Here are the news items for our Congregational news for the week of Dec. 4th to Dec. 11th, 2011

Looking ahead

Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 18, 9:30 am (WUC)

Christmas Eve Services

4:30 pm – Children’s and Family (SJUC)

6:00 pm – Family (WUC)

8:00 pm – Service of Music (SJUC)

10:00 pm – Candle of Light Communion (SJUC)

The bulletins are dedicated this morning to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Allan MacArthur from Carolyn Dodswell.

The Poinsettias in the sanctuary have been placed in loving memory of husband and father, Ben Ouimet, fom Alice Ouiment and Donna and Alex Somerville.

Christmas Potluck and Candle-light Service on Monday, December 5th.  Come at 5:30 for 6:00 supper.  We welcome all people of the congregation.

White Gift Service

On December 11 at St. John’s, the service focus will be centered around the White Gift.  The origin of the White Gift Sunday dates back to the early 1900s.  The idea is for gifts to be wrapped in white paper so they are anonymous.  Anyone wishing to participate in the donation of a small gift for a child is welcome to bring it at that time.  Please label on the gift the age intended and gender. The gifts will be taken to the Lion’s Club for distribution.

Deadline for Annual Reports

Sunday, January  29, 2012.
There will be a congregational meeting Wed Dec 14, 6:15pm in SJUC fellowship hall to approve the JNAC report.  The report will be circulated via the church email list and we will arrange to have additional printed copies available once the final revisions and corrections have been made.

10th Annual Celebration of Lights

Fill out your form in the entry and give it to Michael or Connie Corkum or put it on the offering plate.  Michael will be in the narthex before and after church to take your orders.  Deadline today.

Please pick up your 2012 boxes of envelopes in the Church Narthex.  If you have any questions/concerns please phone Anna Taylor (407-2280) or email:

Beacon House – Oct. Top 10 List

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  • Baby Food
  • Juice 1L or larger
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Pasta Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Mixed
  • Vegetables
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Canned Tomatoes
[/fancy_list] Kunglya Kakani group of the Stephen Lewis Foundatin of Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign for African Grandmothers are hosting their 4th Annual Christmas House Tour Sun, December 11, 2-6 pm and Monday, December 12, 6-9pm.  Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or the Vegetorium or call Gloria at 861-1682 or Sue at 860-2599[/one_half_last]