November 11 2018

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, November 11
10:00 am Morning Worship. Please note the change of time for Remembrance Sunday only.

10:50 am Community Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph.
4:40 pm The Bells of Peace. To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War church bells from across the country will be run at sunset. The bells in our church will join that act of remembrance and holding up the need for peace in our world by being rung 100 times at sunset. If you would like to be one of the people who takes part in this effort please speak to Rev. Peter.

Tuesday, November 13
10:00 am Bible Study in the Parlour,
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal in the Hall.
1:00 pm Orpah Unit will meet in the Parlour
3:00 pm Congregational Life and Hospitality in the Parlour.
3:00 pm The Meditation Group meets Multi Purpose Room. For more information, call Fran at 902 863 3546.

Thursday, November 15
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal in the Hall.
6:30 pm Senior Choir Practice

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Sunday November 18th
5:30 pm There will be once again a community potluck. Cultural Connections Antigonish is thrilled to be partnering with the StFX Islamic Studies students to offer a Middle Eastern themed evening. This is a welcoming time and a chance to absorb some music and other activities from that interesting part of the world. Family friendly, just bring a dish to share so there’s enough to go around. St James Hall at 5:30.

Tuesday, November 20
7:00 pm Church Council Meets in the Meeting Room.

Wednesday. November 21
11:00 am United Church Worship at the RK. Everyone welcome.

Sunday, November 25
11:30 am U.C.W. Planning Meeting in the Meeting Room
11:30 am Trustees and Property will meet in the Parlour

Sunday, December 2
4:00 pm Advent Family Potluck

If you would like to sponsor the bulletin in celebration or memory of a loved one or a special day, please call the office at 863-2001 and let Patsy know.

Stewardship Thought for this Sunday (November 11, 2018)
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
– William Gladstone

The Promise Bursary is a $100 award from the Pine Hill Divinity Hall, given to a person whose congregation has recognized in her or him significant promise for leadership within The United Church of Canada in the future. Nominations are submitted in the form of two letters from members of the congregation detailing the contributions of the nominee. The deadline for nominations is Dec 1st. See more information on the bulletin boards, talk to Rev. Peter or email the office for more details.

From the Archives: A binder containing notes, etc., depicting the organization of the GWCTD events from its inception in 2007 to 2014 has been placed in the Archives. A binder detailing events held & other pertinent information relating to Seniors’ Fellowship since its inception in 2008 to 2017 is now stored in the Archives. Marlene Groenenburg is your go-to person for help in finding them.

As of December 31, 2018, Pictou Presbytery (and Maritime Conference) will cease to exist and our pastoral charges will become part of Region 15; Nova Scotia and Bermuda. Honoring the life, work and ministry of our presbytery as we bring it to a close is important. As people of faith, we mark such times of transition with ritual and by gathering together to share in fellowship and worship, acknowledging that amidst all the changing seasons of life, we are not alone. You are invited to join us on Friday, December 7, at 6:30pm at Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, for fellowship and food (sandwiches and sweets). Worship will follow at 7:30pm. Please let your minister know if you are planning to attend so that we can be prepared. All are welcome!

Gifts with Vision Our Congregation has multiple copies of Gifts with Vision: A Gift-Giving Catalogue from the United Church of Canada for all of us to use and share. The United Church developed the gift catalogue in response to member requests to be able to give gifts to support that support the church’s Mission and Service partners. Gifts are available in a range of dollar amounts and include projects here in Canada and around the world many different areas of need (hunger, shelter, education, health, safety, mobility, and more). An online copy of the gift catalogue can be found at www.giftswithvision.ca

A Note from Linda Darwish: Cecilia Ockling was a Coady participant from Ghana in 2011 and attended St. James on a regular basis. You might remember her bright smile. We have kept in close touch over the years. A couple of months ago, her only son (35 yrs. old) had kidney failure, requiring numerous medical procedures, including dialysis twice weekly, blood transfusions, lab tests, medical reviews, medications, and more. Finally, he needs a kidney transplant, which can be done only in India or the UK, requiring many additional expenses. Cecilia and her family do not have the means to pay for all of these expenses. She devotes all her salary to his care and has raised about $3000 in donations. But she needs 10s of thousands more. I agreed to help her raise some financial support. If you can help, any amount will be very much appreciated. I will happily accept your donations and send them to her after the end of November.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
SAFE is looking for Volunteer Conversation Partners for our new Syrian-Canadian community members. If you would like to make a friend while helping someone practice conversational English in a friendly and relaxed way, please contact Jack Beaton (jackbeaton7@gmail.com) for more information. No prior experience necessary, just a willingness to have a good chat. Time commitment is flexible. Criminal record and vulnerable sector checks must be completed.

HOLLY TEA AND SALE

The HOLLY TEA and SALE is this Saturday, Nov. 17th from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. If you’re a candy or fudge maker, the ladies working on
that table would love to have a plateful. We hope all the jam and pickle makers have a few bottles set aside for the preserve corner. The bake table will gratefully receive any homemade baking – bread, rolls, muffins, squares, cookies, loaves, cake or pies.
VERY IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to note the name of the recipe and any special ingredients that will help in pricing (eggs, cream cheese, nuts, chocolate, etc.) and, more importantly, to alert buyers to possible allergies.

If you’re unable to contribute in any way, a monetary donation would be appreciated as this is our major fundraiser of the year and we do have a lot expenses associated with it. Just put your contribution in an envelope and drop it into the church office any weekday morning or put in the collection plate clearly marked “Holly Tea and Sale.

We are no longer accepting donations for the New to You and Christmas tables. Monday, Nov. 12th the church will be closed but Silent Auction and Jewellery items can still be dropped off this coming week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Bake table donations can be left at the church on Friday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. or on Saturday NO LATER THAN 10 a.m.

*******Don’t forget – Squares are needed for the Tea Tables.******

If you are not working at the sale, we hope you will still come to enjoy our delicious lunch, shop at our tables and bask in the warm friendship of friends and neighbours.

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