Announcements for Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Welcome to our church and to our service today.
St Paul’s UCW invites members of St Paul’s and also Franklin and Howick to attend their Christmas dinner, Wednesday December 13th at noon in the hall in Ormstown. The cost is $15. If you would like to attend, please contact Jean McClintock (829-2190) or Jean Niles (829-2652) by this Wednesday, December 6th. We will also be collecting cash donations for Auberge Madeleine in Montreal, and also gifts and personal items for the women’s shelter in Huntingdon.
Next Sunday will be the deadline for applying for the Howden-Templeton bursaries. Forms are available in the church or on the congregation’s website: www.howickunitedchurch.ca. Bursaries will be presented at the Christmas Eve service.
Next Sunday will be White Gift Sunday in all of our congregations. We will be collecting non-perishable food items as well as angel gifts in Franklin and Ormstown. These gifts should be wrapped and labelled for the age and gender it is intended for. Angel labels are in both of these churches.
The Madrigal choir will be holding its Christmas concerts on Friday December 8th at 8pm in St Luke’s Anglican Church in Hemmingford and Saturday, December 9th at 8pm in St Malachi’s Church in Ormstown. The cost of tickets is $15 and donations to the local food bank in either kind or cash will be collected.
Quebec Presbytery (Montreal region) is currently looking for someone with a computer background who could be trained to run our video-conferencing meetings over the internet. Meetings take place on Saturday (approximately 4-6 meetings per year) and equipment needs to be set up the day or evening before. It offers a great experience in a field of technology that is constantly expanding. A small honorarium is offered. If you, a member of your family, or a friend you know worked in the field of computers and might be able to help us, please contact Paul Stansfield by email at paul.stansfield(at)videotron.ca.
Church books for the Memorial Fund will be closing December 15th should anyone wish to make a contribution before year end. Please send or give to Grace Brown. Thank you.
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Mission and Service Fund thanks you for your support in 2017.