Information & Upcoming Events
Christian Outreach: Children of Hope Haiti (COHH)
Blue "donation" envelopes for "Children of Hope Haiti" are in the pews. This November, Dana Bryant-Giguere, a member of our church family, will be travelling to Haiti with COHH to help at a "Gathering" of 110 children. Donations will be used to pay for the supplies and food for the children for this event. An information letter from COHH about this trip can be found in the Narthex.
POWERPOINT OPERATORS WANTED!
A key component of the 902 Express is the Projector and Screen that display the lyrics to the songs, sometimes show a video, and once in a while, they show nothing. This last instance is what we're trying to prevent. To that end, we are hoping there may be one or many people who would be interested in helping the 902 Express Service by Serving as "Projector-Person, or PP" (The title is flexible) - all necessary training and instruction will be provided, and even a commitment of 1 or 2 Sundays a month would be HUGE! Special thanks to Susan Nicholson for her assistance with the 902 Projecting over the summer months! If you'd like to join the ranks, please reach out to Greg McCausland, Music Director for the 902 Express (contact information below)
MUSICALLY INCLINED PEOPLE WANTED!!
The Worship Band of the 902 Express is looking a little sparse this year! We would love to bolster our team with a few more committed volunteers! We have a specific need for a drummer(s) and bassist(s), however we are always open to other instruments also! If you, or someone you know, or someone your kids know, or someone you bump in to at Starbucks has any interest in being part of the 902 Express Worship band, please reach out to Greg McCausland, by either cell phone, text or email. Cell #: 905-630-0308. Email: email@example.com
The Chancel Choir welcomes new singers!
NO experience needed!
Here are some ways that Dirk, one of our choristers, believes would help you easily become part of our choir:
Why join the Church choir?
*for the love of singing. *for the enjoyment of singing in harmony
*for the life enriching choir experience of expressing poet’s thoughts in melodies
*for the benefits of learning about choral singing
We extend an open invitation of joining the “One-Minute Theory” for the Choral Classroom from 7-7.20 PM Thursday evenings, just before choir practice begins at 7:30. This program teaches the essentials of music theory without cutting into valuable rehearsal time. It is a fun time to begin to learn how to read music!
Our School Supplies Drive is contributing to the 350 backpacks. The Open Door is delivering throughout Sept. Our support has a far reaching affect on the less fortunate. Envelopes are in the pews to support Children of Hope Haiti. Dana Giguere will be working there in November. Your financial support will help maintain the many services they provide. Please donate used laptops for the Computer Lab programmes they operate - education is essential to Haiti's development. Thanks for your advice on this and for all you do to keep us on an even keel. Cheers, Barbara Lewis.
Do you enjoy a friendly, non-competitive game of bridge? Do you have a spouse or friend with whom you like to play? Are you available most of the winter? We need you! Play generally begins in late October and we wind up with a luncheon or dinner in late May/early June. If you are interested, please contact Peggy Forde at 905-823-8419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big River Foodgrains “Toonie Drive” will begin and run for the month of October. The donation box will be in the Narthex. Any $2 donated will be matched by the government with $8. This is will go towards the Big River Project initiative to fight global hunger.
ARREST THESE MERRY GENTLEMEN: A Christ Church Children's Christmas Musical
Sergeant Joe Sabbath is charged with keeping the peace in the sleepy little town of Bethlehem, and he likes things QUIET! When word reaches him that a band of rowdy shepherds is inbound from the fields outside of town, boisterously celebrating with wild tales of angels and such, he is determined to get to the bottom of this case! Of course, what he discovers is no simple “disturbing the peace” beef. It seems he’s stumbled upon the caper that changed the world!
Registration forms available at the church or on our website. For more information contact Mark Chown.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm (Beginning October 10th)
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday December 1, 9:30am-12no
Women of the Congregation! SEEKERS will hold their first meeting of the Fall season on Thursday, Oct.11th at 9:45 am in the Merigold Room. Seekers is a group of women who meet on the second Thursday morning of the month for 2 hours which include devotions, study or outreach topics, refreshments and socializing. We welcome new members! For more information, please call Marilyn Watters 905-823-7889.
Good Neighbours Annual Fall Bus Trip and visit to Creemore and Collingwood with guide Ron Brown, the well known travel author, lunch at Mylar & Loreta’s Restaurant in Singhampton. Tickets at $95 include the tour, lunch and all gratuities and taxes are available from Elisabeth & John Hammill (905-823-6493) or Kathie & Charlie Black (905-822-0711). Members and friends of Christ Church and First United Church are welcome. A few seats left – please book now!
Pulpit exchange – Rev. Ken MacDonald will preach at Christ Church and Rev. Morar Murray-Hayes will preach at First United.
The Happenings deadline. Send contributions to Peggy Forde at email@example.com
Halloween Carnival carnival at 3:30 p.m. on the lawn (auditorium in case of rain). All children welcome – bouncy castles, hot chocolate, and treats! Mark would appreciate donations of Halloween candy or money.
First United Church Marketplace – Saturday November 3 9:30-2:00 p.m. with many vendors, quilters and more. $3 admission includes coffee/tea and muffin. Christ Church women wishing to volunteer may contact Marg Shaver at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark your calendars for our movie afternoon on Wed., Nov.7 at 2pm. In the Merigold Rm. The movie we will be seeing is “Maudie”, a 2016 biographical drama film which was directed by Aisling Walsh, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. The cost is $2.00 each and includes popcorn and a beverage. Please call Leslie Fagan.
Santa’s elves are hard at work preparing for our Treats ‘n’ Treasures craft sale & bazaar on November 17th from 9:30 – 2:00. We need baking, especially with a seasonal theme, as your finest preserves and crafty items for the bazaar table. We need volunteers, especially for the kitchen and bazaar table - Please contact Jessie Kennedy to volunteer. New and nearly new Christmas and gift items are needed for our Treasures table. We will also accept very gently read books, less than five years old and in excellent condition suitable for gift giving. More info next month
4:30 pm - Advent Put Luck Supper
6:00 pm - ARREST THESE MERRY GENTLEMEN: A Christ Church Children's Christmas Musical