Easter Bake Sale

Easter Bake Sale: Saturday, April 4, at the Co-op Marketplace. Your donations may be taken to Bernice Tashiro’s home (37-15th St. SW) on Friday, April 3, after 1:00 p.m. or may be brought to Co-op after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. We are unable to accept cream or custard-filled, or meringue-topped items. If your baked goods contain nuts or peanut butter, please label as such.

If you require containers or trays to package your baking, please see Joanne Tait following today’s service.

Your support is greatly appreciated. On behalf of the Ladies Guild members, Thank You – Joanne

Vanuatu Appeal

Vanuatu Appeal – Presbyterian World Service and Development is accepting donations in support of the relief effort in Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam, which hit two weeks ago.  PWS&D has already made an initial donation of $10,000 for water purification systems and hygiene kits. Donations can be made using your offering envelope (or other envelope), marked “Vanuatu”.  Your donation will reach PWS&D faster, however, if you donate online, using your credit card.  Go to www.werespond.ca, scroll down to the news item on Vanuatu, and click on the “Donate” button to begin your donation.  A charitable donation receipt will be sent to you.  Check the website for ongoing news on the relief effort.

MISSION MOMENT

March 22 – World Water Day

Access to clean water in Chimbonano village in southern Malawi used to be a huge challenge. Community members had to drink from unclean water sources or travel far distances to access clean water. Flonnie Mpunga knows how dangerous the situation was for her village. “Waterborne diseases were common and we spent a lot of time nursing each other. We couldn’t work hard in our fields, so we experienced food shortages.” But all that has changed thanks to a Presbyterian World Service & Development program providing access to safe water by digging boreholes and wells. Flonnie shares, “Our lives have improved. We no longer spend long hours fetching water. I have enough time to prepare my field and take care of my family. The well has improved my family’s health, as well as the health of the whole community.”