Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Messy Church Time Again!

St. Catherine’s Anglican Church will hold another session of Messy Church on Saturday, October 24 from 3:30 – 6:00 PM. Messy Church is a monthly program for families who find they can’t manage a Sunday morning service but would like their children to have a Christian element in their lives. The program features family fun, food, fellowship and worship. Fall sessions focus on the sayings of Jesus.
The September Messy Church session began at 3:30 with people registering, having a drink and cookies and playing board games. From 4:00 to 5:00 they worked on a variety of crafts, including friendship bracelets, potato prints and a Grape Treading banner. At 5:00 everyone marched into the church for a talk about remaining close to Jesus and how much Jesus loves us. Participants wrote prayers on grape-shaped post-its and then marched back into the hall for dinner.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Organ and Piano Recital on October 16

Kevin Wong, the new music director at St. Catherine’s, will present an organ and piano concert at the church on Friday, October 16, at 8:00 PM. He will play a selection of classical and popular music. The concert will be preceded by a spaghetti dinner in the church hall at 6:30 PM. Admission is by donation. All proceeds will benefit the St. Catherine’s music fund.
Kevin is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician and piano teacher. He holds a Masters of Music degree from the University of British Columbia. His diverse solo repertoire ranges from the Baroque masterpieces of J.S. Bach through to contemporary works of Chinese folk music. He has a special fondness for late classical and romantic works.
As a chamber musician, Kevin collaborates with string and wind players, singers and large ensembles. In May 2006, he performed and toured with the National Youth Choir of Canada.
Kevin has received substantial recognition in several piano competitions. He received third prize at the 2002 Pacific Piano Competition, which featured 40 pianists from around the world. He has been a provincial finalist at the Canadian Music Competition on many occasions.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Old Time Country Fair a Success

Members of the congregation and the wider community enjoyed the Old Time Country Fair hosted by the The St. Catherine's ACW on October 3. Home-made jams, jellies, preserves and baking enticed the adults.
Children indulged in cotton candy and popcorn and played heritage games including pin the-tail-on-the-donkey, ring toss, fishing pond and bobbing for apples. Both children and adults competed in the cake walks. As well, ACW members served a sit-down lunch, while a barber shop quartet (minus one) entertained.