May 26, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Monday, May 27
6:00 pm Men’s Club Annual Ladies Night Lobster Supper will be held in the Hall.
Tuesday, May 28
10:00 am Bible Study is CANCELLED.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal in the Hall.
3:00 pm The Meditation Group in the Meeting Room.

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

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, June 2
11:30am This Sunday will include a Celebration of Rev Peter’s 25th Year since Ordination and Rev Doug’s 40th Year since Ordination. There will be a reception to follow and everyone is welcome. The congregation is asked to bring a plate of sandwiches to the reception and a cake will be provided. Anyone willing to assist the Hospitality Committee in setting up for the reception is asked to come at 9:00 on June 2. For more information please contact Betty Webber, 863-1301.

2:00 pm Please join us on Sunday, June 2 from 2-4 pm for Music for Claire's Journey, a benefit concert to support Claire MacDonell and her children through her treatment for cancer.  The concert will take place at St. James United Church.  A reception will follow in the church hall.  Entrance by donation . Claire is currently on leave from her part time jobs at NSHA and St. James United Church and is faced with the expenses of travelling for medical treatment, childcare, and additional medical costs.

Tuesday, June 4
1:00 pm Orpah Unit will meet in the parlour.

Saturday, June 8 rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. James Stump Frolic is taking place. You can now drop off your donations for the silver and white elephant tables, silent auction and the book table. Please give an approximate value on silent auction items if possible. No clothing, encyclopaedias or education textbooks! Drop-off hours are 10 a.m. to 12 noon on weekdays up until Friday, May 31st”. If these hours do not work for you, please call Barb Gardiner at 902-863-1614

Monday June 10, at 6 p.m. in the hall the UCW summer break dinner is taking place. Our guest speaker will be Alaa Hadhad. All women of the congregation are welcome! You do not need to be a UCW member. Tickets are $25 and the meal is catered by Candace MacKenzie. Main course is a choice of chicken, salmon or tofu. Tickets will be sold in the hall after service on Sunday May 19 and Sunday May 26 (last day to get tickets).

Come learn of Meditation and Mindfulness traditions, and the diverse ways we now practice them. Our Tuesday Meditation Group is celebrating 25 years! This event shines a light on this area’s many different ways to meditate. Open to all, practising or curious.
Friday June 14, 7-9; Saturday June 15, 9:45-3; St James Church Hall,
Light Vegan and non Vegan Soup and sides- Pay What You Can.

With the upcoming high school graduation season approaching, St. James would like to honour and celebrate the young people who will earn their high school diplomas this year. If you are aware of any members of this year’s graduating class who are connected to St. James, please put forth 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 Truth & Reconciliation – Call #9 Education – We call upon the federal government to prepare and publish annual reports comparing funding for the education of First Nations children on and off reserves, as well as educational and income attainments of Aboriginal peoples in Canada compared with non-Aboriginal people.

The final meeting of the Antigonish Parkinson’s Support Group before summer holidays will be on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2PM at Shannex-Parkland in Antigonish. We will have 2 guests. Marlene Melanson, Antigonish Recreation will share information on accessibility in our area including Pomquet Beach swimming. Lisa Frankland, Community Development Coordinator, Atlantic Parkinson’s Canada will discuss with us info about PD Canada. If you want more info please feel free to call J MacKenzie at 902-872-0660.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Antigonish Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, May 26th, 9 am to 1pm at the Lions Den on Highland Drive. Our Pancake Breakfast this month is for the Antigonish Crime Stoppers.

A Public Forum on the Plastics Crisis St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 96 Church Street, Antigonish, will host a Public Forum on the Plastics Crisis on Monday, May 27th, at 7:00 pm. This forum on reducing, reusing and recycling plastics will feature two expert presenters: Nicole Haverkort, Regional Waste Coordinator/Educator at Eastern Region Solid Waste Management; and Debbie Feltmate, Business Manager, Small Craft Harbours, Gulf Nova Scotia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
A question period will follow the presentations. Everyone is welcome to attend this important public meeting! For more information, call 902-863-8226.

Carbon Pricing Talk – Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm Meghan McMorris of the Ecology Action Centre will be giving a talk at the library on carbon pricing. For those who have already heard her present, you will know she is an engaging, dynamic speaker with a unique ability to explain complexities like carbon pricing in a way that actually makes it fun!

GRAND BOOK SALE: FoAL and St Martha’s Auxiliary will be holding their annual book sale on June 1 at the Antigonish Library from 10 – 2pm. Books will be sold at $1 per pound. Books can be donated to the sale on Friday ONLY from 1 pm – 6 pm. Books will NOT be accepted on Saturday. Please ensure any books you donate are sale worthy as our dumpster is not very big! Please help two important charities raise money for our community.

Seafood Chowder and Bake Sale, North Shore Fire Hall, Marsh Road
Cape George, Sunday June 2, 2019, 11:30am until 2:00 pm, Admission: Adults $12.00, Children under 12 yrs $5.00. Chowder, tea or coffee, rolls, biscuits, and desert. TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the North Shore Fire Dept.

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