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News of Our Life Together
for November 29th – December 5th, 2015
Meetings and Events at St. George’s this Week
- Soup and Bun Lunch: TODAY, after the service
- Pantry/Drop In Volunteer Lunch: Dec. 2nd, 1:30pm - White Spot
- Choir Practice: Wednesday, 7:00 pm.
Upcoming Events at St. George’s Next week:
Communion Sunday next week: Please remember your food donations for St. George’s Pantry
LADIES ANNUAL VESPER SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
You are invited to our Annual Ladies UCW Vesper Service on Monday, December 7th, at 6:00 p.m. at St. George's United Church. We meet in the upper hall for desserts, music and some fun activity, followed by an Advent Worship Service in the Sanctuary. While we do not advertise in the wider community, we encourage congregants to invite friends. The desserts are provided by the UCW women, and men do the dishes! At 7:30 p.m. we will move to the Sanctuary where we offer you a quiet meaningful program demonstrating the real meaning of Christmas. Do not miss this opportunity to feel the breath of God as we join together and experience the calm of an Advent service to prepare us for the birth of Christ.
An offering is taken and given to the Comox Valley Hamper programs (Salvation Army and Remax Realty). If you wish you may also bring warm socks which will be shared between: ”everyone Deserves a Smile” and our Church Pantry
Advent and Christmas 2015/2016
December 4th North Island Choral Society Concert 7:30pm
December 5th North Island Choral Society Concert Matinee 2:00pm
December 5th Cumberland United: Carols & Angels 2:00pm
December 6th 2nd Sunday in Advent Worship 10:30am
December 7th Ladies Vespers Service & Dessert Evening 6:00pm
December 12th Comox United Blue Christmas Service 1:00pm
December 13th 3rd Sunday in Advent Worship 10:30am
December 20th Celebration Singers Concert Matinee 2:30pm
December 20st 4th Sunday in Advent Worship 10:30am
December 21st Celebration Singers Concert 7:30pm
December 24th Christmas Eve Candlelight Family Service 6:30pm
December 25th Christmas Day Service 10:30am
December 27th First Sunday After Christmas (with Carols) 0:30am
January 3rd Epiphany of the Lord Worship 10:30am
Prayers: Please remember in your prayers the following people and families: Jon and Mona Mahovic, Betty Anne Molitor and Family, Peter McVichie, Hetty Waldie, Win Argue, Cliff Fletcher, Marquerite Holgate & Sid, Jennifer Barter, the Disciple Bible Study Group.
Please call the office if there are any changes to the prayer requests.
Prayer Chain Requests: Please contact Lydia Wilson - firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY COVENANT
Today we enter in to covenant with members of our Disciple Bible Study group. Disciple is an intensive, 34 week small group that is diving deep in to the stories of the Bible (we read about 70% of it!), and going deeper and growing in their own spiritual lives. As a community of faith that firmly believes in the power of God’s story to change lives and reconcile the world, we covenant to grow with them by supporting themin prayer, friendship and encouragement: Kristy Bell, Cheyenne Hutt, Carol Lidster, Ula Nieuwejaar, Jenny Millar, Lori Piercy, Jane Shutty, Susan Williams, Ellen Wise, Candice Woloyshyn and Hope Wydenes
Opportunities at St. George’s
Looking for Carpenters/Craftspeople
Are you a woodworker with the skills and tools necessary for crafting intricate figures? The Children’s Church curriculum often involves the use of wooden figures and objects to tell the biblical story, and we are in need of someone to help in creating them using already existing templates. We can pay for the materials if you provide yourself and the tools.
If you would love to use your God-given skills to help our children learn the biblical story and grow in their relationship with God, please speak with Cheyenne Huttcheyennevyvyan@gmail.com or 250-871-6422.
From the Outreach Committee:
Annual Mitten Tree collection: warm toques. scarfs and gloves for those in need in our Community.
Today’s Worship Leadership:
Head Usher John Graff
Greeters Rhoda Collins & Linda Green
Guest Book Gerry Graff
Ushers Joyce Wheeler & Judy Williams
Scripture Reader Betty Ann Molitor
Prayers of the People Ula Nieuwejaar
Preacher & Presider Rev. Ryan Slifka