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 15th to May 22nd
masks/vaccination required to attend in-person services
10:00 AM Worship via Zoom and in person, Eastertide
7:00 PM Committee of Stewards meeting via Zoom
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.
BRUNSWICK STREET MISSION
Brunswick Street Mission needs men’s summer clothing. If you have any good used men’s clothes, please drop them off at Brunswick Street Mission. For hours of operation and contact information go to: https://www.brunswickstreetmission.org/contact-us.
FOOD BANK DEAL of THE WEEK
No Frills – 15 lb bag of potatoes $3.00. ***Always a need for breakfast cereal!!!
Food donations may be dropped off at the church in the mornings, monetary donations to the food bank can be made by e-transfer or cheque to Port Wallis United Church. There is currently no further need for egg cartons. Thank you for you support.
APARTMENT FOOD DRIVE
If you live in an apartment building and would be interested in holding a food drive in your building, please contact the church office and we will get you in touch with Paul Miller who will help you through the process.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sympathy of the congregation is extended to the Archibald family on the death of their mother, Joyce Archibald.
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
Congratulations from the congregation on the birth of Jayden Anthony Kugler, born on May 7, 2022. Proud parents are Dylan and Tash Kugler. Proud grandparents are Roger/Heather, Darryl/Donald, Denise/Carl.
Congratulations from the congregation on the birth of Cameron Douglas Landry, born on May 10, 2022. Proud parents are Alison and Jerome Landry. Proud grandparents are Mary/Mac MacLeod and Mary Louise/Edward Landry.
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.