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WANTED

Several Christmas Trees (artificial, any size, in GOOD shape) for Marcus Hoople to use in decorating the sanctuary for Advent and Christmas.Contact Marcus Hoople – mhoople@hotmail.com


SAFEWAY / SOBEY’S GIFT CARDS

 

This will be the last sale of cards until February 2020. Stock up for Christmas and January.Order on November 10, 17 and 24 (before church only).Delivery will be on December 1, 2019


NEW PROPERTY COMMITTEE

We would like to introduce our new Property team:

Bob Poirier, Mike Anhorn and Neil Lonsbury

These gentlemen have much knowledge with regard to properties – both inside and outside.  If anyone in the congregation has a concern(s) regarding the church property please feel free to contact myself (Myra Lonsbury) or anyone of these gentlemen in order that we may address and rectify the siutiation ASAP.


The Grief Recovery Method 7week Grief Support Group
Moving beyond the loss of a Relationship through Separation,
Divorce, or Death
Thursdays Oct. 24th – Dec. 5th 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
200 Carnegie Drive, St. Albert, AB
Contact Terri Ward 587-986-2739
(See bulletin board poster for more details)


COFFEE SERVERS NEEDED!

Coffee

We need help with Coffee Time for the months of November and December in order to keep this going.

This is a great way to meet people and to have a social visit after the church service!

Please sign the coffee time sheet so that we can all continue to have coffee!!!


 

CURIOUS ABOUT LAY TEAM LEADERSHIP?

Come to the workshop/training on:

Saturday, November 16 – 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Open to all in the congregation – come and join the currently Lay Team members to find out more about how lay members work together to prepare for Lay Team Sunday worship.  For more information, contact Holly Parker at 780-458-8772


STRATHEARN UNITED CHRISTMAS MARKET

Christmas Market    book sale

Free Admission – Saturday, November 16 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bake sale, vendor tables, Christmas tables, books and hot lunch.

Address: 8510 – 95 Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB


SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING                      

Our semi-annual meeting will take following service on November 17.

This meeting is held to keep you informed and participating in the Life our Community of Faith.  Please put November 17 on your calendar.  We need your input!


L.I.R.R. – ReconciliACTION with RISE

Tuesday, November 19 – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – St. Albert Public Library

Join host RISE (Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton) for this interactive sharing circle workshop, and create your own list of personal reconciliACTIONS you can commit to.


WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOUR: A COMMUNITY EXPLORATION

Program Purpose                                                                                                                 

Through the spring/summer of 2019 Rev. Mervin Gallant was on sabbatical meeting with a variety of marginalized community groups. Through these conversations it became clear that to be supportive of these neighbours in our community we need to get to know their stories and build relationships. Come hear the stories of a different group of folks each week, ask your questions, join in a discussion of how we can be more supportive neighbours to each other.

Where: SAUC Sanctuary 

Upcoming Dates:  Wednesday, November 20 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Maureen Callihoo Ligtvoet is the newly appointed Indigenous Relations Coordinator for the city of St. Albert. Maureen invites you to Join Our Circle as we talk about Payhonin Reconciliation St. Albert .

Indigenous Relations continues to be a growing portfolio with in the city. What does Reconciliation look like for the City of St. Albert ?  What can you do to support Reconciliation?

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THE BALM SOCIETY OF EDMONTON

Second Annual Sing-along Messiah

Saturday, December 14 – 2:00 p.m. – Robertson Wesley United Church

Buy tickets:  Sing-along Messiah

For more information:  Balm Society


St Albert United Church Extended Advent/Christmas schedule is as follows:

November 17 – 10:00 AM – Advent 1 – Theme: “An Enduring Vision: A Peaceful Kin_dom”

November 24 – 10:00 AM – Advent 2 – Theme: “An Enduring Vision: A Promised Paradise”

December 1 – 10:00 AM – Advent 3 – Theme: “An Enduring Vision: A Call to Readiness”

December 2 – 6:30 PM – UCW Christmas Candlelight Service

December 8 – 10:00 AM – Advent 4

– Theme: “An Enduring Vision: A Spirit of New Possibility”

– Worship Content: Lessons and Carols and White Gifts service

December 8 – 2:00 PM – Season of Song

– Christmas Carol sing-a-long with the students of St Albert Teachers Association

December 15 – 10:00 AM – Advent 5

– Theme: “An Enduring Vision: A Healing Transformation”

– Worship Content: Christmas Pageant

December 18 – 7:00 PM – Blue Christmas Service

December 22 – 10:00 AM – Advent 6 – Theme: “An Enduring Vision: Fear Erased”

December 24 – Christmas Eve

– 5:00 PM – Children’s PJ service

– 7:00 PM – Family Service with sharing of candlelight

– 9:00 PM – Traditional Service with communion and sharing of candlelight


MISSION HILL BRASS AND CAPITAL CITY BIG BANDChristmas music

Present their Christmas concert – December 22 – 7 p.m. – $20 at the door (children under 12 are free).

For more details please click on the following link:  Mission Hill Brass Christmas Concert