Paint Easter Rocks!

St. Paul's is hosting a 'Rock Painting Party' and everyone is invited!

People are painting "Kindness Rocks" and hiding them everywhere for others to find. ...


The idea is simple: get a rock, paint it and hide it, and then leave a hint on Facebook so others can find it. It's a trend that is popping up all across the country.

So come and paint pictures, inspirational words or fancy designs on rocks and take them with you to leave them somewhere special.
A great way to spend more time together with family and friends doing something that everyone can enjoy!

Paint and brushes will be supplied by us!

Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm.
Drop in anytime or stay the entire afternoon!
Where: St. Paul's Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
Led by: Food For The Soul
Cost: please bring a donation for the RFDA
*registration no necessary*


Why Knot Try Knitting?

Knitting for beginners ... monthly workshop

Frustrated by those “easy” Pinterest patterns?!
Even if you’re all thumbs, this is the course for you! A very simple beginning for anyone, with hands-on instruction, handouts, and even ongoing support.

Join us for a bit of fun and fellowship and discover just how easy knitting can be.
Coffee, Tea & Treats provided!
Please bring a ball of “chunky” (heavy) yarn and a pair of number 5mm needles, straight or circular. (Circular needles are considerably easier for most folks to work with.)
Although there is NO COST for the workshop, a freewill offering can be made to the “Mission to Seafarers,” a church-funded ministry that supports seafarers on ocean-going ships while they are in ports, in Thunder Bay and worldwide.

~this event does not require registration - please feel free to drop in!~

Date: Third Saturday of each month
Where: St. Paul's Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
*Use side entrance off parking lot*
When: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Led by: Suz Thornes
Cost: FREE


'New Life for Old Bags' Mats For The Homeless

~St. Paul's is sad to announce
the passing of our dear John Wreszczak, who, with his wife Chris, was one of the founding members of 'New Life For Old Bags' at St. Paul's~

At this time, Chris will be stepping back from the Mats For The Homeless initiative and Denise Taylor will be stepping up to take over. Denise has been a regular volunteer with John and Chris and we are grateful that she is helping out during this difficult time.**

Date: last Tuesday of each month
Where: St. Paul's Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital) *please use the side door off parking lot*
When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Led by: *Denise Taylor
Cost: If you are able, a donation for
non-perishable food for the RFDA
would be greatly appreciated
drop in - no registration required 

~Did you know?~
- this loving and much needed ministry was started in October of 2015 by John & Christine Wreszczak
- to this date, Christine has crocheted 160 mats herself
- to this date, volunteer members have crocheted 20 mats themselves
- approximately 130,000 bags have been used to make these 180 mats
- it takes just over 720 plastic bags to make one mat
- John and Christine work very closely with the Shelter House S.O.S. (Street Outreach Services) Program to ensure that the people that need these mats the most are receiving them
- John and Christine have started encouraging volunteers to bring a non-perishable item to each session to donate to the RFDA, which also has a great need
With an impressive list like this, why wouldn't you want to be a part of this ministry? The Mats For The Homeless group meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 6-8 pm. Volunteers are ALWAYS needed to do anything from cutting bags into strips to helping crochet a mat. Please consider giving 2 hours of your time each month to help those that need it!


For more information or to register for any workshop
please contact  Laurie @ 707-3048 or email