Small Change Sunday Nov 23
We had great attendance for our soup and bun “Food For Thought” presentation by Jessica Almeida, a registered dietician. Thank you to all who attended. It was very informative! Watch for more food related movies / presentations coming up in the New Year.
Nov 23, 11:30 am – Legacy Giving
We have many ways to make a difference in our world, and to support the ministries of the church.
Legacy giving is one way – through wills, charitable gift annuities, securities, life insurance, and other gift vehicles. Some of these vehicles can even provide ways for people to receive an income and provide a future gift for the church as well.
Please join the Stewardship Committee and Kathryn Hofley, your Financial Development Officer for the United Church, on Sun. November 23. She will be sharing estate planning information and how you can be a part of the United Church of tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you all there!
– an opportunity sponsored by the Stewardship and Finance Committees
Plan to attend. This Sunday after worship!
Men’s Group Dinner Gathering Nov 27th
This is the semi-annual “POT LUCK” & is provided courtesy of those with last names between “A” – “L”. Meet & greet commences at 5:30 with supper following at 6pm. All the Men of Meadowood are encouraged to come out and enjoy great food & fellowship. Please indicate your attendance on the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.
Gordon Taylor 1st Sunday of Advent – two for the price of one!
Adele Halliday General Council ambassador for inter-cultural ministry
Advent Celebration Potluck 5:30 and Concert 7:00
Ha Na Park 2nd of Advent Communion
The Meadowood Market is coming!
Look for us the first 3 Sundays in December. As always, WBCM appreciates all your food donations. They have had to send out extra pleas for food several times in the past few months. Please think about WBCM next time you are at the grocery store.
Dec 7, 7 pm – Annual Advent Celebration
If any members of our congregation are interested in sharing a poem, song or performance at our Annual Advent Celebration, please let Andrea or Stacey Ciecko know. Potluck at 5:00, Concert at 7:00 pm. More details to follow soon!
The Pastoral Care Team invites the congregation to help share the joy of Christmas by donating THREE DOZEN SMALL COOKIES on Sunday, December 7. Please note cookies only, no dainties. Please bring the cookies before the Church service. Following the Church service, the cookies will be assembled and delivered by Team members and/or friends. Join in this wonderful opportunity for the whole Church family to share in the spirit of Christmas.
Memorial Fund -“Lights For Lives”
Help the Memorial Fund “light up” our memorial wreath by making a donation in memory of your loved ones. A light on the wreath will be lit for each person remembered. The lights will shine from Advent until the last Sunday in January. Donors will receive a small card to hang on their Christmas tree for each loved one remembered. Receipts will be available at the “Lights for Lives” table on the Sunday following your donation.
The names of remembered loved ones will be included in the Memoriam Book at the back of the sanctuary. A “Lights for Lives” insert will be included in the Sunday, January 28th bulletin.
Trustees of the Memorial Fund will be available to accept donations before and after worship service at the table under the wreath on Advent Sundays, November 30, December 7, 14, and 21, 2014. Trustees are: Bev Beck, Karen Berube, Donna Bulow, Jodie Heaman and Eleanor Slater.
Talking Teens Talking Teens meet with Instagram Project: Where Do you Find God?, Two Sundays a month. Bring your smartphone or camera! Next meeting is Nov 30. Mark your calendar for these dates to meet! Nov 30th, Dec 14th .
Climbing The Sacred Mountain – A Membership Exploration For Adults
If you would like to belong, or become a member, please contact the church office at 204-256-7002, or email Gordon at email@example.com . A 6 session adult confirmation exploration will begin in mid-January and occur on alternate weeks (Wednesdays) — culminating in April 12, 2015. An outline of the experience is available by request. Reception by transfer or confirmation can be arranged.
Register for 2015 Disciple Study Group, led by Gordon Taylor. This year’s group wraps up around Christmas time. We are already taking enrolments for next year’s group! – to find out more – speak to Gordon. This week– The Pastoral Letters. (This group is full … if you’d like to be a part of this great small group, sign up for the next launch. …
For the 10 months ending Oct. 31st, we have received $242,545 ($193,021 in offering & $49,524 other). Expenses of $268,918 result in a YTD deficit of $26,373, which is an improvement of $967 from Sep. 30th. While fundraising & other income is on track, general offering is $27,812 short of budget. So – congregants are encouraged to complete or top-up their offerings week by week as soon as possible. Let’s add-in to end 2014 well, strongly funding our new staff team and all our energetic ministries.
The Cupboards Are Bare—an appeal for food items for the emergency food cupboards at St. Matthew’s-Maryland Community Ministry, 365 McGee Street. Items such as soup, Kraft dinner, baked beans, pasta and sauce, cereal, rice, canned pasta, juice, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, Cheese Whiz, canned meat or fish razors, shampoo, toothpaste, baby food items, feminine products. Items may be dropped off a the Ministry on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00-4:00 Please call 204-774-3957 for more information.
Registrations for the next available Baptism Sunday (March 15, 2015) are now being received. Please contact the church office before January 5.
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CLIMBING THE SACRED MOUNTAIN A MEMBERSHIP EXPLORATION FOR ADULTS.
A 6 session adult confirmation exploration will begin in mid-January and occur on alternate weeks (Wednesdays) — culminating in late March or early April. An outline of the experience is available by request.