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MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Good news! The churches involved in the Lambton-Kent cluster of ministry are meeting regularly. Please keep those representing our churches, and the whole process, in your prayers!
A four-week study series, Why Worship?, starts Monday, September 20, and continues Mondays until October 11, from 7 pm to 8 pm via Zoom.
What is worship and why do we do it? What do we bring to worship and what does worship bring to us? How does worship make the Church's life and mission possible? How did Jesus and the earliest Christians understand worship?
Come and learn what the Bible can teach us about these and many other questions in a new online study series.
Join on any Monday. You will be most welcome.
Join us for "Mapping the Ground We Stand On", a PWRDF interactive workshop with Greg Smith of PWRDF Huron and Cheryl Marek of the Diocese of Toronto on Monday, November 1 from 6:30 to 9 pm via Zoom. Register here by October 25 to reserve your spot! For details, see the poster below:
Parish council will next meet Thursday, November 18, at 7 pm via Zoom. It is at this meeting the 2022 budget will be presented. If you are a member of parish council, you will receive the Zoom link via email.
Individuals all around the parish are doing what they can to keep in touch with shut-ins, deliver groceries and cheer, and follow pandemic protocols to keep everyone safe!
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It takes a village...
The Village Stitchers (St. Matthew's and Florence Library) always accept donations of good quality yarn and cloth. Where they once worked together on articles for the local men's and women's shelters, meetings are, right now, cancelled until further notice.
But the Stitchers are stitching from home! They are making facemasks for community individuals and for clinics and group homes. If you need a mask, write to stmatthewsflorence at gmail.com and they will fix you up!
On April 16, at the request of the local hospital ICU, the Stitchers started a new project knitting hearts for COVID-19 patients, dying alone, and their remote grieving families. A heart is placed with the patient, while a matching heart is held by a loved one. In more cheerful news, these hearts are now going to a local retirement residence so residents and their families can "hold hearts" while physically distancing.
St Matthew's has also set up a Little Free Pantry in the village of Florence and has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the pantry builder, the sign painter, the "landlord" (who installed a heater in winter!), and the community in keeping it stocked!
The latest is a project that provides quilts for the shelters and the Westover Treatment Centre. They are cut by one Stitcher, and sewn, at home individually, by others.