Our Best Wishes for 2024 and a Christmas Gift for Each and Everyone of you!

What a decade!

It started with the great COVID pandemic. Then we saw Trump’s MAGA insurrectionists storm the Capitol. The following year, Putin invaded Ukraine for no reason and sent there his most cruel and murderous mercenaries. As if that were not enough, Hamas attacked Israel, triggering a war that left nearly 20,000 dead. And I said nothing about Sudan and many other catastrophic situations on our planet.

All this in less than half of this decade!

Let’s acknowledge how lucky we are to live in a country at peace! And let us keep a beautiful place in our hearts for all those who suffer.

Your board members, Alex, Bonnie, Lois, Brian, Johanne, Lynn, André, Trudy and I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Christmas is a time of sharing, love and solidarity. Our Christmas Eve services will be a great opportunity for many of you to show that solidarity.

There will be two services at St Paul’s this year:  
A Family Service at 4:00 PM lead by our own Jim Finch
A Prayer service at 8:00 PM with Reverend Peter Prosser at the pulpit

Finally, France and I suggest you take a few minutes to listen to the famous Minuit Chrétiens by Adolphe Adam as sung by France’s dad, Raoul Jobin accompanied by the Les Disciples de Massenet choir.

The recording was made in Montreal in 1954 has become a great classic.

This is our Christmas gift to you all.


8 thoughts on “Our Best Wishes for 2024 and a Christmas Gift for Each and Everyone of you!

  1. June

    Thanks to everyone on the Board for all you do!!
    Merry Christmas to all, and a safe, happy and hug filled 2024. 🤗

  2. Cicily Brewer

    Beautiful voice and music! Thank you, Jacques and France, for this wonderful gift.

  3. Joel Hay

    Thank you St. Paul’s for all that you do and for the immediate support after our fire! The kindness and generosity of our community is unique and as Jacques says, ” … a beautiful place in our hearts”! June – Carly, Juliette and I feel your and the community “hug”. Lois – indeed “a caring and beautiful community”! Merry Christmas! 🙂

  4. Cathy Riviere

    Thank you, Jacques and France for this beautiful gift. It is one of my favorites ! May peace be in all our hearts and may we spread the love to others! Wishing you all a very loving, peaceful, joyful, and healthy Christmas and New Year! We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful and unique loving, caring community and I am forever grateful for that!

    Cathy and John

  5. Jane Campbell McMerty

    Merci Jacques et France pour ce beau cadeau.
    Nous vous souhaitons un joyeux Noel et une bonne 2024!
    Jane and John