1. When you’re admitted to the hospital, make sure you tell the clerk you are Anglican.
2. As well, make sure that, if you want a clergy visit, you tell the clerk.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 5 p.m. - In support of the work of our mission, the Westside Anglican Mission (WAM) is hosting a Fundraising Ham Dinner with guest speaker, Bishop David Edwards. Tickets are $20 per plate and can be purchased through Rev. Rob Salloum or Jennifer Ramsay Salloum. All proceeds will go towards outreach within our community. Reach us by phone at 506-214-6954, on our facebook page @WestsideAnglicanMission, or in the "contact us" section of the website.
We're back in the kitchen Sundays at 4:30 in the afternoon. As in previous years, the café is held in the gymnasium of the Carleton-Kirk Church (This meal is a community free will offering meal). Spread the word and bring a friend while we break bread and share some good conversation with our friends in the community.
Free Sam’s from WAM!
Thanks to the generosity of the Salvation Army, WAM began using their mobile kitchen truck this past Wednesday’s from 5-6:30 to hand out free sandwiches, hotdogs, hot chocolate and cookies. We are getting upwards of 50 people each night. It is catching fire and creating a buzz. Please help spread the word!
The 2017 new registration year has seen a large number of girls join in all three divisions: Sparks (ages 5-6) · Brownies (ages 7-8) · Guides (ages 9-11). Unfortunately, not evrey family on thge lower west can manage the registration (insurance) costs associated with this worth while activity. The skills learned in these groups are ones that last a lifetime. We are looking for sponsorship for over 50% of the girls. REgistration is $110 and we would appreciate donations whether for a full registration or partial...every little bit helps ensure that these girls will not have to be told they can't attend due to financial reasons. Please contact Margaret-Ann Reid to arrange your donation or place it in the Sunday collection plate marked with your intention for the funds. Thanks you for your continued support, many of these girls couldn't do it without your generosity.
We now worship our Sunday 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service at the Seafarers Mission. In return, they have asked for some volunteers to come forth. If you are interested or able to give a few hours to this very important mission, please speak to Rev. Rob or alternately with Bev Sullivan at the mission
Saint John Seafarers’ Mission, Inc.
Christmas Program - 2017
Each year during the Christmas season, the Saint John Seafarers’ Mission provides gifts to the seafarers who are visiting our port. These gifts are packaged with the goal of giving items of necessity, with “a little something extra”, at a time when these men and women are feeling the loneliness of being away from their families. In 2016, with help from many groups and individuals, the Seafarers’ Mission distributed 219 Christmas packages to 11 ships, during the Christmas season. The crew members were pleased! They were also very appreciative of the gifts and the fact that they were being thought of, during this special season.
Ideas for items you could include in a Christmas package:
· Toiletries: shampoo, shave cream, tooth paste, tooth brush, dental floss, mouth wash, body wash, deodorant, disposable razors, lip balm, comb, hand lotion, kleenex
· Warm Items: gloves, socks, scarf, toque
· “A Little Something Extra”: Playing Cards, Game Book, Pen, Canada souvenir (pin/magnet/key chain), Candy (individually wrapped), Chocolates, Chocolate bars, Halloween sized bags of chips, pkg. gum, etc.
· Christmas card
Note: Please do not wrap individual items or the packages. We ask this because port security controls, in the US and Canada, impose a responsibility on us to scan the contents of any parcels before they go aboard ships (to assure Security that the packages are risk-free).
If you want to support our Christmas Program but don’t want to do a ‘package’, another option would be to donate some of the above items, earmarked specifically for Christmas or to donate money for the program (tax receipts will be issued).
