Weekly News November 25, 2018

Help us Decorate

We're decorating for Christmas

Friday, November 30th

6:30 pm

We always have such fun. There's always hot chocolate, coffee and treats! 

Come on over to the church

and help!

Many hands make light work and the more the merrier!


Call to Worship


Grace to you and peace from God who is, who was, and is to come,
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, firstborn of the dead, ruler of the rulers of the earth.
To the One who loves us and freed us from our sins, be glory and dominion, now and forever.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Holy One,
who is, who was, and is to come, the Almighty.

baptismOn Sunday, November 25th, we welcome into the Body of Christ, through the Sacrament of Baptism

Reese Susan Grace Skinner, daughter of Dalena and Quentin Skinner

Thank you to the United Church Women for donating the Baptism Candles and the Worship Committee for donating the Children’s Bibles.

 


Focus On First United

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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!

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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)

Please Note:  The Seniors Dinner is free.  The reason we are asking that you reserve your place is so we will know how many to expect and how much food to prepare.

UCW Corner

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!

UCW Members: 

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SERVICE choir practice - November 25th (after church service)  and again on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 am.  We really appreciate your every effort to attend these weekly practices. The Christmas Lights Service is scheduled for December 2nd at 7 pm.

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 10th:
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

Men's Club MEMBERS:  Members of the Men's Club are reminded of the 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.

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

Building Fund Sunday - November 25th: 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 - 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.

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.


Photos from Last Week

Photo credits:  Gloria Gosse and Beulah Bouzane

65th anniversary

It was November 1953!  It all started with a handful of people who got together to discuss forming a congregation at Mount Pearl/Gendale. Their first meeting was held in an automobile on Park Avenue. 

And here we are 65 years later!


Upcoming Events in our Faith and Surrounding Communities

NOTE:
The print version of the weekly Bulletins and Announcements are available for download (see Bulletins and Announcements
under Resources in the main menu of this website).

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November 29th to December 1st

7:30 pm, Arts and Culture Centre

Peter MacDonald Productions returns once again with the wonderful

Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol

intertwined with holiday music

over 100 entertainers

A Christmas delight for the whole family

Tickets are $45

To purchase tickets please call the box office at 729-3900


Stay informed with what's going on at First United

Stay InformedWebsite: 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. 

Facebook Page - First United Church Mount Pearl:  We post to our Facebook Page on a regular basis, sharing some of our photos, other posts that may be of interest and keeping you up to date.

Constant Contact E-Mails:   Are you on our email distribution list?  If not , why not take a moment to sign-up (click here to complete and send the form).  Your email address will be included in our Constant Contact e-mail distribution list to receive information and updates on what's happening in the life of our Church. 

 


 

Online Giving Now Available On This Website

Not able to attend Sunday service?  Want to continue your financial support to First United Church while you are away from the community this winter?  Want to make a special donation?  Great News!  We've added a new feature to this website that enables you the ability to donate online. 

First United Church is registered with canadahelps.org. Just click on the button to access the secure form and make your financial contribution.  It can be a one-time donation or you can set it up to go through on a regular monthly basis.

online giving

The button is also located at the top right hand side of the website - easy to find; easy to maneuver. 

The Donate Page (located in the main menu on the website) provides details on the various ways you can donate First United Church and how your financial contributions will be used.

 

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