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Knox Presbyterian Church in Conn, Ont., held its Annual Nativity Display event from Dec. 10 to 12, 2021. There were 322 nativity scenes on display, ranging in size from very tiny to fairly large, and in a variety of mediums, such as ceramic, crystal, wood, resin, jigsaw puzzles, metal and other materials. Some played music and some lit up. There were also 183 angels on display that ranged in a variety of sizes and mediums. A 140-Christmas card display, each with a different nativity scene, was strung around the room. The International Christmas histories were on display, but this time without any goodies due to Covid regulations, but there were recipes to take and try. The display showed the spirit of Christmas and was a reminder of the reason for the season.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kamloops, B.C., engaged in meaningful service events this Christmas season. In mid-December, the congregation partnered with PWS&D and the Salvation Army to purchase and pack Christmas gift hampers for families in Merritt who had been displaced by recent flooding. On Christmas day, they prepared over 80 take-out dinners for those in the broader community. These activities were fun and memorable for all who served, including the shoppers, the sponsors, the drivers and the cooks.
The dedication service at Jazz Evensong at Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Burnaby, B.C., on Jan. 19, featured one of the seven jazz bands that practice and jam in Brentwood’s little space of grace. The Grand Slam Jazz Band is Ben MacRae (woodwinds), Kayden Gorden (trumpet), Aaron Lee (trombone), Alvin Brendan (guitar), Michael Wagler (bass) and Tyler Murray (drums). In the photo on the right are (left to right) Miles Black, who sold us his 7’3” Steinway concert grand piano for use in our missional music making, Vonnie Hawkes, a regular at Jazz Evensong, who quilted the cover with prayers in every stitch, and the Rev. Dr. Brian Fraser, minister at Brentwood PC.

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