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We are now accepting donations of scarves, hats, mittens and socks for distribution to those in need. Bring your donations to a service. Thank you for your support.
We have two pieces of news we’d like to share with you.
- As you pass by the Church, you will see our new sign installed there. .
We were able to complete this project, primarily with donations made for the sign purchase.
- We would also like to confirm that we have been approved for grants of $10,000 each from the Anglican Foundation of Canada and the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Grant funds will go towards our proposed renewable Energy Program for the installation of solar panel energy.
This is a beautiful talk by Henri Nouwen and I think it really can speak to all of us today who are struggling with personal matters, Covid and the changes in life. See it here
A national broadcast of Lessons & Carols is available for download Friday, December 18 at 9pm Atlantic time. Watch from home or offer this as a Parish Service to give your leaders a break from planning worship over the Advent/Christmas season.
Web link: https://www.anglican.ca/lessonsandcarols/
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/canadiananglican/posts/10158459986748751
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_6YoNOiQDk
2021 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Hall. Please look for yours when you are able.
Outreach for homeless and in need – Knox United is collecting warm clothing, shoes/boots and coats for those in need. The Den is open – need packaged foods not needed to be cooked and hygiene items.
PWRDF: Remember this important outreach fund by donating through your monthly blue envelope. You may also support the St. Jude Family project (sustainable garden) by marking your envelope as such. Our church hopes to raise funds for 50 goats. A link to the PWRDF is now available on our website using the menu on the left and clicking on PWRDF.
Storm Cancellation Notices: Our Email and telephone call notice lists for church cancellation in the event of a storm are being updated. Those wishing to be notified, those no longer wishing to be notified or those with a change in contact info, are asked to contact Debbie Gascoigne. Once it has been established that travel is not safe, Emails will be sent, telephone calls made and a notice posted on our website.
Support Mental Health at the Festival of Trees
Come Experience the Magic of the Forest of Trees!
Trees adorned with Dr. Robert Strang’s famous ties, St. FX pride, Atlantic Bubbles, and Nova Scotia resilience are just some of the creations on display for all to enjoy at the Festival of Trees presented by RBC starting today!
The Advocate Forest of Trees is the centerpiece for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s signature fundraising event now located at The Doyle at 1511 Queen Street, near the corner of Spring Garden Road. The Forest will be open to the public 7 days/week. Admission is free and donations are warmly welcomed.
The featured trees will be up for auction with funds raised going to programs and services that support Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addiction. Bidding begins November 21st at fotauction.ca powered by St. John Ambulance.
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.