Note that Evening Prayer is held every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm at Church of the Advent, Ridgetown.
Sunday, December 1, Advent 1 - the Rev'd Gary Parker and Dr. Justin Comber in Highgate at 9:30 am and Ridgetown at 11 am, the Rev'd Dr. Lisa Wang in Dresden at 9:30 am and Thamesville at 11 am, Advent Music Night in Aughrim at 4:30 pm with Florence to join Aughrim
Sunday, December 8, Advent 2 - Sheila Fleming in Highgate at 9:30 am (Lessons and Carols) and Ron Bolohan in Ridgetown at 11 am (Lessons and Carols), the Rev'd Gary Parker and Dr. Justin Comber in Dresden at 9:30 am and Thamesville at 11 am, the Rev'd Dr. Lisa Wang in Aughrim at 9:30 am and Florence at 11 am
Sunday, December 15, Advent 3 - Highgate at 9:30 am and Ridgetown at 11 am, Dresden at 9:30 am and Thamesville at 11 am, Florence at 7 pm (candlelight service - Aughrim will join Florence)
Sunday, December 22, Advent 4 - Highgate at 9:30 am and Ridgetown at 11 am, Dresden at 9:30 am and Thamesville at 11 am, Aughrim at 9:30 am and Florence at 11 am
Sunday, December 29, 1st after Christmas - Thamesville's last service at 11 am. The parish will join Thamesville.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Monday, December 2: Christ Church, Dresden, ACW Christmas Dinner at 6 pm
Friday, December 6: Coffee Break and Bake Sale at Christ Church, Dresden, 8:30 am to 11 am. The organizers tell us to come hungry!
Saturday, December 7: Church of the Redeemer's annual ploughman's lunch at the Highgate Legion from 11 am to 1 pm
Thursday, December 12: St Matthew's annual potluck Christmas party and gift exchange at the Sewell residence at 6 pm. Bring a dish to share, and a $5 gift for the game.
Monday, December 16: "Gratuitous Grub" (free lunch!) in Florence at noon. These happen on the third Monday of every month all winter!
Looking for a fall study program for your parish? Or interested in learning more about our baptismal call to “strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the Earth?” A Season of Creation Study Program can be found at https://diohuron.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SeasonofCreationStudyProgram.pdf.
(With thanks to the Rev’d Christine Brouillard-Coyle.)
EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING! Gospel-based bible studies are held weekly at 10 am on Wednesdays at Christ Church in Dresden as an ongoing effort to explore our faith. Drop in or attend weekly, as you wish.
EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING! An evening prayer service is held every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Church of the Advent, Ridgetown. All are welcome!
Florence is studying the Christian Foundations Monday evenings at 7 pm at the Sewell residence. All are welcome!
The Village Stitchers (St. Matthew's and Florence Library) always accept donations of good quality yarn and cloth. They are currently working on articles for the local men's and women's shelters, the two local Salvation Armies, local Christmas drives and food banks, and those who are ill and shut-ins. "Local" is Chatham, Sarnia, Thamesville, Bothwell, Dresden, and Florence. The Village Stitchers meet every Thursday at 3 pm at the Florence Library. (If they are not there, look for them at St Matthew's Parish Hall, which is the special projects and summer location.)
Aughrim's Sunday School meets each Sunday at 9:30 am.
Dresden's Sunday School meets each Sunday at 9:30 am.
Florence is Sunday School-ready each Sunday at 11 am.
Highgate is Sunday School-ready each Sunday at 9:30 am.