Weekly News December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018 - 1st Sunday in Advent

Today we light the first candle - the Candle of Hope

Note:  December 2nd is Food Bank Sunday


The Week Ahead

Sunday, December 2nd:  

  • 11 am worship - communion and the lighting of the first candle
  • 11 am Sunday School (children will receive their parts for the upcoming White Gift Service)
  • 7 pm - Christmas Lights Service 

Monday, December 3rd - UCW Christmas Dinner

Thursday, December 6th - 10 am Prayer Group

Saturday, December 8th:

  • 8 am to 10 am - Breakfast with Santa ($10 for adults; $5 for children)
  • 10 am - Practice for White Gift Service

Sunday, December 9th - 11 am White Gift Service

 

Candle of Hope

Christmas Light Service 2018

Please join us at First United Church in Mount Pearl on Sunday, December 2nd at 7 pm for our annual UCW Christmas Lights Service ‘Symbols of Christmas - Let the Christmas Light Shine Among You’ . We are sure your hearts will be warmed and enlightened by this beautiful spiritual service.

Everyone welcome!


 

Worship Schedule for December

December 2nd 11 am - First Sunday of Advent and Food Bank Sunday
December 2nd 7 pm - UCW Christmas Lights Service
December 9th 11 am - White Gift Service – 2nd Sunday of Advent
December 16th 11 am - Regular Worship - 3rd Sunday of Advent
December 16th 7 pm - Vesper Service
December 23rd 11 am - Senior Choir – 4th Sunday of Advent
December 24th 4 pm - Family Christmas Eve Service
December 24th 7 pm - Christmas Eve Service
December 30th 11 am - Baptism

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 8th from 8 to 10 am

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

We will be serving pancakes, toast, eggs, hash browns and sausages. Santa will make a special appearance.

 


 

Seniors Christmas Party

OUR SENIOR CHRISTMAS DINNER will be held on Sunday, December 16th at 5 pm

(for seniors 70 years and over)

Reserve Your Place by December 11th
call the church office (368-2194)

Sunday SchoolNotice - Sunday School

During Sunday School on December 2, the children will be receiving their parts for the upcoming White Gift Service.  They will also be practicing the special music for that service.  

There will also be a full practice after the Breakfast with Santa on December 8th.

UCW Corner 

Members:  CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SERVICE choir practice -  December 1st at 10:00 am.  

Members:  Our Christmas dinner is on December 3rd., 6;00 to eat at 6:30pm. The cost of the dinner is $15.00. Please remember to bring your secret sister gift or a gift for exchange. The cost is about $20.00.

Book Club - December 19th:  The Book for December is ‘One for the Rock’ by Kevin Major. We will be going out to a restaurant on December 19th for this meeting. Please contact Pam if you plan to attend so we can pre-order.

QuiltQUILTING GROUP -December 3rd:
Next meeting for the Quilting group is tomorrow night, December 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. The Christmas get-together is tentatively scheduled for December 10th in Trinity Hall.

The Quilt Group donated 2 quilts this Fall to be used as a fund raiser.  Tickets are available at any First United Church function or by calling the church at 368-2194, and will be drawn at the Breakfast with Santa on December 8th.

MEN’S CLUB NEWS

The Men's Club will be holding its Christmas function on December 11th in Trinity Hall. The menu is Chinese food at a cost of $15 per person. Details and tickets are available from Harold Sinyard or Gary Gosse. The deadline for ticket purchase is December 2nd. All  members of the congregation are welcome!

Upcoming at First United

Dec
13
Thu
10:00 am Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prayer Group at First United Thursday Mornings 10 am First United offers a prayer group on Thursday Mornings at 10 am (approximately 1 hour). We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. There is
Dec
16
Sun
5:00 pm Seniors Dinner @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Seniors Dinner @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our Senior Christmas Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 16th at 5 pm for seniors 70 years old and over.  To reserve a place, please call the church office at 368-2194 by December 11th.  
Dec
19
Wed
6:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We will be discussing the book ‘One for the Rock’ by Kevin Major for December month.  We will be going out to a restaurant for this meeting.  Please contact Pam if you plan to attend so we can pre-order.  
Dec
20
Thu
10:00 am Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prayer Group at First United Thursday Mornings 10 am First United offers a prayer group on Thursday Mornings at 10 am (approximately 1 hour). We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. There is
Dec
27
Thu
10:00 am Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prayer Group at First United Thursday Mornings 10 am First United offers a prayer group on Thursday Mornings at 10 am (approximately 1 hour). We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. There is
Dec
30
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Building Fund Sunday  The last Sunday of the month has been designated as Building Fund Sunday. Envelopes are available in the church pews if you would like to make a contribution. Thank you for your continued support.
Jan
3
Thu
10:00 am Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prayer Group at First United Thursday Mornings 10 am First United offers a prayer group on Thursday Mornings at 10 am (approximately 1 hour). We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. There is
Jan
6
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary | Mount Pearl | Newfoundland and Labrador | Canada
Food Bank Sunday at First United Church: The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Bank Sunday. All donations go to Bridges to Hope. Members of the congregation are asked to bring along any non-perishable food items
Jan
10
Thu
10:00 am Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prayer Group at First United Thursday Mornings 10 am First United offers a prayer group on Thursday Mornings at 10 am (approximately 1 hour). We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. There is
Jan
17
Thu
10:00 am Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prayer Group at First United Thursday Mornings 10 am First United offers a prayer group on Thursday Mornings at 10 am (approximately 1 hour). We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. There is

Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - December 2nd: The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Bank Sunday. Members of the congregation are asked to bring along any non-perishable food items and place them in the bin in the church vestibule. Envelopes are also available in the church pews if you would like to make a contribution. You can also visit their website, www.bridgestohope.ca, to make a donation online.

Building Fund Sunday - December 30th: The last Sunday of the month has been designated as Building Fund Sunday. Envelopes are available in the church pews if you would like to make a contribution. Thank you for your continued support.

2018 WEEKLY BULLETIN DEDICATIONS: If you would like to dedicate a bulletin in 2018 in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special event, please fill your name and phone number on the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board in the vestibule or call the church office at 368-2194.

Beverage Container Recycling

Reminder:  Our Youth Group (SNAC) collects beverage containers for recycling. Here’s what can be recycled: aluminum can; plastic containers; glass bottles; steel cans; drink boxes (tetra); mini sips (drink pouches) etc. Please wash out all bottles and remove all caps. This is a great fundraiser for the youth.  Thanks for your support


United Church of Canada

Updates - Regional and National

Gifts with Vision logoGIFTS WITH VISION CATALOGUE– MISSION AND SERVICE: Please consider choosing a special gift this Christmas Season!! Gifts with Vision is an additional way to support the work of the United Church of Canada’s Mission & Service partners in Canada, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East. Bring hope and healing through Gifts with Vision. Catalogues are available at the church or visit the website:  https://www.giftswithvision.ca/

Christmas Sale, THE UNITED CHURCH BOOKSTORE, December 3rd to 7th:  THE UNITED CHURCH BOOKSTORE is having its Christmas Sale from December 3rd to 7th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Great gift ideas, e.g. beautiful Christmas placemats, wooden Christmas ornaments. Discounts offered and refreshments served.

VOLUNTEER REQUEST – UNITED CHURCH BOOKSTORE: The United Church Bookstore is planning on conducting inventory the week of December 17th -21st. If there is anyone who has a free hour or so to donate, please contact Leona Laundry at the Bookstore at 754-0386.


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