Announcements for Sunday, November 24th, 2019:
10:30 am Service of Worship & Church School
11:30 am Coffee Hour
From the Board of Managers:
As of December 2019 our mobility lift will no longer be able to be maintained and will require replacement. We want to keep our Church accessible for everyone who comes here. The Board would appreciate any donation amount to help aid this project. Donations of $5,000.00 and over will be recognized on a plaque to be placed in the Church. For more information or for making contributions please contact Neil McCaig 519-822-0386.
Thank you on behalf of the Board of Managers
EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
Duff’s Choir Practice – Every Thursday, @ 7pm. More Singers are Welcome.
Monday Evenings @ 7:30 pm Puslinch Fitness – Join us for an hour of exercise with a certified instructor, first class free, $5/class after initial class. Bring your stability ball and try cardio drumming.
The Outreach Community – Thank you for your donations to the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington. $91.80 was received.
Watch for the red clothesline. Your donations of men’s socks and underwear and cold weather items will be given to the Welcome Inn and Wyndham House.
A donation of $250 is being given to Food 4 Kids Guelph to help close the weekend gap for hungry children.
The Outreach Community would like to invite you and your friends to the Christmas Potluck on Thursday, November 28th at 12 noon. We’re delighted that Wendy and Paul McDonald and guest soloist will lead us in Christmas music and fun. What a great way to begin the Christmas season!
Christmas plate donations such as cookies, squares and homemade candy would be appreciated for Dec.1st.
Watch for details concerning Christmas toys and gifts for the family we are adopting.
November 24, 2019 @ 2:00pm – Santa Claus Parade – Please let us know if you would like to help with Duff’s float. A special thank you to the Optimist Club
Advent Study – ‘Embracing the Light’
As we prepare, once again, for the coming of Emmanuel, how do we keep familiar scripture fresh? How do we approach it if we’re not familiar with it? Please sign up in Nanson Hall for the times offered, ranking your preference. We’ll begin during the week of November 25th.
EVENTS IN DECEMBER
December 1st – 3rd – Silent Retreat – Crieff Hills – Begin the season of Advent with quiet time away from Sunday evening until Tuesday morning. Hosted by Rev. Kristine O’Brien. Cost $260 single room. Register at www.crieffhills.com
The Hastings Family Upcoming Events:
- Matilda- Olivia playing Matilda / December 6 and 7 / no showtimes or ticket info yet / GC High School in Guelph.
Sunday, December 8, @ 2pm – Freelton United Church – Christmas Concert & Community Carol Sing. See poster in Nanson Hall.
December 11th @ 11:00am lunch & learn Sunrise therapeutic riding & learning centre
Followed by lunch.
December 2nd to 13th – Christmas lunch at Crieff Hills Retreat Centre, Monday to Friday at 12:30. A sumptuous buffet in our 1874 schoolhouse. $20 per person. RSVP at email@example.com or call 1-800-884-1525
Sunday December 8th at 4pm – Advent supper & Lantern Walk at Crieff Hills Retreat Centre.
$25 pp / $8 children. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-884-1525
Shoebox project of Guelph/Wellington
Interested in something to donate to this Christmas season? Consider the Shoebox project, a gift wrap box given to women experiencing homelessness in our area. Fill a box with $50 worth of gifts including: socks, mitts, scarf, hand warmers, nut free candy, tea, instant coffee or hot chocolate or cup-o-soup, body/hand lotion, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, comb, shampoo, nail polish, lipstick, lip-balm, purse size tissue, gift cards for groceries, coffee shops, book shops, bus tickets, journal, puzzle book, colouring book, pencils and pens,
DO NOT INCLUDE: products containing alcohol, razors, free samples or hotel size products, feminine hygiene products, clothing that’s sized, heavily scented items, candles, anything that expires in 6 months.
Your box or bag of items can be left at the church (Jane & Karen) will take them to drop off locations or you can drop them off yourself at these locations during their business hours before December 13.
Community Living, 8 Royal Rd.
Cora Breakfast and Lunch, 35 Harvard Rd.
Planet Bean Coffee Downtown, 2 Wyndham St. N.
York Rd Kitchen & Chocolate Bar, 648 York Rd.
December 23 movie afternoon “Downton Abbey movie” dress up and join us for tea & treats