a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

2012 Church Calendars are now available. There are only 8 left. They are $6.00 each and can be purchased in the AMEN corner after Worship from Pat Schulz or contact Sharon in the office.

Potluck Decorations If you would like to donate a Christmas ornament(s) that are non breakable for our tree outside you are most welcome to hang them on the tree or leave them in the AMEN corner to be hung. Due to the fact that they are outside they will not be returned, we will save again for next year. Thanks.

Christmas Flowers If you would like to contribute to Christmas flowers, please see Sharon Barbour or call her at 668-4571.

Immanuel Players Theatre is starting the Immanuel Players Company and all former actors, stage hands, lighting people, kitchen/dessert organizers and anyone who might be interested in being part of the group in the future are invited to a free chilli lunch meeting right after church TODAY Sunday, December 4th. We will meet upstairs and discuss possible plays for 2012, talk about what changes could be done and have fun spending time together. For more information talk with Glen Smyth.

Golspie Club will be holding their annual luncheon on Thursday, December 8th at noon.

Observer Subscription Renewals If you would like to renew or start a new subscription, please call Sharon in the office or if paying by cheque, please make it payable to Immanuel United Church and mark “Observer” on your offering envelope. Deadline is Tuesday, December 20th. Note: The cost is $20.00 per subscription.

C.E. Committee Members We will be having a meeting after Worship TODAY Sunday, December 4th.

Write for Rights: Our letter-writing last year led to a successful outcome in more than half the cases featured! This year is Amnesty International’s 50thanniversary, so we expect that this will lead to the most successful Write for Rights ever! Immanuel United Church is signed up again this year, so please join us to write a letter on the day after Human Rights Day – Dec 11th – it’s a simple act that can save a life!

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) The Pastoral Care committee has recruited a Certified Instructor to teach this course here at Immanuel on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 from 9am to about 4pm. The course will include: certification, adult and child C.P.R. and choking, instruction on deliberators and a take home manual. There is no age limit for participation, a maximum of 20 people per class, a charge of $63.00 per participant. If this date works for you, please sign up on a new list in the Amen corner or leave your name at the church office. If you have any questions please call Muriel at 663-2504.

Blue Christmas Service will be held at John Black Memorial United Church on Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm. The ‘Blue Christmas’ tradition honours the feeling that many people have that the Christmas season is not an easy one to get through. Everyone welcome.

1Hope Winnipeg(Five communities, one hope) 1Hope Winnipeg is a group of non-profit organizations working together towards a brighter future by connecting with, supporting and empowering some of the most disenfranchised people in our city. The five outreach ministries are North End Stella, Oak Table, Rainbow Ministry, St. Matthew’s-Maryland and West Broadway. Please visit their website www.1hopewinnipeg.com for more information or call 954-2904. There are also brochures in the AMEN corner.

Flower Policy Anyone wishing to place flowers in the church, please sign Flower Calendar for a date of your choice. You are then invited to bring your own flowers. I am available to help with choices regarding colors or flowers. Either contact me or the church office to place an announcement in the church bulletin. Sharon Barbour 668-4571.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Dec 4th

2:00 – 6:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Monday, Dec 5th

8:00-9:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Tuesday, Dec 6th

9:30 am Study Group
Wednesday, Dec 7th

8:00 pm AA Group
Thursday, Dec 8th

9:30 am Study Group
Noon Golspie Club Luncheon
7:00 pm Choir Practice
8:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous
Friday, Dec 9th

8:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group
8:00-10:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Saturday, Dec 10th

3:00-5:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
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