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

Office Closure
The office will be closed on October 26

Frozen Berries Sale: We are happy to announce that the Frozen Berries Sale is back.
Blueberries – 2kg – $19
Raspberries – 2.5kg – $29
Cranberries – 2kg – $15

Orders can be placed through Eileen Ball (613) 829-5082, Elaine MacKenzie (613) 596-4088, or the office 613-828-6018. Deadline for orders is October 21. Pick-up will be at BUC on November 2 @5 p.m.

Guys Meeting: Held the first Tuesday of every month at the Royal Oak in Centrepointe @6 p.m. Contact Ole Jensen (ojensen@jssinc.ca) or 613-831-8267 to be included in the reservation numbers.

MacMillan’s Fall Fundraising Campaign: We are very pleased to be offering MacMillan’s products as our fundraiser for fall of 2018. Our campaign will generate funds for general operating costs at Britannia United Church. With MacMillan’s Cookie Dough and Muffin Batter you can have fresh baked goods in only 20 minutes with no mixing and no mess! The batter comes to you frozen in convenient tubs. Unused portions can be refrozen. MacMillan’s also offers an array of many other delicious products including Gourmet Desserts, Pizza, Peanut Free & Kosher items. Beginning October 1, 2018 and continuing for approximately 6 weeks, we would like each person to help us raise funds. We would ask that everyone canvass family and friends for sales, if each person sold 5 items the church would raise approximately $2250 (based on 150 participants). Sale Instructions and Order forms are available in the vestibule.

Israel and Palestine: Then and Now: On Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Britannia United Church, Susan Aiken and Helen Hutcheson will be making a presentation on Israel and Palestine. They travelled to Israel and Palestine last November and visited many places in the footsteps of Jesus, and went to the Golan Heights, a Kibbutz and Bedouin camp. They will share some of their pictures and impressions, with a break for Middle Eastern refreshments. A free-will offering will be collected to pay for expenses, with the remainder going to general operations. If you could put a poster up in your apartment or condominium building, please pick one up from the table in the vestibule.

145 Years of Faith in Community: The 145th Anniversary of our Church will be celebrated on Sunday, October 28, 2018, with a special worship service, looking to the past, present and future, and an anniversary cake. Come wearing a hat, or men, grow a beard for the event. At 5:00 p.m., the doors will open for a pot-luck dinner. Bring a main course, salad or dessert to share. An evening of entertainment will follow. You are invited to make a memorial donation for a loved one or a congregation member who has passed, or in honour of someone who is living, to celebrate their contribution to our church and our faith. Special envelopes will be provided. You may place the name of the person you are honouring on the special Honour Board. The donations will contribute to the general operations of the church. You are also encouraged to consider increasing your weekly or monthly offering by a multiple of 145: $1.45, $14.50, $145 .. If you could put a poster up in your apartment or condominium building, please pick one up from the table in the vestibule. For more information, contact a member of the Anniversary Committee: Eileen Ball, Barbara Blair, Marilyn Bruce, Verne Bruce, Jamie Hill. Helen Hutcheson, Mary Townson, Heather Wallace. Lauren Saindon is responsible for the evening entertainment.

Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, November 24. We are looking for people to make and donate: Christmas themed crafts, baked goods, decorations, Gift cards (silent auction), Gift baskets (raffle table). Clean Garage sale items for our Country Store; Jewellery, fashion accessories, Children’s toys, games, Small pieces of furniture ..and volunteers to help run the event.
Please, please sign up and inform us early so we know we have the bodies needed to help make this Britannia’s largest fundraiser!! Contact Kelvin Stanke at 613-407-9382 or kelvinstanke123@gmail.com or in person.

Our Community

Ottawa Police Chorus in Concert: Saturday October 27, 7 – 9 p.m. In support of South Gloucester United Church – 2536 Rideau Rd., Gloucester. Info & Tickets: $20 www.sguc.org or 613-822-6433

Jamaica Night – Spirit of Jamaica Music & Laughter: October 28 at 7 p.m. Riverside United Church – 3191 Riverside Dr. Enjoy an evening of Jamaican songs, stories and refreshments featuring the Caribbean Voices and the Nepean Panharmonic Steel Band. Tickets: Adults $18 (Advance) $20 (at the door), Youth: $10, Children (under 12) $6. Proceeds to Nursing Programme at Providence Methodist Church, Kingston, and Wesley Basic School, Dallas, Jamaica.

Support Ottawa CGIT’s Camp Kalalla: Honey and Beeswax products from Crerar’s Honey are available for sale during the month of October from Brenda Hamilton. Email: singersoloist@gmail.com, call/text: 613-286-9173. If you order online: www.kalalla.com please indicate Britannia United Church as the address for delivery. Orders will arrive mid-November.

Chili and Trivia Night in Support of Campus Ministry
Friday, November 16 at 6:30. Organize a team (two to eight people) and join us for an evening of fun with all proceeds going to support the ecumenical Christian Campus Ministry at Algonquin College. Cost: Freewill donation. Hosted by Carleton Memorial United Church, 740 Melfa Crescent. Deadline to register: November 14.To register, contact Jack Wilson @ wilsonjohns@rogers.com

Britannia United Church Schedule
Week of:  October 19-26

Date Happenings – Set-up Time
Friday 19 Wedding Rehearsal – no set-up in Sanctuary 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday 20 Wedding – no set-up in Rm 22, Little Chapel & Sanctuary
Israel & Palestine
– no set-up in Sanctuary
1 – 5 p.m.
6 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 21 Armée des Rachetés – no set-up in Sanctuary
Bible Group
– usual set-up in Little Chapel
2 – 6 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
Monday 22 Craft Group
Real You
– no set-up in Kitchen
Suzart
– no set-up in  Little Chapel/Sanctuary
1:15 p.m.
2:30 – 7:30 p.m.
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Tuesday 23 Friends in Song – no set-up in Sanctuary
Guys Meeting – Royal Oak in Centrepointe
Suzart
– no set-up in Sanctuary
Al -Anon – usual set-up in Little Chapel
10am – 12 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 – 10 p.m.
7 – 10 p.m.
Wednesday 24 CLC – set-up in Little Chapel
Oriental Choir
– no set-up in Sanctuary
Suzart
– no set-up in Basement
5 – 10 p.m.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Thursday 25 Seniors Tea – usual set-up in Little Chapel
Armée des Rachetés
– no set-up in Sanctuary
Choir
 – set-up in Little Chapel
1 – 3 p.m.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Friday 26 ****************Office Closed*******************
Armée des Rachetés
– no set-up in Sanctuary
7 – 9 p.m.

 

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