SATURDAY DECEMBER 8 – PORTLAND UNITED CHURCH BAKE SALE AND LUNCHEON
Also – Check out our TREASURE TABLES – All sorts of interesting items
Choose your favourites from a selection of delectable home baking from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and then enjoy a delicious luncheon between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Choice of soups, freshly made sandwiches, and dessert.
Also gluten free options! Luncheon cost: $10
Sunday December 9 – White Gift Sunday
THIS WEEK: December 3 – 8
Wednesday – Cases of Caring – sewing – 9 a.m. to noon at PUC
Thursday – Portland Pealers practice at 5:45 p.m.; Choirs practice at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Combined Choir Practice 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Four Rivers Free Youth Event – Dec. 15 at Portland United Church 1:30 – 6:30.
Includes Christmas crafts, puppets, bell chimes, supper and Delta Christmas lights.
RSVP Cathy: 613-272- 2026. Poster for details.
Advent Readers are needed for both Elgin and Portland. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin boards. Two readers are needed for each service. Families of more than two can share the readings and candle lighting but if you are just “one” please choose a day and another “one” can sign up for the same day.
Portland: Please pick up your 2019 Offering Envelopes. If you haven’t had Offering Envelopes and would like some for 2019, please speak to Cheryl Stoddard or Norma or put a note on a visitor’s envelope.
Portland UC – Poinsettias can be ordered and placed in memory of loved ones. $15 for red poinsettias (6 in. pot). Contact Margaret at 613-272-3630 to place orders before Dec. 17th.
New Portland Fundraiser for M&S
A very interesting variety of 60 lapel type pins have been donated and are on display in the Friendship Room. Choose whatever pin(s) you like and put your donation to M&S into the box provided. A minimum donation of $2 for each pin is requested.
The UCW is looking for knitters in our congregation who can make prayer shawls as our supply is becoming depleted. See Sheila McKeage re yarn and patterns as needed. Thank you!
UCW Christmas lunch December 18
at The Tangled Garden in Westport at 12:30 p.m.
Car pool from the church at 12:00.
Everyone is welcome.
Please let Connie know by Dec. 17th if attending (613-272-6747).
HELP WANTED: Supply Secretary Needed
The Elgin Portland Pastoral Charge requires a person for part of January and February to replace Norma who will be on medical leave for three weeks. Office hours are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the required dates are: January 23, 24, 30, 31, and February 6 and 7.
Also, previous to these dates, some time would be required for orientation/training. Main duties include preparing the bulletin, insert and PowerPoint for the following Sunday as well as general office duties. To apply, or for further information, please contact Jan Haskin (Chair of M&P) [email protected] after December 6. Please pass this on to anyone whom you think might be interested.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Portland 4 p.m.
Elgin 7 p.m.
DECEMBER 30 – Joint Service in Elgin at 10 a.m.
with special music by our combined choir.
Write for Rights in Toledo
St. Andrew’s United Church, Toledo
Sunday December 9, Drop-in 1 pm – 4 pm
Enjoy music, free refreshments and be a part of this worldwide Human Rights Day Event.
If people want to come early we are having our
famous soup and sandwich lunch *free will offering* at noon.
Every year around International Human Rights Day on December 10th, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter or an e-mail on behalf of someone they’ve never met. Our messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion (called “prisoners of conscience” by Amnesty), stop the use of torture, commute death sentences and end other human rights abuses.