Announcements for April 29, 2018

Announcements for April  29, 2018

What's New: 

Taize evening - this Sunday, April 29 at 7 pm at Bethlehem Centre - 2371 Arbot Road on Westwood Lake. All are welcome to join us in the chapel in this lovely lakeside setting for a meditative time of shared prayer with scripture, silence and song.

Spring Garage Sale Results and Thank-you: 
Many thanks to everyone who worked had last week in the preparation and running of the Spring Garage Sale. It was great to see so many people come through the doors on both days. We had a busy couple of days and the amount raised so far is $2,392, which is amazing. Thanks to you all.

Voices of Hope:  Haiti.  In the fall of 2016, Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti leaving a wake of destruction that prompted Anglicans in Canada to help. PWRDF received almost $90,000 in designated donations to respond to this disaster. These funds were invested in recovery projects in the remote Fonds-Cochon area, and they and are now bearing fruit. Specifically, bananas, coffee and yams. PWRDF partner Fondation Nationale Grand’Anse (FNGA) identified 208 households who were among the most vulnerable affected by Hurricane Matthew. They also sought to have women actively participate in the decision-making processes, so 90 of the beneficiaries were women-led households. FNGA also looked for people who had experience farming and access to land for agriculture and forestry. It worked with the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure soil and water conservation. Five-thousand plantation and forest trees have been planted, as well as banana suckers, yams and coffee plant seedlings, and families have also been gifted pairs of sheep to stock the herds. PWRDF also supported FNGA with a food for work project funded by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Global Affairs Canada. The road to recovery is long and arduous, but PWRDF is accompanying Haitians as they rebuild their livelihoods. 


St. Philip by the Sea Church Tea and Bake Sale: Sat. May 12th from 1:30 to 4 pm.
Adults: $10.00 Children 6-12 years: $5.00. Under 6 years: free.
We are asking for donations of yummy cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, preserves, candies and treats for the tea and bake table. Please bring your goodies to the church during the set-up time, on Friday May 11, from 9 am to noon.

What's Happening at St. Philip's:

St Philip by the Sea Singing Group:  Next practice is Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 pm.

Ladies  Group:  Thurs, May 3rd at 1:30 pm in the Multi Purpose Room.  We welcome all ladies from the parish to join us.

 Saturday May 5 from 9.00am–2.00pm
Please remember to drop off contributions for the plant sale which will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 9.00am to 2.00pm.  Pots etc. can be stacked neatly by the shed or let Jude Chillman or Yvonne Downey know that you have something that needs to be collected. Anyone who can help with set-up on Friday 4 May from 2.00pm will be very welcome. 

Growing our own Thanksgiving: As part of our preparation for Thanksgiving this year, we are trying to make it possible for as many people as want, to grow their own Thanksgiving pumpkins. Over the next couple of weeks there will be pumpkin plants available for you to take home and plant in your own yard.  Nurture it through the summer and into September and then bring your pumpkins to church for part of our Thanksgiving display. Many thanks to Vicki Erickson for making these plants available to us. 


Community News: 

Love in the time of  Spring! 
Island  Bel Canto Singers, under the direction of Sharon Sinclair, present their spring concert at St. Phillip's by the Sea on May 6, at 2:30 pm.


Community of Learning - Conflict: Language and Resolution:  The diocesan Community of Learning is a new educational approach to lay ministry leadership formation. Modules will be led by experts within the diocesan family and the program is designed to equip lay leaders to be ministers of reconciliation within and beyond the church. The first module is "Conflict: Language and Resolution" and will be take place at St Mary's, Nanoose Bay on Saturday May 5th. If you are interested in attending, or want more information, please check out the poster in the Multi-Purpose Room or go to

Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy are coming to St. Andrew’s United Church on May 12th at 8pm. Tickets  are $30/person and available in the church office,  Carol Anderson, Yours and Mine Fashion, and Tom Lee Music.  Come help us celebrate our 125th Anniversary.

SECOND SUNDAYS at FIRST invites you to enjoy singing The 10 Greatest Evening Hymns with choir, organ, piano, and brass at Ladysmith First United Church (Third Avenue at High Street)  on Sunday, May 13, 2018 4 pm.  Part singers especially welcomed. An offering will be received for First's Music Program. This is  an ongoing monthly series.  Other dates include: 4 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018 - A Celebration of Organ Pot-Boilers/ 4 pm on Sunday, July 8, 2018 - A Potpourri of Patriotic Pleasers / 4 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018 60 Years of Playing Organ Favourites Freeman Dryden’s 60th Anniversary as an Organist /4 pm on Sunday, Sept.9, 2018 The 10* Greatest Scottish Psalms /4 pm on Sunday, Oct.14, 2018 The 10 Greatest Hymns of Thanksgiving /4 pm on Sunday, Nov.11, 2018 A Remembrance of Remembrance Days Hymns, Anthems and Instrumentals with Choir, Organ, and Brass (time TBA) on Sunday, Dec.9, 2018 FIRST’s musicians will be at the Ladysmith Choirfest. 

e contact Joy Adams Bauer ([email protected] or 250.740.1162)