Selinde’s New Year’s letter is attached.  Have a LOOK SEE!   

Consider joining the Transforming Futures Team and helping the parish imagine our way forward into an exciting future. Please speak to Deana, Val or Elaine if you are interested or want more information. 

Shout out to Camyl, who donated a generous cluster of coffee bags from Starbucks for our Sunday coffee! And for those of you who donated towards the cost of her university books, Selinde went with Camyl to buy them on Wednesday and Camyl is very appreciative of our support!   

Dinner & Fun is coming soon: Thursday January 30th, 4:45pm.  Tickets on sale for the next 3 Sundays.  Invite your friends. Tickets are only 30 coins/person.  So SAVE your change!   No coins…$5 is worth 10 coins.  The menu is: lasagna and a non-alcohol fizzy beverage with a pasta-free option available for all you KETO fans! 

FROM DEEP in OUR ARCHIVES - On January 14, 1990 with 95 in attendance, Rt. Reverend Ronald Shepherd, Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, rededicated our church as “Saint Mary, Nanoose Bay”. 

This Sunday

Sunday January 12, 10:00am.  We will be celebrating our 30 years as St. Mary’s in Nanoose Bay, starting with a pastoral visit from Bishop Logan McMenamie, who will preside at the Eucharist.  

Next week

Monday Jan 13th     12:30pm   Care meeting   
                                   1:00pm     WORKSHOP – LIFE IN LONG-TERM CARE

Tell your family, friends and neighbours. Get tips for enhancing your visits, working with a care team and acting as an advocate. FREE but donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC would be appreciated.  Please pre- register 1-800-462-2833 or [email protected]

Tuesday Jan 14th     1:00pm       Wardens’ Meeting                      
                                   3:00pm       Pet Memorial Garden Committee Meeting - library

Wednesday Jan 15th     HUB Wednesday                
                                 10:30am    Hymn Sing/Bible Study
                                 11:45am    Community Lunch – Everyone Welcome!                 
                                   1-4pm      Tumaini Crafters

Sunday Jan 19    3rd Sunday       
Lori Amdam will speak to us about all learning opportunities available through Elder College 

The Rest of January / 1st week of February 

Thursday, January 16 in the library: 1-3pm - PINS & NEEDLES GATHERING – First ever!  Mark your calendar and drop in with your knitting, crocheting etc. and join other crafters.  Enjoy sharing ideas, learning and completing your project in our comfortable library.  BYO tea or coffee in a travel mug so we don’t have to dishes. :-)   Call Deana 250-228-8464 for more information. 

Monday January 20; 4-6pm  Community Dinner - Beef Pot Roast and all the fixings.   

Wednesday January 22 – DEADLINE for all Annual Reports to KAT 
                                   10:30    HUB, Bible study, choir practise & FREE lunch                                                                                  12:30    Parish Council Meeting - library 

Saturday January 25, 10am-1:30pm  Tumani Bottle Drive - tell your neighbours & friends.  Please start dropping off all recyclables.  We can pick up too.  Call church office.

Thursday January 30 - St. Mary’s 30-Year Anniversary Dinner - Mark your calendar!

January 31/February 1 – Selinde has registered and is going.  Are you coming?  Rev. Dr. Pat Dutcher-Walls, one of Selinde's favourite profs from Vancouver School of Theology will be speaking and leading 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. The Friday evening talk is free. The Saturday workshop costs $25. (Come and speak to Selinde if $ is an obstacle to your attending). Register on line www.vst.edu/vst-academy   This is a collaboration of St. Mary’s, St. Philip’s, Lantzville and St. Paul’s.

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