Parish NEWS

All men of the community are welcome to attend the Men's Breakfast 8 a.m. Saturday, November 18th at St. George's.

 Keep filling those Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoeboxes!  For ideas on what to put in the shoebox, please read: What Goes in My Shoebox? The last day to drop off boxes is Thursday, November 16, 2017.

The Extra Boxes Packing Party will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 10:30 am at St. George's.  It will be followed by a Pot Blessing Lunch at 12:00 noon.  Please bring along any items you might not have been able to fit in your gift box.  Please call Kathy Burk if you plan to attend at 705-457-2357.

Light in the Darkness:  A 'Blue Christmas' Service for anyone experiencing grief and sorrow during the approach to Christmas will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Sunday, December 3rd at 2 pm.  This service of prayer, music and reflections is being prepared by representatives from various Christian denominations and is open to everyone. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Joyful Giving is hereThe parish has launched a six-week Stewardship Campaign called Joyful Giving.  It is a time for reflection, prayer and personal evaluation of what each of us gives and caive to the church in time, talent and treasure.  Joyful Giving is sharing, in a planned, proportionate way, the wealth God has blessed us with.  It is a sign of our gratitude to God and an expression of our faith.   

St. George's Compassion Canada child, four-year-old Yafreisy Delgado De La Rosa, lives in Los Montacitos, the Dominican Republic with her father. A photo of Yafreisy is posted on the bulletin board. If you would like to write to Yafreisy, contact Kathy Burk at 705-457-2357. Please keep this family in your prayers. 

Bring in your dead AA batteries and help save a life!  Students at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, joining with the Zinc Saves Lives campaign, want to help you super-recycle your batteries.  More than 450,000 children die every year from complications associated with zinc deficiency. A tiny AA battery contains enough zinc to save the lives of six malnourished children. Your recycling will reduce the amount of electronic waste going to landfills and save lives. You may bring your double-A batteries to the Source and Home Hardware in Haliburton, or place them in the yellow container on the table in the St. George’s church hall. For more information on the campaign, please click 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.

The Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre needs additional volunteers as they move forward in their newly-expanded space,. The centre 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."

GOD SIGHTINGS!

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.

Where does my shoebox go? 

Where does my shoebox go?