During the installation of the pavement on our parking lot, the excavator broke and removed a section of our sewage pipe leading from the church to the main sewer. This has caused an unfortunate overflow into the basement of the hall and means that we will not be able to use the water or the toilets in the church until the repair has been completed. The repair work will start only on Monday morning which means we will need to cancel this Sunday’s service.
LARGA BAFFIN HOUSE
Larga Baffin Ltd. is a company owned by Nunavut Shareholders that has a
contract with the Government of Nunavut. The clients of Larga Baffin are all
residents of Nunavut requiring health care services in Ottawa that are not
available in Nunavut. The indigenous peoples served are Inuit, First Nation
and Metis. Clients are flown from one of 12 communities in the Qikiqtani
Region: Iqaluit, Grise Fiord, Resolute Bay, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet, Clyde
River, Qikiqtarjuaq, Pangnirtung, Kimmirut, Cape Dorset, Igloolik and Hall
Beach. The clients speak their native language which is Inuktitut. Their
native food is provided such as caribou, whale, seal, Arctic char, and other
seafood. Clients staying at Larga Baffin House located at 2716 Richmond
Road, Ottawa are transported to and from health care facilities and services
via Larga Baffin vans. Larga Baffin House is an invaluable and necessary
service that is a safe, secure place for our indigenous peoples of the far north
to stay when receiving prenatal, maternal and infant care, pediatric services,
cancer screening and treatments, surgical and medical procedures.
Besides our on-going collection of toiletries we at St. Andrew’s have
decided that one of our mission endeavours is to do an annual drive for a
specific item identified by Larga Baffin as a pressing need.
This year the need is for diapers from newborn to toddler size. We are asking that you consider donating a box of diapers or donating cash towards the purchase of diapers. We have a diaper bag available for you to place your cash donations in. Diapers will then be purchased with your donations. Donations toward this mission will be accepted through December 17th.
Our Christmas specialty Gift Card order with Avgen will be placed Sunday 3rd December.
Purchasing Gift Cards from St. Andrew’s Gift Card program is a wonderful way to help support your church!
Gift Cards for all major grocery stores, Tim Horton’s and Walmart are on sale every Sunday in the church hall after the worship service. The purchaser only pays the card face value since the Gift Card Committee purchases the cards at a discount, earning 4% in proceeds on each card sold.
The last Sunday of the month the Gift Card committee places an order for specialty Gift Cards with Avgen Incentives. Avgen offers Gift Cards from a wide range of different clothing stores, restaurants, gas stations, hardware stores etc. and like the grocery cards there is no extra cost to the purchaser. These cards make excellent gifts for Birthdays, Christmas or other special occasions.
To view the complete list of Gift Cards available from Avgen please click on the link below.
The order form can be printed out, completed and brought to the Gift Card table on Sunday or forms are available at the Gift Card table. (The % column shows the amount of proceeds the church will realize on the purchase of each gift card.) We also have a binder showing Gift Cards available from Avgen at the Gift Card table. If you require more information about ordering gift cards from Avgen through St. Andrew’s, please email email@example.com
We thank the many people who have given us their dedicated support since the program started in 2003. Since that time the program has raised almost $41,000 for your church!