Women's Fellowship ACW
A HUG THANK YOU to the men who served us so well at the Women's Luncheon on June 10th, and also to the Trinity trio who entertained us. It was just the right type of music for us ‘oldies’ and so well presented, we got many compliments on it. The day was a success because so many people worked hard, cheerfully and quickly. A special thank you also, to all who donated so generously to the baby layettes, Elizabeth Fry Society and to the free will offering . God Bless each and every one.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Six Ladies from St. Luke's Creemore attended our June 11th luncheon. (they come to support us every year). As a fundraiser they host a ‘Toonie Lunch’ once a month. At the luncheon they so very generously donated the proceeds from one lunch and presented me (Mae) with a cheque for $200.00 to add to our contributions to the Elizabeth Fry Society. We are so very grateful for their support and I am sure the Elizabeth Fry Society will be also.
Save the dates for these ACW Events in 2019:
October 1st, General Meeting, Monika Sergeant's Home.
The Trinity tradition of holding its Lenten Series followed by a delicious lunch continued again this year. Our theme was, “Building Communities in Jesus Christ” and our Parish community came together to make it a success.
Many thanks to Rev. Terry and Rev. Janet for the inspiring services that they organized and conducted. As well, Mae Harasymiw and numerous ladies deserve our thanks and praise for the work they did, week after week, to make the wonderful meals that the attendees enjoyed while they shared in the fellowship that Trinity is known for. A final thank you goes to the men who helped set up table and chairs and take them down again afterward each week.
A message from Mae:
“A huge Thank You to the Trinity Family for all their help with the Lenten Lunches. For their donations, labour at setting up, taking down, sandwich making, clearing and washing up, and their cheerfulness in doing so much. Together we made a great team. Our Lunches netted $2180!!!! God Bless Us, Everyone.”
Dear_Friends: Thank you seems very inadequate for all your wonderful work and contributions to our outreach program. We and the recipients are very grateful for your generosity. All items received have been distributed to the following:
· David Busby Street Centre
· Youth Haven
· Elizabeth Fry Society
· Women’s & Children’s Shelter
· Sr. Wish Foundation
· Baby Layette Program
· Northern Ontario Nursing Stations
The isolated Nursing Stations are in about 75 remote villages north of Highway 17 are accessible only by plane. The nurses distribute mitts, scarves, socks, quilts, afghans, sweaters etc. to all those in need who come to the clinics. Our outreach programs will continue throughout the New Year. On behalf of all the recipients we pray that you had a very blessed Christmas filled with love, laughter, family, friends, and the joy and fond memories of Christmases past.
Happy New Year too!
Trinity Anglican Church – Women’s Fellowship ACW
Dear Trinity Anglican Church Women’s Fellowship:
First, let me thank you for your ongoing support and generous donation of 20 buckets of cleaning supplies and household items through the ‘Bucket Brigade.’ I cannot express how important your support is. You are helping to provide a safe refuge to women and children who turn to us for service at a very scary time in their lives. Their homes are not a safe places for them and they are looking to us for help.
Presently we have 11 women and 19 children staying with us. They will stay an average of 3 months, often arriving with little more than the clothes on their backs. We do everything we can, above and beyond, to meet each unique individual’s needs. First and foremost we provide a safe place to stay, food, warm beds, and all the guidance and counseling supports to aid them on their journey.
You are helping us meet the needs of our clients, both in the shelter and in the community. You are helping to ensure we can be there for women and children who are coming to us broken and in need of a safe place to recover from the traumas they’ve faced.
Right now the staff at the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie are preparing for the rush of requests that occur the moment school is out . This is the time of the year that women who are living in abusive relationships prepare to leave their abusive partners. Without the support of donors, like you, we simply would not be able to support the many women and children in our community who need our services. Your generosity is truly making a difference and helping them on their journey.
We would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on June 7th in the evening at the Knights of Columbus Hall (93 Berczy Street). If you are interested in attending this event or have any questions please contact our Development Manager, Lisa Spinks-Smith at 705-792-2188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind regards, Teresa MacLennan, Executive Director
Elizabeth Fry Society Food Basket 2019
The baskets for the Elizabeth Fry Society have been empty for three weeks now. Would you please consider helping them out by bringing one item for the basket every Sunday. Their food budget is set at $1000 per person per year. I would challenge anyone to feed themselves for one year on $1000!! A list of needed items is published weekly (available on the ACW bulletin board), but any donation of food or personal items is appreciated.
Weekly list of most needed items
for the month of May:
May 5th Peanut Butter and Jams
May 12th Ketchup, Mustard, Relish & Mayo
May 19th Cereal (hot or cold)
May 26th Coffee, Tea & Sugar