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Merry Christmas from Central

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Advent News for Christmas Week

Christmas is coming!  I do hope many of you can join us for our special worship services.

On Sunday, December 24th we will celebrate Advent IV at 10:00 a.m. with a worship service which includes the Sacrament of Communion.

For Christmas Eve we will have three “Lessons & Carols” services at 5 p.m.7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  The first service will offer our Christmas Pageant – a special children’s feature; then at 7 p.m. we will have a repeat of the Christmas Musical presented by Sarah Wyse and our choir (with the Sacrament of Communion & Light of the World Candle Lighting) and finally at 10:30 p.m. we will offer a quiet reflective service, again with the Sacrament of Communion & Light of the World Candle Lighting.

I have attached announcements for your reading.  Please note that due to some holiday time, these announcements cover both this Sunday, December 24th as well as Sunday, December 31st (when we will have a service as usual at 10:00 a.m.)  Also, I need to share some sad news:  church member Jack Fortnum has passed away.  A funeral service will be here at the church on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Details can be found here:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=norman-jack-fortnum&pid=187585996&fhid=17666 

And here is a reminder for those on duty for both Sundays.  PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM AS THERE ARE FIVE SERVICES LISTED.  We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Sunday, December 24th at 10 a.m.

Worship Host:  Brian Randall

Greeters:  Mark & Mary Cullen

Worship Visuals:  Bill Bryans

Lay Worship Leader:   Doug Stirling

Sunday School Leader:  Sharon Gayman Laird

Coffee Hosts:  Vida Bridgeman’s Small Group

Communion Servers:  Marian McCallum, Alastair McCallum, Valerie Clubine, Karl Burden, Lynn Turner and Mark Cullen

Sunday, December 24th at 5 p.m.

Worship Host:  Don Thomson

Greeters:  Doug & Vicki Carson

Worship Visuals:  Mark Ono

Sunday, December 24th at 7 p.m.

Worship Host:  Randy Holmes

Greeters:  Mark & Pam Scarrow

Worship Visuals:  Sharon Gayman Laird

Communion Servers:  Karl Burden, Doug Stirling, Laura Heighway, John Heighway, Perry Stover and Janet Stover

Sunday, December 24th at 10:30 p.m.

Worship Host:  Peter Miasek

Greeters:  Mark & Pat Ono

Worship Visuals:  Henry Wong

Communion Servers:  Pat Ono, Mark Ono, Valerie Clubine PLUS three more required.  Any volunteers?

Sunday, December 31st at 10:00 a.m.

Worship Host:  Brian Randall

Greeters:  Don & Shirley Thomson

Worship Visuals:  Alastair McCallum

Lay Worship Leader:   Cheryl Neave

Sunday School Leader:  Vida Bridgeman

Coffee Hosts:  Marian Hann’s Small Group

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

Advent News for the Week of December 17, 2017

Here are your weekly announcements – happy reading!

This Sunday, December 17th, is our annual Advent III musical presentation by our music director Sarah Wyse and choir. I hope you can come and enjoy, but if you can’t be here this Sunday, be sure to come on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. for a repeat presentation. (Other services on the 24th are at 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – see details in the attached announcements.)

And, we are looking for volunteers to help with Communion on December 24th. We need one more server for the 10 a.m. service; four more servers for the 7:00 p.m. service and three more servers for 10:30 p.m. Please sign up on the bulletin board or just send me a quick email and I’ll be happy to add you to the list.

Many of you may remember Rod McLeod, a former member and trustee of Central United. Sadly Rod passed away earlier this week and a memorial service will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 19th at 12 noon with visitation from 11 a.m. Here is the link to the obituary: http://www.chapelridgefh.com/book-of-memories/3371198/McLeod-Roderick/obituary.php

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Scott Wetmore
Greeters: Randy Holmes & Tom Fyfe
Worship Visuals: Sharon Gayman Laird
Gospel Reader: Valerie Clubine
Sunday School Leader: Mark Ono
Coffee Hosts: Outreach Committee

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

Advent News for the Week of December 10, 2017

Here are your weekly announcements. You will note that this Sunday, December 10th is White Gift Sunday and you are encouraged to support our local food bank with your unwrapped gifts of non-perishable food items, to be presented during the Children’s Time of the worship service. For those wishing to make a cash donation, “White Gift” envelopes will be available.

Also, we remind you that tonight is our Annual Comfort Service at 7:30 p.m. All who find Christmas difficult due to life changes, the absence of loved ones, loneliness or sadness, are welcome to attend this quiet service of reflection and meditation.

