This week is family emphasis Sunday, and communion.
Dates for your calendar Sunday Jan 27 - Big Fun & Big Games for families 1-3 p.m. Come to Franklin St. School (Behind the church) Gym for some family fun Tuesday Mar 5th - Save the date for our annual Pancake Supper!
Things to know
Calling all budding artists! The Presbyterian Church is looking for kids art work for their 2020 calendar. They are looking for drawings and paintings of our church, church events, worship and anything else that inspires you to create! You can submit hi-res images to presbyterian.ca/artwork, or you can mail them originals (the address is also on that website)
Are you thinking about summer camp already? The Presbytery of Oak Ridges has 2 camperships available to help children attend camp, especially those who haven't gone to camp before, and are interested in arts or music camps. If you would like more information, please let me know. The deadline for applying for the campership is March 1.
Just a Thought In Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus tells us the two most important commandments "...Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself." As part of loving our neighbours, I think we need to make sure we are kind, caring people, and we need to raise our kids to be the same. I came across a great list of books that show kindness in many different forms for our kids. It's a list of picture books for younger readers, but in the comments on the article, there are suggestions for novels for older readers. If you have any other suggestions of great books for kindness, or compassion, I'd love to hear them. You can find the list here(happyyouhappyfamily.com/books-about-kindness/?fbclid=IwAR2YcFA9a4TCR1fwr74yiqoDV6dxNWW5IlVQ5nMWZW...), on the Happy You Happy Family website.
Dates for your calendar Tuesday Mar 5th - Save the date for our annual Pancake Supper!
Things to know
Calling all budding artists! The Presbyterian Church is looking for kids art work for their 2020 calendar. They are looking for drawings and paintings of our church, church events, worship and anything else that inspires you to create! You can submit hi-res images to presbyterian.ca/artwork , or you can mail them originals (the address is also on that website)
Thanks to everyone who donated items to the Mitten Tree this year - we collected 140 hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves to send down to Evangel Hall. Also, up on our Facebook page we have some great photos from the Christmas Concert - thanks a lot to the O'Kopniak family for taking them and sharing them with us!
"When you become aware of someone else's need, that's God saying, "Here. This is how I want my hands and feet to be used today" People all around you are in need of someone to talk with, encouragement, a helping hand, or prayer. Don't wait for someone else to be that someone."
If we listen to those around us, and listen to the still small voice inside, we can do as Jesus said in Matthew 25:35-40 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’"
I hope you have a good week, and that you can be someone for those in need.