Upcoming April 29 to May 5

Ham & Turkey Dinner

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Adults $15.00

12 & under $8.00

6 & under – Free

 

This Week in First Church:

– Today, 5:00 p.m. – Spring Dinner

– Tuesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study at Gwen Henwood’s home

– Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – Prayer Time

– Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast

Coming Up:

– Foodgrains Bank and FOCUS; Pot-luck lunch – Sunday, 6 May

– Spring Cleanup Day – Date TBA

– Newsletter deadline – Sunday, 13 May

– Sharpe Sisters concert – Thursday, 17 May, 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming April 22 to 28

This Week in First Church:

– Tuesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study at Gwen Henwood’s home

– Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – Meal-in-a-Bowl Supper

– Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Session meeting

Coming Up:

– Stewardship Sunday – 29 April

– Spring Dinner – Sunday, 29 April, 5:00 p.m.

– Stewardship Visitation – 29 April to 12 May

– Foodgrains Bank and FOCUS – Sunday, 6 May

– Sharpe Sisters concert – Thursday, 17 May, 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming

This Week in First Church:

– Tuesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study at Gwen Henwood’s home

– Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast

Coming Up:

– Meal-in-a-Bowl Supper – Wednesday, 25 April, 5:00 p.m.

– Stewardship Sunday – 29 April

– Spring Dinner – Sunday, 29 April, 5:00 p.m.

– Stewardship Visitation – 29 April to 12 May

Upcoming April 8 to 14

This Week in First Church:

– Tuesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study at Gwen Henwood’s home

– Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – F&M Committee meeting

– Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – Saturday Evening service

Coming Up:

– Spring Dinner – Sunday, 29 April, 5:00 p.m. (note the change of date!)

This Week in First Church: April 1 to 7

– Tuesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study at Gwen Henwood’s home

– Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. – Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) meeting.  Please bring your copy of March/April “Glad Tidings”.

– Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – Prayer Time

– Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast

Coming Up:

– Spring Dinner – Sunday, 29 April, 5:00 p.m. (note the change of date!)

Congregational Meeting – At last Sunday’s congregational meeting, it was decided a) to accept the estimate from Ingram’s Plumbing and Heating to install a new heating system in the church basement, b) to apply to the national church’s “Chisholm Fund” for a grant of $12,000 to help cover the cost of the project, and c) to set up a “Heating System Fund” separate from the General Fund, into which donations toward the heating system project can be deposited.

This Week in First Church

This Week in First Church:

– Today, following the service – Congregational meeting

– Today, following the congregational meeting – Choir practice

– Tuesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study at Gwen Henwood’s home

– Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – Pot-luck supper, followed by Communion Service

– Friday, 10:30 a.m. – Good Friday service

Announcements

Congregational Meeting – At last Sunday’s congregational meeting, a number of questions were asked regarding the estimates we had received for a new heating system in the church basement, to which we had no answers.  It was decided to send those questions to both contractors, and meet again today, immediately following the service, to hear the answers, continue our discussion, and come to a decision.

Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting – A congregational meeting has been called for March 22, 2018, immediately following the service, to make a decision on a replacement heating system for the church basement.  For the past 30 years we have had an in-floor hot-water heating system, which in the past year has begun leaking.  The only way to repair it would be to dig up the entire floor, put in new pipes, and then pour a new concrete floor.  The Finance & Maintenance Committee has instead obtained two estimates to install radiators in the basement, and to continue using the boiler we currently have (which was installed six or seven years ago).  We are planning to apply for a grant from our national church’s Chisholm Fund.

 

Comfort Doll Project – update

Current Total:   92 Dolls

Our Comfort Dolls and caps are shipped to Compassionate Resource Warehouse where they are packed in Trauma Kits, Maternity Packs and other shipments to Third World countries. When unpacked they bring joy to many children. Thank You knitters!

MISSION MOMENT

March 11: Liftoff Evangelism Network

Imagine what it would be like if each congregation in The Presbyterian Church in Canada was intentional about equipping their members to share their faith and to invite others to experience the fullness of life in Christ. Supported by gifts to Presbyterians Sharing, Canadian Ministries is spearheading a program to turn this dream into a reality. In October 2017, five congregational leaders from across the country gathered to learn more about evangelism and to begin crafting the first stages of projects to take back to their congregations. These leaders will be supported through one-on-one coaching as they begin their work in evangelism over the next year. This meeting between leaders is a first step towards developing a network that will support a culture of evangelism in local congregations across Canada.

Presbyterians Sharing equips congregations for evangelism