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December 8, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, December 8
10:30 am We welcome our friends from St. Paul the Apostle Anglican Church for a joint service of worship.
11:30 am Trustees and Property in the Meeting Room.
11:30 am UCW will be packing the Baskets of Love in the Parlour following the morning service.

Monday, December 9
11:00 am Memorial Service for Dr. Allan Brand at St. James United Church. We join as family, friends, and the church to give thanks to God for his life among us. A Masonic Tribute will take place at 10:45 am

Tuesday, December 10
10:00 am Bible Study in the parlour. Everyone is welcome.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal.
3:00 pm Meditation Group gathers in the Meeting Room.

Wednesday, December 11
11:00 am Worship at the Maples
2:00 pm Orpah Unit will meet at Betty Webber’s , Cape George at 2:30 pm (weather permitting) This will be a potluck with lots of fun, food and friends. Please join us as we celebrate this special season. You are all welcome

Thursday, December 12
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal
6:00 pm Ladies Choir
6:30 pm Choir

THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL’SThursday, December 12
7.00 pm This year, Lessons & Carols at St Paul’s Anglican Church will be multicultural with readings and carols in languages of our community, not just English. We invite you to join us on with refreshments following the concert. Admission is free but the collection will go to the Food Bank.

Saturday, December 14,
9am- 12 noon A Craft and Bake Sale will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Proceeds go the upkeep of this heritage designated church.

Truth & Reconciliation – Call #26 Justice – We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to review and amend their respective statutes of limitations to ensure that they conform with the principle that governments and other entities cannot rely on limitation defences to defend legal actions of historical abuse brought by Aboriginal people. The full report as well as more information on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission can be found at http://www.trc.ca/

Your Social Justice Committee would like you to note that 10 December is Human Rights Day and the 2019 theme is: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. Under the UN call to action “Stand Up for Human rights,” we aim to celebrate the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, amplify their voices, and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights. The campaign is designed to encourage, galvanize, and showcase how youth all over the world stand up for rights and against racism, hate speech, bullying, discrimination, and climate change, to name a few. Youth participation is essential to achieve sustainable development for all. Youth can play a crucial role in positive change. Empowering youth to better know and claim their rights will generate benefits globally.

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Wednesday, December 18
11:00 Christmas Worship at RK MacDonald Nursing Home. All are welcome.

Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve
4:00 pm Christmas Eve at St. David’s in Cape George
7:00 pm Christmas Eve Family Service at St. James
9:00 pm Christmas Eve Communion at St. James

Wednesday, December 25
2:00 pm Community Christmas Dinner. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation of food please contact Cary Connors @ 902-870-7688 or email: cary@stjamesuc.com . Monetary donations can be dropped off at the church office or made online at stjamesuc.com (click where it says “Donate” and you’ll be redirected to Canada Helps)

The end of the calendar year is quickly coming. Sunday, December 29, 2019 will be the final date for donations to be received and credited for the 2019 income tax year at St. James.

An advance notice: the Church Council at St. James have asked that all committee reports for the 2019 Annual Report be into the office by Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The Council Meeting to review the reports will take place on Tuesday, January 21, 2010. The tentative date for the Congregational Annual General Meeting is Sunday, February 23, 2020 after morning worship.

Gifts with Vision Our Congregation has multiple copies of Gifts with Vision: A Gift-Giving Catalogue from the United Church of Canada for all of us to use and share. The United Church developed the gift catalogue in response to member requests to be able to give gifts that support the church’s Mission and Service partners. Gifts are available in a range of dollar amounts and include projects here in Canada and around the world many different areas of need (hunger, shelter, education, health, safety, mobility, and more). An online copy of the gift catalogue can be found at www.giftswithvision.ca

COMMUNITY EVENTSTurkey Drive The folks at the Food Bank are preparing for 300+ families this Christmas. One way you can help is by placing an envelope with your donation on the offering plate marked Turkey Drive, along with your name and address. Income Tax receipts will be issued. Thank you for caring, Thank you for sharing!

November 26-Dec 14 – Festival of Trees in support of CACL Antigonish. New location to view the trees, 75 St Ninian Street, CACL/Legion Building.

