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Announcements for the Week of

           November 28- Dec. 4, 2021


1.   This year, due to Covid, our Christmas Sharing Program will be similar to last year. We are still going to cover 45 families. We are asking people to make a financial donation, instead of all of us buying the contents necessary for the hampers. A couple of volunteers will do all of the shopping for the hampers, and hopefully we will be able to buy in bulk, or alternatively buy things as they come on sale. The following is an estimated breakdown of the costs of different hamper sizes, which perhaps many of us could consider donating toward:


Family of 6 : $200

Family of 4: $150

Family of 2: $100


An additional donation of $20 would cover the gifts for those hamper recipients which include children.  

Donations could be made either in person at the office, or by mail, or through our “Canada helps” page, which you can link to off our website. These numbers are approximate and differ from the estimates on the Christmas sharing webpage, as it seems those figures have not been updated in recent years.  If we collect more than is required to cover this years hampers, we will carry the balance over toward next years hampers.  This is a wonderful way to celebrate what promises to be a somewhat muted advent and Christmas season.


2. Volunteers are needed for Packing and Delivering Christmas Sharing Parcels. Packing will take place Monday December 20th at 9:00am and 23 Teams of two are needed for delivery on Tuesday December 21st at 10:00 am.

COVID Protocols will be followed.

Please contact Linda and Carl Matchim at or 613-966-6790 if you are available to help. Thank you for assisting in this wonderful outreach project.


3. YES, WE ARE HAVING A CHRISTMAS MARKET !!!!                   

          Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 am – 2 pm   

Covid restrictions will be in place.

We are looking for donations of crafts, sewing, knitted items, baked goods (wrapped), and preserves. There will not be a luncheon.

Craft and baking items can be dropped off all day Friday, Dec. 3, at the office entrance.

The entrance for the Market will take place only through North office entrance with exit through double doors. The numbers in hall will be limited to keep COVID protocols.


4. The 2022 Church Calendars have arrived and are selling for $5.00. You may purchase them through the church office or on Sundays after the church services.


5. For International Human Rights Day, join millions of people around the world for Amnesty International's 20th annual Write for Rights. Drop in, from 10:30 to 4 at the Belleville Public Library. (Proof of vaccine status and ID required.) Or participate from home, solo or with friends and family (pick up a writing kit at the library from Dec.10 to Jan.10). Or participate online (at New this year: an Amnesty Holiday Market will take place in the library lobby, Dec.10, 10:30 to 4. Sponsored by AI Quinte Group 111. For more information, call Jan at (613)968-9659 or Mieke at (613)969-1782.


6. Orange the World

GRANquinte, a member group of Grandmothers Advocacy Network, is engaging in the United Nations

16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistant and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Orange has been chosen by the United Nations to represent the Campaign’s goal of a future free of violence. This global initiative runs from November 25 to December 10th.