The joy of giving was obvious this summer among people who took part in three Monday morning drop-ins for people in need. “Usually, the Outreach Committee operates weekly drop-ins from mid-September until mid-May and takes the summer off to give our dedicated volunteers a chance to rest and relax,” committee chair Penny Ericson explained. “This […]
The City of Fredericton Unsung Hero Awards are meant to acknowledge those individuals who go above and beyond to help build and shape their community. This includes helping bolster the work of social groups and organizations that offer recreational, cultural, or charitable services to the community. Penny Ericson, Fredericton South MLA […]
Read the newsletter of the Central Saint John Ministry from Jasmine and Terence Chandra. The Pennies and Sparrows blog is here.
How long would it take you to handcraft 41 hats, 38 scarves, four pairs of mittens, four pairs of socks, and three lap robes? In my case, it would take until the 12th of Never to create 90 items because I lack talent and patience to knit or crochet. For two women from the Annapolis […]
Portrait of a [formerly] homeless woman Sandy Robb has fought for everything she has – most especially for her life and her home, because neither has been certain. She was the guest speaker at the Dec. 6 gathering of the Christ Church Cathedral ACW, which drew a large crowd.
Tasty sandwiches and warm socks aren’t the only things handed out to people in need at the Monday morning drop-in run by the cathedral’s outreach committee. Archdeacon Pat Drummond always gives a blessing of praise and thanksgiving to start the morning’s activities. At first, the clatter of dishes and chatter of voices would continue. But […]
Many reading this will have participated in an Alpha course in the past and perhaps you or your church are still doing so; or it may be that you have never heard of Alpha. If you are in this latter category, Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of life, faith […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]