Notes to Parish, September 2019



Our numbers at worship have come back up now that summer vacations are over.  We are now thinking about fall, Advent and Christmas. Our Harvest Thanksgiving service will be on September 29th and we’ll celebrate national Thanksgiving on October 13th.

We will follow the same pattern as previous years for Advent and Christmas:

Advent Lessons and Carols:  Advent 1, December 1

Christmas Lessons and Carols, Advent 4, December 22

Christmas services, December 24th at 4:30 and 7:30pm and December 25th at 9:30 am

Some special events coming up

Please join us for these events:

October 6th at 4.00 pm at Christchurch Cathedral, Bonnie Powell will be awarded the Order of Niagara.  We will continue our celebration AT THE Royal Coachman in Waterdown. Please advise the office if you plan to join us.

October 19th from 9 am to noon, Book and Pie Sale in the Parish Hall. Come hungry and enjoy Bacon on a Bun with a drink for $8

November 23rd at 9 am: Mistletoe Bazaar with pies, Christmas crafts, urns, knitwear, gifts, lunch and more

Donations for the Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas

St. George’s has launched an appeal, through the Anglican Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), to help Bahamian relief after Hurricane Dorian. Bring your donation on Sunday September 29, the last day of the appeal, or donate directly from our Facebook post:

All amounts received from this campaign will be sent to PWRDF. If you donate online, you will receive a tax receipt by email from PayPal Giving Fund Canada on our behalf.

Our Property

We are very happy with the new look in the Narthex, Fireside Room and offices. The new carpet was paid for from monies received in memory of several deceased parishioners and is dedicated in memory of deceased parishioners. Out thanks to our Secretary Petra who organized the painting and did most of it herself.  The stairway by the main door still remains to be done, but requires specialized equipment to reach above the stairs

Many thanks to Jeff, Donna, Petra and Nigel for their work in clearing up vines and bushes that were overgrowing the parking lot and cemetery fence rows and edges. Nigel is planning to cut away the trees encroaching on the SE corner of the cemetery. Bonnie offered to look after transporting the branches and trash to the dump.

We still need help with the garden. If we cannot find a volunteer for next summer, we will have to pay someone. However, this would be an excellent opportunity for a high school student to earn their volunteer hours. 3 to 5 hours a week during the summer; no grass cutting or other use of machinery. Please pass the word around to the students in your circle of family and friends.

Parish Meeting

The next Parish Meeting will be on Sunday October 20th following the service. Please try to attend.