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Saint Davids Presbyterian Church

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A Story in Thanksgiving from the Moderator (click picture)




New Newsletter Fall 2014 online

The congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Saint David’s is called to meet immediately following the morning service on October 5 to consider approval of the financial matters relating to the renovation of the Sanctuary space and related projects. This meeting should be very brief and yet is very important.

“Why not put your own spin on Nova Scotia’s time-honoured tradition of welcoming newcomers – one that dates back over 400 years to the Mi’kmaq providing early European settlers with food, shelter and survival skills. Share Thanksgiving is a program that matches established host families with new Nova Scotians for Thanksgiving Dinner in the host’s home. Find out more or sign up at http://www.engagenovascotia.ca/.”

share thanksgiving Nova Scotia Flyer

Share Thanksgiving Email Invite


From: Rev. John E. Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:49 PM
Subject: Jenny Csinos Induction, plus…
Dear Colleagues:First Baptist Church Halifax has scheduled an Induction Service for Jenny Csinos as our new Minister of Faith Development for Sunday, October 26th at 7 p.m. and I am writing to invite you and your congregations to join us for the service and the reception to follow. There will be an opportunity to bring greetings.The guest speaker will be Melvin Bray (see below) of Atlanta, Ga. He will be here for the entire weekend and we have arranged with Atlantic School of Theology to co-host a free event (see attached poster) on Friday evening, October 24 at St. Columba Chapel beginning at 7. He and Dave Csinos (Jenny’s husband) will lead a conversation on Children, Youth and the Future of Faith Formation. It would be very helpful if you would promote this event with us, and include the following as a bulletin announcement:

Faith Forward: A conversation on Children, Youth, and the Future of Faith Formation. All Sunday school teachers, parents, pastors and youth leaders are invited to attend a FREE event hosted by First Baptist Church Halifax and Atlantic School of Theology. Everyone is welcome. Friday, October 24 from7:00-8:30 at Columba Chapel, Atlantic School of Theology (660 Francklyn St., Halifax). Book signing to follow.

Melvin Bray is an Emmy® award-winning storyteller, writer, educator and social entrepreneur residing with his wife and three kids in the West End of Atlanta, Georgia. He’s an active member of multiple networks cultivating sustainable approaches to a life of faith, including Faith Forward and Wild Goose Festival. Along with Dave Csinos he co-edited “Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth & a New Kind of Christianity” (Woodlake Publishing, 2013) and is coordinating author of “The Stories in Which We Find Ourselves.” Through gardening, neighboring, storytelling and convening, Melvin loves to help people pursue collaborative relationships in which to thrive.

Many thanks,


From: Fahira Golich
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:59 PM
Subject: KAIROS Event Invitation: Halifax, October 2, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Come and learn about KAIROS’ life-changing work for human rights and ecological justice.
Jennifer Henry, KAIROS Executive Director
and Ed Bianchi, KAIROS Program Manager
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s United Church
6036 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y9
Light refreshments will be provided.
We also invite you to:
Become a KAIROS Companion or Community
KAIROS is faithful ecumenical action for ecological justice and human rights.
Fahira Golich
Donor Relations Coordinator
310 Dupont Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON Canada M5R 1V9



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 A family that prays together derives strength, solace, and inspiration from that act of worship.  A prayer group will gather in the minister’s study at 10 a.m each Sunday.  All are welcome to  join in this special time of fellowship.  If you have any requests for prayers, please pass them along to Rev. Stright or Valerie Macdonald.

The World Council of Churches maintains an Ecumenical Prayer Cycle website.

Note:  Bulletins are in  “Recent News” at right on this page

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  • Lectionary selections are reprinted from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings copyright Â© 2005. Consultation on Common Texts, Augsburg Fortress Publishers. Reproduced by permission.
  • Scripture texts are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright Â© 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. All rights reserved. Used with permission.