STEWARDSHIP 2018 - Update
After three weeks of our 2018 Stewardship Program, we have received 44 responses compared to 51 at this stage last year. The good news is that these commitments are in total $2902 above those made by these individuals or families in 2017.
If you have not returned your form, you are encouraged to do so 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.
You are invited to join us for lunch after the service this Sunday, November 25, for our annual Stewardship lunch sponsored by the Leadership Circle.
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 or leave a message at (905)820-9466.
Out of the Cold - Winter Coats, Jackets
As in previous years, we are collecting warm outer wear for the Open Door at Square One. There is a special need for kids’ snow pants.
Please drop off your clean, in good repair items at the church. Thank you.
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, 2018 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.
For further information please contact Lorraine Brignall orDebby Sturgeon
New name tags are available for ordering. The tags can be the traditional “pin on” style or magnetic.
Orders can be taken
after church or through the church office. The order will be sent the week of November 25th. The cost is $5.00/tag
. If you have already placed an order in the past and have not received a name tag, please confirm your order with the office or with Mary Anna Williams or Sylvia Arnold.
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 this 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!