Parish NEWS

St. Nick's Satchels UPDATE
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! While the final tabs are still being counted, the campaign has raised approximately $5,335. This is above and beyond what we hoped for, and we know that Point in Time and the teens themselves will benefit from everyone's generosity! We are blessed by providing these blessings!

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SCRIPTURE STUDIES AT ST. GEORGE'S

There will be no scripture studies during the month of December.  We will resume Monday, January 7th at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m.

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CREATIVE DEVOTION  at St. George’s
If you like working with your hands, are interested in learning and making new crafts or have ideas to share, and would enjoy a time of devotion while crafting, then this group is for you!
The group meets twice a month on Tuesdays:  10 a.m. to noon on the 2nd Tuesday, and 1 to 3 p.m. the 4th Tuesday.
On Tuesday, December 11th we will make satin roses with Louise Sisson.  As this will be our final meeting of 2018, we will have lunch together afterwards.  All are welcome to join this special meeting.
Sessions begin again Tuesday, January 8th at 10 a.m. Please know you are always welcome to join in for a few hours of fun and devotion.  For more information, please speak to Barb Fawcett 705-754-3161.

The Pregnancy Care and Family Support Centre requires several 2nd-stage rear-facing car seats.  If you can donate one that is not expired and has never been in an accident, please call 705-457-4673. Cribs no more than five years old are also always needed, says Director Julie Goodwin. 

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, please 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!

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Honourary Assistant Priest David Barker's unusual excuse for missing church:  what was yours?

Fr. Barker, ahem, ‘took a Sunday off’ back in August to compete in the Orillia Subaru Sprint Triathlon. The race began with a 750-m swim, followed by a 33-km bike race and wrapped up with a 7-km run. The fit Father (not to mention grandfather) came in third and won the bronze medal in the 65-69 age category, with a time of 2 hours and 54 minutes!  We’re all astonished at this brilliant thinker, preacher, teacher, artisan and all-round nice guy. What can’t he do?

A huge and extra-special thanks to Fr. David for his care and ministry during his tenure as Interim Priest-in-charge, and for agreeing to stand as Honorary Assistant Priest as we move forward. We are so blessed by his faith and presence.

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