At The View

2021 GIFTS TO THE MANGER

This year, we’re inviting you to consider bringing an item each Sunday in Advent, to offer to those who need a little help this Christmas.

Our manger will be at the front of the sanctuary, and each week our gifts can be placed in and around it. Those items will then be distributed through various local charitable groups who can make sure they are used where needed the most.

ADVENT 1 – GIFT CARDS

Rather than just bringing non-perishable food items, we’re hoping to collect gift cards, so that needed items can be purchased. And we’re not restricting it to grocery gift cards – perhaps you might consider a card from a drug store, a gas station, or dollar store.

ADVENT 2 – KNITTED ITEMS

In place of our usual Mitten Tree, this Sunday we invite you to bring in items such as mittens, scarfs, slippers, and hats.

ADVENT 3 – TOILETRIES

These items are always needed: shampoo, soap, detergent, cream, hairbrushes & combs, baby creams & powder, deodorant….and more.

ADVENT 4 - SOCKS, UNDERWEAR & PAJAMAS

These items seem to get a bit more expensive every year, and yet this is clothing that everyone needs and uses – and hopes to get for Christmas! Please consider both children and adults.

Poinsettia Pick Up

Thanks to everyone who ordered poinsettias. We received 77 orders!!

Worship Committee members will be at the church to distribute the flowers on Saturday, November 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sunday, November 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please talk to Kate Monk if you're unable to pick up the flowers at those times, and we can make alternate arrangements. If you have not yet paid, please bring cash or a cheque payable to Thamesview United Church.

Thank You!

Thamesview Worship Committee

THE BEANS ARE OFF!

It's been a long wait, as the ground has slowly dried enough from the recent rains - but they were able to harvest the beans at the Canada Food Grains project site this week! A wonderful joint project between Thamesview United Church and Mitchell United Church. We are thankful for so many who contributed so much to make this 2021 project successful.

Volunteers Opportunities for Sunday Services

· Audio/Visual Attendants -

email church –thamesviewuc@quadro.net

· Announcement/Lay readers

email Rev Nancy: nancyknowles0@gmail.com

· 2 greeters & 1 lift operator

Please email Laurel Laughton jimlaurel2001@yahoo.ca to add your name to the schedule

REMINDER: COUNCIL ZOOM MEETING –TUESDAY December 14 th 7:30 pm