Sunday, December 29, 2019 – Antigonish Lions’ Club, Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 9am -1 pm. Highland Drive Ext. Donations at the door to assist a community member with medical expenses.

Each summer for the past 50 years, Camp Kidston has brought hundreds of children and youth together to play, learn, and celebrate creation. We are now welcoming new members to our Board and Committees, to help ensure the future of this very special part of the United Church. If you want to support youth in your community, if you enjoy team work, if you have skills in the areas of human resources, program development, faith education, leadership training, facility management, marketing, fundraising, environmental education, or other related fields, and if you can share a few hours a month of your time, we would love to hear from you.

FINANCIAL NEWS FOR ST JAMES
For December 8, 2019

Offering Last Week $2,768 Year – To – Date Offering $150,572
Required for Budget $3,915 Year -To – Date Budget $191,907

The offering for last week reflects the money received from the congregation through donations put on the offering plate and through PAR. The required for budget amount is the total collection needed to break even, if all budgeted activities took place.

The year – to – date offering is the actual amount that our congregation has donated so far in 2019, to the end of November. The year – to – date budget amount is the required amount needed for all budgeted activities to take place this year as of the end of November, 2019.

To the end of November, St. James is in a financial deficit position in the amount of ($24,590) which is more than at this time last year. As we go into the holiday season we would ask that you consider this problem. Every dollar counts.

December 1, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, December 1
4:30 pm Advent Family Potluck in the Hall 4:30- 6:30 pm. Family, Food, Fun. Please bring a food item to share and to avoid a lot of time in the kitchen, bring your own dishes (just like going on a picnic). It saves a lot of clean up time!

Tuesday, December 3
10:00 am Bible Study in the parlour. Everyone is welcome.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal.
3:00 pm Meditation Group gathers in the Meeting Room.
5:30 pm UCW Christmas Social: The ladies of the congregation are invited to join The UCW for a Christmas Social and dinner on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5:30 PM. Location: Wendy MacCaull’s home at 133 Terra Tory Drive, Lanark. Car pooling will be available. Those interested in attending are encouraged to inform Joanne MacKenzie (902-872-0660) or Wendy MacCaull (902-318-4744).

Wednesday, December 4
11:00 am Worship at Highland-Crest Home

Thursday, December 5
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal
6:00 pm Ladies Choir
6:30 pm Choir

Connections: The December edition of the St. James quarterly newsletter Connections reaches a wide audience. All submissions are welcome, and should be sent to either the church office or directly to brendaannerose@gmail.com The deadline for articles and pictures is Wednesday Dec. 11. Thank you.

Stewardship Thought for this Sunday (December 1, 2019)
Our gifts are one of the ways in which hope comes into the lives of those in need. When we share we are not merely giving money but showing the good news.

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (December 1, 2019)
Isaiah 11:1-10 • Romans 15:4-13 • Matthew 3:1-12

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES

Sunday, December 8
10:30 am We welcome our friends from St. Paul the Apostle Anglican Church for a joint service of worship.

Tuesday, December 10
2:00 pm Orpah Unit will meet at Betty Webber’s , Cape George on Wednesday, December 11, 2:30 pm (weather permitting) This will be a potluck with lots of fun, food and friends. Please join us as we celebrate this special season. You are all welcome.

Wednesday, December 11
11:00 Christmas Worship at The Maples. Everyone is Welcome.

Wednesday, December 18
11:00 Christmas Worship at RK MacDonald Nursing Home. All are welcome.

Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve Services
4:00 pm Christmas Eve at St. David’s in Cape George
7:00 pm Christmas Eve Famioly Service at St. James
9:00 pm Christmas Eve Communion at St. James

Gifts with Vision Our Congregation has multiple copies of Gifts with Vision: A Gift-Giving Catalogue from the United Church of Canada for all of us to use and share. The United Church developed the gift catalogue in response to member requests to be able to give gifts to support that support the church’s Mission and Service partners. Gifts are available in a range of dollar amounts and include projects here in Canada and around the world many different areas of need (hunger, shelter, education, health, safety, mobility, and more). An online copy of the gift catalogue can be found at www.giftswithvision.ca

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Turkey Drive The folks at the Food Bank are preparing for 300+ families this Christmas. One way you can help is by placing an envelope with your donation on the offering plate marked Turkey Drive, along with your name and address. Income Tax receipts will be issued. Thank you for caring, Thank you for sharing!

