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2021 Offering Envelopes are now available. Please ask for yours and consider delivering a friend’s.
Top 10 Items Needed for Beacon House Food Bank: Chicken Noodle Soup; Kraft Dinner; Canned Stew; Oatmeal; Cereal; Canned Corn; Diapers size 5/6; Granola Bars; Canned Milk; Baking Supplies.
Outreach: We are accepting donations of scarves, hats, mittens, warm underwear and socks, during Epiphany, for distribution to those in need. Bring your donations to a service. Thank you for your support.
Bible Study – the Book of Mark: Meetings are Wednesdays, at 10:30am via Zoom. Epiphany starts with the arrival of the Magi, but Mark does not have that story. For our meeting this Wednesday, we will have read Mark 8:14 through Mark 10:31. If you are joining us, please let Bishop Sue know so we can send you the ZOOM information to join us by computer.
Book Club: We meet January 24th, 7pm via Zoom. This month’s book is Code Name Lise by Larry Loftis. Fiction based on fact it is the story of the women spy operatives in the Second World War.
Coldest Night: It’s that time of year again! The Coldest Night walk is changed somewhat this year! The walk will be an almost 5 km walk around our church neighbourhood on February 20, 2021. We get to pick the time! We will let you know the route next week so those of you on the route can stand outside and cheer! We will be socially distanced and meet all Health regulations in effect at the time. We will be supporting the Youth Program ARK again this year. www.arkoutreach.com for more information.
To support our Team (St John the Evangelist) online you can go to https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=933015.
In person, you can sign a pledge sheet and give your donation to a team member, at this time, Sue or Bruce Moxley, Megan or Quinn Sheen and Walter Westwood. Income tax receipts are provided for donations of $20.00 or more, if you provide an email or paper mail address.
Thank you for your consideration. Bishop Sue
AGM – Reports are due by Feb 1st. We are waiting for direction on how to carry out this meeting, given Covid restrictions. Please consider these positions and speak with Rev Ruby if you are interested. Chair of Finance Committee, Chair of Pastoral Care Committee, Financial Reviewer, Envelope Secretary, 2 Synod Delegates
PWRDF – We are pleased to have raised more than $1000 for the purchase of goats. Thank you kindly for your donations. The St Jude’s Project continues and donations are welcome for food sustainability in the world. Please note “St Jude’s Project” on your PWRDF envelope.
With the turnaround of Parish Council members, as well as Committee members, the following positions will need to be filled:
Chair for Finance (Megan Sheen has offered to let her name stand for a Warden position)
Chair for Pastoral Care Financial Reviewer Synod Delegates (2)
Envelope Secretary (Alana Foster has offered to let her name stand for a Warden position).
So many of you have time, special talents, energy and vision for the church. Please, prayerfully, consider anyone of these positions, taking some time to reflect – what can I do and how can I help my church.
Due to Covid restrictions, AGMs are going to be much smaller this year, we are waiting on the Diocese to provide some guidelines as to how we might have our meetings, including Zoom. See below information from Bishop Sandra.
We’ve had a few emails at the Diocesan Office about upcoming Annual General Meetings and how they might take place in light of the pandemic. We are in the process of clarifying gathering limits and other restrictions for meetings with the Department of Health in both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to make sure that we are providing accurate information. Watch for more details soon.
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.