On Sunday mornings our  church bells  will once again ring out at 9:45am to remind our communities that we are still present and praying.   


UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Tentative)
February 9: Parish Annual General Meeting (Zoom @ 7 p.m.)
February 14: Communion Service, St. George’s (Zoom 10 a.m.)
(Last Sunday after the Epiphany/Transfiguration)
February 16: Shrove Tuesday (Zoom @ 6 p.m.)
February 17: Ash Wednesday @ St. Margaret’s
(11 a.m. & 7 p.m., In person services only)
March 14: Communion Service, St. James’ (Zoom 10 a.m.)
(Mothering Sunday)
March 28: Palm Sunday, St. James’ (Zoom 10 a.m.)
April 4: Easter

 



Lent & Easter Newsletter
   click link below to view

newsletter.pdf

How are you enjoying your winter?


Take pictures of your winter activities to share on our website.

Email them to peter.wilson@ns.sympatico.ca


Click here to view our 'Winter Activities' photo pages

 

 

While COVID-19 may prevent us from gathering for our traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, we’re being creative and going online to celebrate Mardi Gras via Zoom!

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:00 p.m. sign on with everyone else and enjoy your own homemade pancakes from the safety of home, plus some special activities that Rev. Brieanna is planning.

If you don’t have a favourite pancake recipe of your own, we will have bags of homemade dry pancake mix available for pick up on Thursday, Feb. 11 at St. Margaret’s and St. George’s 2-3 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. This is the same homemade recipe that we use every year—you’ll just need to add milk, an egg, a little veg. oil and vanilla.
If you’d like a bag please give Margaret a call at 902-826-2497 before noon on February 10.

QUIZ NITE- ‘With Integrity’

Your Let’s Grow Team is pleased to announce our first ever Trivia Night by Zoom, on Friday February 19th, at 7 pm.
This will follow the pattern of the very popular ‘Pub Quizzes’ we have held for the past nine (yes nine!) years, but with a few changes:
• Teams will be four or less. You can make up your own team, or just turn up and we will make up teams.
• After hearing the questions, you will be moved into a zoom ‘breakout room’ with your team to deliberate.
• This is a Quiz with integrity, as you will be trusted not to cheat (Google or otherwise), and to mark your own score. So it will be Virtual and Virtuous!
• You will have to provide your own booze and snacks!
Questions will be something for everyone, trivia and some puzzles. Feel free to stack your team with bright kids or grandkids.
More details coming soon, but if you have any questions contact Ray- 902 821 2032, raymattholie@gmail.com.

PARISH DRINK AND THINK

Our next Parish Drink and Think will be held on Friday,
March 5th beginning at 6 p.m.
This meeting will be held on Zoom.


Lenten Book study: This year we have opted for a daily reflection type of devotional/study.  The book selected is Lent and Easter Wisdom From G. K. Chesterton and I have included the Amazon link below.  This book is currently out of stock but I am hopeful that the stock will be replenished in time that we will receive them in time for Lent.  Should this title remain unavailable, there are several other authors in the Lent and Easter Wisdom series that are worthy of study.  Feel free to choose your favorite and join us for weekly gatherings as we pray and study our way through Lent.

 

Mark your calendars for our Parish Annual meeting.

This meeting will take place on Tuesday February 9th at 7pm on Zoom.  This meeting is open to all parishioners.  The business meeting will be followed by a town hall type discussion should you have any questions or ideas that you would like to bring forward.



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.