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"God Lives In Us!"

Coffee Time:     Today, Dec. 2                         Next Week - Dec. 9

                         Terri Macht & Dolly Brown          Ted and Ruth Battler

                         Jerry and Sharon Minler             Betty Guthrie 


Thank You for Your White Gifts!

Please keep them with you in your pews & our kids/youth will pick them up during the service & bring them forward.

Advent Is Here! Baby Pictures & Baby Books Wanted!

Yay! We are having a baby! Yes, regardless of our age or sex, we are all called to make space for the Christ child during this Advent time! So for the next 4 weeks we are going to be living & breathing babies. We would really appreciate it if you could please bring in any baby pictures, or baby books. We will be making a “baby bulletin board” & all baby books will go into our manger & on the communion table. Plus, if you have a “baby story” to share we would love to hear it. Please speak to me.

Don’t forget to pick up your copies of our Worship News as we journey together through this holy Advent time!

Who will you invite to our Christmas Eve service this year? Chat up neighbours, strangers, family & whomever – this is a wonder- filled evening & not to be missed. Start a new tradition in your family!


Welcoming Sunday

Welcoming Sunday is next week, so this is your last chance to join our church in 2018! Are you interested? There is still time! Simply, speak to me after church today, or call me at (519) 537- 7935, ext 22, or email me at:

Attention Movie-Goers 

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.

Nancy Vandenberghe

Text:  519-532-5883

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.

Thank You

I wish to thank Rev. Bonnie, Nancy, fellow choir members, and my church family, for your cards, phone calls, words of comfort and especially for the many prayers, sent my way during my recent journey with breast cancer. Words are hard to come by to describe the comfort that radiates from Christian Love. Prayer creates such a loving, positive feeling,

God Bless all of you.

Thanks fellow choir members for the yummy gift basket.

                                                Jane Andrews.

U.C.W. Christmas Potluck

The U.C.W. will be having their Christmas Potluck on Wed., Dec. 5th at 12 noon in the brown hall. All ladies welcome!!

The Friendship Circle

The evening U.C.W. will have their Christmas meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 5th in the Brown Hall. 

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.


With the help of our DSUC children and youth, our congregation will live out, "Away in a Manger!"

Each Sunday, our DSUC Kids' Choir will sing a verse of Away in a Manger. Please bring the children to the brown hall, downstairs, for 10:10am and we will have a little practice to learn the verse we sing for each Sunday of Advent.

The first Sunday of Advent/Dec. 2nd  this choir sings the first verse of Away in a Manger and will bring forward the manger.

The second Sunday of Advent/Dec. 9th, we are asking the children to dress as animals (sheep, cows, etc.) for the singing of the second verse of Away in a Manger.  We may have some items that could be used for dress-up, at the church. As well, children are invited to bring in a stuffed animal to tuck in the manger.

The third Sunday of Advent/Dec. 16th, The Kids' Choir sings the third verse of Away in a Manger. We invite the children to bring in dolls, from around the world, to tuck in the manger. 

The fourth Sunday of Advent/Dec. 23rd, we will put the entire song together to sing.  Perhaps our congregation will sing with us!

If you have any questions, please speak with Reonn or Nancy.


Nancy, Music Director

50TH Annual Community

Christmas Carol Concert

Sunday, December 9th, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

at Knox Presbyterian Church

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Freewill Offering for Operation Sharing





The Bazaar Committee would like to thank everyone who helped whether you were behind a booth, in the parking lot, in the kitchen or tea room or perhaps couldn’t come but you donated something. We had many good comments about our bazaar. Even though this may be planned by the UCW, it is only with everyone in our congregational family helping that we continually produce such a fantastic bazaar with a reputation of being the best.  

Although there are still some income to come in and some expenses to pay - to date the numbers are:

            Income                         11,141.55

            Expenses                           496.79

            Profit to date                10, 287.41


            Shirley Waugh

Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone for their support and the donations of articles to include in our silent auction. We had some very lovely items up for auction and couldn't do this without everyone's generosity.

            Carol, Sandra and Maureen

Thank You

Our sincere thanks and appreciation for your time and donations to the bazaar "Candy Booth." We are so blessed to have you help us with its success.

            Frances & Sharon

The Bazaar Bake Shop

The Bazaar Bake Shop would like to send a HUGE thank you to all the incredible bakers who took the time to make many delicious "offerings" for our tables.

We had a very good day, but this would not be possible without your donations of home baking.

Once again, sincere thanks and our blessings for a wonderful Advent season.


Gabriel's Trumpet

Marion Baker is putting together the Advent/Christmas Gabriel's Trumpet. Please get your submissions to her as soon as possible.


Your Fundscrip orders are due in today. If you need gift cards for Christmas now is the time to get them.  See the powerpoint for specials.