The Barnabuzz

Mushroom Hunt:  The annual parish mushroom hunt will be next Saturday, the 14th. Meet at the church at 8:30 to carpool and caravan up to the foraging spot.

All Souls’ Day: The service for All Souls’ Day will be Thursday, November 2nd at 7pm. If you have lost a loved one, this is the service to remember and give thanks for their life. Photos of the deceased are being collected by the children to decorate, frame and put out in the church for that night. If you have a photo of a loved one that you would like included in this project, please bring one into the office, or email it in.

All Saints Halloween Saturday: Come on a journey through the dark and hidden corners of our church, facing the shadow of death and celebrating the Communion of Saints. Potluck dinner at 6. Registration is now open for this family event: contact Jasmin OBrian.

The Anglican Synthesis: Fr. Kim Murray’s series of lectures on the history of Anglicanism continues this week on Tuesday, October 10th, at 7:30pm.

St. Barnabas Elders’ Network:  “What time is it?” If we are to share the gospel, we need to know, understand, and respond to the features, limits, and opportunities, of our time, just as Jesus and the first followers did. As elders, with decades of experience in the church, we invite you to Come and share your thoughts and perspectives over lunch.  Thursday October 12, 11:30, at Jane’s home.  Some optional short pre-readings are available from Douglas John Hall’s book Waiting for Gospel.

October 16th, 7pm: Our former curate, Mother Meagan Crosby-Shearer will be inducted as rector at St. Matthias.

The Lay Pastoral Care Ministry: If you are willing and able to cook freezable meals for our ministry to distribute, we are now able to reimburse for the cost of food, thanks to a generous financial donation. Speak with Alison Lockhart for more information.

Regional Gathering for Synod: All interested laity are invited to the regional gathering for Synod. Our delegates, Rector and Wardens will be attending the one at St. Andrew’s church, Sidney, on Saturday, October 21st, from 11-2pm. Please consider coming along, and contact the office if you’d like to join the carpool.

Housekeeping Sunday: at lunch on October 22nd, we are asking the parish’s help in repairing, reclaiming and disposing of all the odds and ends that collect around the church. If you are handy, or able to take a load to Win or to the dump, please consider staying after lunch to help.

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