Quilt Raffle

The Craft Group has nearly finished their gorgeous king-sized quilt, and tickets are now available to parishioners for a chance to win this quilt. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $6 and the Draw will take place December 15th (well in time for Christmas).

Doctrine of Discovery

Transfiguration will be hosting a screening of the documentary Doctrine of Discovery on Tuesday, October 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The Doctrine of Discovery is a film about a devastating decision, made over 500 years ago, which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler people worldwide. Pope Alexander VI ruled that the lands being discovered by European explorers at the time were “empty” land and the millions of Indigenous inhabitants were “non-human”.

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction will be held on Friday, November 22, starting at 7:00 p.m. Please consider donating an item to help make this a great church fund/friend-raising event! Not only that, we’d love to have all parishioners, friends relatives and neighbours attend too. It’s a great way to do some early Christmas shopping, (yes Christmas!). This is a major fundraising event for the church, and it’s such a fun evening. So please mark on your calendars for November 22! For those donating items, please make sure you put your name on the item, so you are credited for your giving.

Please note—If you have items for the Auction that you want to bring in, please wait until after the Election, as storage space is at a premium right now.

Working For the Environment

Let’s work together to help the environment. Standing up for the environment is one of the most important, rewarding things we can do, and right now our Earth needs more protection than ever before. Often we may think that anything we can do as individuals will not make a difference. But, everything we can do as individuals can make a difference. Each week we will post a suggested action we can take. Developing new habits is not easy, but with perseverance and support for each other, we can change what we do for the earth.

This week’s suggestion is: Refuse to take plastic bags from stores.

One or two small items do not need a bag. For more items take a reusable bag. There are even foldable fabric bags that will fit in a pocket or a purse.

Song of the Grand

St. John’s, Thorold and Sound Stage Niagara Productions are pleased to present: Song of the Grand—A Musical. The show, described as a World War II love story set on the banks of the Grand River and the battlefields of Europe, takes place on Saturday, October 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds will benefit the music program at St. John’s.

The Play’s the Thing

Starmaker Productions and the Grimsby Seniors Club are presenting Norm Foster’s play On a First Name Basis, which stars Natalie Iggulden and our own Chris Paxton. There are 4 shows: November 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. and December 1 at 2:00 p.m., all at the Livingston Activity Centre (18 Livingston Avenue), Grimsby. Tickets are $15 per person and go on sale October 15th. Please call 905-945-3556 or 905-309-2075 to reserve your tickets.

Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers are happening at St. John’s Jordan, on Sunday, October 27, at 4 p.m. The band features Bill McBirnie, Tim Shia, Matt Newton and Jim Sandilands. There is no cover charge, instead, a free-will offering will be taken. All are welcome to enjoy some prayers and a whole lotta great jazz.