THIS WEEK at St. Michael and All Angels' 17th - 23rd November

Sunday 9:15 am  Choir Practice

Monday 6:00 pm BAC

Tuesday 4:00 pm Parish Council

Thursday 10:30 am Mobility Class, 1:00 pm Pastoral Care Team Meeting

Friday 10:30 pm Walking Group, Easy  

THIS WEEK at St. Michael and All Angels' 10th -16th November


Friday 10:30 am Walking Group, 9:00 - 4:00 Christmas Sale Set-Up Baking Donations Drop-Off

Saturday 10 am-1 pm Christmas Sale,1:00 - 3:00 pm  Sale Take-Down


Christmas Sale Saturday 16th November, 2019   Volunteers are needed!

Tuesday, 12th November 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sale Set-Up

Daily, 13th - 15th Daily drop-in from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

Saturday, 16th November Please arrive on the Sale day by 9:00 am so that all is ready to open the doors at 10:00 am.

Baking Donations are needed! Please deliver donations with an ingredient card to the hall Friday, 15th November between 9 am - 4 pm. Sausage Rolls will be available for sale (in take-home packages) at the concession during the sale. Sunday Coffee Fellowship on 17th will include items for sale by donation. Co-ordinator Lenore English at 250 479 5613 or by email to [email protected]

Outreach Campaign: Threshold Housing Society offers more than just a safe environment; they provide a community for at-risk youth in Greater Victoria to call home. A place filled with support, understanding, and sanctuary, without judgement, where youth are accepted for who they are. 20th October to 17th November. St. Michael and All Angels' outreach campaign is to support Threshold Housing Society.   On October 27th, a guest will make a short presentation during the 10;30 am service to provide you insight into this important organization and tell you about some of their new programs.  Shine a Light on Youth – Silk Road Tea Box In addition to your generous donations through the outreach envelopes Helen Love will again be selling the beautiful Christmas tea boxes.  Please call/text/email Helen at 250-818-0312 [email protected] to reserve some tea – or catch her after any service during the outreach.

Advent Messenger: The next Messenger will be published on 1st December. Please send any contributions or suggestions to Helen Love ([email protected]) – deadline for final submissions is 24th November. All ideas are welcome.

Altar Guild: The Altar Guild always welcomes new members. Those who are interested in this ministry please speak to Nancy Whysker.

Greeters: We have some openings on the Greeters Team, if you feel a calling to do this important ministry please let us know in the office.

Coffee Fellowship: We are looking for hosts for the coffee fellowship if you would like to share in this ministry of hospitality, please sign up on the rota at the back of the church. If you are unable to actually do the hosting, but would like to help out, please consider a small donation to fund the food and coffee or a gift of cookies, cheese, fruit etc. Shop baked goodies are perfectly acceptable. Thank you.

Mobility Exercise Class: These are free 1 hour classes for men and women held in the church hall. No special equipment or clothing is required, just comfortable casual clothes and shoes. For more information, please contact Valda Kitching at 250-544-1948.

Walking Group: Walks take place every Friday morning, weather permitting. They begin promptly at 10:30 am and last about an hour. Easy walks are generally flat, medium walks are level walks, but have more up and down inclines. The average distance is between 3-4 kms. Please phone Linda @ 250-479-0113 or email [email protected] if you plan to join in one of the walks. Everyone welcome!

15th November: Bear Hill Trail: Meet at parking lot on Bear Hill Rd below Trail. Easy

22nd November Swan Lake Trail: Meet at Swan Lake parking lot. Easy.

29th November Elk/Beaver Lake: Meet at Hamsterley Beach parking lot. Easy

Cold Weather: With the change of the season and cold weather coming, the annual September -December appeal by Our Place for warm clothing for the homeless is here. Please leave clean warm clothing, blankets and particularly socks at the back of the church, thank you.

Recycling: Please remember to recycle your drink containers in the designated box outside the church office. So far this year we have raised $1027 Please keep recycling so that we can beat last year’s total of $1115. The money raised is given as a bursary to students at Camosun who have overcome obstacles to their education and are in financial need. Thank you for helping support this important work.

St. John the Divine Food Bank: Please put dried or canned goods in the marked box at the back of the church. Please ensure that they are unopened and within expiry date so they can be used safely. New hygiene products are also welcome. 100% of any donated funds go to the Food Bank. For further information please contact please contact Stan Willow 250-744-6786 or [email protected] 

Dates for  Outreach Campaigns   

PWRDF                               Gaye Stone                      3rd March - 14th April

Sisters’ of St. John             Nancy Whysker                5th May - 9th June

South Island Counselling   Sally Tuckey                     1st - 29th September

Threshold Housing             Helen Love                       20th October - 17th November

Christmas Help                   Peter Goddard                  1st - 22nd December