…give development, relief and justice!
Spread the word of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s important work and support the program at the same time. Each pack includes 12 cards and envelopes. A minimum donation of $20 is recommended. Please see Mallory Green on Sunday for details. In the meantime, check out pwrdf.org for some of the PWRDF’s latest news!
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Christ Church Seaway! Sunday services are held at 8 and 10 AM. Please bring a food donation for the Trinity Drop-In (Centre 105). Everyone is always welcome!
Sunday October 1 @ 4pm
Bring your pets, livestock, and stuffed toys to be blessed in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals!
Everyone is welcome!
(Please call ahead if special arrangements are needed for large or exotic animals!)
Please take a moment to read this update which was read by Joanne Walker-Keefe (rector’s warden) this Sunday. Please also pray for guidance as we plan for the future of Christ Church.
I know you haven’t heard from me since May and that is mainly because there has not been anything new to report. We will be meeting with Trinity Cornwall and St. John’s Lancaster this week to see if we can come up with a plan to share our priestly services and then on September 26 we meet with Bishop John, Sanjay from the financial office, and the corporations from the rest of the deanery.
I want to put to rest a rumour going around that, if we don’t accept this arrangement, we will close. This is not the case. There has never been a discussion on closing. All we are trying to do is save money. That being said, if anyone has any suggestions on how we can improve our financial situation, please bring them to Reverend Patrick or one of the Wardens . If we chose to opt out of any arrangement with Trinity and St. John’s we can. The reality is that we don’t bring in enough money to cover our expenses which is why we have been having so many fund raising events throughout the year but that is still not enough. If we chose to opt out, we will have to draw approximately $50,000 a year from our consolidated trust fund to cover our annual deficit, which could keep us going for about 10 years and I think everyone would agree that that would really not be a good solution and not in our best interest.
Once we have the 2 meetings I mentioned we hope to have a plan to present to you and we will call a special vestry to give the details and answer any questions.
After a busy summer, Christ Church is ready to get back into the rhythm of Fall. This Sunday September 10 will be the first week back for the church choir, Sunday School, and youth programming. Spread the word: Everyone is welcome!
Every Summer Christ Church Seaway partners with the Salvation Army and local school boards to help children begin the school year with the supplies needed for their education. Some families struggle with the cost of starting a new school year. By providing quality new backpacks and lunch bags for students in need, we are helping to make sure every child attends the first day of school with the appropriate supplies and that families feel the community’s support.
If you feel called to help support kids in our community as they begin a new school year, please purchase a good quality backpack and lunch bag. Drop them off at the church during the week or bring them with you to the outdoor service this Sunday August 20th. The backpacks will be prayed over during the service and sent to the Salvation Army in Cornwall for sorting the following day. Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry.