Parish Fall Newsletter

Newsletter Correction: The Shoreham Village Birthday Party will be on Monday, September 30th.

The next Parish Drink and Think is on this Friday, September 20th at Cavicchi's Meats from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as usual.

On Mondays, beginning September 9th, the Fall Study Group will meet in St. Margaret’s Church Hall at 6:30 p.m. Each week we will look at short articles, as chosen by the group. This will be a great opportunity to learn, and explore our faith, church and religion together. If you are interested in attending please email Rev. Brieanna at to be added to the article distribution list. Attending every week is not a requirement… so come as you are able.


Hurricane Dorian Emergency Response Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas. News footage shows the areas around Freeport to be unrecognizable, completely submerged in water. In response to the immediate and urgent needs on the ground, and Development of the Episcopal Church of the United States. ERD is working through the Anglican Alliance, of which PWRDF is also a member, to support a response as the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos begins to evaluate and assess the needs of local the diocese.

On-line at and choose the box marked Emergency Response
On your cell phone by texting PWRDF to 45678
By Phone
For credit card donations call 416-924-9192 ext. 306; 1-866-308-7973 Please do not send your credit card number by
email or fax.
By Mail
Please make cheques payable to PWRDF and note Emergency Response and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response at, as well as on Facebook @pwrdfcan and Twitter @pwrdf.


Saturday, September 14th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Saint Margaret’s Bay Legion in Seabright

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

Adults $16 / Sunday School Age Children $8 / Children Under 5 FREE. Take-outs and Gluten-free available.
For tickets call:
Donna 902-821-2032, Daisy 902-826-2882,
Margaret 902-826-2497 or Mary 902-826-2847
This is one of our parish’s main annual fundraisers so it’s important that you pass on word to all your family and friends.

A Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, September 21st, beginning with Communion at 8 a.m. at St. George’s Church.

Saint George’s Church is having a cemetery cleanup on Saturday, September 28th, for 9 a.m. until noon.

Thank you to all who participate in the Mothers’ Union on-going toilet tissue campaign. At our next 5th Sunday service (September 29th) we will be collecting non-perishable donations for the St. Margaret’s Bay Food Bank. If you (and maybe ask a neighbour) would like to make a donation to the food bank please bring it to our 10:00 a.m. service at St. Margaret’s Church on September 29th. We are a very blessed community and would like to share with others.


Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons
Four-day workshop in Halifax
September 27-28 & October 18-19
There are a lot of things you can learn from a book or a lecture, but Godly Play is best learned from the inside out. At a Godly Play Core Training participants:
• experience and learn about the different kinds of Godly Play stories;
• tell a story by heart and receive supportive feedback;
• learn the fundamentals of setting up your own Godly Play space and program.
Training is offered by accredited trainers from Godly Play Maritimes and includes three key plenary sessions and stories from each of the Godly Play genres: DATES (4 days in total): Friday, September 27 from 4pm – 9pm AND
Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 – 5:30pm AND
Friday, October 18 from 4pm – 9pm AND

Saturday, October 19 from 8:30 – 5:30pm WHERE: First Baptist, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax, NS. COST: $350 Certificate is awarded upon completion of full training.


St. James ACW will be starting their fall meetings on Monday, September 9th at 1:30 p.m.

A Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, September 21st, beginning with Communion at 8 a.m. at St. George’s Church.

Saint George’s Church is having a cemetery cleanup on Saturday, September 28th, for 9 a.m. until noon.


It's Pie Time Again: St. James will be holding their annual Pie Day on October 19th, 2019. The price per pie is the same as last year, $8.50. Pickup on pie day starting at 9 a.m. and
payment at that time would be awesome. To place your order please contact:
Louise Christie 902-826-2004, 902-225-0832 email:
or Mary Stone call: 902-826-2847 email:
Sincere thanks for your continued support.


Once again we are offering Vesey’s Spring Bulbs Fundraiser program. The Parish earns 50% from every purchase and profits will be used to continue beautifying our four parish cemeteries. This year Veseys have added a number of small gift items to their catalogue.
Deadline for orders is Monday, September 30th.
For more information, or to place an order, please contact:
• Donna 902-821-2032 for St. Paul’s
• Brian 902-826-7159 for St. Margaret’s
• Bob 902-826-7850 for St. George’s and St. James’

This Friday (September 13th) you are invited to join others helping to prepare vegetables for our Roast Beef Dinner. The fun will begin at 9:00 a.m. in St. Georg’s Church Hall. Many hands and the camaraderie will make the work go quickly.

