Notices ; Events

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

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

Registration for church services is still required so please call Jean Stutt at 902 – 864-1374

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 of the month 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.

Cemetery Clean-up: Our annual Cemetery cleanup is planned for Saturday May 8th, starting at 10 a.m. Social distancing must be observed. We are hoping to get as many volunteers out as possible. Due to continuing restrictions, we are not able to provide a lunch but we can use the hall as a rest area, so those who wish may bring a picnic lunch. Wear appropriate clothing, gloves, sturdy, waterproof footwear and please bring a rake, or shovel, pruners, wheelbarrow if possible. Garbage bags will be supplied. Please note the Rain Date would be Saturday, May 15th. Hope to see you there.

May 9th (and 12th) we will be celebrating Rogation Sunday.  If you have any plants or seeds that you would like blessed, please bring them in and place on the table at the front of the church that day.  Happy gardening.

Our next Bible Study will begin April 20 at 10:30am in the Hall or 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 first meeting, please have read Chapters 1 and 2 and be considering the questions beginning on p. 155. If you did not sign up, there is still one more book available, so let me know if you would like it.

Yard Sale: Saturday, May 15, 9am -3pm at 351 BeaverBank Rd.,Brown Hall. Details re acceptance of donations to follow soon. No clothing please.  Covid rules apply.

Stewardship Corner:         “Time’s a-wastin’!”  This statement describes rather well the reaction of many to time. There is just so much time and no more. Of all of God’s gifts, time has its limits. The real issue is not the length of life or the number of hours and minutes God gives us. The basic question is how do we use the time a generous God gives to us? Since we cannot add minutes or recycle time, we continually set priorities. “I’m too busy for that right now…I don’t have the time to do that…Ask someone else—I can’t spare the time.” Each person must decide how he or she will manage the time given by God.

In your 168 hours a week do you allow:

  • Time to give thanks and praise to God who has given you all the gifts of life -time, abilities, resources
  • Time to see and react to the beauty of God’s creation?
  • Time to say “I love you” to others, just as God has said it to you?
  • Time to use your God-given gifts to help and share with others?
  • Time to live responsibly and responsively?

God has given you time to be used as a wise steward. Make the most of it! Enjoy it all. Use it all. Praise God by living life fully and faithfully!

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

Sackville Area Warming Center in need of men`s long underwear sizes medium to XL, battery-operated string lights (Dollarstore) and AA batteries to accommodate them. Small battery-operated lanterns and small airhorns (Canandian Tire Stores), for the safety of female guests. If you would be gracious enough to inform your congregations of this need, we would be ever so grateful! 

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.

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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