Weekly Bulletin - Uxbridge Baptist Church

OUR VISION
“Loving God, Loving Others;
Sharing the Good News of
Jesus Christ with the World”
THIS WEEK @ UBC
TODAY—December 21st
ADVENT IV
9 am Classes for all ages
9:45 am Christmas Carols
10 am Worship
December 21st, 2014
Monday
Prayer resumes January 5th
Tuesday
Movie & Craft Time for Kids
(K-Gr 6)
Noon to 4pm
Lunch & crafts included
SERIES: The Essential Jesus
‘His Majesty’ John 18: 33-40
Pastor Dale Dawson
Wednesday
Christmas Eve Service 7 pm
Thursday
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Friday
Boxing Day—Church Office
Closed
Next Sunday, December 28th
Christian Education Classes
resume January 11th
10am Worship
Only Jr. Church today
ADVENT IV
Led by Dawson’s
Life Group
Join us for Coffee
231 Brock St. W. Box 694,
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1N1
905-852-3662 / Fax 905-852-1955
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.uxbridgebaptist.com
UBC MESSENGER - December 21, 2014
We welcome you as we worship God together.
If you are a guest today, it is our prayer that your worship
experience will minister to your deepest needs.
If we can be of personal assistance to you,
please speak to any of our pastors.
Blessings to you and your family!
We invite all NEWCOMERS to visit the Welcome Centre to
receive a Welcome Gift today.
Bring your whole family
and join us for our
Christmas Eve Service
at 7 pm
New Year’s Eve Family Skate
Uxbridge Arena
Wednesday, December 31st
@7:15 -9:15pm
Bring the whole family!
Refreshments provided
Christian Education
There will be NO Kids Connect or Kids Worship on
December 28th & January 4th.
Jr. Church WILL continue without a break. (Bless you, Jr. Church leaders!!!)
Adult & Youth classes will also take a break December 28th & January 4th.
ALL CLASSES resume January 11th
UBC Family News
Our Sympathy is expressed
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Carol Hoggard
and the Hoggard family. Keith Hoggard went to be with the
Lord on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014. A Celebration of
Life service was held on Friday, December 19th, 2014.
Birth Announcement
Congratulations to Tim & Kirsten Merrill on the birth of their 4th
child, a GIRL! Ethan, Eli & Micah welcome their new baby sister,
Abigail Marie Merrill, born on Friday, December 12th, 2014 and
weighed 8 lbs 15 oz. Congratulations to grandparents, Wayne &
Marcia Wilson and Great Grandparents, Clarence & Helen Wilson too!
90th Birthday
With joy, Ben Prince, husband of Marianne Prince, will celebrate
his 90th Birthday on December 22nd, 2014. Praise the Lord!
Winter Parking Issues
Once again we need to remind everyone that they must
park legally on the surrounding streets and that we must
not obstruct driveways or park so that a fire truck could
not pass down the street. Last Sunday, someone parked in
front of a neighbour’s driveway. Please car pool as much as
possible or park a second vehicle up at the arena or we
have permission to use Firebridge Fireplaces’ parking lot.
Wanted: Computer Monitor with an HDMI input
The facilities committee is looking for a used monitor that
has an HDMI input and preferably a 16:3 aspect ratio. Size
does not matter, but the smaller the better actually.
If anyone has one, or knows of someone who might, please
contact Dan Evans- Cell: 416-771-3588, or
email: [email protected]
In HIS Service,
Dan Evans (Facilities Councillor)
UBC Financial Update
Financial Update as of December 15, 2014
Annual Budget
Income to Date
Expenses to Date
$572,150.00
$502,755.51
$494505.19
As of December 9th, 2014, we have a surplus of $14,800 income to expenses,
but please note that if we were paying a youth pastor, we would be in a deficit position. We are now $69,395 short of our annual approved budget.
Please remember our finances in your prayers and give as God would have
you give.
2014 Receipts for Income Tax
The Finance Committee would like to remind everyone that monies
donated to UBC for 2014 receipting, need to be to the church office by NOON
on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 or contact Jim Fader directly.
2015 envelopes will be in mailboxes shortly. 2014 receipts available late Feb.
Outstanding Budget Receipts from 2014
Please submit ALL 2014 RECEIPTS no later than noon January 5th, 2015, so
they may be included in the 2014 reconciliation in preparation for the Annual
Meeting on January 31st, 2015 (Please mark your calendars!)
Thanks,
Jim Fader and Finance Committee
Christmas Special Offering
This year’s Christmas offering will be used to support
the Women to Women (30%) and the Hope through
Hockey (20%) that will show the love of Jesus to the
First Nations through developing relationships that
give opportunity to share the hope we have in Jesus.
The remaining 50 % will be distributed to missionaries that we already support , but have expressed a shortfall when surveyed about their needs. We
feel that they need the encouragement to continue in the work the Lord has
called them to.
Hope through Hockey (Dec 27, 2014 – Jan 3, 2015) and Women to Women
(May 2015) are ministries that reach out to First nations communities in
Ontario. The money received will contribute to shipping hockey equipment to
Weagamow, providing groceries for community meals and home visits, and
assisting in the costs of guest speakers for the Mother’s Day weekend event.
Children’s Movie & Craft Day for K—Gr 6
Christmas Movies & Craft Afternoon for Kids
Tuesday, December 23rd
NOON—4 PM
***MOVIES *** CRAFTS ***HOT DOGS ***
Join us for a Hot Dog Lunch!
