The Reverend Canon Penelope Black
We live out our call to baptismal ministry in a myriad of ways, and invite you to explore our diverse ministries to discern where the Spirit may be calling you to serve.
To find out the contact for these ministries, please call the church office at 250-656-3223 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
A lively team of dedicated people working in small groups with responsibility for the care and set up of linens, hangings and flowers for the altar and church for all services and special occasions.
Care Home Ministry:
Become part of the relaxed team leading worship at Resthaven Lodge on the first Friday of the month. This vital ministry to those in their later years has expanded to include Shoal Centre and Sidney Care Home. See calendar for more details.
Are conducted twice a month during the summer highlighting the graves and histories of the pioneers who founded our church. Immense fun, and on-the-job-docent training.
A warm and friendly group who lead the congregational singing and provide an anthem at the 10.30 Sunday service and all other special services. If you love to sing, we'd love you to join us - learn as you go with our Wednesday 7.30 p.m. practices.
Each year we pack approximately 100 hampers with full dinners, fresh produce, gifts and toys for local families. This is our October envelope financial outreach, and many hands are appreciated for packing in December.
Summer-time Saturdays and Sundays, teams of two share the history and artifacts with visitors to our church. On-the-job training!
A front-line ministry of warmth and welcome as, after each service on Sundays, small groups arrange for the provision of tea, coffee and refreshments.
Quarterly music concerts by leading local musicians. See calendar for more details.
Leads the choir and sanctuary party in and assists the priest in the sanctuary during the service.
Diabetic Circle at Pauquachin First Nation:
The sharing of a healthy lunch with planning and discussion on living with diabetes.
Garden and Grounds:
We have a paid gardener who welcomes green-thumb help at any time, especially spring planting and fall clean-up.
Grannies to Grannies:
An active and creative group of "grand-mothers and grand-others" committed to supporting the work of the Stephen Lewis foundation created to assist those struggling with the presence and aftermath of AIDS in Africa.
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Meet regularly for discussions about faith, for bible study and for friendship. Two groups are Faith & Friendship, and Hearth & Home Bible Study
We are in the process of rejuvenating our well - catalogued library in a corner of the church hall where you can relax, read, and enjoy exploring the wide range of non-fiction and fiction books.
The New Messenger keeps you in touch with parish news and views. Share your poems, thoughts and comments with your parish family.
Living out our Gospel call to walk with our neighbours, we are committed to financial support for local, national and international outreach ministries such as Streethope; the Food Bank; Transition House; Saanich Peninsula Hospital chaplaincy, PWRDF; local school lunch programs, Operation Eyesight and the ministry of the Sisters of St John the Divine. Contributions can be made through your envelope giving.
An active and committed group of elected and appointed representatives of all three services which meets monthly to direct and shape the mission, ministry, finances and fabric of our parish. Sounds a chord?
A ministry of prayer and presence for those within the parish family who ask for our intercessions. A sense to be a part of this very special ministry central to the heart of our spiritual journeying together.
Prayers of the People:
A sacred ministry of composing and leading the prayers for the church and the world around us. Requests for special intentions are found in the book at the entrance to the narthex.
The parish rep for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund co-ordinates in-house fund-raising initiatives for the work of the national church's ministry in international relief.
Proclaim the passages from Holy Scripture and lead the psalm Sunday mornings.
Food, fun and fellowship in this focal point of our social life together, the reception committee directs, plans and caters for special events such as church dinners, receptions, funerals, weddings and afternoon teas.
Open up and ready the church for worship services, greet and assist the congregation to their seats, take up and present the collection, count and bank the offering.
A creatively evolving 21st century version of this traditional ministry with our younger members.
A newly formed group dedicated to keeping us all connected in sunshine and in shadowed times, coordinating special occasion cards and contacts throughout the parish, with special focus on our shut-in members. Sounds promising - join us the first Thursday of the month at 10am, in the hall.
To enable all of us to gather in Christ's name on Sundays, we have purchased a seven-seater van to transport those of our community who are no longer driving. A special sense to co-ordinate or become part of a team of drivers to launch this new ministry.
Amazing grace in every sense at noon on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month when we break bread together with our First Nations neighbours from the Tseycum, Pauquachin and Tsawout bands and delight in a veritable host of activities from crafts and cooking to lively and informative discussions and presentations. From the kitchen through to the car park, we have ministry for you. Love children? - then Trinity Time is for you! Check out our new First Nations children's library, complete with wonderful murals by talented local artist Simon Louie.
Updating web calendar of church events and posting current Bulletin and New Messenger weekly, monthly or as necessary. Contact needs congregation's advice to keep calendar up to date for irregular events. Parishioners having dificulty with website, please seek help from webmaster.
Administrators assist in the distribution of Holy Communion on Sunday mornings.