This Week's Announcements - Cordova Bay United Church

SUNDAY
November 30th
November 30th, 2014
Cordova Bay
United Church
MUSIC LEADERSHIP
Pat Shumka & The Choir
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Peter Gray
SCRIPTURE READER
Pat Taylor
HOSPITALITY TEAM
COMMUNION SERVERS
813 Claremont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8Y1J9
Phone: 250.658.5911
Website www.cbunited.ca
Rev. Bill Cantelon [email protected]
Minister for Children, Youth and Young Adults
Nancy Walker [email protected]
Music Director—Pat Shumka 250-652-1505
Chair of Council—Tom Pringle [email protected]
Custodian—Debbie Adkins [email protected]
Office Administrator—Jane Shumka [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday —Thursday, 9am—2pm
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—
Household Prayer: Morning
Thank you, God, for the gift of life today.
I give thanks that your face shines upon me—
for you are my salvation.
Lead me like a shepherd through this day.
Strengthen me for whatever lies ahead.
Grant me the spiritual gifts
of peace, patience, kindness, gentleness,
for I want to show your love,
in word and deed, to others.
In Christ’s name. Amen.
Marge Baker,
David & Jeanie Cooke,
Stephen Godfrey,
Barbara Shobbrook, &
Nancy Walker
Greeters
Karen Hughes &
Yvonne Forbes
USHERS
Jane & Rick Nuttall
REFRESHMENTS
Caring Ministry
POWER POINT TECHNICIAN
Jiemei Li
UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, December 3rd
9:30 am: Advent Bible Study—Friendship Room
Saturday, December 6th
6:00 pm: Youth Group—Tillicum Mall
8:00 pm: Bluegrass Concert—Hall/Sanctuary
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 or
in the office mid week. Gifts should be
delivered to CBUC by Sunday,
December 14th. Thank you.
Household Prayer: Evening
Though you have told us to keep awake, O God,
you have also blessed us with rest and sleep.
Grant me such rest in the hours ahead
that I awaken with eager longing for a new day,
ready for you to be revealed in mundane moments
and ordinary encounters.
By your grace prepare me, whether awake or asleep,
to greet you: in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or at dawn.
All times are in your hands,
and I, too, am in your hands, faithful God.
In Jesus’ name I rest and pray. 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.”
Our journey through Advent begins….
November 30th
10:00 am—First Sunday of Advent—Hope
Celebrating the Sacrament of Communion
December 7th
10:00 am—Second Sunday of Advent—Peace
Hymn Sing, M&S Birthday/Anniversary Sunday
December 14th
10:00 am—Third Sunday of Advent—Joy
Choir Cantata: “Christmas Today”
Angel Gifts Due
December 21st
10:00 am—Fourth Sunday of Advent—Love
White Gift Sunday
Celebrate the completion of our Advent preparations with our
Christmas Social following the service
Wednesday, December 24th
4:00 pm—Christmas Eve Service
8:00 pm—Christmas Eve Service—Communion
Sunday, December 28th
10:00 am—Celebration of the Season of Christmas
SING YOUR
FAVOURITES
On Sunday, December 7th,
we will be hosting our
monthly hymn sing, starting at 9:45 am.
Come early and sing your favourite
hymns. Have a request? Forward your
requests to Pat Shumka or the office by
Tuesday, December 2nd.
M&S BIRTHDAY/
ANNIVERSARY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
December 7th is M&S Sunday. In honour of a birthday or anniversary in the
month of December, you are invited to
make a donation towards the United
Church of Canada Mission & Service
Fund.
Envelopes for M&S are available in the
pews.
“ALIVE IN THE ADVENTURE OF JESUS”
Come join our Advent Bible Study: November 26, December 3, December 10 & December 17
(9:30am-10:30am) in the Friendship Room.
