Newsletter for April 14th, 2023
Safe Haven Community Church News
The Elders & Building Committee of Safe Haven and our General Contractor, Ricardo, have completed the negotiations with the Town regarding our building permit! The deposit required has been negotiated to its lowest possible amount, as well as any potential sticky points accepted. We are now in position to pay the deposit money and wait for Ajax to sign the agreement. The beginning is very near!
Tomorrow, April 15th, is our first Pancake Breakfast of the year! There will be pancakes, sausages and all the fixins for the cost of $10.00 per person. Please come and enjoy good food and fellowship! All are welcome and we have lots of room for everyone!
This fundraiser has been successful in offsetting some of our expenses. I am pleased to announce that since its inception we have received:
In the scheme of things this may not seem like a lot of money but every nickel given helps Safe Haven Community Church! Please continue to support this venture.
Mandarin Senior Fellowship:
An opportunity has become available for a senior fellowship get together - 11:30 on May 26th. David and Irveen Powley have indicated that they would like to have this fellowship for Safe Haven seniors. Details as follows:
Mandarin Restaurant on Kingston Rd., Pickering
Seniors 65 plus
Price is $24.00 each (cash only) and includes the full luncheon.
To register please advise David or Irveen by the first Sunday in May.
Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating their birthday milestone between April 15th thru April 22nd.
April 15th - Gabe Jacome
If you would like to have your name included in our birthday announcements or if you not want your name shown, please contact Sid at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not need the year you were born.
Wednesday Night Prayer & Praise Meeting:
We are so pleased that the Lord has blessed us with very successful prayer meetings! The wall has been removed to make the room larger and we are back in business.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Join us on Wednesday Nights at 7pm at 82 Church St., for a time of prayer and some worship. We are so excited to see God moving on Wednesday nights so far! It is very encouraging and we would love to see you there.
Basement Flood & Renovations at 82 Church St.
We have hopefully fixed the flooding problem in the basement. We have purchased a new sump pump, and raised all the cabinets up off the floor by 3 inches. The interior wall on the main floor in the south room has been removed to create a more open space. Thank you Jozef & Martin Javor for your hard work!
St. Francis Centre July and August:
During the months of July and August, the St. Francis Centre will be closed for window renovations. If you have noticed, the church that occupied the St. Francis de Sales school behind us is no longer being used by them. Safe Haven has secured this space for the 9 Sundays during these months.
Your Safe Haven Volunteers:
Trevor & Doreen Hayes
Maria & Jozef Javor
Edna & Bert Hayes
Roy & Jennifer Smyth
Volunteer Contact Information:
Roy & Jennifer Smyth (email@example.com)
Walter Vanderknokke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carlos Mejia (email@example.com)
Sid Snider (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Icy Scott (email@example.com)
Lisa Hettich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevor & Doreen Hayes (email@example.com)
Doug & Janet Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edna & Bert Hayes (email@example.com)
Maria Javor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Leona Slomka (email@example.com)
John Bije (firstname.lastname@example.org
Roy Douglas (email@example.com)
Huntley Cowie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
God bless you all!
Youth & Sunday School:
FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH
Youth is back on! Please join us this Friday at 7pm for our Bible studies and games. We look forward to being back in business after a week off for Easter.
Hey everyone! Our attendance numbers for Sunday School have been consistent and even growing! Please continue to pray for the kids and the teachers, so this ministry can be as successful as possible.
Financial Update for April 9th, 2023:
General Offering: $4,145.00 / Building Fund Offering: $225.00
Weekly Budget need: $5,482.00
YTD General Offering need: $79,656.00
YTD General Offering: $78,734.37
YTD Building Fund Donations: $2,543.65