2019 Christmas Outreach & Gift Program

There are many opportunities to help bring hope and joy to families this Christmas!

The Church Outreach and Gift Program will begin November 3. After church service during the Fellowship time, except November 10 Remembrance Day Service, you will be able to pick up (empty) shoeboxes or backpacks, or start to collect for the mitten tree. 

Mission and Service Fund
The Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada is part of our Outreach programs.It is an integral part of who we are as an United Church of Canada.

White Gift Envelopes
White Gift envelopes will be included in the bulletin, on the table in the Narthex or beside the mitten tree. You may make a monetary donation to the Church Outreach and Gift Fund which will be used to purchase gifts and groceries for the families referred to us from Feed Nova Scotia. Any surplus funds may be used during the coming year for special requests brought to the attention of the Outreach Committee.

Mitten Tree
Warm mittens, scarves and gloves decorate the Tree. They are given to the Christmas families and/ or local elementary schools.

Shoe Boxes
Men and women (55+) at Welcome Home Support Services and Teenage Youth (16-19) at the Regional Independent Student Housing. Items such as hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens, Tim
Hortons, McDonald’s, Subway, Dollar Store, or movie gift cards, razors, hair care products, cosmetics, flannel pyjama pants, Blistex, candy, soap, deodorant or any other personal hygiene
items are welcomed gifts.

Back Packs
Children (1 month-6 years) at the Family Resource Center. Unwrapped gifts of clothing or toys.

Donations will be collected during the White Gift Service, led by the youth on Sunday, December 8.
 


Thank GOD it's Thursday!

A series of informative, interesting and engaging discussions on a variety of complex and dynamic issues that affect us on a daily basis. Come for information, education, fellowship and FUN!

Thursday November 7 at 7 PM: Join us to make a beautiful acrylic pour painting. You need not have any talent to create something beautiful! What a wonderful Christmas gift for someone. To have enough supplies you MUST SIGN UP for this TGIT. There will be a free will donation collected to help cover the costs of supplies. Sign up through the office by Nov 5. 

Thursday November 14: TGIT will be held at 2 PM and 7 PM: Bible Study on Debates in the Old Testament.

Thursday November 21 at 7 PM: "Holy Words” This continuation of earlier sessions on Interfaith and Inter-spirituality with Vicky May looks at the beauty in all traditions. As we better understand one another and create interfaith friendships, we overcome biases and miscon-ceptions and realize there is more that unites us than divides us. Each wisdom tradition of-fers us holy words that can help guide us in our living. We will engage in centering, listening, discussion, breath prayer, song and other spiritual practises. (You need not have attended our previous sessions in the Spring.)

 


Famous Friday Chowder Lunch

November 8 ~ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

December 6 ~ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Woodlawn United knows chowder! Lunch includes a bowl of chowder, rolls from the Fancy Lebanese Bakery, dessert and tea or coffee for $10. So good! Tickets available at the door. Take out is available.

DID YOU KNOW?
For our chowders we can offer a private dining room for up to 10 people for luncheon meetings. Must be booked in advance and subject to availability. For more information please contact Ralph Sams at 902-434-7786 or email: ralphsams@ns.sympatico.ca

MOBILITY DIFFICULTIES?
Plese use our front doors and elevator.


Family Game Show Night

Friday, November 22 ~ 6:30 PM

Brick Hall

 Join Shannon for Family Fun Game Show Night. Come as a family, or join with others to create one at the event. We will be joining in laughter and building relationships as we play some game shows like Family Feud, Trivia, etc. Prizes for all!!! People of all ages are welcome (and so are snacks for the snack table!).


20th Annual Barbershop Dessert Party

Friday, November 29 ~ 7:00pm

Presented by: City of Lakes Barbershop Chorus & Woodlawn United Church Men. With Special guests: Polyphony and Sylvia Ruddick-Doncaster.

Advance tickets only. $15.00. Available from Chorus members, WUC office or by phoning Ralph Sams 434-7786.

Tickets will not available at the door.

Regulars know how sweet the music and desserts are; newcomers will be in for a very pleasant surprise!

 


Light Up the Night Carol Sing & Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 30 ~ 7 PM

You are invited to honour or remember a loved one this Christmas by joining us at our Annual Light Up The Night Carol Sing and Tree Lighting. Select a Carol
from our list and for a small donation, the name of your loved one will be written in the Bulletin under your chosen Carol. Complete the Carol selection (green form) found on the Welcome table and drop off at the office during regular hours or feel free to leave it in the offering plate, by November 24th