June 18, 2012

June 19th, 2012 by mridea

Man at barbeque

1. Deanery Anglicans host ‘Free Community BBQ’ at Shelter House on Saturday June 23rd, 1:00-4:00pm. We welcome your support as we share the joy and fun of summer with the economically challenged in our community, and those who have suffered losses in the East End floods. Volunteers welcome! Come join Anglicans from Thunder Bay and the North Shore in offering BBQ food, games, and entertainment to those who do not have access to camps, backyards, or BBQs. Even if you cannot donate your time, please assist our community outreach by praying for the success of this Deanery project. BBQ runs rain or shine, so please pray for good weather!

2. St. Thomas will host a Deanery of Thunder Bay special event on Tues., June 19th, 7:00-9:00 pm. Guest presenter will be the Rt. Rev. Fraser Lawton, Bishop of Athabasca, and we will have an uplifting time of prayer and praise, followed by refreshments and fellowship. There is no cost – no registration; just come as you are and bring a friend in need of encouragement.

Fun at Camp G

1. The Ladies Auxiliary to Camp Gitchigomee will be holding the Annual Camp Clean Up on June 20. Start time is 10 a.m. Bring your lunch and help get the camp ready for the upcoming camping season. Carpool with some friends—hope to see you there. Call the camp voice mail 622-0020 and leave a message if you would like to carpool with someone. We can set you up with a ride.

2. Camp Gitchigomee will hold an Open House on Sunday, June 24. Come out and visit the Camp and see what is there. Bring your lunch & supper; go for a swim in our beautiful sandy cove; take out a canoe and paddle on the river or lake. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the camp.

3. Market – Giant Yard Sale of Kids’ Stuff! St. Mary’s ACW, is hosting a Mother’s Market at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Rosslyn Village, on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00-1:00pm. Admission: $1/person. Table rentals: $20.00 each. Refreshments available (Hotdogs, tea, coffee, pop, etc). Please use lower level entrance in St. Mary’s Fellowship Hall. Contact Person: Betty Sand at 939-2768. Tell your friends, family and neighbours

4. On Saturday June 23 please plan to participate in the Blessing of the Fleet at the lookout on the Royal Canadian Navy Pier, Pier 3 at Marina Park. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. For vessel instructions, and further information visit www.missiontoseafarers.ca/thunderbay or contact the Rev’d Ed Swayze 344-8241. Sponsored by the Mission to Seafarers.

5. Mission to Seafarers: How can you help?

· Magazines and clothing may be put in the drop off box at the Seafarers’ Centre.

· Pop cans are collected at the Centre and recycled at Dutchak Recycle Inc.

· The Mission relies heavily on Volunteers for its operation. They are needed for watch keeping at the Centre or driving the van for various services offered to the Seafarers,

Fund raising projects are held such as the meat sale and the annual fund raising dinner.

There are many ways in which you can become involved as a volunteer. The work is fulfilling and the gratitude of the Seafarers is rewarding. If you would like to volunteer or find out more, contact Chaplain Rev. Ed Swayze at 626-2571.

6. Have you ever run into an old friend that you simply don’t remember? Laura Marie reflects on rebuilding a relationship, as honesty is met with grace. Log in to The Community to join in the conversation! www./thecommunity.anglican.ca/everyday/2233/new-and-new-again-friends/