Anglican Samizdat

April 25, 2010

You can’t advertise God’s love here

Filed under: St. Hilda's — David Jenkins @ 7:21 pm
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St. Hilda’s Anglican Church in Oakville has a yearly garage sale; it’s not a normal garage sale, though, because no money is collected for the items. The message to the Oakville community is that, just as the items are free, so is God’s love for us and so is the gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.

There is a Yahoo Group called oakvillefreecycle where used articles are exchanged free of charge; we thought it would be a good idea to advertise St. Hilda’s free garage sale there. Here is the post as it was originally written (you have to join the group to see it):

Free Market
Join us for our “Free Market”

An expression of God’s free gift to us.

Many items , books, toys, clothes, household items all free!

St. Hilda’s ANIC Church
1258 Rebecca Street
Oakville On.
905-827-3711

Sat. May 15, 2010

9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

The moderator of the group removed the line that I have in bold (it was not bold in the original post). No explanation, apology or reason; just commonplace secular illiberality.

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November 29, 2009

St. Hilda’s 50th Anniversary

Filed under: St. Hilda's — David Jenkins @ 11:08 pm
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Don’t you dare!

Filed under: St. Hilda's — David Jenkins @ 3:57 pm
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This is what people usually look like when they are telling me not to put their photo on my blog.

From St. Hilda’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. More photos to follow.

This particular person tells me that she prays for me a lot.

November 15, 2009

St. Hilda’s from the air

Filed under: St. Hilda's — David Jenkins @ 4:01 pm
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A friend in St. Hilda’s ANiC flies radio controlled aircraft; he has mounted a miniature video camera in one and taken some aerial footage of St. Hilda’s in Oakville.

No pigeons were harmed in the making of this video, although some tree branches were bent.

Next project: aerial penetration into enemy territory by remote controlled drones; they will be programmed to drop bibles into the Diocese of Niagara Synod next week.

June 27, 2009

St. Hilda’s: Artists for Africa

Filed under: Nothing in Particular,St. Hilda's — David Jenkins @ 3:37 pm
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St. Hilda’s, ANiC has a lot of artists in its congregegation. A couple of times per year, the artists put on an Art Show as a community outreach and to raise money for World Vision. The latest Artists for Africa was held on St. Hilda’s front law in June; a percentage of the proceeds will go to World Vision:

Some of the Art:

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To buy or not to buy, that is the question:

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The youngest visitors:

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Another Artist:

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June 14, 2009

Freebie Friday at St. Hilda’s

Filed under: St. Hilda's — David Jenkins @ 7:32 pm
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Every Friday St. Hilda’s ANiC feeds about 200 schoolchildren; they hear a short gospel message and sometimes they ask for prayer.

Friday was the last Freebie Friday before the summer.

200 hotdogs were served, some wonderful bread from Artisano’s – peanut butter, lots of potato chips, and fruit punch.

Three of the ladies were celebrating their last Freebie Friday as they head off to Western, Waterloo, and Mac next year, and one of the boys is going into the Coast Guard  Service.

In the first batch of kids were 4 newcomers who arrived because they heard the words “free hot dogs”. They were stunned at the numbers of their buddies, and the friendliness of it all. They said they would start out with us next September.

The lunch always ends with the phrase, “have a great weekend – and remember that God loves you, Jesus loves you, and we love you, too.”Add an Image

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May 23, 2009

St. Hilda’s Garage Sale Giveaway 2009

Filed under: Evangelism,St. Hilda's — David Jenkins @ 3:14 pm
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Every year St. Hilda’s Anglican Church, ANiC has a garage sale where all the items are free. It is an outreach to the community to illustrate the love, grace and salvation of God which is offered to us free through Jesus Christ. For all photos, go here

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