October 8, 2023

Sunday, October 8
10:30 am Thanksgiving Sunday at St. James. Thanks to
everyone who decorated a window to help us think
of and appreciate the goodness of God in our lives
and in our world.
2:00 am Thanksgiving service at St. David’s

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

Wednesday, October 11
10:00 am Worship at the Maples
11:00 am Worship at the RK MacDonald Nursing home

Thursday, October 12
11:00 am Hot Meal Program
6:00 am Youth Choir!
7:00 pm Senior Choir. New Members welcome!

Greeting at the door this Sunday are Claire, Lucassie, and Maggie-May

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

The 13th Blessing of the Pets/St Francis of Assisi Service was held 30
September in the Garden of St Theresa on the grounds of former
Bethany. While numbers are still not up to pre-COVID times, we did
have numerous attendees, 11 dogs and 2 cats. Beautiful sunshine was
enjoyed by all and everyone played well together – even prior to being

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.

We’re thankful for all that are hosting Coffee Hour, if you would like to
volunteer, please contact Barb in the office.

Connections newsletter is now inviting submissions for the Winter
2023 edition. Personal reflections, poems, photographs and other
expressions of the life and work of St James and its members are
welcome, as well as book reviews and celebratory notices. Submissions
can be emailed to stjamesconnections@gmail.com or dropped off at the
office by noon on Tuesday October 17th.

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!

There will be Free Recreation Transit for Saturdays in October!
Dial-a-ride services with Antigonish Community Transit will be free of
charge for all Saturdays (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) in the month of October
for specified times to recreation locations around Antigonish. Also please
note that any one can request other recreation destinations that may not
be listed here. All bookings and specific questions should be directed to
Antigonish Community Transit at (902) 867-0411. Please see the poster
for further details.