Announcements for October 23

Today's Reader: Cathy McLeod

Heather Pyke will be have paintings for sale to support the Talent Project fundraiser today after the service.

The Stewardship Committee wants to extend grateful thanks to all those who supported last weekend's fall flea market, which brought in $2700.

Please keep spreading the word about our upcoming big fundraising event, Showcase Downtown Dartmouth. The organizers now have approximately 50 items for the silent auction. Seven shops plan to showcase their fashions, and three musical acts will play.

On Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m., St. James will once again present the band Agents of the Lamb in concert. The band members are all excellent musicians who enjoy sharing the Christian message in their music. This will be another major fundraiser for us, with a freewill offering going to our building campaign. The band is donating this concert to our church. Please plan now to support this wonderful afternoon, enjoying hearing God's message in contemporary music.

Proceeds from the Talent Project are being gratefully accepted today.

The Committee of Stewards will have a brief meeting following the service.

The UCW's Annetta Rose Unit will meet on October 25 at 1:30. The meeting is at the home of Shirley O'Sullivan (38 Somerset Street). All ladies are welcome to come.

Following the service next Sunday, October 30, members of the official board are strongly encouraged to attend an info session to discuss the second of five remits from General Council. This will be voted on at the next official board meeting, on November 27. Members of the congregation are welcome to attend if they are interested. (The date of this information session has been changed to allow the stewards to meet today.)
The five remits in question have to do with changes to church polity, approved by the 42nd General Council of the UCC, that require the approval and ratification of pastoral charges and presbyteries. The remit we will be discussing at this meeting will be Remit Number 3, concerning an Office of Vocation. To find background information about this remit and the others, please go to