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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 3rd  ~ Orders due the Thursday before, 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.

UCW 2021 Church Calendars are now available from the Church Office. These are just $7 (new price!) Stop in and get yours before they are gone.
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Wreath Sale Fundraiser for First United Church – $20 per wreath. Contact Shelley Power (902) 897-9547 or the Church Office (902) 895-8098. Please leave your name, telephone number and order. Orders and payment due (to the Church Office) by November 27th. Delivery on Tuesday, December 1st at First United Church Hall. All proceeds go to the ongoing work of the Church.
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Our Memory Tree ~ This Christmas endeavor proved very meaningful and popular last year. We are inviting anyone wanting to place a star on our Memory Tree to call or drop into see Tracy with the name, photo and donation to the office.
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LAST ORDER BEFORE CHRISTMAS ~ Fundscrip – this is truly one stop shopping! A wide variety of cards available and may be used all across Canada! And its easy too! Place your order one week and pick it up the next! NEXT ORDER: December 1st – cheques and orders due by Friday, November 27th – 12 Noon!! Need more info: contact Tracy in the Church Office (902) 895-8098.

Don’t want to order?? Tracy has cards in the office – $50 denominations for Superstore and Sobeys. Drop in to see her before you go to the store!
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Church Office will be closed from December 24th (noon) until January 4, 2021.
Year end donations may be left with the Office until the 24th; and in the collection plate at any one of our Christmas services.

Christmas Services at First United

Thursday, December 24th
6pm 8pm 10pm

Friday, December 25th
10am

Please chose one service only, and register by December 18th

Children’s Christmas Eve Service will be on line only – it will be pre-recorded and posted on line for Christmas Eve.
Also on line, Under Cathedral Skies – featuring First United Choir. Storytelling by Rev. Valerie in the voice of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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