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 November 22nd – November 29th
10:00 AM Sunday Worship & Fellowship Zoom after the service.
7:00 PM Discussion Group via Zoom. Please call the Church (902)435-3644 for the link.
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. Deals of the Week – Superstore – No Name Evaporated Milk .88 cents
10:00 AM Coffee Break via Zoom – Please call the Office (902-435-3644) for the link and we will send along by email to join Ivan for coffee and a chat.
7:30 PM Choir Practice
10:00 AM Worship ~ Advent 1 ~ Hope
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, Harry, and Marion.
Family Advent Event sponsored by the Small Lunch Committee – We are creating a package for our Church families to work on over the Season of Advent. To register, please call the office 902-435-3644 to let us know how many children will be creating Chrismons during this time of getting ready for the birth of Jesus!
We want to ensure that we include the correct number of Chrismon packets.
Each packet will Included: 10 Chrismons with glue, glitter, paint brush, jewels and a blue sheet to explain the meaning and symbolism of each Chrismon, a diorama of the Nativity, 3 Advent Calendars – one which has a daily Bible Verse, one with spiritual exercises and activities and a Reverse Advent Calendar listing items for the Food Bank and the Advent Prayer for families to memorize.
Pick up will be on Saturday, Nov. 28th at the Church from 10:00 am – Noon. Delivery can be arranged, if required.
FROM OUR STUDENT MINISTER:
Tamsin, our student minister, is putting together a Lay Supervision Team. We are reaching out to people who we think might be a good fit, so you might receive a call about this sometime in the next few weeks.
EXPANSION ON THE NEWS!
VIRTUAL CHURCH!!! Register at www.portwallisunitedchurch.ca/virtual
Cloth Face Masks are available at $5.00 each in support of the Church Sign Fund. Call the Office (902-435-3644) to place an order.
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 Kinsmen Community Brunch on November 22 is cancelled. We continue to plan for the January Brunch.
Adult Christian Education Series Advent 2020
Conversations on Reconciliation: In Dialogue for Our Future
All sessions will take place online. Please join us for these conversations on Reconciliation in relation to Indigenous Issues of our times; sponsored by Wyndholme Christian Church.
Contact the office for details on how to join.
Tuesday, November 24th
Topic: Workshop on Anti-Racism and Reconciliation in the Church and Society
Animators: Rev. Dr. Darlene Brewer (Wyndholme Christian Church, Disciples of Christ)
& Rev. Ivan Gregan (Port Wallis United)
Time: Nov 24, 2020 1-3:30 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)
Tuesday, December 1st
Topic: Guest Speaker Jenna Robar, Mi’kmaw Community Activist
Time: Dec 1, 2020 1-2 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)
Tuesday, December 8th
Topic: Guest Speaker Crow Eddy, Mi’kmaw (Milton Christian Church)
Time: Dec 8, 2020 1-2 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)
Tuesday, December 15th
Topic: Integration and Discussion: What have we learned? Where do we go from here?
Time: Dec 15, 2020 1-2 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)
White Gift Items
We have received the list of items that the Food Bank requires for the Christmas boxes they make up.
Items include: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, body lotion/cream, hairbrushes, combs, face cloths, deodorant,
socks (men & women), men’s scarves and men’s gloves.
These will be collected on December 6th on the front step of the Church between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. A tree will be waiting to receive your white gifts, hats, mittens & scarves.
Thank you for your continued support of our outreach projects during this “new” way to celebrate this important time of giving.
Giving at Christmas ~ Gifts with Vision booklet through the United Church of Canada. Order online – giftswithvision.ca
SERVICES FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
Advent 1 November 29
10:00 AM Lighting the Candles of Advent Wreath and Explaining their meaning.
Advent 2 December 6
10:00 AM White Gift Service in Church
Christmas Tree on front steps
People encouraged to drop off White Gifts in a drive through at Church (11-1:00)
Tree will be decorated with mittens and scarfs (11:00-1:00)
Tree will be left as witness until sunset (unless weather in wet).
Advent 3 December 13
10:00 AM Preparing the way for Christmas
7:00 PM Celtic Service
Advent 4 December 20
10:00 AM Carols and Lessons
Blue Christmas December 21
7:00 PM Remembrance and Prayers. A few quiet minutes of reflection
This is a time to recognize that Christmas is not always a joyful celebration for many. During this Worship we are held by God.
Christmas Eve – December 24
4:00 PM Children themed
7:30 PM Carols and reflection
9:00 PM Communion
12:00 Midnight Prayers on FaceBook
Christmas Morning December 25
10:00 AM Feast of the Nativity
Readings and a short reflection
Christmas 1 December 27
10:00 AM Celebration of the Incarnation. What does God-in-Flesh
Christmas 2 January 3
10:00 AM Celebrating Epiphany – Feast of the Magi
– recognizing God in strange places, persons, events and our own
FALL FLEA MARKET
ST. JAMES CHURCH HALL 181 PORTLAND ST., DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
8:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M.
Pictures/frames, lamps/shades, boots, shoes, handbags, TOYS, electronics, kitchen gadgets, baskets, Seasonal Items, dishes, movies, tapes, drapes, linens, craft items, BOOKS and MUCH MORE!!! Please bring your own shopping bags.
ADMISSION: $2.00 – exact change if you can, please.
NOTE: No jewellery sold at this time.
Offerings? 4 ways:
= E-transfer – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Ways to help the Church:
- If you would like to dedicate the “Electronic Worship Bulletin” to a person (memorial, Birthday, anniversary, or???). Please give the church a call (902) 435-3644 or send an email – email@example.com Cost to dedicate is $25.00.
- Please remember we have Grocery Gift Cards at the office. Please call 902-435-3644 to arrange pick up.
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
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
Remember WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN, eat healthily, and call a friend.
God is with us. We are not alone.