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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:  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.



 

You are cordially Invited to a Classical Music Recital featuring 

Emma Coley

Wednesday, December 19th

7:00pm

Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church

Please join us after the recital for a casual reception

                                      

 

Contributing to Worship

 

Dec 23, 2018                                                                                    

 

Scripture Reader                                                                                         

                                                                                                 

                            

Greeters   

Ushers                                          

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] 

FAM AGM is on January 27. Your Board is asking you to consider either joining a committee or chairing a committee. Board committee reps we are looking for are: Vice Chair, Faith Formation and Christian Education and Congregational Life & Work. To continue to grow, we need people like you. If you are interested or need more info, contact Piehl at 403-548-0268 or [email protected]

Charitable Donation Receipt For 2018 – Please have your 2018 donations into the church by January 2.

Celebrate Music VI tickets are available following worship. The concert is not until Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 @ 7pm, but the $20 tickets would make a lovely Christmas gift for someone. The concert will once again feature a choir of around 55 voices, plus 6 directors and a band. This is a fundraising event for the church – anyone wishing to, tax-deductible donations are also accepted.


 


 

 

Community Events

 

The Tartones Men’s Chorus invite our many friends to our 2018 “Music of Christmas” on Wednesday, December 19 @ 7:30pm at St. John’s Presbyterian Church (downtown Medicine Hat). This close to Christmas, we hope to help you truly “get in the spirit”! Directed by Judith Dickie and accompanied by Allison Kapcala. Join us for the Reception following. Free-will offering.

The TarTones Men’s Chorus invite our many friends to our 2018 “Music of Christmas” on Wednesday, December 19 @ 7:30pm at St. John’s Presbyterian Church (downtown Medicine Hat). This close to Christmas, we hope to help you truly “get in the spirit”! Directed by Judith Dickie and accompanied by Allison Kapcala. Join us for the Reception following. Free-will offering.

Tickets to Crescent Heights High School’s Newsies are on sale. Josie, Ella, Noah, Rowan & Morgan are in it. The show runs Jan 30- Feb 2, Feb 5-9, 2019 @ 7pm. Tickets: $23 at http://www.chhsweb.ca/ 

 

 

      Announcements

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 of[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.

The FAM Library contains about 20 Christmas books for children of all ages.  You’re invited to have a look at them today in Wesley Hall.  Maybe even sign one out!

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, canned tomatoes, canned fruit, peanut butter and canned meat.

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!

FAM is planning to host 4 lunches in the Spring of 2019.  The money raised will to toward the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter.  We will be forming a committee in January and if you are interested in helping contact Lorine Marshall at 403-527-2774,

The 3rd Annual FAM & Salvation Army Christmas Dinner will be Dec 21st in Wesley Hall.  We will be serving Salvation Army a turkey supper.  If you can help cook mashed potatoes, turkey dressing or make tarts please email [email protected] or you can sign up after the service.

In addition to the Christmas Dinner, our Outreach Committee is sponsoring a Mitten/Scarf/Toque tree.  Your items can be hung on the tree in Wesley Hall.  These items will be distributed the night of the dinner.

 


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