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The Highlands Male Chorus presents ‘Winter Encore’ Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. at Haliburton United Church.  Tickets available at the Cranberry Cottage:  adults $15, children under 16 $5, family $35.

St. George's Annual Pancake Supper will be held at the Legion on Tuesday, Feb. 13 to benefit the Heat Bank. Volunteers will be calling congregation members for assistance with this event.

A STORY SIMPLY TOLD ... A LENTEN SERIES
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14. St. George’s will launch a six-week Lenten Series the following week, entitled A Story Simply Told: the Lives of Five of the Best-Loved People of the Bible. Based on Fr. David Barker’s forthcoming book, the series aims to be a simple way for people to be introduced to some of the Bible characters: Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David and Mary. Each week, Fr. David will introduce you to one person, tell their story along with slides of famous works of art, and offer some inspiration for our daily lives, all in only one hour.
Times and dates to be determined, based on responses to a survey available from the church. Please let the church know which which day or days of the week and which times (10 am, noon, 2 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm) would work best for you.

Thank You!
About 490 Samaritan's Purse shoe boxes boxes were packed in cartons at St. George's for shipment from our area, 67 from St. George's parishioners.  Thank-you to everyone who contributed to the success of this year's campaign, and to coordinators Kathy Burk and Jordyn Brown for leading the ministry.

New in the Library

Mama Maggie, by Marty Makary and Ellen Vaughn

This is the untold story of one woman's mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt's garbage slums.  It tells how she gave up her life as a business woman and university professor to serve children living on dumps outside Cairo.  You will be inspired as you read this story of resilience, purpose and capacity to love.

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 active 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 notice God’s work or feel His Presence, write it down. Think on these amazing things and, when you feel ready, try to share with your church family. You will be offered an opportunity to share at some point in the Sunday service.  We are God's witnesses and need to help one another grow in our faith and draw closer to our Lord. Testimonies prove a wonderful way to do that!