Announcements

Updates – Please make every effort to notify the  office if there is a change of information regarding your address, phone number, or email.  It happens often that we have a name on our list and no way to contact you. If you need to update your information, please call the office or fill out a Family Profile Sheet which are at the back of the church.

Safe Church –  Those who volunteer in our church will be required, for insurance purposes, to come to a training session.  This will be presented in the form of a video and will take about an hour of your time.  Date and time will be announced for the presentation in our parish.  This presentation is also open to future volunteers or to anyone who is interested to find out more information about Safe Church.

Meals On Wheels delivers meals to clients within Miramichi City limits Monday through Friday. If you are able to help with delivery on one or more days, or if you would like more information, please call 778-6810. At the moment , this ministry is desperate for volunteers willing to help out . Thank for your consideration.

Summer Student Grant – The parish has been unsuccessful in obtaining a summer student for 2018.  We did apply, but due to the fact that we did not check ” the box” agreeing with the values listed therein, our application was deemed incomplete and therefore, rejected.

Easter Flowers Memorials –  Please pass the names and donation to Gina Quann at St.Mary’s and Lea Connell at St. Paul’s or  pass in to the office by March 21st.

Parish Photo Directory – Any person/family who has their picture taken will receive a Photo Directory free of charge. Purchasing a photo package is optional. Phone calls will be made mid March to set up appointments.

Training To Become An Acolyte – If you are interested contact the Rev’s Perry.

Atlantic Christian Ashram Brochures are available at the back of each church. For more information contact Eddie and Gina Quann or Bill and Holly Gallant.

Facebook – Are you on social media?  Look for us on Facebook.  Our page is entitled “The Anglican Parish Of Chatham”.  If you like us you will be able to share news, updates, and public service announcements.  Help us make our presence known.

Hospital Visitation – If you have a family member who is in the hospital and would like a visit please call the office and leave his/her name for Rev. Perry.  It has happened in the past that people have been admitted and their name is not on the list given to clergy.

 

Sick List – In order to keep our prayer list up-to-date, our list will be periodically cleared.  Please call the office to have a name added back to the list .  Remember to check with someone before you add their name.

Confirmation Sunday – May 6, 2018.  Anyone interested is asked to contact the office at 773-7387 to register. Participants must be 11 years old by the date of confirmation.  Please let others know. Preparation and program will begin early in the new year.

 

Diocesan Insurance Changes – Our diocesan insurance now requires that any event held in church/basements that are not directly related to the church ( for example: birthday parties or anniversary celebrations), be covered under Event Insurance. There is an application to fill out and the cost of liability insurance for these types of events will be $75.00 and must be paid at the time of the application.  Contact the office or the church wardens for more information.

5th Sunday of the Month – It was decided at Vestry that during the months with 5 Sundays, that the fifth Sunday would be a combined service alternating  between St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s.  The first combined service will be July 30th at St. Mary’s at 10am.

Friendly Reminder Our churches are scent free areas.  Please do not wear strong perfume/cologne on Sundays or to church events. Thank you for helping others who have strong allergies to these scents.

Parish Newsletter – Anyone willing to share some recipes, articles or information for future newsletters  please contact Gina at 773-9609 or at ginaquann@hotmail.com

Library Books – The Church Library will not be accepting any more books at this time as we have a large amount of books to process. Thanks to all who donate the books and use the library

Sunday SchoolVolunteers are needed to help with the Sunday Schools. At St. Mary’s contact Carlene at 627-1989 or Barb Parsons at 622-0896 for St. Paul’s.

.Prayer Cards –  Our parish prayer cards were updated last fall. If you have not received a prayer card and would like one, please speak with Linda McLean or call 622-0032 for more information.

For prayers requests please contact Arlene Taylor @ 352-0150  or email her at katie629@rogers.com or text message @ 210-0654. Send along regular updates to direct prayer.

Used Stamp Program – Did you know that approx. one pound of stamps = one Bible? So save all your CANCELLED stamps . There are labelled containers at the back of both churches in which to donate your used stamps

Prayer Boxes – A prayer box has been placed at the back of each church. If you would like to have prayer for a particular person (or situation), write his or her name on a slip of paper and place it in the box. The box will be taken to the altar with the offering for prayer. No names are revealed as the prayer box is sealed at all times except when it is full and the papers are taken out and burned. This prayer box does not replace the prayer line or the bulletin prayers, but is another way of praying for someone or some situation that you do not wish to share with anyone else.

S.A.M. Ministry – If you know of someone in our church family who has been ill, recuperating from an operation or has a new baby and would like a meal brought to them, we have a group of volunteers at St. Mary’s who would love to bring a meal. Please contact Karen Kaiser at 352-8255.

VIM (Visit Inform Minister) – If you know of a fellow parishioner whom you feel should be sent a card from the Parish or who would like to have a visit, please call Phyllis Blakely at 773-9776 and let her know about it. Thank you for your support in this ministry.

Parishioners who are shut in and wish to celebrate Holy Communion at home can call the Church Office and leave a message.

The Daily Bread for December, January, and February is now available at the back of the churches. If you wish to contribute financially, please add it to your offering envelope marked Daily Bread.

Parishioners are reminded to update their Family Profile Form if there are changes to phone number, address, email, etc. If you are new to the Parish and have not completed a form and would like to be on the Parish List, please pick up a form at the back of the church and place it in the designated box or pass it in to the Church Office when completed.

 

 

Anglican Parish of Chatham
St. Paul's and St. Mary's
(506) 773-7387

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