Weekly News October 27, 2019
What's Coming Up
27th: Worship Service, 11:00am First United Church
27th: First Practice for UCW Members (immediately following service)
28th: SNAC's Pumpkin Carving & Trick or Trunk, 6:00pm Trinity Hall
30th: Book Club, 7:30pm Multi-purpose Room
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
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
UCW Members - First Practice for Christmas Lights Service: Our first practice for the Christmas Lights Service is Sunday, October 27th immediately following the morning service.
TRUNK OR TREAT AND PUMPKIN CARVING: Our Youth Group here at First United (SNAC) will be having their annual Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 28th. Pumpkin carving begins at 6 pm in Trinity Hall. Trunk or Treat begins at 7:15 pm. Please come out and support our youth!!
UCW Fall Afternoon Tea and Bake Sale is taking place Saturday, November 2nd, 2:00-4:00pm in Trinity Hall. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. Come and join us for a great time! Donations of baked goods, etc. can be dropped off at the church office on Friday, November 1st between 9 am and 2 pm or in Trinity Hall from 7 to 8 pm.
UCW Members - Advance 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: October 30th, 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, October 30th at 7 pm in Trinity Hall.
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.
Building Fund Sunday - October 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 - 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.
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!
Highlights of our Anniversary Celebrations
On October 19th we started our anniversary celebrations with fellowship and food and then a concert. 115 people were there to enjoy the delicious meal and then headed upstairs to listen to beautiful and inspirations music with Jacob's Passage. It was a wonderful!
We are delighted to share some of the photos with you.
Photo Credits: Gloria Gosse
At the end of the evening, we were able to capture a photo of the members of Jacob's Passage band with some of the residents from Hillcrest Retirement Home who had attended concert.
Anniversary Service - October 20th
During the service we were delighted to make several special presentation:
- A special thank you to Rev. Peggy Johnson for leading the morning service on October 20th.
- 15th Anniversary at First United for Rev. Ian March-MacCuish, Minister;
- 15th Anniversary at First United for Peter MacDonald, Music Director; and
- 10th Anniversary at First United for Melissa Butt, Associate Music Direct.
And, Rev. Ian also announced the prize winners for our Race to 100 Recipe Collection Contest:
- Ida Leonard (who submitted the 100th recipe)
- Judy Squibb and Marge Galton (who tied for most recipes submitted)
Congratulations and Thank You
Peter MacDonald and Rev. Ian March-MacCuish
15 years of Ministry with First United
10 Years of Ministry with First United
Presentations made by Joan Winsor, Chair of Board
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