Notices ; Events

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Columbarium – For information on the new columbarium for the Church Cemetery, including purchase prices, click here.

Church has been put on hold for four weeks due to COVID restrictions of the NS Government. We will continue to offer prerecorded, online weekly worship (following the limit of 5 people guidelines) which will be made available via email.

Beacon House Food Bank: Need is always there for non-perishable food, hygiene items and baby food and supplies.

Book Club: This month: Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado. We meet the last Sunday – tonight on Zoom –  of at 7pm.

PWRDF – We ask for your support of the St Jude’s Project supporting families and food sustainability in the world. Please note “St Jude’s Project” on your PWRDF envelope. Campaign ends June 30. We would like to be able to send $500.00 so if you have been thinking about it ,and just have not got to it yet, in the next month would be great!

Cemetery Clean-up: Our annual Cemetery cleanup was planned for Saturday May 8th, but Covid restrictions means we cannot all gather on one day. You are welcome to come at a time convenient to pick up branches, make a pile or carry them to the woods behind the gated Uniacke grave site or rake if you like. Remember we must stay 6 feet apart and wear masks and no more than 5 people at a time in the cemetery. Wear appropriate clothing, gloves, sturdy, waterproof footwear and please bring a rake, or shovel, pruners, wheelbarrow if possible.

Our next Bible Study has begun and is held at 10:30am on Tuesdays by ZOOM. If you want to be on ZOOM, please let Rev Ruby know so she can send you the link. We will be using the book, “Anxious for Nothing” by Max Lucado. For the second meeting, please have read Chapters 3 and 4 and be considering the questions beginning on p. 164. If you did not sign up, there is still one more book available, so let Bishop Sue know if you would like it.

Yard Sale: This has been put on hold due to new Covid restrictions. Stay tuned.

Next Takeout: June 26th – Cold plate $10 or Baked Beans $5. Call Sheila King to order. Net proceeds to go toward new steps for the Church.

Help Beaverbank Beavers collect clean empty pill bottles to send to areas where these are not available. Take the labels off and rinse them out. A box will be in the hall/church to collect your donations after the Covid lockdown is over; in the meantime please collect your bottles at home to bring in at a later date.

 Thinking of becoming confirmed? It is recommended that candidates be 15 years of age or older. If interested please speak to Rev. Ruby.

Stewardship Corner:         Stewardship is lived out in: 

    * living and telling the Good News;

    * sharing with God in seeking justice, peace, and the integrity of creation in an interdependent universe;

    * wisely employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships;

    * sharing the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice, and compassion;

    * providing for future generations;

    * sharing in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission.

 Both for the individual and for the community, stewardship is a joyful act for the sake of God’s world

Free Programs & Services Available to Residents of the Greater Halifax Area: To learn more about the Community Health Team, check out www.communityhealthteams.ca

You do not have to struggle alone. You can contact the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia which has services available for you: https://www.mentalhealthns.ca

Also available, are online counsellors through BetterHelp: https://www.betterhelp.com And of course you own faith community.

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