a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

The Flowers Today are in memory of Dorothy and Ralph Donnelly given with love from Ian, Leslie, Scott, Laura, Kyle, Amanda, Laura, Sandra, Michel, Antoine, Myreille, Brigitte, and Amy.

2017 United Church Calendars are now available. They are $6.00 each. Please call the office or see Pat Schulz after worship.

The Sharing BasketYou will see a white basket under the front stairs marked The Sharing Basket. As an outreach effort we collect items for the third Sunday of each month to supply some of the needs at North End Community Ministry and St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, according to their wish lists, which are posted in the AMEN corner. We will now include our own Winnipeg Harvest depot , which has requested our help specifically , to augment the supply of feminine hygiene products and, currently, diapers sizes 2 & 5. Thank you for your generous help. The next Sunday is November 20th to donate as you are able.

The Annual Pre-Advent Dinner will be held Saturday, November 26 from 5:00 to 7:00, providing an opportunity for us to move thoughtfully into the Advent season by considering this year’s theme of “Getting the Message.” This is a potluck supper, and all are invited and welcome. Please sign up on the sheet in the Amen corner. Come, and bring your family and friends for this time of feasting and preparation.

On December 4, 2016, we are holding our annual Amnesty International Write for Rights letter writing event. Each year around December 10th, International Human Rights Day, people from around the world come together to write letters calling for the protection and promotion of human rights. Amnesty supporters in 140 countries wrote more than 3.5 Million messages in 2015. Your words protected people and communities around the globe whose Human Rights are under attack. Please join us after worship on December 4, 2016 where we will have available, information on the urgent cases highlighted for 2016, writing materials and sample letters. If you have any questions please contact Karen Turk or Marg Smith.

White Gift Sunday is December 4th. We collect non-perishable food items, children’s gifts, hygiene products for babies and adults and really hope to gather cash funds to support refugees and the hungry. Please help as best you are able, and bring what you can on December 4th, 2016.

Hurricane Matthew The United Church of Canada is calling for prayers, and has launched an appeal for donations that will provide humanitarian relief to Haiti, Cuba, and nearby Caribbean countries devastated by Hurricane Matthew. If you would like to donate please mark “Hurricane Matthew” on your envelope.

BANNERS… we are so happy to see the banners in our Worship space. Please feel free to get as close to the banners as you like, but it is appreciated that they are not touched. Thank you.

Retirees Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from noon to 2pm. Please see sign up sheet in the AMEN corner.

A Celebration of Possibilities The Fly and Camel Café presents A Celebration of Possibilities featuring social entrepreneur Shaun Loney reading from his new book ‘An Army of Problem-Solvers’ with songs for hope and justice by Carlos and the Suspiroes on Saturday, November 19th at 7pm at St. Mary’s Road United Church, 613 St. Mary’s Road. $10 per person. All proceeds to the Social Enterprise Development Fund.

Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 7am to 10am at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, 45 Robinson. Tickets are $20 each. Buy your tickets online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600890


Tuesday, Nov 15th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
Noon Retirees Luncheon Sanctuary/Auditorium
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Thursday, Nov 17th 7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Nov 18th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Nov 19th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Sanctuary/Auditorium