Sunday, October 30, 2011

Good Works Fair and 'Trunk or Treat'

Sunday October 30th was another red letter day for us at St. Margaret's!

At both our services this morning we had a 'Good Works Fair'. We had representatives from four mission agencies in Edmonton - Hope Mission, the Mustard Seed, Habitat for Humanity, and the Edmonton Food Bank - come and speak to us about the work their agencies do. After each service we had a coffee hour and an opportunity for our members to speak with the mission representatives and find out more about their work and what individuals and groups can do to help. Many people mentioned how much they appreciated what our four mission partners had to say and the fact that they were willing to come and take time to talk with us, both as a group and as individuals. One of the agencies represented was the Food Bank, and our Sunday School children had prepared small parcels of food which they presented at the end of the 10.30 service.

Then it was out into the parking lot for 'Trunk or Treat'! Those who participated had brought Halloween treats in the trunks of their cars; we closed off the parking lot to make it a safe place for our children, and then the children went from car to car 'Trunk or Treating'. We had a costume competition and ended the proceedings with a wiener roast around the fire pit behind the church. Wieners and pop were sold and all proceeds went to our Sunday School's World Vision mosquito net appeal.

Everyone agreed that the day had been a great success. Many thanks to Marci Chesterton, who had the idea for the Good Works Fair, to Maggie Woytkiw who worked with her to organise it, and to Erin McDougall who organised the 'Trunk or Treat' party!


Food bags from the Sunday School offered for the Edmonton Food Bank.


Members of St. Margaret's interact with our mission agency representatives after the 10.30 service.


Our four mission agency representatives: Armand Mercier (Habitat for Humanity), Joel Nikkel (Hope Mission), Paula Cornell (The Mustard Seed), and Kelly Cailliau (Edmonton Food Bank).


Our four mission agency representatives with Marci Chesterton, who first had the idea for the 'Good Works Fair').


'Trunk or Treating' in the parking lot!


Children and parents 'Trunk or Treating'.


The day's events ended with a wiener roast around our fire pit behind the church.


2 comments:

Joel Nikkel said...

Thank you for hosting me this past Sunday. It was lovely to meet you all and to fellowship together. Thanks for partnering with Hope Mission to serve those in need.
God bless you,

Joel

Tim Chesterton said...

Great to have you with us, Joel!