We need a member of the congregation to represent St Helen’s at the meetings to help organise events between the three churches of Epiphany, Redeemer and ourselves. If you are interested, please speak to Philippa.
TRIVIA NIGHT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
Trivia Night is back !!! Register your team with either Jacquie Stinson or Lynn Turner today!
Teams of 2, 3, 4, 5, BUT no more than 6! Don't forget to give your team a name!
Come have fun and play for the much coveted "St. Helen's Wise Old Owl" trophy!
This event is our farewell to Phillippa, as she leaves us to take on her duties as our Executive Archdeacon. We'll start at 3:30 p.m. with the game and fun, then share in a POT LUCK dinner, followed by more fun and fellowship. You don't have to play trivia, but you can certainly come out and cheer on a favourite team! More information to come - just let us know you'll be there by emailing your attendance and team members/name to email@example.com.
St. Helen’s ACW (Anglican Church Women) will meet on Wednesday, October 5, for their monthly meeting at 11:30am in the Upper Hall. Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. We will also display our baby layettes items which will be donated to needy families in the Lower Mainland and parishes in Northern BC and the Yukon. Ladies of the parish, if you want to find out more about our projects, please join us. All are welcome.
ACW DORCAS SHOWER
Dorcas (also known as Tabitha) was an early disciple of Jesus, known for her ‘good works and acts of mercy.’ Following her example, members of St. Helen’s ACW will be purchasing baby layette items for needy families.
NEW items, ranging from 6 months to 2 years, such as sleepers, onesies, 2 piece outfits (pants & tops), receiving blankets, knitted 40” x 40” square blankets, hooded baby towels, diaper pins, baby soap, rattles, teething rings, brush & comb sets, and small sizes of Vaseline, baby shampoo & lotion are needed.
If shopping is not convenient, cash donations may be given to Glenda Colquhoun or Judy Nicholson.
All items will be donated to the Diocesan ACW for use in Northern BC & Yukon parishes and when a need arises in the Lower Mainland. Your support is most welcome.
GENTLY, USED BABY/FAMILY CLOTHES can find a new home through the Diocesan ACW. These are included in the BALES of clothing sent three times. Glenda or Judy are happy to deliver these to ACW Place. If you have questions regarding donations of men’s, women’s, children’s clothing, games, bedding, knitting, linens, etc. and how it is sorted and shipped according to parish requests, please speak to Judy Nicholson. You are welcome to visit ACW Place (Unit B, 7012 Merritt Avenue, Burnaby) any Monday morning and see the ladies in action.
HALLOWEEN/ALL SAINTS YOUTH EVENT
St. Mark’s Ocean Park (12953 20 Ave, Surrey) will be hosting a Halloween/All saints evening (Pizza, Games, Crafts, Worship) for youth and families from 5-8pm. All are welcome, particularly youth from Grades 6 to 12.
Prayer Requests to the Prayer Circle – please be in touch with Judy Nicholson who will receive and forward your prayer requests to the prayer circle. If you do not have her contact details, please send an email to the office email address and it will be passed on to her for distribution.
Altar Flowers – Please consider providing for the flowers placed on the Altar to the glory of God, in celebration, in thanksgiving, or in memory of loved ones. The cost is usually in the $40 - $50 range for both vases.
If you would like to make a donation of a lesser amount, we always appreciate any contributions! Contact Heather Herd for details.
You may make your donation by cheque made out to St. Helen's Anglican Church and send it in the mail or leave it in the offering plate on a Sunday or by Interac e-Transfer. The email address to transfer electronically is: firstname.lastname@example.org