A ten week program held each fall if there is enough interest. It is a course for beginning Christians or anyone wanting to learn more about their Christian faith. For more information contact Gina Quann at 773-9609.
ANGLICAN CHURCH WOMEN ( A.C.W.)
The parish is blessed to have two groups – St. Mary’s ACW and St. Paul’s ACW. The groups usually meet biweekly in the church or at a member’s home. For more information please contact Alphonsine MacDonald (St. Mary’s) at 773-6641 or Lorna Urquhart (St. Paul’s) at 622-4818.
There is a Bible Study at each church on Sunday mornings – just before worship at St. Paul’s and after worship at St. Mary’s. Also, there are ongoing Home Bible Study Groups during the week. As well there are large group studies at the church offered by the Rector, usually in the fall. For more information contact the Church Office at 773-7387.
There are two choirs in the parish – one at St. Mary’s and one at St. Paul’s. Practice is held once a week. Chalotte Loggie directs the choir at St. Mary’s and Janet Stothart directs the choir at St. Paul’s.
CHRISTMAS HAMPERS PROGRAM
The Christmas Hampers Food and Gift Program is organized in conjunction with other churches and service groups in the Chatham/Miramichi area whose aim is to assist in making Christmas better for those in need. For more information contact Brian or Linda McLean at 622-0032.
A hot meal is provided to the needy in the area. Supper is served each Monday from 4 to 5pm. For more information contact Clare Fracker at 622-4797.
FOOD BANK SUNDAY
Nonperishble food items, plastic grocery bags, as well as monetary donations are collected the third Sunday of the month. Items collected are donated to the local Food Bank. For more information contact Bryan Cornish at 352-0279.
A parish newsletter is published four times a year and parish members are invited to submit articles for publication. For more information or to submit an article contact Gina Quann at 773-9609.
PARISH RESOURCE LIBRARY
The Libray is housed at St. Mary’s with a small display at St. Paul’s. It has an assortment of Christian materials – books, DVDS, VHSs, which are available for loan to parishioners. Contact Linda McLean at 622-0032 for more information.
MEN’S PRAYER TIME
This group meets at 6:00 a.m. to approximately 7:30 a.m. each Friday at St. Mary’s and is attended by men from different denominations, varied work backgrounds and age groups. However, the men all have a ‘single purpose’, which is a heart’s desire for our Miramichi community to be Christian and its people to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. The meetings usually include a time of worship, prayer and sharing. Contact Rick Mills at 622-3715 for more information.
PARISH PRAYER CHAIN
A group of prayer warriors who pray for people who request this intercession. All prayer requests to the line are kept confidential. Call Arlene Taylor at 352-0150 or email at email@example.com
PASTOR’S SUPPORT GROUP
This group of men provide support to our Pastor and meet at different times and locations which are announced in the weekly bulletin and on this web site. For more information contact Rick Mills at 622-3715.
Another group of prayer warriors who meet weekly on Wednesday mornings to uphold in prayer the parish, the people, and particular needs. The group meets at 8:30am at St. Mary’s.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
A group of knitters who use their time to pray and knit shawls for the sick. For more information contact Anna Morris.
S.A.M.(SHARE A MEAL)
A group of volunteers who donate their time and cooking talents to send a meal to a person(s) in the parish who is ill , recuperating from an operation, etc. Contact is Karen Kaiser at 352-8255.
Sunday School classes are held during Sunday Services for children from nursery to Grade 5. The children join the rest of the congregation for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The contacts for St. Mary’s are Melanie Buckley and Kallie Cooper; and for St. Paul’s is Barb Parsons.
V.I.M. (Visit Inform Minister)
This ministry reaches out to others of the parish who are sick, shut in, new to the parish, and those who have not been attending on a regular basis. Cards are distributed and visits arranged if requested. The parish also provides information on the parish for visitors and people new to the parish. Contact the church office at 773-7387 for information.
An opportunity for young confirmed members of the parish to assist in worship with the Rector and the Layreaders. Contact Deacon Ed Quann for more information at 773-9609.
The web site is updated weekly with parish events and the Rector’s sermons.
For more information on any of the above, please call the church office at 773-7387.