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Archives for: December 2017 (7 posts)
My Best Christmas Memory
December 23, 2017 @ 6:32 AM by: Richard Steinecke

One of my very best Christmas memories took place when my daughters were teenagers. At a concert we heard a moving presentation about the work done by a charity for teenage women caught up in human trafficking. Our daughters were devastated by the ... [read full post]


Rationing
December 17, 2017 @ 7:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke

What do you do when you have 40 cartons of milk to distribute to 100 families? How about 16 dozen eggs? (You can cut the egg cartons in half to give you 32, but that does not solve the problem.) Staff at Oasis have spent hours discussing how to be ... [read full post]


We are Grateful
December 12, 2017 @ 9:33 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Oasis thrives because of the generosity of the broader community. Many churches, organizations and individuals donate to Oasis throughout the year and we could not survive without them. We received valuable grants from all three levels of governme ... [read full post]


Sublimely Divine
December 11, 2017 @ 8:55 AM by: Richard Steinecke

High church for a street level cause. St. Anne’s Anglican Church is definitely a high church. Its majestic building is a heritage site with a huge, domed ceiling and artwork by three of the group of seven painters. One feels goose bumps ente ... [read full post]


Loss
December 9, 2017 @ 2:40 PM by: Richard Steinecke

One of the costs of joining a new community is having to deal with loss. Some of our community members just disappear, often without warning. However, many of them return with tales to tell. Sometimes community members tell us they are moving to n ... [read full post]


Cantate
December 8, 2017 @ 8:13 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The invitation came as a complete surprise. “Would Oasis be willing to be one of the beneficiaries of our fund-raising Christmas Cantate?” St. Anne’s had long dropped off food drive donations. And every Ash Wednesday we welcomed ... [read full post]


Sharing, Singing and Sashaying
December 3, 2017 @ 3:24 PM by: Richard Steinecke

What a weekend! It started off with our Volunteer Recruitment Conference where local agencies shared their mission and strategies for recruiting volunteers.‎ The best part of the conference, however, was networking with the other agencies abou ... [read full post]



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