Sue Foreman

This Sunday we celebrate Christ the King, the last Sunday in the church year. On Dec. 2nd we begin with Advent!      

This Saturday is our annual CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, our biggest fundraiser.  Earlier this week you received an email with the schedule for set up. It’s not too lateWe still need your contributions please bring in your used books, check for attic treasure donations and  your crafts . We can sell it if you bring it!    

Please let your friends, family and neighbours know about the Fair and if you can, bring them with you! There will be a delicious lunch, and great shopping! This is a wonderful parish event. Don’t miss it!!    

Kat is taking her holidays (Nov 29-Dec 18). So we need your help getting organized before she goes. The ROSTER BOARD needs filling so we can prepare the bulletins before she goes. Thank you!    

Our AVM (Annual General Meeting) has been scheduled for February 17, 2019 after the Sunday service.      

Parish Council meets next Wednesday at 12:30 in the Library. Please let Kat know if you are not able to attend.        

Thank you to everyone who helped with Monday’s Community Dinner – we had plenty volunteers which made the workload lighter.  112 meals were served!! Thank you to Fred Henton for the beautiful new donations box!    

Pick up your December calendar of parish events at the end of the service Sunday.        

Mark your calendar for MOVIE MONDAY, December 3.   The movie title is yet to be determined but rest assured it be will a GOOD ONE!  You are going to have to come to find out.  And popcorn & goodies provided too.       

Come Alongside:  How to be a good friend to someone who is grieving. A presentation by counsellor Deb Ribeyre who specializes in grief, loss and bereavement. Learn how to support your friend or loved one in a way that is compassionate, respectful and caring. Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30pm.  Everyone is welcome. By donation.    

The Ecumenical Centre is pleased to announce the fourth (and final) film in its four-film "Advent in November Film Series".  Winter Light depicts the faith crisis of a small-town Lutheran Pastor: Tomas Ericsson.  Movingly portrayed by Gunnar Bjornstrand, Pastor Tomas "performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation.  When he is asked to assist a troubled parishioner--portrayed by a young Max von Sydow--Tomas is terrified to discover that he can offer nothing but his own uncertainty."  Beautifully filmed by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Winter Light brings this year's "Advent in November Series" to a thoughtful and fitting conclusion. "Winter Light" will be shown at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27th, at Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre, located at 6234 Spartan Road in Nanaimo.