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Announcements November 19, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Nov 19)

Offering Receivers: Max & Mavis Cater, Volunteers Needed
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Ron & Helen Bagnell, Andrew Speight
Scripture Reader: Andrew Speight
Greeters: Mavis & Max Cater
Coffee Hour: Tara Liefso
Nursery: Colleen Watson, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Nov 26):

Offering Receivers: Greg & Sheila Black, Tim & Allison Blom
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Drew Speight, Greg & Sheila Black
Scripture Reader: Maxine Campbell
Greeters: Blom Family
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver


Congregational Meeting – Please join us following worship service this Sunday, November 19th for the purpose of discussing the findings of the congregational survey.  Elder election ballots will also be distributed at this time.


The Link – Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest newsletter at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday.

Elder Election Ballots – Don’t forget to pick up your elder election ballot at the back on the sanctuary on Sunday.  All ballots must be returned by December 3.

College and Career Dinner – “American Thanksgiving” on Sunday, November 26 at Jordan and Candace’s place. Drives can be arranged, and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure.  Friday, Dec 1st at 5pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent.

Jr/Sr High School – End of year Christmas Party on Sunday, December 10 from 6:00 to 9:00. Food and festive fun – please let Jordan know if you are planning to come.

Cookie Dough – The cookie dough has arrived, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger and shortbread at $10 a tub, an easy way to bake cookies. The sale is a fund raiser for the Mission Committee. For pickup see Juliet Davis.

Volunteering in 2018 –  Saint Andrew’s is blessed with many volunteers.   Please consider joining this dedicated group by adding your name to the volunteer roster for 2018.  Opportunities include: Offering Counter, Offering Receiver, Greeter, Scripture Reader, Coffee Hour Host, Nursery Helper or Church School Teacher. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas please contact the office at 455-8220 or sapc@sapc.ca  The new roster will begin in January.

Ten Thousand Villages Sale –  Nov 17th & Nov 18th at Wilmot United Church.

Christmas Nativity ‘Tea’ – Fri, Dec 1 from 2-4 pm at Nashwaaksis United Church, featuring a variety of lovely nativity scenes. Enjoy sandwiches and sweets along with tea and coffee.  Free-will donation. 

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Nov 19 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • Nov 26 – Andrew Speight
  • Dec 3 –  Rev. Dr. Phil Lee

 

Announcements November 12, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Nov 12)

Offering Receivers: Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Mary Hossack, Stephen MacKay
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Vickie MacLeod
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Mary Hossack
Coffee Hour: David & Leslee Dell
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Nov 19):

Offering Receivers: Al & Arlene MacDonald, Max & Mavis Cater
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Ron & Helen Bagnell, Andrew Speight
Scripture Reader: Andrew Speight
Greeters: Mavis & Max Cater
Coffee Hour: Tara Liefso
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Dark Games – Jr/Sr high school event at the church this Sunday, Nov 12th from  6:00 to 8:00PM.

Search Committee – will meet on November 15 at 6:30pm.

Congregational Meeting Please join us following worship service on November 19th for the purpose of discussing the findings of the congregational survey.  Elder election ballots will also be distributed at this time.

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

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure.  Friday, Dec 1st at 5pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent.

Volunteering in 2018 –  Saint Andrew’s is blessed with many volunteers.   Please consider joining this dedicated group by adding your name to the volunteer roster for 2018.  Opportunities include: Offering Counter, Offering Receiver, Greeter, Scripture Reader, Coffee Hour Host, Nursery Helper or Church School Teacher. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas please contact the office at 454-9228 or sapc@sapc.ca  The new roster will begin in January.

Ten Thousand Villages Sale –  Nov 17th & Nov 18th at Wilmot United Church.

Christmas Nativity ‘Tea’ – Fri, Dec 1 from 2-4 pm at Nashwaaksis United Church, featuring a variety of lovely nativity scenes. Enjoy sandwiches and sweets along with tea and coffee.  Free-will donation.

Advent Retreat –  “Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break”, at St Andrews United Church in Harvey Dec 2 from 9-3.  Presenter is Marlene Phillips.  Lunch  is provided.  Cost $15.00.  To register call Marilyn Henry at 366-3599 or email at henrymt@nb.sympatico.ca..

