Announcements

A Vestry list has been posted in two locations: in the narthex and the vestibule. Please check for your name and inform Deb if there are any corrections to be made.

There are only 5 Canadian Church Calendars remaining to be sold for $5 ea. Please speak to Kim to purchase.

Offering envelopes are at the back of the church. There is always the option of giving through pre-authorized remittance. For more information ask Betty Petten.

Bible Studies on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 pm in the vestibule at St James. Consider joining the group any week.

People interested in singing in Larry’s choir at Easter should watch for more information in the coming weeks.

Advisory Board meeting is on Tuesday, January 15th at 7 pm in the downstairs meeting room at St. James. Wardens meet at a mutually convenient time.

Reports for Vestry are due at the Parish office by 9:30 am Tuesday, January 22nd. Please e-mail your reports to parish@parishofgeorgina.org as soon as possible.

Saturday, January 26th – Robbie Burns Dinner at Cayley Hall, Roches Point. Doors open at 5:15 for a 6 pm meal. A piper will pipe in the haggis. Tickets are $25 ea. in advance. Call 905-476-3491 or call Mary at 905-476-3347.

An ecumenical service for the Week of Christian Unity will be at 2 pm on Sunday, January 27th (not Jan. 20th as announced last week) at Knox United Church.

Vestry meeting of the Parish of Georgina – Sun. February 10th, 2019 following the 10:30 am service. Bring your own lunch. Coffee/tea and cookies will be provided.

Mark your calendars: The following was forwarded by Dn Nancy. It is an e-mail from a former Summer Outreach Chaplain, “I am excited to announce that I have received conquerance and my ordination to the priesthood will be celebrated at St. Margaret in the Pines on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 3 pm. More information will follow as we work out the details.

Blessings, Ken Johnstone”

DEACON’S CORNER

Social Justice Vestry Motion – Standing in Solidarity

We are called to stand in solidarity with people experiencing poverty in our communities. Each parish is encouraged to commit in some way to increase its direct outreach to those in need as well as to some form of advocacy toward changes that will lift people out of poverty. The motion, together with background information and suggestions for action, can be found at www.toronto.anglican.ca/sjac.

Well done! Our outreach target was exceeded and through PWRDF we were able to purchase a farm in Africa (with help from Global Affairs Canada), an indigenous youth suicide prevention through music kit, a share in a dispensary, a women’s livelihood kit (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and help support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Thank you to everyone who donated funds.

Thank you to everyone who generously gave gifts during Advent. We distributed gifts to residents of Sandgate, the Salvation Army Youth Shelter, toys through the Keswick Optimists’ toy drive and have yet to deliver the gifts of food.