Friends of St. Aidan's

Join us for Sunday Service at 10 am on April 23rd. The Ted Boulden Singers will lead the music and the reading is John 20: 19-31. Come early for a group mediation led by Betty Anne Dempsey at 9 am in the chapel.

Kathryn Clinton, Church Administrator


Michael Morwood Workshop - April 28-29

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Evening Lecture on Friday, April 28 at 7 pm

Saturday, Day Event , April 29 from 9:30 – 3:30 (bring your own lunch, coffee/tea/snack provided)

April 30 10 am guest speaker at St Aidan’s United

 Cost:  Fri & Sat $68, Friday $20. Sat only $50, and are available for pre-purchase at www.earthliteracies  or St. Aidan's United Church (250-220-4601) and at the door.

Morwood, a renowned speaker and author from Australia, challenges Christians to re-imagine, in the light of what we know today about our universe, foundational faith topics such as “God”, revelation, salvation, Jesus, “the Christ”, worship, priesthood and prayer, in order to make Jesus and his message more relevant to the world in which we find ourselves today.

Read This -Important Opportunity.

The Centre for Spiritual Learning Speaker’s Team has agreed to cover the cost of Michael Morwood's Friday evening presentation for active participants of St. Aidan's  (Fri. April 28, 7pm). It is most important to us that you come to hear Michael Morwood ( all the way from Australia).  We want to include as many people as we can, so that we all keep up with current thinking. Tickets for lecture available the church office and after the service today. Look for Janis Evans.


Want to Save the Earth?

And, Save Science?

Then, save this date – April 22

Join The March for Science/Earth Walk at Centennial Square on Saturday, April 22.

(Yes, new name and new date.  Speak to Maureen if you need an explanation)

We will meet at the fountain in Centennial Square at 2:45 and march to the Legislative Lawn.Please let Maureen or Doug Koch know if you are coming. (250-388-9896,


Memorial Service for Dave

On Sat., May 6 at 2:30 pm , St. Aidan’s will host a memorial service for Dave Robinson. We are hopeful that his friends in the homeless community will attend. We are hopeful that the St. Aidan’s church community will attend and provide lunch after the service. We are uncertain about his family being present but continue to hold them in our prayers.

Congregational Conversations

Come and have conversation about issues of importance to the St. Aidan’s community of faith on the first Sunday of the month after the service.

On May 7th the topic is Listening and Conversation about St. Aidan’s Response to Homelessness.

Raindrops Keeping Falling on my Head

Our Place is looking for donations of city bus tickets ( to get people to Programs) and new or very gently used umbrellas.  Please leave your umbrella donations in the marked basket in the Great Hall.

Leave bus tickets in the Social Justice drawer.  We will take all the donations to Our Place on May 14.  Thanks!


Bazaar 2017- Nov. 4

Do you have rhubarb to spare?  The pie makers will be busy making pies for the bazaar soon and we will need rhubarb. In the Fall we will need apples.  Please chop the rhubarb finely and pack  4 cups into a ziplock bag and place it into the upstairs kitchen freezer.  We have a dedicated team of pie makers, apple peelers, etc but can always use more people.  Please contact me if this is something you would like to help with. We usually make about 150 pies and the Bake Stall sells them all every year. Donations of Tenderflake, Crisco, Flour and Sugar are appreciated. Thanks  Marilyn 250-479-5676

Book Sorting -  Friday, April 28 from 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Book Sorting for the mammoth Spring May 27 Book Sale. No experience necessary.  Please continue to bring in books for the sale.  Replenish your stock of books for summer reading.  June or Bonnie can answer your questions.


Friendly Octopus News

At the moment, we need linens, curtains, handbags and greeting cards. The Thrift Shop will have a 50% off sale  on women’s slacks and winter outerwear on Wed., April 26 and Sat., April 29.


Garden Sale Fundraiser

Invite your friends to join you at the Garden Sale Fundraiser for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen here at St. Aidan’s on Saturday May 6th, 10am - 2pm.  This family fundraiser event features the sale of Perennials, Annuals, Hanging Baskets, Garden Art, Mother’s Day Gifts and we guarantee fun for the children at the kid’s craft table.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and the company of friends, while we further the work of the Shelbourne Community Kitchen.

We are still looking for muffins and goodies to be served at the event; these can be left in the upper kitchen on Friday May 5th. 

Contact Vivian Skinner for information  250 595-0543.

Shelbourne Community Kitchen - AGM -April 26

                The evening will be a blend of business and pleasure; all are welcome to attend. Proceedings will include: updates, elections and proposed constitution and bylaw changes. Learn about our latest projects including the Grow-A-Row program and the May 6th Garden Sale, and find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Sample a variety of …

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Wider Church & Community News

United Church E-ssentials - April 12, 2017 - May we be a resurrection people - subscribe online at this link

Victoria United Presbytery Newsletter - April 19, 2017 - full of events in the Victoria area - subscribe at this link


WHAT A TIME!” Featuring the Victoria Freedom Gospel Choir, directed by Ann Antonides.  This music is contagious for its joy & celebration and will make you want to sing and clap along with the choir. Bring your family & friends to The Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC V8P 3Z4, Saturday May 6,  7 pm.  Advance tickets $15 ($20 at the door, children 12 & under Free). Tickets can be purchased from the Christian Book & Music Store (3090 Nanaimo St., Victoria), Lutheran Church of the Cross (250-477-6222);  or Victoria Freedom Gospel choir members. Need more information? Call 250-480-7336.