Our first service of Christmas was held at 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. This is a family service and is geared to families with young children, it was however enjoyed by people of every age. Tricia Kalantari spoke with the children about the real gift of Christmas and how He didn't arrive in a very special pretty package but in a simple manger wrapped in swaddling cloths. We also enjoyed a beautiful Christmas song by Keturah and Kayra Gaston. It was a beautiful service in
Today our congregation were treated to a wonderful Christmas Pageant. The pageant was written through the eyes of two Roman soldiers who were writing letters home describing what was happening. In keeping with the theme of the pageant letters were distributed to the congregation which when opened up were the bulletins for the play. The play was written by Tricia Kalantari and all of the children with the help of Shami Gaston, did an amazing job!
Faith, Food and Fun is an outreach program for our parishioners and the wider community. As of January it will move from the second Thursday of each month to the second Monday. On December 13th participants began with the singing of carols in the church followed by a wonderful hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings , a visit from Santa and each person took home a beautiful poinsettia. We would love to have you join us on the second Monday in January.
Today, following our 9:30 service and 10:40 healing service we held a Christmas Bake Sale. This event enables parishioners who do not bake to enjoy some homemade Christmas treats. Our thanks to Connie Hamilton and Janet Lampman for organizing the bake sale and to all parishioners who contributed to it!
Following our church service on Sunday, Dec. 2nd our parish held a Christmas Potluck lunch. Keturah Gaston played carols and Shami, Keshan and Kayrah Gaston sang. As part of our time together Rev. Bahman blessed blankets lovingly made by our knitting group. These blankets will be distributed to residents of various nursing homes. The knitters also have been busy making hats, scarves and mittens for our Mitten Tree. These items will be given to St. Matthew's House for
On November 30th we hosted another amazing Pub Night and of course with Christmas just around the corner there was a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus who brought gifts to everyone. Santa was piped in by Ben Lampman who did an amazing job on the bag pipes. Those attending enjoyed a full Christmas dinner consisting of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, carrots, stuffing and cranberries followed by cake. Our thanks to our in house cooks who took good advantage of our newly renov