July 23, 2017

Vacation Alert

Pam will be away July 18 until August 1. Returning to the office August 2.

Special Vestry

Sunday, July 23 Following the 10:30 a.m. Service. The item to be discussed:
The Diocese has agreed to provide a grant for us to hire a part-time Children and Youth Ministry Person. The proposed grant is based on 4-year plan, such that the Diocese will cover Yr 1=100%; Yr 2=75% ; Yr 3=50%; Yr 4=25%. The position would cost about $20,000 per year. At our annual vestry earlier this year, the parish voted to support 2 years of this four-year plan. The Diocese is asking for at least a 3-year commitment, from us, in order to provide the grant.

Supporting information has been sent out. Please check your email and take some time to look over the materials.

It will be a short meeting as this is the only item on the agenda. Please plan to attend!

Summer Office Hours

Please note that the office will be closed on Fridays for the months of July and August. Announcements deadline is Wednesday 11 a.m.

Vacation Alert

Rebecca will be away July 17 until July 27. Returning to the office July 31.

Trivia Night Report

We are sorry for the delayed submission of this report. The good news is that all who attended the event had a great time! This year a pot luck supper was held prior to the Trivia event and was attended by approximately 30 people. (the food and hospitality was fabulous!) Just prior to the refreshment break, midway through the trivia rounds, Liz and Floyd were honoured as it was their 50th Wedding Anniversary! The bad news is that, due to the poor support of the evening by members of the congregation, we raised only $145.66. This total is well below the budgeted amount set at Vestry for the event to generate. (total raised last year was approximately $800).

We’d like to thank Rebecca for managing ticket sales/advertising; Patricia as our Smart Serve staff; Florence for her generous contribution of snacks; Judith and Floyd for assisting with set-up; Adele and Jane, our score-keepers for the evening; Jeanette, Elsie, Erin, Kelly, Quinn, Lou, John, Robert and Floyd for clean-up and setting the Church up for Sunday services! Congrats to our repeat winners, who went by the name Target On Our Back, and to New Hope who came a close second!
Respectfully submitted,
Nancy and Ray

Garden Volunteers

We need help maintaining our Community Garden. In the early part of the summer (June/July) this consists mostly of weeding and watering. As of August we start to switch over to harvesting and delivering the produce to Community Care. Please have a look at your calendar and see what weeks you are available to help. Thanks!

Items Left Behind

There are several items (bowls, dishes, etc.) that have been forgotten in our kitchen. Please remember to bring them home with you on Sunday; they have been placed on the table in the front foyer for your convenience.

Missing Items

The kitchen inventory is complete. There are some items missing, a few of which we would like to try and recoup are:

  • 4 white melmac bowls (vegetables)
  • 10 soup bowls
  • 3 large plastic snack bowls
  • 1 large cream with blue trim cream/gravy pitcher
  • 2 glass sugar bowls, one with handles and one without
  • 5 bread baskets
  • 2 double boilers with lids
  • 1 small cooking pot
  • 1 stainless steel mixing bowl
  • 1 Wilton cookie sheet 17 1/2 x 11 1/2
  • 1 cookie sheet 10 x 14
  • 1 dark green table cloth permapress 44 x 113
  • 2 burgundy cobbler aprons
  • 1 blue denim with beige design cobbler apron
  • 5 cream cobbler aprons with dog design pockets
  • 10 small glass juice glasses
  • 6 glass pedestal dessert dishes
  • 1 Beige print cobbler apron

There is complete list posted on the bulletin board.

Prayer Shawl Group

Next Session: Monday, August 21 at 1:00p.m.

Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month to knit Prayer Shawls. The yarn is supplied all you need to do is come with your own knitting needles and knit. If you have any question please direct them to Barbara Vorstenbosch 905-227-7818

Anyone who knows someone who would benefit from having a prayer shawl please speak to Pam to make the arrangements.


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