Announcements for April 26

Sunday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.
Please come and enjoy an evening singing some of your favourite "old-time" hymns.
Accompaniment: Dean Bradshaw and Guest Musicians
Reception: Hosted by the United Church Women
Free Will Offering

Stewardship Committee Notes
Flea Market: Saturday, April 25
Due to water leakage in our storage areas, we ask that you wait until the week of April 19 to bring flea market items. Thank you to those who have already donated. Please contact Melanie (468-5220) if you can help with the flea market.
30th Annual Lobster Supper: Saturday, May 30
Steve Hiltz will be selling tickets in the hall after church. It would be very much appreciated if you would purchase your tickets early, so it is not as hectic the day or so before the supper. Sales were down last year; we're hoping that the insert can be handed out to friends and family. Thank you.
If you can help in any way, please contact Melanie or any member of the Stewardship Committee. Thank you!
Talent Balloon (Envelope) Project  -  May 31
The Committee wishes to extend a big thank you to the book club, the choir, and the UCW for the delicious Sunday lunches they hosted. Their efforts and the congregation's participation brought in $1365!
Open dates for soup lunches:
May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Help make our flea market a big success. Click here

The UCW's Annetta Rose Unit will meet on Tuesday, April 28, at the home of Margaret Chittick at 1:30.

Scripture readings for May 3 
  Acts 8:26-40  
  John 15:1-8
 1 John 4:7-21  
 Psalm 22:25-31  
Happy 100th Birthday, CGIT!
This year the Canadian Girls in Training program is celebrating its hundredth birthday. Former program members and leaders are invited to celebrate on Tuesday, May 19, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Fairview United Church Hall. Women who attend the reunion are welcome to participate in the program and share their memories. Registration forms are in the church office.

Workshop Wednesdays are ongoing at St. James. Bring in your knitting, quilting, sewing, or smocking-whatever project you're working on-and make progress on it in the company of others. There's no time commitment; the group meets each Wednesday in the parlour from 1 to 4. Everyone who comes brings $2; a small amount supports the craft group's cost, while the rest goes to the church building fund. For more information, contact Bonnie Hudson (469-9339).

Please keep St. James scent-free.

St. James Book Club
On March 31, we discussed Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies. It continues the fictional account, begun in Wolf Hall, of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Both books are superb and both are Booker Prize winners, a singular achievement. Once again, the story is told from the point of view of Thomas Cromwell, secretary to the king. The son of a blacksmith, Cromwell had skillfully and diplomatically arranged Henry's divorce from Katherine. Here he is ruthless and even bloodthirsty in bringing about the downfall of Anne and exacting revenge on his enemies. It was unanimous: we loved everything about it, the characters, dialogue, atmosphere, style, and the high suspense even while you knew how it would end. There will be a third volume in this marvelous saga.
Next: April 28, The Good Lord Bird by James McBride