Weekly News January 13, 2019

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18h to 25th

"Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue"

Mount Pearl Area Services

  • Monday, January 21st, 10 am - Church of the Ascension
  • Tuesday, January 22nd, 10 am - Solid Rock
  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:30 pm - First United
  • Thursday, January 24th, 10 am - Park Avenue Pentecostal
  • Friday, January 25th, 10 am Church of the Good Shepherd

There will be a cup of tea after every service. 
In case of inclement weather, a decision will be made at least two hours prior to service time.

Worship Service

Sunday, January 20th 3 pm - St. James United Church

Also celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ... St. John's and Area Council of Church's worship service 3pm Sunday January 20 at St. James United Church (330 Elizabeth Ave).  Rev. Faith March-MacCuish will be speaking on our theme, "Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue" (Deut. 16:20). The offering at this service will support L'Arche Avalon. 

May Christ bind us together is this visible act of corporate worship.

USHERS NEEDED: We are looking for volunteers to serve on our ushering teams. As a team member, you are asked to usher twice a year. If you are available to serve, please contact Madeline Rideout, Joan Winsor or the church office.

UCW: The first UCW meeting for 2019 will be held on January 14th at 7:30 pm in Trinity Hall. New members are always welcome!

QUILTING GROUP: The next meeting of the Quilting Group is Monday, January 21st at 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room.

BOOK CLUB: The first meeting for the new year will be held on Wednesday, January 30th at 7 pm in Trinity Hall. Book for the month is ‘Catching the Wind’ by Melanie Dobson.

Upcoming Events

Jan
21
Mon
7:30 pm Quilting Group @ Multi-Purpose Room, First United Church
Quilting Group @ Multi-Purpose Room, First United Church
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
QUILTING GROUP: The meetings of the Quilting Group for this month are Monday, January 7th and Monday, January 21st at 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room.
Jan
24
Thu
10:00 am Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jan 24 @ 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
27
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jan 27 @ 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
30
Wed
7:00 pm Book Club @ Trinity Hall, First United Church
Book Club @ Trinity Hall, First United Church
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BOOK CLUB: The first meeting for the new year will be held on Wednesday, January 30th at 7 pm in Trinity Hall. Book for the month is ‘Catching the Wind’ by Melanie Dobson.
Jan
31
Thu
10:00 am Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jan 31 @ 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

Building Fund Sunday - January 27th: 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.

Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - February 3rd: 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.

Worship with usWorship Schedule

  • January 13th 11 am
  • January 20th 11 am
  • January 23rd 7:30 pm
  • January 27th 11 am Baptism (Building Fund Sunday)
  • February 3rd 11 am Communion (Food Bank Sunday)
  • February 10th 11 am
  • February 17th 11 am
  • February 24th 11 am Baptism (Building Fund Sunday)

Away for the WinterAway for the Winter?

To those of you who are planning to travel south for the winter months, stay safe and enjoy your time away.  We will hold you in our prayers.

Be sure to stay in touch by following our weekly newsletters under News and Things.  And, of course, we'll be adding photos to our albums so you can see all those familiar faces from time to time.

Throughout the winter months we will continue our Outreach Services in support of our community and those in need. You, too, can continue to help while you are away. Just click on the Donate button in the main menu whenever you wish to contribute whether for your weekly offering or to help with a special cause.

2019 WEEKLY BULLETIN DEDICATIONS: If you would like to dedicate a bulletin in 2019 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.

Mitten TreeMITTEN TREE: Have you seen our annual Mitten Tree standing in the vestibule? It’s time for everyone to help decorate it with colorful warm mittens, hats, socks or scarfs to warm those in need for this coming winter season. It will surely help warm their hearts too!!! Thanks to all who donate!!!

Beverage Container Recycling

Reminder:
KEEP ALL THOSE RECYLABLES LEFT OVER FROM CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINING!! 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.) This is a great fund raiser for the youth and the Youth Group thanks you for your support.

Update from Transition Commission

First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council - Article

Information on the changes from the Newfoundland and Labrador Conference to the new Region is available in the attached article. (Click here to download). It includes details on:

  • New Name
  • Membership
  • Contact Information

 


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