Thursday, 13 November 2014

Parish Email: November 13, 2014

SundayA few strong arms and sturdy backs needed Sunday. If you have time to help us move some pews after church today we welcome your brawn!!  Just join us in the sanctuary after the 10 am service and we will welcome your help.

The Circular Deadline: Wednesday, November 19th; theme: creativity.

Altar Guild meeting – Thursday November 20, 2014 at 2pm. We will be planning for Christmas Bake Sale and decorating the worship space for Christmas. Come in and see what we do. For more information call Elaine Parkes at 250-374-2316.

FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY - Nov 21 at 10 am. Guest speaker - Mollie will tell us about the Elizabeth Fry Society and the sewing project at the women’s prison. ALL welcome.

Advent-ures in Art:  Come to the opening of our Art Show Saturday November 22 7pm – 9 pm in the Cathedral.   Join us as we open the show of collected works from our own Cathedral artists and crafts people.  Refreshments will be shared and artists will be on site to share about their works.  (all art will be on display through the season of Advent and over Christmas).

Youth Group (grades 4+) rock climbing event on Saturday, November 22nd! We will be meeting at Cliffside Climbing Gym (954B Laval Crescent). We’ll climb from 5:30-7:00pm and then we will enjoy a pizza dinner together in the loft at the climbing gym until 7:45pm. Cost is $20 for climbing and dinner. The gym needs to know in advance how many people are coming, please confirm your attendance with Melissa ASAP.

CHANT - CHART - CONVERSE :  Come to the OASIS:  Rest in God
Saturday November 29 2014  10 am - 1:30 am  St. Paul's Cathedral, 360 Nicola St.Kamloops BC.
An experiential workshop exploring the spiritual life and practices of rest and trust in God.  Techniques and practices to identify and overcome those things that deter and detract us from the love of God and love of self and neighbor will be explored.  Finding ways of rest and peace in God will be experienced. All are welcome!  Lunch will be provided. Please contact the office at:  250 372 3912 or via email at: to register.

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Sunday School News:

Over the next few weeks and months, the St. Paul’s Sunday School will be involved in two outreach initiatives.  We welcome your participation in their giving.

The Sharing Tree: There is a special tree in the Sunday School Room.  We will adorn it weekly with sox, mitts, gloves and hats.  These items will be collected to put on the Sharing Tree for our shelter neighbors who come and share this same room on Wednesdays evenings. If you would like to participate in this outreach ministry and make a donation, there is a box in the Cathedral Entrance to receive your donations of hats, mitts, gloves and sox.  (no scarves please).  Let’s keep everyone warm and dry this winter!

Christmas Shoe BoxesOur Sunday school class will work together to decorate and package shoe boxes to donate to the Boys and Girls Club in Kamloops. The Boys & Girls club will share these "stockings in a box" with children from lower income families throughout the holidays. We hope to fill a number of boxes suitable for both girls and boys between the ages of 5-12 years. Anything that you would find in a child's stocking would be appropriate to share. If you would like to participate in this outreach project bring small surprises to fill the boxes and place them in the donation basket in the Cathedral entranceway.

Do you love this building?  Do you have time to help us with care of this place? Are you handy and/or good with tools? We are forming a Maintenance Committee that would consist of folks who would assist with the care and upkeep of the Cathedral Facility.  Jim Waldie our  faithful Maintenance Co-ordinator of 10 years is stepping down, and we need to put in place a team of volunteers who would meet regularly to address the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the facility.  Working in partnership with the wardens, our custodian and the office coordinator, the Maintenance Committee would set budget, prioritize ongoing maintenance needs, monitor the calendar upkeep schedules (fire alarm maintenance, sprinkler system upkeep, furnace and heating monitoring, etc). and oversee the day to day maintenance need of this large physical plant. We would also need a small circle of building “on-call” folks who would be our after hours contacts for emergent issues should they arise.  Curious?  Interested?  Join us for an information sharing meeting – (no commitment required at this point) just come and hear about the needs and the ministry/work.  The Maintenance Information meeting will be held Sunday December 14 after the 10 am service.  We will meet in the Chapel

Early Reminder! St. Paul’s annual CHRISTAS TEA Saturday DECEMBER 13TH 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Baking and preserves will be greatly accepted for the bake sale and the tea. For more information or to help phone Rae at (250) 372-7582

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