Saturday, 29 November 2014

Parish Email: November 28, 2014

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Photo Chuck Kalnin
 The Circular – Can be found online!! In an effort to be better stewards both financially and environmentally, we have decided to limit the number of hard copies, reduce postage costs and move towards electronic copies! There are still a few paper copies available at the back of the Cathedral.

There are new books on the APCI book cart (located between the cathedral and the hall). Check them out! (a library pun)

Centering Prayer – Time Change – please note that centering prayer will now begin at 10am on Tuesdays. 

The Thompson Valley Orchestra presents "The Many Moods of Christmas" with special guests, The Kamloops Choristers.  Calvary Community Church 7pm Sat. Dec.6th and 2pm Sun. Dec. 7th

Our annual PIT Stop is happening on Dec 7th.  This hot meal program which serves a nutritious dinner every Sunday
afternoon year round and is a completely volunteer driven program.  The dinners are provided without charge for people less fortunate than ourselves.  Normally put on by the United ChurchSt Paul's has volunteered to do it once a year.  If you feel you can volunteer for 2 or 4 hours from 1-5 please email or call 250-376-5855

Monday, December 8th - 1:00 - 3:00 pm Linnea Good, musician, song-writer and storyteller, is offering a workshop to teach Scripture story telling - helping us learn to "tell" the Scriptures rather than just read them. There is a suggested donation of $10 for this event - but no one will be turned away if they cannot afford it. Please RSVP to Mount Paul United Church at 250-376-2261. For more information on Linnea Good, please visit her website:

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!

 THIS SUNDAY!!!! 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.

Suggested Items for Christmas Shoe Box Stocking Stuffers
Toiletries- bubble bath, shower gel, creams
Card games
Chocolates, sweets, gum
Mitts, toques, scarves
Anything hockey or NHL related
Nail polish, lip gloss
Markers, pencil crayons
Art kits
Books, comics
Barrettes, ponies, hair clips,
Cozy or funny socks
Photo frame
Anything from Ardene's or Claires
Stickers, crafts
Stationary or note cards
Diary or journal
Lego mini
Noise makers (kazoo, shakers, tambourine, maracas, etc…)
Play dough, silly putty
Jewelry making kits
Colouring book
Game book
Iron bead kit
LED booklight
Coffee/Team mug warmer
Decorative duct tape
Glow sticks
Funky erasers
Swim goggles
Crazy straws
Post it notes
Small puzzles
Small toys
Small stuffed animals
Bring your donations to the Cathedral THIS SUNDAY!!!!!!! and put in the box in the front entrance!  Thanks so much!

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

Christmas Tea & Bake Sale – Sat Dec 13th 1:30-3:30 pm

The Altar Guild is again looking after the Bake table at the Christmas Tea.  As well as a regular bake table, there will also be a separate Bulk Cookie Table where cookies will be sold by the dozen (your choice of cookies).   All donations of baking, preserves and cookies are appreciated.  Baking is also needed for the tea.   Baking can be brought to the church during office hours on Friday Dec 12th and to the hall from 10 am on Saturday, Dec 13th.  Help at either the Tea or Bake table is most welcome.  For more info on the bake table contact Elaine Parkes at 250-374-2316 and/or for the tea – Rae Long at 250-372-7582

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