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December 24 & 25 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                                9:30am Wednesdays   Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky              10-11am on pause until January 4 Thursdays     Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews Presbyterian)       9:30-11am Dec 24           Christmas Eve Services       SUC at 6pm, Upper at 8pm Dec 25           Christmas Day Service                                                   10am Jan 1              New Year’s Day Service with Rev. Jennifer             10am


ANNOUNCEMENTS for December 24 & 25, 2016 Christmas Eve & Day

AFFIRM: Sackville United has received word that our Affirm Vision Statement has been approved by Affirm United. We can now proceed to the next step of the Affirm Process, which is to develop and Action Plan. The Executive is inviting the creation of the Circle of Service to create this plan. It is hoped that this group could have a plan ready for the AGM. If you are interested in helping with this task, please sign up on the Discernment Board.

Some Sound (and visual) Advice: If you would like to learn how to use the sound board at the back of the church or to get involved with the words on the screen for Sunday worship, please sign up on the Discernment Board. Craig is willing to help show you the ropes (and buttons).

Would Someone You Know Appreciate a Pastoral Care Visit?:  Pastoral care for SPC is generously being provided by Rev. Jean Ward.  For any pastoral care needs, or if you know someone who might appreciate a visit, please contact Rev. Ward directly – 902-694-4372 or GIFTS WITH VISION: Christmas is already here, but every season can be a time for giving!  Why not give the gift of a generous heart through Gifts with Vision, a United Church Mission & Service project.  Learn more and select your gifts at or pick up a brochure at the table in the back of the sanctuary.

“The Hours of Christmas”:  The Prayer Bench has generously offered a free Christmas Day resource for families and individuals.  Copies are available on the side table in the sanctuary for all to take home with them.  Thank you to Janice MacLean for creating and sharing this wonderful resource.

2017 Offering Envelopes Now Available:  2017 offering envelopes are available for pickup on the table along the wall as you enter the sanctuary.

UCW COLLECTING SMALL ITEMS TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE:  UCW continues to save the following items:  Independent Grocery Tapes, pop tabs, plastic bread tabs, used postage stamps (1/4″ border), Campbell’s Soup Labels, the front cover of used Greeting Cards.  All items can be left in the basket which is on the book shelf as you come in the main entrance of the church.

CENTERING PRAYER:  Centering prayer group meets every Monday; all are welcome to join for one half hour of prayer together.

Check out the projects, ideas, and circles of interest on our Discernment Board (to the left of the sanctuary entrance):

Sign your name for something that interests you, or start a group of your own!

  1. Become part of our A/V team

  2. Join in an Epiphany craft project

  3. Help host or attend our Wednesday morning coffee time co-hosted with Open Sky

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