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Today's promise ...

Today's photo of beauty was taken by David looking out from House of Dove.  God's promise.

 

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Retirement Planning - Learning, Listening and Creative Fun

Looking ahead and planning ... that is what this Retreat was all about.  Coming to this retreat were those who are retired as well as those who are thinking ahead to retirement.  With the leadership of Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine there was time for listening, sharing, and soul searching as each looked at this new stage in life. 

 

Listening to God ...

Who will you be? 

What will give meaning to your life in the years ahead ...

which may be 30 or more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time for Worship

 

 

One of the free time actvities - Watercolours with Debbie Ellis

 

 

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Fall cleanup in the gardens

Today was a beautiful fall day and our volunteer gardeners were once again busy at work.  Cleaning up the kitchen garden was the first thing on the list.  Once tackled, it was off to plant bulbs which will be so appreciated and bring many smiles next spring.  What would we do without this group of talented, energetic and dedicated volunteers.  Thank you!

 

Cleaning up the Kitchen Gardens at Crieff

     

 

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Celebrate Fall ....Fall Retreats and Fall Colours

Leaves remind us to just "Let Go".....


"Next time you are out for a walk, look for a leaf.
When you see one that is just for you,
take it in your hand.
Imagine it's journey -
first clinging to its home in the tree,
than a slow descent as the right time comes,
a resting on the ground.
Appreciate the leaf in your hand.
And let it be your teacher.
Let it invite you to unclutter,
surrender, let go, simplify.
What is the one thing leaf-like thing you can do today?
Is it something you will give away? A clutter to de-clutter?
Is it something you will relinquish - a thought, a mood, a bitterness?
What needs to be let go today?
Let the leaf be your guide."
- Janice MacLean, the Prayer Bench

 

If you are looking for a fall retreat there is still space in our Women's Retreat at Crieff Hills on Nov. 10-12 on "Living a Life of Prayer."
You are also welcome to join a wonderful one day retreat on Nov. 13 called "A Taste of Jubilee" or just come out to Crieff on your own some day and enjoy the fall colours on the trails.

 

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Great Manna Day with Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald

Thank you Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald for leading today's Manna Day.  It was a time of fellowship and much learning.   A great day! 

 

Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald

 

Thank you as well to Rev. Scott Sinclair for leading us in worship and song.

Stuart and Scott

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A Morning for the Birds

The sun was shining on Saturday for our fall Bird Banding event.

 

Thanks to all who joined us and especially to bird bander, Brian Pomfret and family!

 

   
                                       Northern Flicker (photo credit Katy Kolkman)

 

Birds Banded:

6 Field Sparrows

5 Black Capped Chickadees

1 Chipping Sparrow

1 Ruby Crowned Kinglet

1 Northern Flicker

 

Birds Observed:

Northern Harrier

Cedar Waxwings

 

Butterflies:

9 Clouded Sulphur

2 Cabbage White

1 Painted Lady

1 Orange Sulphur

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On the way to the Office...

You never know who you might meet on the way to the office...I found this amphibian resting on top of the lamp post!
                                

 

Nature lovers please join us this Saturday morning, September 30th for BIRD BANDING AND FALL HIKES!

Join Certified Bird Bander, Brian Pomfret, for a close up look at the birds. Drop by anytime during the morning (8:30am until noon).
Bring the whole family! There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available.
Hope to see you there!
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Monday Morning Sunrise at Crieff Hills


 

Today begins in beauty.... a view of the dawn sky gracing the field at Crieff Hills and a look down the road at a bright orange sun emerging.
If you like to get up with the birds please join us next Saturday, September 30 for our fall Bird Banding!  Drop by anytime after 8:30 to see birds being banded and released, and enjoy a hike on the trails.

“There’s a sunrise
and a sunset
every single day,
and they’re absolutely free.
Don’t miss so many of them.”
– Jo Walton
   

 

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Maclean Hall Garden for Pollinators

Maclean Hall has a new garden this fall!
Plants that provide food for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators greet guests as they enter the office.  Enjoy the photos below of some of the beautiful blooms by the wall facing the parking area.

Special thanks to our wonderful volunteer gardeners and the support of TD Friends of the Environment.

 

 
   

 

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October Manna Day - Thursday October 12th 2017

What the Reformation can teach us about Change

Thursday October 12th 2017

10:30 - 3:00

Under the Leadership of Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald

Cost: $22.00 per person (includes lunch) and payable at the door

Call to register  1-800-884-1525

 

Join us for a day of learning about change with Stuart Macdonald!

 

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