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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:  September 3rd~ Orders due by Thursday, August 29th – 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.

Please note ~ the office has returned to regular hours ~ Monday to Friday 8:30 – 12pm and 1:00 – 3:30pm.

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Tellers for September: Sonya Law, Lisa Amiro and Krista McNutt
Ushers for September: Evelyn Sutherland, Kenny Niles, Greg Allan and Judy Langille
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Change for Change starts this Sunday. Our money will now be going to The New Hope Foundation Secondary School in Rabinal, Guatemala.

This school developed through the determination of survivors of the genocide of Indigenous People, and particularly one man named Jesus Tecu Osorio whose family and most of the people in his village were massacred when he was 11 years old, in 1982. The school teaches the local culture and language and history of the Indigenous People (the Maya Achi), as well as “regular” academics.

Our “Change for Change” will assist three girls to complete their high school studies by providing three bursaries of $400. Canadian annually for three years.”
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Lead With Your Heart – Annual Coffee House, September 18th, 7pm First United Memorial Hall. Free will offering. All are welcome.

Spiritual Growth through Film ~ the 2019 Fall Films have been chosen and are now on the website. Join us on Tuesdays this Fall 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. Starting on Tuesday, September 24th at 10am. Hope to see you there!
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FALL BIBLICAL LITERATURE STUDY ~ Beginning Wednesday, September 25th 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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People who have seen Cadence in concert rave that their performance is “the most entertaining live show I have ever seen”. Cadence, Canada’s premiere vocal group and three-time Juno award nominee, is returning to First United Church, Truro, on Sunday, September 22nd at 3:00 pm for an a cappella showcase of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and just plain fun. Advance tickets are only $20 ($5 students) and they are available from the church office; tickets at the door will be $25. One listen and you will agree; instruments are for surgeons.
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The Stewardship Committee will be hosting a French Toast Breakfast in Memorial Hall on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 from 8:30am to 10:30am. Tickets available after church or from the church office. $10 for adults $7 for children 12 and under. Limit of 100 tickets available. Come and enjoy a nice breakfast and friendship before church. The breakfast is open to the public.
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Sunday Workshop at First United on October 6th 11:30 – 1pm, lunch provided. The Apostle Paul meets a secular world. What do we know about Paul? Did he convert to Christianity? What really happened on the Damascus Road? Come and join the discussion, these questions and more!

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