For one week in December during the Acadia University exam period, St. John’s became a Pop-up Study Café. Tables, chairs and study lamps were set up at the back of the church and in the multi-purpose room, the coffee pot was readied, and volunteers stocked the kitchen with snacks. The warm welcome they received, coupled with homemade goodies, hit a chord with students who were missing the feeling of home. Whenever they took a break, students were happy to talk with St. John’s volunteer hosts - about the church building, their program of study, and their home communities.
The study café resonated with the wider community as well. Several people stopped by to see what was going on and expressed enthusiasm and support for the student outreach. There were enough signs of encouragement to try this again!
Our thanks to all who supported this great event, including the volunteers and Karen, one of our wardens!
This parish is located in Mi'kma'ki, the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq people. This territory is covered by the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship" which Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1775.