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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, July 5th ~ Orders due Thursday, June 30th 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.

Summer office hours  . . . Tuesdays – Fridays, 8:30 am -12:30 pm for June, July and August. Please note the office will be closed on Mondays throughout the summer ~ these are vacation days for Tracy.
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Our Summer Lunchtime Concerts are back – beginning Wednesday, July 6th and every Wednesday in July and August – in the Church Sanctuary at 12:15 pm. Bring your lunch and sit a spell. Admission is free – however donations are graciously accepted to the church music programming. July 6th – Rising Star Showcase with the students of Brenna Conrad.
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As you may be aware, Stagecoach North has been operating out of our church gym on Saturdays, offering weekly performing arts classes for children in our community ages 4-16. Stagecoach offers First United a scholarship for each term of the program (8-10 weeks) which covers tuition for a participant in the program. If this is of interest to your family for this fall (tentatively beginning September 17), please contact the church office with the child’s name, family contact information and a brief statement of interest in the program. Applications for the scholarship for the fall term will be accepted until July 20th, 2022.

For more information on Stagecoach, please visit stagecoachschools.ca/truro
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Mark your calendar – Saturday, September 17th – Fall Yard Sale!  No clothing, no books and working electronics only please.  Items can be dropped off the week before.

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