Selinde is away from Mon July 1 - Sat July 28.  Back with us again Sun, July 29; 10 am service. 

NO MORE CHOIR PRACTICE OR HUB Wednesdays until fall but everyone is invited to join us at 9:30 each Sunday.  Bible Study will continue through the summer with Trefor. 

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! 

Thursday July 4: The 4th in the series of Family Caregivers Series                                          6:00pm   light supper  /   6:30pm  workshop 

As part of the St. Mary’s community we’d like you to be part of our Parish Directory so parishioners can get to know who you are and how to contact you!!    The Directory is being updated NOW.  Onnig 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 is willing to take photos (at no cost to you) after church services on 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 it to Deana Thomson or call and leave a message. 


JULY 6  9:30 – 4:00pm, St. Peter’s Quamichan (Duncan) 94 Calls to Action – Come and learn about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and how it relates to the church and its relationship with Indigenous people. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP by July 2.

Tumaini Bottle Drive & Yard Sale Saturday July 13; 10am-2pm.  Remind your neighbours & friends to bring items or recyclables to the church or call Val to arrange pick-up. Yes… the yard sale is happening even though we just had the June Jumble Sale.  Lots of treasures! 

Next Community Dinner is Jul 15; 4-6pm.  Come and try the delicious summer fare of burgers, salads & dessert!  Please give Elaine a shout if you can volunteer.   

Tumaini Crafters Wed. July 17; 1-4pm. Yes siree…all through the summer! 

Movie Monday Mon Jul 29; 4pm.  Title TBD. 

SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER; July 31st. Invite your friends, those up here in Oceanside, and those down Island.  We are half way to achieving our fund raising goal!  The more…the merrier!  This is a rare opportunity to see the grounds of this exclusive private school in 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 closer to the date.

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.