News & Events

New Email Address for Announcements

We have a new email for submitting announcements to the bulletin, our web site, and Facebook page: announcements@stmarysapperton.ca. Please update your contact info.

In order to appear in Sunday's bulletin announcements must be received by Wednesday 5:00pm.


Evening Prayer - Sundays 5:30 pm

Starting with the first Sunday in December (December 3rd) St. Mary's will be adding a new service! Evening Prayer will take place every Sunday at 5:30 pm. Please join us. We hope to see you there.

Christmas Bake Sale - December 3rd

Attention all bakers! Dig out your favourite recipes and fire up the oven. St. Mary's will be holding its annual Christmas Bake Sale on Sunday, December 3rd and we need many contributions of baked goods and preserves. And, for those who don't bake but love homemade goodies, you can purchase some to take home and help support St. Mary's at the same time!

Children's Christmas Party - December 17th

We will be having a Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, December 17th. Join us in the hall after the service for a fun celebration including a kid's favourite lunch of hot dogs, chips, treats, pop and hot chocolate, followed by a performance by our Sunday School, caroling led by Father Arvin, and a visit from jolly old St. Nick himself!

PLEASE NOTE: If you are attending with your child, grandchild, etc. it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you indicate the child's name and age on the signup sheet at the back of the church so Santa's elves can prepare a gift bag for that child.

2018 Church Calendars

The 2018 Church Calendars have arrived! If you pre-ordered a calendar they will be available for pick through Fay in the hall following the service over the next few weeks. The cost is $8.00 each if you have not already prepaid.

Poinsettias

Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent on December 3rd we will be decorating St. Mary's with poinsettias donated by the congregation. Those who wish to contribute a poinsettia may drop them off Saturday morning between 9:30 and 10:00 when the Altar Guild is preparing for Sunday or bring them early before the service Sunday morning.

Warm Clothing

Every year, during the weeks leading up to Christmas, we decorate our Christmas tree at the back of the church with new, warm clothing items such as toques, gloves, and scarves - either bought or handmade. These items are then collected for distribution to help out those in need. Please bring your contributions to church and add them to our tree.

Food Donations

We continue to collect donations of non-perishable food items for our sister parish, St. Barnabas' Emergency Food Pantry where it is distributed to families and individuals struggling to make ends meet. They are very appreciative of our support but with winter and Christmas coming there is often an increased need. Please drop off your donation in the basket by the door in the hall.

Stay Connected

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