Weekly Announcements

For the week of August 25, 2019

If you are in need of a pastoral visit or home communion, please call Rev. Bob at the church during office hours. 905-640-1461, ext. 102.

For pastoral emergencies that arise during off-hours, Rev. Bob can be reached at 647-636-6233.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY TO THURSDAY - 9AM TO 1PM

FRIDAY - CLOSED

notice regarding announcements

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS AFTER THE 10AM SERVICE WILL BE DELIVERED BY A WARDEN, TREASURER OR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR ONLY. 

 If you have an announcement to be delivered from the front after the service, please have your written announcement in to the office by Thursday at 9am for the upcoming Sunday.

Thank you for helping us to reduce long announcement times.

WORSHIP

SENIORS’ SERVICE & TEA | Wednesday, September 11 | 10:00AM

Join us as we resume our monthly Seniors’ Service & Tea.  All welcome.

EVENTS 

 21ST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT | Saturday, September 7 | Spring Creek Golf Club

There’s still time to sign up for our 21st annual golf tournament.

18 holes of golf, cart and steak dinner $90

18 holes golf, walk and steak dinner $75

Dinner only $35

For more information speak to Trevor Smith or Denise Pettitt.

ACW POTLUCK SUPPER | Thursday, September 12 | 6:00PM

All ladies are invited to attend our ACW Potluck Supper. Please bring an entrée, side or dessert to share. The evening will include a short ACW meeting.

RECHARGE YOUTH RETREAT | Friday, September 13 - Sunday September 15
Registration is open for the annual ReCharge fall retreat for youth in Grades 6-12, with the theme “How to get closer to Jesus through our prayer life.” It will take place at Muskoka Woods. The cost is $105 for the first 100 people who register and $149 after that. Sign up online and let Jane Smith know you will be attending.

PARISH FAIR | Sunday, September 15 | After the 10am service

All are invited to attend our Parish Fair to learn about our ministries, what they do and how you might become involved.

FLAME CONFERENCE | September 20-22 | Jackson’s Point Conference Centre

Keynote speaker: The Reverend Canon Gary van der Meer.  Double occupancy $275.00; Saturday Day Pass $99.00; Saturday Day Pass with dinner $125.00  For more information contact registrar@flameconferencetoronto.ca.  Register online at www.flameconferencetoronto.ca

SPECIAL CARE VISITOR TRAINING | Thursdays, October 17, 24, 31 & November 7, 2019 | Markham-Stouffville Hospital

Hosted by Central LHIN Chaplaincy Collaborative and facilitated by The Rev. Don Shields, you are invited to attend the Special Care Visitor Training. This course will introduce you to the key concepts of visiting, functioning in a multi-faith culture, empathetic listening, death & dying, finding hope, ethical touch & boundaries, spirituality, prayer and spiritual interventions/rituals for the full spectrum of life.  If you are interested in attending, pick up a brochure/sign up form on the Welcome Table and RSVP your spot to dshields@msh.on.ca.  Cost is $50 payable by cash or cheque at the beginning of Session 1.  Participants must attend all four sessions to meet the requirement for volunteer application at Central LHIN facilities.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR OUTREACH CONFERENCE | Saturday, October 19
The annual Outreach & Advocacy Conference will be held at Havergal College, with the theme “Grounded and Growing in Christ: Church as a centre of resistance and hope.” Participants will explore how the Church can counter injustice with strategies of resilience and hope. Youth age 11 and older are particularly invited to attend the youth-focused workshop in the morning and youth-friendly options in the afternoon. The cost is $30, or $15 for students or the unemployed. Learn more and register on the Diocesan Outreach Conference page.

MURDER MYSTERY | Saturday, October 26

Find your magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker hat, and mark October 26 on your calendar.  That is the date for the Christ Church Players to present their 2019 murder mystery "Death at the Pantomime".  This year’s script has been written by our own Peter Markle, and combines the usual features of our whodunnit plays with part of the script from one of the original Christ Church pantos. So ..... you can boo the villain (who may or may not be the murderer) & shout "oh no we won't" as well as solving the mystery.  Hope to see you there together with as many of your friends as possible.

ministry matters

LOCAL OUTREACH

Things to do this summer:

  1. Save loonies, toonies and other change for the Deacon Al Fund, which provides gas cards and grocery cards to those needing some help. Also, parking cards are purchased for use at Markham-Stouffville Hospital.

  2. Save aluminium pop tabs, which go to Easter Seals to purchase accessibility devices for children.

REMINDERS

ACW QUILT RAFFLE

Quilt tickets are now on sale for the 2019 ACW queen-sized quilt “Blue Ohio Star”. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 available at coffee hour from Susan Walmsley or Sandra Stronach. The draw will take place on December 11.

ANGLICAN JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

The deadline to confirm your print subscription with the Anglican Journal has been extended to October 31. Confirm your subscription here or call 1-866-333-0959 and leave a message including your name, address and phone number.

140th anniversary of christ church

NOTE CARDS | $15.00/6 cards + envelopes

Celebrating the 140th anniversary of Christ Church, a package of 6 note cards is available for sale through the office and at coffee hour on Sundays.  Each card has a picture of Christ Church through its history. For just $15.00 for a package of six, these note cards are a wonderful way to remember the past and celebrate our 140th anniversary.