Dedication:  This week’s bulletins/slides are dedicated in celebration of Faye Alexis Blair’s baptism today at St. John’s United.  Congratulations Faye with all our love Dorothy & Graham MacDonald proud grandparents. 

Our Choirs meet weekly – all are welcome to join!

Children’s Choir – Wednesdays @ 6:15pm (SJUC)

St. John’s Choir – Wednesdays @ 7pm

Wellington Choir – Thursdays @ 6:45pm

Upcoming events to mark on your calendar……

Mon, Nov 3rd       7pm – Official Board mtg (SJUC)

Tues, Nov 4th        7pm – Finance mtg (SJUC)

7:30pm – Christianity & Islam workshop (SJUC)

Thurs, Nov 6th      7:30pm – CiA mtg (27 Karen Ave)

Sat, Nov 8th          8:30am – Men’s Breakfast (SJUC)

St. John’s UCW Turkey-a-la-King Luncheon and Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 11 am – 1 pm Silent Auction, Bake Table, Crafts, Christmas cookies, Fudge, Jewelry Boutique.  Lunch:  Adults: $8 – Youth $4 – Children $2 (children’s menu: hot dogs, potato chips, ice cream)   Sponsored by St. John’s UCW

–Items for Bazaar: The UCW will collect new or gently used  items for the silent auction, as well as jewelry and scarves for the boutique.  If you have any items to donate please bring them to the church on Friday Nov 28th. You may contact Hazel McLean (902-861-3783) if you have any questions.  (The group is also looking for Christmas cookie tins & jewelry boxes)

Christmas Boxes for Beacon House: each year our congregations are asked to donate items to help with filling the Beacon House Christmas boxes.  This year we have been asked to collect 250 cans of Cranberry Sauce.  There is a bin at both Wellington & St. John’s as you enter the church.  Your donations are appreciated.

Gifts with Vision: The United Church of Canada provides Mission and Service support to partners all year long for their vital work in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and right here in Canada.  With Gifts with Vision, you give a gift in honour of friends or family to support specific partner activities such as creating healthy places to live, promote justice, provide social service and enliven worship.  If you are interested in Gifts with Vision please take a catalogue for more details.  Catalogues are on the table as you enter the sanctuary.

Men’s Breakfast: circle your calendar – Nov 8th @ 8:30am.  We are having one of our own church family as the Guest Speaker…Richard Cobanli.  Bring a buddy and enjoy men’s fellowship.  For more details please contact David Chard (902-860-1679)

Christianity & Islam workshop!! –Please join Rev. Iain Macdonald on Tuesdays at 7:30pm @ SJUC.  Each session will cover a major area of the world’s two largest religions, comparing and contrasting them in a way that brings greater understanding of each. The study takes neither a “how-to-convert-Muslims” nor a “we’re-all-the-same” approach. It provides students with a greater appreciation of both Jesus and Muhammad, both the New Testament and the Quran, and both Christianity and Islam and it faces, frankly, both our similarities and our differences. All are welcome to attend.

Other Community Events

Concert of Remembrance in honour of the 100th anniversary of WWI – will be held at Rockingham United Church, 12 Flamingo Drive, Halifax – Nov 11th at 7 pm, featuring Rockingham’s Senior and Men’s Choirs.  Cost:  Freewill offering.  All are welcome!

St. Thomas Anglican Church (Fall River): is holding their Annual Christmas Tea and Sale: Nov 15th from 12pm to 3 pm.  Christmas Decorations & Crafts; Bake Table, Books, Sparkle Boutique,Match & Win Baskets, and Silent Auction.  The cost is $7 and Christmas Tea will be served with Sandwiches and Sweets.

Christmas Trade Fair on Saturday, November 15th from 10am-4pm at Bedf