This weekend is Thanksgiving. As usual everyone is invited to bring harvest items to add to the harvest display on the table at the front of the church - just be there to do so 10 minutes before the service starts (which by the way is 10:30am). After the service you are free to retrieve your items and take them home - or you can leave them and they'll go to someone worthy.
Also If you would like to make an extra donation to Westside's Thanksgiving Love Offering (to be given to a family in need of help or encouragement) please place it in the offering this Sunday morning and mark it "Thanksgiving". You may also give to this offering via Paypal on Westside's donate page.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Henry Newcombe (Barb Lejeune's father) on Friday, August 20. We pray and trust that God will comfort Barb's mother, Ethel, the Lejeune family, and Barb's brother and sister.
A memorial service celebrating Henry's life will be held at Glad Tidings Church, 1800 Quadra Street, Victoria, at 2:00 pm, Friday, August 27, with time for tea and sharing to follow.
You can read Mr. Newcombe's obituary on the Times Colonist web site by clicking here.
This year's summer splash was another great success. Thank you again to the Yokimas family for being such hospitable hosts!