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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.



 

 

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March 31,  2019                      

 

Scripture Reader                                                Katherine Smithson 

                                                                   Joshua 5:9-12, Psalm 32
                                       2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Greeters                                                        Doris & Allan Bloomfield                                                       

Ushers          Carolyn Boylan, Joanne Clark, Jack & Margot Coleman

                                                                                                 

                            

 

Upcoming Events

Faith Formation and Christian Education is a committee that plans and promotes dynamic life-long learning through Small Group Ministry, Sunday School, Small Group Ministry, Study Groups, Youth Group, Adult Bible Study and more.  As with all FAM Committees, FFCE is an important part of the day to day life of the church.  If you are interested in joining this committee, contact Piehl at 403-548-0268 or [email protected].

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.

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

Gordon Memorial United Church -- Spring Tea -- Sunday, March 31st,  2 pm to 4 pm -- $5

 

“Raising the Roof in Song” – coffee house style entertainment in Taylor Hall with many popular local talents performing on Friday, April 5, 7:00pm at St John’s Presbyterian Church (504-2 St SE). Free will offering to help offset the costs of Taylor Hall roof repairs. Refreshments & snacks provided.


Naramata Centre 2019 Summer Programs - This July and August come nourish your mind, body and spirit by joining us for our all-ages programming on the sunny shores of Okanagan Lake!  Naramata Centre is a 23-acre spiritual and educational retreat that offers a wide variety of creative weekly courses, in a nourishing environment. Choir, painting, tai chi, dance, canning, ukelele, kids' programs...   For full information, please go to  www.naramatacentresociety.org.  

  

 

 

 



 

 

      Announcements

Lunch at FAM Event will be at noon on the first 4 Tuesdays in April. We will be serving soup with a bun, dessert & a beverage for $5.00. Gluten free soup will be available. This is a fundraiser for the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter. Signup sheets for food donations, etc. will be available following service. If you have any questions please call Lorine at 403-527-2774.

Living the Questions 2.0 Progressive Faith Study - Please join us for any or all sessions! Tuesday March 26, from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Memorial-Salem Room (library/lounge). Each weekly 20-minute DVD features several of 30 interesting and diverse religion leaders on a specific theme, followed by discussion. Drinks and snacks are available. The final 2 topics will be Debunking the Rapture, and Honoring Creation.  We hope to see you then!


Coffee Conversation
: There is an insert in this morning’s bulletin containing a statement from the church on the proposed supervised consumption site coming downtown. Next Sunday March 31, you are invited to come to a Coffee Chat after church in the Memorial Salem Room to learn more and to discuss this statement and its release. We hope to see you there!

Celebrate Music VI

– Sunday April 14 @ 7pm. This event combines our choir with many singers, musicians and guest directors (Teague Bates, Katie-Anne Nemeth, Curtis Perrin, Brad van Middelkoop, Colleen Whidden, Mark Ward). Tickets ($20) are available from Stone Furs, the office or from choir members. Guest performers: Expandable Brass & the MHC Chamber Ensemble.

A Turkey Shoot will take place on Sunday, April 14th during coffee fellowship. Cost is $5.00/3 darts.


 


 

 

 


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