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    The Gathering 

    Gathering is July 21!  Annual Loon Bay Day!

    Leaving from SCV at 10 am. If you can provide rides, please contact Geordie and Kathy!

    The Gathering is a ministry of SCV. Every month on the 3rd Saturday, a group meets to prepare and celebrate a meal together. During this time, a store is run upstairs and the proceeds go towards the Way family in Zimbabwe.
    The Gathering is centered around 4 values: friends, faith, food and fun.To learn more about what’s happening and how you can be involved please talk to Geordie or Kathy Hull or email or contact Peter or Mary Ellen Fitch (506-466-5725). Also you can check us out on Facebook under “The Gathering”!
    Helpers are always welcome and needed! You can help with set up/ clean up, cooking, or just hang out and have conversation and enjoy people.
    Thanks to all who donate gently used clothing and household items to the Gathering Store.  If you, or someone you know has a need for these items, please contact us and we’ll try to hook you up!
    Carousel in July

    Keep up with all that’s happening in Carousel here.

    Yoga on the Lawn

    Come and join Stephanie and Stephan in some yoga sessions on the lawn in front of St. Croix House (beside  SSU’s Park Hall) on Sunday afternoons at 2.

    “Grab your Partner” and help celebrate Rachelle’s 50th! 

    Rachelle loves to square dance and Colin has arranged for the local club to come and give us a demonstration.  And for those who are interested, we will be given a chance to participate as well.   Hee Haw! Feel free to dress country style … straw hats included.

    What:  Rachelle Shilston’s 50th Birthday Party Celebration
    When: Saturday, August 4th at 7 pm
    Where: SCV
    Deets:   Please bring finger foods and byob. Punch will be provided.

    Summer Camps

    All camps are $125.00/week or $30.00/day

    Registration forms available at the park or at www.ganongnaturepark.com

    Must preregister

    Ages 5-8

    It’s a bugs life – July 9 – 13

    Under the Sea – July 30 – August 3

    Ages 8-12

    Outdoor education – July 16 – 20

    Creativity camp – August 20 – 24


    National Vineyard Celebration

    July 23 – 26, 2018 in Montreal

    Website and registration 

    Literally, “Portage” is the action of carrying. It’s communal. You can see it can’t you: A group of travellers slinging packs of supplies, canoes and even one another across their shoulders on their backs. Carrying together. Moving from one place in the journey to another.

    Victoria Street Garden

    Please email  vicstreetgarden@gmail.com for garden details.

    And if you know anyone who is interested in gardening at VicStreet please have them email or connect them with Raymond Funk or Carol Thiessen! You can also follow on our Facebook page.

     Healing & Prayer Room

    Vineyard Center Café – 12:30 pm on Sundays.What is the Healing & Prayer Room?The purpose of the healing & prayer room is to provide a safe place for people seeking something from God, whether it is healing or otherwise. Click here for more information.
    Broader Community Events

    Lots of things happening in our wider community. Click on ‘Broader Community‘ for things that other groups in the area ask us to broadcast. You can also check out the town of St. Stephen’s website here

    NEW Residential Curb Side Recycling Program

    2018 will see a complete overhaul of our recycling program, replacing the current community bin system with a curb side system. Residents will receive new mobile bins at no cost direct to homes. This improved service will be more convenient for residents and will include an expanded list of acceptable recyclable materials, diverting more from the landfill.​ Keep up on this news here.

    Andrew Smith has started a new initiative, a subscription podcast of spiritual songs, many with a post-church flavour. We have shared some of the songs from this collection at SCV over the last couple of years. Think of your subscription to ‘This Light Lingers – A Year Of Song’ as a monthly contemplative podcast. Two songs per month will be released for 12 months – a year of song! EnJOY! You can subscribe here.

     The ZimbabWays

    The Ways are now back in St. Stephen for a time to work and prepare for their return to Zimbabawe.

    Check out their new Website here, you can find all the latest on this great adventure!

    SCV on Facebook

    If you want to get the SCV Facebook page updates, you should click ‘receive notifications’ under the ‘Like’ tab.

    Also, if you are not receiving these weekly Email Updates on Friday afternoon, check your spam files.

    Wifi Connections at SCV

    Connect to the network called ‘FibreOP101‘ and use the password ‘thevineyard‘.

    Volunteer/Helpers Always Welcome!

    Would you like to feel more a part of things at SCV? We are always looking for people to help with coffee, greeting, working with the kids and youth, helping with powerpoint and sound and computer stuff, being a part of the music and worship, helping at the Gathering, helping with local needs. So many things to do! It takes a community! If you are interested in becoming more involved, please contact Mary Ellen by email or call 466-5725.

    Freed To Be Honest

    Freed To Be Honest /April 8, 2018

    Walter Thiessen continues on his themes of Welcome and Liberation by talking about how we can be liberated from self-deception, particularly about who we are and about the beliefs of our closest community.

    Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.


    View the Powerpoint presentation hereFree PowerPoint Viewer

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    Rwanda Sewing Co-op Catalogue

    Please browse through this new catalogue from the ever expanding sewing business in the Rwanda Vineyard.

    Also, check out this video that was done on the Ibyshimo Sewing Coop

    Update from Rwanda

    Here is a link to the latest newsletter from the Finnerty’s

    Keep up to date with all that is happening with the Finnertys and the Rwanda Vineyard by logging onto their blog and also their main website.