Announcements

Bulletin Announcements for April 22 2018

A warm welcome to all who have gathered with us for worship this Sunday morning. May be a time of fellowship with God and neighbour.

Greeters this Sunday are Barb deMarsh and Marilyn Gerriets

Babies and toddlers who don’t want to stay in the service for worship are welcome to make use of the nursery located in the multipurpose room. The nursery has toys and a friendly adult in attendance.

Phone numbers, If you have switched from a landline to a cell phone no. could you call the office and let the secretary know the new number (902 863 2001).

Thanks to the members of the Social Justice Committee at St. James for sharing their gifts and time to help enrich this service of worship. Special thanks to Anne Camozzi for writing our Earth Day Prayer for Creation.

“Kermit’s Kitchen Kickoff” Cling Wrap – That wonderful cover for everything! Contains suspected carcinogens. Food Coverage – Waxed paper, damp cloth (for Sandwiches) Ideas?

The UCW is missing four fancy table cloths for funeral receptions. If anyone knows where they could have gone please call the church office 902 863 2001.

Scriptures for Next Sunday (April 29, 2018)
Acts 8:26-38 • 1 John 4:7-16 • John 15:1-8

THIS WEEK AT ST JAMES
Tuesday, April 24
10:00 am Bible Study resumes. Everyone welcome.
11:00 am Hot Meal in the Hall
3:00 pm Meditation Group in the Meeting Room.

Thursday, April 26
11:00 am Hot Meal in the Hall

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Saturday, April 28. St. James UCW will be holding their annual Spring Yard Sale. We are accepting the usual sale items – household goods, toys, furniture, etc. No Clothing or Out-of-Season items. Donations must be in good working condition, clean, and all pieces included. Please no tv’s, printers, computers, keyboards as they do not sell. We ask that you check with Barb Gardiner at 863-1641 if you have larger items to drop off as we don’t have room to store them for any length of time. Drop-off times for all other items: March 26 – April 13, weekdays from 10 to 12 noon. These dates allow us time to sort and price everything prior to the sale. Please call Barb if you have any questions.

Monday, April 30, 5:30 pm Men’s Club in the hall.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, May 6th, 2018. The annual goods and services auction at the mini-trail community centre (rte. 337) in Lakevale, Antigonish co. will take place doors open at 12:00 for viewing of auction items and registration. Auction to begin at 1:00 pm. Canteen services on site. Admission is free. And back by popular demand, two chances to win your item for free!

Saturday, May 12, 10 am – 2pm Spring into Mayfest at Bloomfield Centre! A project of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary, all proceeds go to provide equipment and other patient needs at St. Martha’s Hospital. Come and enjoy this indoor fair, featuring children’s games, face painting, straw draw, Teddy Bear Clinic, cake walk, Science Fair, Celtics Soccer, Amateur radio club, progressive art activity, fudge and bake table, gardening table, Bling, Attic Treasures, and Final Offer tables, raffles, …. and much more! There will be no book table this year – please save your books for a bigger and better book sale to follow in June (watch this space!) Great fun for all ages. Admission at the door $2, children free. Parking free. For more information please contact Alena Wilgenhof at 902 867 2667

Sunday, May 13, at 3pm. The Nova Scotia Gaelic Community will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Gaelic Ecumenical Service. Gaelic Awareness Month. Monsignor James MacNeil will be coming to lead the service from the Diocese of Argyll, Scotland. The service will take place at the StFX Chapel. with reception to follow at St. James. This is a unique opportunity for those of Gaelic heritage, of whatever Christian denomination, to come and worship together! Bring your Moms and make the service part of your Mothers’ Day celebration. All Welcome.

Earth Day 2018

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

This year the network is focusing on the dangers of plastic pollution. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of many species and seriously affecting ocean health.

Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to change human attitudes and behaviours about plastics. The strategy to End Plastic Pollution includes the adoption of a global framework to regulate plastic pollution educating citizens across the globe to demand action from governments and corporations to control and diminish plastic pollution. This Earth Day we are asked to take personal responsibility for the plastic pollution that each one of us generates by choosing to reject, reduce, reuse and only then recycle.

The simplest THREE things you can do:
1) Don’t accept plastic bags
2) Leave your plastic packaging in grocery store carts or at the store where you are purchasing an item. There is a huge movement in Europe doing this. If stores had to deal with the waste they would start demanding that manufacturers and producers stop using so much plastic packaging.
3) Don’t accept plastic cutlery or straws

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Bulletin Announcements for April 15,2018

A warm welcome to all who have gathered with us for worship this Sunday morning. May be a time of fellowship with God and neighbour.

