Bits and Bites Newsletter

Bits & Bites 26 August 2021
- Posted 2021-08-26 15:20:17

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.

Joyce Meyer

Well, Rev. Adam is on his way.  He was boarding his flight to Warsaw around 6.00 a.m. (our time) this morning to connect to his Toronto flight, and ‘home’ to us.  Oh!  He will have some stories to tell!  So will we!

We can tell him how great George McKibbon and his team have been doing at Market on Fridays.  It’s a great opportunity to raise awareness of The Gathering Place and the books on display are sparking some good, sometimes lively, conversation.

Collecting fresh fruit and veg there for the Food Bank is also working well with contributions from both visitors and vendors and the guys at the Bank are so pleased with the harvest.  Apparently they have lunches for kids and send them all home with 5 pieces of fruit … if they have it.  Thanks to Jeanne Grimes for letting us know that they DO accept fresh produce.  You can take it around to the Nickel Street centre during opening hours.  As to all the other stuff – tinned goods, packages, etc. – the box is still on my front steps at 39 Division Street.  All contributions gratefully received.

We can tell Adam that, even though we missed him, Larry Fisher and Rev. Larry Beverly did a great job keeping our video services up and running.  Jo’Anna Carter Zoomed on with Bible Study too. 

We’re still planning on our first in-person worship service being held on September 12th.  Given Covid restrictions, it might not be the all-out celebration we would wish for but it will be wonderful to see anyone who can make it out – still masked and distanced but … I’ll take it!

Meanwhile, elsewhere (& I haven’t said THAT for a while!)…

The Treble Makers will be making beautiful music again, this time at the St James & St Brendan parkette just south of The Gathering Place.  St J&B is organizing “Labour Day in the Park” on Sunday, September 5th and The Treble Makers are scheduled for noon-to-1.00 p.m.  Yes, masks. Yes, distancing.  Yes, good music and company!

And that’s it for now.  If you have any news, let us know.  Any birthdays or anniversaries for September, which is almost upon us?  Make a list of all the things you want to tell Rev. Adam on his return.  Keep safe, keep well, and God bless!

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see shadows.”

Helen Keller

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