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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:  Tuesday, October 4th ~ Orders due Thursday, September 29th by 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.

The Film Group extends an invitation to folks in the congregation to join us on Tuesday, October 11th at 10:30am for All Quiet on the Western Front ~ Part 1

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Families with young children: Save the date!
What: Food, fun & looking to the future!
When: Thursday, October 20th, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Church Hall
Parents/Guardians, please stay tuned! More details to follow!

Adults: All welcome!
What: Conversation with Rev. Cath about Faith Formation at First: past, present and future!
When: Wednesday, September 28th , 10:30-11: 45am
Where: Church Parlour
Please call Tracy in the Church Office at 902-895-8098 by Tuesday noon, September 27th, if you plan to attend.

Adults: All welcome!
What: The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings, a six sessions Faith Formation program based on John Philip Newell’s book of the same title and the imagery, elements and wisdom of our Celtic forebears in faith.

When: Wednesdays, October 5th , 12th , 19th , November 2nd , 9th , 16th , 10:30-11:45am
Where: Church Parlour
Please call Tracy in the Church Office at 902-895-8098 by Wednesday end of day, September 28th if you plan to attend. Please call Rev. Cath at the same phone number or email her at cathie@firstunitedtruro.ca
with any questions you may wish to ask.

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Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm, Edward Enman, piano, and India Gailey, cello, in concert at First United Church.

Join Edward and India on their Maritime CD release tour stop in Truro. Edward Enman, originally from Nova Scotia, is a pianist and composer whose music warmly embraces storytelling, multi-media, collaboration, and innovative performance experiences. India Gailey is an American Canadian cellist / improviser / composer / multidisciplinary artist who draws from many eras and genres, most often creating in the realms of classical and experimental music. Tickets $20 ($5 students), available at the First United Church office and at the door. Sponsored by the Music and Concert Committee of First United Church.

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Saturday, October 15, 7pm – Join the Cantabile Choirs for a classical music showcase including a performance of Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. The Cantabile Singers, Cantabile Children’s Choirs, Calliope Vocal Ensemble, and special guest organist Wayne Rogers will offer a variety of music that will inspire and delight. Tickets $20 ($5 students), available from choristers, from the First United Church office (weekdays) and Stickworks booth, Truro Farmers Market (Saturdays).

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Friday, November 4, 7:30pm – The Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir returns to Truro for the first time in a decade. This program will feature singers from coast to coast to coast performing an all-Canadian program. Advance tickets are $25, available from the First United Church office. The Canadian Chamber Choir’s other NS concerts are selling out quickly, so get your tickets early to avoid missing out!