For the Week of September 18

Published on Sep 17th, 2016 by Webminister | 0
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                    The Season of Creation: Winter

“We dare to live the Way of Jesus, 
embodying the Love of God.” 

Sunday, September 18th   
         9:45 am –Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary 
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Jeremiah 8:18-9:1Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7Luke 16:1-13
             After worship – Building our Future finger food pot-luck lunch and Discussion in the Church Hall

Monday, September 19th
       10:30 am –Worship Planning meeting in Trinity Lounge

Tuesday, September 20th
       2:00 pm – Pastoral Care Team meeting in the Fairview Room

Wednesday, September 21st
       1:00 pm – Critical Incident Training group in Trinity Lounge

Thursday, September 22nd
           7:00 pm – Climate Change Vigil, Nelson Unitarian Spiritual Centre at the Senior’s Centre, 717 Vernon Street
          7:00 pm – Chancel Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Friday, September 23rd

Saturday, September 24th

Sunday, September 25th   
        9:45 am –Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary 
     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16;   1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31
       11:45ish – Travel group meets inTrinity Lounge
       7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer group in Trinity Lounge

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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, a Quiet Play Centre in the front right hand side of the sanctuary, and activity packages are available from the ushers. 

Youth Group Helpers Needed
Adult volunteers are needed to share in helping out at our Youth Group meetings.  Teens need to connect with a variety of adults in the congregation to be grounded in their faith community! Our dates are Friday nights, Sept. 30, Oct 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18 and Dec. 2, so if there are two or three days you can help with, talk to Robin: 250-352-2822, youth@nelsonunitedchurch.ca

Staff Schedule
Lois is on holidays until October 11th.  Thanks very much to Barbara Couch for working in the office while Lois is away.

Thank You …
            Marg Stacey for representing Nelson United at the recent City of Nelson permissive tax exemption special council meeting.
            To Jasmine, Robin and Leslie for facilitating the fair-trade sales  initiative.
            To the Pastoral Care team for offering workshops this month.
            To Morgan, Christine and Jody for facilitating the Profiles of Courage calendar project this year. 
            To Donna Strongman for volunteering to be our Usher Coordinator

Building for the Future …  Join the Momentum
We will meet after coffee on Sunday, September 18th to discuss the results of the ‘Building for the Future’ cottage meetings and to gather your thoughts about moving our ministry forward.  All are welcome, whether you attended a cottage meeting or not.  Future directions for NUC involves all of us.

New Memorial Window Plaques
We have received memorial donations to our windows fund in memory of Dot and Murray Gustafson, and Louise and Roger Legge.  Plaques in their names have been added to Windows Memorial  Plaque.  Our thanks to the donors.

Financial Update
            At July 31st our operating disbursements exceeded our operating income by $22,870.

Profiles of Courage Calendar Project Launch 
Sunday, October 2nd with a Pot-luck Supper in the Church Hall at 5:00 p.m. Read more >>>

Supplies for Mexico
Fran and Ken Flesaker leave for Mexico at the end of October.  They will again be staying in the village of Aqua Verde.  They would like to assist these villagers as well as those living in the inaccessible village of Tambichi.  They would like to bring: Sunglasses and reading glasses, Beautiful BC, O Canada, Canadian Geographic magazines, Backpacks, new or gently used children’s socks, stickers, crayons and small colouring books, embroidery thread, pencils. If you can help with any of the items please drop them off at the church office.  If you would like to make a monetary donation for medicines or specialists or for food staples, you may do so through your envelope offerings.  Please make your cheque is payable to Nelson United Church noting on the envelope or cheque’s memo line that it is for ‘Mexico’.

Food For Thought
Near the end of October we are hoping to host an evening fundraiser to include desserts and a silent auction. Please think about whether you could donate an interesting new item or perhaps a service for the silent auction.For further information, please talk to Lois or Leah. 

Gifts With Vision
The United Church giving catalogue is here!  People across the church are making Gifts with Vision  their choice for gift-giving.   You can find more info plus the catalogues >>> 

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, after shaves 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 or Diane Holt 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 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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