NEWS & VIEWS
From the bulletin Nov. 20, 2016
If you are visiting with us, we hope you enjoy your stay!
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
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).
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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.
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"
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"
With Ferris Funeral Home
at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Simcoe
Saturday,December 10 Old Time Christmas"
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 .
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.
Copies of the sermons can be found on our website:
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.