FATHER’S DAY LUNCHEON
Sunday 16 June

Following the main service, a fabulous lunch was served that was well received by one and all. Tickets had been quickly sold out and only by special pleading were seats available. As always, many thanks are offered to the wonderful staff in our kitchen who so tirelessly and selflessly put on such wonderful meals for the congregation.

MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON
Sunday 12 May

By all accounts, our Mother’s Day reception following the main service was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all. A large group was in attendance for a tremendous spread that was hosted by our hard-working kitchen team. Sincere thanks are offered to our intrepid volunteers who always go above and beyond to ensure that these events are a time to remember. We are all eagerly looking forward to the Father’s Day Luncheon.

CREATIVE WORD
Friday 10 May

Yet another wonderful evening of sharing wine, cheese, snacks, and, of course, the reading and discussing of passages from our favourite books took place at the Rectory. These monthly gatherings are a great deal of fun. We read passages from books, chatted about them, fell off-topic, ate cheese and drank both red and white wine, all the while enjoying each other’s company. We also indulged in homemade cookies and cupcakes, in addition to the usual fare. If you haven’t given one of these evenings a try, please come join us next month. You will be warmly welcomed!

CREATIVE WORD
Friday 12 April

Another wonderful evening of sharing wine, cheese, snacks, and, of course, the reading and discussing of passages from our favourite books took place at the Rectory. If you haven’t given one of these evenings a try, please come join us next month. You will have a wonderful time!

HOLY SATURDAY MULTI-PARISH SERVICE
Saturday 30 March

St Bartholomew’s; Canon Davis Memorial; Trinity, Sarnia; St John in the Wilderness, Bright’s Grove; and St Paul’s, Point Edward, joined All Saints’ for an Easter Vigil service much along the lines of last year’s service. Weather not having permitted, the service began inside Parish Hall for the next portion of the service rather than in the backyard of the Rectory. After that, we formed up in Memorial Hall for the rehearsal of our baptismal vows, and then the service concluded in the church proper. A light reception took place afterwards back in Parish Hall where a time of warm fellowship amongst the members of the various congregations took place. Thanks are offered to those who contributed to the refreshments. The photos below show parishioners in Parish Hall for the opening portion of the Vigil and then renewing their Baptismal Vows in Memorial Hall.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
Friday 29 March

Having spent the 40 days of Lent emptying ourselves of all that is not godly, we have gone to the cross with Jesus and have committed our lives into God’s hands, just as Jesus did. After the holiest of services, we retreated to Parish Hall, where we enjoyed hot cross buns — an old Christian treat — and discussed our plans for the rest of the Triduum.

BAKED GOODS & BOOK SALE
Saturday 23 March

By all accounts, our baked good and book sale was a veritable success. Parish Hall was awash in food items from one end of the hall to the other, with an extra aisle up the centre of the room. It is clear that those who volunteered their time and effort have succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. The following food items were available: cookies; Easter cookies; squares; loaves; cinnamon rolls; frozen turkey, chicken and beef meat pies; and many different kinds of frozen soup. Should their be any leftovers, they will doubtless be available for sale on Sunday. Congratulations are offered to certain intrepid members of the congregation, including those in the photo to the left, who spent countless hours over several weekends in preparation for this tremendous parish-wide activity.

CREATIVE WORD
Friday 15 March

Another wonderful evening of sharing wine, cheese, snacks, and, of course, the reading and discussing of passages from our favourite books took place at the Rectory. If you haven’t given one of these evenings a try, please come join us next month. You will have a wonderful time!

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
Tuesday 13 February

Continuing a long tradition at All Saints’, we hosted yet another thoroughly successful Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. Traffic was heavy throughout the evening with the last guest finishing her meal well after closing time. Thanks are extended to our team of hard-working and intrepid volunteers for another successful event.

CREATIVE WORD
Friday 9 February

Another wonderful evening was spent sharing wine, cheese, snacks, and, of course, the reading and discussing of passages from our favourite books. If you would like to join us for a wonderful Friday evening such as this, please join us next time. Call the office at +15193445167 for further information. All are welcome!

GUIDED TOUR OF ART GALLERY
Thursday 1 February

Members of the congregation took good advantage of Jane Hunter’s kind offer of a private, guided tour of the “A Family Palette” exhibition at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. A dedicated docent at the art gallery, Jane Hunter provided us with a true insider’s view of this wonderful exhibit of the art of Frances-Anne Johnston, Franz Johnston and Franklin Arbuckle. Those of us who took part thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Sincere thanks are offered to our talented and knowledgeable docent!

HAM DINNER
Saturday 27 January

As is the case with all of our parish-wide activities, this event was a wonderful success, being a time of fellowship and celebration. Our thanks are offered to Heather Norwood and Sandy Nyp, and their team of hardworking folk. Parishioners and guests alike were heard to say that they look forward to more of these sorts of parish dinners. Well done, Team Ham!