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
When: First and Third Wednesdays of month from 7:00-8:30PM
Launch Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Rev. Mervin will share some of the stories he heard and the lessons learned during the sabbatical and how those learnings have lead to the the offering of this “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOUR: A COMMUNITY EXPLORATION” program opportunity.
Upcoming Date: Wednesday,October 2, 2019 Shylo Rosborough (He/Him), Affirming Ministries Coordinator of Edmonton, will share details of his work with the LGBTQ2S+ community. He will be joined by youth members of the St. Albert OutLoud Group to talk about the importance of pronouns and respecting the diversity of ways folks identify.
DATE CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT!! NOW September 29, 2019
Time now to collect reading material for the months ahead! The next magazine exchange will be after church on September 29. Bring magazines to the tables set up at the back of the sanctuary and take as many new ones as you can! No money involved – just bring some and take some! And if you don’t have any to bring, take some anyway! Keep putting aside your used books for our fall sale – they can be dropped off at Parkers, 49 Lorne Crescent, St. Albert, if you cannot store them until the fall sale.
Safeway/Sobeys Gift Cards
Orders will be taken on September 15 and September 22nd
Pickup will be on September 29th after church.
The church gets a commission on the sale of these cards. The purchaser receives the full value of their purchase.
Observer/Broadview Discussion – September 25, 10:30 am, lounge
Please join us for a lively discussion on topics from our new church magazine Broadview (formerly the Observer)! Sometimes the highlight is the topics chosen, and frequently the highlight is the snacks provided! Lots of input and opinions needed, and everyone is welcome to toss a variety of options into the mix! If you do not have a copy of Broadview, there are always some in the magazine/pamphlet rack near the front door. Topics chosen for the September discussion will be:
From the October issue: page 9 – Nanavut Food Insecurity; page 10 – Churches helping refugees; page 14 – Admission Price for Refugees; page 16 – Humanism in Uganda; page 41 – Final Moments. We may or may not get to all of these, but better to have many things to think about. Everyone is welcome!
RALLY SEPTEMBER NOTICE:
Ministry of Outreach & Inclusion – September 22nd
UCW – September 29th
Stay tuned for more information about other SAUC Ministries during the month of September.
HARVEST DINNER & SILENT AUCTION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
St. Albert United Church
Price: $45.00 per person Doors Open: 4:30 PM Dinner: 7:00 PM
Come and enjoy some fun with our Live Auction and Silent Auction, games and entertainment.
Tickets are going fast. Entertainment – we will be showcasing some young international talent from Leduc along with an amazing young singer from Morinville.
Auction items: These can be brought to the office starting in September. You will need a letter showing the Church charitable number when requesting auction items from donors. Please see Laurie Symbaluk at the office for a copy or for those who are starting to collect donations now, please use the following link for the Donation Letter which includes the Charitable Registration Number. Donation Letter 2019
We are requesting donations of wine for the wine games!
Please note that all auction items can be delivered to the office anytime between Tuesday and Friday during office hours.