June 9, 2019

Sunday, June 9
10:30 am We gather around the table to celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
Monday June 10,
6:00 p.m. UCW summer break dinner in the hall guest speaker will be Alaa Hadhad.

Tuesday, June 11
10:00 am Bible Study.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal in the Hall.
3:00 pm The Meditation Group in the Meeting Room.

Thursday, June 13
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal in the Hall.
6:30 pm Choir Practice

St James’ spring 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up is scheduled for 6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 11th . Anyone 16 years and older is invited to join us. We will meet at the old Bennett’s Market parking lot (diagonally across from the main StFX sign), near our area, Hwy 7 and 104 – Exit 32. Equipment supplied. All you need is comfortable clothing – work gloves and waterproof footwear. Note this is active tick season – plan to stay covered up! This should take less than two hours, beautifies our community and improves the environment. Treats and handouts provided! Please talk to Michèle Ashby (232-3473) or after the service, if you are able to assist and have not already indicated your interest.

The Tuesday Meditation Group is celebrating 25 yrs of meditating. To celebrate we’ve invited all who are likewise meditators or those curious about both meditation and mindfulness. A film and discussion Friday June 14th from 7-9pm. Saturday presentations on meditation and mindfulness from 9:45-3pm. Both in the church hall. A light lunch will be served (Pay What You Can). Those wanting lunch must register at 9:45. For more information, call 902 863 3546.

Sunday, June 16th the children of the congregation will help us give thanks for their year of worship during our morning worship. A bbq will follow and everyone is welcome. If you are aware of any members of this year’s graduating class who are connected to St. James, please forward their names to the church office by June 17th. Recognition of the graduates service at St. James will be held on June 23.

Truth & Reconciliation – Call #11 Education – We call upon the federal government to provide adequate funding to end the backlog of First Nations students seeking a post-secondary education.

Book Launch “First World War Honour Roll of Antigonish, NS 1915-1927” June 9, 2019 2pm at the Antigonish Heritage Museum
Letters, Music and Song of the Era.

Our Annual Highland Lobster Supper will take place Father’s Day, June 16th from 12-6 p.m. at the Mini Trail Community Centre, rte. 337 in Lakevale, Admission for Lobster Dinner is $20.00, Additional Lobster $10.00, Ham Dinner $15.00, and Children 12 years and under $8.00. Take-outs Available. All dinners include 1lb lobster served in a shell with butter, homemade coleslaw, potato salad, rolls, and dessert.

The Clan Thompson Pipe Band and Friends Returns for Fourth Year. The Clan Thompson Pipe Band, under the direction of Pipe Major Scott Williams and Lead Drummer Judy Smith, both of Antigonish, will return to St. James United Church on Sunday, July 7th with an all star cast of performers featuring Emery Van de Wiel on Flute and vocals, Martha Palmer on Accordion and vocals, Fiddler Karen Beaton accompanied by Leona Williams on piano, Trumpet and Flute by Luke and Mary Henderson, Organist Sandra Johnson, a Scottish Small Pipes Ensemble, dancers from the Smith School of Highland Dance, and featuring in his debut solo performance, piper Oakley MacLean of St. Andrews. The M.C. will b Jack Langlois, Stellarton’s Town Crier. The concert will start at 2:30 PM. Admission is $10 and $5 for Seniors and children under 12. All proceeds will be directed to the St. James Music Bursary Fund.

Donations for the Jordon Myles foundation may be left in the music room (choir room), at the church office, or given directly to Brenda Rose (in the choir), at any time.

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