Weekly News September 15, 2019
What's Coming Up Next
Worship EVERY Sunday - Starts at 11 am
United Churches of Faith Community BBQ - September 15th
UCW Meeting - September 16th at 7:30 pm
Weekly Prayer Group - September 19th at 10:30 am
Youth Group Opening - September 22nd at 6:30 pm
Sunday School Classes Begin - September 22nd
Lectionary Bible Study Sessions - September 24 at 10:30 am
Jiggs Dinner - September 27th @ 5:30 pm
Welcome Back BBQ - September 29th (after morning worship)
Can Counting Night - (Tentative) October 6th
Anniversary Dinner and Concert - October 19th
Anniversary Service - October 20th
Register your child for Sunday School at First United Church.
Classes begin at 11 am Sunday, September 22nd.
Click here to download the Registration Form.
Sunday School Registration
THE MEN’S CLUB JIGGS DINNER will be held on September 27th at 5:30 pm.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any member of the Men’s Club.
Call Gary Gosse at 364-7388 if you require more info.
October 19, 2019
Anniversary Dinner and Silent Auction starts at 6:00 pm ($25/person)
followed by Concert by Jacobs Passage starts at 7:30 pm ($15/person)
Book Your Tickets
Tickets are now available at the church office.
Cost for dinner tickets are $25 each.
Dinner is a hot turkey supper with dessert.
There will be assigned seating with six persons to a table.
There are a limited number of tickets available, so do not wait too long to pick up your tickets! There will also be a silent auction.
AND There's a Concert - Jacob's Passage
Jacob’s Passage will be have a concert in the Sanctuary right after the Anniversary Dinner at 7:30 pm. Cost of tickets for the concert are $15 and can also be purchased at the church office. What a great chance to chat about your summer’s adventures and enjoy a delicious meal followed by entertainment.
Donations Needed for Silent Auction
We are looking for donations for the silent auction. Donation letters are available at the church office.
UCW COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
Have you counted your blessings lately? The UCW would like to help you do that and at the same time you can help with the work of the UCW. How it works ... You review your ‘Count Your Blessings Calendar" daily over the next four weeks and use dimes to count your blessings. Then on Thanksgiving Sunday (October 13th), bring your blessing donation to the church.
NOTE: You can pick up your ‘Count Your Blessings Calendar’ at the church office or in church on Sunday morning.
One Blessing from this week,
“Many people wish they could read the Bible, but they don’t have one. Count the Bibles in your house.”
Many thanks from the UCW
WEEKLY PRAYER GROUP
Take some time throughout your busy schedule to feed your soul!
We are starting a Weekly Prayer Group beginning this Thursday morning, September 19th from 10:30 to 11 am in the Sanctuary
(First United Church, 221 Park Avenue, Mount Pearl
We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative.
All are welcome!!
LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY SESSIONS
Rev. Ian will be leading a Bible Study Group starting Tuesday, September 24th, 10:30 to 11:30 am.
The sessions will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room at First United
Please don’t forget to bring a bible!
UCW MEETING September 16th: Just a reminder to all our UCW members, we will be resuming our meetings after the summer break tomorrow night, September 16th at 7:30 pm in Trinity Hall. Please don’t forget to bring in your Walk-a-thon money and personal care items. New members are always welcome!
The East District UCW Gathering will be held at Burry Heights on October 5th. Registration is at 9:00 am with the Gathering starting at 10:00 am. Deadline for registration is September 21st. The cost is $12.00 per person (this is to cover cost of meal). At our meeting Monday, September 16th, Heather will be taking names and collecting money for “The Gathering”
QUILTING GROUP: The Quilting Group will meet Monday, September 23rd at 7:30 pm in the Multi-purpose Room.
BOOK CLUB: The Book Club will be starting up again on Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm in Trinity Hall. We will be discussing ‘The German Girl’ by Armando Lucas Correa. Happy reading!
UNITED COMMUNITY OF FAITH JOINT CHURCH PICNIC/BBQ - Sunday, September 15th
The Sunshine Camp on Thorburn Road has been booked for today from 2 to 6 pm for the joint church picnic. All are welcome. It is sure to be a fun family day with food, games and fellowship!
UNITED CHURCH OBSERVER/BROADVIEW RENEWAL
The United Church Observer/Broadview connects you to congregations across the country and informs you of United Church news locally, nationally and around the world. Annual subscription cost: $25. To renew or to take out a subscription, contact the church office or place your request in the offering plate on Sunday morning. Mark the envelope “Broadview” (be sure to include your name and address along with the subscription fee).
Deadline to renew is October 10th.
Mount Pearl Community Supper ... What is it?
The Mount Pearl Ministerial Community Supper Coordinating Group has been formed to include First United, the Mount Pearl Anglican Churches, Roman Catholic churches, Pentecostal church and Solid Rock church, the City of Mount Pearl and Coffee Matters. The group is collaborating to provide a nurturing sense of belonging in a friendly atmosphere by providing high quality food and services to an all-inclusive community of the citizens of Mount Pearl and surrounding areas.
The Stewardship Committee acknowledges with thanks a donation of $1,350.00 to the Building Fund from Little Darlings
from their sale of used books.
Little Darlings is a children's clothing store in Mount Pearl. As well as a large selection of beautiful, gently used, clothes for children, Little Darlings accepts book donations for resale at $1.00 each while small children's books retail at $0.50. The money collected on the sale of books is donated to First United Church.
If you have gently used books that you would like to donate, bring them over to Little Darlings. They will help find them a new home and make sure the proceeds are put to good use.
Little Darlings is owned by the Brodericks, members of First United Church.
Great Creator day by day we become more aware of the havoc that plagues our planet.
We know that we play a part in all that goes on around here;
we know that our human actions often lead to some of the storms and disasters we so often want to blame on you.
Forgive us, and help us to take better care of the wonderful and amazing world you have given us.
Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - October 6th: 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.
Almost There - 95 Recipes
The goal is to reach 100 recipes. You could win a handcrafted Wonky Wooden Necklace if you are the person who submits the 100th recipe for our Recipe Collection here at First United.
Check our collection: Click Here Recipes from our Congregation (on this website: http://www.firstunitedchurchmp.ca/recipes-from-our-congregation/
Building Fund Sunday - September 29th: 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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