October 1, 2023

There was another successful Adopt-A-Highway clean up Monday evening. We collected seven very large bags of garbage and two bags of “refundables”. Allan Farrell, Hope Graham, Gerrit Groenenberg, Tim Hinds, Joan MacGillivray, Barb Shea and Tommy Smith participated. And we were delighted to have the managers of our local A&W, Jennifer Baudoux, and McDonalds, Erwin Buela, join us. Huge thanks to all for their efforts at beautifying our community and protecting our environment!

Are you a youth (9yrs +) and interested singing? A Youth Choir at St. James will start rehearsals on Thursdays 6:00 -6:45 pm from September 28- October 19. For more information please see Carolyn.

The 2024 United Church Calendars are ready to be ordered. Orders are being taken and should be placed by November 1. Please contact Barb in the office if you would like to order one, or Sheryl Chapman 902 863-6409

The popular St James Info Fair will once again be offered.
Stay after the service on October 22nd and see who we are after the long Covid lull and what we’re up to. We will entice you with some nibblies at each table, too. Fun! You might learn more about the new Youth Choir, or the details of the Bible Study Group. Learn about our Prayer Circle as well as the Prayer Shawl Ministry. And much more. So save the date and join us!

Sunday. October 1
10:30 am We gather celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

Tuesday, October 3
10:00 am Hot Meal Program
3:00 pm Meditation Group in Meeting Room. For more information, call Fran @ 902- 863-3546

Thursday, October 5
11:00 am Hot Meal Program
6:00 am Youth Choir!
7:00 pm Senior Choir. New Members welcome!

Sunday, October 8
10:30 am Thanksgiving Sunday at St. James. Would you like to decorate a window to help express our thanks to God? Look for the sign up sheet in the Narthex!
2:00 am Thanksgiving service at St. David’s

In this busy social justice week, today is both the NS Mi’kmaq Treaty Day and the International Day for Older Persons. Tomorrow is the International Day of Non-Violence and World Habitat Day, and the 4th is the National Sisters in Spirit Vigil. All of these dates are important, but due to limited space we are choosing at this time to focus on the significance of Treaty Day. The Treaties of Peace and Friendship were signed in 1760-61 and guaranteed Mi’kmaq the right to hunt, fish, gather and earn a reasonable living – without British, [government], interference. It must be remembered that while these treaties were entered into by the Mi’kmaq, they were never conquered, and never surrendered, gave up or ceded their land. We are all Treaty People!

October (Mi’kmaq History Month)
1 – Int’l Day for Older Persons
1 – NS Mi’kmaq Treaty Day
2 – Int’l Day of Non-Violence
2 – World Habitat Day
4 – National Sisters in Spirit Vigil
10 – World Mental Health Day
16 – World Food Day
17 – Int’l Day for Poverty Eradication

Are you interested in reading scripture on Sunday? If so please speak to Hope Graham or contact Barb in the office.

The Worship Committee are looking for people willing to greet on Sunday mornings. If you are interested please speak to Rev. Peter or let Barb know in the office.