Wingham United Church

271 Minnie St.,
Wingham, On
N0G 2W0
519-357-2961

Announcements


LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH


Hospital & Braemar & Gilbert Hall Visitors: 

Dec 9: Al & Helen Skelton; Dec 16: need volunteer


Bluevale Ushers: Dec 9: Joan Brewer and Shirley Nicholson

                               Dec 16: Melissa and Max Johnston

                               Dec 23: Carol Nicholson and Gord McKeen


Bluevale Scripture Reader: Dec 9: Peter/Janice Shaw

                                                 Dec 16: Sunday School Presentation

                                                 Dec 23: Bessie Johnston


Bluevale U. C. is preparing cookie boxes for shut-ins and seniors. The boxes will be put together after church. 

We thank all the great bakers who have brought treats for these boxes.


Sunday Dec 9 is dress rehearsal upstairs for the Bluevale U.C. Youth Christmas service.

The regular church service will be held downstairs.


Donations to the North Huron Foodshare are collected in Bluevale and Wingham the first Sunday of each month.

Please place your donations in the buckets as you arrive.


Sunday Dec 16 is the Bluevale U.C. Youth Christmas service, entitled “Incredible Christmas”. A mysterious figure know as the “Looker-Outer” is sent to a young girl to make her become a super hero. Although the girl is gifted with amazing powers, she finds it hard to believe an ordinary girl like herself can do anything great. The Looker-Outer points her to the Christmas story and the story of Jesus over and over, showing her that she can do incredible things and together we learn about the incredible gift God gave us in Jesus. Everyone welcome!


PLEASE CONSIDER SETTING UP “PAR”    PAR is the pre-authorized payment plan for your church offering. There is no charge and the amount you choose comes from the bank account of your choice, and is credited directly to the church. No more missed Sundays, or catching up. PAR helps your church with even support to meet its obligations. PAR makes it easy for you, to offer consistent support, and to know you have done your part!


WUC Financial Report NOV 30, 2018

LOCAL Fund only

Budget: $177,415. (14,785 per month)

Total income from all sources: 141,283.

Total Expenses:147,206.

DEFICIT to Nov 30: 5,923.

WUC M&S: Funded for 2018: $ 11,376. (our goal is 15,750.00)


Laura has Christmas cake for sale! 


If you need a ride to church, in town, call Andy McBride at 357-1315. More volunteers are needed to help with this drive.

If you need a ride to Sunday School, call Roger Robertson at 392-6416.


We are proceeding with installation and set up of our new video system.

Anyone who is interested in and willing to learn, how to operate the system for us is invited to speak to John Smith or Andy McBride.


Coffee Hour in Wingham U.C. is open for all of 2019. Pick your month and your partner now.


Winter is here...AND piano lessons are available, from early ages to adults! So if you or someone you know has that wish or desire to learn, don’t hesitate to call Laura McAlpine at 519-392-8129 or [email protected] And remember, you’re never too old to learn, so why not give it a try!


If you wish to place flowers or candles in the sanctuary for the Christmas season

please call Barb Hodgkinson -1031, Elaine McNally – 3724 or Pam Tiffin at – 2883.


Caroling is set for Sunday December 9.

Please meet in the parking lot of Gilbert Hall at 6:00 pm.


Sunday December 16 – Advent 3 – Sunday School Christmas presentation during the regular worship time.


PM Unit One will meet for their Christmas program on Monday Dec 17 at the Knights Hall at 12 noon. 

Members are asked to bring children’s and ladies socks and underwear (size small needed) for the Women’s Shelter.


Unit 2 of the UCW will meet on Tue Dec 18 for lunch in the Knights Hall.

Meet in the hall at 12:00 noon.


Friendship Club meets Wed Dec 19 at 12 noon. This will be the Christmas Dinner- turkey and all the trimmings! Certain people have volunteered to bring specific foods to complete the dinner. Others please bring a salad or a dessert and $2.00.


Sunday Dec 23 is Advent 4 and Christmas Sunday.


Christmas Eve worship and Cantata " Make a Joyful Christmas Noise"  will be offered on Mon Dec 24 at 7:30 pm.


Worship on Sunday December 30 at 9:30 am.

We will celebrate Holy Communion at this service.


We ask that all contributions for the tax year 2018 should be in the hands of the Treasurer not later than Sunday December 30.

Please do not rely on timely delivery through postal channels.


There will NOT be Sunday School classes in Bluevale on December 30 and January 6.


Remember Youth Confirmation coming in January 2019.

Contact Rev. Hall, Dave Shaw or Joyce Miller asap to register.

Classes will be Wednesdays from 4-6 pm at the WUC, beginning Jan 30 and going until Mar 27 (no class March 13).


BRAIN FREEZE: is a unique trip where you and your friends get to unwind and relax for a fun filled weekend. This year we are going to Stratford! Hosted by the Avondale U.C. with special music and worship service from the Swell Crew. Brain Freeze will be running February 1-3 and is open to ages highschool to 25. This event is for Regions 7,8,9,+

Register at http://www.londonconference.ca/content/brain-freeze.




COMMUNITY EVENTS


North Huron Foodshare 2018 CKNX Relief Truck –starts Mon Dec 3.

Make your donation at Dean’s Valumart (truck location) or at Wingham Foodland. 

Theme Days:

Dec 3: Service Club Day; Dec 4: Turkey Tuesday; Dec 5: Schools' Day; Dec 6; Faith Day (churches); Dec 7: Farmers' Day

Dec 10: Emergency Services Day.


Come to the Brussels 3rd Annual Ecumenical Nativity Display

on Fri Dec 7 from 1-3 pm and on Sat Dec 8 from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Brussels (17 Flora St)

Freewill offering. Refreshments.


FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC, “A Beard Family and Friends Christmas Concert” at Sacred Heart Church on Sunday December 16 at 2:30 pm. An afternoon of festive Christmas music with a variety of instruments and genres. Guests include Andrew Dolson, Johnee Whalen, and Scott Chow. Admission by donation, suggested $20.00 for adults.