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Make It Bake It Auction a Smashing Success

This year’s Make-It-Bake-It-Grow-It-Sew-It Auction was a resounding success. Held on Saturday, Nov.26, this fun event raised over $4,800 for the church. This is the best result ever!

Items auctioned include an elegant multi-course meal, an intricately crafted wooden caterpillar (not the butterfly kind!), crocheted items, knitted crafts, baked goods, paintings and more. It was a truly shared effort. Thank you to everyone involved!

Mark your calendars for November of next year! And start making, baking, growing and sewing!

December Schedules Now Posted

Our December schedules for Youth Servers and Projectionists, as well as the Worship Assistants’ schedule (for readers, prayers, sidespersons, sub-deacons and LACs) are now published on the website. Simply navigate to the “Schedules” tab and enter the password.

Please speak to Fr. Stephen to obtain the password if you don’t already have it.

Sunday School Christmas Pageant

Our Sunday School has been working hard on this year’s pageant. It has been scheduled for Sunday, December 18 @ 10 am. This will take place during our regularly scheduled Sunday worship time.

This year’s pageant is a dramatic reading of the Christmas story, interspersed with music from the children themselves. We will be featuring duets, instrumental and choral pieces performed by Sunday School children as well as congregational songs.

This should be a wonderful time of Christmas celebration. Please plan on coming to enjoy and to support our church kids. Talk to Melissa, our Sunday School Co-ordinator, for details.

Supporting our Church Online

Our parish website has a new feature: online donation. Through the assistance of “Canada Helps”, a registered charity, we now offer the chance to donate to our church online. Visitors to our website can click the “Donate Now” button on the right side of the page, and be directed to a financial page explaining how to give a gift to the church. Donors can use credit card, debit card or paypal account to make their gift, and will receive a tax receipt for what they give. Canada Helps provides assistance by arranging the bank transfer and other paperwork on our behalf.

We hope this new feature makes it more convenient for parishioners to continue their support when they are away for a time, and to help visitors who wish to help our ministry flourish.

You can read more on this new system by accessing our Donate Online page on the parish website, or by contacting the church.

Ecumenical Youth Night

Our next ecumenical youth night is scheduled for Dec.2, 7 pm @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church on 2nd St. E., Cornwall. Come join us for snacks, games and a movie.

The group draws from church youth groups around the Cornwall area, and is open to young people aged 13 – 19. Please join us, and bring a friend!

Speak to Fr. Stephen for details.

Sale of Ingleside Rectory Completed

Our property located at 5 Maple Street, Ingleside has been sold and title passed to a new owner. The property houses what was once the rectory of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Ingleside.

This is the end of a long process, because the sale had been contingent on the buyer successfully rezoning the property as a residential home. The rezoning took several weeks and was completed in early November. This cleared the way for the sale to be completed on November 18.

The closing price was $115,000. Legal fees and commission for the buyer’s agent will be paid from this amount, and the remainder deposited in a Rectory Trust Fund. The fund will be designated for use by the parish to pay for clergy housing in Long Sault, and may not be used for regular church expenses. Its use may include such things as repairs to the Long Sault rectory, heating, electricity and other standard rectory maintenance costs.

Please speak to a member of parish council for further information on the sale or the use of the money from the sale.

Advent Choir Concert

Christmas approaches, and with it many opportunities to hear our music ministry at its best.

Come join us for a choral celebration of Advent and Christmas during our regularly scheduled worship time on Sunday, Dec.4 @ 10 am, followed by a celebration of the Eucharist. The music program will include lessons, carols and anthems, as well as congregational singing. As always, treats are provided at coffee hour afterwards!

Notice of Special Vestry

A special vestry vote has been set for Sunday, Dec.4. The vestry is being convened to ask approval for a hazardous material project on the church and rectory buildings. This project would entail professional asbestos and mould abatement, and is projected to cost several thousand dollars. Vestry approval is required for the project to move forward. More details on the project scope and cost will be given in the leadup to the vote.

The vote will be held by secret ballot following the 8 am and 10 am services.  It is open to all members of vestry. A vestry member is defined by our diocesan canons as a person who:

  • is 16 years of age or older
  • is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada
  • is a regular worshipper at our church
  • provides regular financial support to the parish
  • does not intend to vote in the vestry of any other parish in the coming year

Information on the project is available in the parish bulletin and will be announced during Sunday services. An opportunity for questions and answers will be provided on Dec.4 following the 10 am service, for those who require more information in advance of voting.

Please speak to a member of parish council if you have further questions or concerns.

Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It!

It’s that time of year again! Come join us at 6 pm, Saturday Nov.26 for this important annual fundraiser and all-around good time. Bid on creations from the community, including baked goods, jams, jellies, fine woodwork, art… you name it. Better yet, donate a creation yourself.

Desserts are provided, as well as tea and coffee. The auction is presided over by our own Mike Cook, who always ensures a good time is had by all.

The auction takes place in the parish hall. Admission is $4. All proceeds go to the church. Submissions for the auction should be in the day before.

Please contact the church for further details.

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