October 20, 2019

Usher Captain for October: : Jim Peddle

Ushers today: Myrtle & Jim Peddle

October is Clergy Appreciation Month! Thank you Rev. Simba for all you do for Bethany United Church.

Exercise Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am. All are welcome.

Rev. Simba is pleased to respond to invitations for pastoral visits. He is only a phone call away. Office 596-6754, the Manse 596-6137, by cell at 1-709-674-1169 or by email at Rev. Simba will be off this week on Monday and Friday.

We are looking for someone to serve on and be Chair of the Property Committee and also looking for someone to be Chair of the Board of Trustees. Please contact either Danny Button at 596-2180 / 589-7200 or Milton Peach at 596-5872 / 693-4815, or call the office at 596-6754.

Bible Study is held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Everyone welcome.

Any young person interested in joining a Youth Band should note that practice will begin in October. Please contact Michael at 595-3070.

Songbirds practice on Tuesdays at 6:30pm.

Senior Choir Practice is every Thursday at 1:30pm.

The Outreach Committee is looking for new members. They meet the first Tuesday of each month. A great way to get involved with Bethany. Contact Mildred Fitzgerald at 596-7780.

Today is their Sock It Up Campaign. We hope you remembered to bring along your loose change you may have saved over the past few months and include your church envelope number for credit. There are a number of small bags available at the church entry, feel free to take one. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission and Service.

We would like to encourage all church groups to share their activities, photos and videos on Facebook. Please forward them to Glenis Murray at

The Outreach Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with Video Production, Facebook, and the church Website. No experience is necessary. If interested, please contact the church office at 596-6754.

A Fall Youth Gathering will be held November 8th – 10th at Burry Heights Camp & Retreat Centre on Salmonier Line. For further information contact Rebecca Pike at

Volunteers are needed each Sunday to prepare a lunch for our Coffee & Conversation. They can be members of the congregation, the choir, or any church committee. A sign-up sheet by date is in the church foyer. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

The demand at St. Vincent de Paul Foodbank is great. Please consider donating a non perishable food item , a small gesture can make a difference to those in need. Thank you so much for your past support.

Communication & Membership are presently receiving renewals for our national magazine “Broad View”. Those presently subscribing will be contacted within the next couple of weeks and anyone wishing to subscribe may contact Bert Parsons at 596-2849 or 596-2532.

Please note that our annual Hymn Sing will be held on Sunday, November 17th.

St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation is having its 19th Annual Dinner Theatre in support of the residents of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on Thursday , November 7th at the Masonic Temple, 6 Cathedral Street for Spirit of Newfoundland’s “The Carpenters – It’s Yesterday Once More” Tickets $75 (tax-in). Call 752-8745 for tickets or information.

Hymn Sing Letters are now available in the vestibule for pick up. Please pick up your friends and neighbors as well for delivery.

Outreach will be having a table for crafts, baked goods & preserves at the Anglican Fall Sale on November 11th. Anyone wishing to donate, may drop items at the church office or contact Mildred Fitzgerald at 596-7780.