Announcements – Sunday, November 29, 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
November 29 – December 3, 2020
Sunday, November 29 – On-line Worship (Advent 1) – watch your email for further information
Sunday, November 29 – After Worship Fellowship @ 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Thursday, December 3 – Zoom Coffee Time @ 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 4 – Paint Night @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 6 – On-line Worship (Advent 2 / Communion) – watch your email for further information
Sunday, December 6 – After Worship Fellowship @ 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Scripture readings for December 6, 2020 are
Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8
Zoom Coffee Hour
Our next Zoom Coffee Hour is Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom for an informal online gathering for coffee (sorry you will have to make your own coffee or beverage of choice at home) 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 Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will forward you the link to join. We hope to see some of you on Thursday.
After Worship Fellowship
You are invited to join us for After Worship Fellowship on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. This will be via Zoom and you must provide your own coffee at home (other beverages are also acceptable). 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. During the Advent season we will be hosting these fellowship events on a weekly basis.
The second of our Advent activities is a Paint Night scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Heather Karavas will be leading the evening. Please contact the office to register and you will receive the supply list and the link to the evening’s session.
This year’s Blue Christmas service will be on-line. If you would like to have a candle lit in someone’s honour, please send their names to the office no later than December 16, 2020.
Your Outreach Council is planning to prepare and deliver Christmas Hampers again this year. We are accepting monetary contributions toward the purchase of items for the Hampers. Donations can be dropped off at the church, sent in through snail mail, sent by etransfer, or through CanadaHelps. Please indicate that it is for the Christmas Hampers.
The Mitten Tree will be a virtual one that you can “watch grow” each week during the on-line service. We will be collecting mittens, toques, and scarves for those 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
Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monday, November 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
From the Minister
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.
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
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, drop your offering in the church mailbox, use e-transfer, or snail mail still works.