Men's Christmas Eve Choir at St. Barnabas
It is that time of the year again – shopping, singing, family, busy, busy, busy. Here’s hoping that you will be available to once again join friends & family at St. Barnabas on Christmas Eve, to form the men’s choir for the 4pm service.
For more details, click here. It the same schedule as usual:
Sunday, December 18 – short rehearsal after the morning service in the Church (around noon)
Saturday, December 24 – service at 4pm, rehearsal around 3:15pm in Dart Hall choir room
Maybe you sing with us every year. Maybe you haven’t come for many years. Maybe you have never sung with us. Or maybe you can’t make it but you know someone who can. It doesn’t matter. Come one, come all, and the more the merrier. Please feel free to share this invitation.
If you can, please RSVP so that we can be sure to have the right number of copies and chairs!
And don’t forget about our traditional “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
Fall Bake Sale, Tea and Book Sale
A big thank you to all the people who helped make the sale a success.
The total made was $1,173.70 from the sale of
Books: $357.00, Tea: $152.00, Raffle: $52.00, Bake Table: $612.70
As the Anglican Diocese of Montreal seeks to respond to the call of Christ over the next five years. We offer you a chance to both learn about the ministry that has happened, in addition to taking part in our online consultation process, which will define our mission and ministry from 2015-2020.
The attached report takes the format of identifying Goals & Outcomes 2010-2015, while outlining potential Goals towards our '2020 Vision plan.
We would invite you to participate in the formation of our our new strategic plan '2020 Vision'. Please take a moment to complete the online survey (it should only take a few minutes), indicating which ministries are of value to you. Please note the ministries listed are not exhaustive and we invite you too add others. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/anglicandioceseofmontreal The online survey will remain open until 5pm Friday 10th April.
In the interest of hearing from both inside and outside our churches please feel free to distribute this survey.
For those without internet connections we would hope that you might print the survey questions, distribute them, and ask said respondents to either post their comments or call the Synod office with their answers 9.00am-4.30pm Monday-Friday.
Thank-you so much for your contribution.
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Family Life Coordinator:
Tala Strauss was born in South Africa and raised in Ontario, Canada. She spent her undergrad years studying political science and philosophy at a Christian college near Boston, and then moved to Los Angeles to work for a year before moving back to Canada. She has been working in Montreal for the past year. She hopes to use her love for planning events, creating welcoming spaces, and teaching children in her role as family ministry coordinator at St. Barnabas. Next year she plans to begin her Master’s in Public Policy, and ultimately, she would love to work with refugee and immigrant families in the child welfare and foster care system. In her spare time she can be found taking photos, writing, practicing spiritual meditation, reading poetry, hosting dinner parties, and cycling around Montreal.
St Barnabas Sunday School
We have a new coordinator of family ministry, Tala Strauss. She will be responsible for children’s Sunday School activities every second Sunday at the 10 am service, which began September 20th. Tala will be joined by Stephanie Tombs, who is especially interested in hands-on art and craft projects, in keeping with her new academic pursuits as she begins a B.Ed. at Concordia, with focus on art education.
Youth Band Leader: Elizabeth Huyer
Elizabeth was born and raised in Toronto. She was a member of the Christian Reformed Church, which nurtured her love of music. She was part of the worship team from age 10 - 18, either playing flute or singing. She says, 'I loved the feeling of being involved in the life of my church and made many good friends (we still keep in touch and play music together when we can)." Being involved in the worship team clearly influenced her decision to continue studying music, although science was a close second choice, and so she moved to Montreal to study at McGill, graduating a few years ago. Since then, she has been teaching band at both elementary and high schools in Montreal. She is now also sharing her love of music with the St. Barnabas Youth Band and hoping to put together a complete Youth Band Service for St. Barnabas.