Sunday November 17, 2019:
We are grateful to Norma Wrightly for leading our worship celebrations.
Elgin United Church hosts their Annual Dinner at the Lion’s Hall – Feast of Stephen. Seating at 5 pm.
Advent Newsletter – Last Submissions must be in by today. We hope to have the Newsletter ready for distribution on November 24. Remember, this is “news from the pews’ so if you wish to let others know about something or have a thought to share, please send your item to Jan Haskin – email@example.com or hand in to the office.
THIS WEEK – November 18- 24
November 19 – Tuesday – Portland UCW at 1:30 p.m.
November 20 – Wednesday – NO V.I.B.E.
Sewing – Cases of Caring 9 a.m. to Noon.
November 21 – Thursday – Portland Pealers practice – 5:45 / Choirs practice – 7:30
NEXT SUNDAY November 24 – 24th after Pentecost – Christ The King – Guest Worship Leader will be Margaret Martin
Portland: If you don’t have Offering Envelopes and would like some for 2020, please speak to Norma Cummings or put a note on a visitor’s envelope and place in the offering plate. Thank you!
Portland and Elgin: Calling all knitters and crocheters. We are again looking for prayers’ shawls. If you can donate your time and talent to those who need comfort and support, it would be greatly appreciated.
Advent Readers are needed for both Elgin and Portland Please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board. 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.
Pre-Order Your Christmas Tourtieres Before November 22. Pies are frozen, ready to bake – $15 – Order now as a limited number will be available – Pick up is November 29 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign-up sheet is on the PUC bulletin board or call Sheila 613-272-3531 to order.
December 7 – Build a Mountain of Food Portland Community Centre 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Then Join us for Lunch, at Portland United Church. Soup, Sandwich, Dessert and Beverage $10.00 – Sponsored by the Portland Pealers Handbell Choir
December 11 – UCW Christmas Lunch at 12:00 noon – Stagecoach Restaurant in Newboro. Two or three choices of a meal with non-alcoholic beverage for $20 or you can order off the regular menu. Everyone welcome. We will have carpools available from the church at 11:30. Please let Connie know if you will be attending. 613-272-6747 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 14 – VIBE participants gather at Rev. Takouhi’s place for their annual Christmas Cheer at 11:00 a.m.
December 15 – 3rd Sunday of Advent – JOY – We will be singing our favourite Christmas Carols and Reflecting on them. Please register your favourite Christmas Carol on the sheet posted on the bulletin board before December 8.