2020 is here and maybe you are thinking about getting more involved with your church. Help is especially needed with: Coffee Hour Set-up and Clean-up, Property Committee, and the Commonwealth Breakfast Program. We are also always open to people joining the following groups for Sunday Ministries: Altar Guild, Readers, Greeters, and Choir.
Brainstorm Meeting - Sat., Jan. 25th at 9am: Topics covered will be:
Communications: Newsletter (The Servant); Media Relations to the national church’s newspaper & Ontario Diocese and area; online communications; photography; graphic design; and a church database.
Grants & Fundraising: Two Projects: Prayer Room completion & Renovation of Bathrooms
St Paul’s Church History: Saving and organizing our artifacts and documents.
Please RSVP email@example.com - we are serving coffee and muffins. All welcome!
Full of Beans Cooking Club – Learn to cook healthy, inexpensive food for a limited budget. Last Saturday of every month from 4-7pm. For January: traditional minestrone soup with tortellini, parmesan & crusty bread, with blueberry cobbler for dessert. Registration is mandatory and limited to 30 people. Please call the Registrar at 613-345-2793.
Starting on Jan 26th at 1:30pm, and then on the 4th Sunday of each month, you are invited to watch an award winning movie followed by guided discussion. (Alternate event name: “Finding God at the Movies!”) Max 14 participants. Sign up in the south east corner of the Nave or contact Lynn. firstname.lastname@example.org Current potential movies are: 3 Billboards, The Shape of Water, or A Marriage Story. The group can decide which one on the day.
Soup for the Soul: Making a batch of soup? Have leftover chlili? Someone in our congregation could probably make good use of it! We share it with our families dealing with illness, loss of a loved one, or those having trouble making ends meet. Please label and date your donation.
Weekly e-news: If you would like to receive a short spiritual reflection and news for the upcoming week, please email email@example.com
Ongoing Ministry and Stewardship Opportunities
Meditation Monday: This group meets Mondays at 11am in the Rector’s Office. Ten minutes of guided Mindfulness Meditation is followed by 30 minutes of Lectio Divina. Call Lynn at 613-340-5696.
Youth Group: We meet 1st Thursday night per month 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm., & host other events a few times a year. Contact Lynn for information. All middle school and high school aged youth are welcome.
Caregiver Support Group: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1-3 pm
Information sharing, support and fellowship for caregivers. Every other month we have a guest speaker. To register: Jennifer: 613-423-3333 x 241.
Brockville Food Bank (Operation Harvest Sharing): We will continue to designate the 3rd Sunday of the month as a time to bring non-perishable food items to church. We welcome any items but would like to suggest that cereals, peanut butter, jam, and pasta are items that they consider to be high on their "wish list". Thank you to all who have donated in the past.
Women’s Book & Bible Study Group: This group meets Tuesdays at noon in the homes of members. Sometimes a particular book is studied and sometimes we look at the upcoming Sunday Lectionary Readings. Call Janice for more information at 613-341-8822.
Gospel Study: This group meets Thursdays at 7pm at the home of John & Linda, with discussion and study led by Rev. Ted. Call Ted for more information at 613-498-2942.
Building Committee Do you have skills of construction, repair, electrical work, plumbing, or gardening? Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10 am but the group would be happy to move meetings to a more convenient time if younger working people want to join. Contact the Chair, Roy at 613-348-1625.
Sunday Offering Counters Do you have a patient attention to detail? The counters are looking for two people to join the roster of Sunday counters, so that each team will count only once per month. The offering is counted during coffee hour following the 10 am service. Talk with Warden, Peggy Bell, who will connect you with the Counter Coordinator. Peggy: 613-803-3592
Loaves & Fishes Servers The fourth Monday of every month is our turn to serve at Loaves & Fishes, a food program for low income people that operates M-F each week. Come at 10 am to chop vegetables for about an hour or come at 4 pm to serve tables for about an hour. Contact Coordinator, Wendy at 613-348-3396.
Altar Guild Recruitment: Because of changes in personal circumstances, the Altar Guild has lost some of its key members. If you have some time and are looking to fulfill a role within the church, please consider joining the Altar Guild, the members of which are responsible for setting up the Altar once every four weeks. No experience is necessary; you would be placed on a team who would show you what has to be done. If interested, please see Dina Edwards (she’s a choir member) or call her at 613-342-4997.
Ushers Needed: Do you have a friendly smile? Do you like meeting people? Then we need you added to the St. Paul's usher roster. We've had a few folks step aside for various reasons, and are seeking happy, friendly people to greet people, hand out bulletins, assist guests, take up the collection, etc. If you're able to help please contact Chris Groenewoud 613-345-2944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast Club Schedule: Saturdays: - The Breakfast Club will be meeting on the first Saturday of every month at 9 am. at Mike's Restaurant (Hwy 29 Plaza, east side, just north of the Tin Cap Farm). For more information please contact Ann Delaney at 613-345-0469. We would love to see you there.
Partnership with Brockville General Hospital Maternal Care Unit: The following items are needed for New Babies-in-Need Baskets; Jackets, sleepers sizes 0-9 months, undershirts (onezies), small baby powders, small baby oils, small soaps, and receiving blankets, etc.. If you wish to donate, please place items in the basket at the back of the church or contact Bea at 613-342-5223.
Get me to the Church: Drivers are needed to get people to and from church on Sunday mornings. If you can help, please contact Don Buffett at email@example.com or 613-345-5150.
FundScrict TM Update: FundScrip Orders are received and submitted on the date below, and the cards are distributed the following week. Please mark these dates on your calendar. Order forms are available at the back of the church and may be submitted at any time (with a cheque corresponding to the amount of the order) in advance of the order date with the understanding the order dates are firm.
St. Paul's Hearing System: St. Paul's has hearing devices available to use for those who may need assistance in hearing the services more clearly. There is no charge for their use. Please see John Sharpe for further details.
Cancer Treatment Drivers: The Parish Life Committee is also considering the possibility of trying to provide drivers to take fellow parishioners to cancer treatment appointments. As a first step we would like to see if there are people in the congregation who would be willing to be drivers for this programme. Again, if you would be willing to drive these patients please contact Don Buffett at 613-345-5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the response we will decide what further actions can be taken.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Helpline: is now available in Leeds-Grenville to help victims of abuse, as well as people concerned that someone they know may be in an abusive situation. Elder abuse is not a family matter. If you fear that someone is taking advantage of a senior you know, please call our toll free, confidential, anonymous helpline. We are available 24/7 for advice, referral to an agency - or just to listen. 1-855-542-1336 Sponsored by the Council on Aging.