November 20, 2022

JOIN US by Serving Others on Christmas Day! Please join us this year, as St. James United Church hosts the annual Community Christmas Dinner, on Sunday, 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 Daniel Vanderlans @ 902-957-8255 or email: antigonishdinner@outlook.com
Let’s bless & serve others this Christmas through our Community Christmas Dinner 2022.

The Social Justice Committee reminds you that 20 November is Universal Children’s Day. For 2022, UNICEF is calling on partners and supporters to share a positive message of equality and inclusion for every child. This is an annual day of action for children, by children. From climate change, education and mental health, to ending racism and discrimination, children and young people are raising their voices on the issues that matter to their generation and calling for adults to create a better future. Also note that “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The UN’s UNiTE campaign calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations. The theme this year is “UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.

Did you know? There is no minimum or maximum amount for your PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) contribution to St. James. Simply designate the offering you normally give to the congregation and once a month on a designated date the money moves from your account to the church’s. Interested in learning more? Speak with Pamela Cunningham or drop by the church office.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, November 27 from 9-1 Antigonish Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Lions’ Den, Highland Drive Ext.

Wednesday, November 30 at the People’s Place Library from 4:30 to 6:00 you are enthusiastically invited to the launch of Sara avMaat’s new comic book. Hope Unleashed is a comic book about moving from climate anxiety to climate action. The story begins with Maude the dog and her concern for her person, Patrick, who is paralyzed by climate anxiety. We follow Maude and Patrick as they learn about some of the people and organizations in Nova Scotia working to make a difference. We empathize with Patrick when he reaches the point where “it still feels like all too much”, but knows he’s ready to make a start. Available at the launch, The Curious Cat Bookstore, Happenstance, Antigonish 5 to $1 or from the author at savmaat@yahoo.ca for $7 plus shipping.

Do you provide ongoing support to a family member or friend? The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging wants to hear from you! They will be hosting a focus group discussion at the Antigonish Town & County Library on Tuesday November 22nd from 10:00-11:30am (for caregivers of children, youth or young adults) and 1:30-3:00pm (for caregivers of older adults). Attendees will receive a $50 gift card in thanks. Pre-registration is required, go to www.NSCaregivingProject.ca or call 1-877-302-4440 to register.