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Christmas & New Years Eve Services
This year Lambeth United will celebrate the coming of the Christ Child in three worship services. Our 10:30 AM service will follow the usual pattern. The 6:30 PM worship service will be the pageant service with a family orientation. At this worship, anyone who wishes can arrive at 6:00 PM and be given a costume and be in the building of a live nativity scene during worship. At 9:00 PM there will be a quieter worship with readings, and communion. We will celebrate the light of God coming into the world at both evening services with the lighting of candles.
This year, December 31st is a Sunday. So, to celebrate there will be a New Year’s eve party and pot luck lunch after church. Well, the celebration may begin before the service is over, but the lunch will see us raise our glasses (The champange of Ginger Ale) to toast the new year. Party hats and noise makers will be provided – and you can bring your own as well! Only 12 noon? Oh, but it will be 12 midnight somewhere!
Our 10:30 AM services on both days will include special music.
Christmas Cookie Walk
Thanks to everyone who baked and or bought Christmas goodies – cookies, bars, tarts, candy and even dog treats. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 8th next year.
Wise Elder Sunday
On September 24th we celebrated congregation members who had/will have been married 60 years or more during or prior to 2017 or had had/will have have had their 90th birthday in 2017 or prior. What a fine looking bunch.
Many of us remember when Rev. Dr. Barry Moore and Alan Davidson presented Faith Story to us. Many of us remember enjoying it and learning from it but 10 plus years erases a lot of details. In a world where there is great division in the name of religion, it might be a good time to refresh your memory about the history behind the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths and how our different faiths are just 3 branches of the same family. Some traditions differ but we all worship the same God. You can listen to Faith Story through the ‘Links’ page and Alan Davidson still has copies of the CD available at $20.00 each.
We’re delighted to announce that our own, Jan Linner, took on the responsibilities of being LUC’s parish advocate as of September 1st, 2016. In this role her email is email@example.com. Jan’s lecture on stress and managing stress can be seen here. Congratulations to Jan on the completion of her certification as a Parish nurse.
Calendar of Events:
See the Bulletin Board on the east wall of the auditorium for full details.
Saturday, January 27th at 6:00 PM. $25.00 includes Roast Beef Dinner and Scottish-themed Entertainment.
Line Dancing Classes
Come out on Thursdays between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – cost $5.00.
Evening Speaker Series
Our next presentation will be on Sunday, January 21st at 9:00 a.m. when our own Mike Black tells us about a Woodstock rescue that he and his son took part in – a story written up in Readers Digest.
Take A Break Trips
Bus Trips – Watch for Pam North’s next trip.
From the United Church of Canada
- Hurricane Matthew Update video
People have been asking: “With all the chaos in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, how are our donations getting there? Is the same area affected by the hurricane as the 2010 earthquake? What about Cuba?” David Armour of the Philanthropy Unit and Jim Hodgson, Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, answer these and other questions in this video.
- View the video on YouTube here »
The United Church of Canada is launching an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen reaches grave levels. Read more… including an update on ways your donations are helping.
‘We Are Still Here’
Three elders from Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, and the Bjekwanong First Nation on Walpole Island, share their memories of surviving residential schools. Produced by the Right Relations Group of Lambton Presbytery, United Church of Canada. Watch.
Pray and Act for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
Learn more about this important issue.
For the Beauty of Those Lost, for Healing Founded on Justice
A prayer for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people, their families, and the public inquiry into what happened to them. Read…
“Ageless Grace” Exercise Program
This is a seated fitness and wellness routine for people aged 55 and over. It will not only provide you with a good but not too strenuous exercise routine but will be lots of fun as well. The cost is $2.00 per person per session to defray our costs.
Stay tuned for details of our next movie night(s).
These evenings are free of charge for all and there will be snacks available for purchase.
Community Activity Board & Upcoming Events
LUC’s Communications & Marketing Committee is pleased to offer the use of our non-digital outdoor sign for use by local not-for-profit groups to assist is advertising their upcoming events. Click here to learn more.
New Promotions for December!
Take a look at December’s FundScrip Promotions! Take advantage of the Special Promotions running for November & December from Esso, Cdn. Tire, American Eagle, Winners/Marshalls/HomeSense, La Vie en Rose, Hudson’s Bay, Stokes, Bikini Village, Home Outfitters, Think Kitchen, Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic, WaySpa, Joey Restaurents, PetSmart, Sunglass Hut (This long list is posted on Board in auditorium). You can also now buy Tim Horton’s gift cards in $15.00 and $25.00 denominations.
FundScrip is a fundraising program here at the Lambeth United. It encompasses the purchase of gift cards for major retailers and a rebate is paid back to the church. In a nutshell, by using pre-bought gift cards for some of your regular purchases, the program will give money back to Lambeth United Church! Free money! To date: $12,299.11!!
Here is a video describing the program:
There are two order forms available:
- Short order form (only list the most popular retailers)
- Long order form (lists all participating retailers)fvg
Check out the FundSrcip website for more information: FundScrip
United Church Charitable Gift Annuities
United Church Charitable Gift Annuities allow you to dream a hopeful dream of surprising things. Below is a document with more information and some examples based on today’s rates.