Messy Church

Messy Church’ is a creative, kid-friendly way of offering the opportunity to be part of a Christ-centred community that is welcoming and great fun. Designed around a casual meal, story-telling, music and crafts. Messy Church is a wonderful way to meet the spiritual needs of young families who are unable to participate on Sunday mornings and/or who are uncomfortable with ‘traditional church’.

Messy Church has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 26, 5-7 p.m. The theme will be love. We would love some volunteers to assist with the meal, crafts, games and music. Invite your young and young-at-heart family and friends to join us for fun worship, crafts, music and food!

Please speak to Uzo for more information.

Bishop’s 2019 Lenten Book

Bishop Susan has chosen The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu as this year’s Lenten Book.

Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven after much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; telling one’s story and witnessing the anguish; asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness, and renewing or releasing the relationship.

Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu’s wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world.

Cost of the book is $16. (Assistance is available if the cost is prohibitive for you.)

Cathie is willing to lead both a day-time and an evening discussion on this book each week during Lent if there is sufficient interest. Please speak to her for more information.

Volunteer Book

The volunteer book is available. Donna will be available to discuss any position and for you to ask questions. Many areas need more help especially the altar guild. Please think about adding your name to one of the categories especially if you don’t have a job. The more people in each job makes for fewer times on the schedule.

Insights to Impact

On Tues, March 26 (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.) there will be a city-wide ‘Insights to Impact’ meeting at SouthRidge Community church. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss how Christian ministries can better understand and respond to the needs of our city. If you would be interested in joining our church’s delegation, please speak to Cathie.

Missing Inventory

We are missing a sizable number of tablecloths since the inventory was completed in early 2019. It is possible someone has borrowed them for a function or taken them home following a church event to launder them. Would people kindly check their closets/laundry rooms etc. to see if they can be found.
Jeanette and Marilyn offer many thanks for any help that may be given in locating these missing items.