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Bits & Bites 13 November 2021
- Posted 2021-11-13 11:20:14

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow

Psalm 51:7

Well… what other quote did you think I’d start with, today of all days???  And, just in case you feel like singing a rousing chorus (in the privacy of your own home), I offer you this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORslb2Tw3ws   Enjoy.

This is going to be a quick one but there are things that you need to know and get down in your calendar!

Our foray into the Farmers’ Market is over for this year.  Many thanks to George McKibbon for getting the whole thing up and running.  We made many good connections with friends old and new and the Food Bank was thrilled with all the donations of fresh food!

It’s got us thinking:  what else can we do? 

For a start, our turn at Out of the Cold is coming up … EXCEPT it’s been ‘re-branded’ as Food With Friends.  Can you help?  It’s November 30th at the Guild Hall and we’re in need of helpers.  Sharon & Larry Beverly have planned a turkey dinner with  all the trimmings so it’s going to be worth it if only for the aromas (to say nothing of the left-overs).  As a Covid precaution, all helpers will have to get us a proof of vaccination IN ADVANCE so, if you can lend a hand, give Sharon a call (905-894-0484) a.s.a.p. or have a word with her after church.

Next up, we’re going to have a “Share the Warmth” project throughout Advent and collect hats, toques, scarves, mittens, gloves, and socks for Port Cares to distribute with their food packages before Christmas.  We’re looking for NEW items, times being what they are.  Sounds good?  It gets better.  Several retail outlets in the city are joining the campaign and will have collection baskets on site as well.  We’ll get the details out as plans progress!

Lastly but not leastly, IF life sticks to the Road to Recovery, we’re hoping to have a Carol Sing-along on December 16th.  Just get that in your diaries and we’ll work out details as the situation allows …

And, of course, church life does continue down that road one way or t’other.  Bible Studies – Wednesdays and Thursdays – continue on Zoom.  The ‘general’ group is considering the finer points of Leviticus 15 while the Ladies are debating Philippians 4.  It’s easy enough to join them;  just contact Rev. Adam (minister@thegp.ca) and he’ll get you set up!

So … get your snow tires on, stay warm/safe/well, and God bless!

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

Margaret Atwood

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