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Lenten Series of Noonday Services

Starting Ash Wednesday, and on each following Wednesday throughout the Lenten Season there will be a mid-day (noon) meditation service at The Salvation Army Citadel, Adams Avenue, St. John’s. Speakers from various churches, including The Salvation Army, will speak on the theme: Final Words from the Cross.

Various vocalists and drama will enhance the time of fellowship and worship.



Need help preparing your tax and benefit return?

If you need help to complete your income tax and benefit return, you may be eligible for free assistance through the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). During these free tax preparation clinics, trained volunteers will help you complete and file your return on time and claim all the benefits and credits you are entitled to. To be eligible, you must have a modest income and a simple tax return.

These suggested maximum income levels are a guideline for determining eligibility:

Single person – up to $30,000
Couple – up to $40,000
One adult with one child – up to $35,000

To find out more, or to learn the location of a clinic near you, visit www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer or call 1-800-959-8281.



Volunteers needed for seniors programs

If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, the Seniors Resource Centre NL is offering two great 50+ programs in the St. John’s / Mount Pearl areas: Friendly Visiting and the Mall Walkers Club.

The Friendly Visiting program offers seniors with limited social connections a new and supportive friendship, a link to community programs and services, and regular visits with a volunteer.

The Mall Walkers Program helps seniors increase their level of activity while having fun, making new friends, learning about healthy aging and connecting with programs and services of the community. The Mall Walkers Club Assistant would walk with a senior and help with refreshments after the walk.

Starting March 12th – May 31st. Contact Sharon at 737-2333 or email fvc@seniorsresource.ca.



Clarke’s Beach Flea Market

There will be a flea market at the Clarke’s Beach Town Hall on March 28th, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Great family fun day with over 25 tables of crafts, baked goods, clothes and more. The kitchen will be selling soup and sandwiches, and there will be an admission fee at the door.

All proceeds of the venue will be going to Mollie’s Dream, a non-profit organization dedicated to the adoption and care of stray cats.

For more information, please call Wendy at 786-5535.



School of Pharmacy embraces Pharmacist Awareness Month

Students, faculty and staff in Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy will contribute to Pharmacist Awareness Month (PAM) until the end of March by offering several community engagement events.

The events will help educate health-care practitioners from other disciplines and members of the general public about how a pharmacist can help improve our population’s health and well-being.

Featured events include:

Public Pill Drop, March 28, 10 AM – 2 PM at RNC Headquarters, Fort Townshend, St. John’s

For more info:

Facebook.com/munpam2015 and facebook.com/schoolofpharmacy

Twitter: @MUNPAM2015 and @schoolofpharm

Memorial hashtag: #MUNPAM2015

www.mun.ca/pharmacy



Fluvarium Kid’s Club: Going Green

Did you know that frogs can tell us if the stream is clean? It’s not easy being green, but we can work together to keep the watershed healthy and strong for all the critters that live there. Join us each weekend in March at 1:30 PM, and learn how we can help all of our Freshwater Friends by Going Green ourselves!

For more info, call 754-3474, e-mail bbarrett@fluvarium.ca or visit www.fluvarium.ca.



Creation Ministries International

On March 28th at 7 PM, Gus Olsthoorn of CMI-Canada will present “I Can See Clearly Now: Making Sense of the Creation/Evolution Question”. This will take place at the St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church at 30 Aldershot Street.

All are welcome.

For more information, call 579-2530.



Lenten Gospel Music Evening Service (Clarke’s Beach)

Clarke’s Beach United Church invites you to an evening of Lenten Gospel Music on March 29th. There will be musical guests from Bay Roberts Salvation Army Corps. Pre-service sing-along will begin at 6:45 PM. Time of fellowship and refreshments in the church hall following the service. All are welcome.



Wesley Church Male Choir

The Wesley Male Choir, along with Rev. Bill Mercer, will conduct an evening service starting at 6:50 PM on March 29th. All are welcome.



Christian flag-raising ceremony

On Monday, March 30th, a Christian flag-raising ceremony, to bring attention to the continued persecution of Christians worldwide, will be held at St.John’s City Hall at 11 AM and at Mount Pearl City Hall at 4 PM.

All citizens of both cities are invited to join with their respective mayors, pastors, priests and ministers in this Christian flag-raising event to show support, during Easter Week, for persecuted Christians in North America and around the world.

For further information, e-mail Rev. Howard Hynes, Rector, St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Network Church at hhynes@bellaliant.net, or call 691-2733.



Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help file simple income tax returns for people in your community, on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Every year, organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to help individuals and families with a modest income and a simple tax situation prepare their tax returns. You will receive training, support and reference materials, including free tax software. To volunteer, call 1-855-516-4405 or go to www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer.



