UCW Christmas Party
The members will meet at 5pm on December 4th for a brief meeting and a potluck supper will follow at 6. UCW members are reminded to bring their Christmas Stocking donations for M&S. Members of the congregation are invited to join us at 6pm for a potluck supper and an evening of fun and fellowship. Our snow date is December 5th. If you wish to take part in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped food item (cookies, candy, sweets, etc.) If you have any questions, please check with a UCW member.
Two projects we are supporting include:
- Giving Tree: Items will be delivered before Christmas to the Homeless shelters (men and women) in Fredericton shelters. Suggested items include toiletries, feminine hygiene products, soaps and lotions, nail clippers, razors, baby wipes and diapers, underwear and socks, first aid kits and warm clothes or blankets.
- Swanhaven residents’ gifts: 15 men, 6 women. Suggested items include calendars, pens and paper, colouring books, watches, PJs, fidget quilts, etc. Please be sure items are unwrapped, unscented and contain no candy.
Donations from the congregation are much appreciated and can be left by the Giving Tree at the front of the church anytime until December 4th. Thank you!
Christmas Cantata – Sunday, Dec. 8th
This year’s Cantata is called “A Thrill of Hope”.
Join us for an evening of Christmas music presented by the Harvey Ecumenical Junior & Senior Choirs. Refreshments to follow the performance. Freewill offering to go to support the work of the choir.
Beer and Carols @ the Loch – December 10th, 7pm
It’s just what it sounds like. Beer and Carols and just a whole lot of fun. We’ll get together and belt out Christmas carols at the pub. It’s a great time for singing, socializing, and bringing in the Christmas season. Much of what we at St. Andrew’s are trying to do through Theology on Tap is break down the gap between church and culture by gathering in public spaces, engaging in traditional spiritual practices, and, in the process, getting to better know each other and our neighbours. All are welcome.
Call the Loch to reserve your table 366-2822.
Eat, Play, Learn: Christmas Party – December 13, 5pm
We’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses, play some reindeer games, read some seasonal stories, and sing some festive songs! Eat, Play, Learn is an everyone welcome, not-churchy, all- ages, family friendly monthly gathering for children, families, friends and anyone who is looking for a place to connect and be in community. Supper starts at 5pm. Fun all-ages activities begin at 6:15pm. Feel free to drop in any time and stay as long (or little) as you want.
Advent 3: White Gift Sunday & Christmas pageant – December 15, 10:30am
This year’s white gift envelopes will go to M&S and the Lions’ Christmas Boxes.
Longest Night Service – December 19th, 7pm
If you are curious and need a place to explore…
If you are weary and need a place to rest…
If you are grateful and need a place to give thanks…
If you are hurting and need a place for solace….
If you are listening and need a place to pray…
If you are seeking and need a place to join fellow seekers…
This service is for you
Christmas Eve Family Service – December 24, 7pm
Join us for this uplifting, upbeat service as we celebrate the birth of Christ into our lives and our world.
The Stories Behind the Carols – December 29, 10:30am
The Christmas celebrations continue! Come as you are – whether you’d like to wear your new Christmas jammies, or your favorite pair of jeans, or your best Sunday suit – bring your favorite new toy and gather with us around the Christmas tree for this all-ages service. We’ll sing songs,listen to stories, and celebrate the day with friends, family, and neighbours.
FOODBANK SUNDAY is the last Sunday of the month. Locally, our ongoing support of the Food Banks is vital. Offerings of food and financial support enable many people to have access to the food they need.
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