Greeters this Sunday are Judy Shaw and Nettie Cameron.

Babies and toddlers who don’t want to stay in the service for worship are welcome to make use of the nursery located in the multipurpose room. The nursery has toys and a friendly adult in attendance.

This Sunday we are pleased to have the Rev. Doug Stewart leading our service of worship.

The Rev. Peter Smith is away on study leave from April 4th until April 17th. If there is a pastoral emergency during that time please contact the Rev. Doug Stewart at (902) 735-2102 or through the St. Martha’s Hospital Switchboard during the day (902) 867-4500.

Thanks to everyone who shared their gifts of music this Holy Week and Easter. Many gifts and skills combined to enrich our services of worship.

The latest issue of Connections, our congregational newsletter is now available at the back of the church of electronically on our website (www.stjamesuc.com). Thanks to Brenda Rose, Ruth Young, and all of the contributors for making this issue possible.

It’s Not Easy Being Green, 10-15 years ago we tried to be a “Green Church” We have had some success but we must try harder.
The kitchen is the recipient of many of the “ungreen” products, PLASTICS. Each week we will inform you of some of the Worst offenders called “Kirmets Kitchen Kick off’s”
Styro foam – containers known carcinogen styrene, is recyclable, but!!! used for take out food containers, meat trays, the list is endless. We ask for Your ideas – What can we do?

Phone numbers, If you have switched from a landline to a cell phone no. could you call the office and let the secretary know the new number (902 863 2001).

Scriptures for Next Sunday (April 22, 2018)
Acts 4:5-12 • 1 John 3:16-24 • John 10:11-18
THIS WEEK AT ST JAMES
Sunday, April 15
7:30 pm New date: Paving Paradise? Every day is “Earth Day”. Antigonish Choral Ensemble, with special Guests, St. James Handbell Trio and St. FX Vocal Ensembles. The Concert will be held at St. James United Church tonight April 15.

Tuesday, April 17
10:00 am No Bible Study
11:00 am Hot Meal in the Hall
3:00 pm Meditation Group in the Meeting Room.

Wednesday, April 18
11:00 am United Church Worship at the Rk MacDonald Nursing Home.
1:30 pm Seniors in the Hall

Thursday, April 19
11:00 am Hot Meal in the Hall

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Saturday, April 28. St. James UCW will be holding their annual Spring Yard Sale. We are accepting the usual sale items – household goods, toys, furniture, etc. No Clothing or Out-of-Season items. Donations must be in good working condition, clean, and all pieces included. Please no tv’s, printers, computers, keyboards as they do not sell. We ask that you check with Barb Gardiner at 863-1641 if you have larger items to drop off as we don’t have room to store them for any length of time. Drop-off times for all other items: March 26 – April 13, weekdays from 10 to 12 noon. These dates allow us time to sort and price everything prior to the sale. Please call Barb if you have any questions.

Did you know? PAR (Pre Authorized Remittance) is as easy to start as one-two-three. 1) Ask to sign up at the church office. 2)Fill in the amount you want to give each month. 3) Know that each month your gift goes to help the church do God’s work here in Antigonish and around the world! If you are interested in PAR speak to Pamela Cunningham or drop by the church office.

Council Highlights
St. James United Church – Matrch 20, 1018
Welcome to Council Highlights! Below is information about what happened at the last Council meeting and key decisions made.
••
Th Council welcomes new members: Alistair Hamilton, Ida Sarty, Irene MacLeod, Barbara Gardiner, Paul van de Weil, Betty Webber
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A search committee was formed to find a new church administrator with Andrea’s upcoming retirement this June. If anyone from the congregation is intereted in sitting on this committee please speak with Rev. Peter
••
Council approved a recommendation from Worship Committee to replace the current plastic communion cups with new glass cups.
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Rev. Peter reported that the changes to the wider church which were voted on in the fall have all been approved and will be brought forward to the General Council Meeting this summer.
••
Council approved a recommendation from Property and Trustees to purchase of an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) for the church building. There was some discussion about training to use it and where it would be located. There was also some discussion about the need to clean out the storage space in the former balcony.
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Our Treasurer, Pamela Cunningham, reported that while we are ahead of where we were at this point last year our revenue is a little below budget (i.e. where we woudl like to be financially).
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The next meeting of St James United Church Council will be on
May 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Bulletin Announcements for April 8/2018

A warm welcome to all who have gathered with us for worship this Sunday morning. May be a time of fellowship with God and neighbour.

