This Week in First Church:
– Sunday – Deadline for submissions for December Newsletter
– Sunday, following the service – Choir practice
– Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study – at Gwen’s home
– Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – Meal-in-a-Bowl Supper
– Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Session meeting
– Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – Hymn Sing (sanctuary)
– Sunday, 9 December – Hanging-of-the-Greens service
Soup Kitchen Sunday – Sunday is our sixth annual “Soup Kitchen Sunday”. We welcome the Soup Kitchen volunteers and supporters who have joined us for today’s service, and we thank them for their support and involvement! There will be a Church School for the children who are present, starting partway through the service, after Theme Time. Any visiting children are welcome to go downstairs for Church School at that time.
Partners – We extend a big “thank you” to our many partners, who support and/or participate in the ministry of the Soup Kitchen in a great variety of ways. They are:
Churches: Grace Lutheran Church, Langruth; Highway Pentecostal Church; Newton Community Fellowship Church; Prairie Community Church; St. Mary’s Anglican Church; McKenzie United Church; Trinity United Church; and First Presbyterian Church
Hutterite Colonies: Airport Colony, Aspenheim Colony, Baker Colony, Brantwood Colony, Elm River Colony, and Good Hope Colony
Groups: Shelly Burton and friends, Farmers’ Market, Lions Club, Youth for Christ, McKenzie United Church Women; Debbi Miles / Wally Kimpton and friends, the Moman family, and Portage Plains United Way
Businesses: BDO Canada LLP; Brite Smile Dental Clinic; Craig Dunn Motor City; Little Caesar’s Pizza; Meseyton Construction, Ltd.; Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Co.; Portage MCC Thrift Shop; Portage Vision Services; Providential Property Management, Inc.; Shewfelt’s Plumbing and Heating; Simplot Canada (II), Ltd.; Southport; Spray Foam Insulation Eco Systems, Ltd.; Stride Credit Union; and Westward Ford
Suppliers: Portage Co-op, Panko’s, Portage Supermarket, Sobey’s, and Ida Wohlmann
Plus many individual donors and volunteers!
Special thanks to the leadership team of Shelly Burton (coordinator) and Henry Riendeau (treasurer)!
Envelope – A special envelope is inserted in today’s bulletin for anyone who would like to make a donation to the Soup Kitchen. It can be used anytime. If you’re donating by cheque, please make it payable to “First Presbyterian Soup Kitchen”. Official receipts will be issued for donations of $10 and over, in the New Year.
Soup Kitchen Volunteers – Everyone who volunteers in the Soup Kitchen is required by the Leading With Care Policy of our national church to fill out a “Teacher/Leader Form” and to read and sign a “Covenant of Care Form” (two sides of a single sheet of paper). If you haven’t done so already, please do so as soon as possible. Forms are available from John Zondag.
Newsletter – Today is the deadline for submissions for the December issue of the Newsletter. Please give or e-mail them to Lisa Sneesby (email@example.com).