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September 23 2018

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, September 23
4:30 pm The congregation and community will be treated to a potluck on Sunday Sept. 23rd hosted by Cultural Connections Antigonish in partnership with StFX History Dept and the History Society. Called Repasts from the Past, we will have a chance to share enduring even quirky recipes from family and community. If you want your recipe shared, send it to Fran in advance and it will be on the wall to share (fwittgens@gmail.com). Bring an old cookbook also if you want to share. The Music playlist will go back through the ages. A very special evening. As usual, family friendly. Just bring a dish to share so all can be fed

Monday, September 24
2:00 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Parlour
5:30 pm St. James Men’s Club will be meeting with a pot luck supper. The speaker will be Rev. Doug Stewart. All men of the congregation are welcome.
6-9 pm A training session for those interested in becoming a volunteer for Children’s Worship, who want to refresh their skills, or who want to learn more about the children’s programming offered at St. James will be held in the Sunday School rooms on Volunteers with the Children’s Worship program need to have completed the training and submit a criminal record check. If you have questions or are interested in learning more, please speak to Claire.

Tuesday, September 25
10:00 am Bible Study in the Parlour All are welcome.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal in the Hall.
1:00 pm Meeting for Hot Meal Teams. Please note the change in date and time.
3:00 pm The Meditation Group meets Multi Purpose Room. Based on the practices set out by John Main, the group seeks stillness in our busy lives. Not esoteric or quirky, we have been an interdenominational group since 1994. For more information, call Fran at 902 863 3546.

Thursday, September 27
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal in the Hall.
6:30 pm Senior Choir Practice

Stewardship Thought for this week (September 23, 2013)
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
– Winston Churchill
UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
UCW Yard Sale “Anything and Everything Goes” on Saturday September 29, 2018 9-12. Please no electronics. Set Up Friday, September 28th, 9:00 am. Anyone willing to help with Set-Up on Friday, September 28, 9-on and Sale and clean up Saturday, Sept 29, 9-1 pm you are welcome. Guaranteed a cup of coffee or tea and a homemade muffin.

Coming again! The Info Fair is a chance for newbies to see the wide range of activities offered at St James. It’s a chance for you to ask questions and share what your interests are. Our many groups will have tables set up with a display and information about their focus. You can find out a contact number to ask further questions, as well as a sign up sheet. Come, get a sense of St. James by browsing. Each table will have some snacks to encourage you as you make your way around the room.. The event will be held after church in the Hall on September 30th

COMMUNITY EVENTS.
Monday, September 24 from 11:15-12:30 in Camden Hall 117. The StFX Department of Religious Studies invites everyone to two talks by professors from McMaster University:
“A ‘Leper’ in the Hands of an Angry Jesus: How did Jesus the Jew handle ritual impurity?” by Dr. Matthew Thiessen and
“The Other Dead Sea Scrolls: Considering the Aramaic Texts from Qumran” by Dr. Dan Machiela

Twenty-five years post-Oslo, What is the solution to the problem of Palestine? 24 Sept at 7:00 pm, Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian Christian human rights lawyer will be speaking at StFX (location to be announced). Hear what is happening currently on the ground from a respected international expert. Your Social Justice Committee is one of the local sponsors and we encourage as many of you as possible to attend!

Thursday September 27 6:30-8:30 at the People’s Place Library. John Graham-Pole will read from “Journey with a Thousand Heroes: a child oncologist’s story” telling stories of the heroes he saw during his years of medicine and how they taught him about love, resilience and even glee. There will be ample time for refreshments, comments, and questions!

Saturday, September 29 PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED The Guysborough Players Present “Cluesical” A Musical Comedy of Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre! at the Mini Trail Community Centre in Lakevale, Doors open at 5:30. Turkey Dinner Catered by Louie’s Cosy Corner. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through Valerie Chugg 902-863-9569 or Pat Cranford 902-863-6215.

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare is leading a consultation on how to implement affordable National Pharmacare for Canadians. We are all invited to share our thoughts and ideas on what a national drug plan could look like before 28 Sept. Ways to participate: read the Discussion Paper (on line) which outlines some of the key issues and provide a written submission via email or mail; or complete the online questionnaire.

Your feedback will go into deciding who will be covered and under what conditions. National Pharmacare could be structured to cover the drug costs of all Canadians, regardless of their ability to pay (like our insurance coverage for doctor and hospital care). Alternately, it could be ‘means-tested’ and provide coverage for individuals only when their drug costs exceed a certain % of their income. Which approach is preferable and why? Addresses/website are on the back bulletin board by the hall.

Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 1-3pm, at Keppoch Mountain, the annual “Jordon’s Warrior Walk”. This is a walk held to remember those warrior we have lost, and to raise awareness about mental health. Registration is free, and donations are gladly appreciated. There will be also be a Silent Auction starting at 1pm, as well as t-shirts for sale.(cash or cheque only) Please bring along a item for our “YOU MATTER” care bags (ie: socks, slippers, fleece blankets, deodorant, protein bar, etc…) If you have a loved one that you would like to have remembered on the walk please contact us by messaging the Jordon Myles Foundation on Facebook or calling Michelle at 902-863-0820.

Did you know? PAR (Pre Authorized Remittance) is as easy to start as one-two-three. 1) Ask to sign up at the church office. 2)Fill in the amount you want to give each month. 3) Know that each month your gift goes to help the church do God’s work here in Antigonish and around the world! If you are interested in PAR speak to Pamela Cunningham or drop by the church office.
Council Highlights
St. James United Church – September 18, 2018
Welcome to Council Highlights! Below is information about what happened at the last Council meeting and key decisions made.
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Council decided that on Sunday, November 11th that our morning worship service would start at 10:00 am in order to allow congregation members to attend the Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph.
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Council acted on a request from Pictou Presbytery and affirmed that the policy of St. James is that the called minister is responsible for all weddings, funerals, baptism, and pastoral care for people in the congregation.
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Trustees and Property reported that the exterior work to the steeple is finished and necessary repairs were made. There is further work which will have to be done next year. Clean up of the storage space in the balcony has also been started.
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An Automatic Defibrillator is being purchased and will be installed later this fall. An information session will be offered to ensure interested people will know how to operate the unit.
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Congregational Life and Hospitality is planing another Advent Potluck for early December and considering some fun nights early in 2019. Keep an eye on the bulletin and Connections for more information.
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Council formed a committee to invite representatives who attended the last General Council come and speak about the changes happening in the church. More information will come as those plans progress.••
The next meeting of St James United Church Council will be on November 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

September 16 2018

UCW Yard Sale “Anything and Everything Goes” on Saturday September 29, 2018 9-12. Please no electronics. Set Up Friday, September 28th, 9:00 am

Coming again! The Info Fair is a chance for newbies to see the wide range of activities offered at St James. It’s a chance for you to ask questions and share what your interests are. Our many groups will have tables set up with a display and information about their focus. You can find out a contact number to ask further questions, as well as a sign up sheet. Come, get a sense of St. James by browsing. Each table will have some snacks to encourage you as you make your way around the room.. The event will be held after church in the Hall on September 30th

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sunday,September16 at 2:00pm The 8th Annual Men’s March in Respect for Women, Starting at Chisholm Park the march proceeds up Main St, and concludes with a short talk at Columbus Field. Everyone is welcome.

Twenty-five years post-Oslo, What is the solution to the problem of Palestine? 24 Sept at 7:00 pm, Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian Christian human rights lawyer will be speaking at StFX (location to be announced). Hear what is happening currently on the ground from a respected international expert. Your Social Justice Committee is one of the local sponsors and we encourage as many of you as possible to attend!

Thursday September 27 6:30-8:30 at the People’s Place Library. John Graham-Pole will read from “Journey with a Thousand Heroes: a child oncologist’s story” telling stories of the heroes he saw during his years of medicine and how they taught him about love, resilience and even glee. There will be ample time for refreshments, comments, and questions!

Saturday, September 29 The Guysborough Players Present “Cluesical” A Musical Comedy of Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre! at the Mini Trail Community Centre in Lakevale, Doors open at 5:30. Turkey Dinner Catered by Louie’s Cosy Corner. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through Valerie Chugg 902-863-9569 or Pat Cranford 902-863-6215.

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare is leading a consultation on how to implement affordable National Pharmacare for Canadians. We are all invited to share our thoughts and ideas on what a national drug plan could look like before 28 Sept. Ways to participate: read the Discussion Paper (on line) which outlines some of the key issues and provide a written submission via email or mail; or complete the online questionnaire. Your feedback will go into deciding who will be covered and under what conditions. National Pharmacare could be structured to cover the drug costs of all Canadians, regardless of their ability to pay (like our insurance coverage for doctor and hospital care). Alternately, it could be ‘means-tested’ and provide coverage for individuals only when their drug costs exceed a certain % of their income. Which approach is preferable and why? Addresses/website are on the back bulletin board by the hall.

Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 1-3pm, at Keppoch Mountain, the annual “Jordon’s Warrior Walk”. This is a walk held to remember those warrior we have lost, and to raise awareness about mental health. Registration is free, and donations are gladly appreciated. There will be also be a Silent Auction starting at 1pm, as well as t-shirts for sale.(cash or cheque only) Please bring along a item for our “YOU MATTER” care bags (ie: socks, slippers, fleece blankets, deodorant, protein bar, etc…) If you have a loved one that you would like to have remembered on the walk please contact us by messaging the Jordon Myles Foundation on Facebook or calling Michelle at 902-863-0820.