Greeters this Sunday are Eileen Adams and Carol Kell

Babies and toddlers who don’t want to stay in the service for worship are welcome to make use of the nursery located in the multipurpose room. The nursery has toys and a friendly adult in attendance.

This Sunday we are pleased to have the Rev. Jan Aylward leading our service of worship.

Thanks to the members of the St. James Ensemble who are sharing their gift of music this morning. Members of the Ensemble are:
Violin – Bob Murray, Amy Hendricks
Cornet – Christine Templeman
Tenor Saxophone – Kenji Omae
Trombone – Fred Davison

The Rev. Peter Smith is away on study leave from April 4th until April 17th. If there is a pastoral emergency during that time please contact the Rev. Doug Stewart at (902) 735-2102 or through the St. Martha’s Hospital Switchboard during the day (902) 867-4500.

Thanks to everyone who shared their gifts of music this Holy Week and Easter. Many gifts and skills combined to enrich our services of worship.

The latest issue of Connections, our congregational newsletter is now available at the back of the church of electronically on our website (www.stjamesuc.com). Thanks to Brenda Rose, Ruth Young, and all of the contributors for making this issue possible.

UCW is missing four fancy table cloths for funeral receptions. If anyone knows where they could have gone please call the church office 902 863 2001.

Scriptures for Next Sunday (April 15, 2018)
Acts 3:12-19 • 1 John 3:1-7 • Luke 24:36b-48

THIS WEEK AT ST JAMES
Tuesday, April 10
10:00 am No Bible Study
11:00 am Hot Meal in the Hall
3:00 pm Meditation Group in the Meeting Room.

Thursday, April 12
11:00 am Hot Meal in the Hall

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, April 8 from 2-4. The Families of St. James will go to Pins Bowling as an afternoon activity. If you would like to participate for all or part of that time, please speak to Claire or Chad. The cost is $6 per hour for an adult and $4 per hour for a child. Shoe rentals are free with a donation to the Food Bank, or at a cost of $1.50. Once we have an idea of how many people are interested, we’ll reserve the lanes. See you there!

Saturday, April 28. St. James UCW will be holding their annual Spring Yard Sale. We are accepting the usual sale items – household goods, toys, furniture, etc. No Clothing or Out-of-Season items. Donations must be in good working condition, clean, and all pieces included. Please no tv’s, printers, computers, keyboards as they do not sell. We ask that you check with Barb Gardiner at 863-1641 if you have larger items to drop off as we don’t have room to store them for any length of time. Drop-off times for all other items: March 26 – April 13, weekdays from 10 to 12 noon. These dates allow us time to sort and price everything prior to the sale. Please call Barb if you have any questions.

Did you know? PAR (Pre Authorized Remittance) is as easy to start as one-two-three. 1) Ask to sign up at the church office. 2)Fill in the amount you want to give each month. 3) Know that each month your gift goes to help the church do God’s work here in Antigonish and around the world! If you are interested in PAR speak to Pamela Cunningham or drop by the church office.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Wednesday, April 11, 8 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Palliative Care volunteer 2 day training program. Monastery Fire Hall, 995 Route 16, Monastery. To register, contact Norah-Lee@902-867-4500,ext 4419 or Norah-Lee.Goulding@nshealth.ca

Council Highlights
St. James United Church – Matrch 20, 1018
Welcome to Council Highlights! Below is information about what happened at the last Council meeting and key decisions made.
••
Th Council welcomes new members: Alistair Hamilton, Ida Sarty, Irene MacLeod, Barbara Gardiner, Paul van de Weil, Betty Webber
••
A search committee was formed to find a new church administrator with Andrea’s upcoming retirement this June. If anyone from the congregation is intereted in sitting on this committee please speak with Rev. Peter
••
Council approved a recommendation from Worship Committee to replace the current plastic communion cups with new glass cups.
••
Rev. Peter reported that the changes to the wider church which were voted on in the fall have all been approved and will be brought forward to the General Council Meeting this summer.
••
Council approved a recommendation from Property and Trustees to purchase of an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) for the church building. There was some discussion about training to use it and where it would be located. There was also some discussion about the need to clean out the storage space in the former balcony.
••
Our Treasurer, Pamela Cunningham, reported that while we are ahead of where we were at this point last year our revenue is a little below budget (i.e. where we woudl like to be financially).
••
The next meeting of St James United Church Council will be on
May 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm.