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Friendly reminder ~ please have your bulletin announcements submitted to the Church Office, in writing, by Thursday mornings at 10 am. Thursdays are Bulletin Day ~ this means limited access to Tracy and the photocopier!!

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Rev. Valerie is requesting assistance from members of the congregation by contacting her (902-324-1615) or the Church Office (902-895-8098) if there is someone they know from the congregation who is ill or in hospital.

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Fundscrip – Do you shop at Sobeys? Buy gas at Canadian Tire? Dine out? You could be buying Fundscrip Gift Cards from the church to help us raise funds for ongoing programming (and to help pay the bills!) You pay the face value of the card and we get a discount. It costs you nothing extra, but really helps us out! Order forms are available at the back of the church and the church office.  Place your order one week and pick it up the next!

ORDERS are placed on the first Tuesday of each month.  

Next Order:  November 5th ~ Orders due by Thursday, October 31st – 12  Noon!!   Need more info?  Call Tracy in the Church Office – 902-895-8098.

Don’t want to order?  Purchase cards directly from the Church Office – Sobeys, and Superstore!!  $50 denominations.

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The Food Bank Sunday is last Sunday of the month.   Please remember those in our community who are less fortunate, and give as you can. Items always in need are canned meats & milk, soups, cereals, beans, macaroni, juices, tea and coffee.  Non perishable items may be left in the Food Bank box any Sunday of the month.

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Change for Change is held the first Sunday of each month (except July & August).  Our Sunday School students collect your pocket change during the service and the money supports a scholarship for girls in Guatemala.

Tellers for October: Eleanor Norrie, John Mumford, Graham Mumford and Krista McNutt
Ushers for October: Carolyn Emanuel, Avon Cox, George Vacheresse, Judy Langille, and Ken Niles
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Spiritual Growth through Film ~ the 2019 Fall Films have been chosen and are now on the website. Join us on Tuesdays this Fall (10am) in the Parlour to enjoy films on the big screen, at no cost and a short discussion to follow about the meaning behind the film. Hope to see you there!
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FALL BIBLICAL LITERATURE STUDY ~ Wednesdays at 10am we welcome everyone to a study of the Gospel of John. This Gospel has been described as a stream In which a child can wade and an elephant can swim. There are “riddles” here so complex that after 2000 years even the best minds cannot Agree to the meaning. Over the summer you are encouraged to read through the Gospel of John ( in any version) and the Letters of I, II, III John
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7th Annual Fall/Christmas Craft Market ~ First United Church Memorial Hall – Saturday, October 26th ~ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Delicious Lunch Menu 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Bake Sale – Large Variety of Craft Items – Something for everyone. All who are able, we would appreciate your donations to our pantry / bake table. For further information contact Ann MacCormack (902) 895-6936 or Linda Bennett (902) 895-4571 or the church office. Come one and all, and bring a friend or two. Thank you!
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Climate Change, Creation and Faith ~ A monthly ‘lunch and learn’ series about what is happening in our world and the role we play, led by Valerie Kingsbury and Chris Bowman. Based on “Climate Change – ProFuture Faith” by Rev. Michael Dowd. November 3rd; December 1st; January 5th; February 2nd; March 2nd, April 5th; May 3rd and June 7th 12 Noon – 1:30 pm in Memorial Hall of First United Church.
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Climate Crisis: What’s Faith Got to Do With It? Friday, November 1st 3pm – Saturday, November 2nd 4:30pm Tatamagouche Centre
This event is for United Church folks who want to be engaged in action for climate justice from a faith perspective. Mardi Tindal, former Moderator and National Mentor to “Faithful Footprints”, a program helping faith groups reduce their carbon impact, will be present to deepen our explorations of the “why?” and the “how?” for individuals and faith groups who want to engage in climate action. Cost is $80 per person (or pay what you can) – includes meals. To register, go to www.tatacentre.ca/climate-crisis-whats-faith-got-to-do-with-it/

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