"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

Community Notes

The Sanctuary Course at St. Helen’s

An eight week, small group study focused on discussing faith and mental health. Topics include: Understanding mental health and illness; Challenging stigma; The recovery journey; Companionship; Self-care; The role of community in mental health recovery.  Dates: Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2 (break) October  23, 30, November 6, 13.  More information to follow.

St. Helen’s Pastoral Care Team

Are your gifts and talents calling you to ministry in Pastoral Care? To learn more about Pastoral Care, please visit the Ottawa Pastoral Care Training Program website at: www.ottawapastoralcare.com  For involvement in this ministry, Screening in Faith and Police Checks are required.

To know more about St. Helen’s Pastoral Care Team, please contact Susan+ and/or Peter+ or Maggie Lorimer, Pastoral Care Co-ordinator.

Today 4 Tomorrow – The Diocese of Ottawa’s Annual Appeal

Today 4 Tomorrow is a diocese-wide and community appeal that offers the opportunity for all of us to support ministries and initiatives that will give hope a way forward. In 2017, the goal of Today 4 Tomorrow is to raise $560,000 to support two key priorities – Engaging the World and Lifelong Formation – and seven mission and ministry initiatives emerging from Embracing God’s Future – our diocesan roadmap. More specifically, these include refugee ministry, the Parish Ministries Institute (with Peter+ as Director), the mission engagement internship program, funding curacies, community ministries, community engagement beyond the urban core, and a child, youth, adult learning facilitator.
Please see: www.today4tomorrow.ca

Comfort Quilts

We care about you! Beautiful ‘comfort quilts’ made by the Sewing/Quilting group, are available for anyone suffering illness or recovering from surgery, etc. Please contact Judy Lutes and/or the clergy.

Prayer Chain Ministry

We understand that our God walks with us on every step of Life’s journey, in relationship with us whether we are aware of the presence of the Holy One or not! St. Helen’s ‘prayer warriors’ are prepared to offer intercessions on behalf of others for God’s blessing upon any number of concerns, needs or issues.  Often we pray for healing and wholeness, in body, mind and spirit.  We can do that for you and your loved ones, if you let us know!  Maggie Lorimer, our Pastoral Care Team Co-ordinator also manages the Prayer Chain.  To request prayer support please e-mail the church office at st.helen@on.aibn.com or Maggie directly at: mlorimer@rogers.com

Are You New to St. Helen’s Christian Family?

We welcome you into St. Helen’s Christian Family! We would like to know how we can best support you in your faith journey and life situation…what are you looking for, what are your needs, how might you be involved? Call Susan+ or Peter+ to chat or arrange a home visit.  

We would also be happy to add you to our database, which assists us in communications and facilitates our management of your financial gift and records. Please email us indicating St. Helen’s New Members Record in the subject line, and indicating your Family Name(s), Family Members, Mailing Address, E-Mail, Telephone Number and any Comment.

Anglican Journal & Crosstalk

We are revising the subscription list for The Anglican Journal/Crosstalk monthly paper.  If you are new to the parish and would like to receive this publication, or if you no longer wish to have it mailed to you, please call or e-mail the church office with your request.