I always think of November as a sad month. The glory of the fall colours is gone and the world looks very grey. The days are so short and darkness seems to surround us. The Church season of Advent, when we prepare for the coming of Christ, the wonderful light of God taking human form and coming into the world, happens during this otherwise dismal time. In our darkness is the bright beacon of this act of God’s overwhelming love for us. The season of Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends Christmas Eve. The first Sunday of Advent is November 27. A wonderful way of brining the true meaning of Christmas into our life as a family is to make use of an Advent wreath during family supper.
At our 11:15am Sunday morning Church School the upcoming topics are:
Spirited Study at the Shepherd’s Crook is November 16 at 8:00. The topic is ‘The Soul: what do you think?’. Come and share your ideas.
The November public school PD day coming up and if you don’t know what to do, St. George’s can help you out. The next PD day Kid’s Camp is November 18 from 9:00 to 3:30. This includes games, crafts, storytelling, science and lunch, all for $15.00. Enrollment is limited, so don’t leave it to the last minute! Registration form is here.
On November 28, we are planning a St. George’s outing to the ‘On the Way to Bethlehem’ held each year in Milton. It is a ‘live’ nativity held outside. You can talk to the Roman soldiers, meet shepherds and come to the stable to see Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Dress warmly! We will meet at St. George’s have supper at a local Church and then on to the live nativity. Tickets are $17.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Contact the office (905-877-8044) for tickets before November 14 (payment is due when you order).
The fabulous Gourmet Dinner is happening again this year on November 26 at 6:30pm. The food is exquisite and there is a jazz pianist to enhance the dining experience. Tickets are $100.00 each (includes a $75.00 tax receipt). Tickets are available from the Church office. The money raised supports St. George’s ministry.
The Rev’d Nancy Rowe