We had our retreat last weekend and from the feedback, everyone attending thoroughly enjoyed it. The Mindfulness theme, connecting to our inner self was very meaningful and will be helpful as we continue in our lives at peace and with gratitude.
Thank you to all who attended. Hopefully, it was a meaningful weekend for you. A special thank you to the planning committee for all you did and your continued support: Debra Moy, Marilyn Young, Peggy Forde, Dana Byrant-Giguire, Jessie Kennedy, Elisabeth Evans and especially Deborah MacDonald.
In gratitude, Diane Defalco
are being offered in March, 2018 for Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11. Inquiries can be made to the church office.
Sewing Machine Donations:
The St. Catherine’s Warehouse of Hope is asking for donations of sewing machines or sergers. These will be sent to Haiti to help inhabitants earn a living sewing, either independently or secure a job in one of the many clothing factories in Port Au Prince.
For pickup call email Suzanne or Doug Hope at 905-823-1043 or Suzanne. hope@ sympatico.ca. Drop off items at 2356 Wadding Crescent, Mississauga L5K 1Z3.
Shampoo for The Compass
The Compass client demand for shampoo is just over 100 bottles per month (80% small, 20% large). We made a bulk purchase of 600 bottles due to the generosity of a couple of church families. We were able to take advantage of a liquidation sale to get name brand product for less than $.0.30 per 100mls. We have enough in the Old Choir Room Warehouse to last for a while, combined with ongoing weekly bottles dropped off. We also have designated shampoo funds that have been donated. This allows us to bulk buy thereby stretching the value of donation $ farther.
Needed: Volunteer Cooks for Wednesday dinner at the Compass
– occasionally help prepare food for about 25 people at the Compass for their Wednesday evening meal. Contact Sheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-274-9309.
A Lenten Sermon Series Character Matters Does character matter in this age?Self reflection, character development & growth in graceFeb. 18 – Respect, March 4 –Encouragement, March 11 – Trust,
March 18 – Integrity March 25 – Pardon-Palm Sunday.
Lenten Bible Study – Why I Believe - Daily Devotions on Faith & Discipleship.
Wednesdays Feb 21, Mar 7, 14, 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Merigold room. Cost of Lenten Study guide is $14 and are available in the office.
Painting Night with Francine Freeman
the NOWW ladies are hosting a Painting Night. Bring out the ‘inner artist’ Wed Feb 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Cost $30.You learn, enjoy, and leave with a ‘masterpiece’. All welcome! Bring a friend! Please email Jana to reserve hour place email@example.com (note ‘underscore’ in address).
Sunday March 4 Steelhead tickets are available for Christ Church members for the 2:00 p.m. game. Please contact the office to reserve free tickets.
MetropolitanSilver Band at the 10:30 service, and a concert from 12:00-1:00 p.m. following refreshments The only brass band in the United Church of Canada, the Met Silver Band has been associated with Metropolitan United Church of Toronto since 1934 and plays at many events in venues across the GTA and beyond. All are welcome to stay for this special concert.
March 12 – 16
March Madness Music Camp 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for children in grades K-6. The camp will offer fun games, crafts, and snacks and several different musical teachings such as rhythm, Orff and recorder. Registration for this camp is $250 – deadline to register March 5th. Download the Registration Form from the website, or pickup a paper copy at the church. Please contact the office for more info.
NOWW Ladies – essential oils with Kelly Handley in the Merigold room at 7:00 p.m. Postponed from Feb 7. All Welcome.
Dept. Heads meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Merigold room. Drop off for donations starts Thurs Apr. 12 and closed Fri. Apr 27 at 11:00 a.m. We are not picking up or planning to sell furniture this year. If you have any antiques in mint condition and can deliver them to the church yourself, please feel free to after April 12.
Good Neighbours annual visit to the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake on Wed May 16. More info to follow.