Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Desolation to Delight!
Sunday, January 20th
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary. Scripture readings:
11:30 am – Caritas Soup and Sandwich Luncheon
6:30 pm – Youth Group Meeting in the Fairview Room
Monday, January 21st
7:00 pm – Caritas Meeting – Leah Gray’s Home
Tuesday, January 22nd
1:30 pm – 56 Unit Meeting – Trinity Lounge
7:00 pm – Nelson Interfaith Climate Vigil at the Anglican Church
Wednesday, January 23rd
1:15 pm – Décor Team – Sanctuary
Thursday, January 24th
7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
Friday, January 25th
1:00 pm – Men’s Group Games Afternoon – Trinity Lounge
Saturday, January 26th
9:30 am – Climate Action Now Event in the Fairview Room
Sunday, January 27th
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary. Scripture readings: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21
12 noon – Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group – Trinity Lounge
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For the Children Sunday school resumes each Sunday except for the Intergenerational Sunday We have a Nursery Room available upstairs by the balcony, a Quiet Play Centre at 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 in this ministry.
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The flowers this morning are in loving memory of my parents,
Dean and Mary Findlay
from Linda Mae.
David will be on holidays for a couple weeks and will be back in the office on Monday, February 4th. Thank you to Carol Prochaska for leading us in worship the next two Sundays.
Thank You …
To Donna Strongman for purchasing a long reach stapler for the church office.
To all who attended the congregational meeting last Sunday.
To Sara Sheeham for providing delicious goodies for the past two Sundays.
To Lois for providing valuable assistance with budget planning for 2019.
To the UC women who provided a lovely memorial luncheon for the family and friends of Joyce Zubick.
To Brian and Donna Strongman, Kathy Baker, and Leah Gray for setting up the Trinity Lounge for the memorial.
Sunday, January 20th— Soup and Salad Lunch
Join the Caritas women after the service for a delicious soup and salad fundraising lunch. There are eight kinds of soup, buns, Caesar and green salads, and dessert with tea and coffee. Gluten, vegetarian and dairy free options are available. All this plus wonderful companionship for the low cost of $10.00 per person (children are free).
Men’s Game Time Every second and fourth Friday of the month Men will gather at 1:00 pm inTrinity Lounge to play any variety of games like UNO, Cribbage, Crokinole. Come and join us. Joe Woodward and David Cunningham can tell you more…
Friendly Reminder re Parking for Church & Church Events
With our location on the corner of two streets, and with the hills parking is a challenge. Our request is that the more able-bodied folk please park farther away from the church thus leaving the spots on the streets closer to the church for those who need them. This includes the parking lot at the back of the church, too. Many of you already carpool and that’s great; a nice social time, too.
Climate Action Now
Are you interested in exploring how to develop your climate advocacy skills? We invite you to join Dona Grace and Anni Holtby, recently trained Climate Advocate Facilitators, for a special workshop hosted by our local chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The world’s greatest problems were not solved by hopelessly looking the other way, but rather empowering ourselves to take action as a group. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) supports individuals to come together as a team, to step up and make a difference. CCL’s approach is non-partisan and based on the principles of non-violence and compassion. Details:
Saturday, January 19th, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nelson United Church in the Fairview Room
2019 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 2019 church calendar, please speak with Lynne Busby
Windows Memorial Plaques In memory of Elaine Balahura, Lesley Joan Kennedy and Lorne Owen Kennedy (Donna Strongman’s sister and brother), we have added their names to the Windows Memorial Plaque. If you would like to add a name in memory to the Windows Memorial Plaqueplease speak to Donna or Lois in the office.
Recorder Ensemble Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble is starting rehearsals for a new session, so now is the time to join! Talk to Robin Murray.
NUC Account at Bottle Depot We have an account set up at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot and Recycling Centre. A reminder that before they start counting your bottles and cans, let them know they’re for Nelson United Church or they’ll give you cash if you don’t. Every little bit helps – thanks, everyone!
Looking for Ushers We are looking for someone to join the Ushering Team. Would you be able to spend a bit of time before the service, once every 5 months or so, welcoming folks and giving out bulletins? Please let me, or Lois in the office, know if you would like to volunteer in this way. Thanks – Donna Strongman
Communion Bread Makers
If you are interested in taking a turn making bread for Communion please contact Lynne Busby.
Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement Chair Yoga will be at 8:30 am on Mondays and Thursdays at the Seniors’ Centre on Vernon Street.
Important Reminder Regarding our Prayer List Whenever adding a person’s name to our prayer list, please be respectful of that person’s privacy and Check with them or their family to make sure they want to be on the prayer list. Do not share their personal health information unless they say it is ok to share it. Please contact the office to ensure all details are correct and the name is added to the bulletin. Thank you for being a community full of love and compassion.
Gifts with Vision Catalogue Searching for new and meaningful gift ideas this year? You will find something for everyone on your list in the “Gifts with Vision”, the United Church’s giving catalogue. The catalogues are available in the Narthex or online: www.giftswithvision.ca
We Know That You Are Out there The Pastoral Care Team is looking for people to help support the 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.
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 Nelson United Church is one of 200 Affirming Ministries in the United Church of Canada. In the coming weeks, our worship bulletin will contain terms and definitions to help us stay up-to-date with the constantly changing gender and sexuality language.
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 200 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.
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