Author Archives: Nicole Grieve
About Nicole GrieveI’m a Parish Administrator serving The Church of Saint Bartholomew in Sarnia, Ontario. Besides serving such a wonderful parish, I love spending time with my family, coffee, and serving in children’s ministry.
Busy? Exhausted? A message from The Community’s friendly parish administrator: “we’re still here, and our door is always open.” Continue reading
So then, how do I show gratitude? How can I show someone how much I appreciate what they have done for me? Is it enough to just say thank you? Is it enough to only reciprocate? Have I done my part in communicating this clearly? Continue reading
I was born January 15, 1986, 13 weeks premature. Like most premature babies I had underdeveloped lungs and was required to be put on a vent. Another common trauma faced by many preemies are brain bleeds. I was no exception, and suffered a significant bleed in the right hemisphere of the brain. Continue reading
This person certainly didn’t need to give me such a compliment. They could just as easily have taken what they needed, and left the office. Later, I paused to think about what they had said, and one word came to mind: kindness. Continue reading
All of these things put together tell the story of your parish. And just like the best dessert, the smallest things make the biggest impact. Continue reading
Our role is varied. We do everything from the weekly bulletin and answering phone calls and e-mails, to lending an ear when it’s needed, reassuring a stressed out bride, and sometimes, comforting somebody when they have lost a loved one. It is our job to be able to anticipate the needs of others before they ask, or sometimes even before they are aware they need it! Continue reading