Contributing to Worship


November 18, 2018   

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Fundscrip Fundraiser - Looking for a Christmas present? 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: .  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.



Upcoming Events

Prayer Shawl Ministry – takes place Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. in the Memorial Salem Room.  We welcome all past participants back and any new members who would like to join the group.

Handbells takes place Wednesdays at 1:30pm.  Any new members are welcome.  For more information contact Judith Dickie at [email protected]

Choir – practices are Thursdays @ 7pm.  Anyone interested in joining the choir, contact June or just show up on Thursday nights (the ability to read music is not necessary).  

Living the Questions 2.0 Faith Study at FAM continues Wednesdays 7pm to 8:30pm until Dec. 5. You can attend any or all sessions.  Our next session will be held Nov. 7 and will feature "Stories of Creation", followed by "Lives of Jesus" on Nov.14.  Snacks and drinks provided in the kitchen; DVD & discussion in the Memorial-Salem room. Hope to see you there!

Gifts and Goodies GalaSaturday, November 17, 10am – 3pm.  An event for the whole family.  Mini trade fair, bake table, crafts, soup, pie and more.  We are looking for donations of new items for the silent auction; gently used quality items will be accepted at our discretion. Bake table donations are greatly appreciated.  Please bring to the church by Nov. 16. Tickets will be on sale starting Oct. 21. If you or someone you know would like to rent a table, please call the office at 526-2237.

Christmas Kettles -  The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to man their kettles for the Christmas Kettle Campaign during the Christmas season.  If you are interested in helping out, contact Ashley Barnes at the Salvation Army office 403-527-2474 or cell 587-253-0740.

Campus Care Project – The Outreach Committee is collecting items for Campus Care Grocery Packages to provide Medicine Hat College students with a little bit of help during the holiday season.  Suggested items are canned fruit & juice boxes, canned soup, canned vegetables, cereal, small cans of ham, Ichiban soup, small packets of instant oatmeal, Kraft Dinner, peanut butter, pork & beans, Sidekicks, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, small cans of tuna.  A monetary donation is also accepted and cheques can be made payable to St. John’s Presbyterian Church, who is coordinating this project.  They are hoping to put together 175 hampers which will be delivered prior to November 20th.  A box will be marked and available by the coat rack in the hall. Your generous support is appreciated for these students in this upcoming season of giving.    






Sermons are posted on the internet. Click Here to Access.

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.

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.

Food Hampers – Due to the increasing need, and a limited allotment of food vouchers, 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: canned tomatoes, canned fruit, jam, 1 litre size of juice, boxed cereal, canned ham, tuna, or salmon. Extras: sidekicks, toothpaste/toothbrush, bar soap, re-usable grocery bags. Items can be left in the box just outside the choir room.

Fundscrip Fundraiser – You order or purchase gift cards and the church receives a rebate from the card(s).  Order forms are available at either entrance or the church office during business hours.  Some of the cards we have in stock are: Superstore, Sobey’s/Safeway, Moxie’s, Winners and A&W.  New options are: Starbucks, Wendy’s, Pizza 73, Giant Tiger, Tim Horton’s, Walmart & Subway. Cards will be available today and are available from the church office.

Gordon Memorial United Church is selling Cookie Dough – If you are interested in ordering any, please contact Velda  403-529-6961 or Sharon 403-548-6182.







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