GOOD IDEA! It's a great time to keep an eye out for supplies to fill your Samaritan Purse shoe boxes this year. Boxes will be available for pick up from St. George's on Sunday, October 2. For more information please call Kathy Burk at 705-457-2357, or visit the Samaritan's Purse 'Operation Christmas Child site here.
Open to all seniors: The VON SMART exercise program helps with balance, strength and flexibility Classes held in Haliburton at Echo Hills 1 p.m.Thursdays; in Minden in the Hyland Crest auditorium 11 a.m. Wednesdays.
Women of the Word Bible Studies runs Wednesdays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m., beginning September 28 at Lakeside Baptist Church. Childcare provided. Study option 1: Judges: Driving Out Your Enemies (more homework). Study option 2: Lord, Only You Can Change Me (less homework). For more information and to register, please contact Wendy (705-457-2851; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dana at 705-457-3253. Not sure? Please come along for the September 28 class orientation to see what it's like.
St. George’s popular Beef Barbeque will be held Saturday, October 1st with sittings at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Please speak to Carol Browne (705-457-4551) if you are interested in helping out.
The Blanket Exercise, an experiential learning about Indigenous history in Canada, is being hosted by St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sunday, October 2. Noon: Lunch; 1:00 p.m.: Part I Telling the Indigenous Story; 2:00 p.m.: Part II The Talking Circle. Cost is $10. To register, please call Andrea at 705-286-2541.
What is Anglican? Come find out at a church history event with Michael Bedford-Jones at St. James Fenelon Falls, Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 includes lunch. To register, call 705-887-2537.
Justice in the Biblical Story with Sylvia Keesmaat begins October 20th for four Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm at St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls. Cost is $25, or pay what you can. For more information, please call 705-887-2537.
The ACW Deanery Day will take place at St. James, Fenelon Falls, on Thursday October 27th, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be from A Place Called Home. All welcome!
Men's fall FLAME Conference
When: Oct. 28-30
Where: The Salvation Army Conference Centre, Jackson’s Point
Conference theme for this year is taken from Psalm 91: "You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I trust." The Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Anglican bishop will be the speaker. For more details, please visit the website.
The Highlands Community Pregnancy Care Centre needs additional volunteers as they move forward in their newly-expanded space,. The HCPCC would not be able to operate effectively without the dedicated service of volunteer staff. They require an 8-hour-per-month commitment and provide comprehensive training. To begin the application process or to find out more, please call Executive Director Julie at 705-457-4673. As Julie says, "If you have a passion for life, let's talk."
Ongoing outreach to the Ways (Jeff, Carol, Naomi and Leah), a Canadian missionary family living and working in Eden Children's Village, Zimbabwe. Your loonie or toonie, on the second Sunday of each month, will help them care for children orphaned by parents with AIDS. We first did a story on them here: Love in action: the Way family now living and serving at Eden Children's Village, Zimbabwe. Several buildings in the village have burned to the ground in recent months, so they are in special need now to rebuild and recover. You can visit Eden's website here and their Facebook page here.
God is at work in all of our lives and in our community. We just need to pay more attention. Here's the challenge: look for God at work, in your home, out in the community. When you see God's work or feel God's presence, write it down. Think on these amazing things and when you feel ready, try to share with your church family. Anne will offer an opportunity at the end of the service to share. We are God's witnesses and have an opportunity to help one another grow in our faith and draw closer to our Lord.