For the Week of December 3

Published on Dec 2nd, 2017 by Webminister | 0

ADVENT 1

Hope That is Active

Sunday, December 3rd 
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Isaiah 64:1-9Psalm 80:1-7, 17-191 Corinthians 1:3-9Mark 13:24-37
        11:30 am – Town Hall Meeting – Sanctuary
        4:00 pm – Advent Family Event – Church Hall

Monday, December 4th
       4:00 pm – NUC Trustees Meeting in the Fairview Room

Tuesday, December 5th
        There is NO Chair Yoga today.
      11:30 am – 56 Unit meets for lunch – Hume Hotel

Wednesday, December 6th
       7:00 pm – Bell Choir rehearsal, St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, December 7th  
      10:00 am – Kitchen Cleaning
        7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, December 8th  
        5:30 pm – Selkirk College’s Beans & Rice Dinner in the Church Hall
        7:00 pm – Youth Group meet at the Aquatic Centre

Saturday, December 9th

Sunday, December 10th  ADVENT 2
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Isaiah 40:1-11Psalm 85:1-2, 8-132 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8  

 

 

 For the Children 
 Children are always welcome and encouraged to come to church on Sunday. 
We have a Nursery Room available upstairs by the balcony, 
Quiet Play Centre in the front right-hand side of the sanctuary
and activity packages are available from the ushers. 

Intergenerational Sunday
The first Sunday of each month is Communion Sunday
and is an Intergenerational Sunday, 
so the children do not go to Sunday School. 
Activity packages are available from the ushers. 

We Are An Affirming Ministry
As an Affirming Ministry, we celebrate the diversity of God’s creation.
We celebrate the richness of our community when
we have diversity in age, gender identity,
racial/cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, ability,
and family configurations.
We seek to create a safe space
with an open invitation to bring every aspect of your whole self
into your participation within this ministry. 

The flowers this morning are in loving memory of
 Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel,
four American churchwomen who were murdered by
the El Salvador military December 2, 1980.
They are but the names and faces of hundreds of thousands of
other martyrs in Central America and around the world
whose death sows the seeds of justice.

The Rainbow Candle
 on our communion table is one way we acknowledge
and celebrate our Affirming Ministry.
World AIDS Day was December 1st

 

2017 Nelson United Church Pictorial Directories
If you haven’t received your 2017 Pictorial Directory yet they are available in the church office. 

Thank you…
       To Kathy Baker
for the idea, to Bob Steed for constructing and to Terry Baker for helping to install the wonderful new pulley system on the side wall.  No more dangerous ladder-climbing to get the banners hung!
       To Carol Prochaska and Judy Cameron for beautifying the communion table EVERY Sunday.
       To all who helped to begin the decorating for Advent.
       To Lynne Busby for organizing the prayer vigil, and to all who participated.
       To Doug Scott for coordinating the Book Study.

A Successful Fundraiser!
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and attended last Sunday’s An Evening of Music.  A huge thank you to Gilles Parenteau and the Selkirk College Performers and to Tim Joveski and the Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus for donating their time and talent!  Thank you also to Lois Berg for organizing, Jody Dudley for designing posters and tickets, Marg Stacey, Leah Gray, and Eddy Music for selling and collecting tickets and our Board Chair, Linda Mae Findlay for emceeing. It was a wonderful musical evening and we made $980!  

Town Hall Meeting, Sunday, December 3rd
Please plan to attend our town hall-style congregational meeting in the sanctuary after worship on Sunday, December 3rd.  We will review and discuss the new vision generated at last Sunday’s meeting.  If interested, there is information available on our website.

Mid-Morning Book Study 
will meet Tuesdays from 10 am to 11 am in the Trinity Lounge. The book: Resilience from the Heart by Gregg Braden. Sign up sheet in church office to order books (books also available online) Info: Doug Scott 250-352-5997

Annual Beans & Rice Dinner
Simple food in rich company and common purpose — please join us for a wonderful Beans & Rice Dinner, on Friday, December 8th at the Nelson United Church.  $15 – doors open at 5:30 pm.  Includes a silent auction and a presentation from last year’s student group.  For more information: 250-231-4780

The UCW is trying something new for Christmas this year.  
Participating in the Cookie Walk is the perfect way to stock up on goodies for the Christmas season.  Fill up the provided container for the low, low price of $10. All cookies are guaranteed home-made, and there will also be some gluten-free and/or dairy-free selections.  Come one, come all to the  Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 16th from 10 am till 1pm (or earlier if we run out of cookies!) in the Church Hall.

United Church & Friends Carollers
We have a date for our Christmas carol sing-along at Lakeview Village, 1020 7th Street: Sunday, December  17th 1:30-2:30. All ages are welcome! We’ll meet there at 1:20. Bring jingle bells, instruments, if you like, call Madelyn 250-505-4122. Please feel free to invite others.  Thanks! 

2018 Canadian Church Calendar
The calendar features colourful photos of United Churches from across the country and notes special days and church seasons. Keep track of liturgical seasons and colours, significant United Church days, and lectionary dates. If you wish to order a 2018 church calendar, please speak with Lynne Busby 250-352-3961.

Recorder Ensemble
Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble will start rehearsals soon, as well as the Beginner Recorder Class.If you are interested in joining either group, please talk to Robin Murray, youth@nelsonunitedchurch.ca, 250-352-2822.

We Know That You Are Out there
The Pastoral Care Team is looking for people to help support members of our congregation. Do you like to play games? Visit? Could you help drive others to church or church events? Just a little bit of help can make a significant difference in the lives of others. Are you already doing this? We’d like to hear about it. For more information please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Team:  David Boyd, Dorothy Wayling, Dianne Harke, Irene McIlwaine, Joe Woodward, Judy Cameron, Robin Murray, Wendy Steed, Willa Horsfall. 

Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement
All are welcome to join in gentle chair yoga classes Tuesdays at 8:30 am in the Church Hall;
And Thursdays at 8:20 am at the Seniors Centre.

Kootenay Refugee Coalition 
If you are interested in donating to help the Kootenay Refugee Coalition support refugees coming to our area and to assist in supporting Selem and Helen from Eritrea, you may do so through your offering envelopes, noting Refugee Coalition in the memo line.  One time or monthly donations are greatly appreciated. Some people have opted to make a monthly donation through our PAR (pre-authorized program).  If this interests you, please contact our church office. See more on their FaceBook page

Scent Free Church
Please remember to refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and all other scented products to church.  We have some members with allergies to these products.

Affirm United’s Newsletter:   Consensus… Click to read

Caring Casseroles
Do you know someone (or yourself) who would be helped by having a pre-made meal?  There are a variety (vegetarian, gluten-free, and meat) of casseroles in the freezer in our kitchen.  Please let Donna Strongman know and it could be delivered, or take it yourself.

Prayer Shawl Group
Over 165 hand knitted or crocheted prayer shawls have been lovingly created by members of the Prayer Shawl Group.  The shawls have been received by those appreciating a ‘warm hug filled with God’s love’.  Anyone wishing to knit or crochet prayer shawls (beginners welcome!) are invited to join us in the Trinity Lounge the first Monday of each month at 1:30 pm.  For more info please speak to Anne Corbett

Drivers Needed
Once again we are seeking drivers to bring church members to our Sunday morning worship service.We especially need someone to bring 2-3 residents from Lakeview Village on a regular basis.  Please see Judy Cameron if you can help out. 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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