Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Saturday, September 15th 4-6 pm Seabright Legion

Come enjoy hot roast beef and gravy with mashed potatoes, vegetables and a roll followed by homemade blueberry dessert!

Adults $16, Children $8, Children under 5 free. Takeouts are available.

for tickets call Daisy 902-826-2882, Donna 902-821-2032, Mary 902-826-2847, Margaret 902-826-2497

This is one of the parish's main annual fundraisers so please pass on word to your family and friends.

 

Parish Spring Bulb Sale

Once again we are offering Veseys Spring Bulb Fundraising program. The parish earns 50% from each purchase and profits will be used to continue beautifying our four parish cemetaries. Deadline for orders is Sunday, September 30.

Please mention this campaign to your family members and friends. If they live locally perhaps they would like to purchase bubs for themselves or, if the live "away", make a donation towards the cemetery beautification in memory of loved ones.

For more information, or to place an order, please contact...

Donna 902-821-2032 (St. Paul's)

Brian 902-826-7159 (St. Margaret's)

Bob 902-826-7850 (St. George's)

Dennis 902-826-7165 (St. James')

Click Icon below to read our Fall Newsletter

2018 Fall Letter.pdf

 

St James' congregation will be having a blue jeans and t-shirt Sunday on September 16th. We will take an hour or so (9:00 to 10:30 a.m.) before our regular 11:00 a.m. service, to "freshen-up" the cemetery headstones. A great way to express our gratitude to those faithfully departed members of St. James who have given us our rich heritage. Supplies will be provided but wear your old clothes. Contact Louise with questions: 902-826-2004..

 

 



 

St. James' Apple Pie Sale, Saturday, October 13

St. James' church will be holding their annual "Apple pie" fundraiser on Saturday October 13, 2018. Pies are $8.50 each and can be picked up between 9 a.m. and noon.

Please pre-order your pies. Place your order beginning September 1, by contacting:

Louise 902-826-2004 - thechristies@ns.sympatico.ca

 or Mary 902-826-2847 - stone.johnandmary@gmail.com.

                                    Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

                                                             

 



 

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.                                                   

 



 



 



St. George's - Bay Boat Cruise

Because of popular demand, another cruise has been arranged with Four Winds Charters to take place on Saturday, October 13 (rain date Sunday, October 14) 2-4 pm. Tickets are $35 each and include great food and refreshments!

 To reserve yours contact Margaret's at 902-826-2497

 

 


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.

 

Toilet Paper Collection

The Saint Margaret's Bay Food Bank has expressed thanks for the continued contributions of toilet paper from our parish. It is a necessary part of life. Please consider regularly donating toilet paper at whatever church you attend. Last year we donated over 1000 rolls. Keep it rolling in.

 

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.