Announcements

 

 Sunday, November 19, 2017

We welcome everyone to our worship this morning.
If you are a visitor,
we are pleased to have you with us today.
May our worship together be meaningful to us all.

Our Hymn Sing Bulletins were purchased by and donated to the Glory of God and in memory of Loved Ones and Friends … by Joan and Milton Peach.

Our Worship Bulletin has been donated to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Ed (Edison) Oates … from wife Marlene & son Adam.

A donation has been received to the Glory of God and to today’s Hymn Sing … from Concord Paving.

Usher Captain for November: Catherine Ruth Davidge
Ushers for today: Daphne & Randy Pike

Rev. Wilson is pleased to respond to invitations for pastoral visits. He is only a phone call away. Office 596-6754, the Manse 596-6137 or by cell at
1-709-668-1018.

This coming week Rev. Wilson will be in the office Monday & Tuesday, 10am to 12 noon. No appointment is necessary. Rev. Wilson will be off this week on Thursday, unless needed for pastoral emergencies.

Thank you to Bethany Exercise Class who paid for the extra cost of the electrical upgrade for the video system.

We are looking for volunteers to operate the video system during worship. Training will be provided. Basic computer skills are needed. Contact Danny Button at 596-2180 or the church office at 596-6754.
St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank is in need of can beans, can fruit, meatballs & gravy, beef stew, large cans of soup and pancake syrup. In an effort to assist, we will collect donations on a weekly basis rather than once a month. Bethany congregation is one of their strongest contributors. Your continued support is appreciated.
Exercise class will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30. Everyone welcome.
If you are interested in becoming a Sunday School Teacher, please contact Terri Green at 596-0046 or call the church office at 596-6754.
Messy Church Christmas will be held on Thursday, November 23rd. Kids up to Grade 6 from 5:30 to 7:30pm … and grades 7 and up from 7 to 9pm. Everyone welcome.

The Outreach Committee will be collecting the following items in November: Mitts, hats, scarfs, socks, face cloths, underwear, tee-shirts, and pyjamas. These items will be distributed to the local charities such as O’Shaunessy House, Single Family Association, The Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Collection day will be Sunday, November 26th.
Senior Choir practice on Monday’s at 1:30pm and Harmonie practice on Monday’s at 2:30pm
Bible Study will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am. Everyone welcome.
Foodland is now offering Turkey Bucks until December 13, 2017. For every $40.00 you spend in a single transaction you earn 1 turkey buck, which you can redeem when you purchase a turkey. Please consider donating your turkey bucks. A box has been provided in the vestibule. The Outreach Committee will support a local charity with these turkey bucks.
A big thank you to all who donate their recycling bottles. We encourage you to continue to support us in this manner. The Outreach Committee is asking that you drop off any recyclables you may have to the Green Depot and have them clearly identified as Bethany United Church. There is no need to wait for recyclables to be counted. It’s drop off only.
Our congregation is looking for volunteers to be contact people with NL Conference for Stewardship and Church in the world. This is because of the proposed changes with the dissolution of the districts. For further information contact Danny Button at 596-2180 or 589-7200.
The congregation of Bethany United Church is seeking an organist / choir director beginning July 1, 2018. If you are interested, or you know someone who may be interested, please send a resume to the following to our church at: Bethany United Church, 2 Church Street, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1A9.
Bethany United Church will be hosting the United Church Conference NL from June 1st to 3rd, 2018. This event will be hosting approximately 350 delegates from around the province. If you are able to accommodate billets during these couple of days, please contact Milton Peach, the coordinating committee chair at 596-5872, or call the church office at 596-6754 during office hours or sign up on the sheet in the vestibule. Please call or sign up before November 30tht.
The Single Parent Association of Newfoundland is preparing for Christmas. If you are able to provide sponsorship support, a financial contribution, a donation of new items, including toys, or donations of gift cards, please contact Sherry at 738-3405 or email projects@spanl.ca The office in Carbonear serves more than 1300 single parent families in CBN.
Men’s Choristers will practice on Wednesdays at 4pm.

 

Songbirds practice on Tuesday’s at 6:30pm.
Bethany Men will be visiting Luxury Estates on today, Sunday, November 19th at 2pm and the Long Term Care Home on Tuesday, November 21st at 2pm.
Bethany Men’s Club is now taking orders for Moose Sausage and Moose Rounds at the cost of $4.00 per pkg. To place your order, either call Bert at 596-2532/2849 or sign the sheet in the front porch. Limited quantities available.
Coughlan United Church in Harbour Grace invites you to an Evening of Music featuring First United Church, Mount Pearl Ministry Team conducted by Peter McDonald this evening, Sunday, November 19th at 7pm.
Rohingya people—as many as 900,000 by some estimates—are fleeing to Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in the world, with little capacity to respond to their needs and numbers. The United Church works with several churches and agencies throughout Asia. Mission & Service partner ACT Alliance, in part supported by contributions from The United Church of Canada, is responding. ACT Alliance is focused on food security, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, and shelter. These needs become more urgent with each new arrival and the approach of winter. Please include the displaced Rohingya people in your prayers. We are also accepting donations. The Government of Canada has announced it will match eligible donations made between August 25 and November 28, 2017. Online via our secure donation page: http://www.united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/rohingya-crisis Phone: 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard, or send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to: The United Church of Canada, Philanthropy Unit – Emergency Response, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
The Covenanting Service for Rev. Marion Davis, the East District and Gower Street United Pastoral Charge will be held today, Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm, at Gower Street United Church, St. John`s. All are welcome to attend.
There will be a Christmas Flea Market at the Salvation Army in Carbonear on Saturday, November 25th from 9am to 12 noon. Admission $1.00.
There will be a Worship and Sacrament Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 22nd at 10:30am.
Bethany Office Hours are 9am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday. Please note that the church office will be closed this Tuesday, November 21st.