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JOY! JOY! JOY!  A big thank you to Ray and Marg Denney for the beautiful new “ornament” gracing our roof. Simple, gorgeous and delightful!! This Sunday we celebrate the second Sunday in Advent! The season of waiting continues. You are invited to think about what you are waiting and hoping for this Christmas and write it down on Sunday to be collected and put on the altar and blessed.

Kat is on holidays until December 18th. Selinde continues to need your patience and support! Remember to bring your ELF TREE gifts with you this Sunday!!

Twenty eight people from 4 different parishes came to St. Mary’s on Monday afternoon to listen to counsellor Deb Ribeyre speak about how to be a good friend to someone who is grieving. There will be information for those who weren’t able to come in the Hall on Sunday.

Come and help decorate the church for Christmas! All hands to deck the halls! Saturday Dec. 15th at 10 am. Let Elaine or Dagny know if you are able to help. Thank you.  

That same day, Saturday, Dec. 15th at 2:30 in the church, the Ukelele Group that practices here every Tuesday afternoon, is giving a concert to raise funds for NCS (Nanoose Community Services). By donation.

HUB Lunch – we are so blessed to have Tamara on board helping us with our weekly lunches. But it seems that the same people end up in the kitchen with her, setting up and cleaning up. If you would be willing to take a turn helping out, please put your name on the HUB Lunch sign-up sheet on the outside of Selinde’s door. Merci!!

AVM Finance Committee meets Wednesday Dec. 12th after HUB Lunch at 12:30 in the library.

Update: Many people have kindly asked about my studies and about our tiny home. So I’d like to bring you all up to date. In November I decided to drop the coursework I needed to complete in order to get my degree. I found it too much and am relieved with my decision. On the tiny home front, it was moved to our friends’ property just north of Duncan this week! By the end of the week, the top part will be reunited with the bottom half. And then we can start to work on completing the inside.