THE EMUC STRIDERS
Sunday November 18th,
will explore the Cooksville Creek Trail – Start at Mississauga Valleys Community Centre, from the southwest parking lot towards Dundas Street. The trail parallels the creek through the Valleys park, into Stonebrook Park, under the rail overpass to circle through R Jones Park, Whitchurch Mews and Given Road.
After eating your own bagged lunch in the Narthex, car pooling will be arranged to leave the church parking lot at 12:00 noon. The duration of the hike will be 1 hr 15 mins on mostly paved surfaces with one downward slope on natural hardpack. Anticipate return to EMUC by 2:15 pm. Dress for the weather conditions; bring a snack item and water bottle. Public toilets are available inside the Community Centre. Contact Tim Hayes
for further details.
ADVENT STUDY GROUP
For those who want an opportunity to go a little deeper into Christmas, I am offering a 3-week small group seminar called Living Nativity,
to start on December 4th. Focusing on the traditional creches that we bring out to decorate our homes and churches, we will take a closer look at the figures and how their presence in the story connects with our own spiritual journey. We will explore incarnation in the bigger picture of love and as a practice of cooperation. We will see how each figure can infuse the ordinary, and we will ask who is always in the story and never in the creche.
Our beloved figures take us deeply into the mystery of incarnation and the divine longing at the heart of “the hopes and fears of all the years.”
Each week there will be 2 opportunities to participate – a
Tuesday afternoon session at 2pm and a Wednesday evening session at 7:30pm.
Please sign up on the sheet on the back bulletin board or contact Kathi at
or leave a message at (905)820-9466.
WOMEN 4 WOMEN
Friday November 23rd,
Women for Women will meet
at 6 pm
at EMUC for a fun & creative evening. Dinner at 6:30 (turkey pot pie, tortiere, salad, desserts with gluten-free/veg. options) will be followed by a voluntary cookie exchange & a creative writing workshop presented by Cathy Kiteley. Are you a poet & don't even know it? Cathy will lead us through the process to create our own Christmas-themed piece of writing. This is a bring-your-own plate/cutlery/cup event. Cost for the evening is $8 if participating in the cookie exchange or $10 if not participating in the exchange. Further details in the email invitation coming out this week or from Cathy Scattergood.
POINSETTIA FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Erin Mills Youth Centre is once again selling poinsettias to raise funds for United Way of Peel Region.
Plants may be ordered using the envelopes on the table in the narthex until November 25th and plants will be available for pick-up at EMUC by December 2nd.
Prices are as follows:
6” (red) $12
8” (red, pink, or white) $22
10” (red, pink, or white) $30
You may dedicate a poinsettia in memory of a loved one and donate it to decorate the sanctuary during the Advent and Christmas season. All poinsettias may be taken home following the Christmas Eve services.
In addition to poinsettias,
EMYC is taking orders for the following Keto Coffee gift sets:
Coffee and mug $15
Coffee, mug and marshmallows $20
Coffee, mug and cookies $25
For further information please
contact Debby Sturgeon or Lorraine Brignall.
Salvation Army Christmas Concert
’The Gift of Christmas’ will be held at the Living Arts Centre on
Sunday, November 25 at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm.
WOMEN 4 WOMEN
is pleased to handle the purchase and distribution of the tickets, which are free for those who wish to attend, along with friends. Donations may be offered, if you wish, at the concert.
Please register your name, number of tickets and time you’d like to attend on the sign up sheet. Tickets will be available on Sunday, November 11th and 18th at EMUC.
Invite your friends and kindly make your own arrangements for transportation.
Contact Laura Macro if you have any questions at
There has been interest expressed in creating a third book club at EMUC. Five or so people, to a maximum of ten, are required to get this started. The present book clubs would be happy to share information about their structure when new members meet to discuss and design their own.
Sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board in the narthex, or call Sandy Hayes at 905-820-4437. The new club could meet during the day or evening depending on the availability of the members, so please state your preference.
STEWARDSHIP 2018 - WIDEN THE CIRCLE
Please return your stewardship commitment form by placing it in the box in the church foyer, leaving it in the church office or mailing it using the self- addressed envelope enclosed with your package. Our Envelope Secretary, Mike Ogilvie, will deal with your estimate in confidence.
FUNDSCRIP is an innovative fundraising program that asks you to purchase gift cards in order to pay for regular items you buy every month. A percentage of the cards purchased through FUNDSCRIP is donated back to our church.
Order forms for gift cards are available the last Sunday of every month.
next order date is Sunday, November 25, 2018.
Speak to Joanne Hines if you have any questions about the program.
Get an early start on Christmas shopping. If anyone is thinking of ordering Fundscrip cards for donating to the Christmas Hamper program, now is the last time to do so!