Cordova Bay United Church November 16th, 2014

Cordova Bay United Church
Rev. Bill Cantelon [email protected]
Minister for Children, Youth and Young Adults
Nancy Walker [email protected]
Rev. Wilfred C. Waddell Minister Emeritus
Music Director—Pat Shumka 250-652-1505
813 Claremont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8Y1J9
Phone: 250.658.5911
Website www.cbunited.ca
Chair of Council—Tom Pringle [email protected]
Custodian—Debbie Adkins [email protected]
Office Administrator—Jane Shumka [email protected]
SUNDAY
November 16th
MUSIC LEADERSHIP
The Band
SCRIPTURE READER
Grace Choi
POWER POINT TECHNICIAN
Rob Glenn
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Peter Gray
November 16th, 2014
Office Hours: Monday —Thursday, 9am—2pm
UPCOMING SERVICES
November 23rd—Reign of Christ Sunday
November 30th—First Sunday of Advent (Hope) - Communion
December 7th—Second Sunday of Advent (Peace)
REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
Mondays: 7:00 pm—8:00 pm: Chime Choir Practice
—new members welcome—
Wednesdays: 11:00 am—12:00 pm: Unserious Coffee
Thursdays: 7:00 pm—8:30 pm: Choir Practice
—new members welcome—
HOSPITALITY TEAM
Greeters
Marjorie Gray & Donna Loglisci
USHERS
Cris & Ed Araquel
REFRESHMENTS
Ethel Wilson Women’s Group
UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, November 18th
2:00 pm: Caring Ministry—Friendship Room
7:30 pm: Stewardship Meeting—Friendship Room
Wednesday, November 19th
2:00 pm: Knitting Group—Hall
Friday, November 21st
10:00 am: Book Club—Friendship Room
Household Prayer: Morning
Good morning, Lord.
I welcome the new day, for it is a gift from you.
My petty fears are nothing in the face of your love;
in the warmth of your wisdom my anxieties melt away.
Make me more faithful than I could be on my own,
and use me to reflect your light,
for there are so many who need to know of your grace.
Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
Good evening, Lord.
Thank you for bringing me through this day,
its trials and its joys.
You surprise me with wonder
and overwhelm me with love.
Keep me in your embrace tonight;
inhabit my dreams.
If you choose to grant me another day of life,
awaken me as one who is eager to serve you well.
Amen.
THE LIFE AND WORK OF OUR CHURCH
“We are an inclusive community of Christians called to know and serve God faithfully through love for the world and its people.”
people.”
STEWARDSHIP REPORT AS OF OCTOBER 31,2014
LIVING
GENEROUSLY
۰ourselves
۰our gifts
۰our resources
Total Income
Total Expenses
Net (Loss)
$252,294.89
$258,302.63
($6,007.74) ****see below
COMPARISON TO OCTOBER 31, 2013
Total Income
Total Expenses
Net Surplus
$247,163.31
$236,147.28
$11,016.03
COMPARISON TO OCTOBER 31, 2012
Total Income
Total Expenses
Net Surplus
$262,598.17
$261,977.41
$620.73
****To date we have remitted $17,000 of our Commitment of
$28,000 to Mission & Services.
ANGEL GIFTS 2014
For all those who volunteered to be angel gift donors, please pick up the name and number
of your angel in the Narthex before or after the service this Sunday, November 16th or in the
office mid week. Gifts should be delivered to CBUC by Sunday, December 14th.
It’s not too late to sign up to be a donor. We are still looking for ?? more donors. A sign up
sheet will be circulated this Sunday or contact Jane in the office. Thank you.
Cordova Bay United Church volunteers helping at Our Place Society on Tuesday, November 11th.
WOMEN’S AFTERNOON FRIENDSHIP GROUP
There will be no meeting of the Women’s Afternoon Friendship Group in the month of November. The women
will meet again for their annual Christmas Lunch at the ‘Lakes’ Restaurant on Wednesday, December 3rd at
12:00 pm.
