Announcements: Sept 25, 2011

This Week:

o Babyfold is staffed for all Sunday services. All children are welcome.

o Call Loretta if you would like to set up an ‘energy healing’ appointment. 306-387-6601, Cell 780-808-1700. Loretta donates her time and knowledge. Most people give a donation to the church as a thank you for this outreach program.

o September 25th – Rev. Tom Sawyer will be conducting the Senior Home Services at Hemstock @ 2:15 and Jubilee @ 3:15. We encourage all who are willing to attend to help sing and visit. Your presence is appreciated.

o Ministerial – will meet on September 27th at 10:00 a.m. in the upper hall.

o Central Board – will meet on September 28th at 4:00 p.m. in the meeting.

o Bulletin announcements – please have them in by Wednesday for the following Sunday.

Volunteers needed – We are helping out with the count of homeless people in our city. We need accurate information gathered so an outreach worker can be hired. The count day is October 12th. There will be several locations about the city for the count to take place. Grace is counting people at the bottle depot.

Our shift is from 8 – 4. It would be ideal if we could have 8 – 10 people available for two hour shifts.

There will be an orientation for all counters on October 4th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Anglican Church. If you can volunteer some time to help with our “Homes for All” initiative please let Joyce Dickson know as soon as possible.

Cancelation of Rally

Alberta Northwest Conference rally organizers have decided to cancel the Senior and the Junior High Rally for the 2011 – 2012 year. No reason is being given to us except that a restructuring needs to take place regarding youth rally within the structure of the Alberta Conference. We of the Grace United Church rally organizing committee, known as L.A.R.T, are sadly disappointed with this decision that has been handed to us and as such are unable to proceed with our plans for the October 21 – 23 weekend.

Our sincere apologies to our youth and thank you to all the individuals who have offered your time and talents with the plans that we had made. Please send your prayers and good wishes for healing to our Conference.

Help Needed – Baby Fold Caregiver

Baby fold Caregiver needed for 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Sunday. $25.00 per Sunday. Please drop your resume off at the church office if you are interested – you will be contacted for an interview.

Bulletin announcements – please have them in by Wednesday for the following Sunday.

Music Program

Mondays 1:30 p.m. Celebration Ringers

6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Kidz Choir

7:30 p.m. Grace Ringers

Thursdays 7:30 p.m. Grace Choir

October 2nd – PIC UPS at 9:15 a.m.

For more information phone Gladys Jack at 780-875-4535

Fall Garage Sale

The fall garage sale will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 5th, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 6th 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Donations of clean miscellaneous household items, kitchen items, books and furniture are welcome. Clothing may also be donated provided articles are seasonable and up to date. (No shoes or boots).

We are in need of plastic grocery or clothing bags.

If you wish to have your items picked up on Monday, October 3rd, please call and leave your name at the church office at 780-875-8959. Preferred times for dropping off donations for the Garage sale is Monday, October 3rd.

HELP NEEDED: Men and women to set up for the sale on Monday, October 3rd at 10”00 a.m. We also welcome any women of the church not currently a member of the UCW, if you have any free time to come out and help for one hour or a few hours to help sort and organize or work at the sale please call Mary at the office 780-875-8959.

Looking ahead: Worship leaders

Oct. 1 – Joyce Dickson

Oct. 9 – Bob Smith

Oct 16 & 22 – Rev Tom Sawyer

Oct 30 – Lois Greenlay-Burwash

Caring for our Church Family
: Any prayer requests for the day, any joys or concerns you might have for yourself, someone you care about, this community, or the world will be raised up to God as our ‘prayers of the people’. Please write your requests for prayers on the board in the narthex

Friendship & Visitation Committee asks that if you have a family member or know of someone who is ill in hospital or at home, please call the office and let us know. Rev. Tom and members of our Friendship and Visitation Committee would like to offer support with a visit, call or card but only have access to this information from you. (we have no access to the forms you fill out at the hospital)

Prayer Chain - If you would like someone remembered in prayer, please contact Helen Murdoch (875-2929) or leave the name on the collection plate or at the office (please indicate for prayer chain

Grace United Church

Legacy Giving Presentation - October 25, 2011

On October 25, 2011, Kathryn Hofley, Financial Development Officer with the United Church of Canada, will be making a presentation to interested members of our Congregation on legacy giving. It will be an opportunity to hear Kathryn describe the various options that are available if you wish to make a charitable donation. The schedule is as follows:

1:30 - 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with the Board of Trustees

and the Stewardship Committee

3:00 - 4:30 P.M. - Presentation to Congregation*

7:00 – 9:00 P.M. - Private sessions for those requesting

same. Limited to 20 minutes

· Coffee and snacks will be available

Kathryn Hofley has visited us before and has graciously agreed to return and make a presentation to our members. Her visit is most timely particularly since the Fundraising Committee will be initiating their campaign, in September, for the renovation and expansion of our Church. For those requesting a private audience with Kathryn, you are asked to call Mary at the Church Office at 780-875-8959 to book an appointment. If you wish, you may contact Kathryn directly at: Phone – 204-943-4844

E-mail –