November 26-Dec 14 – Festival of Trees in support of CACL Antigonish. New location to view the trees, 75 St Ninian Street, CACL/Legion Building.

Thursday, December 12 This year, Lessons & Carols at St Paul’s Anglican Church will be multicultural with readings and carols in languages of our community, not just English. We invite you to join us on Thursday, December 12 at 7.00 pm, with refreshments following the concert. Admission is free but the collection will go to the Food Bank.

Saturday, December 14, A Craft and Bake Sale will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 96 Church Street, Antigonish on Saturday, December 14 from, 9 – 12. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Proceeds go the upkeep of this heritage designated church.

Each summer for the past 50 years, Camp Kidston has brought hundreds of children and youth together to play, learn, and celebrate creation. We are now welcoming new members to our Board and Committees, to help ensure the future of this very special part of the United Church. If you want to support youth in your community, if you enjoy team work, if you have skills in the areas of human resources, program development, faith education, leadership training, facility management, marketing, fundraising, environmental education, or other related fields, and if you can share a few hours a month of your time, we would love to hear from you.

FINANCIAL NEWS
For December 1, 2019

Offering Last Week $2,830 Year – To – Date Offering $150,572
Required for Budget $3,915 Year -To – Date Budget $191,907

The offering for last week reflects the money received from the congregation through donations put on the offering plate and through PAR. The required for budget amount is the total collection needed to break even, if all budgeted activities took place.

The year – to – date offering is the actual amount that our congregation has donated so far in 2019, to the end of November. The year – to – date budget amount is the required amount needed for all budgeted activities to take place this year as of the end of November, 2019.

To the end of November, St. James is in a financial deficit position in the amount of ($24,590) which is more than at this time last year. As we go into the holiday season we would ask that you consider this problem. Every dollar counts.

November 24, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, November 24
10:30 am We gather around the table for the Lord’s Supper.

Monday, November 25
2:00 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet in the parlour.
5:30 pm Men’s Club will meet in the Hall. Guest speaker: Randy Lauff, Topic: Field trip to Belize.

Tuesday, November 26
10:00 am Bible Study resumes. Everyone is welcome.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal.
3:00 pm Meditation Group gathers in the Meeting Room.
7:00 pm Planning meeting for the Christmas Dinner. Please contact Cary cary@stjamesuc.com to confirm that you’re attending this meeting.

Wednesday, November 27
11:00 am Worship at the Maples in the Theatre

Thursday, November 28
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal
6:00 pm Ladies Choir
6:30 pm Choir

Saturday, November 30
10am-12pm Decorating the Sanctuary for Christmas. All are welcome. Decorations are provided.

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES

Connections: The December edition of the St. James quarterly newsletter Connections reaches a wide audience. All submissions are welcome, and should be sent to either the church office or directly to brendaannerose@gmail.com The deadline for articles and pictures is Wednesday Dec. 11. Thank you.

UCW Christmas Social: The ladies of the congregation are invited to join The UCW for a Christmas Social and dinner on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5:30 PM. Location: Wendy MacCaull’s home at 133 Terra Tory Drive, Lanark. Car pooling will be available. Those interested in attending are encouraged to inform Joanne MacKenzie (902-872-0660) or Wendy MacCaull (902-318-4744).

Truth & Reconciliation – Call #24 Health – We call upon medical and nursing schools in Canada to require all students to take a course dealing with Aboriginal health issues, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, and Indigenous teachings and practices.

Your Social Justice Committee invites you to note two special upcoming dates. Nov 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today – manifesting itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms. Yet it remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it. It must stop! The 29th is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Since 1977 the United Nations has recognized the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people – including self-determination without external interference, national independence and sovereignty, and the right to return to their homes and property, from which they have been displaced. Ever wonder why? Google un.org/en/events/palestinianday/background

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (December 1, 2019)
Isaiah 2:1-5 • Romans 13:11-14 • Matthew 24:36-44

COMMUNITY EVENTSSunday, November 24, Antigonish Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 9-1, Lions’ Den, Highland Drive Extension. Donations at the door for: Assisting a community member with medical expenses.

