Concert HERE – Monday in the church at 7pm. More details below. Bring your friends and neighbours and prepare for a delightful evening!

A heartfelt thank you to Mary Holte for hosting the Parish Social on Wednesday night!! 

Kay Whitefield’s service is on Friday June 21st at 1:30pm.  Reception to follow. 

FYI: The old Memorial Board has been taken down and will be replaced in July. If you have purchased a plot beside a partner and want to have a plaque mounted on the board beside your loved one, please let the office know ASAP. Thank you. With all the funerals we’ve had lately, Selinde is acutely  aware of how difficult it is for those left behind  to plan a service when they are grieving and don’t know what their loved one would want. The form we created last year -  Legacy of Love – is a practical way to support your loved ones to prepare a memorial service with confidence. Consider taking home a package home with you this Sunday. Fill it out and return it to the office for safe keeping until such time as it will be needed.  Thank you!!  

NO MORE CHOIR PRACTICE  until fall on HUB Wednesdays in June or over the summer, but everyone is invited to join us at 9:30 each Sunday.  HUB LUNCH until the end of June and then we take a break until September. 

Thank you to everyone who helped out with Russ Bartrim’s Celebration of Life. The family was deeply grateful. 

Cards by Rita! Our own talented artist, Rita Gibson is making greeting cards made from her own watercolours available to parishioners. Check out the card rack in the hall. Proceeds to benefit St. Mary’s. Thank you, Rita! 

Join the St. Mary’s community more fully  - become part of our Parish Directory so parishioners can get to know who you are and how to contact you!!    The Directory is being updated this summer.  Onnig Cavoukian is willing to take photos (at no cost to you) in his home between now and June 30. Please contact him directly for an appointment. Phyllis Thompson is willing to take photos (at no cost to you) after church services on either June 23 or June 30. Please contact her directly to book either day. If you wish to include your contact information with your picture or update existing contact information please email this to Deana Thomson or and leave a phone message. 


Thursday June 13, 6:30  -  First in the FAMILY CAREGIVER SERIES here at St. Mary’s  - (June 13-July 11 -  5 Thursday evenings).  St. Mary’s is providing a light supper at 6pm. It’s all free but you need to pre-register – info on poster in Hall. 


Monday June 17 4-6pm  Community Dinner – Roast Chicken – yum! Bring your friends/neighbours and enjoy a summery meal. Helpers needed. Please sign up to help in the Hall on Sunday.  Plus...                            

Monday June 17,  7:00pm, A CONCERT in our own church!! Stay after the Community Dinner and enjoy the sounds of the A Capella Choir and the V.I. Choir as they share with us the program they are taking overseas this summer. By Donation. Proceeds towards improvements to our Memorial Garden.

Wednesday June 19,  1-4:00  Tumaini Crafters in the Hall. Everyone welcome! Come check them out.

Thursday June 20: 2nd in the series for FAMILY CAREGIVER SERIES                             
6pm   light supper,  6:30pm  workshop 


Tumain Bottle Drive Saturday July 13; 10-2pm.  Start bringing them in please!  Tell your neighbours too!  We can also pick up, call the church office.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER; July 31st. Invite your friends, those up here in Oceanside, and those down Island. This is a rare opportunity to see the grounds of this exclusive private school is full bloom and meet the master gardener, Eduardo. The museum is nothing to sneeze at and covers over 100 years of interesting history. The organ concert in the stunning chapel will be a world class performance; and the tea afterwards, simply delightful. What can we say?! We have a very special day planned for everyone who comes.  The cost is only $35 per person ($50 if you want to ride the bus both ways) and all the proceeds benefit St. Mary’s.   


Introduction to Compassionate Communication by Selinde Krayenhoff (a glimpse into her past self and ongoing passion). Tuesday, August 6th   from 1:00 – 5:00pm.  Mark your calendar. More information to follow. 


The We Together conference will be held at St Paul’s in Nanaimo this year.  They are looking for people to extend hospitality on Friday Sept 27th, 2019. Please read your NOTICES or see Selinde for more info.