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Proposed changes to United Church of Canada organization and structure

Please submit items for the bulletin
by Wednesday at 12 noon!

The Stewards are looking for some people to take on different roles within the church.  Please speak to Helen Hutcheson or Verne Bruce to see how you can help!

Photo Directory Photo Sessions:  In October, IPC will be here to take our photos for the directory.  The dates are October 10 – 12 and 27 – 28.  Please call or email Graham and Nicole Whitehead to book your appointment.  613-617-7228 or grahampies1862@gmail.com

Newsletter:  Do you have something that you think the church should know about?  An anecdote?  A story?  A joke?  Please send them for submission in our fall newsletter to Peter Bain: newsletter@brituc.ca  Or in the file marked newsletter. The deadline is  September 22nd at 5 p.m.

Starting next week there will be Minute for Mission segments in the bulletin.  If you would like to read, please sign up on the board by the stairs.

Scripture Readers:  If you would like to read, please sign up on the bulletin board at the stairs.

Sunday School and Youth Group will be starting TODAY.  Please let your children, grandchildren and friends know.  This year a team teaching approach will be implemented.  If you are interested in volunteering, as a teacher or assistant, on a regular or occasional basis, or would like to volunteer a particular talent, please see Helen Hutcheson.

Upcoming Meetings
Sep 19 7 p.m. Stewards Committee
Sep 26 7 p.m. Council
Above meetings to be held in the Little Chapel

Upcoming Events
Oct 10, 11, 12, 27, 28 Photo Sessions for Photo Directory
Oct 21 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall Bazaar

Weekly Meetings
Monday 1:15 p.m. Craft Group
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Alanon
Thursday 1:00 p.m. Senior's Tea
7:30 p.m. Choir

United Together in Caring: Seven west-end Ottawa United Churches are coordinating efforts to raise money for Hospice Care Ottawa, specifically tosupport the construction of the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata. The participating churches are Bells Corner United, Britannia United, Glen Cairn United, Kanata United, Stittsville United, St. Paul’s United (Carp), and St. Paul’s United (Richmond). The goal of this campaign is to jointly raise at least $50,000 for Hospice Care Ottawa with fundraising events wrapping up by the end of March 2018. All money raised will be directed to fund a room in Hein House which will help to highlight the importance of community involvement in hospice programs and operations. Between now and the end of March 2018, each congregation will host their own fundraising activities, so keep an eye out for upcoming events. Offering envelopes are available at the pews, at the back of the church or from the office. Please mark them “For Hospice Care Ottawa”. Contact Wendy Gallant at wgallant50@bell.net for more information if required.

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