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Fundscrip Fundraiser - THe Fundraising Committee wants you to consider buying gift cards from our church.  The cost is just the amount of card you wish to purchase then FAM receives a rebate from the card(s). Order forms are available at either entrance, the church office during business hours and on our website:  famunitedchurch.ca .  Some of the cards we have in stock are: Superstore, Sobey’s/Safeway, Moxie’s, Winners & A & W. New options are: Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, Wendy’s, Walmart, Pizza 73 & Subway.  For more information contact Piehl ([email protected]),  Rev Dave, or Maureen in the office.



 

 

Contributing to Worship

Feb 17,  2019                      

 

Scripture Reader                                                          Mavis McKnight Schorr  
Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-38

Greeters                                                             Carolyn Boylan, Joanne Clark                                                          

Ushers                               Jack & Margot Coleman, Judith Dickie, Elsie Allan
                                                             

                                                                                                 

                            

 

Upcoming Events


Envelope Fundraiser - We have a new fundraiser this year.  There are a total of 144 envelopes; you choose the one(s) you would like to fill.  The money raised from this fundraiser will go towards upgrading for security cameras.  If all envelopes are filled, a total of $10,000.00 should be raised. Total raised to date:  $5,000.


Flowers – If you would like to place flowers in the church on Sunday morning in honor or memory of someone, there is a flower chart located on the bulletin board outside of the office.  If you would like to place the flowers on an annual basis, then just mark the date with an asterisk.

Fundscrip Fundraiser – You order or purchase gift cards and the church receives a rebate from the card(s).  Order forms are on the literature tables or from the church office during business hours.  Some of the cards we have in stock are: A & W, Superstore, Sobey’s/Safeway, Moxie’s.  New options are: Starbucks, Wendy’s, Pizza 73, Tim Horton’s, Giant Tiger & Bath & Body Works. Cards are available from the church office.

Envelope Fundraiser - We have a new fundraiser this year.  There are a total of 144 envelopes; you choose the one(s) you would like to fill.  The envelopes can be found on the bulletin board just inside of Wesley Hall. The money raised from this fundraiser will go towards upgrading our antiquated alarm system. If all envelopes are filled, a total of $10,000.00 should be raised.

Pastoral Care – Visitations – Please let the office know if you, or someone you know either at home or in the hospital, would appreciate a phone call or visit.  Call 526-2237 or e-mail [email protected].  You can also advise the hospital care team or the hospital Chaplain that you wish a visit and they will contact us.

Canadian Tire Money for Camp Shagabec:  If you have any extra Canadian Tire money, please consider donating it to our United Church camp, Camp Shagabec.  They are very appreciative and use it to purchase supplies for their Sports Shack, Kitchen, general camp property, etc.  There's an envelope located on the Faith Formation bulletin board outside the office.  Thank you!

Food Hampers – The Outreach committee is collecting donations of non-perishable food items to fill food hampers. Monetary donations would also be greatly appreciated so we can purchase items that are still needed. Thank you for the donations to date. Items that are needed right now are: juice, soup, canned fruit, peanut butter, tuna and jam.

Camp Shagabec 2019 Registration - This United Church camp located in Cypress Hills, SK is gearing up for another great season! Online registration begins at midnight on Friday February 1.  Forms can also be filled out now and sent through the mail. The junior and senior camps tend to fill up quite quickly!  Information is on our Faith Formation bulletin board, and further info at their website www.shagabec.com  Camps are offered for ages 6-18, ranging from 3 to 6 days.  Some funding is available through our Faith Formation committee -- please see Pat Ward or Maureen to inquire.

Community Events

The Hat Grannies for Africa will be hosting their annual “Fabric, Yarn and More” Sale on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  The sale will take place at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 504 – 2nd Street SE, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please text or call Kathy at 403-928-2135 or Sheila at 403-580-7715 to arrange for pick up of donations or for more information.  Since 2006, grandmothers groups across Canada have raised over $25 million dollars, 90% of which goes to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign ( part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation) to provide stable long term funding for  community-based groups improving the quality of life for grandmothers, young women and children across sub-Saharan Africa.  

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. German “Sausage & Spaetzle” Supper at St. Peter Lutheran Church 758 – 8 St. SE Phone 403.526-4687 Tickets:  Adults $20. Youth $10.

Downtown Medicine Hat presents Stick Around Downtown – Fill your passport to win. Visit you favourite downtown business and collect stickers for your passport.  Drop off your passport at participating businesses by March 1.

The Medicine Hat Symphonic Society presents: Ensemble Made in Canada on Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm here at FAM. Tickets: $20-adults, $10-students eventbrite.ca or at the door.



 

 

      Announcements

FAM Nursery Worker/Floater - We're currently seeking a weekly Coordinator of the FAM Nursery downstairs for newborn to 3 year olds. Attendance has been up and down lately; for this reason, on weeks where nursery care isn't required, you would help with the Troopers (age 3-6) or the Supers (age 6-10) class, depending on need. The hours would be Sundays 9:45am til 11:30am, at the pay rate of $35/week.  You should have experience with babies and young children, be attentive to safety and cleanliness, be at least 16 years of age, and be comfortable interacting with parents. Interested?  Please contact Pat Ward, or leave name/number with Maureen. Thank you!

Living the Questions 2.0 Faith Study Group is resuming Wednesday Feb. 13. We'll once again meet at 7:00 - 8:30 in the Memorial-Salem Room for 7 weeks, to explore the second part of this 3-part series, which is "Reconciliation".  Each weekly 20-minute video segment will feature many premier and diverse religion voices of our day, followed by discussion. The first two weeks' themes are Restoring Relationships, and The Prophetic Jesus.  Everyone is welcome, and drinks/snacks will be available! 

World Day of Prayer will be held at Holy Family Parish on Friday, March 1st.  2 representatives for our church are needed to help with the service.  The practice session for the service will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7pm.  Please speak to Vera Runions if you are interested.

Save the Date – Spaghetti Dinner and Cake Auction will take place on March 22. Start thinking about what “Fancy Cake” you could make.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the “Lunch at FAM Event” coming soon.  We will be hosting lunch at noon on the first 4 Tuesdays in April, serving soup, dessert & a beverage for only $5.00.  This is a fundraiser for the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter.  Plan to be there.


 


 

 

 


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