Upcoming Feb 2 – 8

This Week in First Church:

  • Sunday, following the service – Choir practice
  • Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study at Gwen’s home
  • Wednesday, 1:30 pm –WMS. Please bring your issue of the November/ December “Glad Tidings”.

Coming Up:

  • Sunday, 9 February, 11:30 a.m. – Pot-luck lunch, followed by the Annual Meeting

Feb 2 is Presbyterian World Service and Development Sunday. PWS&D is the relief and development agency of our national church. It provides funding for emergency relief, as well as for longer-term development projects, the goal of which is to raise people’s standard of living in parts of the world where poverty is widespread. See the leaflet that we are distributing today for further information. Because of government regulations, PWS&D receives no funding from Presbyterians Sharing, and raises its funds separately. Donations to PWS&D can be made at any time during the year. There is a line for designating donations to PWS&D on your offering envelope. Last year, our congregation gave a total of $895 to PWS&D. Donations can also be made online, using your credit card; just go to www.WeRespond.ca and click on the “Donate” button at the top of the page. PWS&D has provided worship resources for today’s service, including the sermon, which were written by Andrea Perrett, a member of the committee that oversees the work of PWS&D.

Annual Report – The Annual Report has been sent to everyone for whom we have an e-mail address, and hard copies are available on the table at the back of the sanctuary for those who don’t have an e-mail address. Many thanks to all who contributed the individual reports; to Lisa Sneesby, who com-piled the Annual Report; and to Gwen Henwood, who printed the hard copies! Remember to bring your copy with you to the Annual Meeting next Sunday!

Annual Meeting – Our Annual Meeting will be held next Sunday (the 9th), following the service and a pot-luck lunch, and will start at about 12:15.

Full announcements here