Michele Selinger
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~ANNOUNCEMENTS & INVITATIONS as of May 17, 2019~

Fundraiser ~ Common Cup Company In Concert ~ June 19 @7:00 pm, Stettler United Church. Tickets are $20.00 each, you can purchase them from David or Barbara-Lynn Goodwin, or stop in the office (during office hours) next week.

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.

Small Groups ~ The small groups are finished for the year, except for:
Avabelli Dance Troupe ~ Monday at 7:00 pm (except holidays)
Men’s Breakfast ~ Wednesday morning @7:00 am
Drum Circle ~ 3rd Wednesday of every month @7:30 pm

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.

WIDER CHURCH ~ CHURCH IN COMMUNITY

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 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.

Fundraising Concert ~ Pete & the Re-Petes will be playing a fundraising concert on May 31, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (5712 48 Ave, Stettler, AB). Tickets are $10 at the door, children under 16 are free; a freewill offering will be taken for Papua New Guinea Missions. For more information visit www.peteandrepetes.com.

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