Welcome to our community of faith.
Joybells Christmas Concert
The JoyBells will be playing in the Carols and Bells Concert at Queens Avenue United Church on December 9th. Concert is at 7:00pm. If you wish to attend, Alma is selling tickets for $8.00 each. If you wait to buy them at the door they will be $20.00.
If you would like to join the Emmaus Group please talk to Jim, Lindy, Les, Sandy, Barb or Ian. We would love to have your input. If you would like to donate to the Emmaus Group outreach programs, you can do so through your envelopes – “Other” – “Emmaus”. Thank you for your prayers and support in reaching out to our neighbours.
Paintings on display
The paintings on the walls are by a Japanese print maker, Sadao Watanabe and Christopher Kasongo, a self taught artist from Zambia. Watanabe has rendered his biblical prints in the mingei (folk art) tradition of Japan. Legend has it that he became a Christian in 1930, when he was baptized. He suffered from tuberculosis and after recovering, he fulfilled his promise to spread the Christian story through his many stencilled prints. Kasongo met Mary and Gary Schoberg, while Gary was teaching at a seminary in Zambia. They encouraged him to utilize the oil paints and canvases, sent from Canada to paint. The pictures on display are a result of that encouragement.
Join the JoyBells Handbell Choir!
The JoyBells handbell choir is in need of at least two more ringers. No ringing experience necessary, but an ability to read music to a moderate degree is a must. Practice is Saturday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please contact Alma at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining!
Join the Choir!
Do you love to sing? Our choir is searching for more singers. We sing traditional to contemporary, and practices are Thursday evenings from 7:30om to 9:00pm. Please contact Alma at email@example.com if you are interested in joining!
In the past, we participated in the lunch program of the Society on Homelessness. The Society has changed their focus - instead of lunches, they are now offering nutritious snacks to the same people. Since they have changed their program, any money that was in the lunch program, or any future donations will now be forwarded to the Health Snacks Program of the Society on Homelessness.
Little Tasks Around the Church - Volunteers Needed
This month, one of our members volunteered some of her time to help the church by doing one of the little jobs around the church, the pew shelves are much cleaner now. Throughout the year, there are other little jobs that need done. Some jobs only need to be done once (20 minutes), while others need to be done 5-6 times (10 minutes) throughout the year.
Some of the little jobs we are looking for right now are:
- removing some crayon marks from a few walls
- changing the pulpit falls
If you have some time and can help out, speak to Cal and he will arrange a time with you.
Throughout the year, you may wish to remember a day that is special or memorable for your family. If you wish to share this with your church family and bring in your own flowers, GREAT! Or if you would like, Rose Pals will look after it for you. In either case, please let Rose know. She can be reached by phoning her at home at 604-536-9550. We thank Rose for her ministry.