"God Lives In Us!"
ANNOUNCEMENTS - NOVEMBER 18, 2018
Coffee Time: Today, Nov. 18 Next Week - Nov. 25
Janice Pullin Frances & Lesley Pawsey
Rosemary Vanderhoeven Jim & Ginny Stoakley
Gloria Aspden & family
Advent Is Just Around the Corner!
I know it’s a bit breathtaking but the season of Advent will soon be upon us! Our First Sunday of Advent is December 2nd. which will be will be White Gift Sunday, as we need to make sure our gifts are available for the Christmas Place which begins that following week. Please bring your ‘white gifts”- gifts for children or any age group so that all may be blessed by the joy of giving as we begin our journey through this holy time! We will also be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion on our first Sunday of Advent.
Are you interested (or even a little bit intrigued!) by the possibility of joining our faith community? We often have a Welcoming Sunday service in late fall or early winter, so if you would like to explore this idea further, please speak to me after church one day, or call me at (519) 537- 7935, ext 22, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disking has started on Mondays from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Come and join in the fun.
We are so blessed this morning as Nancy Vandenberghe, our gifted Director of Music & Wings of Hope Coordinator, will be preaching and “breaking open the Word”. As most of us are aware, Nancy is currently in discernment & will soon be on the path to become a Designated Lay Minister in Training in the United Church of Canada. Yay Nancy! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reflections with us this morning & blessings on the journey! You are always in our hearts & prayers!
Hello Church Friends! - This is the last week!
Pastoral Care has a fun game for everyone to participate in for the next few weeks :) We are asking if you can recognize our church friends who are not able to come to church every week but are still very much a member of our church family. Fill out the piece of paper and drop it into the container provided on the table by the side entrance. Pastoral Care team will pick the entry with the most correct answers and they will win a prize! Be sure to add your name to the paper so you have a chance to win.
This is so much FUN!! Thanks for playing. If you want to get to know our church family even better please talk to Kelly or Jenny about joining our team.
Pastoral Care and Membership Team
We have many folks, in our congregation, who enjoy going to the movies. If you see a movie you would like to attend, there may be others who would be happy to join you. I would like to create a movie-goers call list with names and phone numbers of people who might be interested in connecting with one another to share an evening, at the movies.
Please speak with me, email or text, to provide your name/phone number and I will create the list. Once completed, I will get copies to the folks interested in participating.
Cinderella isn’t the only one dressing up for the bazaar! Our NU2U booth is going posh this year too! We’ve been blessed with large, quality, downsizing donations and have already received some very special items for you ... most especially an amazing collection of Dicken’s Christmas houses ... collect one or more for your own Christmas and know they are nice enough for gift giving too. You might want to ... you will want to ... tuck some extra money in your wallet ... for all the treats in store! To make room for all these new to you items ... consider donating some of your own!!! Receiving from Sunday the 18th after service. Your NU2U team.
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We are again having a Silent Auction table. If you are associated with a business that would be willing to make a donation of a new item or gift certificate to the auction please contact Carol Corkish (519-537-8240) ASAP
Cheese Balls - Plain - Parsley Covered - Pecan Covered
If you would like Cheese Balls this year please order yours now on the sheet by the parking lot door. $6.00 ea. They will also be available at the Cinderella and Friends Tea & Bazaar on Wednesday, November 21st.
A Message From The Bazaar Bake Shop
Hello Bakers - Bazaar is only a few days away and we hope you have been baking "up a storm". We will be making up the 'variety trays' of goodies and pricing baking the afternoon before the bazaar so we would be grateful if you could bring your baking to the church by noon on Tues. Nov. 20th.
Don't forget, we are happy to accept baking up until noon the day of the bazaar. Let's make this years "Bake Shop" another successful one!!! Thanks in advance from "The Bake Shop Ladies"
If you are donating books for the Bazaar, please bring them to church on Sunday, November 18th. After the service, please bring them down to the Book Room (Nursery) in the brown hall. There will also be a few other soft things to join you during your reading time.
Donations to the sewing/knitting booth may be turned in after church on the 18th of November. If you would give us a suggested selling price on your items, it would be a great assistance to us. The Committee will be setting up the booth downstairs on that day. Than you for your support. Ruth, Louise, Doris and Mary Ellen.
It is that time of the year we will be gathering up donations for Argus House in Cambridge. Items such as school supplies and personal care items are needed, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, lotions, colognes, games, books, puzzles, socks, pj's, anything suitable for teens. There will be a box in the front hall by the coats to put items in and if you have any questions speak to Jenny.
Pies R” Us
are making Beef Pies on November 28th. There is a sign up
sheet on the bulletin board to order these delicious items.
Gifts With A Vision
The new Gifts with Vision catalogue is ready to help you make a difference in the world. They are in the rack outside of Bonnie's office.
Missing Cake Pan
The kitchen is missing a 24" x 24" cake pan.
If someone borrowed it , could you return
it to the kitchen as soon as possible.
It is required for the Bazaar.
The Christmas Place
It will take place on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. Dec. 4 ,5, 6 from 9 a.m. -
8 p.m. - with Children's Day (ages 3-16) on Sat., Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
We are looking for donations of new toys, clothes, socks, underwear and gifts suitable for babies to teen; Moms, Dads (gifts for men and teen boys remain our biggest shortfall) and Grandparents. Items can be dropped off after November 19th at the Peel Street entrance of College Ave. United Church - Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Charitable receipts will be issued for Cash/Cheques and Gift Cards.
For those who would like to volunteer please contact Heather Wilks (519) 539-3627. For high school students it is a great way to collect community hours.
Invitations to the Christmas Place are available from the minister.