Fall Newsletter

Dear Friends,

What a rich Advent season we have coming up! Many of these events are worth inviting friends to, and we look forward to celebrating this important season together.

Upcoming Events at CtR

  • Sun Dec 2 – Christmas Luncheon/Party                             talk to Bernie

  • Sun Dec 9 – Lessons and Carols, 10am

  • Fri Dec 14 – Make a Craft Fair, 3:15-5:00pm                   talk to Nancy and Ian

  • Mon Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Celebration, 4pm

    • And it’s not too late to join our Christmas Eve choir! Rehearsals are after church on the following Sundays: Nov 18, Dec 16, Dec 23.

MAKE A CRAFT: On December 14, we will be doing a new community outreach to the Madeira Park Elementary community at CtR. Volunteers are needed to help supervise and with the crafts – decorating cookies, making Christmas cards, sewing gift bags with Nancy Enns.

CONCERTS: Nancy E and Nancy M will be singing in an Evensong service on Sun Nov 25 – 5pm at St. Bartholomew’s in Gibsons. And the winter concert by Pender Harbour Choir will be Fri Dec 7 in Sechelt and Sun Dec 9 in Mad.Park. For tickets, talk to Doreen, Vic or the Nancys.

Additional notes:

  • Wednesday Bible Study: Continues through early December, followed by soup and sewing.

  • Men’s Breakfast: Next scheduled for December 8, 9am at the Community Church.

  • Preaching: Advent begins Dec 2, and we finish our Hebrews sermon series in January.

  • Website: Check out our updated and refreshed website at www.redeemerpender.ca.

THANK YOUS: Special thanks to Aurelia for taking on our Sunday scheduling of readers, greeters, etc., and Doreen for handling our ordering of Memory Garden plaques. We now have three plaques installed on the memory stone, with room for many more. Dan Choquette has done a masterful job of installing siding, and working with Ian to get electrical hookup out to the memory garden. Thanks also to Laurie for her beautiful garden cleanup this fall.

Recently Becky and I enjoyed a concert at the School of Music by Matthew Byrne from Newfoundland. Thank you for your generous rose bouquet of gifts back in August, which enabled us to attend! It was a wonderful afternoon, and we felt warmly supported.

May God surprise and bless you this season!