Outreach


Newcomer Family Visits Stanley



Newcomer Family Visits Stanley

The following is a note from Archdeacon Patrica Drummond regarding a recent visit by the Weah-Gmah family to the Parish of Stanley. We attended the service in Stanley this morning – Anglicanism at its most informal. The Parish of Stanley has been a strong supporter of our family.The service was in the basement hall, with […]

Grateful family making the rounds



Grateful family making the rounds

When Liberian refugee Esther Gmah was in hospital for months last fall, she had time on her hands to hatch a plan. “I want to visit all the churches helping my family,” she announced to a refugee sponsorship committee volunteer one day. “To say thank you,” she added. Several parishes raised money and did paperwork […]

Happy 17th birthday!



Happy 17th birthday!

In Liberia your relatives and friends dance and sing to celebrate your birthday, but Catherine Gmah just turned 17 and found out how it’s done in Canada. Several people from the archdeaconry’s refugee sponsorship committee gathered at the Liberian family’s apartment on Catherine’s special day. One arrived with colourful balloons, another carried a beautifully decorated […]

Christmas in a new land



Christmas in a new land

“When will the snow melt?” asked Phillip Weah anxiously, bewildered by two snowstorms in a week – the first two snowstorms in this Liberian refugee’s life. “Oh, around Easter,” he was told, but it wasn’t the answer he expected or wanted to hear. Cold, snowy days are taken for granted by longtime Canadians, but newcomers […]

2016 Refugee Support Auction Results



2016 Refugee Support Auction Results

The total money raised for our sponsored Liberian family’s expenses, through the November 26th auction and additional donations, was over $2,800! This is a real blessing for the cause with the federal money ending shortly and the bills continuing to come in for rent, electricity, telephone, groceries, etc. We are very grateful to everyone who […]

2016 Christmas Angels



2016 Christmas Angels

Our Christmas Angel program has begun! Please help us provide gifts for needy children in the Fredericton area. 🙂 Paper angels from the Fredericton Food Bank are waiting to be chosen from small trees in the Cathedral and in the hall foyer. Each angel indicates a gift or stocking stuffers for a needy boy or […]

Partnerships key to success of Monday morning drop-in



Partnerships key to success of Monday morning drop-in

The guests who attend the Monday morning drop-in at Cathedral Memorial Hall are lucky. People who have never even met them collaborate to make the event a success. They have a warm, welcoming place to hang out and socialize with their friends. Thanks to members of the congregation who generously donate sandwiches, muffins and fruit, […]

Co-ordinator needed for community kitchen



Co-ordinator needed for community kitchen

At the end of this year Doug Milander will turn in his apron after 10 years as co-ordinator of the cathedral’s community kitchen ministry. For well over a decade, the cathedral has supplied teams every Saturday evening year-round to help the cook from 4 until 6 p.m. with food preparation, serving the crowd, and doing […]