THE AFTERNOON WOMEN’S FRIENDSHIP GROUP has been invited to an Ecumenical Advent
Service at First Met on Monday, Dec. 1. We are invited to meet at 10 am in their Fellowship Hall for coffee or
tea, Christmas treats and conversation. The service will be at 11 am in the Chapel. The theme this year is to reflect on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, while asking ourselves the question, “What’s It All About? We
would like to get a group together to attend. Phone Pat MacLeod 250 479 8848.
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 gift. 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.
“OUT LOUD!” SingYourJoy in Concert
Friday December 5, 2014: 7 pm
First Metropolitan United Church
Tickets: $15 General/$10 Students
Information and Tickets email: [email protected]
or phone 250-213-1948 or 250-882-5668
www.singyourjoy.ca
BOOK CLUB
To all readers and potential readers:
Dec. Book Club is cancelled.
Jan. 16th- The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
Feb. 20th- A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
GIFTS WITH VISION; A GIVING CATALOGUE
Searching for new and meaningful gift ideas this year? You’ll find something for everyone
on your gift list in ‘Gifts with Vision, 2014-2015’, a giving catalogue from The United Church
of Canada. A vision is a dream of possibilities. Gifts with Vision bring possibilities to life.
We dream of a world in which human needs are met. Gifts with Vision are your opportunity
to improve lives in Canada and globally. Gifts range from $25—$300. Catalogues are available in the Narthex.
FLOWER COORDINATOR
It has been a long time since the flower schedule has been shown on our bulletin board. Cordova Bay United
Church has been fortunate to have fresh flowers beautify the sanctuary, mainly to a few who donate generously from their gardens, and other groups and individuals who leave their flower arrangements following a
special church service. But the church missed the more regular donations of flowers.
Barbara Shobbrook has volunteered to co-ordinate flowers for the sanctuary. A sign-up sheet will be posted
on the bulletin board close to the doors of the sanctuary. She invites you to sign up on a particular Sunday,
which may be In Memoriam of a family member or close friend, or just a Sunday of your choice. Most flowers
are wonderful for displaying. Some may have too strong a scent and may cause some congregants irritation.
If you do offer your support to donate flowers on a particular Sunday, please check with Barbara re suitability
of choice of flowers.
As Worship Chair I thank Barbara for coming forward and offering to help. The church has not had a coordinator for some time. Please support the renewed endeavour with your support. Thank you.
Stephen Godfrey Worship Chair – 250-658-5811
Barbara Shobbrook – 250-479-3235
CBC Radio & Our Place present
a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’
Classic Tale
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Music by Open Door Choir @ Our Place,
The Victoria Good News Choir,
& Victoria Conservatory of Music
Suzuki Violin Students
Wednesday, December 10th
7:00 pm/ Doors: 6:30 pm
SHADY MOUNTAIN invites you
to enjoy our annual Carol Sing at
Shady Creek United Church, 7180 East
Saanich Road, Saanichton,
December 14th. There is no cost, although donations to the food bank
are always welcome.
Tickets $15 Adults/$5 Children.
Tickets available at Our Place Society,
Lyle’s Place or
Buy online at: eventbrite.com
More information: ourplacesociety.com
All proceeds benefit Our Place Society.
ADVENT QUIET DAY, Saturday 6 December, 9:30am – 1:30pm, UVic Interfaith Chapel.
A contemplative retreat with songs in the style of Taizé, lectio divina, labyrinth meditation, and walk in the
solitude of Finnerty Garden. Refreshments and a simple soup and bread lunch provided. To register:
[email protected] By Donation. Offered through the United Church Campus Ministry.
WORKSHOP: MEDITATE THE LABYRINTH – Monday December 1, 6:30 – 8:30pm. UVic Interfaith Chapel Come learn about the history of the labyrinth, how to meditate while walking the labyrinth, and to reflect on your own spiritual journey, all in the restful and rustic beauty of the Interfaith
Chapel FREE! To register: [email protected] Offered through the United Church Campus Ministry.
HALIBURTON FARM OPEN HOUSE
Saturday Dec 6 from 10 - 2
741 Haliburton Road
Produce, Preserves, Gifts, Tours, Seeds, Refreshments. See you there!
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