a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

hanks to all who are part of the leadership for this morning’s service: Eileen Metcalfe, Peter Fyne and the Choir, and members of the Outreach Committee. Thanks also to Ann Naylor for sharing her “Great Peace March” presentation with us.

Church Calendars 2013 are now available at $6.00 each. Please see Pat Schulz after worship or contact Sharon in the office.

The Immanuel Outreach Committee has designated the third Sunday of every month as “Stella Sunday”, and receive donations of food for Stella’s Sunday afternoon programming. Donations of high protein canned meats and beans, cheez whiz, jams, peanut butter, crackers, juice boxes, baby food, baby supplies and also cookies and buns would be greatly appreciated. The Outreach Committee will make sure these items get to Northend Stella. The next “Stella Sunday” is November 18th. Please help out if you can.

Upcoming Newsletter We will be putting together a November newsletter. Submissions are due by Tuesday, November 13th. Please email to iuchurch or contact Sharon in the office.

Advent Worship Planning: Anyone who is interested in taking part in the planning of our Advent worship services is invited to gather in the upstairs lounge from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 17th. Muffins and cheese will be available to fuel the creative spirit, but we will plan to be done meeting by lunch. If you are planning to come, please sign up on the sheet in the Amen Corner.

Advent Music The choir has begun practicing for Christmas. If you would like to join us for this seasonal music, choir practices are Thursday evenings at 7pm.

White Gift Sunday will be on November 25th. Immanuel supports a variety of Winnipeg projects by donations of money (use your offering envelope marked “White Gift”), food, children’s gifts, baby supplies. Please bring these on November 25th as you are able.

“JUST” Christmas, a Bazaar with a difference. Five United Churches in our area are again organizing the 5th annual “Fair Trade Global Market” where local vendors sell goods to support local and global concerns. This year it will be held on Sunday, December 2nd from 2-5pm at John Black Memorial United Church. Any questions or suggestions please call Muriel at 663-2504.

Cookies for “Just” Christmas Event All the United Church congregations in this area planning this event have been asked to bring 15 dozen cookies for tea/coffee time. If you can help by donating some cookies that would be much appreciated. Please see sign up sheet in the AMEN corner. Please bring the cookies to Worship on December 2nd and they will be delivered to John Black.

Sing for Peace An annual event sponsored by Project Peacemakers with performances by the Grant Park Singers, the Gordon Bell High School Choir, St. John’s Ravenscourt School Choir and the dance group Manoher Perfor. This event will be held TODAY Sunday, November 11th at 2pm at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church. Tickets are $10 (children 12 and under free) and are available at the door.

Christmas Bazaar will be held at North Kildonan United Church, 174 Pentland Street on Saturday, November 17th from 10am to Noon. Everyone welcome!

LITE’s 16th Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held on Friday, November 23rd at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre, 45 Robinson (at Dufferin). Come & Go 7-10am. Tickets are $15, children ages 6-12 are $5 and children under 6 are free. Tickets are available by calling the LITE office at 204-942-8578 or at the door.

Remember our Red River Co-op gas number is 193228.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Nov 11th

2:00 – 6:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Monday, Nov 12th

8am to Noon Winnipeg Harvest
8:00-9:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Tuesday, Nov 13th

9:30 am Study Group
7:00 pm Presbytery Meeting
7:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Nov 14th

8:00 pm AA Group
Thursday, Nov 15th

7:00 pm Choir Practice
8:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous
Friday, Nov 16th

8:00 – 10:30pm Church Jehovah Nissi
8:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group
Saturday, Nov 17th

8am to 11am Church Jehovah Nissi
9am to Noon Advent Planning Meeting
2:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous
5:00-10:00pm Church Jehovah Nissi

I will be in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Have a nice week!

Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator

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