Friday, Nov. 24 & Saturday, Nov. 25 Join Threshold Ministries Christmas Open House Tour as they kick off the season. Each room will be decorated in a different theme — from vintage and classic to elegant and rustic. Featuring fully decorated Christmas trees; handcrafted Christmas ornaments; home decor with a seasonal flare; cookie decorating for the kids; and more Christmas surprises, including delicious treats to share. Friday, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Find more information here.
Friday, Nov. 24 & Saturday, Nov. 25 The fall book sale and Christmas bake sale will be held at Trinity Church, Saint John, in the Bennett Room. Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25 St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 775 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton, will hold its annual Christmas luncheon & bake sale. The luncheon runs 11:30-1 p.m.; menu includes biscuit-topped chicken pot pie, coleslaw, homemade cranberry sauce, cheesecake and apple crisp for dessert, tea & coffee — all for $10. Bake sale table opens at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual Christmas Tea & Bazaar at The Church of Christ the King, 2000 Loch Lomond Rd., Saint John, will feature tables of baking, home cooking, crafts, “New to You” and complimentary hot cider. A lunch of sandwiches and sweets with tea or coffee will be available for $8. Free admission.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 8-11 a.m. Monthly Breakfast at St. Luke’s Church Hall, corner of Metcalf Street and Lansdowne Avenue, Saint John. Sausages, bacon, home fries, toast, eggs and a beverage for $6 per person. This is a joint presentation of the Saint John Y Service Club and St. Luke’s Church, with proceeds to outreach ministries.
Saturday, Nov. 25 Layreader Training – Church History: The Reformation with Canon Dr. Ross Hebb, at St. Peter’s parish hall, 2385 Woodstock Rd. Fredericton. This session is part of the core training program for all layreaders in the Diocese of Fredericton. A free will offering to cover refreshments would be appreciated. Agenda here Registration here
Saturday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m.– noon Christmas bazaar at St. Paul’s, Rothesay. Admission is free and all proceeds from the bazaar go to charities such as their foster child, Romero House, KV Firefighters Christmas gifts, the food bank and more. Christmas Café, Christmas gifts and goodies, decorations, jewellery, books, games, puzzles, baked goods and treasures from the New-to-You Dollar Room. www.stpaulsrothesay.com
Nov. 25-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Treasures, an Anglican charity shop in the Village of Gagetown, will be open for the annual Christmas In The Village event. It’s a popular weekend that features festive activities and Christmas shopping. Treasures will be decorated for the holiday season and stocked with lots of festive items. They invite everyone to visit, and return again next summer.
Monday, Nov. 27, 12:15 p.m. Advent Series with Bishop Bill Hockin and Dr. Barry Craig entitled A Christmas Reset — Finding the DNA of the Holiday Season. Talks take place at the Crowne Plaza, Queen Street, Fredericton. This week’s talk is called A Serious Walk Down “Stable Street.”
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m. Public meeting at the New Maryland Centre to discuss the restoration and possibilities for reuse of the St. Mary the Virgin Church. There will be a presentation and a call for anyone interested in participating in the project.
Friday, Dec. 1 & Saturday, Dec. 2 Fifth annual community lunch and crèche festival at Holy Trinity, Hammond River. As part of this festival come enjoy a community lunch Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and a kitchen party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A home baking sale will be held Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. To display a nativity scene, call 847-0850 or e-mail ParishofHammondRiver at bellaliant.com. Baked items will be gladly accepted from all parishioners. The bake sale is the principle fundraiser to support the ACW’s child at Bishop McAllister College in Uganda.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:30-10 a.m. Monthly Breakfast at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 775 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton. Menu: scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausages, baked beans, fruit dessert, juice, tea and coffee, all for a free will offering.
• N E W • Saturday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Anglican Parish of Kingston will hold a Christmas tea at Trinity Church Hall, Kingston. Cost is $8 per person and all are welcome.
• N E W • Saturday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Annual Christmas Tea at the Kingston Parish Hall. Admission is $8. More information: 506-763-3183 or parishofkingston at gmail.com
Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas craft sale at St. Augustine’s, 239 Quispamsis Rd. in Quispamsis. Information/tables: Gail Brown, 847-2570.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m. Start the Advent season with the wonderful voices of Colla Voce, under the direction of Cindy Dutton, and the strings of Alto Mare, under the direction of Robert McCausland, in a Christmas concert at Trinity Church, 115 Charlotte St, Saint John. Enjoy the Festival of Carols by Benjamin Britten, also works by Telemann, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Cohen, Dietrich Buxtehude, Marc – Antoine Charpentier and George Frederic Handel. A free will offering will be taken at the door.
Monday, Dec. 4, 12:15 p.m. 2017 Advent Series with Bishop Bill Hockin and Dr. Barry Craig entitled A Christmas Reset — Finding the DNA of the Holiday Season. Talks take place at the Crowne Plaza, Queen Street, Fredericton. This week’s talk is called Reading the “Maji Diaries.”
• N E W • Dec. 9, 8-11 a.m. Holy Trinity Church, Nasonworth, will hold its 4th annual country breakfast, craft and bake sale to help you get ready for the Christmas season. Menu includes bacon, sausages, eggs, toast, homemade beans, tea and coffee plus lots of good things to buy. Free admission. Breakfast $10. For information and to donate, call Linda Canney at 459-2700.
Saturday, Dec. 9 The Anglican Parish of Newcastle-Nelson-Hardwick will hold a Canada 150 turkey dinner at the St. Andrew’s Hall with presold tickets only. Take-outs from 3-4 p.m. and dinner from 4-6 p.m. Get your tickets early: 622-7614. Delicious desserts too.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m. In support of 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 www.Hiswestsidestory.ca
Monday, Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m. 2017 Advent Series with Bishop Bill Hockin and Dr. Barry Craig entitled A Christmas Reset — Finding the DNA of the Holiday Season. Talks take place at the Crowne Plaza, Queen Street, Fredericton. This week’s talk is called God and the “Generous Gene.”
• N E W • Jan. 1, 11 a.m. New Year’s Day Holy Eucharist with the Bishop at Christ Church Cathedral. Refreshments will follow.