The Season Advent begins on November 29th. We will light our first candle, The Candle of Hope.
The first candle symbolizes hope and is called the "Prophet’s Candle." The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival. The purple color symbolizes royalty, repentance, and fasting.
Online Christmas BAzaar
Our bidding ends on Nov. 30th. Be sure and get your bids in and take home some great homemade goodies and Christmas gifts for your family or yourself. The Congregations of St. Peter's Churchill and St. John's Cookstown are excited to bring you this new way of holding our annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale.
With a new way of life comes new ways to fun(d)raise and sustain our outreach, and the Church, like everyone else, has to find new ways of reaching the community around us.
We are pleased to present Our Anglican MarketPlace, an online auction.
Use the link below to view our site and BID on our wonderful array of items; Christmas shopping and everyday or some very unique and antique.
Check out the information provided in the BID Info section to find out how you can bid on any of the items.
We look forward to your participation, enjoy!
If you wish to donated to either St. Peter's or St. John's during this time, please consider the links below.
Donate to St. Peter's or: send a cheque to the church at: 6254 Yonge St., Churchill, ON L0L 1K0
Donate to St. John's: or send a cheque to the church at: 29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON LOL ILO
Also consider using PAG (pre-authorized giving). Once you sign up for PAG, you no longer have to worry about your donations. Each month your amount is taken from your bank account, no fuss and no worry. Please contact your Wardens about this method.
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SERVICES UPDATE
Zoom links are sent out before the Sunday Service each week.
Please follow this YouTube link to access ALL of the services that Fr. Greg has performed as well as his Talks from the Comfy Chair.
Connect with the Diocese
All information from the Diocese and Bishop Asbil, may be found on this link, including letters and up-to-date messsages.
St. Peter’s Memorial Wall
In lieu of Remembrance Day, George Leggett, our church historian, has sent a link to the Memorial Wall at St. Peter's, which contains information regarding the sacrifices of those who were part of Canada's Forces and who lost their lives so we could be free. There is also a tribute to the men of St. Peter's, who were part of St. Peter's Church and lost their lives in the battles.
The Memorial Wall corner is located beside the door that leads to the Parish hall. Until we are able to attend church on a more normal basis, and spend time reading this most interesting tribute, we are sending a link to some of the contents of that binder. Thank you George for all your hard work putting it together and for suggesting this idea, and to Dawn, his wife who put together the pictures of the chamber, pages from the book of Memorial and the pictures of the Veterans.
Christmas for Kids Help (C4K) 2020
Christmas for Kids (C4K) all year round, is here to help during the Covid crisis. Please help to get the word out that Christmas for kids (c4k) has money to help families struggling during this time. Please private message Myrlene Boken on Facebook, or email her at email@example.com. Her # is 705-456-6731.
Donations toward the Christmas for Kids all year round campaign can be made at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/christmas-for-kids-all-year-round/
Right Now Media
Reopening the Church
St. Peter’s and St. John's is happy to announce the return to in person worship services!!! While we understand that many of us are not yet ready to return to in person service, we are open to those who are, AND we will be broadcasting the St. John’s service via Zoom as well. So we look forward to seeing you either in person at 9:15 AM @ St. Peter's or at 11:15 at St. John's and on Zoom ( the Zoom service will continue to be recorded and offered on our Facebook page and on U Tube).
Please Take Note
If you or if you know of any other parishioner that is ill and needs assistance, please call Fr. Greg and he will arrange to get the help needed whether that be food, rides or a visit. In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, please be sure and check on your neighbours and friends. The shut-ins and elderly are particularly vulnerable at this time and may need supplies delivered to them.