Bowl for Kids’ Sake Sat Feb 29
The Holy Terriers are back in action to have fun while raising funds for Lanark Big
Brothers Big Sisters. Contact Terry Dillabough if you are interested in joining the team
or would like to donate towards the cause: [email protected]

Acknowledgment of Traditional Territory
New and corrected information came to light in recent weeks that St. John‟s, Smiths
Falls sits on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Peoples, and not, as earlier
understood on territory covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. This has been corrected
on our bulletins.

Vestry Reports
Vestry Reports are due in the Parish Office by Jan 31.

Boiler Replacement
Further to the announcement last Sunday, St. John‟s Parish Council approved a motion
to contract McNamee Plumbing & Heating to replace the church‟s boilers at a cost of
$28, 421.00 + HST. While expenditures greater than $30,000 would normally require
Vestry approval, the urgent nature of the replacement, in light of the system‟s failure
and repair costs, was paramount and so the decision was made to proceed immediately.
The new boilers were installed this past week. If you have any questions, please feel
free to speak with Canon Catherine, the Wardens, Bob Theoret or a member of Parish
Council.

Parish Directory
The team is working hard and the St John's on-line church directory is being developed.
In the coming weeks about how to “opt-out” of having contact information or your photo
in the directory. If you have a picture already that you would like to have added to the
directory, please notify Laura ([email protected]). If you would like your photo
taken, please approach Laura Porter, Dan Willis, or Terry Dillabough. Please direct
questions about the directory to Dan Willis at [email protected]

2020 Canadian Church Calendars
The new Canadian Church Calendars are available for sale at the back of the church.
Cost is $5.

Volunteers at Chimo Breakfast Program
There is a need for volunteers at Chimo Elementary School on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8:30am – 10:00am. If you can spare some time to serve breakfast on one or more of these days please contact Angie Abbass by phone (613) 283-1761 or by email at [email protected]