Sunday, March 17, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, March 17
10:30 am Intergenerational Worship. There is no children’s worship this Sunday.
11:30 am Worship Committee in the Meeting Room.
11:30 am Ministry and Personnel in the Sunday School room.
11:45 am Christian Faith and Development in the Sunday School Room (after M&P)

Tuesday, March 19
10:00 am Bible Study in the Parlour this week.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal in the Hall.
3:00 pm The Meditation Group in the Meeting Room.
7:00 pm Church Council in the Meeting Room.

Wednesday, March 20
11:00 am United Church worship

Thursday, March 21
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal in the Hall.
6:30 pm Choir Practice

We are looking for members of St. James who are interested in serving as our representatives to the Regional Council. Members of the Regional Council represent us at the Regional meeting (the last weekend of May). The Regional Council member will provide key communication updates between the Regional Council and St. James throughout the year. If you are interested in being part of the wider work being done in the United Church please speak to Rev. Peter.

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Friday, March 29
The Annual Lobster Dinner will take place at St. James. Volunteers are needed to work March 27th , 28th , and 29th . Squares and Cookies will be required for March 29th . For more information, please phone Bob Murray 902-863-3179 or the Church office at 902-863-2001.

Tuesday, April 2
7:00 pm U.C.W. General Meeting in the Meeting Room.

We are a church that strives to make sure that everyone is able to come and worship. Please be mindful of people who have sensitivities to scented personal care products as you get ready on Sundays.

Dishes that have been left in the Kitchen will be put on a table in the Hall. Please pick up what is yours! Remaining dishes will go in the Spring Rummage Sale.

Your Social Justice Committee reminds you that all is not gloom and doom in Social Justice. On 20 March we observe the International Day of Happiness! The theme this year is Happier Together, celebrating what we have in common rather than what divides us. What a wonderful goal to action both locally and globally. What can you do promote happiness?

Truth & Reconciliation – Truth: “not only the truth revealed in government and church residential school documents, but also the truth of lived experiences as told to us by Survivors and others in their statements to this Commission” and Reconciliation: coming to terms with events of the past in a manner that overcomes conflict and establishes a respectful and healthy relationship among people, going forward “must inspire Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to transform Canadian society so that our children and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share.”

The Maples are looking for a volunteer to drive some seniors to St. James on Sunday mornings. They have a minivan which can be used and if you are interested in helping out please contact Sarah @902-735-2220 .

Stewardship Thought for This Sunday (March 17, 2019)
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. – Augustine

Did you know? PAR (Pre Authorized Remittance) is the way about half the families in St. James make their offering. Once per month the amount you designate is transferred to the church to ensure that our work and witness to the good news of Jesus continues here in Antigonish and around the world. If you are interested signing up for PAR or in learning more please speak to Pamela Cunningham or drop by the church office.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Antigonish & Area Parkinson’s Support Group will be meeting March 18, 2019 at 2PM at Shannex, Parkland. The education session this month will be addressing medications used to manage the disease. Please share this notice with anyone you think would be interested in attending. Contact Joanne MacKenzie at 902-872-0660 for further information.

The Men’s Health Centre is looking for a volunteer/s to do taxes for their clients. We had a retired man who used to do taxes for the clients from the Men’s Health Centre but he is no longer able to do so. We are looking for a new volunteer/s to fill that gap. It can look different depending on the volunteer. The man who did it in the past would pick up the information on Wednesday’s and return the next Wednesday and pick up new ones during tax season, alternatively they could set up here on Tuesdays and do them with the men. There are about 20-25 a year all told. The service is so important as many are marginalised and will not receive other services if they do not file. If you are able to help out please call Mary Bowman at Family Service 902-863-2358.

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