Michele Selinger
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~ANNOUNCEMENTS & INVITATIONS as of May 09, 2019~

Big Announcement!!! Church Mice Art Show & Sale is Saturday!! Yes, it is that time of year again. The art mice have been creating since September, and May 11 from 1 – 4 pm is your chance to drop in, browse and/or purchase some of their creations. Your donation includes refreshments and cookies.

Congratulations ~ goes to Wendy Airey, the winner of the spring fair door prize of 2 tickets to the September 20th acrylic flow art paint night.

Sugar Free, Calorie Free, No work fundraiser ~ please check out (the poster is in the CE wing on the trifold board on the brown desk) the Bakeless Bake Sale fundraiser currently going on. This is a different kind of fundraiser that was brought to us by Elpha.

Someone you know in the hospital? While Jan is away, Sylvia Peters will be looking after hospital visits. The hospital very seldom calls the office to let us know if anyone wants a visit, so if you know of anyone that is in hospital and wants a visit, please call the office, or let pastoral care know, or contact Sylvia personally, it is basically word of mouth that helps us know who is in the hospital.

Worship @ Lodge & Care Homes:
• May 19 @ 2:45 ~ Heart Haven
• May 21 ~ Willow Creek 2:00 ~ Paragon Place ~ 3:30
• May 24 @ 3:30 ~ Points West

LUV2Read~ **Food & Favorites** ~ Thursday, May 23rd @ 6:00 pm. A pot-luck gathering at Barbara-Lynn Goodwin’s, thank you Barbara-Lynn. Please bring a contribution to the buffet and a list of books you’d recommend for summer reading and/or choices for the book club to enjoy during the 2019-20 small group gatherings.

Back by Popular Demand ~ Let it Flow (acrylic flow art) Paint Night! September 20th @ 7:00 pm. Get your tickets Saturday at spring fair, after spring fair they will be available from committee members (I will announce that). Tickets are $40.00 each, and includes; wine, snacks, 2 canvases, handouts and all supplies.

Spring Newsletter ~ Have you read, printed or picked up your copy of the spring newsletter yet? Lots of important information in there.
WIDER CHURCH ~ CHURCH IN COMMUNITY

May 11th, 2019 Belly Dance Flash Mob ~ in support of Stettler Association of Communities against abuse. Please stop down and show your support for this group, and the association of communities against abuse. This is a worldwide event where everyone participating dances the same dance at the same time. Our very own Gayle Tennant is dancing, along with several others. All monies donated go directly to the association. Times & Locations:
• 11:05 am ~ Main street starts in front of Wells Furniture and the Consignment Store.
• 11:30 ~ Near 4 way stop No Frills Gas Bar
• 11:45 ~ 50th Street Liquor Store
• 12:00 – 2:00 pm ~ Stettler Mall (hot dog sale, guest dancers and audience participation)

Sustainability Gathering ~ Yes! We've started a gathering of people from United Churches across Canada who care about (financial and other) sustainability and are willing to share their stories, things they've tried, and hopefully learn from you too.
• Date: May 14, 11:00am – 12:30pm EDT
• Zoom Conference
We'll be discussing a lot of different topics each month; from volunteer capacity to partnerships to grant writing and new revenue streams!
If you are interested in this we need to RSVP to Carla, let me know and I will forward the email to you.

Embracing the Spirit – Fellowship Time ~Want to hear some of the amazing stories that are happening across the United Church of Canada? God is already up to something. Come and listen to what is already happening.
When: Join us every Monday online at 1pm EDT (not including Victoria Day Holiday)
Place: Zoom
Or call in at +16475580588, Meeting ID 320889290#
Upcoming Story Tellers:
• May 13 Jean Stairs at Edith Rankin United Church Kingston
• May 20 No story - Victoria Day Holiday
• May 27 Chris Rotolo at Stonesoup Network
• June 3 Judy Coffin at Ste Genevieve
• June 10 Ruth Richardson at Stittsville United Church
Missed Fellowship Time? Watch the stories as they unfold and are recorded at EDGE’s YouTube channel.

Morrin United Church ~ You are invited to join the Morrin United Church congregation to celebrate 108 years of service in the Morrin Community. This will be our final service. A special service is being planned as we would like you to join us. Sunday May 26th, 2019 @2:00 pm. Please RSVP to Marilyn @403-823-9484, Eleanor @ 403-774-3909, or Vella @ 403-823-3255.

Gracenotes Choir Spring Recital ~ May 20th & 21st @7:00 performing arts centre. Tickets available at Wells Furniture.

In support of Papua New Guinea Mission ~ Pete & Re-Petes concert Friday May 31, 2019 @ 7:30. Admission $10.00 at St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Hymn Sing ~ Gary & Ione Rae ~ Sunday May 12, 2019 @7:00 pm, Zinger Music Barn. Coronation, Alberta. Everyone Welcome, Free Will Offering.

Canadian Badlands Passion Play ~ July 5 – 21st (weekends) Please consider attending, especially with Jan participating in this year’s musical production. http://canadianpassionplay.com/come-to-the-play/tickets/

2019 Summer Camp Registration is ready! Check out the options http://www.barharbourcamp.com/

Check for United Church of Canada news & announcements at:
https://www.united-church.ca/
Examples: Sri Lanka Attacks: God, Hear Our Prayers https://www.united-church.ca/news/sri-lanka-attacks-god-hear-our-prayers
Read through the Gospel of Luke along with Richard Bott, Moderator, https://www.facebook.com/ModeratorRichardBott
Mission & Service Funding makes Embracing the Spirit possible. Embracing the Spirit is a new learning network and innovation fund. https://www.united-church.ca/community-faith/being-community/embracing-spirit?fbclid=IwAR2LLgicRq3LR4Lqsm1pf1L653-6DK5_72nH5Z-yxJrLpBtWlo1Au6GcljU

Naramata Centre newsletter https://myemail.constantcontact.com/March-Newsletter--Retreats--Summer-Programs--Youth-Programs--AGM

Chinook Winds Region: https://www.facebook.com/Chinookwindsregion