902-857-1340, jagbac@eastlink.ca
St. Paul’s - Debbie Boutilier 902-826-7747, debbieboutilier@eastlink.ca
St. George’s - Janet Champniss, towerns@eastlink.ca
Margaret Decarvalho, 902-826-2497
Christmas is just around the corner; this soup mix will make a thoughtful and appreciated gift.
By purchasing this product, you will be supporting the continued work of the Mothers ’Union. Thank you!

 



 

MISSION to SEAFARERS’ SHOEBOXES
Fill a shoebox with a mixture of gifts (see list in box). Boxes are given to sailors spending Christmas in the port of Halifax. The Mission asks that you include wrapping paper (and a bow, if you’d like), but to leave the box open so it can be inspected by customs.
If you are unable to fill a box, how about donating some items and/or cash and we will make up the box for you. Empty boxes containing a list of required items will be at the back of each church and can be returned there for pick up.
For more information contact Janet Champniss at 902 826-2251 or towerns@eastlink.ca

 



THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS IS LOOKING FOR WINTER CLOTHING in small and medium sizes as well as men’s T-shirts. If you can assist, please contact Margaret deCarvalho at 902-826-2497.



 Please mark the following date in your calendar for upcoming Messy Church gathering
November 26th


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.


 


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.