St. Paul's United Church

United Church of Canada

10206 100 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada T8V 0V6


The United Church
of Canada/L'Église
Unie du Canada
St. Paul's building

Announcements

If you have noticed someone missing from our congregation, please contact them by phone or visit them in person. You may be their “angel”


Are you going to be here Christmas eve? We are looking for someone to run the PowerPoint Machine for the 8:00pm Christmas Eve service.  Talk with Rev. Gord or Carla in the church office if you can help out.

St. Paul’s is looking for a building host for Weddings and Funerals as well as other events being held in the church.  Please contact Susan for further information.


October and November are Progressive Supper months

This event is where friends, family, acquaintances and those new to St. Paul’s can join together for a meal.  And, what a meal!  Agree on who will be in your group, what the date will be, what each person will prepare, and where you will progress.  It can be from room to room in one house or building, or from home to home for each course of the meal.  You decide based on who is in your group.  The idea is to enjoy a wonderful meal together and get to know others better outside of church.  If you have questions, ask me, James Proudfoot or Rev Gord or others who have taken part in the past.  HAVE FUN!


The Salvation Army kettle campaign is about to start and is in need of volunteers!! St. Paul’s United Church has taken on 3 dates and locations to help with. There is a signup sheet on the table in the foyer if you are able to spare a couple hours and volunteer your time.


Labyrinth Walks  

Please join us for meditation

an inward journey on a sacred path..

November 30 @ 7pm


Ecumenical Christmas Candlelight Service

To remember loved ones who have passed away.

7pm - Sunday, December 7th at Oliver’s Funeral Chapel

Free Registration required at www.oliversfuneralchapel.com or

By calling 780 532 – 2929


The U.C.W. Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner and program will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  in the Large Basement here at St. Paul’s. Please bring your own place setting, cutlery, etc. All ladies invited to join.


If you have difficulty shoveling the windrow in your driveway, register with the City of Grande Prairie Driveway windrow clearing  program as soon as possible! The new residential snow removal program requires registrants who are disabled or meet certain criteria to sign a declaration in the presence of a Commissioner of Oaths. As such, registrants will need to have a government issued photo ID.  Phone 780 538 0300 for more information.


The Worship Committee is interested in offering an Alternative Worship service once a month.  This would be a chance to experiment with different styles of worship.  We would like to start these in January.  If you have an idea of something you have always wanted to try, or to see in worship please join us to talk about the idea.  All interested folk are asked to talk to Gord or to a member of the Worship Committee so we can set up a meeting.


Youth Handbells -

If you are in Youth Group, Junior High, or Senior high school and would like to play handbells, we invite you to come play with an awesome group of people, right after church Sunday mornings until 12 noon.  

If you are an adult in the congregation and have always wanted to learn to play the bells, the Youth Handbells are accepting beginning handbell ringers for youth and adults.  Come enjoy the energy of this amazing group of people AND have fun learning to play bells. 

Please speak to Jeannette (phone 780 356-2866) or Marissa.


Searching for new and meaningful gift ideas this year? You'll find something for everyone on your gift list with Gifts With Vision. 
Gifts With Vision is a giving catalogue from The United Church of Canada. There are a number of catalogues in the foyer if you would like to take a look or you can go online
www.giftswithvision.ca


If you have a church key that you don’t use on a regular basis. Could you please hand it in to the church office, we are getting low on keys. Thank you!


Pieces of pie for sale after worship today! $1.00 per slice at coffee time!!


Big Thank You

Thanks to all the silent auction donators and participants. We had so many beautiful items. Such a talented group! The success was evident by all those attending and raising $2061 profit! Thanks again St. Paul's Congregation for your support.


Volunteers needed. Are you available to help hand out hot chocolate for the Santa Claus parade on November 30th? Talk with Rachel Haines or Rev. Gord.


The 32st Annual Festival of Carols will be held Monday, December 1st and St Paul's bell choir will be playing Tuesday, December 2nd at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 10404 - 102 Street at 7:30 PM. There is no admission charge for this annual event, however the Salvation Army Kettles will be available for donations.  Come out and hear your favorite choirs from Grande Prairie and area sing your favorite Christmas Songs!


Healing Touch Sessions – If you need an individual healing touch session, Please contact Carla at the church office to make an appointment.   Dates available are November 23.


There is 15 2015 United Church Calendars available to purchase for $6.00 from the church office.


Friends and family please join Dennis and Olive McIntosh celebrate 65 years of wedded bliss November 29, 2014 from 2:30 pm – 4:30pm at Wild Rose Manor (9358 70 Ave). For more information please call Russell or Brenda McIntosh @ 780-882-3807


Advent and Christmas are fast approaching and this is your invitation to help decorate the church for the festive season.  We plan to have a decorating workbee on Saturday, November 29th at 10:00 am.  Please bring your ideas and if you have tree decorations you would like to donate we would try to work them in.  Thinking white, silver and gold mainly.  


The first Sunday of each month there is a second offering that is dedicated to local outreach. This month from October 2nd to 22nd we gave out 10 food/ gas vouchers for a total of $530.00 from our local outreach fund.  Also consider bringing a non-perishable food denotation for our local food bank. Thank you for your continued support.


ATTENTION ALL HOUSEHOLDS

Have you joined St. Paul’s Recyclable program yet?

 

St. Paul’s has embarked on an easy fund raiser to help with the Church renovations. All you need to do is bag up all your empty bottles, cans and milk jugs and put our church id # 1468-2415 visible on each bag and drop them off at the bottle depot on Resources Road.

If 10 people donate $10.00 worth of recyclables that will put $100.00 into St. Paul’s account! If 100 people donated $10.00 a month that will put $1000 into our account. It’s just that easy! Thank you for your support.