The poinsettia in the Sanctuary today is placed in Loving Memory of Bill and Frances Forward and Ned and Frances Watling by Larry and Helen.
“Your Light has been Spotted” –Grow the light of Christ in our church. From now to Epiphany, Jan 5th, you are invited to notice the light of Christ in others. Use the yellow paper hands in the pews to write down a person’s name and how you see their light. Notice the light, name it and share it with them. Those who receive such a note of light are then invited to tape it on the back sanctuary wall. It only takes a spark and soon a whole fire is glowing!!
CHURCH CALENDARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE FOR $6.00!
Christmas Cupcakes: For the Dec 24th 4pm Christmas service, Priscilla would like to receive 6 dozen cupcakes and 6 liters of juice to share with our younger members and their families. Please let her know if you can help with this.
4 pm Christmas Eve Actors and Helpers: Come and serve cupcakes and juice, or be a shepherd, wise person, or angel for the 4pm Christmas eve service. Your time will be required on Dec 24th from 2pm-5pm. If you are free and this intrigues you, please contact Priscilla firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Hampers: Our youth are organizing and delivering Christmas day hampers for families in need. You can help by visiting our table in the gym and taking a food tag, buying the item and bringing the food to the church on Sunday, Dec. 22nd, at 10:30 am.
The MITTEN TREE Is up in the lobby so bring 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!
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:
TONIGHT! Youth Group 6:30-8 pm Christmas Party—Yankee swap
Dec 1-22 Christmas Hamper project Sundays after church 11:30-12
Dec 22 Youth Group 12-2 pm Deliver Christmas Hampers, parent drivers needed!
A NOTE FROM Maureen – Your 2020 offering envelopes are ready to be picked up in the lobby today!
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.
In the Wider Community
Fredericton Ladies Christmas Concert, directed by Sally Dibblee, accompanied by Carolyn Wagner, with Special guests, The Don Bosse Quartet, will be held on TODAY, Dec. 8th, at 3:00 pm at St. Dunstan’s Church. Tickets $15 available at Westminster Books or from choir members.
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) 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.
Out Of The Cold: As you may have heard, Fredericton’s Out of the Cold Shelter for 2019/20 is expected to open on Friday, December 6th, at 332 Brunswick Street. Donations of various items are needed in order to provide a welcoming space for the guests who will use the shelter. The list of items that are currently needed can be found at https://www.roadhomefredericton.com/out-of-the-cold.html. Donations can be dropped off at Wilmot United Church, Carleton Street door, Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm until Friday, December 20. Financial donations are also appreciated. Any support you can provide for the most vulnerable in our community will be greatly appreciated.