Announcements for May 6, 2018

Announcements for May 6, 2018

What's New: 

The House of God: There is a new picture in the entrance to the church, called "House of God" by First Nations artist Frank Nelson. The diocese commissioned Frank to create a piece of art reflective of the diocese. Copies of this have now been sent to every parish in the diocese. Of the print, Frank Nelson wrote:
"Within all First Nations cultures we have been provided with gifts from the Creator. The houses of killer whale, raven, wolf and eagle dictate our discipline in life and the demands that the Creator makes of us to maintain integrity, respect, honour and humility. We are not to place ourselves over and above anybody; we are all the same children of God.”

The design in the shape of a house front, depicting four clans of the North Coast people, is symbolic of all creation, suffused with the life of God. The house is the house of Christ, made up of all and diverse people of God—a strong house serving our chief, the Christ. The door of the house is surmounted by the double headed sea-serpent to remind us of our choice to walk in the way of Christ or to go in another detrimental way. We can love; we can hate. We can destroy, and we can re-create. It parallels the biblical teaching of love and harmony with God and with each other.

Please take the time to look at the picture and read the extra information that you will find there. 

Harmonies for Hope:  Saturday, May 12th - 7:30 pm at St. Philip by-the-Sea.  A concert of  Classical and Popular Favorites.  Benefit for the Taleb  Family Refugee Sponsorship Group.  Featuring students of Donna  Falconer's Voice Studio and Panache Singers.   Admission at the door by donation.  Suggested  Donation: $20 adults, $10 students, $5 children 12 and under.

Reforming Tradition: A Conversation with Remi De Roo
Thursday, June 21 2018, 11:45am to 1:15pm
Hickman Building 105, University of Victoria
One of Canada’s longest serving Catholic bishops, participant in Vatican II, scholar, author, advocate on behalf of the poor and critic of capitalism--Remi De Roo has led a remarkable 94 year life of faith in action. Join him for an intimate encounter that includes a public interview with former CBC host Ian Alexander, and questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served.

June Newsletter:   Please send your articles, stories, helpful hints, exciting family news, etc. to Yvonne at [email protected] .  Yvonne would like to have the newsletter completed in time for the church picnic on Sunday, June 24th so please send your submissions soon!

Global Village Nanaimo-Fair Trade Store open in May!  The Global Village Nanaimo seasonal Fair Trade Store is open for the month of May to celebrate Fair Trade Month. Come see us at Nanaimo North Town Center in Nanaimo between May 4 - 26, 2018.  This store is a not-for-profit social enterprise that sells only fair trade goods, including house wares, gift items, accessories, baskets and some food items. or facebook Global Village Nanaimo. Volunteers are needed and will be welcomed as well. 

The grand annual plant sale is this Saturday (5 May) from 9.00am–2.00pm. We will be setting up on Friday from 12.00pm until 4.00pm and any help will be much appreciated.  If you still have anything to donate please drop it off by the church shed, bring it along on Friday afternoon or contact Jude at 250-585-1345

What's Happening at St. Philip's:

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

Ladies Fellowship Meeting:  Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. in the library.  For more information contact Pat Wimmer at 250-760-0596.  

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.

Community News: 

Love in the time of  Spring! This  Sunday!
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.


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)