ACW group busy with variety of activities
The members of St. John’s Anglican Church Women’s group, Crapaud, held their October meeting in the seniors common room recently.
President Marilyn Myers opened the meeting by reading a poem. The hymn, Take Time to be Holy, was sung. Inez MacDonald led the devotions by reading from Chicken Soup for a Mother’s Heart and Chocolates for a Mother’s Heart and then reading a Beatitude for nursing home residents.
This was followed by the ACW Purpose and Prayer.
Roll call was answered by the members with a verse of Scripture. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The treasurer gave the financial report.
Plans for the annual hot turkey dinner at the church on Nov. 7 were discussed and lists were given out.
Grab bags will be sold on the day of the supper with items donated by the members.
Correspondence consisted of a thank-you letter from the Upper Room Angels committee and a letter from the Nova Scotia ACW board.
The president thanked those who helped decorate the church for Thanksgiving and everyone who supplied food for the pot luck meal following a service which Bishop Ron Cutler attended.
The food collected at Thanksgiving was given to Englewood School for the Farm Credit food drive students and staff took part in.
The group will again pack shoe boxes for the Mission to Seaman program in Halifax.
Calendars to celebrate 300 years of continuous ministry of the Anglican Church were purchased by the members. The theme for this anniversary, to be held in 2010, is A Journey Just Begun.
The next meeting is Nov. 18 with Gladys Lowther in charge of devotions.
The president spoke about the annual retreat held recently at Kindred Spirits Resort in Cavendish, where the theme was We Gather for Worship and Scatter for Service.
The guest speaker chose the Parable of the Mustard Seed to demonstrate how a small seed can grow into a plant or tree and how each person as an individual can grow as a Christian and of how everyone needs quiet times to think and pray.
Pie and ice cream were served before everyone left for home.
Upcoming events in the area include Mary-Beth and Joe Amelia, Crapaud, giving a presentation on their sailing adventure at the Island Wesleyan Church in Hampton on Sunday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
A Gospel Fest will be held at the Tryon Baptist Church on Nov. 1, 2-5:30 p.m., with a number of musical guests. Admission is $8. Canteen service will also be available.
The Crapaud municipal election will be held on Nov. 2, 7 p.m., at the Crapaud Community Hall to elect a chairperson and four councillors.
There will be a craft and bake sale at the Crapaud Curling Club on Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $2. To rent a table, call Della at 658-2626.
The Rice Point Women’s Institute will be sponsoring a craft fair on Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring Island crafts, at the community centre, Route 9. There is free admission.
Deck the Halls Craft Fair will be held on Nov. 7-8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., each day at the home of Phillip and Lorraine Noonan, 22871 TransCanada Highway, Albany. There is no admission, and complimentary hot cider and gingerbread will be served.
The New Haven Legion army cadets will be holding a can and bottle drive on Nov. 7. They will be going door-to-door that morning and would appreciate your support.
The annual hot turkey dinner will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Crapaud on Nov. 7. For tickets, call Marion at 6582028 or Connie at 658-2333.
The annual Remembrance Day service will be held at the Crapaud Memorial monument on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.
The Crapaud Community Hall presents an Evening of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., fea- turing Dino Dunsford and the Harmonies. Enjoy a variety of war songs and sing-along songs. All veterans are welcome. Tickets are $10 and are available at Harvey’s store and the South Shore pharmacy in Crapaud or at the door.
A benefit for Millie Gamble of Crapaud will be held at the Crapaud Community Hall on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. There will be entertainment by Doug Young and friends, Reg Ballagh and friends, step-dancing and fiddle music. There will also be a cake auction and a 50/50 draw. Donations will be accepted at the door and at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Crapaud.
Women’s Day will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Howatt Memorial Centre at the South Shore United Church (#85 Route 10 in Tryon).
Women of all ages are invited to bring along a friend. Come tickle your funny bone and renew your life with a morning devoted to laughter and its healing power. Activities and a video presentation will focus on reclaiming humour in daily living. A light lunch is provided. A suggested donation is $3. Register with the church office at 658-2863 by Tuesday, Nov. 3.