Saturday, December 10, 2016

What's Happening

Announcements for Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Saturday, December 17: Rennie’s Candlelight Christmas Service

Sunday, December 18th: Bursary Sunday at Howick United (9:30 am)

Saturday, December 24th : Christmas eve service at 8 pm.

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 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; 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:

Saturday, December 3, 2016

What's Happening

Announcements for Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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.
Next Sunday will be White Gift Sunday in all 3 of our congregations.  Gifts of non-perishable food items and small, wrapped toys for children (labelled as to age and gender it is intended for) would be greatly appreciated. 

Wednesday, December 7th will be the day to pick up your orders of Grant’s Bread.  Please pick them up between 1 and 3 in the church.   

This Wednesday, December 7th is the deadline for reserving a dinner for the St Paul’s UCW Christmas dinner December 14th at noon.  The cost is $15.  We will be collecting toiletries and personal items for the local women’s shelter and cash donations for Auberge Madeleine  in Montreal. 

St John’s Anglican Church will be holding its Service of Lessons and Carols at 3pm on Sunday, December 11th at 3pm. 

“Spoil Me Day - Learning to Pamper Myself” event, Monday, Dec. 12 from 9:30 am- 3:00 pm at Salle Alfred-Langevin, 10 rue King, Huntingdon. See poster for details.

Support for widowed or persons in mourning: “My first Christmas without you” Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1:30 pm, 1493 RTE 138, Suite 4, Godmanchester. Registration required: 450-826-1243 or 1-855-826-1243.

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