What We Need to Know
This gospel story tells us that Jesus didn’t come to earth to be the exclusive property of a select group of people. His arrival was made known to all peoples. Some, those were ‘on the fringes’ so to speak, went to great lengths to get to know him. As a faithful steward, to what lengths am I willing to go in order to get to know Jesus?
A huge thank you for all the extra time and effort the following groups and individual contributed to making our Christmas services such wonderful celebrations of the birth of Christ.
• Brainerd and the choir
• Kelly Malcolmson and church school
• chancel & sidesperson teams
• Fran Richardson and Jim Rayner & the children for all the decorations
• Jamie & David Isbister, Steve & John Steynor, and Bob Cameron for setting up the outdoor crèche
• Sharon Conway and the Hospitality Committee for the crèche display
With our appreciation
Thank you from the Settlement Family
142 families (totaling 400 people, 37% who are children) received $5400 in grocery store food vouchers distributed to Stonegate and Lakeshore residents, through the foodbank at Christ Church St James Anglican Church. Our congregation contributed generously to this worthwhile project which helps needy families at Christmas.
With thanks, Helen Skippon.
Farewell Celebration for Terry
At the 10 am service on February 12, we will be celebrating the wonderful contribution Terry has made to All Saints from September 2015 to December 2016. He touched the lives and hearts of everyone and we want to say thank you. More details to follow.
If you would like to contribute to a purse for Terry, envelopes are available in the leaflet, in the narthex and at the church office. Contributions may be made in cash or by cheque made out to Terry Finlay.
Let’s Get Together
All Saints Kingsway Book Club –
Monday 16 January, 1:30pm
The Book Club will be meeting in the Wilkinson Room at 1:30 pm on Monday 16 January to share thoughts/opinions on The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson
Organ Recital – Wednesday 18 January, 12:30pm
The Kingsway Organ Recital Series continues with Gordon D. Mansell, Organist and Director of Music, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Etobicoke.
Our next luncheon will take place on Thursday, January 19th. We’ll be playing games – and there will be prizes! As usual, we will begin with the 10:30 AM Eucharist and continue in the Wilkinson Room for our programme and lunch. If you would like to be added to our contact list, please call Ruth Laban at 416-239-3625. Transportation requests should go to Myrna Teskey at 416-236-8252.
Youth Games Night –
Friday 20 January, 6:30-9:30pm
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to an energetic and fun-filled evening. We’ll play a variety of games – both the tabletop and the run-around-the-church-building variety. Bring your friends! RSVP to [email protected]
Jazz Vespers –
Sunday 22 January, 4pm
A casual, relaxing hour of prayer and great music with the city’s finest musicians. This service features Drew Juecka, Swing Violin.
ASK Kids – 22 January after church
ASK Kids is a great opportunity for kids to spend quality time together
and invite their friends! Designed for those in grades 1-6.
Games, social justice projects, and more!
Kids can be dropped off in the auditorium downstairs after church.
Lunch will be provided.
How Can I Serve?
Getting Employment for the Settlement Family Parents
We have come to four months since the Settlement Family arrived in Canada. From everything I see, the family is doing very well in adjusting to their new home. The next hurdle for them, and for us, is to find employment for the parents. We have to be careful in this that we are not conflicting with the time that they need to continue to devote to their English as a Second Language training. Their English has improved noticeably from when they arrived but they still have a way to go to be functionally literate in an employment situation.
What I would propose is that some of us need to prepare to help them find employment: identifying what kind of jobs would be suitable for them given their backgrounds and interests, planning out how they need to prepare, practicing interviews, preparing resumes, etc. Then we need to work with the parents to find them employment.
I am hoping that some of you have some background in the employment area, such as working for an employment counselling company, in a Human Resources area, in a hiring function, or some other related organization. If you do and you are interested in helping out in this phase, please let me know.
Men’s Cooking – Thursday 19 January
Are you interested in: Helping those in need? Meeting other men in the parish once a month? Cooking up a storm? (No experience needed) Eating a fine meal after all that hard work? Then consider joining the Men’s Cooking Group. We usually meet the third Thursday at 5pm. Our next meeting is Thursday 19 January. Contact the church office for more information.
Save Paper – Use the on-line Leaflet!
The Sunday 10am Leaflets and What’s Going On are available online!
To connect to the internet in the sanctuary, open the wi-fi settings on your device. Select ASK-Sanctuary-Guest. The password is allsaints.
The leaflet and WGO can be found at this link every week:
http://allsaintskingsway.ca/leaflet or scan the box above.
ASK is a Scent-free Space
In consideration of those with allergies,
please refrain from using scented products.
Refugee Sponsorship Fundraiser
for Royal York Road United Church
Buy tickets for the performance of “Cake-Walk” on Thursday, January 12. This is a gentle comedy about life in a small Ontario town and events which occur on July 1. The performance is at the Village Playhouse Bloor West Village, opposite No Frills. Tickets are $25 and proceeds go to the Refugee Sponsorship Fund, Royal York Road United Church.
Tickets are available from Thom Norris 416 231 9546 or [email protected]