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Events Calendar
St John's United Church


December 2017

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Wed
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Sunday Morning Service
Maritime Conservatory
10:30am

Christmas Bake Sale and Silent Auction
after church

Taizť
Conservatory
7pm



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Bible Study
Room 15, Conservatory
5:30pm



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Official Board
Conservatory
7:00pm

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Handbell Choir, 6pm

Adult Choir, 7:30pm
Conservatory


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Sunday Morning Service
Maritime Conservatory
10:30am

JNAC Information Session

Christmas Bake Sale and Silent Auction
after church



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Bible Study
Room 15, Conservatory
5:30pm


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Handbell Choir, 6pm

Adult Choir, 7:30pm
Conservatory



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Sunday Morning Service

Children's Christmas Pageant

Maritime Conservatory
10:30am


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Bible Study
Room 15, Conservatory
5:30pm




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Pastoral Care Meeting
Room 3
Conservatory
1:30pm




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Handbell Choir, 6pm

Adult Choir, 7:30pm
Conservatory

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Sunday Morning Service, 10:30am

Childrenís Christmas Eve Service with Communion, 3pm

Family Christmas Eve Service with Communion, 7pm

All Services at the Maritime Conservatory


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Christmas Day


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Lessons and Carols Service
Maritime Conservatory
10:30am
















January 2018

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat



1
2
3
4
Handbell Choir, 6pm

Adult Choir, 7:30pm
Conservatory


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7
Sunday Morning Service
Maritime Conservatory
10:30am

Congregational Meeting
after church

Taizť
Conservatory
7pm



8
Bible Study
Room 15, Conservatory
5:30pm



9





10
Official Board Meeting
Room 15
Conservatory
7:30pm

11
Handbell Choir, 6pm

Adult Choir, 7:30pm
Conservatory


12

13

14
Sunday Morning Service
Maritime Conservatory
10:30am




15
Bible Study
Room 15, Conservatory
5:30pm



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18
Handbell Choir, 6pm

Adult Choir, 7:30pm
Conservatory



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21
Sunday Morning Service
Maritime Conservatory
10:30am



22
Bible Study
Room 15, Conservatory
5:30pm




23
24
Pastoral Care Meeting
Room 3
Conservatory
1:30pm

St John's Book Club
Room 16, Conservatory
7pm


25
Handbell Choir, 6pm

Adult Choir, 7:30pm
Conservatory


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27


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Sunday Morning Service
Maritime Conservatory
10:30am



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Bible Study
Room 15, Conservatory
5:30pm


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Suppertime Bible Study.

Mondays at the Conservatory in Room 15 at 5:30pm. Please join us as we read, reflect and discuss!

This year we are beginning with a 5-week Living the Questions video program The Jesus Fatwah: Love your (Muslim) Neighbour as Yourself. ďMuch of what passes as information about Islam is weed-like disinformation rooted in stereotype and watered by fear. In The Jesus Fatwah, Islamic and Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith.Ē In light of current events happening worldwide, we look forward an interesting and informative series and interesting discussions. All welcome.



taize candles
Taizť Service

Join us for our monthly meditative musical worship service in the Judith Grant Room at the Conservatory, 7:00pm. Learn more about Taizť.




JNAC Information Session After Church, Sunday, December 10.
We will discuss the recommendations from the Joint Needs Assessment Committee (JNAC) to call a Principal Minister (full-time) and a Faith Formation Minister (part-time) to meet the ministry needs of St. John's United Church Congregation.

The Congregational Meeting to decide on the recommendations will be held after church on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Copies of the JNAC report are available at Sunday services, at the church office, and here on our website.

Upon acceptance of the recommendations from the report, we must also elect congregational members to a Joint Search Committee (JSC) to recruit, interview and select our new ministers. Although we want to keep the JSC fairly small, we anticipate continuing members from both the Transition Team and the JNAC, and have identified it as important to have youth representation.

If you are interested in serving on the Joint Search Committee, please contact any member of the Official Board Executive (Martha Martin, Jim Sharpe, Sean Foreman, Roberta Sharp, Lesley Griffths and Katherine Harman) who will bring forward names for election to the committee.


baking Annual Christmas Bake Sale and Silent Auction: Sunday December 10th. Bidding on beautiful gift baskets began on December 3rd, and the person with the highest bid by the close of the auction on December 10th will be the lucky buyer. Come pick up some delicious holiday (or anytime!) baking at the bake sale tables at the same time. Gift basket themes for this year are: Gardening Basket, Gift Card Basket, Chocolate Basket, Coffee/Tea Basket, and a Crafts basket. If you would like to donate baked goods for the sale tables or items for our gift baskets, please contact amy.thurlow@msvu.ca


The Reconciliation Journey: March 9 at 7:00 pm to March 11 at 2:00 pm; Seton Spirituality Centre, Terrance Bay NS. Cost: $420 residential (includes accommodation and meals); $360 commuter (includes lunch and dinner Saturday, lunch Sunday). The focus of the residential will be to gain a deeper understanding and experience of reconciliation from a faith perspective, using Northern Ireland and the work of The Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Centre as a backdrop against which to explore the subject. The overarching purpose of the residential is to explore reconciliation in the Canadian context, from the personal to the societal. Leadership: Paul Hutchinson, Martha Martin and Diana Ginn.
Email marthamartin2687@gmail.com for more details and to register.


St. John's Book Club.

St John's Book Club We usually meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Conservatory, 7:00pm. New members are welcome, whether you come for one or more meetings!
For more information, contact Janet Bardon janetbardon@eastlink.ca or 902.429.3915.

Here's our booklist for 2017-18:

January - Hallelujah Anyway (2017) by Anne Lamott

February - The Wonder (2016) by Emma Donoghue

March - Run, Hide, Repeat (2017) by Pauline Dakin

April - Mothering Sunday (2016) by Graham Swift

May - Swing Time (2016) by Zadie Smith





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