Sunday, November 24, Antigonish Choral Ensemble and Guests: Fall Showcase,, 7:30 pm at St James United Church. Ryan Billington, Director, Amy Hendricks, Accompanist. Admission by Free Will Offering.

Wednesday, November 27 – Imagine a province where prosperity is shared by everyone? Imagine what you could do if you didn’t have to spend so much energy on the basics, but instead could focus on thriving? In NS, there is enough to go around. We can do things differently. Prosperity Shared: The Commission on Economic Equality in NS is a chance for people across the province to join a conversation about building a more fair and inclusive economy. Your voice matters. Please come to a community meal and discussion on Nov 27, at the People’s Place Library, of how we can share the wealth in NS. The meal will begin at 6:00 PM and is free to attend; all are welcome including children.

Friday, November 29 at the Gathering Place (formerly Claire Marie) from 11.00 am to 2.00pm. Jingle Bell Frolic: Christmas is near and the Jingle Bell Frolic (a fund raiser for St Martha’s Auxiliary) will be on. All your usual favourites will be there, including the special Seafood Chowder. Admission is free. Come and help the Auxiliary raise funds for equipment for your hospital (part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.)

Turkey Drive The folks at the Food Bank are preparing for 300+ families this Christmas. One way you can help is by placing an envelope with your donation on the offering plate marked Turkey Drive, along with your name and address. Income Tax receipts will be issued. Thank you for caring, Thank you for sharing!

November 17, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, November 17
5:30 pm Cultural Connections Community Potluck in the Hall. Bring a dish to share. Family friendly.

Tuesday, November 19
10:00 am No Bible Study this week (Nov 19)
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal.
3:00 pm Meditation Group gathers in the Meeting Room.
7:00 pm Church Council in the Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 20
11:00 am No United Church worship at the RK MacDonald Nursing Home this month. We will be joining them for December’s service.

Thursday, November 21
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal
6:00 pm Ladies Choir
6:30 pm Choir

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (November 27, 2019)
Jeremiah 23:1-6 • Colossians 1:11-20 • Luke 23:33-43

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Wednesday, November 27
11:00 am Worship at the Maples in the Theatre

Saturday, November 30
10am-12pm Decorating the Sanctuary for Christmas. All are welcome. Decorations are provided.

Advent Potluck December 1st is just two weeks away, so please remember that special day, as we gather to celebrate music, food and fun. A warm welcome goes out to everyone. December 1, 4:30 – 6:30.

Connections: The December edition of the St. James quarterly newsletter Connections reaches a wide audience. All submissions are welcome, and should be sent to either the church office or directly to brendaannerose@gmail.com The deadline for articles and pictures is Wednesday Dec. 11. Thank you.

UCW Christmas Social: The ladies of the congregation are invited to join The UCW for a Christmas Social and dinner on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5:30 PM. Location: Wendy MacCaull’s home at 133 Terra Tory Drive, Lanark. Car pooling will be available. Those interested in attending are encouraged to inform Joanne MacKenzie (902-872-0660) or Wendy MacCaull (902-318-4744).There is interest in providing a wheel chair accessible van to transport people to St. James and St. Ninian’s for Sunday services. In order for this to be feasible a survey needs to be done. If you are interested in helping with this survey please leave your name at St. James office.

Stewardship Thought for this Week (November 17, 2019)
Gratitude and thanksgiving are fundamental to our life as Christian stewards.

If you would like to sponsor the bulletin in celebration or memory of a loved one or a special day, please call the office at 863-2001 and let the Patsy know.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Monday, November 18, Parkinson Support Group will meet at 2:00 pm at Shannex Parkland.

Sunday, November 24, Antigonish Choral Ensemble and Guests: Fall Showcase,, 7:30 pm at St James United Church. Ryan Billington, Director, Amy Hendricks, Accompanist. Admission by Free Will Offering.

Sunday, November 24, Antigonish Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 9-1, Lions’ Den, Highland Drive Extension. Donations at the door for: Assisting a community member with medical expenses.

Friday, November 29 at the Gathering Place (formerly Claire Marie) from 11.00 am to 2.00pm. Jingle Bell Frolic: Christmas is near and the Jingle Bell Frolic (a fund raiser for St Martha’s Auxiliary) will be on. All your usual favourites will be there, including the special Seafood Chowder. Admission is free. Come and help the Auxiliary raise funds for equipment for your hospital (part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.)

