St. James United Church

St. James United Church
Your Neighbourhood Church since 1908
Weekly Newsletter – October 19th, 2014
HAPPY 106TH ANNIVERSARY! – THANK YOU NANCY, ED, RUTH & WIMPY
221 Romaine Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2C3 705-742-2222
stjamesunitedchurch.ca ● united-church.ca ● wondercafe.ca ● edge-ucc.ca
Welcome
Upcoming Events
Please join us for a delicious stew lunch and anniversary
cake in the Large Auditorium after the service. Today's
lunch has been provided by the Worship Committee. We
hope to see you there!
WE'RE MAKING TURKEY PIES...
To Remember in
Our Prayers
Rena Wilson
Patti Patchett
Wayne Bell
Muriel Lunn
We will be making turkey pies to be sold at the Café &
Bazaar next month. There is a sign-up sheet downstairs.
Come out for a fun morning.
FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY!
Sunday, October 26th: 12:00-2:00pm
Those who are ill at home or in the hospital, especially:
Audrey Messervey
Shirley Beatty
Linda Kemp
Wilma Byers
Monday, October 20th: 8:00am to 1:30pm
Wednesday, October 22nd: 8:00am to Noon
Bill Bott Sr.
Phyllis Pearson
Ethel Stanbury
Ed Daye
Upcoming
Worship Services
October 26, 2014
Congregational Meeting
Edge Property Presentation Followed by Q&A
The Official Board, and our Visioning Committee, would like to
invite you to a special presentation by the United Church's Edge
Property Consultant on Sunday, October 26th during our Worship
Service, and followed by a Congregational Meeting. If you have
any questions prior to October 26th, please feel free to speak with
one of the members of the Visioning Committee. You can also visit
http://www.edge-ucc.ca for more information.
Join us in the sanctuary after the service for the Q&A period. You
are invited to bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.
November 02, 2014
Guest Speaker from the Alzheimer's Society
Peterborough Pop Ensemble
Food Bank Donations
Join us for an all ages Halloween party hosted by Christian
Education. Only $2 per person! Includes lunch, crafts,
games and pumpkin carving. Wear your costume!
Upcoming Committee
& UCW Meetings
(Friendship Room, unless otherwise stated)
Oct 20:
3:00pm-4:30pm
Visioning Committee
Oct 20:
7:00pm-9:30pm
UCW#2 Meeting
Oct 22:
7:00pm-10:00pm
UCW#3 Meeting
ST JAMES PLAYERS STILL SELLING TICKETS!
The Players will be selling tickets Mon to Fri from 1-4pm
and MWF from 6:30-8pm. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23
for seniors, $16 for students. Call 743-9901 for ticket info!
NEW FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE ...
The Christian Education committee is starting an Empire
cheese fundraiser. Order forms were handed out today
with your newsletter and are also available from Eileen
Stanbury and Robin Finch. Order forms will be collected
until Sunday, October 26th. Please note that as the cheese
is priced by weight, the exact price will only be available
at pick up. Payment is due when your order is picked up.
Orders will be available for pick-up at the church on
Sunday, November 2nd.
Listening Devices are available at the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes
to use one during our worship service. Please speak to an usher about getting one.
Connect with Us:
www.facebook.com/stjamesunitedchurch
Church News & Notices
FROM YOUR BOARD & VISIONING COMMITTEE:
St. James has received a letter from St. Andrew’s United
Church indicating their interest in amalgamating as
partners with one or more United Churches in
Peterborough. Our Board and Visioning Committee have
replied thanking them for their invitation and letting them
know that our Visioning Committee will be considering all
possibilities as they work with the congregation of St. James
to determine our vision for the next few years. The letter
from St. Andrew's and our response are posted on the
Bulletin Board outside of the Sanctuary. Thank you ...
Jitterbugs
PLAYGROUP
KIDVENTURE!
Ages 4-11 & Ages 12-15
Sundays: 9:30am - Noon
Monday Morning
9:30 - 11:30 am
AN UPDATE FROM YOUR TREASURER:
Despite our $20,000 loss last year (and similar prediction
for this year), we are well ahead of the 2013 figures and will
hopefully finish this year with a surplus! Even though we
had our usual deficit for the summer months, we didn't
have to borrow money to get through the summer; we can't
recall when this last occurred. There was more good news
for September; we had a surplus of $2800 for the month.
This brings our YTD deficit down to $17,000 compared to a
deficit of $38,000 at the same time last year. Most of our
receipt categories are up compared to 2013, except for
"Givings" which are down by $2500. A full financial report
is on the wall in the hallway at the bottom of the ramp ...
Ron Horton, Treasurer
CHURCH ENVELOPES & PAR
If anyone needs church envelopes for their offerings, please
see Ron Horton or Chantelle Dooley in the office. Or if you
might be interested in going on PAR, you can talk to Ron.
Thank you ... Ron Horton, Treasurer
DONATIONS NEEDED ...
The CE Committee would appreciate donations of Baby
Food jars, mason-style jam jars (250 mL) and pumpkins.
The pumpkins are needed for Oct 26th. Please see Eileen
Stanbury or Robin Finch if you have any of these items!
GIFT CARD NEWS
From Jim Lowes & JoAnne Rorke
Christmas is only 10 weekends away. Gift cards are a
perfect way to get your shopping done early and easily. No
busy malls to contend with! No lineups at the cash register
and no returns!
P.S. Don't forget your grocery & gas cards! Our next order
deadline will be October 19th, if there are sufficient orders.
Rev. Julie van Haaften, Minister: [email protected]
Chantelle Dooley, Office & Publications: [email protected]
Robin Finch, Youth Program Director: [email protected]
Louise Hiscox, Music Director: [email protected]
Shawn Blackwood, Custodian
Lynda Parker, Sunday Custodian
Greeters: JoAnne Rorke & Jane Huggins
Ushers: Ron Horton & Fred Stanbury
Bernie & Doris O'Brien
Sound Technician: Floyd Sutherland
PP Operator: Kathryn Collins
Elevator: Carl Bedford
Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9am – 2:30pm
(Closed from 11-11:30AM)
Weekly Service: Sunday at 11am
Submission Deadline: Wed 10am
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