Friday, September 23, 2016

What's Happening

Announcements for Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Howick United Church will be holding its Fall Chicken Pot Pie Luncheon next Saturday, October 1st from 11:30-1pm in the church hall.  Prices are $13 for adults, $6 for children 5-12 and under 5, free.  Takeouts are available and delivery in the Howick area is offered as well (call Evie at 825-2276 by late evening, Sept. 30.) Help for setup, serving and cleanup would be gratefully received.  If you can help out, please give Evie Kerr a call.  Set-up will be on Friday, September 30 at 9 am.

 Next Sunday, as a part of the Branches and Roots festival, a gospel concert will be held in St Paul’s United Church in Ormstown at 2pm.

The closing service for Beechridge will take place on October 9th at 1:30 pm.

St Columba House will be holding a bilingual and interactive workshop with Professor Luc Noppen on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 6-9pm at St Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk Montreal.  Please check out the flyer on the bulletin board.

There will be a Community Harvest Luncheon at Georgetown Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 12, serving at 11:45 am. Free will offering. For more information call Penny (450) 825-1350.

St Paul’s UCW will be holding its annual Bazaar and Bake Sale Saturday, October 15th from 9-1:30pm. 

Kahnawake United Church is starting a new music ministry beginning Thursday September 22nd at 7pm.  This will include singing all kinds of music with people of all ages under the leadership of Heather Beth MacIntosh in the Kahnawake United Church Hall.  For more information, check out the flyer on the bulletin board or ask Barbara to forward the email to you.  

This fall we will once again be appealing for funds to go to the Canadian Food Grains Bank following World Food Sunday.  Donations are used not only to feed hungry people, but also to help them feed themselves and are matched 4 to 1 by the federal government, which means even a small gift can make a big difference!  

Did you know that ...Rendez-Vous 2017 (a youth and young adult biannual event) is taking place in Montreal next year?  It will be held August 16-19th at Concordia University.  Registration will be March 1-June 30th with March1-May 30th as an early bird registration at a cost of $325 and regular registration from May31-June 30th at $360.  You can start making your plans now!  For more information, check out the website at 

,,, the United Church is making a special appeal for African Drought relief?  Donations may be made by secure webpage thru w,; by phone with a MasterCard or Visa at 1-800-268-3781 ext.2738; or by mail with a cheque to:  The United Church of Canada, Philanthropy Unit, --Emergency Response, 3250 Bloor St W., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M8X 2Y4. 
... the United Church is holding a kind of referendum in our pastoral charges over the next year?  We will be voting on remits about the structure and function of the United Church in the coming year.  These are somewhat technical and might be challenging to understand, so copies of the questions will be placed in our churches so we have a chance to read them, to ask some questions, and to be ready to vote, probably in the new year.  

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