Turkey Drive The folks at the Food Bank are preparing for 300+ families this Christmas. One way you can help is by placing an envelope with your donation on the offering plate marked Turkey Drive, along with your name and address. Income Tax receipts will be issued. Thank you for caring, Thank you for sharing!

Community Christmas Dinner 2019
JOIN US by Serving Others on Christmas Day!

Please join us again this year, as St. James United Church hosts the annual Community Christmas Dinner, on Wednesday, December 25th – 2pm at the St, James United Church Hall in Antigonish.
VOLUNTEERS are greatly needed to help with set up, food preparation and serving, greeting and clean up. We also require food donations including turkeys, vegetables, condiments and desserts as well as monetary donations to cover expenses.
It is indeed due to your kindness and generosity that this event has been such a great success over the years.

Will you help and serve during this wonderful time of building community? To be involved please call Cary Connors @ 902-870-7688 or email: cary@stjamesuc.com

Let’s bless & serve others this Christmas through our
Community Christmas Dinner 2019.

Please also join us for a Planning Meeting: Tuesday, November 26th, 7pm at St. James United Church. Please contact Cary to confirm that you’re attending this meeting

November 10, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, November 10
10:30 am Our Remembrance Week Service at St. James

Tuesday, November 12
10:00 am No Bible Study this week.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal.
1:00 pm Orpah Unit will meet in the Parlour.
3:00 pm Meditation Group gathers in the Meeting Room.
7:00 pm Ruth Unit will meet in the Meeting Room.

Wednesday, November 13
2:00 pm Senior Fellowship meets. Guest speakers: Friends from the Coady. Please note change of date.

Thursday, November 14
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal
6:00 pm Ladies Choir
6:30 pm Choir

Saturday November 16
10 am-2pm Holly Tea and Sale

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (November 10, 2019)
Malachi 4: 1-2, 2Thessalonians 3: 6-13, St. Luke 21: 5 – 19

There is interest in providing a wheel chair accessible van to transport people to St. James and St. Ninian’s for Sunday services. In order for this to be feasible a survey needs to be done. If you are interested in helping with this survey please leave your name at St. James office.

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, November 17
5:30 pm Cultural Connections Community Potluck in the Hall. Bring a dish to share. Family friendly.

Tuesday, November 19
7:00 pm Church Council in the Meeting Room

Wednesday November 20
11:00 am United Church worship at the RK MacDonald Nursing Home

Wednesday November 27
11:00 am Worship at the Maples in the Theater

Even though it’s still Nov, it’s time to reserve the first of Dec for The Advent Pot Luck. We hope like us you can hardly wait! December 1, 4:30-6:30 pm. Please check the Bulletin each week for further details.

Truth & Reconciliation – Call #22 Health – We call upon those who can effect change within the Canadian health-care system to recognize the value of Aboriginal healing practices and use them in the treatment of Aboriginal patients in collaboration with Aboriginal healers and Elders where requested by Aboriginal patients.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Thursday, November 14, 6:30 pm, Schwartz Auditorium Hotter, Wetter, Wilder: Is Canada Moving Fast Enough to Keep Up with a Changing Climate? . Dr. Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, will talk about some of the impacts of climate change on this region and what we can do about it. Prior to Dr. Feltmate’s talk there will be a ceremony marking the beginning of a new partnership between St FX (President Kevin Wamsley), the Town (Mayor Laurie Boucher), the County (Warden Owen McCarron), and Paqtnkek (Chief P.J. Prosper) to develop a regional climate strategy.

November 14, 1:00 PM. Free Legal Information Session with Lawyer Meghan MacGillivray Case, Wills & Estate Planning. Location: Mini Trail Community Centre, Lakevale. Everyone welcome!

Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm, Dennis Hall, Markin Global Complex, Coady Institute. People’s School for Climate Action. A panel presentation about climate-related topics and then a reception where people can speak with groups about what we can do locally to deal with changing climate and what resources are available to us.

