November 21, 2013

November 21st, 2013 by mridea

Mission to Seafarers:

Response to Filipino Sailors

The Mission is preparing to offer pastoral support to Filipino sailors who are concerned about family and friends after Typhoon Haiyan. Several ships with Filipino crew are due in the Port in the next couple of weeks.

Christmas Gift Bags

Next week we are accepting donations for Gift Bags. If any come in during your watch, you can either put them in the shed or leave them in the office. If anyone would like to help, let me know and I will pass the word to those who are working on them. The Seafarers Centre will be open Nov 18 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Nov 20 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and by appointment if people wish to drop any items off. Call (807) 344-8241.

Warm Men’s Clothing

The Mission to Seafarers would appreciate donations of warm, small to large size men’s clothing. Many of the sailors on ocean-going vessels come from warmer countries and find our fall weather rather cold. Donations can be put in the drop off box outside the Seafarers’ Centre or given to the Mission to Seafarer Rep at each Anglican parish.


If anyone is interested in volunteering, we are busy enough now to need help: people are needed to staff the Seafarers’ Centre and drive the van.

For further information go to or call (807) 344-8241.

St. Stephen’s Famous Christmas Tea: Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Crafts, Nearly New and Book Tables tickets $5; 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, November 22 at the Current River Recreation Centre, 450 Dewe Ave.

St. George’s Anglican Church will hold a Christmas Tea and Bazaar on Saturday, November 23, 2:00- 4:00 p.m. Tickets $5.

St Thomas will be holding a Roast Beef Supper on Sat. Nov 23, after the 5pm service (6:15 pm) in support of the Nursery Renovations. Adults $12.00 and children under 12 $8.00. Contact Lynda Viau 621-3380 or the church office 623-3608 for tickets.

“Little Ship of Fools: An Evening with Charles Wilkins.” Friday Nov. 29 at 7 pm at St Michael’s, 675 Red River Rd. Author Charlie Wilkins will entertain with stories of his adventure rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and show the film “The Big Blue,” a 65 minute documentary about his 53 day, 5000 km voyage across the Atlantic Ocean with 15 crewmates. Charlie will autograph copies of his new book Little Ship of Fools at a special price of $20, Advance Tickets are $10, available from Deborah de Bakker 345-0353 or from the church office 767-4711.

St. Mary’s Nipigon will hold its Christmas Tea on Saturday Nov. 30, 11:00 am – 1:00 PM. (postponed from Nov 9)

Hilldale Lutheran Church is holding their Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 30th from 9am to noon.

St. Michael’s will hold its Christmas Tea on Saturday Dec. 7, 2-4 p.m.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, corner of River and Farrand Streets is holding “The Real Christmas Tea’’ on Saturday, December 7th from 1-3pm. Adult tickets are $4.00. Children under 10 are $2.00.

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