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Nov 12 – Rev. Canon William (Bill) MacMullin
  • Nov 19 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • Nov 26 – Andrew Speight

Announcements November 5, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Nov 5):

Offering Receivers: Margo & Larry Sheppard, Al & Jean Boudreau
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Larry & Margo Sheppard
Scripture Reader: Rebecca Jonah
Greeters: Lucille McCrea and Brian Barnes
Coffee Hour: Juliet & Dallas Davis
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Nov 12):

Offering Receivers: Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Mary Hossack, Stephen MacKay
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Vickie MacLeod
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Mary Hossack
Coffee Hour: David & Leslee Dell
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Fall Back! – Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour on Saturday night.

Please join us in the hall as we celebrate birthdays. Whether it be a milestone or not we have reason to celebrate and thank God for his beautiful gift of life.  Of course, we have cake but let’s not let cake be the focus, it is the people we wish to celebrate!
Wanda Klingbell
Vergil Varlan
Glenn Collrin
David Dell
Doug Gordon
Kimberly Astle
Terri Astle
Emma Wilson
Colleen Bouchard

Birthdays are a blessing.  Do we have your birthday on our list?  Birthday Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month and throughout the month with birthday phone calls.  If we don’t currently have your birthday recorded, please let the office know at 455-8220 or sapc@sapc.ca

Paintball – Due to unforeseen circumstances, the youth group paintball activity scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been cancelled.

Dark Games – Jr/Sr high school event at the church on Nov 12th, 6:00 to 8:00PM.

Search Committee – will meet on November 15 at 6:30pm.

Congregational Meeting – Please join us following worship service on November 19th for the purpose of discussing the findings of the congregational survey.  Elder election ballots will also be distributed at this time.

Reconciliation – For those who participated in the “blanket exercise” last year and/or are interested in furthering reconciliation with Canada’s native peoples, please register at  http://www.knox.utoronto.ca/macdonald2017/ to watch the live stream of Rev. Dr. Margaret Mullin’s presentation of the Charles H. MacDonald Lecture at Knox College, ‘Reconciliation is Negotiating the Rapids Together’. The lecture is Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:30 – 5:30 pm (NB time).  Margaret is Executive Director of Winnipeg Inner City Missions ( https://wicm.ca/executive-director/ ), has New Brunswick roots in the Miramichi area and is a sister of Bill Mullin who was an active member of the Session at Saint Andrew’s for many years.

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

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

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 5th.  Please send material to the church office.  

Pulpit Supply Schedule

  • Nov 5 (Remembrance Sunday) – Marg Leonard
  • Nov 12 – Rev. Canon William (Bill) MacMullin
  • Nov 19 – Jeanne Kaye Speight

UCW Christmas Bazaar –  Nashwaaksis United Church on Sat, Nov 18th from 9 am – 11:30 am. Craft & bake tables, silent auction & continental breakfast.

Ten Thousand Villages – Fair Trade Gift Sale Fri, Nov 17th, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm & Sat, Nov 18th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Wilmot United Church. Admission is free.

 

Announcements October 29, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Oct 29):

Offering Receivers: Marg & Bob Leonard, Wanda Klingbell, Stephen MacKay
Counters: John Astle, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Scripture Reader: Annette Stehouwer
Greeters: Marg & Bob Leonard
Coffee Hour: Linda Pond, Phyllis Llwellyn
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Nov 5):

Offering Receivers: Margo & Larry Sheppard, Al & Jean Boudreau
Counters: Andrew Ottens, Greg & Sheila Black, Larry & Margo Sheppard
Scripture Reader: Rebecca Jonah
Greeters: Don & Lucille McCrea
Coffee Hour: Juliet & Dallas Davis
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

The Tuesday Morning Ladies Group – would like to thank all those who contributed towards the Indoor Yard sale, $1 200 was raised from the sale. Clothing and shoes were taken to the Men’s Shelter, goods to Transition House and towels to the SPCA, the remainder was picked up by Community Living.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, Oct 29th at Jordan and Candace’s.

Paintball – Saturday, November 4th from 1:00 to 5:00 at Capital City Paintball. Please contact Jordan for details, and let him know by Wednesday if you are planning to come.

Dark Games – Jr/Sr high school event at the church on November 12th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Birthdays are a blessing.  Do we have your birthday on our list?  Birthday Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month and throughout the month with birthday phone calls.  If we don’t currently have your birthday on our list, please let the office know the month and day of your birthday.  Contact the office at 455-8220 or sapc@sapc.ca

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.

