News | for the week of July 2

Over the next few weeks, we will be gathering information from our community regarding the formation of some small groups for the fall. There has been a definite desire expressed for groups that meet regularly, as well as for the opportunity for deeper study of the faith and discipleship. There will be survey forms available at the church over the coming weeks, but you can also contact us to request one and return it via e-mail.

And here’s something coming up next Monday, that may be of interest to many of you. In May, Winnipeg Free Press reporter Bartley Kives tagged along with Jim Cornelius and Emily Cain of Canadian Foodgrains Bank (both of whom happen to be members of saint benedict’s table) as they crisscrossed southern Niger, a central African nation that ranks as one of the most environmentally devastated places on Earth. Nigeriens are dealing with rapid population growth, food-security issues, climate change, regional instability and an overall shortage of resources that may be difficult for Canadians to conceive. Bartley will share images and observations from his time in Niger—and will try to figure out what lessons the rest of the world can take from what the nation is experiencing—on Monday, July 9, 7 PM at the Free Press News Café, 237 McDermott (corner of McDermott and Arthur).

The Gospel reading for Sunday July 8, which we’re marking as the Feast of St Benedict, is John 15:12-17. The other reading for the day will be an excerpt from the Rule of St Benedict.

Theology by the Glass – our next session is set for Monday July 16, 7:30pm at “The Red Cactus,” 691 Corydon Avenue. We’ll have the article for discussion posted on the website later this week.

A saint benedict’s table jazz night, with Rob and Adelle Burton, Andrew Colman, and Larry Campbell – Saturday July the 21, 7:30-10:30 at The Loft, 774 Corydon Avenue.

Camperships for our summer day camp – Thanks to a really good response over the last few weeks, we’re now covered off for the camperships for the six kids from the King’s School Transitional program we’re hosting at the day camp. These are kids from recently arrived refugee and immigrant families, who would not otherwise have an opportunity to get out of the city over the summer months. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of making this happen!

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