Saturday, November 26, 2016

What's Happening

Announcements for Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Howick United Church Women UCW Annual Meeting on Monday, November 28 at 9:30 a.m. will now be held at the home of Thyra and Bobby Ness.
Coffee and muffins at 9:30 followed by meeting: Devotional and Memorial Candle, Reports, and Donations.

There will be a Christmas concert held by the Madrigal choir on Saturday, December 10th at 8pm in St Malachi Church.  Tickets are available at a cost of $15 and a donation of a non-perishable food item or $2 to the food bank will also be taken. 

Unit C are having a bread sale to raise money to help with the renovations to the church basement. We will be selling Grant’s Bakery breads until the 28th of November with delivery on Wednesday, Dec. 7th. Bread can be picked up at the church between 1-3 pm or we can deliver. You can call any Unit C member. 
Everyone eats bread so please support the renovation project. Please pass this info on to family,neighbours or friends.

We have the following available:
White sliced crusty bread - $3.75
Whole wheat sliced crusty - $3.75
Canadian harvest bread - $4.50
Farmers rolls- $3.75
Molasses oat bread - $4.50
Rye bread - $4.50
Fruit cake with nuts - $13.50

 Christmas is the giving season and there are many opportunities to give:  we continue to appeal for the Canadian Food Grains Bank, an ecumenical organization that deals with issues of hunger  and food all over the world.  Donations are matched with federal funds, so the gifts are multiplied many times over! 
·         There are information flyers and envelopes available in St Paul’s and Franklin.  There is also the catalogues for Gifts with Vision, gifts supporting United Church ministries in Canada and around the world.  You can pick up a copy in the church or find it online at the United Church’s website: 
·         There is also the special appeal for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, which has to date, raised about $100,000.00.  If you would like to respond to this need, you can donate online through the church’s secure webpage,; with a phone call with a credit card to 1-800-268-2738 ext.2738 at or by mail with a cheque to: The United Church of Canada, -- Emergency Response, 3250 Bloor St W., Suite 300, Toronto ON M8X 2Y4.   

Did you know that Rendez-Vous 2017 will be held at Concordia University in Montreal this year?  This is an event for youth and young adults in the United Church and will take place August 13-16, 2017.  If you are interested, they have a website for more information:

Worship schedule

December 4       9:30       Ormstown         11:00    Howick, with Communion

December 11    11:00    Howick with D Beattie, White Gift service

December 18    9:30       Howick,  Bursary Sunday            11:00    Ormstown
                                                Candlelight Service in Franklin, 7:30 pm

December 24    8pm      Christmas Eve services in Ormstown and Howick

No services December 25 or January 1

January 8            9:30       Ormstown         11:00    Howick, Epiphany

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