Good Friday Prayer Service for Life

There will be a Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Service for Life at St. Teresa’s Church on Mundy Pond Road at 9 AM on April 3rd. The Centre for Life extends an invitation to gather in spiritual fellowship to pray and reflect on the intrinsic value and dignity of all human life. All are welcome to attend. For any information please call 579-1500.



Cowan Heights United Church

Good Friday Fish and Brewis Supper: Interested in courtroom drama? Plan to attend the Cowan Heights United Church for the trial of Marcus Portus and Maximus Medina, Roman centurions, for neglect of duty in guarding the tomb of the Jew named Jesus. Proceedings begin 5:30 PM on Good Friday. Fish and Brewis will be served.

Tickets available at the church office, 745-2871.



An ‘Egg-celent’ Easter at the Fluvarium!

Join us April 4th between 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM for Easter excitement at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium.

There will be ‘baskets’ of fun family activities such as:
• Easter Egg Crafts
• Egg Games
• Face Painting
• An amazing Easter Egg Hunt
• Story Time (on the half hour)

For more information, please contact:

Bob Piercey
Education Department
(709) 754-3474
rpiercey@fluvarium.ca



Easter Saturday Communion Service

Wesley United Church will hold an Easter Saturday Communion Service on April 4th at 2 PM with a reception to follow. Persons needing transportation to and from the church should call the church office at 579-3682 (leave a message if necessary). All are welcome.



All Saints ACW Easter Luncheon (Foxtrap)

All Saints ACW of Foxtrap are hosting an Easter Luncheon on April 6th at 12:30 PM. Meal will be a cold plate with dessert, tea/coffee. To obtain tickets please call Barb at 834-4795 or the Parish Office at 834-4501.



Easter Camp Rally Day

New Found Life Bible Camp invites you to a day filled with activities, a bouncy castle and the Easter story. It will take place on April 8th from 9 AM to 4 PM, and is for ages 4-12. Registration includes a snack and pizza lunch. Please register by email (newfoundlife@nf.sympatico.ca) or call 437-5637. Event will be held at Larkhall Academy.



Bereavement Sessions

This 8-week Bereavement Information and Support Group is designed for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This facilitator-led group will use the resources developed and distributed by the Pastoral Care and Ethics Department of Eastern Health. Sessions will be offered Thursdays, 7–9 PM, April 9th  to May 28th inclusive. For more information or to register for the group, please contact Jean at 368-7050 or jean.jay@nf.sympatico.ca.



St. John the Evangelist Parish (Topsail)

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Topsail will be having a Lasagna Supper in the Parish Hall on April 10th at 6 PM. The meal will consist of lasagna, Caesar salad, roll, dessert with tea and coffee. Please contact Betty at 834-4736, Sandra at 834-8834 or the church office at 834-2336 for tickets.



All Saints ACW Flea Market (Foxtrap)

All Saints ACW of Foxtrap will be having a Flea Market on April 11th from 10 AM to 3 PM. All donations will be appreciated with the exception of clothing. Contact Barb at 834-4795 for more info, or to rent a table.



Fluvarium Kid’s Club: April Showers

Water, water, everywhere…it is in the sky, on the land and under the ground. Every plant and animal on earth needs clean water. Discover how nature cleans her water and how we can help her out!

Every weekend in April (11-26) at 1:30 PM at the Fluvarium.



Annual Outdoor Maple Festival

Come help us celebrate our first harvest of the year: Maple Syrup! We will be tapping, boiling and tasting on site!

This is a free festival brought to you by The Friends of Pippy Park. Hot chocolate will be available – bring a travel mug.

It will take place on April 12th at the North Bank Lodge, Nagle’s Place. Drop in between 12 noon and 3 PM, rain or shine.

Your family will learn:

• To identify tap-able trees;
• What materials you will need;
• How to tap a tree sustainably; and
• How to boil sap into syrup.

Think you have the best syrup in town? Preregister by emailing friendsofpippypark@gmail.com to be included in our taste-off competition! (Registration is only for competitors, the festival is open to all!)

Maple tapping kits will be available (at a cost) while supplies last. Get yours before the end of the tapping season at the Pippy Park Headquarters, 15 Mount Scio Road, Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM.

For more information or to get involved, contact us at friendsofpippypark@gmail.com or, to stay in the loop, join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/friendsofpippypark.



Grief and Bereavement Seminar

Please join us in the Cafeteria Conference Room at the L. A. Miller Centre every second Tuesday of every month, from 7-9 PM. We offer a two-hour seminar facilitated by Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, Regional Bereavement Coordinator with Eastern Health, who will provide information to individuals on what to do during their time of grief. Also available are seminars every third Wednesday from 2-4 PM at Daffodil Place, 70 Ropewalk Lane.

