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Great ADVENTure 2018

The November 30, 2018 Great ADVENTure was wonderful gathering of our Church family, where we shared a meal…

…offered praise…

…worked on crafts (including angels for the Mission Tree)…

…created spectacular cookies…

…decorated the Church for Christmas…

…and ended the evening with “Silent Night.”

Oh the things to come!

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Fall Indoor Yard Sale 2018

The Tuesday Morning Ladies Group held their annual Fall Indoor Yard Sale on Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27. It may have been advertised as a fund-raiser for outreach charities, but from looking at the pictures, the emphasis was on the FUN.

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Announcements October 28, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Oct. 28)

Offering Receivers: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Lucille & Don McCrea
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Vickie MacLeod
Scripture Reader: Tony Watson
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Congregational Wedding Shower for Cat and Humphrey
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Thank you to next week’s volunteers (Nov. 4)

Offering Receivers: Marg & Bob Leonard, Jean & Al Boudreau
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh
Scripture Reader: Annette Stehouwer
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Linda Pond, Phyllis Llewellyn
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Terri Astle, Jacqueline Cleland, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – Friday, Oct 26th 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 27th 9am-noon here at SAPC. Donations can be dropped off Friday from 9am – 1pm.

There will be a Congregational Wedding Shower for Humphrey Akwar and Catherine Wilson (Cat) on Sunday, October 28 following the morning worship service.  It will take the form of an Enhanced Coffee Hour and sandwiches and sweets will be served as a light lunch.  We are asking that those whose last names begin with A – L, provide a plate of sweets and M – Z a plate of sandwiches.  A basket will be provided for your cards, gift cards and best wishes.

Cookie Dough – The cookie dough has arrived!  Choose from chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger and shortbread.  At $10 a tub, it’s an easy way to bake cookies. The sale is a fund raiser for the Mission Committee. For pickup see Dallas Davis after worship service.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, October 28 at Jordan and Candace’s place in Maugerville from 6:30 to 8:30.  Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. please let Jordan know if you are planning to attend.

MD&SA – The Mission Development and Social Action Committee will meet upstairs in the church hall at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 29th. Please attend if you are interested in the mission of Christ’s church and possibly serving on the committee.

Excerpts from our weekly services are now available as podcasts! If you cannot join us in person for a service, point your favourite podcast app (such as iTunes, iOS Podcasts or Google Podcasts) at http://sapc.ca/sermons/feed/ and you will hear scripture readings and the message from recent services. The same audio, with or without a video track of church photographs, can be found on our sapc.ca homepage.

The Link – Do you have a poem, story, recipe or article you think would be of interest to others? Preparations are underway for the Advent issue of “The Link”.  Deadline for submissions is November 4th.  Please email material to the church office.  

Youth Event – Dark games and doughnuts: Sunday, November  4th from 6:30 to 8:30 at the church, we will be playing all of the lights-out favourites, and having doughnuts. Healthy snacks will also be available.

Remembrance Day Bulletin Board – To commemorate Remembrance Day this year, we will be preparing a bulletin board of photos of our ancestors and family members who served in the armed forces (with a special focus on the First and Second World War). We are looking for copies of photos, and a line or two describing the individuals’ service history. If you would like to be a part of this, please let Jordan or Terri know.

Parking Restrictions – Winter parking restrictions go into effect on November 1st along Carleton Street as well as other nearby streets.  Please watch for winter parking restriction signs and follow city by-laws to avoid ticketing.

Hallowe’en Tea – Friday, October 26 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at St. James Church.  A spook-tabular event, with tea/coffee, sandwiches, cake, treats and door prizes. Hosted by the G.R.O.W. Group, feat. music by The Fiddlers Fancy. No registration necessary, no cost, but freewill donations accepted (in support of a local community initiative) Feel free to dress up in costume or Hallowe’en colours.

Ten Thousand Villages Sale – The 17th Fredericton Festival Sale will be held Friday, November 9th, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Wilmot United Church, 473 King St., Fredericton. Admission is free.

