Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Are you interested in sharing a meal with friends?

The church will be hosting a dinner fundraiser Saturday February 9th 6pm. We have lined up hosts that will be opening their homes to share a meal. We are now looking for guests to attend. Tickets are $30 a person. Families are welcome. Kids 12 are under will eat for free.

The fun part of the event is that the hosts won’t know who will be joining them for dinner! It will be a surprise when they arrive at the door. Guests will be told the day of the event where they will be going. It is sure to be a fun evening of fellowship.

As travel will be involved for guests of this event, getting to a host’s home, we will let you know that all hosts are located in the Cole Harbour area.

If you are interested in attending as a guest, contact Lee Warren to reserve a seat.

Update from Cole Harbour Cares

It has been some time since the last post from Cole Harbour Cares. We would like to keep you up-to-date with the status of the next refugee family the group is sponsoring. And an update about the Kilani family whom are now settled into life in Dartmouth.

The Al-Asadi family are still living in Lebanon. Due to their perilous situation, Cole Harbour Cares has been sending the family money periodically to survive. Because Ziad is a refugee, he is unable to work and is constantly worried about being picked up by the authorities and sent back to Syria. Every man under the age of 50 is being conscripted into the Syrian army so Ziad spends most of his time in his home. His two daughters have started attending school. Jana, the older daughter has been kept back a grade due to lack of schooling over the last two years but Mona, the younger daughter is in the correct grade. The wait time for sponsored refugees from Lebanon is now an average of 22 months which means that if the family passes all their screening interviews they will hopefully arrive in the fall of 2019.  Thankfully, the cook position at a local Middle Eastern restaurant, Station 1, is still being held for him.

Our first Syrian family, the Kilanis, continue to thrive in Dartmouth. Mohamed has a full time job with Sunsel technologies and the three children are doing well in school. Fares, who is almost 16 years old, has started a part time job and has been chosen to play soccer for his school team. Tala and Taim are doing well in elementary school and Taghreed, the mother, is attending English classes and has learnt to drive.

Family Paint Night

flip-flop-paintingCome join us Saturday June 2nd for our next family night event at CHWUC. Lisa from Empty Nest Designs will be our guest as she guides us through painting a masterpiece.

This event will be tailored for both kids and adults, with different sized canvases for each. There will also be a space setup for little ones to paint their own creation.

We would like to know if you are able to come in advance, if possible. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. You can also contact the church or Kelly Warren to book a space.

Note there will be no potluck meal to share this night. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Date: Saturday June 2nd 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $20 (adults) / $10 (kids)