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”


Due to recent security issues, the church office will remain locked outside of regular office hours. Any correspondence needing to be dropped off outside of office hour times can be left in the mailbox labeled OFFICE in the cloak room. Thank you

 

Our choirs have begun their summer break now. We will miss their music and encourage everyone to consider joining us again September 10th.

Last year on Canada Day a group of us handed out freezies and water to folks gathered to enjoy the parade.  We want to do it again!  If you are interested in helping out please talk to Gord, Ken Riley or Karen Scott.

St Paul's United camping weekend:  Hope you can join us for an outdoor weekend at Dunvegan Campground.  We have booked sites 23&25 for June 26-28...check in time is 4pm Friday, (check out by 2pm Sunday).   If you can't come to camp for the whole weekend, you are invited to join us on Saturday for the afternoon and evening, pot luck supper and campfire.  Please call Karen Scott @ 780-539-6897 if you will be camping (so we make sure we have enough sites/space), or if you'd like more info. 

 

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!

Committee chairs, please empty your mail boxes. They are getting pretty full again.

 

Time for something new!

Starting the beginning of February Gord will be moving the office – sort of. On Thursday afternoons from 1-4 you can find Gord at the West end Starbucks, 10948 100 Avenue. Join him for a drink and a chat!

 

Alberta CGIT Association is hosting a Women’s Weekend at for Alumnae and Friends on Sept 18 – 20th

What: CGIT “100 Years with a Purpose” Weekend Camping experience

Location:  Camp Wohelo on Pigeon Lake

Cost: $100 for accommodation (4 bunk beds / cabin) and meals

More Info:  Contact Brenda Stouffer 780-832-9371 brenandgary@gmail.com

 

P&M next breakfast / work meeting is Saturday, August 15th.

A special thanks to Jack Wearmouth for all the time spent co-ordinating installation of new sealed units outside the stained glass windows and to Bruce Waldie for all the hours he spent scraping and painting the casings prior to the installation. P&M also 'freed' the south windows which had been 'painted in' and they are open a crack to provide a bit of air circulation. Finally thanks to Neil for washing the high outside windows and to Norm for the many hours he spends responding to complaints about various plumbing problems. He thinks all the sludge has been removed from the pipes so that water from sinks will flow freely.  Several rows of bricks were removed and additional sand added and bricks replaced to that there is a smooth entry from the west approach to the ramp.

 

The first Sunday of each month there is a second offering that is dedicated to local outreach. This month from May 1 – May30 we gave out 13 food/ gas vouchers for a total of $970.00 from our local outreach fund.  Also consider bringing a non-perishable food denotation for our local food bank. Thank you for your continued support.

Help Wanted!  There are two opportunities to lead worship at senior’s lodges while Gord is on vacation this summer:
July 19 at Heritage Lodge (6:00)
  |  August 9 at Emerald Gardens (6:00)

Talk to Gord if you are interested.

 

Aurora Home would like to invite all who are interested to attend their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 24th at 5:30 p.m. in the Rotary Training Room at the public library in Montrose Cultural Centre.  Please note that the main street level entrance to the library is currently closed.  However, access is still available through the underground parking area and via the south side entrance."


Church Building Goings On.

Subject to change

Sunday – AA meets at 7:30 pm in the Small Basement

Monday – AA meets at 7:30 pm in the Small Basement

Tuesday – Women’s drop In from Noon – 4:00 pm in the Large Basement

                 UCW unit 1 at 7:30 pm in the Friendship Room 1st Tuesday

                 UCW unit 2 at 1:30 pm in the Friendship Room 2nd Tuesday

                 UCW unit 3 at 1:30 pm in the Friendship Room 3rd Tuesday

                 CGIT meets at 7:00 pm in the Large Basement

                 Explorers meets at 7:00 pm in the Small Basement

Wednesday - Tai chi meets from 10:00 am – 11:30 in the Large Basement

                     Tai Chi meets from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Large Basement

                     Bell Choir practice meets at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary

                     AA meets at 7:30 pm in the Small Basement

Thursday - Women’s drop In from Noon – 4:00 pm in the Large Basement   

LGBT Youth Group meets from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Large Basement   

Choir meets at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room

Friday – UCW unit 4 meets at 7:30 pm in the Friendship Room the 3rd Friday 

Saturday - AA meets at 8:00 pm in the Large Basement


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.