NEWS & VIEWS
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From the bulletin Nov. 20, 2016

Welcome to Worship at St. Paul's. May you experience the enlivening presence of God as you gather with God's family to celebrate God's amazing grace.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Regular Hours: 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Thursday. Please leave a message and someone will return your call. Mikal may reached by email at lioninwinter@stpaulssimcoe.com

COFFEE:
CONNECTING AFTER WORSHIP The opportunity to chat and connect face to face following our experience of being engaged with God in worship has proven to be a valuable part of life at St. Paul's. Several folk have ably assisted with the preparation of refreshments for this time (Thanks!). There is a sign up list for assistants in the library, with mostly vacant spaces for the Fall. If you can be part of this ministry on occasion, please choose an action and a time (or several). Thank you.<

PARKING PROTOCOL
please leave the spaces on Lot Street for those with mobility challenges. So plan to arrive a couple of minutes early and use other parking spaces. At 10:25 a.m. use any space available. Thank you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Congratulations are extended from the congregation to Dave who is celebrating his 80th birthday today!

PLUM PUDDING - PAUL'S PEOPLE AND TEENS - NOVEMBER 27TH
Please go down to the kitchen around 10:15 AM to check in with Judy, then attend the beginning of the service. After Children's Corner, please re-join Judy in the kitchen, until 11:45 AM. Thanks!

ST. PAUL'S KITCHEN IS COOKIN'!!!
Two unique cooking classes are taking place in our kitchen. Last year the Grand Erie Learning Alternatives (GELA) class conducted several successful hands-on classes here, and they are returning for a second year! A new venture, "Cooking for People with Dementia" is beginning this month, in association with the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand-Norfolk. For more information, please see Judy or the brochure on the library bulletin board.

ST. PAUL'S HOLLY TEA BAZAAR
To the Thistle Club and all those who supported, donated and volunteered - a sincere thank you for another great year. St. Paul's Holly Tea Bazaar was a huge success!

NEWS 'N VIEWS
Thank you to our editor, Nicole , for editing and to our Friendship in Faith crew for assembling the November issue. There are extra copies in the library.

CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES FOR THE SALVATION ARMY
At Christmas, hundreds of food boxes are distributed to needy families. St. Paul's has always helped to fill their boxes with food. These boxes are in place this morning and will be in available until December 4th.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR QUETZAL FAMILY HOMES
There are currently several children living at Quetzal Family Homes for whom their mothers cannot provide a Christmas. Christmas balls with information about the children will be available from Chris after worship next Sunday. The gifts are to be returned, unwrapped, by Sunday, December 4th.

ST. PAUL'S MITTEN TREE
This is the final week for our Mitten Tree. The response has been very generous - next year we may need a bigger tree!

HEADPHONES:

If anyone would like to use headphones during the service, please speak to one of the ushers.

THE AV BOOTH is in need of some additional volunteers, especially for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Training will be provided. Please contact Nancy at sppc@kwic.com, 519-426-1845 for details.


DONATION STATION UPDATE

Donation Station is a care project of Church Out Serving, that shares gently-used basic living items with those who cannot afford to purchase them. If you or someone you know has gently-used items to donate, please send an email with a description of the items and contact information to churchoutserving@gmail.com. All donations must be clean, from smoke-free homes, and in good working condition. Please see the bulletin board for additional information.


St. Paul's This Week

Monday Bible Study 7:00 PM

Tuesday St. Paul's Court 6:30 PM

Wednesday Community Life 9:30 AM
Alzheimer Cooking Class 10:00 AM - Noon

Thursday Christian Nurture 6:30 PM
Senior Choir 7:30 PM


CHRISTMAS BUFFET LUNCHEONS


Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre Bring co-workers, family and friends for a delicious meal in an historic 1874 School House. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:30 AM and 12:45 PM December 6th to December 21st Reservations are required. Cost $17 Please call 1-800-884-1525 to book your table. www.crieffhills.com

IN OUR COMMUNITY - BULLETIN BOARD NOTICES


Sunday,November 13 "Verdi Requiem"


St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church, Brantford 3:00 PM Adults $25 Youth $15

Tuesday,November 29"Libertas Christmas Sing-A-Long"


7:30 PM Libertas Male Choir in Concert Rehoboth United Reformed Church, Ancaster Adults $20 Youth (10-14) $10 Under 10 Free

Friday,December 2 Come Let Us Adore Him!"


7:30 - 9:00 PM Redeemer Concert Choir and Music Department Vivaldi's Gloria and the Corelli Christmas Concerto Redeemer University College, Ancaster

Saturday,December 3 "Free Clothing Day"


9:00 - 11:00 AM St. James United, Simcoe Clothing donations welcomed Free Coffee and Hot Chocolate

Sunday,December 4"Christmas Memorial Service"


2:00 PM With Ferris Funeral Home at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Simcoe

Saturday,December 10 Old Time Christmas"


7:00 PM Canadian Open Fiddle Champion Scott Woods St. James United, Simcoe Adults $25 Children $10 - tickets, call 428-2611|

Friday & Saturday Dec. 16 - 8 PM, Dec. 17 - 2 & 8 PM"


"Jingle All the Way" The Theatre Ancaster Chorus The Old Firehall Arts Centre, Ancaster Adults $22 Seniors $20 Students $12

A PCC MISSION MOMENT


A PCC MISSION MOMENT: TAKE THE ADVENT CHALLENGE! During the Advent season, we celebrate God's amazing gift-Jesus! This gift changed the world. It is with this same spirit of generosity that we too can make a difference for our sisters and brothers across the globe. Each week of Advent, Presbyterian World Service & Development challenges individuals and congregations to share the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love with those living in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. In the midst of poverty, injustice and disaster, the Christ light shines.

NATIONAL PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN'S GATHERING


"ROOTED IN LOVE" NEXT MAY 19-22, 2017 Mission Circle WMS wants to encourage younger women to develop an interest in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. This conference is an exciting opportunity! It will be at a Toronto hotel, and the cost includes three breakfasts and three dinner, exciting speakers, workshops, worship, and fun. Early registration (before November 30, 2016) is $375. After that date it is $475. Our Mission Circle group is offering $100 per person to encourage younger women who haven't gone before to get involved. There is more information in the church library or online www.womensgathering.ca .

LOOKING AHEAD


BIBLE STUDY


November 21st at 7:00 PM St. Paul's Library Join us in a Bible Study focusing on a study of The Holy Spirit. This will be our final meeting.

PLUM PUDDING: ATTENTION - PAUL'S PEOPLE AND TEENS


You are encouraged to come and help make plum pudding on November 27th. Please go down to the kitchen around 10:15 AM to check in with Judy, then attend the beginning of the service. Once Children's Corner has been completed, re-join Judy in the kitchen, until approximately 11:45 AM. Thanks!

BOOK CLUB - DECEMBER 2, 2016 - 2:00 PM


"The Fourth Wise Man" - copies in the library

CHRISTMAS CONGREGATIONAL BREAKFAST


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016 Coffee 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Adults: $5.00 Children under 12: $2.00 The Men's Breakfast Group is hosting our annual Christmas Breakfast. Tickets are available today in the Library from Jamie , and again on November 27th. They may also be purchased through the church office. Be sure to attend this fun and festive event!

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE Videos of the conference can be located at Click to video Stream Here

Luanne is the new Director of the NORFOLK NOTE-ABLES This local Children's Choir is welcoming new members, ages 8-18, on Tuesday evenings, starting Sept. 8, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. For more information, please contact Luanne at either 519-755-8802 or via email at Norfolk.NoteAbles@gmail.com.


Learning Opportunities
Copies of the sermons can be found on our website: www.stpaulssimcoe.com Hard copies are available in the narthex.

Looking for more information on events?
If you look in our Calendar section, you will see what is happening!

2015 Annual Reports are available through the church office.

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