We invite you to join us each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for our regular time of Worship so we can get to know each other as we prepare to be a light to the world in the weeks ahead.
Junior Church will be held in the Common Room on the first and third Sunday of each month.
(Information for teachers: Schedule for teachers will be available in the foyer. The folders with materials are at the back of the middle pews)
We hope to see you there!!
Impact Youth Group -Ages 11 to 18
Mondays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Smiths Cove Fire Hall
Contact James Igoe for further information
Walk Thin Exercise – ALL WELCOME!! Classes Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morningsat 9:30 – the Christian Education Centre
Kenaan Family Sponsor Updates for October
The four oldest Kenaan children are settled nicely back in school. The children are also very busy with lots of activities besides their schoolwork. Ayham and Aya are participating in basketball after school. Ayham was taken by a couple of team members on a Fundy Erratics walk, which he enjoyed. Aya, Maya and Maysa are enrolled in swimming lessons on Saturday mornings and Molham was also asked to participate in a swim at the Y. Aya has been attending Yoga with a team member. The four oldest are enrolled in a Fun Run on October 29 at the YMCA with lots of Hallowe’en activities – including face painting, costumes, treats and a magic show.
Two birthdays were celebrated this month ….Ayham turned 12 and Molham 4! Happy Birthday Ayham and Molham!
Shekrallah is attending physiotherapy and has to complete early morning and evening exercises so there has been a team set up for the early morning school run for Maya and Maysa. A huge thank you to these drivers! Shekrallah and Rima are attending ESL classes 4 days per week to improve their English. Molham and Saadallah continue to have childcare at the Family Resource Centre mornings during that time. Rima has an Arabic drivers’ handbook to study in her free time. She has also been given information on different classes that are available through DALA and NSCC.
The Kenaans and our team were invited and attended a potluck luncheon at Grace United Church Hall on October 2. It was a wonderful sharing time and appreciated by all.
Rugs have been purchased for the house with support from the team and neighbouring churches. Also the team has purchased school pictures for the children for their first year here in Canada. Information about the Family Literacy Program (reading program) from DALA was given to the Kenaans if they wish the younger children to participate.
Knowing that they arrived in December 2015, the team has been involved in meetings that will enable the Kenaans stay at their same address for the winter and spring.
The team was invited to a Workshop in Dartmouth on Refugee Settlement. We and other teams were asked for input on an initiative (Raising All Boats) being put together to improve financial outlooks for refugees/and/or people on limited income. There are lots of opportunities to improve others situations and always chances to learn.
Again…..Thank you to our translators, supporters, professional connections and to each team member! Mostly thanks go to Our God who continues to motivate and carry us through our journey.
Ephesians 3: 20-21 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen
Please visit our link on the left: “Thoughts for 2016”. Each week we will be adding a new “Thought or Two” from Pastor Leon Langille. These entries provide us with some food for thought as we venture into the work week ahead.
To Let Go Takes Love
by Dr. Margaret J. Rinck
Several people expressed interest in the poem by
Margaret J. Rinck, used in last week’s message. Here it is:
To “let go” does not mean that I stop caring; it means that I
cannot do it for someone else.
To “let go” does not cut myself off, it is the realization that I
can’t control another.
To “let go” is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural
To “let go” is to admit powerlessness, which means the
outcome is out of my hands. It is in God’s hands.
To “let go” is not to change or blame another, it is to make the
most of myself.
To “let go” is not to care for, but to care about.
To “let go” is not to fix but to be supportive.
To “let go” is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human
To “let go” is not to be in the middle making arrangements for
all outcomes, but to allow others to effect their own destinies.
To “let go” is not to be protective, it is to permit another to
To “let go” is not to deny, but to accept.
To “let go” is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead search out
my own short comings and correct them.
To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my own desires, but
to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.
To “let go” is not to criticize and regulate anyone, but to try to
become what I dream I can be under God’s guidance.
Blessings to you and yours this week
Pastor Leon Langille
You may have already seen on Facebook or heard about this information report/warning from Dawn Thomas, Digby and Area Seniors’ Safety Program. Please spread the word.
Dawn Thomas of the Digby and Area Senior’s Safety Program has let us know that there may be people going door to door soliciting donations for refugees.
“WARNING: There are no registered volunteers canvassing for money for the Syrian refugee efforts in the Town and Municipality of Digby. If someone comes to your door asking for money, ask for identification and call the police. 902-245-2579.”
ANY time someone solicits funds, make sure you ask for I.D. In Digby groups who are canvassing door to door are suggested to apply for a “canvassing permit” from the town. Ask to see it.
If you would like to donate to Hill Grove Baptist Church Refugee Sponsor Group, please: send by mail to Hill Grove Baptist Church 3301 Ridge Road, RR#2, Digby NS B0V 1A0, contact our Facebook Page or one of our core team members.
With how important this work is and the generosity that has been shown towards our efforts, it would be a shame to have desperately needed money diverted elsewhere. Thank you again for your continued support.