Announcements – Fall 2019

Hello everyone!

In celebration of the release of the Downton Abbey movie, St. Matthew’s is hosting a Downton Abbey Tea, Sunday Nov. 10th from 2 – 4 p.m.  Authentic fashions from the Downton Abbey period (1912 to 1927) will be exhibited. Please forward this to your friends and contacts.

Service Times: Sunday, September 8th, we will return to regular 8:30 am and 10:30 am services.

Back to School: Compassion Society has started their “Back to School” program. They anticipate 700+ kids coming for school supplies and only have enough for 230 kids. Backpacks, 6″ rulers, 1″ binders, binder dividers, small staplers, scissors, construction paper, locks and lunch boxes for young kids are urgently needed. There is a collection box in the Narthex or drop them off at Compassion Society of Halton at 484 Plains Rd. E. In the next week before school starts, let’s show them St. Matthews cares!!!.

Messy Church returns Friday, September 27th, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

Parish Website: Fall is packed! Check out upcoming events and service times here at St. Matthew’s on the parish website: https://niagaraanglican.ca/parish/st-matthew-on-the-plains-burlington

Writers’ Group: Writing can be fun! Especially with the support of other writers and readers. Our group for novice and experienced writers starts up again Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We meet every 2nd Saturday in the Boardroom.  Contact Norma Shephard for details. 905.220.2762. normafreda@gmail.com.

Voices of Older Adults is a writing project funded by the city of Burlington. It is now open for submissions. If you are over the age of 55 and love to write short stories, fiction or non-fiction or poetry, please call or email Nikki for details of the project. 905-522-9996. blueheron123@sympatico.ca

Photo Directory: We are currently investigating a couple of options for DIY photo directories.  Regardless of which option we choose, we are going to need photos of everyone.  It would be best if these photos were of the same style and format.  We would like individual ‘head shots’ as well as family ‘portraits’.  At this point we’re just encouraging anyone who is around to have their picture taken and in the fall we will do a more formal roll call.  If you do not want to have your photo and/or other info in the directory, kindly speak to Canon Susan.