For the Week of November 26

Published on Nov 25th, 2017 by Webminister | 0

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost 
           REIGN OF CHRIST

Sunday, November 26th
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 100Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 95:1-7aEphesians 1:15-23;  Matthew 25:31-46
         6:30 pm – Doors open for An Evening of Music concert
         7:00 pm – An Evening of Music, a concert fundraiser for Nelson United Church – Sanctuary

Monday, November 27th  
      9:00 am – Décor Team Meeting – Sanctuary
      7:00 pm – Intentional Living Meeting – Lounge

Tuesday, November 28th
        8:30 am – Chair Yoga – Fairview Room

Wednesday, November 29th
       8:30 am – Admin. Team Meeting – Office
       5:00 pm – Church Board pot-luck meeting – Trinity Loung
       7:00 pm – Bell Choir rehearsal, St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, November 30th
       7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, December 1st
       12 noon – Jubilee Unit pot-luck lunch – Commons Room at High Street Place

Saturday, December 2nd

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


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 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. 

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The flowers this morning are in loving memory of
Mike Berg,
with love from Marie and family


Staff Schedule
David is away at a Ministerial Retreat and will be back in the office on November 29th.  Thank you to Robin Murray for leading us in worship today.

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 all the sandwich-makers, craft-creators, awesome bakers, cash people
at the Saturday bazaar.  We made over $2,500!
         To the women of the UCW for all the wonderful ways that they support the church.
         To Jody Dudley, newest volunteer on the Ministry and Personnel Committee.
         To Christine Dudley, newest volunteer on the Affirming    Ministry Team.

Mustard Seed Deadline
Please send your poems, pictures, events, and any other articles to Jody Dudley by November 28th

Come One, Come All!
Fundraiser for Nelson United Church – An
Evening of Music with the Selkirk College Performers
and the Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus
Next Sunday, November 26th at 7:00 pm (doors 6:30 pm)
Tickets are $10 each (6 years old & under are free)
available in the Church Office or after worship on Sundays
or at Eddy Music on Baker St.

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

Nelson World AIDS Day Event
December 1st, 1 pm – 3pm in the Church Hall   An event to show support to those living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died. For more info:  250-777-3637

Save the Date
Join us for our Church Family Advent Event on Sunday, Dec. 3rd at 4:00 pm gathering for a short worship with singing, some creative activities, and a sharing of a simple meal (provided). All of our Church family and guests are welcome to this all-ages event!  RSVP to Robin or the Church Office 250-352-2822, so we know how many to cook for!

Advent Prayer Vigil
Please see Lynne Busby (250-352-3961) if you would like to spend a quiet, contemplative hour in the Sanctuary during the Advent Prayer Vigil on Saturday, December 2nd. 

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: Sun., Dec. 17 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,, 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



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