News & Events
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In order to appear in Sunday's bulletin, announcements must be received by Wednesday 5:00pm.
St. Mary's Summer BBQ
Sunday August 20 following our service. Stick around after the morning service at 10:00 am and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch with your St. Mary's family. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided and a sign up sheet will be available at the back of the church for those that are able to help out with food. Donations are being accepted to help with the cost of this and upcoming events.
Church/Picnic in the Park
Sunday September 3, 10:00 am. Queens Park Picnic Shelter. Celebrate the Labour Day Weekend with us as we gather in Queens Park to worship outdoors and share a potluck picnic lunch following the service. There is a playground, spray pool, and petting zoo in the park for kids of all ages to enjoy! Link to park map.
Our choir is looking for parishioners with musical talent to accompany them. If you play an instrument, would like to share your gift of music, and are available to participate during the service on Sunday mornings, please speak to our Musical Director, Diana Welsh, or contact her via email at email@example.com.
St. Barnabas Food Cupboard
We are collecting donations of non-perishable food items in cans or jars for our sister parish, St. Barnabas in uptown New Westminster. These groceries are taken to St. Barnabas to be distributed through their weekly Emergency Food Cupboard to families and individuals struggling to make ends meet. There is a donation basket by the door in the hall. Thank you for your support.
Our Sponsor Children
St. Mary's sponsors two children through The Christian Children's Fund of Canada which, through donors and partners, improves the lives of more than 500,000 children, youth, family and community members in impoverished countries each year.
Maria Antonia Flor Aquino is our newest sponsor child since April 2017. Maria is 5 years old, her birthday is July 6th, and she lives with her parents in Paraguay. Maria attends preschool and likes to play games with her friends. Her mother is a homemaker and her father is a subsistence farmer. The family's income is unable to provide for their basic needs. Sponsorship will provide Maria with an education, health care, and nutritional assistance.
Our other sponsor child is Betselot Tesfaye Abate. Betselot is a 13 year old girl who lives with her aunt in Ethiopia. Her birthday is on February 4th. She walks 1-2 kilometers to school and her favourite subjects are Mathematics and English. Betselot was 10 years old when we became her sponsors in July 2014. Sponsorship provides Betselot with primary healthcare, clean water, school supplies, and a school uniform.
You can help through a contribution in your weekly offering envelope (please indicate on the envelope you would like your donation to go to our sponsor children) or through our Birthday Box donations. Birthday Box takes place once a month during fellowship in the hall when we acknowledge friends and family celebrating birthdays during that month and gladly accept your donation on their behalf to assist Maria and Betselot, their families and communities.
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