St. George's Anglican Church
in Clarksburg, the Town of the Blue Mountains
Including Thornbury, Craigleith and the Beaver Valley
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GROUPS & ACTIVITIES
St. George's is a very active parish with a wide range of groups, organizations and ongoing activities. New members and volunteers are always welcome at any of the church's many groups and organizations, some of which are listed below. For details, contact the church office.
MINISTRY GROUPS & COMMITTEES
Anglican Church Women [ A.C.W.] 2013 - This group gives all women, young and old alike, the opportunity to meet once a month for fellowship and to discuss ways to help the needs of the parish.
Our most visible duty is to cater to receptions for special events and funerals. We are involved in two major fundraisers during the year. The St. George's Garden Party and the Fish Fry. These take part the later part of June and are on the same day. Another event is our Jolly Holly Lunch and Bake Sale held on a Saturday in mid November each year. These events all raise funds for the church and are also vital outreach projects for the whole community.
We meet once a month, excluding July and August, sometimes with a guest speaker, and also to discuss events being planned that require our participation. This is a way to keep us aware of the needs of our congregation. We encourage you to bring thoughts and new ideas to meetings as we are always trying to meet the needs of all the women in the church.
All women in the congregation are invited to attend our monthly meetings on the second Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Sept - Nov and Jan - May. In December and June, we have a communion service followed by a pot-luck meal, usually at lunch time in June and in the evening in December when Santa usually honours us with his presence after dinner. Check for special times in December and June. No meetings in the months of July and August. Pot Luck Meal.
Breakfast Meetings - you are invited to attend every second Saturday in the months from September to May. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. All are welcome.
Movie Night- every 3rd Monday of each month. Movie and pot luck snacks. Starts at 6:30pm. All are welcome.
Music Ministry - St. George's has always taken pride in this ministry which is led by an accomplished organist together with an active for part choir. Choir practice is once a week at 7:30pm and once a month we have fellowship evening to celebrate birthdays. Anyone who loves singing and fellowship is most welcome to join us. Please contact the office at 519 599 3047 for more information.
Lay Ministry - The ministry of the Baptized is important to the life of St.George's. Lay people are invited to become part of the many ministries we share, be it readers, lay administrators, coffee hour hosts and much, much more. When people are identified as wanting to participate they are given the training they need and then are put onto the ministry schedule. If you would like to use your God-given gifts for the benefit of God's people, please contact the office and share your interest. You will be glad you did!
Prayer Chain - There is a group of people who pray daily for people's concerns. This is a confidential ministry.
Prayer Ministry - People with concerns for themselves or others are encouraged to receive prayer and anointing with oil at the back of the church during the Eucharist on Sundays at the 10am service.
For more information on either the Prayer Chain or the Prayer Ministry, please phone Anne Storey at 705-444-1297
Pastoral Care - The Pastoral Care Committee was established to keep in touch with the families of our parish on a regular basis. We have dedicated members who make phone calls, send e-mails, cards or letters and , if desired make visitations, particularly in times of illness, bereavement, or when you are feeling isolated from the church community. We meet every other month to pray together and plan how to best meet the needs of our parishioners. God calls us to care for each other and we at St. George's take the call to love one another very seriously. It's also a two way street. If you feel in need of special prayers, a visit from the rector or just want to chat, please feel free to call Sarah Bedard, Pastoral Care Coordinator, 519-599-9948
Altar Guild - St. George's Altar Guild is a small dedicated group which meets several times a year. They look after the setting of the holy table for communion and the clean-up afterwards.
They look after the flowers, the polishing of the brass and silver as well as decorating the church for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our members work in pairs and usually are required to be on duty two separate months of the year. We are always looking for new members for this ministry.
Memorial flowers can be placed in the sanctuary on Sundays and they are taken to members of the parish who are ill, shut-in, in the hospital or the Nursing home following the service.
For more information about the Altar Guild please contact Ruth McWhirter at 519 599 3742.
Christian Education -
Sunday School - On most Sundays of the year, there is someone to offer a Sunday School program for children of all ages. When there are children in church, at the 10 a.m. service, they will be welcomed at the front of the church for a Children's focus and then invited to head to the Christian Education room. The children return to the sanctuary in time to participate in the Eucharist. Feel free to check out these ministries to children.
Adult Christian Education - During the year there are various Christian Education opportunities offered these are announced in the bulletin. In addition, there is the possibility of putting together learning opportunities that you would like to experience. All you have to do is speak to the Rector about your interest. Christian Education opportunities include: Bible studies, Pot-luck spper/movie nights, Lenten series. Join Us!
Dinner & Movie - Wednesdays, Dinner starts at 5:45 p.m. and movie follows at 6:45 p.m. Why not join us for a night out.
Bridge - Like a little friendly challenge? This is a community, year round gathering of bridge players (men & women) who enjoy playing with the aid of a cup of tea or coffee. It is not necessary to come with a partner. No rent is charged for the church but the net proceeds are donated t o St. George's. It is not a group restricted to Anglicans but for anyone interested in bridge and for great sociability. September 2011 marked our 15th anniversary. Please call Marge Martin at 519 599 7195 for more information.
*All events and times may be subject to change. Please check with the office at 519-599-3047