Thanks to all involved in our absolutely full St. Bride's VBS - Children's Day Camp - July 8 - 12th

This year's children's day camp, for kids aged JK to Grade 5, was Kingdom Rock VBS.  It ran from July 8th to 12th, from 9am to noon.  Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of the camp.  For the first time in several years, the number of registrations had to be capped, as so many kids in our church and the local community wanted to attend.

Here's a link to the music videos for all those itching to hear that amazing music again: 


Pentecost Prayer Project: May 13th - May 19th


Thanks for an exceptional concert - Stainer's The Crucifixion

We were blessed to have a packed house for a wonderful concert on Palm Sunday afternoon.  Thanks to Arthur McGlashan, the Choir, our guest soloists, and all who helped make this such a special event.




Coupons for Compass


A great big “Thank you” to all those members of our congregation who emptied their kitchen drawers, back pockets and who-knows-where-else, to dig out all their forgotten Canadian Tire money.  Our modest campaign through the last months of 2012 yielded almost $100, mostly in amounts of 5c. and 10c. with a handful of dollar coupons thrown in for good measure – they must surely date from a time when the company was rather more generous with its coupons than it is now.

Not a vast sum may be, but here is an approximate list of items which Compass would not have received without your support:   3 bulk containers of laundry detergent, 12 bottles of dish washing liquid, 96 double size toilet rolls, and 17 boxes of facial tissue.   That’s not a bad haul for a very modest effort – thank you again.
With the wardens approval, the big collecting can will remain in the Narthex.  

While I anticipate that the collection rate will fall, as the coupons accumulate I will continue to buy supplies for Compass, and of course keep the congregation informed. 

Brian Dixon




News from the Compass

The Compass is a community centre, food-bank and resource centre which St. Bride's supports as part of our Outreach ministry.  Below is the Compass's Fall 2012 newsletter: