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Parish Council Meeting

Parish Council met on Tuesday, September 21, the Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist. The council engaged in Dwelling in the Word with the passage from Matthew 9.9-19, "The Calling of Matthew."

Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry Coordinator

The search committee charged with finding the person God is calling to be the new Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry Coordinator continues its work and request your prayers for the process. The search committee has been conducting interviews and is hopeful that a recommendation for hiring may be brought to the churchwardens and rector within the next month.

Stewardship Committee Report

The Stewardship Committee reported that a book study is being planned and will be led by Susan Little and Graham Cubitt. 

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 7 to 8:15PM Gillian Doucet Campbell, Director of Stewardship and Development for the Dioces of Niagara and member of our parish, will host Lori Guenther Reesor, author of the book, Growing a Generous Church: A Year in the Life of Peach Blossom Church for a discussion on generosity, stewardship, and living in gratitude through faith. All are invited to join with the members of the diocesan wide Parish Stewardship and Fundraising Volunteer Network who have been studying this book together. Come and be inspired and ask some of your stewardship questions. There will be a presentation and plenty of time for Q&A.

Refugee Sponsorship

It was noted that the parish's most recent refugee sponsorship had completed its formal commitment as the family has now been in Canada for one year. They have recently completed a move to Toronto and are happy to be reunited with friends who live there. Shakiba recently gave a brief thank you to the parish (in English ... a wonderful accomplishment for her). It can be viewed here at approximately the 25 minute mark.

Many thanks to the very committed volunteers, too many to mention, that were involved in this work and assisted the family in making their new home in Canada.

Announcements

The Parish Council will meet next on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 7:30PM.