Family Ministry – October 2015

fallleavesGreetings St. George’s Families,

I trust that life has settled back into the routine of school, daycare and work. Summer is a happy memory and the pleasant days and cool nights of fall are with us. Fall brings it’s own delights and I hope that you have the opportunity to participate in the fall fairs and events that are part of this time of the year.

I would like to tell you the happy news that we have raised the $120,000.00 to for the heating system replacement. The new system has been installed and the final kinks are being addressed, just in time for the cooler weather. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen. A special thanks to Dan Gartenburg, part of our First Steps family who was instrumental in seeing this project to its completion.

St. George’s Bazaar is November 7 and we are told that it is the best bazaar in town. There are Christmas crafts, hand made knitting, jams and preserves, baking, books, treasures galore, a tea room and a draw. If you have anything to donate (gently used items/baking/preserves) please contact the church office.

Messy Church this month is October 14 and the theme is Noah. The doors open at 5:00 but come when you can. We will be having fish and chips this month and cupcakes for dessert. As usual there will be a reflection on this month’s theme on the website here a few days before we meet. We will be making our own Noah’s ark with different animals and rain sticks. If you have friends that might be interested in a fun evening with the kids and supper prepared please invite them to come. I am adding something new this month, a take home page.

Our Thanksgiving services are at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 on October 11. If you would like to make a contribution to the Georgetown Bread Basket, there is a box for collections in the foyer at St. George’s. St. George’s is traditionally very generous in contributing.

October 11 is also the day we say farewell to Ron Greidanus, our organist. Sadly Ron is leaving us to take up a position as organist at Christ Church in Brampton. He will be missed and we wish him well in this new undertaking.

Enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest and the beauty of the riot of colour as the leaves change. It is a wonderful time of the year, reminding us of the goodness and glory of God.

Happy Thanksgiving and God’s blessings on you and your family,


The Rev’d Nancy Rowe