Rob’s Fall 2011 Letter

To my Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope everyone had a safe summer and that you had the opportunity to enjoy the good weather. These first few weeks of September are a time when I like to update you on some of the happening at St. George’s. In this letter, I will share some of my excitement about what is coming up and I will bring you up to date on some of the other things going on here.

Some of the things we do together take a break over the summer months so I would like to remind you about the return of our Tuesday Bible Studies, the evening and afternoon Stitching Groups on the second and fourth Tuesdays, the Friday morning “Baby Talk” ministry to new mom’s with infants, and our monthly Messy Church (2nd Wednesday), Spirited Study (3rd Wednesday), and the Anglican Men’s Club Dinner (4th Wednesday).

Continuing in September are two ways that we help our community at being healthy. The first is by providing volunteers to prepare and by being a site helping to distribute the Halton Fresh Food Box. This great program helps provide affordable, healthy, and often locally grown fruits and vegetables to the people of the Georgetown area. The second program continuing are the “Keep Fit” Classes. These community classes are excellent low impact workouts that help keep us limber and strong.

We have several fun fundraisers lined up for the coming months.

  • First is the Time & Talent Auction that will be held on Sunday September 25 at 12:30 pm. Lots of folks have signed up to offer things, from a few hours of chauffeuring, or house cleaning, or home computer support, to offering a hand made stained glass panel. Be sure to come and place a bid!
  • On Saturday October 1st at 12:30 pm, St. George’s will be playing host to an “Antique Appraisal Show“. The number of unofficial appraisals is limited, so sign up now, but also plan to come and see if any great treasures are discovered.
  • Of course we are also getting geared up for our annual Christmas Bazaar that will be held on November 2nd. Mark your calendar!
  • And finally, more information will be coming about a possible repeat of last years spectacular Gourmet Dinner.

Things do get a little quieter around here on Sunday’s in the summer and so I look forward to seeing everyone back. We return to three services on Sunday and church school returns to the 11:15 service. As you know it takes a great deal of support from volunteers to help make our worship together both meaningful and spiritually uplifting. I am grateful for everyone’s help. Being part of the worship leadership is a great way to serve God. We are always ready to encourage and provide training for many of the roles, and I would love to encourage you to think about helping as

  • a sidesperson,
  • reader,
  • chalice bearer,
  • 9:30 server,
  • choir member,
  • 11:15 music team member,
  • church school teacher,
  • or coffee hour host.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these volunteer opportunities contact me or Jan Lehman, our new Volunteer Management Coordinator.

It is my goal to help St. George’s, and all its members, to live and to grow in their faith and to each play a part in the good work that God is doing in our community and neighbourhoods, in the name of Jesus the Christ! Thank you for your continued support and prayers, it means a great deal to me and to our ministry together.


The Rev’d Canon Rob Park