Newsletter for May 19th, 2023
Safe Haven Community Church News
Mother's Day Service:
Thank you Pastor Chris for the heartfelt sermon, "Finding Favour through Love and Loyalty" using the passage Proverbs 3:3-6, which expressed the story of Ruth, Naomi and Boaz.
Building Permit: Disability Lift
We have been asked by the Town to provide drawings regarding a disability lift for the platform that we must have installed during the construction of our building. The permit will not be issued until this is provided and approved by the Town.
If anyone knows of any sources for used (or new) lifts with drawings, please let any Elder know of the possibility. We are looking for the Multilift Type 3 or Type 4, but not necessarily limited to these models.
Searching for a Fundraising Team:
As we get into the erection of the church, we will need to have a co-ordinated team to come up with ideas and put them in place for Safe Haven. If you would like to be part of this important team, please make your name known to any of the Elders. We look forward to the success of this much needed endeavour. Please don't be shy, remember this is a way you can serve the Lord!
On Sunday, May 28th following the morning service we will be conducting a baptism service on the front lawn of 82 Church St. South. Pray for the candidates as they spiritually prepare for the next step in following Jesus. May the Lord bless each of these candidates!
Mandarin Senior Fellowship:
An opportunity has become available for a senior fellowship get together - 11:30am on Friday 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 $25.00 each (cash only) and includes the full luncheon, drinks and tip.
Looking forward to a delicious lunch and wonderful fellowship with you and friends. Further info: David/Irveen Powley 905-683-1444.
Birthdays: May 20th thru May 26th
Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating their birthdays.
May 20 - Michael Vanderknokke
May 21 - Rebecca Palmer
May 23 - Laura Arbeau
May 25 - Bernadette Bunbury
May 25 - Minh Truong
Belated birthday wishes to Linda Peddle on May 15th.
If you would like to have your name included in our birthday announcements or if you prefer not to have your name shown, please contact Sid at email@example.com. We do not need the year you were born.
Wednesday Night Prayer & Praise Meeting:
We are happy to meet each Wednesday, and come to the Lord in prayer. We are praying for the Lord to work in our church, and to be present in each one of our lives. We are always happy to have more people come and pray with us!
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, It is very encouraging and we would love to see you there.
Since the implementation of the coin fundraiser, I am pleased to announce that we have received a total of:
These funds are used to offset Safe Haven's expenses. Thank you for your continued support!
St. Francis Centre July and August:
God has answered our prayers once again! We have been informed that the renovations at the St. Francis Centre will result in minimal inconvenience. What this means is, we do not have to rent the gym from the school behind us. WE WILL CONTINUE TO STAY WHERE WE ARE DURING THESE MONTHS. PTL!
Your Safe Haven Volunteers:
Trevor & Doreen Hayes
Maria & Jozef Javor
Edna & Bert Hayes
Roy & Jennifer Smyth
Volunteer Contact Information:
Roy & Jennifer Smyth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Walter Vanderknokke (email@example.com)
Carlos Mejia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sid Snider (email@example.com)
Icy Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lisa Hettich (email@example.com)
Trevor & Doreen Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Doug & Janet Hill (email@example.com)
Edna & Bert Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maria Javor (email@example.com)
Leona Slomka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
John Bije (email@example.com
Roy Douglas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Huntley Cowie (email@example.com)
God bless you all!
Youth & Sunday School:
FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Epic Runner, we had a great time! We are back to our video series this week, so I hope to see all of you this Friday! Come on out for a great time!
We are very happy to offer a Sunday School Program, and we have the best teachers!! Our Sunday School program runs on Sunday morning during our service . If you would like to be one one of those teachers as well, please let any of the staff members or Elders know.
Our Sunday School is all about bringing up children God's way, where kids can learn to shine for Jesus and radiate His glory!
"Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, they will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6.
Financial Update for May 14th, 2023:
General Offering: $3,689.68/ Building Fund Offering: $290.00
Weekly Budget need: $5,482.00
YTD General Offering need: $107,066.00
YTD General Offering: $103,889.51
YTD Building Fund Donations: $5,977.48