Special Guest at the St. Nicholas Bazaar November 25th

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Stopped in Awe: News from Tobermory United 

Submitted by Rev. Sheryl Spencer

There is a rumour going around that Saint Nicholas will be attending the St. Nicholas Bazaar on November 25th. 

Is it true? You’ll have to come to find out! 

The bazaar is an annual labour of love that features lunch, baking, ethnic foods, craft vendors (all tables sold out), a silent auction, stunning handmade items by Northern Twisted Roots, a nearly-new table and, best of all, an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbours. 

At a recent planning meeting, a question was asked to clarify the purpose of the bazaar. The answer? Joy. We want to bring joy to the community. 

If you are bringing baking to donate, please bring it Friday November 24 between 11am and 1pm. The St. Nicholas Bazaar will be held November 25 between 11am and 2pm at the Tobermory Community Centre. 

Otherwise, we’re excited about services coming up in December at Tobermory United. Advent, the four Sundays before Christmas, is a special time of year indeed. Through the lenses of hope, peace, joy and love, we prepare for a holy birth, lighting a new candle each week until all of the candles in the Advent wreath are lit on Christmas eve. It is a time of expectant waiting and wondering. 

December 21 at 7:00 p.m. Tobermory United will hold its Longest Night service. This is a quiet, contemplative service, a time to stop amid the busy-ness of the season and honour the solstice, the longest night of the year. This service is also meant to bring comfort to those who find the season difficult for whatever reason – grief, unease, family difficulties. It is good to acknowledge such things in the midst of it all. 

Rev. Sheryl Spencer is Minister at Tobermory United Church.