Saturday, November 3rd - Afternoon Tea and Bake Sale
Sunday, November 4th - Worship Service at 11 am
Sunday, November 4th - UCW Practice (after the service)
Meetings throughout the week:
See Details Below
Next Week: Remembrance Day - Sunday Worship Service starts at 9:30 am
Worship Continues EVERY Sunday
Service Begins at 11 am (throughout the year)
First United Church Mount Pearl
November 4 - Call To Worship
In a world that oppresses the most vulnerable,
we praise a God who watches over the outcast and the stranger.
In a world where food is wasted while others live in famine,
we praise a God who provides enough food for all.
In a world where it can be hard to remain hopeful,
we praise a God who keeps faith forever, from generation to generation.
Come, let us worship God
On Sunday, November 4th, we welcome into the Body of Christ, through the Sacrament of Baptism
Aubree Dawn Peddle, daughter of Katie and Mitchell Peddle
Thank you to the United Church Women for donating the Baptism Candles and the Worship Committee for donating the Children’s Bibles.
A Gift for Rev. Ian
Chuckle for the Week: Three friends decided to go hunting together. One was a lawyer, one a doctor, and the other a minister. As they were walking, along came a big moose. The three of them shot simultaneously. Immediately the moose dropped to the ground. All three rushed to see how big it was. Upon reaching it, they found it only had one bullet hole. Thus, a debate followed on whose moose it was. A games officer arrived and inquired as to what the problem was. They explained to him why they were having a debate. After a few minutes, the officer says, “I know who shot the moose”. They all wondered how he knew that so quickly. The officer said, “Easy. The bullet went in one ear and out the other.”
EXPLORER PROJECT 2019
We have been presented an opportunity by Conference to host an Explorer. First United would like to participate and endorse a youth who has shown leadership qualities. This initiative is designed to encourage young adults to consider a ministry vocation. Some of you may remember that we took part in such a project three years ago when we had the privilege to host Katie VanKonaught.
How it works and what's needed: The person will come to our church from May to July to learn about the ministry in the United Church of Canada. As a host church, we will need to provide accommodations for this Explorer. If you can help out with accommodations, please call the church office or speak to Rev. Ian or Joan Winsor.
SNOW SHOVELING – FIRST UNITED:
First United is looking to hire a person on a part-time basis to shovel our walkways and fire exits when we have snow. There is a snow blower at the church that you can use.
If you are interested or have any questions, please talk to Rev. Ian or Joan Winsor.
Office phone # 709-368-2194
UCW CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SERVICE choir practice - November 4th (after church service) We really appreciate your every effort to attend these weekly practices. The Christmas Lights Service is scheduled for December 2nd at 7 pm.
Christmas Light Service 2018. Donation envelopes are available at the office. There is also a supply available in the foyer. For those of you who are unable to attend the service, you can make a donation online.
UCW MONTHLY MEETING - November 12th: The next monthly meeting of the UCW is scheduled for November 12th at 7:30 pm in Trinity Hall. At this meeting, we will be having our annual shower for Emmanuel House/Carew Lodge. Donations of personal items can be dropped off at the Church office during regular office hours, Monday to Friday between 9 am and 1 pm. A BIG THANK YOU to all who donate!! Remember, if you are out of town and cannot bring in items, you can send a monetary donation online. we'll purchase the needed items and include them when we deliver the packages to the homes.
When entering information regarding how your donation is to be used, be sure to click "other" and provide the details on how you wish the donation used, i.e., UCW Christmas Lights, Annual Shower, etc. Thank You
CHOIR PRACTICE - Thursday Evenings: It’s time to sing our choral praises again! Choir practice has resumed for the year. Please join us, all you singers, for our choir practice on Thursday evenings 7:45 to 8:45 pm in the Sanctuary.
New members always welcome!
Book Club - CHANGED to November 7th: The next meeting of the Book Club from November 14th to November 7th at 7 pm in Trinity Hall. The book being discussed is ‘A House Without Windows’ by Nadia Hashimi.
QUILTING GROUP: The next meeting of the Quilting Group is November 5th at 7:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.
These are the quilts our quilting group did for the church's Fall Fair. 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.
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 a specific time that prepares us to receive the gift of prayer; prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
Why not join us in the sanctuary! All are welcome!
MEN’S CLUB NEWS
Regular Meeting - November 6th: Our regular monthly meeting is on November 6th (6:30 pm in Trinity Hall, First United Church). All are welcome.
Upcoming at First United
SNAC – Opening Night
Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - November 4th: 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 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.
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
To find out more about what we are doing - Social Action and Mission and Service, visit the United Church of Canada Website
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
Bridges to Hope
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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.
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.