Announcements for November 23
Mission & Service Sunday

TODAY
Coffee fellowship follows the service.
Greeters: Sue and Graham Skerritt, Lynne and Ian Travers
Scripture reader: Bonnie Hudson
Session meets following the service.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS for singles

The UCW's Annetta Rose Unit will meet on Tuesday, November 25, at 1:30 at the home of Margaret Chittick. Newcomers are always welcome.

Once again this year, we're having a winter clothing drive; if you can, please support Coats for the Cold. Women's and men's winter jackets, boots, and sneakers (in good condition) are appreciated for donation to Margaret's House. Items can be left in the hall near the church office; or, for pick up, call Donna or George Kuhn (462-7948).

St. James Food Bank Annual Toy & Gift Drive
Once again this year, the St. James Food Bank is asking the congregation to help make Christmas a happy one for the children of the families we serve.
Once again this year, the St. James Food Bank is asking the congregation to help make Christmas a happy one for the children of the local families we serve.
Starting on Sunday, December 7, which is White Gift Sunday, there will be cards on the Christmas tree with children's names and ages on them. There will be one card for each child. You may choose one or more children to buy gifts for.
As in the past, we suggest a toy and perhaps an article of clothing. They should remain unwrapped and be placed in a plastic bag, with the child's name card firmly attached to the outside of the bag.
A date will be announced later to tell you when the items need to be brought into the church. They'll be stored here until they go home with the families.
Thank you so much for your generous support of this program!

Help Decorate the Church for Christmas
Advent will soon be upon us! The sanctuary will be decorated on the evening of Friday, November 28, beginning at 5:30. This is always a lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit, and all, young and old, are invited to participate.
This year Joyce Wylie, Bonnie Hudson, and Shauna MacDonald have kindly offered to start the evening off by serving a light dinner before the actual decorating commences.
A few items need some attention beforehand ; if you can take on a fairly straightforward craft project (wrapping some packages; procuring ribbon), your help would be most appreciated.
It would be great to have some angels, a crèche scene, or other religiously themed statues or decorations to put on the table at the back of the sanctuary.
If you want to donate some time or some items, please let Gordon Smith or Joanne Hodder (469-1265) know, to avoid duplication.

The Stewardship Committee is requesting help from the congregation for the Christmas Tea and Sale.
Thursday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. - set up chairs and tables for the tea and tables for the craft and pantry items
Saturday, December 6 - help in the kitchen
Saturday, December 6 at 2:30 p.m. -  take down tables and chairs
Please contact Melanie Rendell (469-5220) or any member of the Stewardship Committee if you can help. Thanks so much.

The St. James Book Club meets in the parlour at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Everyone is welcome. The November title is Rob Bell's What We Talk About When We Talk About God.
More information and a list of upcoming titles
Scripture readings for November 30 
  Isaiah 64:1-9  
  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19  
  1 Corinthians 1:3-9  
  Mark 13:24-37  
20th Annual Christmas Full of Caring Dinner & Auction
(Feeding Others of Dartmouth Society @ Margaret's House)
Sunday, December 7th, Best Western PLUS, 15 Spectacle Lake Drive
Silent Auction - 4:00 pm  --  Dinner and Live Auction - 6:00 pm
Tickets: $45 adults, $15 children under 12
Funds raised go toward repairs and maintenance of the
property at 43 Wentworth Street where we feed over 3000
monthly to those persons less fortunate than most.
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Raffle: WestJet tickets @ $20 each (limit 250)
Winner receives a trip for two anywhere
WestJet flies (all fees and taxes included)
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Tickets are available for both events each Sunday after the
service or by contacting Shauna MacDonald (497-1286).