SUNDAY JULY 31, ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
- HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
- CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am
CAN A WEEK ~ Please try to remember to bring a non-perishable item for the food bank each Sunday you attend, thanks. The collection table is looking very sparse!
COMMUNITY DINNERS ~ If you are interested in helping out with the community dinners during the summer while people are away on holidays, please contact Anne Washington 905-521-0386.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS ~ Please note that summer hours are now in effect. The church office will be open from Tuesday thru Thursday, 9am to noon. Regular hours will resume September 6.
VACATION NOTICE ~ Please note that Jean will be on holidays for the month of July. During this time, Peter Davison (289-238-9289) will be covering pastoral care. Jean is back the first week of August.
SCATTER GARDEN ~ In order to fix the retaining wall of the Scatter Garden we must first try to contact the next of kin of the person whose ashes are scattered. If you know the name, address and phone number of any of the next of kin please take an index card, write the information on it along with the name of the deceased. Hand it into the office. Once we have the information we will put a check mark beside the name. We will then send a letter to the next of kin informing them of the need to move the earth in order to repair the wall. Index cards are in the Narthex with the Scatter Garden Poster.
NEWSLETTER ~ Deadline for submissions to the fall issue of HAPPENINGS is August 20th – but if you have items now, please get them in to Peter Davison – email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com – or leave hard copies with Frances in the church office. Thank you!
AFTER TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION (Outreach Committee) ~ Your committee is asking that we as a congregation join together to educate ourselves and our families about issues facing our Aboriginal brothers and sisters and celebrate their uniqueness. We are planning some exciting activities over the next year and there will be many opportunities to get involved as both families and individuals. This July and August are great times to start as there are many Aboriginal Celebrations being held close to home… or not too far:
- A SACRED FIRE-THE MOOSE HIDE GATHERING: Dawson City Yukon: July 28 to 31
- STORY TELLERS- Wikwemikong Cultural Festival, Manitoulin Island: July 30 to August 1
Check the bulletin board in the Narthex for more details and other ideas. Help us to build a great collaborative source of information. Post interesting poems, articles, websites, books, documentaries, theater. Read recommendations 58 to 62 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Thank you. Jackie, David, Peter, Jean, Christine, Sue, Therese, Anne Washington
NOW IS THE TIME! If you would like to be part of the exciting and challenging EfM (Education for Ministry) program come September, now is the time to register, as materials need to be ordered and fees paid by mid-July. This is a program for LAYPEOPLE to help us discover how we can better share our faith and exercise our ministries as baptized persons. The program also welcomes enquirers. Please speak to Peter Davison or any of the group members if you feel you might be interested. It might be just what you’ve been looking for!
SYRIAN NEWCOMERS are interested in casual work such as landscaping, moving assistance and house cleaning. Please contact Lynn Dykeman or Feras if interested.
GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm continuing through the summer.
WHEELCHAIRS FOR IRAQ PROJECT ~ We have had significant further donations and are planning a second shipment. We need people to pick up donations, write thank you letters and send letters to long term care and retirement facilities. Many thanks. Let me know if you are available to help. 289-339-0499, Lynn Dykeman.
FOOD BANK COLLECTION of non-perishable items continues for the St. Matthews House.
USED POSTAGE STAMPS have value as they are sold by the Leprosy Mission to raise funds for treatment of that terrible condition. Let us keep collecting them. Thanks to Mavis Adams and Barbara Snip for looking after this outreach endeavour.
NEW PROGRAMS FOR 55+: Beginner Yoga for Older Adults ($30 for ten sessions) and Dundas Local Vocals, a community chorus ($20/ten sessions) will meet weekly at the Dundas Community Centre starting in mid-September. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-546-2424 ext. 2260 and leave a message. Visit our Facebook page: Dundas 55+ Group
BRING A LITTLE HAPPINESS INTO LIVES OF SENIORS ~ Dundas Community Services has clients waiting for volunteer visitors. If you can spare a few hours each week, and bring a little happiness into someone’s life. New friends are needed to share stories, enjoy some activities like board games and cards, or just talk. To volunteer or for more information, call Jane at 905-627-5461.