Movies, Craft and Cookie decorating to follow!
Please drop your children Grades K- 6 off at noon and
come back to get them at 4:00!
Pastoral Search Team Update
The Pastoral Search Team has been working diligently on the search for an
Associate Pastor: Youth and Young Adults. With the cooperation and input of
the Elders Board and Church Council, we have finalized the job description
and job posting.
A significant amount of time has been spent individually and as a group in
prayer. We are praying expectantly and in faith for God's will to be done in the
selection of the individual who will lead our Youth and Young Adults ministry.
We would ask you to join us in prayer for the search process and the
candidates being considered. Also keep the Search Team in prayer as they
come together to work through the application and interview process.
Terry Curtis
Chair, Pastoral Search Team
Grades 9-12
UBC YOUTH
There will be NO Sunday School Dec 28th or Jan 4th
Dec 26th - NO YOUTH– It’s Boxing Day!
Dec 29th -
Christmas
@7pm
At Ian and
Lindsay’s
Dec 31st- Church Skate - Arena - 7pm - Free!!
Youth New Years All-Nighter!!!
Church - 10pm-7am - $5
Get ready for BLIZZARD!!!
(CBOQ event, Last weekend of Jan.)
Info Packages and Forms are due soon!
Names and down payment of $40 due before Christmas.
Total cost is $131 (sorry it was not on the form)
Please note there is always financial assistance, don’t
let anything keep you from coming!
If you would like to be added to the
Parent/Adult Email list to receive further
information, please let us know at
[email protected]
UBC New Security Camera System
Some of you may have noticed that the church has had a security camera system installed and the church council would like to update the congregation as
we are aware there may be some questions regarding its necessity.
With a changing litigious environment, insurance companies are requesting
additional protection and evidence, as well as added criminal activity deterrence. Many insurance companies now require video evidence before they
will even act on a claim.
Now churches are having to consider these issues, and take action, with the
primary reasons being insurance and liability. Seeking to protect UBC and its’
ministries from future issues in the event of an incident or insurance claim,
council feels it is prudent to be proactive in this regard, and prepare
ourselves for these potential concerns.
We want to assure the congregation that the privacy of the congregation,
staff, and volunteers of UBC is of utmost importance to us, and for this reason
we have kept the camera system to a bare minimum, capturing only points of
entry into the building, main traffic areas, and areas of specific concern. (Such
as the soundboard and stage, and the entrances to the church offices, elevator, kitchens, nursery, and mechanical rooms) There are NO CAMERAS inside
any rooms with the exception of the sanctuary and the Gymnasium.
Furthermore, these cameras will not be actively monitored and no one should
feel as though they are “being watched”. The digital footage is stored on a
secure hard-drive which cannot be accessed, even for playback, without the
closely guarded password, and the system is NOT connected to the internet
or church network. It is a CLOSED CIRCUIT SYSTEM and CANNOT be remotely
accessed by ANY means.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we seek to honour God
and be good stewards of what the Lord has entrusted to our care, and we
understand that this level of security is something new for our church, even
though UBC is merely catching up with current standards when it comes to
security.
We continue to covet your prayers for wisdom and discernment in the many
decisions and circumstances we face as we serve UBC in our varied roles. If
anyone has any questions or concerns regarding the new security camera
system, please do not hesitate to speak with Dan Evans. (Facilities
Councillor)
In HIS service, your Church Council.
SERVING IN NURSERY TODAY 10 AM
ADULTS
HELPERS
Lisa Clarke
Alanna Robinson
Rubyanne May
Kieli Wilson
Julia Ott
Lisa Wilson
Next Sunday
Beth Grove
Emily Moore
Judy Howarth
Kristi Guzelak
KIDZ EDGE (Sunday School)
From JK/SK to Gr. 8
at 9am in lower hall.
JUNIOR CHURCH
(JK & SK), KIDS
CONNECT, &
Gr. 7 & 8
dismissed during
the 10am service.
Chloe Weddel
HEALTH CONCERNS & DAILY STRENGTH
Ilene Geer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Recovering at home
Anne McDowell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daily strength
Grace Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daily strength
Doreen Pickett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Recovering at home
Ben Prince . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daily strength
Caro Wiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ongoing neurological Issues
FRIENDS SHUT IN:
Phyllis Feasby - Community Nursing
Home, Port Perry
Joyce Greensides - Orchard Villa, Pickering
Jean Hetherington - Temporarily at Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa
Betty James - Butternut Manor, Uxb.
Paul Leman - 20 Perry St. Uxb.
Ruby Matthews - Parkview, Stouffville
STAY CONNECTED:
UBC INFOLINK is usually sent out on Thursdays and lists the
current news and events for the week.
UBC PRAYER NETWORK is available via phone (905-852-3662
ext 9 after office hours) or email. Please submit your prayer requests to
the church office. The prayer network is updated daily during office
hours.
To receive either the UBC Infolink or Prayer Network via email please
send your request to [email protected]
STAFF
Lead Pastor - Rev. Dr. Dale Dawson
Pastors’ Secretary/
Community Pastor - Kathy McIntosh
Business Administrator - Mrs. Bev Ott
Custodian - Mr Terry West
Youth Interim Leaders—Ian & Lindsay McIntosh