Notices & Events

Scroll down the page to find out what’s going on at St. John’s.

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


Tues., Oct. 13 – Property Committee meeting at 2 p.m. in the hall

Thurs., Oct 15Bible StudyFaith in the time of Corona Virus – in the hall, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – contact Bishop Sue.

 Church Calendars – available now. $7.00 each with $2.00 being donated to Beacon House Turkey fund.

Beacon House TOP 10 ITEMS NEEDED
⦁ MACARONI AND CHEESE       ⦁ CANNED SOUPS
⦁ CANNED STEW      ⦁ CANNED BEANS      ⦁ JUICE BOXES
⦁ PUDDING CUPS      ⦁ CANNED FRUIT
⦁ OATMEAL PACKAGES      ⦁ DRY PASTA
⦁ HYGEINE PRODUCTS (SOAP, DEODORANT, TOOTHBRUSHES)

 Reimagining Church  – Online via Zoom
Thursdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
October 15 through November 19, 2020
Registration : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbWPd7LFH5_sQmUQY7AzvyM-DWVl9R1Gcq5lo6oAP34Dotkg/viewform

Re-imagining Church aims to give an overview of what’s happening in our church in our current time, and what we Christians might be called to do. It will include some specific information about our two provinces and what’s happening with Anglicans here. Re-imagining Church is mainly about exercising our imaginations. The program includes worship, prayer, scriptural reflections, short videos, and plenty of small group discussion. There will also be some work for you to do in your parish and community between sessions. We hope the program will get you thinking about the way we do things in church, especially in light of the COVID-19 situation, and sow some seeds for doing things differently, in particular with a missional focus.

VCM 2020 – Online
Join in a day of enrichment to learn about navigating change, how to harness it for missional ministry and discover hope for your church! Vital Church Maritimes conferences are held annually for lay and clergy leaders to learn about fresh approaches to being and doing church. This year, because of COVID-19 we are not hosting our usual 3-day event at a hotel, but instead online. The teaching is dynamic and practical. Discussion groups are inspiring.
 DATE: Saturday, Nov. 14                        TIME: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
SPEAKER: The Rev’d. Tasha Carrothers, Missioner for Parish Development, Diocese of New Westminster, BC.
THEME: Winds of Change: finding our joy   COST: $10.
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-vital-church-maritimes-2020-conference-tickets-109842840894

 MORE Mission School – Online (if you missed it here and want to attend)
MORE Bold takes place the following Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Eastern Shore – Oct 17    (REG DEADLINE: midnight Oct. 14)
Cape Breton – Oct 24     (REG DEADLINE: midnight Oct.21)
Chignecto – Oct 31     (REG DEADLINE: midnight Oct. 28)

REGISTER :   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MORE4Chignecto 
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Anyone may attend any of the workshops.   On the Thursday prior to the event, materials TO BE PRINTED (exercises, readings, etc.) will be e-mailed out.

Got questions?    E-mail lvaughn@nspeidiocese.ca Or phone 902-789-4840.

From the Diocese Administrators
Inviting donations for Episcopal Vestments: Becoming a Bishop can be expensive! In the past, when we’ve elected a new Bishop, the Diocese has invited donations from parishes, Parish groups and organizations, and individuals to offset the costs of the special vestments and other items that are required. As we prepare for the consecration of our new Diocesan Bishop on November 30th, we’d like to do the same. If you would like to make a donation, please go to CanadaHelps.org and search for Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Charitable tax receipts are offered directly by CanadaHelps. (Link https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-diocese-of-nova-scotia-prince-edward-island/)

If you’d prefer to make a donation directly to the Diocese or through your Parish, please send your cheque payable to: Diocese of NS and PEI and note in the memo line that it’s for the Episcopal Vestments Fund. You will be issued a charitable receipt by the Diocese. Thank you for your support.

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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