For the week of November 18, 2018
MORNING PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY | Thursdays | 9:30AM Morning Prayer, 10:00AM Bible Study
All are welcome to attend our service of Morning Prayer, followed by our weekly Bible study. Come to one or both!
REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD | November | Sanctuary
Throughout the month of November we remember all those who have died. We invite you to bring a picture of your loved ones to place on the side altar. You will also have the opportunity to inscribe their names into a commemorative book which will be placed in the sanctuary throughout the month. We will remember our loved ones at our Healing Service on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00PM
HEALING SERVICE | Wed, November 28 | 7:00PM | Sanctuary
All are invited to join us as we remember our loved ones and offer prayers of healing.
REFRAME | Sunday Mornings September 30 to December 9, 2018 | 8:45AM to 9:45AM | Sanctuary
Join us either before or after your Sunday morning worship for a coffee and an engaging video-based group discussion where we'll go on a ten-week journey through the “big story” of scripture, examining how the Bibles message has shaped historical Christian communities and their cultures, and what its implications are for all Christians living in the world today. More Info
As of Vestry 2019 Christ Church has two vital roles to fill: People’s Warden and Deputy Rector’s Warden. Please prayerfully consider if you are able to fill one of these roles that are so important to the operation of Christ Church. If you would like more information on what each role entails, please speak to our outgoing People’s Warden, Susan Walmsley and Rev. Jason Prisley.
2019 COMPENSATION REVIEW
The wardens are beginning the process of reviewing and adjusting compensation for 2019. Due to the sensitive nature of compensation levels and in consideration of the people involved, compensation details will not be discussed at vestry. However, if you have any questions, concerns or input relative to compensation for the Clergy, Church Administrator, Director of Music Ministry, or Director of Young Christian Formation then please speak to a warden (Susan Walmsley, Trevor Smith, Frank Macina, Bruce Anderson) before November 30, 2018.
GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE MEETING | Sat, November 24 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM | Great Hall
All in the LGBTQ+ community, allies, friends and family are welcome to join us for an open conversation. Light refreshments will be served.
WHITE GIFT SUNDAY | Sun, December 2
Donations of personal care items would be much appreciated for young mothers and babies at Rose of Sharon, battered women and children cared for at 2 branches of Sandbanks shelter and men and women in transition to a normal life at the LOFT house. Thank you for your support.
ACW POTLUCK | Wed, December 5 | 5:30PM | Great Hall
All ladies of the parish are welcome to attend our annual potluck dinner. Please bring your quilt tickets as the quilt will be raffled off then. Non-perishable items for the food bank will also be collected.
CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING
Once again this year Christ Church is supporting local families in need. If you wish to donate cash or gift cards, please give them to Diane Ferguson by December 5. Our mission is to help these families with what they need. All cash and card donations will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. When you purchase a gift card please give a photocopy to the office. The Deacon Al Fund will provide gas cards for each family.
Suggestions: Gift cards to No Frills, Giant Tiger, Walmart, etc.
ACW QUILT RAFFLE | Draw December 5
Tickets are available for the 2018 ACW quilt raffle of the queen-sized, hand-quilted “Butterflies & Roses”. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5, available at coffee hour, through the church office and at the 2018 Christmas Market. Draw will be made on December 5.
FROM THE LIBRARY
Have you recently borrowed a book or DVD from the church library? Take a moment to share your thoughts about it with others. You can put a short review or synopsis of any book or DVD borrowed from the shelves into the “Read and Reviewed” box on the round table in the library. The box can also be used to recommend books for purchase. Some of the reviews may appear in the bulletin from time to time. We look forward to hearing from library users.
Reminder: Borrowing time is three weeks. Thank you for returning borrowed materials promptly so others may enjoy them too.
ACW CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE
You are invited to help us decorate the Narthex Christmas tree with new socks, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves. All donations will go to those in need right here in Stouffville. For more information, speak to Eleanor Winters or Susan Walmsley.
PREPARE FOR ADVENT WITH PWRDF’S "EMPOWERED & EMPOWERING WOMEN"
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund invites you to journey through the days of Advent while learning about women of the Bible, from Eve to Mary. This year St. Olave’s very own Rev’d Rob Mitchell has written the resource, which provides a daily scripture reading about a different woman of the Bible, a reflection on her story, a prayer and a connection to the work of PWRDF. Sign up at pwrdf.org/Advent2018 to receive a free daily reflection in your email inbox and discover how the courageous and fascinating women of the Bible are not all that different from the strong and resilient women who live in PWRDF program areas around the world.
2019 PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVINGS & OFFERING ENVELOPES
In preparation for 2019, please let Kathryn know if you would like to set up pre-authorized givings or if you don't have envelopes and would like some. firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-895-2935
2019 CHURCH CALENDARS
Now available. If you signed up for one or would like one, please contact the office during regular office hours for payment ($5 each) and pick up or speak to Susan Walmsley on Sunday at coffee hour.
Available from the church office during daily office hours. Freewill donations gratefully accepted.