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THIS SATURDAY (January 19th) – Workshop for people who READ and do PRAYERS of the PEOPLE 10am – 2pm, here at St. Mary’s. It’s not too late to register – please email Selinde at Free, includes lunch!

THIS SUNDAY (January 20th):  3rd SUNDAY – John Newell, Nanoose Bay’s  Deputy Fire Chief is coming to speak to us about Emergency Preparedness – in our own homes, helping neighbours, and at church. We want to recognize the amazing work this Fire Department does so we will do something on Sunday in the Hall after John’s 10 minute presentation in the church. Also on

Sunday, January 20th – 1:30 – 2:30 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service at St. Peter Catholic Church, Nanaimo.   This ecumenical service will be led by Gary Gordon, bishop of the Archdiocese of Victoria, Greg Mohr, bishop of the British Columbia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada will preach, and our own bishop, Logan McMenamie will attend.  

Coming up Monday January 21st, 10am  FINANCE Meeting

Monday January 21st  4-6pm  COMMUNITY DINNER – pot roast with all the trimmings. Can you help out? Let Elaine know on Sunday.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 12:30  PARISH COUNCIL MEETING      

Saturday, January 26 from 10am - 2pm   TUMAINI BOTTLE DRIVE. Save your recyclables! Or bring them with you to church this Sunday. There is a container for them in the main entrance to the Hall. If you can help out on the day, please let Val know. Thank you!

Monday, January 28th 4pm MOVIE MONDAY  “The Apostle Paul”   More info to follow:

Wednesday, January 30th 1pm – SOCIAL MEDIA 101. All Welcome.  St. Mary’s neighbour and friend, Vicki Swan, a communications expert will be taking us on a journey to better understand social media, how St. Mary’s could benefit from using it to REACH OUT & WELCOME in, and how to set up a system to do so. Please register with Kat or Selinde. No cost.

Wednesday, February 13th 5:00 – 7:00pm –   PARISH SOCIAL at Mary’s. A chance to enjoy tasty nibblies and the opportunity to get to know the other folks in the parish better!

Our AVM is fast approaching – Sunday, February 17th after the 10am service. We have 3 positions to fill on Parish Council and can entertain more nominations for People’s Warden. If you are interested in learning more about serving, please talk to Clair Davies, Elaine Cowan or Jean Russell.

February 20th afternoon – WHAT GIVES YOU JOY?     A workshop with our very own Mary Holte to help you discover how you would like to serve and grow in ministry. Save the date! More info to follow.

Friday, March 1st, 2-4pm – WORLD DAY OF PRAYER– here at St. Mary’s this year! Save the date and stay tuned.

Saturday, March 2nd evening – THE ST. MARY’S SPEGHETTI CABARET – an evening of fun and food. Again, save the date and more info to come.       

We have a new WEBSITE! Check it out – Thank you to Sue Foreman for all her hard work getting this launched!     

Is anyone heading over to IKEA on the mainland? The church needs candles. If you’re willing to pick some up for us, please speak to KAT in the office. Thank you.