THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
 We ask for your prayers for Andrea McLean as she struggles with health concerns.  We remember Rev. Graham Tipple and his family with the passing away of his daughter.  Please continue to remember to Rev. LeSage in your prayers also.

OUR SERVICES
Rev. Kevin Taylor will be leading our service this week.   The service is available via Livestream beginning at 9am Sunday morning and archived for viewing anytime.

Children's Sunday School will happen via ZOOM: 10am for Little Zoomies (ages 4-7) and 10:35am for Big Zoomers (ages 8+). Just text your e-mail and time preference to Heather at 905-978-7610. 

You can also watch our services directly from YouTube.  After entering YouTube, search for our channel, Marshall Memorial United Church and click "Subscribe" once (free of charge) so the site is added to your YouTube for easy retrieval.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

WHITE GIFT SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 29
As we enter Advent, we look forward to presenting our White Gifts that go to support the disadvantaged in our community. Two types of White Gifts are received - gifts of goods and financial gifts. But how are we going to give when we can't be together? Here is our plan:

1.  Gifts of Goods
This year we would appreciate:

*canned goods including meat, vegetables and fruit
*hygiene products for men and women
*new Socks, mitts, underwear for men, women and children
Please, bring the items to the GILBERT STREET PARKING LOT on Nov. 28 or 29. There will be boxes or baskets outside the kitchen door from 9 am till noon, both days, to collect your donations of goods. Thank you so much for your generous support!
 

2.  Financial Gifts

 Even though we are not together, we hope that you will still be generous in remembering others with your White Gift donation. You can donate by:
 
*Cheque mailed to the church with the comment "White Gift"
*E-Transfer from your bank account to marshallmemorial@gmail.com
*The donate button on our website mmuc.org or directly at Canada Helps. On the fund line scroll down to '5, White Gift Fund's
 
Donations are gathered together and distributed between Wesley Urban Ministries, Living Rock, and Ancaster Community Services. Let's make sure we are able to support them well this year. Please send monetary donations before December 15 to be included in time for Christmas

CHOCOLATE BARK
Outreach is once again selling chocolate bark for the Christmas season. There will be three choices for your eating and giving pleasure:

1) dark chocolate with almonds
2) milk chocolate with almonds
3) mixed chocolate with a variety of almond pieces,  peppermint pieces, toffee pieces --a variety that will surprise and delight

Each bag will cost $6.50 . Orders will be accepted until December 6th.
Call Linda at 905 648 1671 or text me at 905 929 0378 or email me at craiglinda9@gmail.com 

Pick up your orders in the GILBERT STREET parking lot, HALL KITCHEN DOOR  on Friday, December 11th from 4 pm till 5:00 pm or On Saturday,  December 12th from 10:30 am till 12 noon.   (Delivery in the afternoon of Sat. Dec. 12 for those unable to get to the church)

Payment is with a cheque made out to Marshall Memorial United Church or with exact change. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!!

PRAYER GROUP
Join us for Prayer Group Monday afternoons at 1pm in the Gathering Place or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89755673961.  New Members are welcome!  Please contact Patty Cheshire (cheshire.patty@gmail.comif you would like to join them or have a prayer request.

PHOTO DIRECTORY
Thank you to all those who participated in the photo-directory! We will be in the process of getting the book together now and hope to have it available for distribution in early 2021.

For those who did not order but attended a sitting, please call Kerry Radigan at 905-648-5955 to arrange to pick up your free photo. Those who ordered a photo package will have their free 8x10's  shipped directly to their home.

We will be selling advertising for the Photo-directory starting at $150 for a business card size spot, $300 for a quarter page, $600 for a half page and $1200 for a full page ad.  If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in this advertising opportunity, please email Kerry at radigankerry@gmail.com. The ad will last a minimum of 3 years.

Thank you!
Your Planning and Communications Committee

ATTENTION READERS!
Have you run out of books yet?
 Marshall Memorial Library can help!

Contact me (Pat McKnight) at 905-648-6266 or mcknight.anc@sympatico.ca. Tell me what type of reading you are looking for, whether it is a particular author, a specific title, fiction or non-fiction or about certain topics. I can select some books for you and we can arrange for you to pick them up at the church, with COVID-19 protocols in place, or we will deliver them to your home.
 
In the photos: Some "feel good" picks to lift your spirits in these troubling times and the Library's copies of this year's issues of Broadview magazine




CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT
Spiritual Practice for November: Breath Prayer
Last month, we reintroduced the spiritual practice of praying with beads with a modification of St. Patrick's famous prayer.   This month, we will focus on the spiritual practice of breath prayer.

Spiritual practices are those things that we do on a regular basis that help ground and grow our faith, which God uses to transform us into the likeness of Christ for the sake of others.

Breath prayer is a practice that helps us to do as Paul instructs us, which is to pray without ceasing. It is a form of centering or focusing prayer that, because of its simplicity, can be easily incorporated into our daily activities. 

Attached here is a brief description of breath prayer, as well as some suggestions to help you get started. We hope that this practice will be a blessing to you that will help you experience more of the presence of God in your life.

Read and Reflect:  Attached is the November calendar in case you missed it.

Zoom Bible Study - 1 pm on Wednesdays  
In this 9-week study, we will be looking at the Fruit of the Holy Spirit as described by Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
 
Please contact Judy VanDuzer - judy.vanduzer@hotmail.com - to sign up for the group.  Here's a pdf of the Participant's Guide for the series.    

  
Bible Study with Rev. Kevin - 7 pm on Wednesdays Rev. Kevin is leading his popular evening of study and reflection, focusing on the scriptures from the daily Read & Reflect calendar that will be basis of each week's sermon.  Join us either in person or via Zoom.


  

REV. TAYLOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION
You can reach Rev. Kevin at 905-979-1751 or by email.  Please call first before coming to the church. 

FROM THE OFFICE
The church office is open Monday-Friday 9-noon.  Send me, Henrietta, an email or call (905.648.4631).