The Marysville United UCW are having their Christmas Bazaar and Turkey-a- la-King on Friday night, November 22nd, from 4 to 8 pm. Cost is $10.00.
The Fredericton Choral Society and The Fredericton Concert and Marching Band present Voices on the Wind, Sunday, November 24th, at Wilmot United Church, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20; Seniors and students: $15. Available at the door.
FREDERICTON HOMELSS SHELTERS “BUY A NIGHT CARDS” ARE AVAILABLE NOW IN THE OFFICE! For a price of 10/card, you will be providing a night of shelter for a homeless person and help the Shelters assist them in accessing the supports and services they need to get back on their feet. “Maybe you can’t change the world, but you can change a life!” Tax receipts will be issued.
Gibson Memorial United Church (183 Gibson St.) will be hosting a “Breakfast and Christmas Market – INN from the Cold” on Nov. 30th, 2019, 8 am – 11:30 am. Breakfast is $8 and entrance to the Market is free. All proceeds to the Fredericton Homeless Shelters and the Church Outreach Fund.
2019 Advent Series with Bishop Bill Hockin and friends --GAME CHANGER in Bethlehem – How one life transformed what it means to be human. It’s at the Crowne Plaza on Dec. 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 12:15 to 1:00 pm. All are welcome!
Fredericton Ladies Christmas Concert, directed by Sally Dibblee, accompanied by Carolyn Wagner, with Special guests, The Don Bosse Quartet, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th, at 3:00 pm at St. Dunstan’s Church. Tickets $15 available at Westminster Books or from choir members.
TODAY: Grow Zone: Crosses
Extreme Team: HOPE
12 - 1 Bible Study on the book of Revelation – parlour
Wednesday: 10:00 Bible Study -- Book of Revelation -- parlour
6:30 Cubs – auditorium
7:00 Council -- parlour
Thursday: 6:30 Guides – auditorium
7:00 Choir practice; 7:30 Cantata practice
CONGRATULATIONS to Kay and Don Clowater on the birth of their second Grandson, Aiden Christopher Clowater, born on October 28th at the IWK in Halifax, weighing in at 8 lbs! Proud parents are Stephen and Tasha Clowater of Halifax. Best Wishes to you from our NUC faith family!
The Outreach Committee is again planning to sponsor families in need this Christmas. We will be placing our STAR TREE in the auditorium on November 24th and December 1st after the services. We would like to have the gifts back by December 8th so that they can be organized by individual families. The gifts do not need to be wrapped but we would ask that you attach the star to the gift. There will be a sign-up sheet by the tree and we ask that you sign it after you pick up your star. This Congregation has been so generous in the past years to those less fortunate than us and it is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact either Lynn Smith at 472-485 or Ella Brown at 450-4371.
Dec. 3 Exploring our Spiritual Neighbourhood (in the sanctuary)
Dec. 6 2 – 4 pm “Angel Tea” – auditorium
Dec. 8 ADVENT 2 -- PEACE
Dec. 15 ADVENT 3 – JOY -- Christmas Cantata
Dec. 22 ADVENT 4 -- LOVE
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services:
4:00 Christmas for the very young
6:30 Family Service
10:00 Christmas Eve Communion Service
YOUTH GROUP UPDATES: For November and December we have some activities scheduled that need your help…
Nov 24 Service in the Church 10-11:30 am
Nov 24 Youth Group 6:30-8 pm Pageant practice
Dec 1 Christmas Pageant 10:30-11:30 am
Dec 8 Youth Group 6:30-8 pm Christmas Party—Yankee swap
Dec 1-22 Christmas Hamper project Sundays after church 11:30-12 Assist at the table with food tags
Dec 22 Youth Group 12-2 pm Deliver Christmas Hampers, parent drivers needed!
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" There will be "An Angels All Around Us Tea"Friday, Dec. 6th, from 2 - 4 pm at Nashwaaksis United Church. Please join us to view the beautiful angels and their stories and share light refreshments with us. Admission is by donation. If you would like to put an angel and its story on display, please contact Laurie Boone at 452-7676 or email: email@example.com or Janice Anderson at 444-8002 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Outreach Committee will again be hosting a dinner for the residents of the John Howard facility on November 27th at 5:30. We eat, sing and have fun. The residents are each given a gift card and small gift. The facility on Main Street has 12 units and there are other buildings in the area which house other residents who are also welcome to attend.
Our PANTRY is in need of the following items: cereal; juice boxes; toilet tissue; pasta sauce; spaghetti noodles; toothpaste; snacks; chicken noodle soup; cracker and cheese snacks; Rice Krispy squares. If you can provide any of these items, your donation will be greatly appreciated!
It’s that time of year again! The MITTEN TREE will soon be placed in the lobby so bring in your donations of mittens, hats, scarves, and socks! This Tree reminds us that we can give, to help those in need, in many ways. If you don’t knit, these items may be purchased. Just bring them in and hang them on the Tree! We welcome whatever you would like to contribute in this regard and they will be distributed at Christmas wherever the need exists.
In the Wider Community
CHAPEL AT THE RINK: “Chapel at the Rink” is a program run alongside the Fredericton Youth Hockey Association and Hockey Ministries International to support hockey families in their spiritual journey. Dates for Willie O’Ree (Wednesdays at 6 pm - 6:30 pm in the Community room) beginning November 20th, and then on the following dates: December 11th, January 15th, January 29th, February 12th, February 26th, March 11th, and March 25th. If you have questions, you may contact Chris Bennett, FYHA Chaplain, email@example.com.
Shop with Intention & Share in the Joy! Ten Thousand Villages is coming to Wilmot United Church! The Festival Sale will be held Friday, November 22nd, from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, November23rd, from 9 am to 4 pm at Wilmot United Church, 473 King St., Fredericton. Admission is free. The gifts you buy at the Ten Thousand Villages Sales will give the blessings of steady work, fair wages, and a better life for struggling families around the world. For more information call Jill Bateman at 459-5685.