Our Marriage Policy is inclusive, and we are working on being recognized as an Affirming Congregation. We are all made in God’s Image and by a God who loves us. You are our family and we are your family.
This Week’s Activities ~ July 4th – July 11th
10:00 AM Worship
10:00 AM Morning devotions on the Church Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/portwallisunitedchurch/
Noon – 1:00 PM Paul will be at the Church to pick up items for the Food Bank.
Deal of the Week – Giant Tiger – Voortman Wafer Cookies – $1.00/pack
10:00 AM Worship
VIRTUAL CHURCH!!! Register at www.portwallisunitedchurch.ca/virtual
If you would like to receive the “enews,” please sign up online – https://portwallisunitedchurch.ca/enews
If you are wrestling with isolation, loneliness or need to speak to someone, call the church answering machine 902-435-3644 and we will be in contact with you as soon as we get the message.
PRAYER CIRCLE IN OUR CONGREGATION
If you want to add someone to our prayer circle, please let us know at the office (902-435-3644). As well, if someone is in the hospital, please let us know. In your prayers, remember Reta, Mary, Joan, Johnny, John, Daryl, Pat, Kaye, Woody, Janie, Dexter and Marion.
Book Sale – Please save your gently used books, records, puzzles, comic books, CD’s and DVD’s for our Fall book-sale. The date is TBD. We regret that we can’t accept any magazines, text books, National Geographics, and Encyclopedias. Please do not include any books that have signs of dirt, mould or are missing covers. Puzzles should be complete or marked with what’s missing.
Beyond Words: An Anti-Racism Summer Film Series:
This summer the Anti-Racism network of the Atlantic Regions of the United Church are presenting a film and discussion series. Over a 6-week period
(June 20th to August 1st) there will be 12 films you can watch and discuss with others who are interested in better understanding and combatting systemic racism in our society.
You can find out more and register here: https://ucceast.ca/62210-beyond-words-anti-racism-summer-film-series/
You can find the Facebook page for the film series and the network here: https://www.facebook.com/UCCanBeyondWords
OFFERINGS TO THE CHURCH:
= E-transfer – email@example.com – This is a quick and fantastic way to support the work of your Church Community.
= PAR, Pre-Authorized Remittance – Great way to support your Church on a monthly basis.
= cheques to the Church Office – 263 Waverley Road, Dartmouth, NS B2X 2C8
Always the old faithful way of supporting your Church’s work.
= via online donation through Canada Helps. Visit this link and donate – https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/port-wallis-united-church
United Churches for Dartmouth – Looking for something to do over the summer holidays? United Churches for Dartmouth has been posting a weekly craft video (Tuesday 10am) and weekly story video (Saturday 10am). We have a need for videos over the summer so if you are interested in doing a video, please contact Shirley Hazen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ukulele Church Camp – Calling All Ukulele Enthusiasts! If you’re not one yet, you just don’t know it! From July 19-23, join Linnea Good and Catherine Stuart for a week of Ukulele Church Camp! Each day from 1pm-2:15pm Atlantic. Follow the link to the website https://ucceast.ca/62424-ukulele-church-camp/
NDORC – FOOD BANK Needs Non-perishable Food Items for the Pantry:
- Canned meat (tuna or salmon)
- Instant oatmeal (paper packages in box of 8, 10 or 12)
- Mac & Cheese (e.g., Kraft Dinner)
- Granola bars and cereal bars
- Juice family size (1L)
These needs can be met by donating the items above or by donating money so we are able to purchase what we need. How to donate money in order of preference:
Cheque in envelope addressed to: NDORC Food Bank, 44 Hester Street, Dartmouth, NS B3A 2V7
Cash or Cheques in envelope addressed to the food bank and dropped off at Stairs Memorial Church mailbox.
Donation through North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Centre page in Canada Helps.org (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/north-dartmouth-outreach-resource-centre-society)
Preparing for the Fall School Term
We all know the last several school terms have been hard on our students, with several falling behind. Port Wallis is offering a chance to catch up on some of that learning over the summer.
We will be offering free private or (at your choice) semi-private tutoring in math, chemistry, physics or basic computer science for grades 7 to 12. The 1-to-2-hour sessions will be held at the church once or twice a week at mutually convenient times. For safety sake, we will observe all COVID-19 protocols and make sure there are always at least 2 adults at the church during the sessions.
If you are interested in these sessions, please email the church at email@example.com or call Stewart Sampson at 902-466-4979.
Remember WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN, eat healthily, and call a friend.
God is with us. We are not alone.