For the Week of October 29

Published on Oct 28th, 2017 by Webminister | 0
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
                  “Reformation Sunday”

Sunday, October 29th
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 34:1–12; Psalm 90:1–6, 3–17;  Leviticus 19:1–2, 15–18; Psalm 11 Thessalonians 2:1–8; Matthew 22:34–46 
       11:30 am – Party of the Decades Potluck Lunch – Church Hall

Monday, October 30th

Tuesday, October 31st
        8:30 am – Chair Yoga – Church Hall

Wednesday, November 1st
       7:00 pm – Bell Choir rehearsal, St. Paul’s Room

Thursday, November 2nd
       11:15 am – Admin. Team Meeting – Church Office
       7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, November 3rd
        7:00 pm – Youth Group Meets in the Church Hall

Saturday, November 4th
        5:30 pm – Fowl Supper (doors open 5:00 pm) in the Church Hall

Sunday, November 5th
          9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings: Joshua 3:7–17; Psalm 107:1–7, 33–37; Micah 3:5–12; Psalm 43; 1 Thessalonians 2:9–13; Matthew 23:1–12

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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. 

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This morning’s flowers:
Remembering Mary Kershaw
with love from Mildred Anderson.

Thank You …   
       To Donna Macdonald, Leah Gray, Leslie Windsor, Joe Woodward and Roy Nelson for writing the Prayers of the People in October.
       To the Jubilee Unit of the UCW for providing coffee services in October.
       To Peter Busby and Donna Strongman for being the driving forces behind the Fowl Supper.

NUC Library
Thank you to Lorna Inkster for tidying up our library.  Please feel free to take home any books that are in the boxes in the corner of the Church Hall.

Hot off the Press!
Our pictorial directories have arrived and will be distributed downstairs after worship. The cost of the directories was about $6.00 per copy to print. There is no charge to you, however, if you would like to make a donation to help cover these costs, it would be appreciated.  Please see Donna Strongman for your copy. 

Introducing Our  Board
    In case you wondered, here’s the line-up for this year:
                Linda-Mae Findlay …. Chair
                Leah Gray …. Treasurer and Presbytery Rep.
                Kathy Baker …. Secretary
                Shirley Moon …. Member-at-large
                Mary Ann Morris …. Member-at-large
                David Boyd …. Clergy 
     We appreciate and thank them.

Nelson United Church Men’s Club
Annual Fabulous Fowl Supper
Saturday, November 4th at 5:30 pm
(doors open at 5:00 pm)
Ticket prices: Adults: $15,
Children- 12:  $8 (under 6 free), 
Family of 4: $35
Tickets are available from Men’s Club members.
As we usually sell out quickly for this event, we suggest you don’t wait!

56 Unit is Having a Wrap Party
The UCW’s 56 Unit is once again having a Wrap Party to wrap up those very popular mystery gifts for the Christmas Bazaar. We welcome anyone who wants to help us out on Thursday, November 7th at 9:00 am to about 2:00 pm in the Church Hall to help ‘wrap things up’.  A pizza lunch will be provided for everyone who comes help with wrapping the mystery gifts.

Congregational Meeting: Building for the Future
After worship, Sunday, November 12th
In the Church Hall with lunch provided by the Board
The Board will present a vision for your  consideration; if the vision
—arisen from all the meetings we’ve had and the data generated—
is acceptable, we’ll adopt it and move to the next stages of our
process in the coming months.
There will be a chance for feedback in smaller table settings and in the larger group. 

Keep the Date
The annual UCW Christmas Bazaar will be on Saturday, November 18th. We will be offering just the afternoon High Tea this year, from 1 until 3 pm. Delicious tea sandwiches and squares will be served, all for just $5. and check out the bake shop, crafts table, jewelry table, fair trade table and “new to you” table. The 56 Unit will be selling many wonderful wrapped mystery gifts for minimal prices. one, come all and bring a friend or two!

Camp Koolaree Society AGM
Camp Koolaree will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Castlegar United Church, 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 25th.  For more information, talk to Robin or email her

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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