Weekly News November 3, 2019

Weekly News November 3, 2019

This Weekly News contains information on what is coming up next as well as highlights and photos of last week's activities. Sure Hope you enjoy it!

What's Coming Up
November
2nd: UCW Fall Afternoon Tea and Bake Sale
3rd: Morning Worship/Communion/Baptisms
10th: Remembrance Day Service
13th: Mt Pearl Community Supper, 5:30-7:30pm Park Place
17th: Morning Worship
17th: Evening of Gospel Music with Blended Voices Choir, 7 pm
20th: Mt Pearl Community Supper, 5:30-7:30pm Park Place
24th: Morning Worship/Baptisms
30th: Decorate Church for Christmas Season, 6;30 pm

December
1st: Morning Worship/Communion/1st Sunday of Advent
1st: Christmas Lights Service led by UCW, 7 pm
8th: White Gift Service led by Sunday School
11th: Mt Pearl Community Supper, 5:30-7:30pm Park Place
15th: Morning Worship
15th: Vesper Service led by Youth Group 7 pm
18th: Mt Pearl Community Supper, 5:30-7:30pm Park Place
22nd: Morning Worship/Cantata
24th: Christmas Eve Service, 4 pm
24th: Christmas Eve Service, 7 pm
29th: Morning Worship/Baptism

Ongoing Every Week
Weekly Prayer Group Thursday mornings 10:00-11:00am First United Church

Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - November 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.


 

baptism

 

Today We welcome into the Body of Christ, through the Sacrament of Baptism:

Millie Maria Burton, daughter of Laura and Johnny Burton
Emilia Grace Haye, daughter of Sarah Clarke and Shawn Haye

Thank you to the United Church Women for donating the Baptism Candles and the Canadian Bible Society for donating the Children’s Bibles.

REMINDERS

UCW Members - Practice for Christmas Lights Service:   We are practicing for the Christmas Lights Service on Sunday, November 3rd immediately following the morning service. 

UCW Members - Notice: Our November meeting is the shower for Emmanuel House and Carew Lodge. It is also election of officers for the coming year.

BLENDED VOICES PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Our Evening of Gospel Music is scheduled for November 17th at 7 pm. Please note the following Wednesday practice dates: November 6th, November 13th. Practice time is at 7:30 pm. Your every effort to attend is greatly appreciated!

QUILTING GROUP: The Quilting Group will meet Monday, November 4th at 7:30 pm in the Multi-purpose Room.

BOOK CLUB: The Book Club will be starting up again on Wednesday, November 27th at 7 pm in Trinity Hall. We will be reading A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
14
Thu
10:30 am Weekly Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Weekly Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WEEKLY PRAYER GROUP has started up again here at First United. Please join us on Thursday mornings, from 10:30 to 11 am in the Sanctuary. We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. All
Nov
17
Sun
7:00 pm Evening of Gospel Music with Ble... @ First United Church
Evening of Gospel Music with Ble... @ First United Church
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come join us for our Evening of Gospel Music with Blended Voices Choir. 
Nov
19
Tue
10:30 am Bible Study Group @ First United Church, Multipurpose Room
Bible Study Group @ First United Church, Multipurpose Room
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rev. Ian will be leading a Bible Study Group starting September 24th in the Multi-Purpose Room. Session time is 10:30 to11:30 am. Please don’t forget to bring a bible!
Nov
21
Thu
10:30 am Weekly Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Weekly Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WEEKLY PRAYER GROUP has started up again here at First United. Please join us on Thursday mornings, from 10:30 to 11 am in the Sanctuary. We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. All
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.
Nov
27
Wed
7:00 pm Book Club @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Book Club @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For November 27th, the Book Club will be reading ‘A Complicated Kindness’ by Miriam Toews. Meeting will be in Trinity Hall from 7 to 8 pm.
Nov
28
Thu
10:30 am Weekly Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Weekly Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WEEKLY PRAYER GROUP has started up again here at First United. Please join us on Thursday mornings, from 10:30 to 11 am in the Sanctuary. We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. All
Dec
1
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Dec 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
7:00 pm Christmas Lights Service led by UCW @ First United Church
Christmas Lights Service led by UCW @ First United Church
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come join our Special Christmas Lights Service led by our UCW.
Dec
10
Tue
5:00 pm Men’s Club Christmas Function @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Men’s Club Christmas Function @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Men’s Club will be holding its Christmas function in Trinity Hall on December 10th with Chinese food on the menu. The cost is $15 per person. Details and tickets are available from Harold Sinyard or Gary Gosse. The deadline

Christmas is a very special season…a time when we come together with family and as a family to celebrate that gift in Bethlehem so long ago. This is a time to think of loved ones who are with us and those who live only in our hearts.

Our United Church Women (UCW) at First United Church will be holding a service of “CHRISTMAS LIGHT” on Sunday, December 1st at 7 pm. “CHRISTMAS LIGHT” will encircle our church sanctuary during the service.

In order to continue our efforts to help with the mission and ministry of our church, we are inviting our congregation and friends to make a special donation “In Memory of” or “In Celebration of” loved ones. An acknowledgement of your donation will be made during the service. We hope you feel this will be a rewarding way to support our church while paying tribute to loved ones.

If you wish to participate in this special Christmas service, please complete the attached form and return it, with your donation, to the church office by placing it in the collection plate or passing it along to a UCW member by November 17th, 2019.

Highlights of Week of October 27th

We are delighted to share some of the photos with you.
Photo Credits:  Gloria Gosse

Halloween Celebrations

We owe a BIG thank you to SNAC (our Youth Group at First) for hosting the annual Pumpkin Carving and Trunk or Treat Halloween Celebrations.  And, of course, we can't forget all of the people who came out to support the events.  From decorating Trinity Hall to their vehicles and for all those wonderful treats for the children.  EVERYBODY had a ball - the little ones and the big ones! Take a look at the photos and you'll see what we mean.

Pumpkin Carving

 

Trunk or Treat

After the Pumpkin Carving, the kids all headed outside for Trunk or Treat.  Lots of sugar that evening!

Fall Tea and Bake Sale 2019

From start to finish ... besides all the making and the baking that took place earlier in the week, there was the set up on Friday night and Saturday.  It was nearing 6 pm before the final dish was washed and Trinity Hall made ready for Sunday School the next day.

Doors opened to the public at 1:30 and in they came - in droves. We were delighted! There were about 200 people in total. AMAZING!

Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - November 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.

Building Fund Sunday - November 24th: 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

Reminder to Support SNAC

SNAC, our Youth Group, Collects Recyclables.  The Beverage Container Recycling is an ongoing project for SNAC. They use the proceeds to help fund their activities.

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!


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