Saturday, November 16 from 8AM to 10AM Antigonish Men’s Prayer Breakfast: “How does my faith inform my life: My youth and my Hockey Career”. Paul MacLean former NHL Player and Coach is the speaker this year. Besides the talk from Paul you will be treated to a Premier Breakfast, and we will also have and a short prayer service. This is open all men in the community and all are welcome.
Tickets will be available at Saint Ninian’s Parish Office, cost $20.00.

Sunday, November 24, Antigonish Choral Ensemble and Guests: Fall Showcase,, 7:30 pm at St James United Church. Ryan Billington, Director, Amy Hendricks, Accompanist. Admission by Free Will Offering.

Sunday, November 24, Antigonish Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 9-1, Lions’ Den, Highland Drive Extension. Donations at the door for: Assisting a community member with medical expenses.

November 3, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, November 3
11:00 am Worship Committee in the parlour

Tuesday, November 5
10:00 am Bible Study in the Parlour. Everyone is welcome.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal.
3:00 pm Meditation Group gathers in the Meeting Room.
7:00 pm UCW General Meeting, Guest Speaker: Najlaa Za’anine from Gaza. All women of the congregation are welcome to come hear her story.

Thursday, November 7
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal
6:00 pm Ladies Choir
6:30 pm Choir

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (November 10, 2019)
Isaiah 2:2-5 • Romans 8:18-25 • John 15:12-17

There is interest in providing a wheel chair accessible van to transport people to St. James and St. Ninian’s for Sunday services. In order for this to be feasible a survey needs to be done. If you are interested in helping with this survey please leave your name at St. James office.

Stewardship Thought for this Week (November 3, 2019)
Let go of what is holding you back, to free you for the journey onward and forward.

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, November 10
10:30 am Our Remembrance Week Service at St. James

Saturday, November 16 St. James UCW will be holding their annual Holly Tea and Sale. We are looking for donations for the Silent Auction, Jewellery, Christmas Room, Baking and new or like-new items for the New to You table. Your contributions will be gratefully received Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon until November 8. Please use the back door of the church. A list of the various tables, conveners and their telephone numbers are on the blue sheets that can be found on the table in the Narthex.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sunday, November 3rd from 11:30 to 1:30 – Annual Hip of Beef Dinner at Mini Trail Community Centre on Highway 337, Lakevale. Enjoy this buffet style dinner of roast beef, fresh vegetables, salad, rolls and an amazing assortment of desserts made by our local bakers. $20 for adults $8 for children. Takeout’s available. Ticket sales at the door! For additional information about the event please call 902-870-5528.

St. Ninian’s Cathedral will be hosting a Concert on November 8th in remembrance of those who have lost their lives for us. Tickets will be by Good Will Offering and proceeds will go towards the restoration of the saints. The concert will include groups from Antigonish town and county including our own St. Ninian’s Cathedral Choir as well as the Clan Thompson Pipe Band.

Thursday, November 14, 6:30 pm, Schwartz Auditorium Hotter, Wetter, Wilder: Is Canada Moving Fast Enough to Keep Up with a Changing Climate? . Dr. Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, will talk about some of the impacts of climate change on this region and what we can do about it. Prior to Dr. Feltmate’s talk there will be a ceremony marking the beginning of a new partnership between St FX (President Kevin Wamsley), the Town (Mayor Laurie Boucher), the County (Warden Owen McCarron), and Paqtnkek (Chief P.J. Prosper) to develop a regional climate strategy.

Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm, Dennis Hall, Markin Global Complex, Coady Institute. People’s School for Climate Action. A panel presentation about climate-related topics and then a reception where various climate organizations will have tables set up so that people can speak with them about what we can do locally to deal with changing climate and what resources are available to us.

Friday, November 29 at the Gathering Place (formerly Claire Marie) from 11.00 am to 2.00pm. Jingle bell frolic: Christmas is near and the Jingle Bell Frolic (a fund raiser for St Martha’s Auxiliary) will be on All your usual favourites will be there, including the special Seafood Chowder. Admission is free. Come and help the Auxiliary raise funds for equipment for your hospital (part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.)

