Thoughts and Prayers
In our thoughts and prayers are Rev. √Čtienne.

We remember the Rempel and Cairney family with the passing of Frederick Rempel.

This Sunday
Worship with us this Sunday at our 9:00am service with our Contemporary Band or 10:30am with the Marshall Chancel Choir.

Upcoming Services
January 12, 19, 26 - Two Services (9am & 10:30am) with Rev. Kevin
February 2 - Annual General Meeting at 9:30am  -  Men of Marshall will be making breakfast before the meeting!  More details to follow

PASTORAL CARE
If you are aware of someone in our congregation that would benefit from a visit or call from our Pastoral Care Team, kindly let the office know so that we can ensure that all of our member's needs are being met.

For Pastoral Care Emergencies please contact Rev. Kevin at:  519-688-6950


PASTORAL CARE
Patty Cheshire would like to hear from those of you who having been calling and visiting our more isolated members. This will ensure that no one gets missed. Please contact her at cheshire.patty@gmail.com or call 905-973-6573. Thank you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY for 2020!
It has been over 5 years since we did our last photo directory so we feel it is time for an update.   For all those who book a sitting, you will receive a free directory and free 8x10 picture.  There is no obligation  to purchase a photo package when you book a sitting. Allot 30-45 minutes for the sitting.   Sign-up sheets will be in the foyer this Sunday.

SITTINGS: Feb. 10-14 from 1:30pm-8:30pm
                   Apr. 24  1:30-8:30pm
                   Apr. 25  9:30am-4:00pm

Small Groups at Marshall
Wednesdays at 1 pm in The Gathering Place: Making Sense of the Bible
Join our small group study of Adam Hamilton's book and DVD, Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today.
This six-week series will expand on our previous study of 30 Days To Understanding the Bible, focusing on the following topics:

Week 1 - Jan. 15: Making Sense of the Old Testament
Week 2 - Jan. 22: Making Sense of the New Testament
Week 3 - Jan. 29: Questions about the Nature of Scripture
Week 4 - Feb. 5: The Bible and Science
Week 5 - Feb. 12: Violence, Suffering, and Other Troubling Issues
Week 6 - Feb. 19: Wrestling with Issues of Sexuality and Relationships

Books will be available weekday mornings from the church office or on Sunday in the foyer. Cost is $15. 

Meetings are on Wednesdays at 1 pm in the Gathering Place beginning January 15.

Don't have time to read the book? No problem! 
The DVD lessons will give you enough information to participate in the discussion, so everyone is welcome to come to any sessions they choose. 

Wednesdays at 7 pm in The Gathering Place: Sermon Scripture Study
Would you like to get more out of the sermons on Sundays? 
Or do you wonder how Kevin develops such fantastic messages each week? 
Join Pastor Kevin on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the Gathering Place to dig deeper into the Bible passages for the upcoming Sunday. 
Everyone welcome. 

Outreach
The Outreach Committee will be meeting in the library at 10am on Jan. 13. Anyone interested in joining our team, please come!

Rental Facilities
Have an upcoming event and not sure where to host it?  Why not rent the Gathering Room for smaller functions or the Hall for your larger event?  Contact the office for information about rates and availability.

Containers
Did you bring in goodies for Guy's Luncheon or for Journey to Bethlehem?  Kindly pick up your containers which are on the counter just outside of the kitchen.  Thanks!

Seniors' Social
Please join us on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 1-2:30 in the Gathering Place for a cup of coffee or tea and a sweet and enjoy the company of other Seniors in our community.

From the Church Office.....
Have you moved?  Gotten a new email address?  No longer have a land line and just use a cell #?  Kindly let the office know so that we can ensure our records are current.  Tax receipts will be going out early February and we would like to ensure that you get yours!

For those accessing this Newsletter from our website, if you are not receiving our weekly email and would like to,  send me an email and I will add you to our list.  We also send out the occasional email regarding special events and in the event that service is cancelled due to the weather.

EVENTS

Community Events
Island Dreams Dinner Dance:  Dreaming of the sunny south? We're bringing the islands to you! Join us Saturday, Feb 1st for Island Dreams Dinner/Dance; a 3-course Caribbean-inspired dinner served buffet style. Cash bar and raffle. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. From 8-10 pm, dance to or just enjoy the music of InfraRed, an upbeat party band playing contemporary music with Caribbean flair! Limited seating, tickets $40 per person; 905-689-6223, stjames@stjameswaterdown.ca.
 
Still dreaming of getting away? Raffle tickets available now for a $3000 gift card from CAA to use for your choice of travel, products or services. Only 60 tickets available for $100 each; great odds! Draw to be held at Island Dreams Dinner Dance on Sat Feb 1st; proceeds in support of St. James United Church and Youth Unlimited. Contact the church office to get your ticket now! 905-689-6233 or stjames@stjameswaterdown.ca

Hamilton Presbytery Newsletter
Click on the following to view  the Christmas edition of the Hamilton Presbytery  Newsletter.

United Church E- essentials
Click on the following to view the Moderator's Advent message.