Friday, 23 March 2018 12:26

Outreach Ministry

Outreach Opportunities

On Monday, November 25th at 7pm, St. Anne's will once again host a Shoebox Party to support the London Shoebox Project! Bring your friends and neighbours and come to this great event. The Shoebox Project provides shoebox sized presents filled with gifts for the marginalized and homeless women in our community. We ask that each box be worth approximately $50 and filled with items you would like to receive...warm items for our cold winters, chocolates, small denomination gift cards, toiletries, make-up etc. NEW ITEMS ONLY PLEASE.
We welcome all donations, and especially your company, so come even if you can only bring a few items to add to a box. Please see our Facebook Page (The London Shoebox Project) for more information or contact Allison Tisdale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keeping Our Neighbours Warm This Advent
As in other years, we will be collecting, hats, mitts, scarves, socks, to give to our neighbours at Northview Public. The school continues to appreciate any support we can offer to their students. We are also collecting $10 grocery gift cards for the school to distribute to any families that may need additional support during the holiday season. These cards can be left in the office. Hats, mitts, scarves and socks can be left under the tree in the sanctuary on December 1st , December 8th and December 15th. Items will be taken over to the school Thank you for sharing as you are able. Rev’d Val.

Courage for Freedom
Did you know that every 30 second another person becomes a victim of human trafficking? Human slavery is the fastest growing organized crime in the world20190730CourageForFreedom. It is a billion-dollar industry that is often hidden in plain sight and no community is immune to its existence. Our humanity and social fabric is at risk when girls are not safe, and that is why the group Courage for Freedom exists. At Courage for Freedom they educate, train, and certify front-line staff and community service providers with proven strategies and prevention tactics to serve vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. They bring awareness to community agencies and personnel, government agencies, teachers and families who work or serve in a position of influence or care in this sector.

On Tuesday, July 30th, 13 of us from St Anne’s joined into the awareness-raising gathering sponsored by Canada’s leading experts in anti-human trafficking Courage for Freedom which took place at all the OnRoute venues along the 401 series of highways. We were at the Woodstock location with approximately 150 others joining into the event. We heard from the organizer Kelly Tallon Franklin and other local dignitaries and police agencies, as they pledged anew their efforts to both raise awareness of the presence of human trafficking in our communities, and how we can all be a part of supporting those already caught in and recovering from this horrific abuse. Those of us who attended would like to share more about this in the Fall. Please watch for more on this, and thanks to all who were able to attend.
Canon Val.

PWRDF is an important outreach arm of the Diocese of Huron

St. Paul's Daily Bread Program, a registered charity, is an ecumenical social service provider supported by over 50 London and area churches of various denominations, a number of service and fraternal organizations and hundreds of caring individuals on a regular ongoing basis. The Daily Bread Program is available to anyone need in the community who is in need and is one of the few agencies in London that offers emergency financial assistance in crisis situations pertaining to shelter and/or utilities cut off as funds permit.

Anglican Church Women (ACW) - The Bale
St. Anne's gathers donations of suitable, gently used washable clothing, sheets and towels and toiletries and sends them to the northern Diocese of Keewatin for the many individuals, families, communities and programs (safe shelters, rehab, and hospital) who rely on several agencies for support. The Diocese of Keewatin includes 45 parishes in the central region of Canada straddling the border of the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario and comprising over 900,000 sq kilometres.

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Friday, 23 March 2018 12:15

Anglican Church Women (ACW)

Anglican Church Women (ACW)

St. Anne’s Social Service Groups Report
Cards Needed: It has been my pleasure continuing the card ministry of Lillian Dunlop and many others for the women and men at Country Terrace Nursing Home in Komoka. Birthday wishes are delivered monthly and Christmas greetings will go to all residents in December. Your donations of cards are needed on an ongoing basis. Many of us receive packages of greeting cards in the mail from charitable organizations that we cannot use. These cards are most welcome. Cards may be left at the church library or office

Fall Bale: We will once again be collecting items of warm, washable, practical clothing for men, women and children during the month of October. Our fall donations will be sent to Kenora in north-western Ontario. A large bin will be located outside of the library in the Parish Hall for your donations. Please call Laurie H. if you have any questions or would like to have your items picked up.

With thanks,
Laurie H., Social Services Group Convenor

ACW 2019 Recurring Events
Mondays – 9:30 A.M. Badminton Group in Parish Hall
Mondays – 9:30 A.M. Quilting in Quilter’s Room
Tuesdays – 9 - 12 Heavenly Pies in Kitchen
Wednesdays – 9 – 12 Heavenly Pies Kitchen and Parish Hall

Some Easter Reflections
The resurrection of Jesus changes the face of death for all His people. Death is no longer a prison, but a passage into God’s presence. Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.
-Clarence W. Hall
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
-Martin Luther
Sometimes Prayers don't change situations, but they change our attitude towards situations and give us hope which changes our entire life
Lord, let me be a mirror made clean and bright by your forgiveness, and held up by your glory, that I may reflect your life and love to those for whom I pray.
-Archbishop George Appleton

St. Anne’s Parish Hostess Group needs your help please!
The Parish Hostess Group has provided a service of Hospitality to parishioners, their families and to their friends for 60 years. In that time they have also supported St. Anne’s financially. Now due to several factors the Hostess Group is in need of your HELP and would benefit from your working support. We are always happy to welcome you – female and male.

The Parish Hostess Group is called upon for coffee hours after the 9:30 a.m. service of worship. The group is called upon for Deacon’s and Clergy meetings, Funerals and special events such as Birthdays and Anniversaries. They also provide lunch for the annual meeting for St. Anne’s Sidespersons ministry.

Please give some serious consideration to this plea for help. We would like to continue to provide our Ministry to St. Anne’s. Express your interest to Carolyn M. or any other active members in the group. Thank You!

The ACW executive for the 2019 year: Mary Jane V., Vikki S.

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