Weekly Calendar of Opportunities…November 28th 2010
SUNDAY 10:30 am Advent One ~ Hope ~ Worship with Rev. Gibson.
St. Paul’s United Church
Brunch – Turkey on a Bun- Free-will offering
Community Celebration of the Senses of Christmas
4169 Petrolia Line, Box 970, Petrolia, ON N0N 1R0
Monday 9-12 & 1-4
Free will offering for Christmas for Everyone
Office Hours today
Sunday ~ November 28th 2010
9 am Last Monday Morning Bible Study in Lounge. Pot Luck Contact at: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (or)
Lunch to follow Web Site: stpaulsunitedpetrolia.com
6:00 pm 1st Petrolia Sparks in CE Centre
6:30 pm Intercessory Prayer in Sanctuary ~ Than out for Treats
By phone #519-882-1390
7:00 pm Nomination Committee & Intern meeting in the Lounge
9-12 & 1-4 Office Hours today
Welcome to Our Worship.
Tuesday 10:00 am Lounge Booked Please join us for Refreshments & Fellowship following the Service
11:30 Christmas for Everyone - Legion
1:00 pm CTF booked in Lounge
downstairs in the CE Centre to-day.
5 to 7 pm TOPS in CE Centre
7:30 pm UCW Set Up in CE Centre Intercessory Prayer Is Available
NO Office Hours for today Prayer request cards are at the back of the church. Intercessors
Wednesday 9:00 am UCW Play practice will pray for your needs and all requests are confidential. There is covered box marked
Dec 1st 10:00 am UCW Meeting with Catered Christmas Lunch
for prayer cards at the back of the church sanctuary or downstairs in the C.E. Centre
5:30 pm Literacy Group in Classroom # 4 & 5
please drop in your request.
8:00 pm New Beginnings has Lounge Booked
Thursday 9-12 &1 -4 Office Hours today-
5:30-7:30 Literacy Group in Classroom # 4 & 5
7:30 pm Thursday Al-Anon in Lounge
7:30 pm Choir Practice – Choir Loft
Serving Us November 28th 2010 December 5th 2010
9-12 Office Hours
Lay Reader Kathy Davey Tim Williams
2nd Ushers Mait & Mary Edgar Bruce & Penny Cox
WHITE GIFT 10:30 am Sunday of Advent Worship with Rev. Gibson
White Gift – Christmas for Everyone
Wayne & Sue Sutherland Ross & Doris Fraser
SUNDAY Chairlift Doug Dew Doug Dew
Christmas Display in CE Centre for Lambton
Resource Centre Come get a start on your Shopping Counters Al & Jean Smith Wayne & Sue Sutherland
Bob Sawyer Ian MacRobbie
Year In & Year Out our Turn is the FIRST Sunday of the month for Donations to the Petrolia
CE Program Sunday School Teacher Sunday School Teachers
Food Bank. Dry goods are taken once a month to the Petrolia Food Bank. Cash /cheque
donations can be made on the third line of your Offering Envelope as well as donations to the Coffee Hour Worship Committee & Friends Barb & Denys Stewart
Inn of the Good Shepherd, Memorial Donations these items will be receipted on your Income Sound Ron W. & Gord W. Ron W. & Gord W.
Tax Receipt at the end of the year. Please make out your Cheque to St. Paul’s and remember Nursery Pat Traichevich Jayne Jardine
to mark your preference on line 3 of your Offering Envelope.
The Worship Committee will be hosting a
Anyone requiring Offering Envelopes please contact Bonnie Elliott in the Church Office.
‘Hot Turkey on a Bun’
(519-882-1390) We also help with Membership Transfers. Just a reminder for ALL
parents – ALL Sunday School Children are required to fill out a yearly registration form –
brunch following the worship service this morning.
We hope you can Attend!
Please pick one up from your Child’s Sunday School Teacher.
Thank you for your continued support!
Large Print Bulletins Please Take Note: 2010 Year end donations need to be made by
Available from Ushers Or at Chairlift Station Friday, Dec. 24 at 3 pm in the church office this year. Bonnie will
Please leave just your Advent Candle Insert at the back of the be away the last week of December and the Church Office will be
Church. This would be greatly appreciated. closed. If mailing the postmark must be Dec. 31, 2010. We abide
by the CRA rulings.
Up & Coming Events to Mark on your Calendar Thursday, Dec. 9~ 6:30 pm Rehearsal for The Living Creche
Sunday, November 28 Advent One – Hope - Candle lighting
Sunday, Dec. 12~10:30 am Advent Three – Joy – Choir Presentation
~10:30 am Sermon: “Sleeping through the Alarm”
“The Living Creche” Participation with the
Brunch after Church – Turkey on a Bun
Choir, Sunday School & Congregation.
(Rewritten by the artistic flare of Rev. Gibson)
~4:00 pm LAMBTON YOUTH CHOIR presents
Christmas: The Gift of Music Saturday & Sunday Shiloh-Inwood Choir presents “THAT’S CHRISTMAS”
First Baptist Church-across for VPP December 11 & 12 by Joe E. Parks ~ A Christmas Musical
NO TICKETS: Donation at the Door ~7:30 pm @ Shiloh United Church
~7:00 pm Community Celebration of the Senses of Wed, Dec. 15 – 7:30 pm Official Board Budget meeting.
Christmas at St. Paul’s ~ Readings & Prayers by Sunday, Dec. 19 ~9 am Sunday School Teachers & CE Committee meeting
Community Guests & Petrolia Clergy ~10:30 am Advent Fourth - Love – Candle Lighting
Musical Guests: LCCVI Jazz Band, Christ Anglican Sermon: “Name Calling 98”
Church Hand Bell Ringers, Lindsay Peterson, Ben &
Cory Sitek and St. Paul’s United Church Choir Friday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service & Holy Communion
Freewill Offering ~ Christmas for Everyone ~7:00 pm No Offering will be taken
Monday, November 29~Official Board Executive meets to initialing crafting of Saturday, Dec. 25th~ Personal Family Celebration of the Birth of Jesus
Internship application: needs & wants ~ developing criteria for selection of lay Time tba Christmas Meal for the Inn of the Good Shepherd
training members ~ recruitment of lay training members and recruitment of If you wish to volunteer or help out, please contact
committee and board members for 2011 – 7 pm - Lounge Carey Wagner 519-882-2191
Wednesday, December 1st UCW Annual Christmas Meeting with Cater Lunch Sunday, December 26th Service of 7 Lessons and Carols with the
Please register with Bonnie in the Office before Nov. 28 10:30 am Worship Committee & Choir
Sunday, Dec. 5 Advent Two – Peace – Candle lighting ~ White Gift Rev. Gibson away on Holidays. Office Closed all week.
~10:30 am Sermon “Dreaming of Peace”
Unwrapped gifts for children and canned goods Ruth Syer of the Worship Committee is looking for
/wrapping paper are collected and donated to 2 volunteers for the 2011 Anniversary Committee. If you are interested in
Christmas for Everyone helping out please contact Ruth at 519-844-2484 or email@example.com
Following Church The Lambton Resource Centre will have a
Lambton Meadowview Villa is currently looking for new volunteers.
CHRISTMAS DISPLAY downstairs in the CE Centre Volunteers are needed to assist with the coffee program and to assist
for our viewing and shopping pleasure. residents to and from their hair appointments. These are very rewarding
~6:00 pm FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - 418 Greenfield St. volunteer experiences and a great way to meet new people. For more
Free Living Nativity presented by First Baptist information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator - Lee Ann Cloud 519-
Outdoor event, dress warmly. Come & experience the 381-8185 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ago Old Miracle of the Birth of Jesus.
Monday, December 6th 7:00 pm Worship Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 7 “Christmas for Everyone Luncheon”
~ 11:30 – 1 pm Petrolia Legion – Free will donation
A Note from your Church Administrator ~ Bonnie Elliott
Missions If you have been confirmed in the United Church of Canada ~
Do you realize that we are charged a YEARLY United Church Membership Assessment Fee
per member? For some, we know that all too well. For some this may be a surprise to you!
$15,000.00 Budget time is coming and this item will constitute a fair sum of money.
$10,000.00 For 2010 - Assessment Fee $23.30 X 352 members = $ 8,201.60
$5,000.00 For 2011 - Assessment Fee $27.50 X 310 members = $8,525.00
$0.00 Thank you Worship Committee for updating our Membership Roll last year.
To Date Budget This item is to enlighten your knowledge. We cannot change what is engraved in the United
Church mandate. However it is a reason – we do try keeping up our Membership Roll.
Removing memberships only increases the yearly fee.
2010 Year To Date
Congratulations & Best wishes to Our
December Birthday People
Stacey Barber – December 2
Budget Tiffany Phillips ~ December 3
Ashley Williams & Tyler Frayne ~ December 6
Jeff Clouse & Don Lennan ~ December 7
Lois MacKay – December 8
2009 Offerings Dora MacFarlane & Ron Winter ~ December 10
Celine LeBlanc ~ December 11
80 Nadine Swan & Carolynne Griffith ~ December 12
40 Brenda Downer ~ December 15
20 Kyle MacRobbie ~ December 16
0 members Barb Stewart ~ December 21
$1- $501- $1001- $1501- $2001 Ruth Syer ~ December 22
$500 $1000 $1500 $2000 + Marion McCharles ~ December 23 ~ 97 years young
members 61 72 35 25 18 26 Gail Tanner ~ December 23
Marg Lennan ~ December 26
nonmembers 51 9 4 1 4 Cathy O’Hara & Stephanie Williams ~ December 27
Russell Bulgin ~ December 29
As of the end of Oct we are $11,700 behind our expenses. It was much worse Gord Henderson ~ December 29
at the beginning of October. Thank goodness for that 5th Sunday. Dustin Pearson ~ December 29
Mary Tanner ~ December 30
We are within $1,834.00 of reaching our Missions pledge of $25, 000. Thank Dahlia Bulgin ~ December 30
you to those that have contributed and a special thank you to the UCW Ladies.
With our 2009 Offerings chart we challenge you to think about what category Nathan & Laura Martin ~ December 7
you fall in and compare that to the category you want to be in. Par is always a Andy & Anne Gelinas ~ December 19
great way to stay on track of you givings.