News, Notices and Events:
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the CLAY Car Wash and BBQ held Saturday June 10 at Surgenor Barrhaven. We raised $520!
$52 for Pikangikium, where the addition of indoor plumbing to 10 homes has begun and $468 for CLAY.
Outreach – Bun Run – Volunteers needed!
We are looking for two more volunteers to assist with the Bun Run – it will take approximately two hours of your time. Contact the office for details or to sign-up.
Rev. Andrea and Donna Rourke attended a workshop in April at St Paul’s Kanata on opioid drugs, harm reduction strategies, overdose identification and prevention.
They both now have a Naloxone kit and have been trained to respond to an overdose!
For more information www.StopOverdoseOttawa.ca.
See note below for training workshop.
#Limitless St James Youth:
for youth between the ages of 12-17
CLAY and CLAY Trailer:
Feb. 16-19, 2018 -CLAY trailer in Toronto, this replaces CLAY Trailer in Sudbury!
Building Our Faith
Our next “Building our Faith” event will be an inter-generational water event in July.
We are going to do a water activity that the CLAY 2016 participants did in PEI last summer and then enjoy some time swimming, eating and having some fun! Sunday July 16 – Family pool party at the Rourke and Harding home. The youth will also be inviting their prayer partners and/or someone from the parish.
If you have any questions regarding youth events, please contact Donna Rourke at email@example.com
Youth Internship Program – YIP
We have 6 intern positions and our interns are selected based on a written application and participation in a panel interview. Any youth in grades 11- 1st year university/college may apply. We will be accepting applications beginning May 15, 2017 for a potential January 1 start. To view the YIP video please open this link
For more information, to send your application or to donate to this program please contact the YIP Coordinator DONNA ROURKE, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In the event of a pastoral emergency,
please contact Fr. Ross at 613-558-8635
Reverend Andrea is on Sabbath leave till August 8, 2017.
GRIEF SUPPORT LIBRARY
These booklets, books and CD’s explore the complex, and often painful, thoughts and feelings that come with loss. Whether you are saying good-bye because of a death, a move or a divorce; grief is grief. There is a full list of titles on the bulletin board in the church entrance. Our new lending library is situated in Rev Andrea’s office.
Some titles…healing a child’s heart after divorce; healing your grieving heart when someone you care about has Alzheimer’s; dispel 5 common myths about grief; helping yourself heal when a parent dies. There are over 75 different books covering various topics!
Memorial or Thankoffering Flowers –
Anyone who would like to make memorial or thanksgiving offerings or a donation towards flowers, please sign the flower chart at the back or contact Maxine Whelan or Sam Hills (692-2082)
Pastoral Care –
If you know someone…….a relative, a friend, a neighbor, even a stranger…….who is lonely, elderly, shut-in, chronically ill, distressed, who could use some assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact The Venerable Ross Hammond, 613-558-8635.
Prayer list –
If you wish to have a name added for the Sunday service only, please write the name on the sheet provided in the prayer basket at the back of the church prior to the service, so that the Lay Assistant has time to pick the note up and add the name to the list.
If you wish to submit a name for a longer term (up to 4 weeks), please call the office with details, or fill out a form and leave it in the prayer basket.
(If a terms of more than 4 weeks is needed, please re-submit the person’s name).
For urgent and immediate prayers, please contact Myra Conway of the Prayer Chain Ministry.
Lost & Found –
Any jewellery items found in the church are kept in the church office. All other items are in a box in the coat room. Please check in the box or give Sam a call, at 613-692-2082, if you are missing an item.