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Marjorie Wetmore
Greeters: Peter & Ellena Chang
Worship Visuals: Sean Wyse
Lay Worship Leader: Ron Wyse
Gospel Reader: Debbie Mewhiney
Sunday School Leader: Karen Hauth
Coffee Hosts: Pam Scarrow’s Small Group

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

Advent and Weekly News – December 3, 2017

This Sunday, December 3rd, marks the first Sunday of Advent and there will be many activities and opportunities for worship during this Advent season here at Central United. Please be sure to read all the details in the attached announcements. We draw your particular attention to two important items:

1. Friday, December 1st is the Unionville “Olde Tyme Christmas Parade” and we will host a Carol Sing and Refreshments back here at the church for our community. Please come (by 7 p.m.) and be part of the fun and help show others what a wonderful place Central is!

2. Sunday, December 3rd will include a Soup Lunch after our Advent I worship service (with Communion). Be sure to join us for fun, food and fellowship. (We still need a few more crockpots of soups – just let me know if you can help out!)

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Martha Stirling
Greeters: Julie Hewitt & Lesley Lipinski
Worship Visuals: Henry Wong
Lay Worship Leader: Marjorie Wetmore
Gospel Reader: Alastair McCallum
Sunday School Leader: Pam Scarrow

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of November 26, 2017

Attached are your weekly announcements! There is lots happening at Central in the next several weeks so be sure to be involved and update your calendars!

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Don Thomson
Greeters: Bob & Diane Davies
Worship Visuals: Serag Gadelrab
Lay Worship Leader: Susan Fyfe
Gospel Reader: Susan Fyfe
Sunday School Leader: Karen Hauth
Coffee Hosts: Worship Committee

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of November 19, 2017

Here are your weekly announcements with lots of news about upcoming Advent and Christmas related activities.

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Martha Stirling
Greeters: Paul & Carol-Ann Freeman
Worship Visuals: Alastair McCallum
Lay Worship Leader: Cheryl Neave
Gospel Reader: Pat Ono
Sunday School Leader: Leanne Crosby
Coffee Hosts: Bob Davies’ Small Group

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of November 12, 2017

Here are your weekly announcements for your reading pleasure. Please take special note of the following:

  • This Sunday is the final day to return your shoeboxes (before the worship service please)!
  • With the turkey dinner just a week away, be sure to get your tickets on Sunday and/or sign up for a volunteer task if you are able. We are especially looking for people to cook the turkeys! Your help is much appreciated.
  • There will be a very important meeting for parents after the service on Sunday to determine the future of our Sunday School program. Please plan to attend!

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Joan Wilson
Greeters: Tom & Linda Patterson
Worship Visuals: Mark Ono
Lay Worship Leader: Scott Wetmore
Gospel Reader: Sally Sandiford
Sunday School Leader: Leanne Crosby
Coffee Hosts: Choir

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of November 5, 2017

Here are your weekly announcements. Be sure to read them to remain informed of activities at your church! (Of particular interest this week is the turkey dinner and UCW pie sale.)

This Sunday, November 5th, we will celebrate Remembrance Sunday with a special Time of Remembrance in the worship service as well as the Sacrament of Communion. Also, we wish to provide a few other important reminders:

  • Don’t forget that this weekend is the time change and you will need to set your clocks “back” one hour before retiring on Saturday evening.
  • GO Transit has moved up their planned road and sidewalk closure to this weekend (i.e. late November 3rd to early Monday, November 6th) on Main Street as well as Eureka Street at the railway crossing. There will be NO access to the church from the north and you will have to approach the parking lot from Hwy. 7, i.e. the south.

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Linda Patterson
Greeters: Dave & Marilyn Parsons
Worship Visuals: Sean Wyse
Lay Worship Leader: Vida Bridgeman
Gospel Reader: Ruth Duffield
Sunday School Leader: Carol-Ann Freeman
Communion Servers: Barb Davies, Lynn Turner, Mark Ono, Pat Ono plus two more needed
Coffee Hosts: Mark Ono’s Small Group

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of October 29, 2017

Here are your weekly announcements. Please read them and remain informed on church activities.

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Linda Patterson
Greeters: Joan Hubbert & Wilma Inkpen
Worship Visuals: Bill Bryans
Lay Worship Leader: Doug Stirling
Gospel Reader: Mark Ono
Sunday School Leader: Ardith Knechtel
Coffee Hosts: A & P Committee

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford