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Faith @ Home Workshop – Feb. 21

The “Mom and tots” program at St. David’s Presbyterian Church is hosting a special guest speaker on Wednesday, February 21st at 10:00 am on the topic of Faith @ Home (see description below). This workshop is for parents and grandparents who want to pass their faith on to their children. Hope to see you there.

Faith @ Home: Best Practices For Sharing Your Faith With Your Children And Grandchildren:

Parents and grandparents often wonder if what they are doing at home (and in the church) is the best they could be doing to share a transformative faith with their children and grandchildren.  Are the kids listening? Does your faith matter to them? Will they grow up with a faith of their own that speaks to them and lasts a life-time? PARENTS have the MOST CRITICAL influence on the ongoing faith of their children and GRANDPARENTS play an especially important role too! Tori Smit, Regional Minister for Faith Formation for the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, will look at 5 key practices for parents and grandparents to consider as they seek to pass their faith on to their children and grandchildren. We will hear practical take-home ideas, discover some great resources for your family to use, and reflect on the special opportunities the church year presents us with to celebrate at home. Finally we will consider some of the challenging situations we may experience as we seek to pass our faith on to the next generation.

Coldest Night of the Year 2018

What a cold winter we have had so far! An inconvenience for most but potentially deadly for those on the street. That’s why NPC will be participating again in the Coldest Night of the Year walk to raise money for Milton Transitional housing. On February 24th, a group from NPC will be walking 2, 5 or 10 km to raise awareness and raise funds to help the homeless. If you would like to sponsor or join our team, just click to visit our team fundraising page. Your support for the homeless is appreciated because remember, it’s Canada and it’s cold out there!

Trunk-or-Treat

On Tuesday, October 31st, NPC is hosting its fourth annual “Trunk-or-Treat”. From 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, the community is invited to trick-or-treat at NPC. The parking lot will be filled with decorated cars and there will be lots of candy as you trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk. Community members and organizations are also invited to bring their own decorated vehicle, email info@nassagaweya.com.

Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks – September 17, 10:00 am

In celebration of the new school year and the kick-off of NPC’s Sunday School program, you and your family are invited for a Blessing of the Backpacks on September 17th at 10:00 am. This worship service will include lively music, prayers for teachers and students, a blessing of the children’s backpacks and the commissioning of our Sunday School teachers. All are welcome as we recognize and give thanks for our education system and the joy of learning.

Week of Guided Prayer – Oct. 15-21

Nassagaweya Presbyterian, St. John’s Anglican, St. David’s Presbyterian and Ebenezer United are hosting a week of guided prayer for the week of October 15th – 21st. “Week of Guided Prayer” is a retreat in the midst of daily life with the purpose of focusing our attention on God’s presence in our lives.

The week begins with opening worship on Sunday, October 15th at 2:00 pm. Participants are given instructions for the week and the daily scripture material for prayer based upon the theme “Woven with God’s Love”. Monday to Friday, participants covenant to pray 30 minutes privately each day, and to meet with a “Companion” 30 minutes daily to be guided in prayer experience. Companions support participants by seeking to keep them attentive to God’s leading, and guiding them through questions, suggestions and shared experiences. The week is then closed with worship on Saturday, October 21st at 10:00 am celebrating how and where God has touched us through the week.

For more information or to register, email Reuben St. Louis (info@nassagaweya.com).

Dessert Euchre – October 2

Dessert Euchre – October 2, 7:00 pm

All are invited to come to NPC’s Dessert Euchre on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm. Dessert will be served first with 8 games of Euchre to follow. The cost is $10 and everyone gets a prize. Come out for a fun evening of sweets and cards.

Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks – September 17, 10:00 am

In celebration of the new school year and the kick-off of NPC’s Sunday School program, you and your family are invited for a Blessing of the Backpacks on September 17th at 10:00 am. This worship service will include lively music, prayers for teachers and students, a blessing of the children’s backpacks and the commissioning of our Sunday School teachers. All are welcome as we recognize and give thanks for our education system and the joy of learning.

Community Worship in the Park

On July 1st, the Guelph Line churches will be hosting a Canada Day weekend worship service and BBQ at Brookville Park. The service begins at 10:00 am and a BBQ lunch will follow. All are welcome and there will be activities for the kids too. Bring a lawn chair and celebrate God keeping our land for 151 years.

New Members – June 11

On June 11th (Anniversary Sunday), NPC will be receiving those who wish to become new members of the congregation. One question that you would likely have upon being asked if you would like to be a member is “What does it mean to be a member?” To help answer this question, you are invited to read a short article from the Presbyterian Record about this very topic. If you’d like more information on membership, please email Reuben at reuben.stlouis@gmail.com.