Weekly News January 12, 2020
Stephen Thistle - 100th Birthday
From all of us at First United, Happy Birthday
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
JANUARY 20th – 24th, 2020 THEME:
THEY SHOWED US UNUSUAL KINDNESS
Schedule of Services Mount Pearl Area
Monday, January 20th 10 am - Church of the Good Shepherd
Tuesday, January 21st 10 am - Park Avenue Pentecostal
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd 7:30 pm - Mary Queen of the World
*A free-will offering will be collected for St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank that serves the Mount Pearl area.
Thursday, Jan. 23rd 10 am - First United Church
Friday, January 24th 10 am - Parish of the Ascension
Refreshments will be served after each service. In case of inclement weather, a decision will be made by the host church by 8:30 a.m.
New Board Members Needed
It is almost at the end of the term for several members currently serving on the Board here at First United. If you are interested in serving on the board or serving on a committee, please let Rev. Ian or Joan Winsor know.
Official Board of First United
The following is a breakdown of the Official Board of First United Church Mount Pearl. A more detailed breakdown is provided in the Constitution. (A copy of the Constitution is available at the church office)
Chairperson: The duty of the chairperson shall be to preside at meetings, to preserve order, to take the vote and to announce the decisions of the Official Board.
Secretary: The duty of the secretary is to keep records of proceedings, to conduct correspondence and to preserve all documents.
Treasurer: The treasurer shall be responsible for keeping proper books of accounts and accounting records with respect to all financial transactions of the congregation.
Stewardship Committee: The duties of the Stewardship Committee are - to be responsible for the overall stewardship level of the congregation so that its full financial potential can be realized, to set and monitor budgets, bring reports to the board and annual meeting.
Christian Development Committee: The duties of the CD Committee are - responsibility for planning the CD program and to provide leadership for all programs and groups in the congregation.
Property Committee: The duties of the committee are to care for and ensure that an adequate maintenance program is carried out for all church property.
Membership & Social Outreach: The duties of this committee are - to initiate and implement social outreach programs for the church, to initiate programs for inactive members, non-adherents and to encourage new membership.
Worship Committee: The duties of this committee are - to work closely with the minister. They look after all aspects of evangelism in the church, ushers, communion, baptism, choirs and pulpit supply in the minister’s absence.
Ministry & Personnel Committee: The duties of this committee are - to provide a consultative and supportive agency for the staff of the church and for members and adherents of the congregation, review working conditions, remuneration for the staff and report back to the board.
2019 ANNUAL REPORT:
As it is time again to put together our Annual Report, we are asking that persons responsible for Committee reports to submit by February 2nd, 2020. Thanking you in advance.
QUILTING GROUP: The next meeting for the Quilting Group is scheduled for January 20th at 7:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.
MEN’S CLUB: As some of you are aware, the Men’s Fellowship Club’s first meeting of the new year is rescheduled for this Tuesday, January 14th at 6:30 pm with a potluck supper. All men are welcome!
UCW: The UCW will hold its first meeting for the new year on Monday, January 13th at 7:30 pm in Trinity Hall. Please remember to bring your donations of personal care items. New members are always welcome!
2020 WEEKLY BULLETIN DEDICATIONS: If you would like to dedicate a bulletin in 2020 in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special event, please put your name and phone number for a specific date on the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board in the vestibule or call the church office at 368-2194.
Building Fund Sunday - January 26th: 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.
Beverage Container Recycling
DOING CHRISTMAS CLEANING?
Great opportunity to support our Youth Group Beverage Container Recycling: Our Youth Group collects beverage containers for recycling. If you would like to drop off your beverage recycling at the church, 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 before dropping them off.)
Please note: we are requesting beverage containers only!
From SNAC to all those who participate - Thank you for your support!