For more information, please call Mag Snook at 777-8972 or Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes at 777-2167.

Seminars are free and open to the public.



Service of prayer and reconciliation

Annual Fellowship of the Least Coin Service, a component of The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, will take place on Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30 PM at First United Church, 221 Park Avenue in Mount Pearl.

An inter-denominational worship service of prayer and reconciliation which supports marginalized and impoverished families overseas.

Please come prepared to give your least coin, the nickel, however all currencies happily received.

Various church groups will minister with song.

Should you require additional information, visit www.wicc.org or contact Inez Penny at 368-2200 or e-mail inez@mail2cancer.com or Ruth Burke at 747-3287 or e-mail ruthburke57@outlook.com.

Please feel free to help provide refreshments to follow service.



Up Close And Personal Concert With Kevin Collins,,,,

First United Church in Mount Pearl will be hosting a concert with Kevin Collins on April 19th at 7 PM. There will be door prizes and a social to follow with tea, coffee and cookies. Call the church office for tickets at 368-2194.



50th National Prayer Breakfast (Ottawa)

The 50th National Prayer Breakfast will be held in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 21st. This year’s Leadership Dinner, Prayer Breakfast and Seminar will be hosted at the Westin Ottawa Hotel, which is just a short distance from Parliament Hill. A National Student Forum is also held in conjunction with the Breakfast.

For more information, please visit www.canadaprayerbreakfast.ca or call 613-947-4526.



World Hope Canada Gala 15 (Sussex, New Brunswick)

On April 24th at 6 PM we will gather in the lower level of the Saunders Irving Chapel of Welsey Hall, Kingswood University, Sussex, New Brunswick.

Join us for an evening of food and celebration as we rejoice in all that God has done through World Hope Canada (WHC). A freewill offering would be greatly appreciated to support the ministries of WHC.

Seating is limited. Please call (877) 482-1499, visit http://worldhope.ca/world-hope-canada-gala-15-event/ or e-mail tami@worldhope.ca by March 27th to reserve your spot.



Nominations open for Alumni Tribute Awards

Memorial University wants to hear from you.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 34th annual Alumni Tribute Awards to be held in late 2015.

This year’s deadline is April 30th.

The awards are the highest honour bestowed by graduates and friends to Memorial alumni who’ve made tremendous contributions at home and around the world.

Nominations are being accepted for the following: Alumni of the Year; J.D. Eaton Alumni Award; Outstanding Community Service Award; and Alumni Horizon Award.

Brief nomination forms, plus award criteria and more information, are available online at munalum.ca.



Coastal Sounds Community Choir Spring Concert (Kelligrews)

Coastal Sounds Community Choir Spring Concert will take place on Friday, May 8th at 7:30 PM at All Saints Anglican Church in Kelligrews, with the CBS Concert Band. Reception to follow. For tickets, please contact Glenda Bartlett at 834-0216 or Dorothy Hogan at 240-0525. Donations graciously accepted for the CBS Food Bank. Also accepting new members in September. Please visit www.coastalsounds.ca, email info@coastalsounds.ca or visit our Facebook page for more information.



New date for Alumni Tribute Awards

Memorial University’s 33rd annual Alumni Tribute Awards have been rescheduled.

The awards will take place Thursday, May 14th, at 6 PM at R. Gushue Hall on the St. John’s campus.

The ceremony was initially scheduled for February but was postponed due to inclement weather.



Women’s Provincial Conference

Women’s Provincial Conference, May 22nd-24th at the Comfort Inn, St. John’s. The theme will be Joyful Sound Celebration! Celebrate our God! Celebrate our 10th Anniversary! Speakers will be Pastor Tracey Bess of Botwood and Pastor Kimberly Porter of Eastern Gate Church, St. John’s. Praise and Worship by Pastor Kimberly Porter and her team. Celebration gift for everyone who attends. Registration includes Buffet Breakfast (May 23rd and 24th), Afternoon Tea (May 23rd) and Evening Celebration Banquet (May 23rd).

We are anticipating a great celebration and we would love to have you join us for this wonderful event!

For info and registration details contact Jean Hill at 364-2219.



Prom Dreams Program

SPAN is currently seeking donations of gently used prom dresses and dark suits/tuxedos for their Prom Dreams Program. Garments may be dropped off at the SPAN Business Office, 472 Logy Bay Road, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 4:30 PM. For more information please call 738-3401.



Run to the Rock Christian Motorcycle Rally and Gospel Blues Festival (Lewisporte)

The first annual Run to the Rock Christian Motorcycle Rally and Gospel Blues Festival will be held at the Emmanuel Convention Centre in Lewisporte, July 31st to August 2nd. Volunteers are needed. If you would like to help out, contact us at our Facebook page, facebook.com/run2therock.



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