Men’s Spirituality Workshop – Sts John and Paul Church, New Maryland, is hosting Mr. Bill Kolodnicki, a member of Illuman, a men’s rite of passage program developed by Fr Richard Rohr, a globally recognized ecumenical teacher and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Illuman focuses on providing men an opportunity through ritual, teaching and communication to explore what really matters to them. It will happen Wed. Nov 14 from 9:00 to 3:00 at Sts John and Paul Church hall, 727 New Maryland Hwy. Open to men of all faiths. If you want more information go to Illuman.org. You can preregister no later than Nov 7 by contacting Phil Foreman (459-8802)(pmlf@rogers.com).

Minister’s Moving Fund

As of October 21, the moving fund has $5,055 out of an planned $8000. As shown on the map below, at a rate of $5/km, our virtual moving van is stalled in Lévis, QC— a distance of 1011 km out of 1600). Not far to go—let’s bring it home!

Announcements October 21, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Oct. 21)

Offering Receivers: Al & Jean Boudreau, 2 Volunteers Needed
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Al & Jean Boudreau
Scripture Reader: Ron Bagnell
Greeters: Volunteer Needed
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Mary Hossack, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Thank you to next week’s volunteers (Oct. 28)

Offering Receivers: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Lucille & Don McCrea
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Vickie MacLeod
Scripture Reader: Tony Watson
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Leifso Family
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Cookie Dough – The cookie dough has arrived!  Choose from chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger and shortbread.  At $10 a tub, it’s an easy way to bake cookies. The sale is a fund raiser for the Mission Committee. For pickup see Dallas Davis on Sunday.

Pops Organ Recital: Remembering Elmer Bourque – The Fredericton Organists’ Association is pleased to present a recital of fun and entertaining organ music on Sunday, October 21 at 2pm at Christ Church Parish Church. A freewill donation at the door with proceeds going towards an organ scholarship in memory of Elmer Bourque.

There will be a Congregational Wedding Shower for Humphrey Akwar and Catherine Wilson (Cat) on Sunday, October 28 following the morning worship service.  It will take the form of an Enhanced Coffee Hour and sandwiches and sweets will be served as a light lunch.  We are asking that those whose last names begin with A – L, provide a plate of sweets and M – Z a plate of sandwiches.  A basket will be provided for your cards, gift cards and best wishes.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, October 28 at Jordan and Candace’s place in Maugerville from 6:30 to 9:30.

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – As you prepare for Fall and Winter, please set aside clothing and household goods for this upcoming fundraiser to be held Friday, Oct 26th 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 27th 9am-noon. Donations can be dropped off Oct 22 to 26 from 9am – 1pm.

Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council – Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 22 at 1:30pm at St. Paul’s United Church. Everyone of any denomination of faith is welcome to attend.  The 2019 World Day of Prayer service prepared by the women of Slovenia. Guest speaker will be Rev. Shirley DeMerchant, President of the Canadian Women’s Inter-Church Council.

Lunch and Learn: Travel Tips for Seniors – Tuesday, October 23 at St. James Church.  Planning some retirement adventures?  Wondering about how to better protect yourself while traveling?  Are you concerned about how to health and wellness-related issues?  Ramsay Anderson from CAA Fredericton will be our guest speaker and will help address questions you may have related to travel planning and wellness.  Lunch provided.  No cost.  Please register by Monday, Oct. 22 by emailing sjchurch@nbnet.nb.ca or calling 450-4031.
*This is part of our A.C.T.S. for Seniors programming.  Funding for lunch and learns promoting seniors’ well-being, safety and social interaction/engagement was made possible under the Government of Canada’s New Horizon for Seniors Program.

Hallowe’en Tea – Friday, October 26 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at St. James ChurchA spook-tabular event, with tea/coffee, sandwiches, cake, treats and door prizes. Hosted by the G.R.O.W. Group, feat. music by The Fiddlers Fancy. No registration necessary, no cost, but freewill donations accepted (in support of a local community initiative) Feel free to dress up in costume or Hallowe’en colours.

Minister’s Moving Fund

As of October 14, the moving fund has $5,055 out of an planned $8000. As shown on the map below, at a rate of $5/km, our virtual moving van is inching through Lévis, QC— a distance of 1011 km out of 1600).