Also, note: We generally have a shortage of gloves, shampoo, deodorant, shave cream, hand lotion, lip balm
Approximate sizes of ‘packages’ we use:
- medium size shoe box
- Christmas bags = 12” (h), 10” (w) and 5” (d)
Without help from others, we could not provide these gifts. If you are interested in supporting this project, you may drop your Christmas donations at the Mission (92 Tilley Lane, Saint John) between Monday - Friday (12:00pm - 5:00pm). If you need someone to pick up your items, please call Bev at (506) 635-1731 to make arrangements or email email@example.com
Community Prayer is held most Tuesday evenings at L’Arche Saint John (623 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John, NB, E2M 2M3), from 7:00-7:45pm. Friends and visitors are most welcome to join in for this ecumenical prayer service. Check their website for more details: http://larchesaintjohn.org/
Creative Connections now meets every weekday from 9:00am - 3:30pm at their new location (95 Prince William Street). They look forward to continued creative discovery and new friendships! To register, volunteer, or find out more, please contact Creative Connections at (506) 652-7386 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For those wishing to visit and tour Creative Connections, drop-in hours are between 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
A great weekend conference full of top of the class speakers, workshops and resources. YIG has budgeted funds to help with registration fees so if you are interested please let us know.
2017 Days to Note:
Thu, Feb 02, 2017; Candlemas
Tue, Feb 14, 2017; St. Valentine's Day
Tue, Feb 28, 2017; Shrove Tuesday
Wed, Mar 01, 2017; Ash Wednesday
Fri, Mar 17, 2017; St. Patrick's Day
Sun, Apr 09, 2017; Palm Sunday
Thu, Apr 13, 2017; Maundy (Holy) Thursday
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, Good Friday
Sun, Apr 16, 2017, Easter
Mon, Apr 17, 2017, Easter Monday
Thu, May 25, 2017, Ascension of Jesus
Sun, Jun 04, 2017, Pentecost
Sun, Jun 11, 2017, Trinity Sunday
Wed, Nov 01, 2017, All Saints' Day
Thu, Nov 02, 2017, All Souls' Day
Sun, Dec 03, 2017, Advent - first Sunday
Sun, Dec 24, 2017, Christmas Eve
Mon, Dec 25, 2017, Christmas
Safe Harbour House (now an initiative of Partners for Youth Inc.) would like to thank you for supporting youth at risk in greater Saint John. The home is scheduled to re-open in March 2017 and in preparation we are reaching out to local parishes to highlight some emerging needs - Volunteers will be welcomed for a variety of areas and times could range from 2 hours per week and up; donations such as : personal hygiene items, specific canned goods (contact us for a list), cleaning supplies and household items such as towels and bedsheets are always required. If you would prefer to donate money (which is always needed for operations) tax receipts will be issued. Finally, we are in need of 2 larger items, 1 full size fridge and a kitchen table with seating for 12. If you would like to know more please reach out to us directly at email@example.com Thank you!
Sign Up Sheets for space reservation at the Carleton-Kirk Church.
Space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
Forms can be obtained from Brenda (secretary at the Carleton Kirk Church) from 9-12 Monday through Friday or by emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternately, you can contact Jennifer Ramsay for copies of these forms and we can get copies to you.
Be sure to check the e-news page on the Diocese of Fredericton website often to stay up to date with the latest news locally and with the wider church, at http://anglican.nb.ca/
Westside Anglican Mission
Anglican Diocese of Fredericton
Pastor: Rev. Robert A. Salloum
1 Carleton Kirk Pl,
Saint John, NB E2M 5B8
Or use our contact form.
Saint John West is a priority neighboorhood. With our eyes towards Jesus, WAM tries to be an outreach based group. We want to offer a safe place for our community to reach out to us for all their needs. Each Sunday at 4:30 we put on a wonderful community meal called our George's café. We also endevour to maintain adaquate supplies for our EMERGENCY food program, which we have named "Howards Pantry". Check out all the latest news and events from our community.
We welcome everyone to our worship service in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
All are welcome to Holy Communion. We extend a special welcome to visitors and those new to our parish.
You are all invited to participate in the Holy Eucharist.