Parish NEWS

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SCRIPTURE STUDIES AT ST. GEORGE'S
Come join us!
Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Due to cooler temperatures, Wednesday morning services on the dock are over for the season. See you in the spring!

October Men’s Breakfast — 8 a.m. Sat., Oct. 19
Women as well as men are invited to this meeting. All are welcome, so please invite your friends, family and/or neighbours. To make sure there is enough food for everyone we ask that you reply to John Childs at childs7786@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

St. George’s Fall Clean-up Day — Sat., Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.
Storm windows need to be put up and other tasks done to prepare the building for winter. Please contact Wayne McChesney (705-455-9437) to find out more and to volunteer to assist.

All Souls Day Evensong — Sat. Nov. 2, 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to come and light a candle in memory of a loved one.

Creative Devotion plans a small Christmas Craft Sale after the 9:30 service on Nov. 10th. Handcrafted ornaments, bags, bows and much more will be on display for purchase. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind sale!

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Remembrance Day Evensong — Mon. Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we remember and read out the names on our Church Honour Roll.

Christmas Caroling on Highland Street! Fri. Dec. 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Come on out for some hot chocolate and merry music-making downtown.

A Quiet Christmas Service — Mon. Dec. 23, 7:00 p.m.
A contemplative service for those who find Christmas to be a challenging time.

Laundry Ministry: There is a family in need of a new or used clothes dryer in our community. Pick-up and delivery can be arranged. Please speak to Wendy Bateman (705-457-2704).

The Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre is looking for a twin bed and a toddler bed. If you can help, please call 705-457-4673.

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CREATIVE DEVOTION 
Creative Devotion sessions run twice monthly at St. George’s: 2nd Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 4th Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. All welcome to join in the fellowship and creative fun. Consider inviting a friend to come with you!

Dryer balls are handmade of pure wool materials. Their main job is to lessen dryer time and the heat required, so they are good for both your clothes and the environment. The balls have been washed and dried three times and are ready for use in your dryer. They come with instructions and are available from Carol Browne (705-457-4551) or Wendy Bateman (705-457-2704). Three balls for $20.00.

If you are a subscriber to the Anglican Journal, be sure to respond to the ad they have been running and confirm your subscription (you can do so by clicking here).

Scent-free at St. G’s
As many people are highly sensitive to perfumes and fragrances, we ask that you refrain from using perfume/cologne and other scented beauty products within the church.
Thank you for your compassionate understanding, and for helping to make this a place for all to gather and worship in the name of Jesus Christ.

St. George's Compassion Canada child, young 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 her, contact Arlene Stiles of St. George’s. Please also 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.

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!