On Sundays June 19th, July 10th, and August 21, St Philip's hosted Tea and Talk for Ukrainian women and children newly arrived in Canada. As the children play in the gym, the Ukrainian women gather in the Fireside Room to talk over coffee, tea and treats. Volunteers, some from St Philip's and some from Vancouver Helps Ukrainians, lead the children in crafts and boisterous play in the gym and serve the women so they are able to chat in the Fireside Room for a couple of hours while the kids play right across the hall. There is just enough separation, and just enough proximity, for both mothers and children to enjoy their afternoons in total security. The women love it and are keen to come back.
The next gathering is on Sunday, September 25. If you'd like to help with food or serving, contact Suzi Noetzel, or speak to Lorne or a warden.