Announcements – December 13, 2020
Windsor Park United Church seeks to be a welcoming community. Based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we nurture our faith and spiritual life by: worshipping and learning together, caring for each other, embracing our diversity, reaching out to those who live around us and working together in service to Creation.
THE LIFE & WORK OF WPUC
December 13 – 20, 2020
Sunday, December 13 – On-line Worship (Advent 3) – watch your email for links to view to the service
Sunday, December 13 – After Worship Fellowship @ 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Thursday, December 17 – Online Zoom coffee
Sunday, December 20 – Advent 4 – On-line Worship service
Sunday, December 20 – After Worship Fellowship @ 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Zoom Coffee Hour
Our next Zoom Coffee Hour is Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Join in for an informal online gathering for coffee and conversation. This is a time to see faces, to check-in, to just spend some time together in community. If you are interested in this coffee time please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward you the link to join. We hope to see you on Thursday!
After Worship Fellowship
You are invited to join us for After Worship Fellowship on Zoom on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. This is a time for our faith community to be together. If you are interested in joining us please email the office at email@example.com and the link will be forwarded to you. If you have the link from a previous Sunday, it will still allow you to connect this week. During the Advent season we will be hosting these fellowship events on a weekly basis.
Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service
This year’s Blue Christmas/Longest Night service will be posted on-line at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 21. The service offers a time of quiet reflection for those who are grieving or feeling stressed during this time of year. If you would like to have a candle lit in someone’s honour or memory, please send their names to the office no later than December 16, 2020. Also, please pass along the information about the service to anyone you think would appreciate it.
Christmas Eve Service
We will be posting a service of carols, readings and communion on-line for Christmas Eve this year. Watch for more information next week.
Your Outreach Council is planning to prepare and deliver Christmas Hampers again this year. It’s not too late to donate! We are accepting monetary contributions toward the purchase of items for the Hampers. Donations can be dropped off at the church, sent in through the mail, sent by e-transfer, or through CanadaHelps. Please indicate that it is for the Christmas Hampers. Thank you to Gwen and her team for finding a way to continue with this important work!
This year, the Mitten Tree is a virtual one that you can “watch grow” from week to week via the on-line service. We will be collecting mittens, toques, and scarves for those schools/organizations we have supported in the past. Times for dropping off donations are listed later in the announcements.
Don’t forget that for a donation to appear on your 2020 tax receipt it needs to be received by the Church no later than December 31, 2020.
2021 Offering Envelopes Your 2021 offering envelopes have arrived and will be available for pick up. Times for pick up are listed later in the announcements.
Drop Off / Pick Up Times
Someone will be at the church on:
Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and
Monday, December 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
for those needing to drop off/pick-up at the church (see notices above).
Message from Patrick
If you feel the need to talk, to bent, to laugh, to hear another’s voice, please know that the phone and the email at the church is constantly being checked so if you need to speak to me, please call. If we do not answer, leave your name and number and I will call you back. We are in this together and we will get through this together, because that is what we do here at Windsor Park United Church.
Church Family News!
Lloyd and Chris Smith are proud to announce the arrival of their first great grandchild (great granddaugher) on Dec 6th at Health Science Centre! Congratulations!
If you have good news to share, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If You Are Inside The Church Building
If for any reason you enter the church building you will find a log book and hand sanitizer. We are asking that you sign the log book, record what areas of the building you are in and please use the hand sanitizer. It is mandatory that you also wear a mask. This is to aid in keeping the building clean, sanitized, and safe.
Life, Work, Ministry, and Mission Support
Thank you for your continued support of Windsor Park United! If you would like to help out with the life, work, ministry, and mission of Windsor Park United Church and would like to donate on-line, please follow the link below to our CanadaHelps on-line donation page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/47090/donation
You can also drop your offering in the church mailbox, use e-transfer, or snail mail still works.
Holiday Decor Fun!
It’s time to take some photos! Send in a picture or 2 (or short video – 10 sec. or less) of your favourite holiday decorations! Photos may include: indoor/outdoor decor, Christmas tree, Christmas lights, special tree or home decorations, candles, etc. Send your photos to: email@example.com Photos will be included in a WPUC holiday video to share some Christmas Spirit! Tech tip: if you hold your phone horizontally (landscape) it will fill the screen in our video!