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

Sporit of Newfoundland Dec 2018

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

Jul
28
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jul 28 @ 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.
Aug
4
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug
25
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Aug 25 @ 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.
Sep
1
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep
29
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Sep 29 @ 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.
Oct
6
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Oct 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
Oct
19
Sat
5:30 pm Anniversary Dinner @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Anniversary Dinner @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Keep the Date for our  Anniversary Dinner.  More information to follow!
Oct
27
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Oct 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.
Nov
3
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Nov 3 @ 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
Nov
24
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Nov 24 @ 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.

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).

In Our Faith Community

Jul
22
Mon
7:00 pm General Protestant Cemetery Memo... @ General Protestant Cemetery
General Protestant Cemetery Memo... @ General Protestant Cemetery
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In the event of inclement weather, the services will move ahead to7 pm the next evening. 
Aug
5
Mon
7:00 pm Memorial Gardens Cemetery Memori... @ Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Memorial Gardens Cemetery Memori... @ Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In the event of inclement weather, the services will move ahead to 7 pm the next evening.
Sep
15
Sun
2:00 pm United Community of Faith Joint ... @ Rotary Sunshine Park
United Community of Faith Joint ... @ Rotary Sunshine Park
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
UNITED COMMUNITY OF FAITH JOINT CHURCH PICNIC/BBQ: The Sunshine Camp on Thorburn Road has been booked for September 15th from 2 to 6:30 pm for the joint church picnic. All are welcome. It is sure to be a fun family

Community Entertainment

Sep
28
Sat
7:00 pm Kevin Collins Concert @ Salvation Army Temple
Kevin Collins Concert @ Salvation Army Temple
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
KEVIN COLLINS CONCERT: Saturday, September 28th – The Glenbrook Lodge Ladies Auxiliary will present “An Evening with Kevin Collin” at the Salvation Army Temple. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling Bernice at 368-1850, Glenys at 739-6391, Frances

Community Events

Jul
20
Sat
10:00 am Cochrane Street Church Council Y... @ Cochrane Street United Church
Cochrane Street Church Council Y... @ Cochrane Street United Church
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Church Council will be holding a Yard Sale on July 20th from 10 am to 1 pm. Donations are welcome! If anyone has any usable household items which they wish to donate, please bring them to the community space

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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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