NOTICE BOARD

Parish Nurse Clinic & Friends-At-Ten Circle of Hope Takes a Break
Introducing Jacqui DeBique - Communications Faithworks Agency for March
"The DAM"
Daytime Bible Study Groups
New Day for Afternoon Study
New! Wednesday Evening
Bible Study Mar 09
Cards for Pikangikum & Pik Update Donations to Syrian Refuge Resettlement
Our Shelves Runneth Over Walk To Jerusalem Fitness Challenge
Thanks From Fare Share Food Bank St. Peter's Sweat Shirts


Parish Nurse Clinic and Friends-At-10

Our Parish Nurse Clinic is held every Friday with our Parish Nurse, Karen Li, in the Hutton Room, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The "Friends @ 10 in the Hutton" are also in the Hutton Room every Friday with tea, coffee, and goodies for you while you wait to see Karen.


SPECIAL NOTICE FROM OUR PARISH NURSE

Please contact the church office (905-372-3442) and let our office volunteers or Parish Nurse Karen Li know if a member of the congregation is ill and needs to be contacted or visited. If we know that someone is house bound, home communion can be arranged.


Daytime Bible Study Groups

There are two weekly opportunities during the daytime to study the Bible at St. Peter's:

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
10:30 AM 11:30 AM
in the Hutton Room

Bible 365

A small group began meeting in 2014 to follow Bishop Linda's challenge to Read the Bible in a Year. None of us had been frequent Bible readers but wanted to begin with others to whom this was a new area of study. Our knowledge of the Bible grew through shared insights and personal experiences. This year the group will meet to read and discuss the Book of Mark.

Our meetings have moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays, and the start time has changed from 09:30 am to 10:30 am. All of our meetings are held in the Hutton Room.

For more information, please speak with Margot Holmes or send her an email at mmandweholmes@gmail.com.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
1:30 PM 3:30 PM
in the Sabins Room

Drawing on the Gospel

Join Pastor Jim Halmarson on Wednesday afternoons (please note the change of day from Thursday) at 1:30 pm in the Sabins Room for a new Bible Study series, "Drawing on the Gospel".

Click here to access read more about study groups on our Bible Study web page.

Click here to read more about these study groups on our Bible Study web page.


Wednesday Evening Bible Study Group

Wednesday Evening Bible Study in the Chapel

At the start of Advent, 2015, Dr. Mark Hares held four study sessions on the Bible on Wednesday evenings in the Chapel that was enjoyed by many and was very instructive on how God's relationship with man, and man's relationship with God, evolved in early times.

Following a Christmas and Epiphany break, these meetings will now resume in the Chapel on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The format of each session uses a Power Point presentation combined with a free-flowing discussion as a group.

The first of these new sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 09, 2016, starting at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Hares will begin with a 10-minute review of the Advent sessions, and then move onto the really exciting part of the Old Testament when the theology of the OT is laid out from which Israel's relationship with God flows and from which our own Christian faith comes.

Coffee, tea and cookies will be served, and it would be helpful to Mark and Ann Hares if you could let them know that you will be attending these meetings so that the right amount of refreshments and goodies can be prepared. Please send them an E-mail via: mmafhares@gmail.com.


Cards for Pikangikum & Pik Update

There are gift cards available in the office (in lieu of a gift - "in gratitude" and "in memory") when you make a donation to Pikangikum. Keep it in mind for your "hard to buy for" friends and relatives. Great strides are being made to improve the water, sanitation and other living conditions in our neighbours' impoverished northern community.

You can read more about the Pikangikum Water Project and the state-of-affairs at Pikangikum by visiting our Pikangikum web page.


Circle of Hope Takes a Break

St. Peter's Christian Cancer Support Group

The Circle of Hope is not meeting at this time. If you or anyone you know is facing cancer and would benefit from support, personal prayer, or a friendly visit, please advise our Parish Nurse Karen Li or contact the Church office (905-372-3442).

Our Shelves Runneth Over

After rearranging and expanding the St. Peter's library shelf capacity by 25% early in 2015, the Resource Centre now finds itself - once again - nearing 100% capacity, with little room for new items. Until some older and unpopular items can be removed, the library can no longer handle any new donations.

Please take your donations to Beyond the Blue Box on Covert Street, the Bibles for Missions Thrift Shop on Elgin Street (old Dollarama / Bargain Shop location), or Searchlight Christian Books on Division Street (please call ahead before dropping anything off).

Thank you to the many donors who have made the Resource Centre so successful.


Donations to Syrian Refuge Resettlement

If you wish to contribute to the fund for Syrian Refugee Resettlement, please make a cheque payable to "St. Peter's Church", noting that the donation is for the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Fund. Eunice will then forward your gift to the proper destination (This is a change in procedure from what has previously been published here).

A report as of last Thursday states "we have committed to two Syrian families who are currently in Jordan. They are both families of four. We are in the application process right now, and have been told that we can fairly confidently expect them to arrive before the end of February".


Introducing Jacqui DeBique - Communications

The Communications Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Jacqui DeBique, of Quite Write Communications, is undertaking the development of a communications strategic plan for St. Peter's.

With more than 25 years in the industry, Jacqui brings a wealth of experience working with diverse organizations both large and small, especially those in the non-profit sector. She has done work for YouthLink, the Hospital for Sick Children, TVO, and Invest in Kids, among others. She is an active volunteer at her own church.

She will be talking with many of you in the upcoming weeks. You will also receive a request to fill out a survey. It is really important for you to participate, so please give her your full co-operation.

You can contact Jacqui via email at communications@stpeterscobourg.org or leave a message for her at the Church office - 905-372-3442.


Thanks From Fare Share Food Bank

Fare Share Food Bank sent sincere thanks for your generosity in supporting them with your donations. During the past month of December they served 1003 clients here in Cobourg, one-third of whom were children, giving out over 21,000 pounds of food. Unfortunately they foresee a greater need in the months ahead with rising food costs and limited opportunity for employment.


St. Peter's Sweat Shirts

Does your St. Peter's sweat shirt need to be replaced? We are ordering, so give the office a call at 905-372-3442.