Pics from Our Bake Sale in Support of Mission Possible
What’s Happening at St. Chris
This year Ash Wednesday falls on March 1st.
There will be a Soup Supper at 5:45 followed by a Eucharist Service at 7:00.
Our guest speaker is Sheila Johnson from PWRDF.
The sign-up sheet is available in the Church Hall and you can let us know if you want to bring cheese, bread, or soup. Yum, yum!
It’s Tax Time Again!
Tax receipts will be issued by the end of February.
Our AGM for the purpose of receiving annual reports and the election of wardens, trustees, delegates to synod and alternate delegates to synod follows our 10 AM worship on February 26th. Our meeting will be in the parish hall. Refreshment will be provided.
Update on our Syrian Families as provided by Ann Frost from St. Francis in the Woods
Both of the sisters are taking courses at the moment. Nisreen has been working as a volunteer with Immigration Support Services and would like to become an immigration support worker. There are jobs available in that field and she has been given some job listings by Iris, one of the support workers at Mosaic. She is taking an evening course at VCC,one evening a week for 10 weeks. Her challenge will be to find child care for her two small children once she has a job whether it is as a teacher or as a support worker..
Ranim is currently working on a three month contract as a draftsperson and Bob McGill, who was instrumental in connecting her with the firm that hired her, told us that he has heard that they are pleased with her work so hopefully her job will continue.
When she met with the support workers at Mosaic, she said that she wanted to qualify as soon as she could as a civil engineer in Canada and that she planned to start taking the necessary courses through UBC in January.. She was told that Mosaic currently has at least 5 refugees who are fully qualified as civil engineers in Canada and that none of them is working in their field.
Come Worship with Us Every Sunday at 8 & 10 AM
For 80 years we have been joyfully serving the Ambleside Community. God has provided us with a spiritual home at St Christopher’s for all who seek to know and love God and to follow Jesus in the grace of the Holy Spirit.