The annual bazaar is happening soon and we need you! A lot of work happens before, during and after the event and we’re looking for people who can volunteer to help in any way, even for two hours. Teenagers needing volunteer hours are welcome. Sign-up sheets and information will be available after church today in the coffee area.
Can you help out? The areas, contact the contact person of each activitiy (their name is in brackets) and tasks are:
• New-to-You Treasures (Judith or Judy): sort and set up tables on Friday (any time between 9:00 and 6:00) and sell and pack up on Saturday (any time between 8:00 and 2:30)
• Luncheon (Anne or Nancy H.): make soup, sandwiches or serve/clean up
• Decorating (Gay): put up and take down
Do you have items to donate?
• Crafts (Rosemary): handmade knitting, sewing or Christmas crafts
• Jams and Preserves (Marg):
• Baking (Myrna):
• Silent Auction (John): new and valuable used items
• New-to-You Treasures (Judith or Judy): please, clean items in good condition only - NO furniture, clothes or shoes
• We take Christmas items, household items, small appliances, decorative objects, tools, games, toys, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, books, purses, scarves and belts, jewellery, sports equipment etc.
Faith and Community
Items can be dropped off at the church at these times only:
Sundays Nov. 4 & 10 during service time, Tues, Nov. 12 – Thurs. Nov. 14: 9:00 – 12:00 pm or Fri. Nov 15 9:00 – 6:00pm. Thank you for participating!
Basement Repairs, Friday November 8th . If you are coming to church on Friday, November 8th please use the main church doors. If you do not have a key, please call ahead to be let in. There will be no access to the church from the parking lot door on Friday, November 8th. The daycare will be using the basement door that day.
The stairs will be fully operational after Friday for the weekend and the normal entrances will be available on Sunday. There will be an “ out of order” sign on the door November 8th.
Men’s Breakfast is held the third Thursday of the month at T’ Basil, 2440 St. Joseph Blvd, Orleans at 8:30 a.m. All men welcome. Next Breakfast will be Thursday, November 21.
Plastic Bags—The pie ladies are looking for grocery bags to put their pies in.
Gloucester Food Cupboard—Most needed Items: Canned fruit, tomatoes/tomato sauce, canned fish and soup; Gloucester Food Cupboard, Apple sauce, fresh apples, bananas or oranges; Healthy kids snacks ( fruit cups, granola bars, juice boxes) Toothpaste, shampoo, diapers, dish and laundry soap, Apple sauce, fresh apples, bananas or oranges
Pastoral Care Team— please contact any member of the team if you or someone you know has a pastoral need. We care. We can be identified by the green name tags and heart symbol. Please speak to one of us or call us for a visit. Contact: Joanne McCrostie– 613-746-3757; church office 613-746-0820 or Rev. Mike’s cell 613-299-9259.
Office Hours and Deadlines—The office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The deadline for Announcements is noon on Wednesday.
INTERCHURCH REFUGEE GROUP (IRG) On September 19 met our family of four from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The family consists of a father and mother, as well as two boys, aged 16 months and 4 years. All their major furnishing needs have been collected. The IRG thanks Rothwell members for their continued support.
Wanted: Treasurer to replace Gay Elliott who has been doing a remarkable job keeping track of Social Committee Funds. This is not time consuming and can be done from home. If you like to work with numbers and with a group of amicable ladies, this is ideal for you. Please contact Gay at 613 -746-4123.
Calling all acts for our Christmas Variety Show at South Gloucester United Church..
We are looking for people with comedy skits, duets, trio's, quartets, etc, children's choirs, and any other special talents that you may be interested in showcasing at our Christmas In The Village Variety Show. We have room for outside acts on one or two or all three of our performance days. Our shows run on Thurs. Nov. 28th and Fri. Nov. 29th at 7 pm, and Sat, Nov. 30th at 2 pm. All we ask is that it be a Christmas theme, and to contact us if interested at email@example.com or by calling the church at 613-822-6433.
Rothwell United Church
Rothwell is Wheelchair accessible and has resources for people with hearing difficulties.
The Annual Rothwell Christmas Bazaar—Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
• All kinds of homemade baking will be featured including amazing homemade treats:
baked goods, savoury and fruit pies, jams and preserves and various kinds of preserves.
• Handmade crafts and knitting as well an eclectic variety of treasures including gently-used toys,
DVDs, books, puzzles, jewellery, household items. Will guarantee you finding a unique gift for you or a loved one!
• A silent auction with one of a kind items will make this the sale of the year.
Finish up by having tea or coffee and refreshments. A list of silent auction items, updates & photos coming shortly!!!