Rothwell United Church Council Meeting will be held on November 26th, 7pm
Fellowship Assistant–We urgently need volunteers to sign up to assist with coffee. Please see the sign-up sheet. Training provided.
Worship Assistants, Advent Readers and Candlelighters needed. Please see the sign-up sheet posted beside the coffee.
• White Gift Sunday will be on December 8th
We are asking your help to make Christmas special for the residents of Laurier Manor and Rothwell Heights by bringing a white gift. GIFT IDEAS: Belts and shaving products, clocks, watches, blankets, slippers with rubber soles, chocolates, body wash, large print crosswords/word searches, socks, pictures to hang on walls, calendars, small radio/stereos, undershirts, sweaters, diabetic chocolates, kleenex, jewellery, magazines, and books. All gifts are most appreciated.
To assist the residents and volunteers, please put your gift in a white bag or loosely wrapped white paper. Please no candles.
Rev. Mike will be delivering White Gifts this year on Tuesday, December 10th. If you are available on Monday, December 10th at noon to help with sorting, please let Trina know.
The tradition of White Gift Sunday has its roots in a small Methodist church in Ohio in 1904. What began as a humble way to reflect on the love and devotion of the giver and not the value of the gift has grown into today’s white gift services in many churches across several denominations. The story is told that a minister’s wife initiated the idea to solve the problem of inequity of gifts given at the Sunday school Christmas party. Instead of focusing on receiving gifts, the focus shifted to bringing gifts to Jesus that could in turn be shared with people around the world who did not have much. All the gifts would come wrapped in plain white paper, so that no one would know which was an expensive gift and which was a more modest one. No one would feel ashamed of their gift and everyone would share in the joy of giving to others.
• Musical Evening, Tuesday, December 10, 7 pm at Rothwell
Cumberland Community Singers will be performing a free concert and sing along. Rothwell will be hosting a dessert pot-luck and refreshments. Please see the sign-up sheet posted so we know what dessert you are bringing.
If you know someone who needs a ride - please offer - if you need a ride, please ask.
• Advent 3 service - Sunday, Dec 15 10:30 am
• Blue Christmas Service - Monday, Dec 16 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
• Advent 4 - Sunday, Dec 22 service 10:30 am
• Christmas Eve Family service - Tuesday, Dec 24 4 pm
• Candlelight Communion service - Tuesday, Dec 24 9 pm
• Candles of Hope & Remembrance - Sunday, Jan 5 10:30 am
The Rothwell Bell Choir will presenting Christmas music on December 11, 7 pm at Ogilvie Village Retirement Home, 1345 Ogilvie Road and on December 18, 6:30 pm at the Beacon Heights Retirement Home, 2201 Montreal Road. All are welcome.
Christmas Hamper Project: Please add some extra to your offering, and write on the envelope that you would like it to go to the Christmas hampers. I'm delighted to report that hamper donations are already coming in. I'm also happy to take nominations email@example.com, or at 613-482-9615. Hampers will once again be Giant Tiger gift cards. Thank you, Cameron
Gloucester Food Cupboard—Most needed Items:
• Canned fruit, tomatoes/tomato sauce, canned fish and soup
• Apple sauce, fresh apples, bananas or oranges
• Healthy kids snacks (fruit cups, granola bars, juice boxes)
• Toothpaste, shampoo, diapers, dish and laundry soap
Nancy Hebb and Anne Whitten who co-chaired the bazaar luncheon would like to thank all those many people who contributed with both donations and help. Thanks to so many of you we raised $975.00.
John & Gloria Peddie would like to thank everyone for their donations and bids to make the Silent Auction such a success. A total of $3,709.00 was raised!!! We received many gift certificates from merchants that we have acknowledged below. We ask that you say thanks by supporting these merchants.
Thank you to the following for their donation of gift certificates to our silent auction: Click here for list of contributors.
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