Churches would find it hard to get by without volunteers. At St. Paul's, we rely on volunteers to sing in our choir, teach church school and greet people at the front door. On January 20th, we want to say thank you with a special ham luncheon after the service.
The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we can learn how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the Biblical passages in their context. We can hear their concerns and needs and can join in solidarity with them as we pray with and for them. In this way, it is possible to enrich our Christian faith as it grows deeper and broader in an international, ecumenical expression.
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. We will mark this important event through a joint worship service with our brothers and sisters from St. John's United Church, here at our church, starting at 7PM.
The Presbyterian mission in Barrhaven will be holding a bazaar and fundraiser for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard on Saturday, October 6th. It will take place at the Larkin Community House and volunteers who can help during the day would be greatly appreciated. They are also accepting - garage sale items, baked goods and books. Please contact the Reverend Shahrzad Kandalaft for more information.
Everyone is invited to Mountain Orchards for a fun afternoon of apple picking and other activities. Orchard activities are free - apples and other treats are available for purchase.
Please bring a lawn chair and feel free to bring a picnic or snack to share with the group.
Anyone who needs a ride can car pool from St. Paul’s at 12:30PM on Saturday, September 29th. Alternatively, we’ll meet at the Orchard for 1PM.
Mountain Orchards are located at 10175 Clark Road in Mountain, Ontario.
After over 30 years at St. Paul’s, Robert and Susan Wood will be moving to Fenelon Falls to be closer to family. Please join us for a pot luck lunch after the service on Sunday, September 23rd.
Come wish Robert and Susan well as they embark on their next adventure!
The Brockville Presbyterial of the Women’s Missionary Society will meet on Saturday, September 22nd at Riverview Presbyterian Church in Iroquois, Ontario. Sign-in begins at 9:30AM and the meeting gets underway at 10AM. Lunch is $12.
Please register in advance with Catherine Blatch (613-923-1571 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to stay for lunch.
The theme is “Bringing Darkness to Light in Palestine” with presentations by the Reverend Noel Gordon and the Reverend Dr. Dorcas Gordon, as well as Ruth Pollock, Dorothy Herbert and Alan Herbert. All are welcome.
St. Paul’s Church School has launched a campaign to collect items for school lunches in the area. The hope is to exceed last year’s total of 600 lunch items. Things that are appropriate to donate include - juice boxes, fruit or granola bars, pudding and fruit cups. (Please note that everything should be nut free.)
The Food Drive will run until Thanksgiving Sunday (October 7th) and everything will be used, through the local food bank, to support families in our community.
Founded in 1988, Science Quest is a not for profit science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based program operated at several locations throughout Eastern Ontario. Science Quest strives to engage and empower youth - from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 - through our educational, hands-on camps. This is the first year that they will be in Kemptville.
The congregation and church school will hold its annual service and picnic on June 24th at the Baxter Conservation Area. We will hold an outdoor service, followed by a picnic lunch and then games for the kids. If you need directions, please ask the Minister or the ushers on duty.
The General Assembly, which meets annually, is the highest governing body of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Delegates from across the country, both ministers and ruling elders, gather to discuss policies and other concerns of our church. This year, General Assembly will be held in Waterloo, Ontario. Proceedings will be live-streamed and can be found at www.presbyterian.ca.
Our Minister, Samer Kandalaft, also serves the congregation of Knox Presbyterian Church in nearby Mountain, Ontario. We get together for many shared events but every year we like to come together for a communion service. This June, it will be held here at St. Paul's. All are welcome.
Before you take your mother to brunch at a local restaurant, why not stop by St. Paul's for our Christian Family Sunday Service. Karin Jorgensen Rabuka will be our guest www.karinrabuka.com. She will provide us during our service with an opportunity to engage with God in worship through her painting. All are welcome.
This very popular community supper is put on every year by the young people of St. Paul's who dish up plates of spaghetti with loads of delicious salad and lots of dessert. There are two sittings at 5:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children (6-12). Kids under 5 are free.