January 14, 2018
Many thanks to all who helped with the set up and embellishing of the tree; purchasing and provision of greenery and plants; creations of fresh swags; hanging of garlands and large wreath; repositioning of mobile cross and banners. The following people participated in the preparations: Chris Attack, Florence Beales, Elsie Bedford-Jones, Erin Bryans, Elizabeth Connor-Elliott, Joan Costigan, Larry Hampson, Charmaine and Roger Herman, Dorothy and Gerald Hulan, Lillian Lafferty, Betty Price, Iris Sainty, Marilyn Trinder and Kelly Twerdy.
There are many more people from the congregation who shared in the placement of swags; wreaths and plants at the Hanging of the Greens service last Sunday. Thank you one and all!
Iris and Marilyn
Please take home your Christmas ornament that you had brought from home to help decorate the tree. They will be located in a box in the front foyer.
Pasta And Parm Dinner With A Screening Of Wilma
Please join us for a chicken parmesan dinner with penne pasta, Caesar salad and dessert on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 5pm, followed by a screening of Wilma by Ayo Adewumi. The dinner will be served starting at 5pm. Tickets for the dinner are $15.00 for chicken parm, $10.00 for pasta, $10.00 for children. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please speak with Kelly Twerdy if you are interested in an eggplant alternative. Takeout will be available. The screening of Wilma is free for anyone who would like to attend, and will begin at 7pm.
Wilma Morrison, who is regarded as the custodian of Black History in Niagara, tells her story and experiences growing up as an Ontario-born Black Canadian, the discrimination she faced based on her colour and sex, and her efforts to preserve Black History in Niagara Falls. She highlights the struggles of saving the local BME Church and having it designated as a National Heritage Site, and also, the history of early Black settlers in Niagara Falls. Wilma talks about her numerous awards including the Order of Ontario, and her hopes for the future as Canada celebrates her 150th anniversary of Confederation.
The documentary was screened at the Niagara Falls History Museum in 2016, The Film House in St Catharines in 2017, and at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, Texas in 2017, just to name a few!
Craft Group Sessions
Was your New Year’s resolution to try something new or are you looking for a new hobby…? Consider joining the Craft Group! Come and start crafting on January 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Missing Kitchen Items
Based on last year’s inventory, this year we are missing:
- 1 blue and white checked table cloth size 45 x 663/4 cm
- 1 dark green perma press cloth 44 x 113cm
- 2 dinner knives
- 6 dinner forks
- 20 dessert forks
- 5 cream cobbler aprons with dog motif pocket section from last year and
- 4 white continental bread and butter plates
- 6 salt/pepper shakers (3 of each)
I am happy to say that 3 missing white melmac serving bowls have found their way back to the church from last year. 1 is still missing. Likewise 6 dinner plates, cream with blue trim have found their way back into the kitchen. Please check your homes to see if you have any of the above missing items tucked away. If so, a prompt return would be appreciated. We deeply appreciate those items that have been returned from last years outstanding list and thank you for doing so. If you are returning any of the missing items listed above, kindly leave them on the kitchen counter with a note so that they can be added back into this year’s inventory listing.
Flowers In The Sanctuary
For those who wish to place flowers in the sanctuary, please notify the office.