Minister: The Rev. Ivan Gregan, BA, MDiv. Assisting Minister: The Rev. Blake Caldwell, BTh
Secretary: Cheryl Settle Custodian: Judy Zinck
Musician: Adam Johnson, BA, M.Mus., Mus.Ed.
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 May 1st to May 8th
masks/vaccination required to attend in-person services
10:00 AM Worship via Zoom and in person, Eastertide
7:00 PM Discussion Group via Zoom. Call for the link 902-435-3644
10:00 AM There will be weekly Devotions on the United Churches for Dartmouth Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/470907990018928
10:00 AM Coffee Break with the Rev. via Zoom. Call for the link 902-435-3644
7:30 PM Choir practice – New members welcome!
10:00 AM Sunday Worship via Zoom and in-person
masks/vaccination required to attend in-person services
Did you misplace a hearing aid? One was found on the church steps. Please contact office for further information.
FOOD BANK DEAL of THE WEEK
Sobeys: 900g package of pasta for $0.99 and canned pasta sauce for $0.99.
There is currently no further need for egg cartons. They ARE LOW on 500ml plastic containers.
Food donations may be dropped off at the church in the mornings. Monetary donations can be made to the food bank through e-transfer or cheque to the Church.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Your 2022 church envelopes may be picked up in the foyer after worship service or at the church on weekday mornings between 9 and 12.
INSPIRATION! Today at 3:00pm. THE CANTABILE SINGERS and NOVA VOCE, Nova Scotia’s Provincial Men’s Choir will present a joint concert at St Matthew’s United Church, Barrington St. Halifax NS. Tickets are $20 and are available from choristers, www.novavoce.com and at the door
ST. ANDREW’S TAKEOUT FISH CHOWDER — FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022!
8 Locks Rd, Dartmouth. Pre-order by Sunday May 8th.
Call Suzanne at 902-435-6769 to pre-order your fish chowder lunch and receive pick-up time. Pick up times will be at 11:30am, 11:45am or 12 noon.
FEES: $10 per adult includes chowder, 2 biscuits and carrot cake.
ORDER EARLY BEFORE IT SELLS OUT.
SUPPORT FOR THE UKRAINE: Please visit https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/ukraine-crisis
Online via our secure donation page.
Phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
Send a cheque or money order to:
The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit – Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200,Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Please be sure to note “Emergency Response—Ukraine” on the face of your cheque.
THE KOREAN APPEAL: The United Church of Canada has launched its Korea Peace Appeal Ten Thousand Signature Campaign and declares, “70 years is enough. It’s time to end the Korean War.”
The Korea Peace Appeal is a global campaign calling for a peace treaty that would bring a formal end to the Korean War. The campaign, supported by some 370 civil society organizations in Korea and beyond, seeks to collect 100 million signatures by 2023.
A Long-time partner in Korea, The National Council of Churches, has challenged The United Church of Canada to join them in support of the Korea Peace Appeal by adding 10,000 signatures to the online petition by this summer. United Church people across Canada are invited to sign the appeal and invite their communities of faith, networks and friends to join them. You can get more information here
SCRIPTURE READERS REQUIRED FOR SUNDAY MORNING!
Neil Williams is coordinating volunteers for this important ministry. Neil will provide a copy of the appointed lectionary readings for each week; you will find out the exact readings we will be using ahead of time on Thursday or Friday. You will be coached through the process. Contact Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
NEW EDUCATION PROJECT and ONLINE GROUP!
Ivan is sharing lessons and educational resources for people interested in learning and exploring more on a variety of topics. Feel free to join the Facebook group – www.facebook.com/groups/pwucgroup/
Click the link to join, hit the “Request to Join” button, answer the questions and then we will add you to the group.
Please help us keep the lines of communication open. We would appreciate calls (902-435-3644) or emails (email@example.com) to the office with information about the joys and crises of our people; so that we can respond. The Church’s answering machine is checked on a regular basis.
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, Pat, Barb, Dana, Ann, Jill, Janet, Marion, Dawn, Andre, Don, Phyllis and Cheryl.
The Congregation is reminded that at 10:00 AM every day we are asked to remember each other in a Period of Prayer. This will keep us in spiritual Communion.
OFFERINGS TO THE CHURCH:
~E-transfer – firstname.lastname@example.org – 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
ENEWS: 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.