Calling all knitters! - Thank you to those of you whose busy hands have already completed prayer shawls for this new ministry! If you’d like to knit a prayer shawl for someone in need of comfort, you can download the pattern here.
Pastoral Visitor training - Interested in helping out with our new Pastoral Visiting Ministry? Please sign up in the Narthex on Sunday for one (or more) of the upcoming training sessions on Tuesday, September 17, Thursday, September 26, and Tuesday, October 8.
Back to Church Sunday—Did you know that 82% of the unchurched would be interested in coming to church if invited by a friend and yet in the last year, only 2% of church members have invited someone? September 15th is the traditional date for Back to Church Sunday. Would you pray to God to give you opportunities to speak with and invite people to come worship with us?
Coats, coats, coats!—The weather is finally warming up but the Bronte Village Stakeholders are already planning for the cold winter ahead. The 8th Annual Community Coat Redistribution Day will run on October 19, 2019 and clean, used winter coats in good condition are being accepted now. Coats may be left with the church office or in the donation box in the Narthex.
Summer office hours — Please note that our summer hours are now in effect. Throughout July and August the church office will be open Tuesday through Thursday, from 9am until 12 noon. If you have a pastoral emergency and need assistance outside of office hours, please contact Rev. Ronda at 289-684-1698.
Vacation alert— Rev’d Ronda is on vacation until Tuesday September 10th, inclusive. We look foward to welcoming back the Rev'd Canon Barry Randle to lead us in worship this Sunday. If you have a pastoral emergency outside of office hours, please contact The Rev. Harry Dawson at 289-707-1822.
Congratulations Liz! — Congratulations to Epiphany parishioner Liz W on being named to the Order of Niagara. Liz has been a blessing to our church community in so many ways, particularly through her tireless dedication to organizing our annual Hollyberry Fair and Epiphany Extravaganza. We look forward to the presentation of the Order of Niagara to this year's recipients at the Cathedral this fall.
Dates to remember—Please mark the following dates in your calendars:
-Saturday, September 14th - Men's Group resumes
-Sunday, September 15th - Back to Church Sunday
-Wednesday September 18th – Wednesday morning communion service resumes.
-Sunday, October 6th - Order of Niagara induction at Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton
-Sunday October 13th – Thank Offering Sunday / Thanksgiving Sunday
October 20th - Blessing of the Animals
-Saturday November 16th – Hollyberry Fair