This Sunday is the Second Sunday in Advent   

A FINAL THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our annual Christmas Fair – those who helped decorate and set up, those who created and found items to sell, those who graced the tables and made sales, those who contributed or solicited the Silent Auction items, those who cooked, served and cleaned up, and those went to the Nanoose Place Christmas Fair this past Saturday to sell more of our treasures, those who counted the cash, and those who were buyers. Each parishioner made an important contribution and we realized a wonderful community event! We have much to be grateful for, and proud of! 

Carols by Candlelight - HELP is NEEDED! We need a coordinator for the kitchen for this special event – Marrianna is not available this year. The keyword for this position is KISS (Keep It Simple Sister). And we need folks to bring tasty treats on the evening itself – please bring finger food items on trays; nothing that needs cutting up or plating in the kitchen. Please sign up in the Hall this Sunday. Thank you! 

We need COFFEE! Next time you see coffee on sale, if you feel so moved, consider picking up some to donate to the St. Mary’s kitchen. Thank you!  

Sunday Coffee Folk - the kitchen coffee supplies have been moved - be sure to ask someone involved in the Sunday Coffee Time where the new storage shelf is.  

Next week

Selinde will be in the office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. And the new OFFICE HOURS are Monday through Thursday 10am – 3pm. 

Wednesday  10:30am                     HUB Wednesday as usual 

Coming in December    

Saturday, December 14, 10am        Decoration of the church                                               

                                        2pm         'A Ukulele for Christmas' Orchestra in church.  Admission is a
                                                       donation to the NCS Christmas hampers fund

Sunday, December 15,  7pm            Carols by Candlelight                                               

Monday, December 16, 4-6:00pm     Community Dinner Christmas Meal  


We will be celebrating our 30 years as St. Mary’s parish in Nanoose Bay in 2020, starting with a pastoral visit from Bishop Logan McMenamie on Sunday, January 12th (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

We will be holding an Alzheimer’s Society FREE workshop Monday January 13, 1-3pm.  Tell your family, friends and neighbours. Learn to care for a family member living with dementia in long term care.  Get tips for enhancing your visits, working with a care team and acting as an advocate. Donations appreciated. 

Good theology for God’s world : January 31/February 1st – come and hear Rev. Dr. Pat Dutcher-Walls, one of Selinde’s favourite profs from VST (Vancouver School of Theology) speak and lead a workshop on “New Eyes for Reading the Old Testament” at St. Paul’s, Nanaimo.  You don’t have to know anything about the Old Testament to be able to enjoy and learn. Poster in the Hall. Check it out and plan to attend! 

St. Mary’s Annual Vestry Meeting – Sunday February 9th after the 10am service. A light lunch will be provided. Interested in serving on Parish Council? We need new blood!  Please speak to Elaine, Clair or Mary Holte.