Sunday, December 17, 2017

What's Happening

Announcements for Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent

This evening in Franklin the Franklin congregation invites members of all 3 congregations to join them for a Candlelight Christmas Communion service at 7:30pm.  

Sunday December 24         Fourth Sunday in Advent and Christmas Eve, no morning service
                                                Christmas Eve services in Howick and Ormstown, 8pm
Bursaries presented in Howick
Sunday, December 31        Combined Carol service in Howick at 11am, fellowship time 10:30
Sunday, January 7             Epiphany Sunday, services begin in the hall in Ormstown and Howick

Once again the United Church is offering Gifts with Vision as a gift-giving alternative.  Someone hard to buy for, who doesn’t need anything more?  As a Christmas gift, a birthday or anniversary gift they are terrific!  Catalogues for 2017-8 are now available in our churches and also online at    

Did you know that the UCW is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year?  In its thank you letter the Philanthropy Unit offers its thanks for the work of the UCW in our congregations and points out that since 1962 the UCW has raised $134,497,151.00 for the Mission and Service Fund, besides the gifts that have been given to congregations and many other projects and charitable organizations.  Well done! 

Have you gotten your church calendar for 2018 already?  I think they are mostly gone, but there still might be one or two left.  You can speak to Anne Carpentier if you are interested.  Want to see one of our churches in the next calendar?  There is a call for photos for the next calendar to be printed for 2019.  The deadline for submission is December 30, 2017. If you have or want to take a photo to submit for inclusion, the entry forms for submission with specifications for the photos are available in each of our churches.  

YAYA (youth and young adults) is planning a visit to Winterlude in Ottawa this February. If you know of some young people who might be interested in attending and participating in this event, please let Barbara know and she will get the information for you.

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