Calendar of Events and Announcements
Helen and John will lead our worship service on Oct. 30th.
Rev. Tom Hiscock will lead our worship services on Nov. 6th, 13th and 20th.
Our next Communion Service will be held on Nov. 20th. Rev. Tom Hiscock will officiate. This service will be a joint service for the Cooks and Mount Brydges congregations and will begin at 9:30 am.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Our Annual Christmas Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Our church will be open as a resting place for people attending the Merchant’s Association Christmas Sales Event. We want to bring awareness that Christmas is more than just a shopping experience. There will be Christmas music, warm beverages, cookies, and hosts and hostesses on duty to answer questions and give a short tour of our facilities.
LOOKING AHEAD TO CHRISTMAS SERVICES
There will be a Christmas Eve Service at Cooks United at 8 pm and there will be a Christmas Day Service at Mount Brydges United at 11 am.
In consideration of sensitivities and allergies experiences by some members of our church family, please refrain from using scented products such as colognes, after-shave, perfume, etc. when coming to church. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.
GIFTS WITH VISION
This is the name of the giving catalogue from the people of the United Church of Canada. The new edition is now available and is located at the back of the church.
I WILL FOLLOW HIM
Please click on this link to see a very inspiring musical video.
GOD’S COUNTING ON YOU!!!!
Please click on this link to see a video by folksinger Pete Seeger.
ST. JUDE’S “CARING CUPBOARD” COMMUNITY FOODBANK
Community churches have been asked to assist. They are in need of non-perishable food items (please check the best before date) or, as an alternative, grocery gift cards. They are also in need of egg cartons. There’s a basket beside the reception table in the sanctuary that you can drop your donations into. Volunteers are also needed! Joyce Walters is the contact person for the foodbank. She can be contacted at 519-264-2421. The foodbank is open Friday mornings from 10 AM to noon.
MT. BRYDGES AND COOKS PASTORAL CHARGE BOARD MEETING
A Pastoral Charge Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7 pm t MBUC.
MT. BRYDGES UNITED CHURCH ACTIVITIES
Next Official Board Meeting is set for Thursday, November 10, 2016.
Friendship lunches (3rd Sunday of each month, following the service):
June 2016 – The Sunday School July services will be at Cooks For August – Lemonade on the Lawn September 2016 – Dave and Carol Skinner October 2016 – Karen Shuart and Lara Kiedyk
- November 2016 – Choir/UCW
- December 2016 – Randy and Valerie Dunlop
- January 2017 – Mary Jane and Ted Adams
- February 2017 – Mt. Brydges UC Board of Management
- March 2017 – Judy Viane and Ellen Whiting
- April 2017 – Looking for a volunteer
- May 2017 – Doris Wilson and Family (Lorraine Attridge??)
- June 2017 – Sunday School
Please consider volunteering your time as a greeter. It is important to have a welcoming presence in the church prior to the start of the service. Say “Yes, I will be happy to do that.” when asked to help out.
COOK’S UNITED CHURCH ACTIVITIES
MBUC UCW will have someone from the Ronald McDonald House as the guest speaker in November.