Happy 2018 everyone,
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a chance to recharge over the holidays. I hope there were some gifts for you under the tree that were exciting and warmed your heart. I also hope that in watching the joy and excitement of your own children at Christmas allowed you to connect with the wonder and happiness that was yours as a child. I wish for you and your family, all the peace and blessings that are God’s gifts to you.
After the bright lights and colourful decorations of Christmas, January can look pretty bleak. I heard of one town, whose city council asked the residents to keep their outside lights up and on until February in an effort to make January less bleak. One of the ways that you can break up the dreariness of January is to come to Messy Church!
Messy Church is January 10. The theme is John the Baptist. There is a really great adult craft of paper marbling using shaving cream of all things. It is really amazing. Supper will be fish and chips. There will be raindrop sun catchers, colourful doves, edible ‘locusts’ and more. Doors open at 5:00, but come when you can.
Church School happens at the 11:15 service. The kids have their own space at the back of the church and leave for their own liturgy and the chance to play a game or two during the sermon. They return for communion. The kids can stay with Mom of Dad, or work on the crafts and activity pages in their area, or travel back and forth between the two if they want. Come and check out what Church School looks like at St. George’s. If you are in the mood for trying something new, why not consider being a Church School leader once a month. Everything is planned and you need only show up for the fun. Let me know if you are interested.
Again, let me wish you all the best in 2018. Please make St. George’s part of your 2018.
The Rev’d Nancy Rowe