Weekly News January 20, 2019
Do you enjoy meeting people? A smile, a warm handshake and words of welcome ... that's all it takes!
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.
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.
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.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The traditional date for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is January 18-25. The octave (eight days) has been celebrated continuously since 1894, but was a dream of many Christian leaders since the early years of the 19th century. This year's theme:
Justice, and only Justice, you shall pursue
"Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. 19 Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent. 20 Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you."
- 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 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.
UCW: UCW members are reminded of our visit to Pearl House on Monday, January 28th at 7 pm.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Stay informed with what's going on at First United
Website: www.firstunitechchurchmp.ca Our website is updated on an ongoing basis with upcoming meetings and events being posted to the Calendar as soon as information becomes available. Also, with the exception of the months of July and August, we prepare a weekly e-newsletter under News and Things in the main menu.
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