Parish NEWS

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Free Movie Night:  WOODLAWN

A gifted high school football player must learn to boldly embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field in Woodlawn, a moving and inspirational film based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in early 1970's Birmingham, Alabama

When: Friday, March 23 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: West Guilford Baptist Church, 1063 Nila Rd., West Guildford
The Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre will have a refreshment table available for donations

We will prepare for Palm Sunday by making Palm Crosses Friday, March 23 at 10 St. George’s. Please join us for coffee, fellowship and the making of the crosses. For more information call Phyllis Bishop 705-457-2867 or Carol Browne 705-457-4551.

To hear some of the finest Christian classical music tune in to CKHA 100.9 Canoe FM  Sundays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Bill Gliddon's Concert Hall program. On Palm Sunday, March 25, Bill will feature music for Holy Week, and a Christian musical celebration of Easter on April 1.

There will be a quiet time—a prayer vigil—at St. George’s beginning after the Maundy Thursday (March 29) service and continuing overnight and all day Friday.  Anyone may sign up on the green poster on the door.  More than one person may sign up in the same time slot, and you may sign up for more than one slot if you wish.

The Highlands Pregnancy 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.

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St. George’s Lenten Series continues Tuesdays and Wednesdays through till  the week before Easter.  

Based on Fr. David Barker’s forthcoming book A Story Simply Told: the Lives of Five of the Best-Loved People of the Bible, the series aims to be a simple way to learn more about some leading 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.

Please see the  poster to the right for more information, including days and times for sessions.


The women's AWARE retreat will be held May 4-6 at Elim Lodge near Buckhorn.  The theme is 'Come to Jesus' with speaker the Rev. Christine Watts.  Information available on the table at the back of the church or online here,

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IN THE LIBRARY:   Mama Maggie, by Marty Makary and Ellen Vaughn

This is the previously 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, 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 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 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!