Announcements: Sept 11, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENTS – September 11, 2011

Come and enjoy a ‘coffee and fellowship’ time following worship (upper hall). The coffee you drink is Fair Trade Coffee supplied by Church in Society.

This Week:
➢ Babyfold is staffed for all Sunday services. All children are welcome.

Lunch with A Bunch – Monday, September 12th in the upper hall at 11:30 a.m. All women of the church are welcome. If you are not a member of U.C.W. please call the office at 780-875-8959 to let them know you plan to attend. Cost $10.00 per person

➢ 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.

KIDZ Choir – Monday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. (for more information read ‘start ups for music people)

Whittier Eggen Unit of the U.C.W. meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13th in the Upper Hall.

➢ Barry Pridham Unit meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13th in the Meeting Room.

➢ Allen Darby Unit meet at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 14th in the Upper Hall.

Grace Choir – Thursday, September 15th 7:30 p.m. (for more information read ‘start ups for music people)

The Pick Ups - Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 9:15 a.m
( anyone who plays an instrument or sings).

YOUTH GROUP will not be starting until September 19th due to previous commitments of the leaders. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

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.

Start ups for the music people:
KIDZ Choir – Monday September 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. (notice day and time change). Call Jeanne Smith for more information (780-875-0587). Jeanne is just back from Naramata, B.C. where she took a week long course in children choir directing – should be fun. If your child can’t do voice lessons this will work – it’s fun and a wonderful learning experience with no costs involved.
Grace Choir – Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. We would welcome new members and we have fun too! Music keeps our minds from seizing up.
Celebration Ringers – Monday, September 19, 2011 at1:30 p.m.
Grace Ringers– Monday, September 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. We are short on ringers – try us, we have fun too and it’s a great learning experience!
Call Gladys Jack at 780-875-4535 for more information for any of the above. Music is so important for the wellness of our faith. Volunteer this year by sharing your gift of music.

Come for Breakfast!
Pancake Breakfast on September 25th at 9:00 a.m. to kick off our future development for the church. Silver collection – all proceeds will go to the Future Development Fund.

Scrapbook Archives
Edith Cunningham will be working on the Scrapbook Archives on Wednesday September 21, 2012 from 9:30am to 2:30pm in the meeting room. Anyone who would like to help out or look at the scrapbooks are welcome to join her. Edith is looking for some help in the naming some of the people in some of the pictures. For more info call Edith @ 780-875-0578 If some of the wording sounds awkward, or such, you can certainly reword it.

Looking ahead: Worship leaders
Sept 18 –Joyce Dickson & Youth
Sept. 25 – Rev. Tom Sawyer

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 – khofley@united-church.ca