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 5th.  Please send material to the church office.  

A bank draft was placed in the offering plate last Sunday. If the donor would like the contribution recorded for tax purposes, please call the church office at 455-8220.

The Kinley family asks for your prayers at this time at the passing of Ed’s mother, Grace Kinley, on Oct 25 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Oct 29 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • Nov 5 (Remembrance Sunday) – Marg Leonard
  • Nov 12 – Rev. Canon William (Bill) MacMullin
  • Nov 19 – Jeanne Kaye Speight

“A Silent Haunting” – At St. Pauls’ United Church on Monday, Oct 30 at 7pm, a unique cinema experience with a twist – the showing of the 1925 silent film version of The Phantom of the Opera, together with live, improvised organ accompaniment from David Drinkell. This is cinema as it used to be with a musician trying to capture the mood as the silent movie’s images flash across the silver screen.

 

Announcements October 22, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Oct 22):

Offering Receivers: Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Counters: John Astle, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Scripture Reader: Eleanor Scott
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Volunteer Needed
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Oct 29):

Offering Receivers: Marg & Bob Leonard, Wanda Klingbell, Stephen MacKay
Counters: John Astle, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Scripture Reader: Annette Stehouwer
Greeters: Marg & Bob Leonard
Coffee Hour: Linda Pond, Phyllis Llwellyn
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – This weekend, Friday, Oct 20th 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 21th 9am-noon.  

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, Oct 29th at Jordan and Candace’s.

Paintball – We are considering a paintball afternoon in November for people 12 years and older. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Birthdays are a blessing.  Do we have your birthday on our list?  Birthday Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month and throughout the month with birthday phone calls.  If we don’t currently have your birthday on our list, please let the office know the month and day of your birthday.  Contact the office at 455-8220 or sapc@sapc.ca

The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Fredericton –  Annual General Meeting Oct. 23 at 1:30pm at the Church of St. John and Paul, New Maryland.

“A Silent Haunting” – At St. Pauls’ United Church on Monday, Oct 30 at 7pm, a unique cinema experience with a twist – the showing of the 1925 silent film version of The Phantom of the Opera, together with live, improvised organ accompaniment from David Drinkell. This is cinema as it used to be with a musician trying to capture the mood as the silent movie’s images flash across the silver screen.

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Oct 22 – Marg Leonard
  • Oct 29 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • Nov 5 (Remembrance Sunday) – Marg Leonard
  • Nov 12 – Rev. Canon William (Bill) MacMullin 

Congregational Survey – an update from Rev. Wendy MacWilliams, Interim Moderator:

The search committee has distributed a congregational survey to begin gathering input from the congregation to help develop a congregational profile.  In the cover letter – and in the most recent copy of The Link– we mentioned that throughout the month of October, we would arrange small group discussions with members of the congregation and the various ministry groups of Saint Andrew’s to provide additional opportunity for reflection and sharing thoughts.  We intend to ensure that these activities reach out to as many people as possible, but are also mindful that there are benefits to organizing small group discussions by age, gender, area of ministry interest too as it will allow us to focus on particular needs and ministry themes, as well as provide opportunities for members of the congregation to grow in friendship too.

On Friday, October 20, from 10 a.m. – noon I will hold office hours at Saint Andrew’s for anyone that would like to stop by for coffee and a visit.  We can chat about the survey, share church anecdotes and other stories that can feed into the congregational analysis.

On Saturday, October 21, St. James Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club of Hanwell host a monthly breakfast at St. James.  We can reserve some tables at 9 a.m. should some folks from Saint Andrew’s like to have some table talk on the congregational survey.  All are welcome. Please let Rev. Wendy know if you are interested by emailing her at wendymacwilliams@rogers.com.

Your input is very important.  The search committee is working diligently to provide a number of ways for you to share your voice and thoughts, while at the same time creating opportunities within this exercise for spiritual growth and a strengthened sense of community.  We are mindful that filling out surveys or attending group discussions may not work best for all.  If, for example, you would rather share your input by way of one-on-one conversation, a search committee member would be happy to meet with you in person or by phone.  A member of the search committee would also be willing to write down your answers too. If you would like to complete your survey with assistance from a search committee member – or even your elder – please do not hesitate to let Tara at the church office know and she will have someone follow-up with you in a prompt manner.