Family Ministry Letter – Oct. 2017

Happy autumn St. George’s families,

Hopefully things are settling into a routine with school, after school activities, work and family time. I hope that Messy Church and/or Church are part of that routine. We have been blessed with a glorious fall with great weather for hiking and biking.

This month Messy Church is October 11 and the theme is “The Labourers in the Vineyard”

Things are back to their regular routine at St. George’s with the three services (8:00, 9:30 and 11:15), Church School and nursery at the 11:15 service and all the various activities that make St. George’s such a robust community. Messy Church resumed last month with a smaller than usual group, but that is not unusual for September. This month Messy Church is October 11 and the theme is “The Labourers in the Vineyard”. As usual there is a reflection piece. The doors open at 5:00 and we are on our way home by 7:00. The supper will be chicken fingers, fries and veggies with homemade apple crisp for dessert.

There is a property clean up day on October 21 from 9am to noon. You just need to show up with your work gloves and a rake and join with others getting the property ready for winter by raking the leaves, picking up the fallen sticks, cleaning up the gardens and picking up any litter. You do not have to stay for the whole time, but any time that you have would be great. Many hands make light work.

IMG_6954The other big project that is happening at St. George’s is the parking lot resurfacing. If you have driven into the parking lot and wondered if you were going to get out with your muffler still intact, you will know why this has become a priority. At present, the people of St. George’s have voted to go ahead with this and it now has approval at the Diocesan level. We are currently fundraising for the remainder of the money needed to complete this project. The cost was substantially less then we had anticipated and there is approximately $32,000.00 to be raised for the work to be done. If you would like to contribute to this project, please put your donation into an envelope marked with your name, address and labeled “parking lot” and it will be added to your yearly tax receipt. Our hope is to have this completed before winter.

Just a heads up about our annual St. George’s Bazaar which is November 4. If you have any extra jars of homemade jams or jellies that you could donate, this is always a popular item. The homemade baked goods and cookie trays are always popular and if you are able to provide a homemade goodie for that table it would be greatly appreciated. If you have gently used items or books that you no longer want the white elephant table and book table will gladly accept them. These can be brought to the Church on the Friday before the Bazaar. Please mark the date on your calendar and come out to the ‘best Bazaar in town’.

I hope you are taking advantage of this wonderful weather and I look forward to seeing you soon.