Back by popular demand, Saint George’s Anglican Church Boat Cruise of the Bay on Sunday, September 22nd, 2 - 4 p.m. Departs from Shining Waters Marina, 148 Nautical Way, Tantallon, (Peggy’s Cove Road). $35 per person. Includes refreshments. Courtesy of Four Winds Charters.

To reserve tickets please call Margaret deCarvalho at 902-826-2497.

Anglican Parish of French Village Summer Events

● WOW (Worship on Wednesdays) Back by popular demand

Where: St. Margaret’s Church, Tantallon
Dates: Every Wednesday, July 3rd until August 28th
9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer
9:30 a.m. - Book Club: The Heart of Christianity:
Rediscovering a Life of Faith by Marcus J. Borg
(available on Amazon)
11:15 a.m. - Mid-Day Prayer followed by refreshments
(July 17th and August 21st, we will have
Holy Eucharist at this time)
6:00 p.m. - Evening Prayer
7:00 p.m. – SOMETHING NEW
Community Prayer Walk on Rails to Trails
(meet behind Redmond’s Home Hardware)

● Open Church

 Look for our churches to be open during weekdays for tours and time of quiet prayer. During this time, they will be staffed by a student thanks to a grant from the Federal Government Youth Employment Grants Program

● TBA-Pop up Beach service at Micou’s Island. Time and date will be dependent on tides and will be posted on our Facebook page and our Website
● Walk with Anglicans in the Pride Parade in Halifax on Saturday, July 20th. Meet at the Integrity float at 12:30 p.m.
● General Synod will be live-streamed from Vancouver, July 10th to 16th
● Messy Church Saturday, September 7th, 2019, 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. at St. James’, Boutiliers Point

On Mondays, beginning September 9th, the Fall Study Group will meet in St. Margaret’s Church Hall at 6:30 p.m. Each week we will look at short articles, as chosen by the group. This will be a great opportunity to learn, and explore our faith, church and religion together. If you are interested in attending please email Rev. Brieanna at to be added to the article distribution list. Attending every week is not a requirement…
so come as you are able.

Neighbourhood Soup Servants

A small group of parishioners and friends have been getting together for the last 3 months 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.


Human Trafficking

At the Diocesan Synod the following resolution was passed requesting that parishes and regions work against human trafficking and increase its awareness within their communities. Our parish will be working to uphold this request. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Rev. Brieanna.
During the next few weeks in our bulletins we will be sharing some startling facts and updating you on activities within the parish and ways you can help. This information will also be made available on the parish website and via email and Facebook.
That the Diocese of NS and PEI supports the intent of Anglican Consultative Council resolution 15.10 to work against human trafficking, specifically the Diocese
i) laments and condemns the growing trafficking of boys and girls, men and women, for sexual purposes or exploitative labour in Canada;
ii) welcomes the work being done by the Anglican Church of Canada Working group, facilitated by Dr. Ryan Weston; iii) Commends the use of the resource material of the Anglican Church of Canada by parishes and regions ;
iv) Commends the use of the Canadian Council of Churches resource Sexual Exploitation in Canada: A Leadership and Learning Kit for Churches by parishes and regions.

VITAL CHURCH MARITIMES 2019 CONFERENCE Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 in Truro, NS

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! SIGN UP NOW ... get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT RATES! (for both the conference and the hotel).
Funding support is available! VCM 2019 is an inspiring three-day conference for lay people and clergy. Keynote speaker: The Rev. Canon Dr. Duke Vipperman, from Fergus, Ontario, an Anglican priest, missional coach, pioneer minister and consultant for church turnarounds.

Conference fees include all meals, materials and dynamic break-out session speakers. Check out all the details here: d2-8c0b-45ce-9a16-df90cd167d4e.aspx#.XOQRhlJKjIU


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.




Parishioners will have an opportunity to pose questions for our Rector to answer. A question box will be placed at the back of
the church for the submission of written questions. Each Sunday during Lent, Rev. Brieanna will answer one or two of your




Sleeping Children around the world

as a result of our coin boxes and collections for SCAW we were able to purchase 12 bed kits. Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped to make this campaign such a great success. The change for change is making a difference.




The 2019 Anglican Church calendars are now available. Contact Donzella @ 902-826-2955
or Daisy @ 902-826-2882




Pick some up when you come to church or contact:

White bread $4
White cinnamon/raisin $4.50
60% Whole wheat $4
60% Whole wheat cinnamon/raisin $4.50

                       By purchasing these items, you will be supporting the work of the Mothers’ Union both locally and overseas




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 ___________________________________________________

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.