CBUC KNITTERS GROUP, NOVEMBER 19TH
All knitters and crochetters are invited to join the CBUC Knitters Group that meets
Wednesday, November 19th at 2pm. This group is open to everyone - beginners are
welcome!
Please plan on attending and enjoying an afternoon of fellowship as we work on
items for charity. If you have any questions please contact Linda Erskine at
250-658-4447 or Lori Sather at 250-744-5812.
BOOK CLUB
The Book Club which meets on Friday, Nov. 21st at 10 am in the Friendship Room would
welcome any visitors to meet and get to know Pam Porter. Pam is a member of our Congregation who was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Literature for The Crazy
Man. She has written several books, some of which are in our library. Please join us --men too are welcome!
2015 UNITED CHURCH CALENDARS ON SALE
United Church calendars will be on sale in the hall following the worship service. Calendars are $10 each. All proceeds are for the Cordova Bay United Church Youth Fund.
This fund has provided and we hope will continue to provide bursaries so that our
youth might participate in regional, provincial and national youth events.
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Want to volunteer?
250.658.5911 or
[email protected]
YOUTH GROUP, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6th
Meet at 7:00 pm near Santa Claus at Tillicum Mall. We will be purchasing two Angel Gifts and doing a scavenger hunt. Please bring $10 for
the fit. Friends welcome. Pick up will be at 8:30 pm. If you
need a ride and to RSVP, contact Nancy
(250-658-5911 or [email protected]).
CHRISTMAS BLUEGRASS CONCERT AND BENEFIT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
John Reischman and the Jaybirds will be presenting a Bluegrass benefit concert at Cordova Bay United Church on Saturday, December 6th at 8:00pm. $5 of every ticket sold
will be donated to Our Place Society. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or
the church office. For more information visit www.victoriabluegrass.ca.
FOR THE LOVE OF AFRICA FUNDRAISER
QUIZ NIGHT, NOVEMBER 22
The For the Love of Africa Society will be hosting a Quiz Night on Saturday, November
22nd from 5:30 pm t0 9:00 pm at the Gordon Head Lawn Bowling Club, 4105 Lambrick
way. Grab your friends and join us for a wild evening of mind-bending trivia, crazy questions, and lots of laughter! Ploughman’s Dinner included! Prizes! Draws! Bring a Team
of 6 or join a team when you arrive! Tickets: $25 per person. All proceeds benefit the
For the Love of Africa Society.
Early Bird Deadline November 30th
Epiphany Explorations is an annual conference
that invites you to live out our faith, love our
God and celebrate each other while singing our
hearts out. Since 2003, First Metropolitan
United Church has invited clergy and laity from
across North America to Victoria for an eclectic
mix of presentations, music, and visual arts.
MUSIC AND PRAYER IN THE STYLE OF TAIZE
All are welcome to join us at Music and Prayer in the Style of
Taize on Friday, November 21st, 6-7 pm, at St Andrew's Cathedral at View and Blanshard St. This will be celebrating the
50th Anniversary of a Vatican decree on Ecumenism and
many guests from the Ecumenical community will be present.
POINSETTIA TEA & BAZAAR:
Gordon United Church, 935 Goldstream Ave.,
Langford, Saturday, Nov. 22, 12:30-3:00
pm. Check our website http://
gordonunitedchurch.ca/2014/10/poinsettia-tea-and-bazaar/
for more information.
Epiphany Explorations 2015 features United
Church of Canada Moderator Gary Paterson on
the changing church, former Moderator and former Senator Lois Wilson and University of Victoria researcher Siobhan Chandler on the “Spiritual
but not Religious,” climate scientist and MLA Andrew Weaver, provocative writer and lecturer Peter Rollins and David Felten, co-creator of the
“Living the Questions” program and other speakers and musical presenters.
When: Thursday, January 22 – Sunday, January 25
Where: First Metropolitan United Church
932 Balmoral Road, Victoria BC
Cost: Early Bird $275 (until November 30th) & Regular
$325
Register: Online or phone 1.250.388.5188
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