Announcements

Updated:  January 15, 2018

Be sure to check our Calendar for “Events of the Week”

 

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:  February 6th, 2018.  Orders due by Thursday, February 1st ~ 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 student collect your pocket change during the service and the money is sent to a school in Haiti.

 

The UCW are now selling 2018 Church Calendars. $5 each. Available from the Church Office.
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2018 Church Envelopes ~ If you are able to help by delivering someone envelopes, please do so.
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Sisters in Spirit pins are here ~  $10 ~ Proceeds go to Transition House, Truro.
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Gift Cards ~ the church office currently has the following gift cards for sale: Superstore ($50 & $25) and Walmart ($25). I will be ordering Tim Horton’s ($25) with the next order.

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The Nominating Committee invites the Congregation to volunteer (themselves) or submit names for consideration to fill upcoming vacancies on Council and Committees. Please contact: Ann MacCormack (902) 895-6936 or Judy Hickman (902) 893-2878.
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2018 Film Group ~ Tuesday, January 16th at 10:30 am. “Creation” How Darwin saw our world and changed it forever. One of the best films ever made on his life and ideas that have reshaped society.
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Games Anyone? Take a break from your screens, enjoy a fun time with classic and new board games for all ages. Drop in Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm. (Storm date January 27th) Come to the First United Church Memorial Hall for a couple of hours of board games and snacks to ward off the winter chill. $2.00 per person, an inexpensive way to spend some time with friends and family.  All children under the age of 13 must be chaperoned.

Anyone with extra board games or decks of cards please drop them off at the office.
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The Handbell Ensemble is hoping to get new music stand lights, which will provide much more light, are supposed to last 100,000 hours and don’t need to be plugged in for performance. We need nine lights at $90 apiece and the ringers themselves are helping to offset these costs. If you’d like to make a donation (for which you can receive a tax receipt) please see Tracy in the office. Thanks for considering supporting this project.