Choir meets 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, Oct 27th      7pm – Spiritual Oversight (SJUC)

Tues, Oct 28th      7pm – M&P Mtg (Lois’ home)

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

Wed. Oct 29th      2pm – Wise Café (SJUC)

IMPORTANT Official Board Meeting – Mon, November 3rd @ 7pm in the chapel at SJUC.

The date has been set — Christianity & Islam workshop!! –Please join Rev. Iain Macdonald on Tues, Oct 28th at 7:30pm @ SJUC for the first session.  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. Written for Christians that have little knowledge of Islam other than what they have seen in the news, it aims at providing a general understanding of the differences and similarities between these two great religions. 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.

Wise Café – Worship, Food & Conversation for the 60+ population.  Join us Wednesday, Oct 29th from 2pm-4pm at St. John’s United.  Spread the word…our guest speaker Grant Kerr will talk on Christian Basics: What does the Bible say? How might the Bible be understood?

Church in Action (CiA) will meet on Nov 6th @ 7:30pm at Karen’s home (27 Karen Ave).  If you’re interested in helping others please join us.  All are welcome!

Christmas Bazaar – November 29th, 2014:  If you have jewelry that you no longer wear please consider donating it to the UCW ladies for the jewelry boutique.  New this year the ladies are also collecting scarves to sell at the boutique.  Please contact Hazel McLean (902-861-3783) if you have any items to donate or questions.  (Hazel is also looking for 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.  Thank you for your donations.

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.

The United Church Resource Centre located in the Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church (15 Bissett Rd) is run by volunteers.  To keep the Centre open Beverley Nightengale is looking for volunteers to cover the centre from 10am-1pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  If you are able to volunteer please contact Beverley after 6pm at 902-435-1605.  Or you may reach her at the centre (902-404-3309) on Mondays from 7pm-9pm.


Other Community Events

In Praise of the Spoken Word: Poetry and Preaching – A poetry event featuring El Jones, HRM Poet Laureate and Rev. Matthew Fillier  on Thurs, Oct 30th @ 7pm at AST St. Columba Chapel, 634 Francklyn St.

All are welcome – free admission!  This event is sponsored by the AST Arts and Theology committee

Poem by Maryann Martin

Praise the chorus of days

bringing truth’s tenor