October 27, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, October 27
10:30 am Anniversary Service at St. James. Come as we celebrate 215 years of faithful presence in Antigonish and welcome the Rev. Jan Aylward to the pulpit. Everyone is welcome to join us for a reception in the hall following the service
5:30 pm You are invited to join in our community potluck sponsored by Cultural Connections Antigonish. Once again there will be surprise entertainment to add to the flavour of the occasion. It’s fun to meet and mix with old friends and new. Children are welcome. Just bring a dish to share.
Location: St James Hall.
Monday, October 28
2:00 pm Prayer Shawl Committee will meet in the Parlour.
5:30 pm Men’s Club will meet in the Hall at 5:30 pm. Guest speakers will be Clarence DeYoung and Connie Beaton. They will be sharing their experiences with Sleeping Children Around the World
Tuesday, October 29
10:00 am Bible Study in the Parlour. Everyone is welcome.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal.
3:00 pm Meditation Group gathers in the Meeting Room.
Thursday, October 31
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal
6:00 pm Ladies Choir
6:30 pm Choir

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (November 3, 2019)
Isaiah 1:10-18 • 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 • Luke 19:1-10

Stewardship Thought for this Week (October 27, 2019)
On this, the eve of All Saints Day, we remember that people of faith have been the key to some of the most incredible social changes in our society: may their example motivate us in our daily lives!

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, November 10
10:30 am Our Remembrance Week Service at St. James

Saturday, November 16 St. James UCW will be holding their annual Holly Tea and Sale. We will need several dozen volunteers for the sale, both on the sale day and a couple of days prior to the sale. If you can help in any way, please contact Barbara Gardiner at 863-1641 as soon as possible. We will be looking for donations for the Silent Auction, Jewellery, Christmas Room, Baking and new or like-new items for the New to You table. Your contributions will be gratefully received Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon from October 28 to November 8. Please use the back door of the church.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Christmas Dinner Coordinator: we have many volunteers that are willing to help out with the Christmas Dinner but we need a coordinator. If you or someone you know is interested in being the coordinator for the Christmas Dinner please contact the church office, 902-863-2001.

Sunday, October 27 from 9-1 Antigonish Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Lions’ Den, Highland Drive Ext. Donations at the door for Helping the Helpers.

Sunday, October 27 7:00 pm -9:00 pm Dutch Heritage evening at Arras Branch 59 Royal Canadian Legion. Following the end of WW2 Dutch citizens were encouraged to immigrate to Canada. Many of these people decided to settle in Antigonish where they established successful farms. We continue to see the next generations of these settlers flourishing all throughout Antigonish town and county.

To celebrate this proud legacy, the Royal Canadian Legion with the help of the Museum Studies class from St.F.X., is hosting a Dutch Heritage evening. This event will be an open time of sharing where we hope to have artifacts as well as a power point presentation showing relevant historic photos. We hope the local Dutch community will bring in items that help tell the story of their arrival and settling in Canada. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, November 3rd from 11:30 to 1:30 – Annual Hip of Beef Dinner at Mini Trail Community Centre on Highway 337, Lakevale. Enjoy this buffet style dinner of roast beef, fresh vegetables, salad, rolls and an amazing assortment of desserts made by our local bakers. $20 for adults $8 for children. Takeout’s available. Ticket sales at the door! For additional information about the event please call 902-870-5528.

Deacon

Presentation to Deacon Formation Class

Bethany November 26, 2016

Thanks to all who came to the presentation for your questions and our discussion. It was a pleasure to speak with you and my hope and prayer is that God continues to bless your process and your congregations.

Pdf of Slides on Protestantism

Powerpoint of Slides on Protestantism

As I said in the presentation the dates in the history section are sometimes disputed especially the further back in history we get. They are there not to be definitive answers but to help us see the patterns and movement in time.

As well the “five solas” are explanations of what the reformers taught and while they form the basis for Protestant Theology their application and emphasis varies depending on the tradition being considered.

If there are any questions please do not hesitate to be in touch at minister@stjamesuc.com

God Bless,

Rev. Peter

 

Community Hot Meal

The Tuesday Hot Meal was started in 2004 as an Anniversary project at St. James. Over the last decade the number of meals served has grown and we have welcomed the help and support of area churches and community groups.

In the fall of 2015 we were able with community support to add a Thursday Hot Meal

If you are interested in being subscribed please email hotmeal@stjamesuc.com.

Hot Meal Records Fall 2015 (a downloadable .pdf file)

Hot Meal Records Jan-Apr 2016 (a downloadable .pdf file)

Lion and Lamb

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