Port Wallis United Church in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Minister: The Rev. Ivan Gregan, BA, MDiv.
Assisting Minister: The Rev. Blake Caldwell, BTh
Secretary: Cheryl Settle | Musician: Adam Johnson, BA, M.Mus., Mus.Ed. |Custodian: Judy Zinck
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 work and activities at or around Port Wallis.
This Week September 13th – September 20th
Worship with your Church Family!
10:00 AM Morning devotions on the Church Facebook Page.
12:00-1:30 Paul will be at the Church to receive offerings of food for the Food Bank. Deal of the Week – No Frills Sugar .97 cents
7:30 PM Choir get together with Adam
10:00 AM Worship with Communion
Noon Session Meeting
7:00 PM Stewards Meeting
EXPANSION ON THE NEWS!
VIRTUAL CHURCH!!! Register at www.portwallisunitedchurch.ca/virtual
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, Blaine, Joan, Johnny, Gwen, John, Daryl, Kaye, Woody, Barbe, Harry, Lorrie, Ruth and Marion.
Let us remember to be patient and carry a mask at all times. Masks are mandatory inside public places.
Cloth Face Masks are available at $5.00 each in support of the Church Sign Fund. Call the Office (902-435-3644) and place your order.
Purses ~ Claudia has a number of leather purses that she is selling and the proceeds are going to the Church. If you are interested, please give the church a call (902-435-3644) and Claudia will be in touch. Photos are available!
We are having a fundraiser through Tupperware….
All orders must be submitted to Selina Pottle via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 902 430 6939. All orders will be collected and submitted at the same time on October 7th.
Items required for the Blueberry Supper ~
- Costco Rolls- 2 dozen per package – need 7 packages by Thursday
- Milk – 3 – 2 Lt containers – need for cooking on Wednesday
- Eggs -1 dozen – need for cooking on Wednesday
- Chow Chow – 8 litres need by Thursday
If you are able to help in a monetary way to cover the costs of the items that need to be purchased in bulk it would be greatly appreciated. This could be e-transferred or dropped off at the Church in the mail slot.
Thank you for your continued support of Port Wallis through these fundraisers!
Port Wallis hosts a Wednesday Morning Worship Time posted on our Facebook Page at 10:00 am. Join us for a short prayerful reflection. https://www.facebook.com/portwallisunitedchurch/
The United Churches for Dartmouth hosts spiritual reflection on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays we host other activities. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnitedChurchesforDartmouth
Offerings? 4 ways:
= E-transfer – email@example.com
This is a quick and fantastic way to support the work of your Church Community. Sit at your home computer and away you go.
= PAR, Pre-Authorized Remittance – call or email the church and we will send you out a form. Fill it in, return it to the office and we will handle the rest. This is a great way to support your Church Family 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
We have not been able to have some of our regular fund-raising Suppers.
We would ask that you consider increasing your offering perhaps by the amount that you might have spent on fundraising activities, or that you might redirect your Mission Fund offering to the General Fund since we will soon meet our annual goal. If you are on PAR you can change your Mission offering by contacting Shelley through the Church office.
Margaret’s House is providing takeout meals and donations of money are gratefully received. Margaret’s House feeds the hungry, domestically challenged and people dealing with less than ideal situations. No one is denied. The Churches of the City supply the needs to our guests. If you would like to help, presently donations of money is the best way.
North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Centre (NDORC) foodbank works out of Stairs Memorial United Church. Donations can be made through your financial offerings to Port Wallis. The NDORC not only feeds the hungry but offers fellowship time, a listening ear and serves as an advocate.
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.
If you would like to receive the “enews,” please sign up online – https://portwallisunitedchurch.ca/enews
Cross Canada Pandemic Pilgrimage!
On Friday evening, fill out the form online – https://portwallisunitedchurch.ca/walk and list the number of kms you have walked this week. Ivan will total them and we will send them on the Head of the Pilgrimage. This is an opportunity to get out of the house, go for a stroll and have some fun with your friends.
Here is a video link to encourage you! https://youtu.be/4l5PODGZpAM
Job Opportunities ~Election jobs that are posted for HRM Elections:
- General Election information: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/elections
- Worker information form: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/elections/election-worker-application-form
- Job descriptions: https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/elections/Polling%20location%20staff%20job%20descriptions%20200727.pdf
- Rates of pay: https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/elections/2020ElectionWorkerPay%20200729.pdf
Remember WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN, eat healthily, and call a friend.
God is with us. We are not alone.
~ BLUEBERRY SUPPER ~