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

MacMillan’s Fall Fundraising Campaign: If you have not done so already, please pick up your MacMillan’s order Sunday. See Verne Bruce for assistance.

Newsletters: Today is the last day to pick up your hard copy of the Christmas 2018 Newsletter. They are located on the table in the lobby outside the Sanctuary. Happy reading!!

Support for The Mission Ottawa: The Mission is currently seeking out community support in replacing many of the blankets and comforters that are used in their shelter. If you have any good, clean blankets, comforters or duvets (single) and would like to donate, please connect with Roelie 613-838-2032 who will be collecting and bringing the donations to the shelter on December 16

White Gift: The collection of White gifts will continue until Dec 16 in support of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa. Here are a few suggestions that have always been popular among our clients!

  • Gift Cards in $10.00 increments (Grocery Stores, Walmart, Giant Tiger)
  • Mittens, hats and scarves
  • Slippers, “fuzzy” socks, underwear, and pajamas
  • Unwrapped children’s toys various ages
  • Hairbrushes, hair elastics, clips and barrettes
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, razors, hair dyes, toothpaste, lip balm, wet wipes etc.
  • Chocolates or seasonal candy (nut free J )
  • Facecloths, towels
  • Journals, puzzle books, coloring books, pencil crayons
  • Earbuds, small radios

Please ensure all items are NEW.  Thank you!

Christmas Potluck Dinner and Entertainment: The Christmas Potluck Dinner will be held Sunday, December 9.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., with the dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.  Come wearing a(n ugly) Christmas sweater or Christmas pyjamas!  Bring a salad, main course or dessert to share.  Also bring the recipe for your dish to display beside it on the potluck table.  You can then take photos of the recipes for your favourite foods!  To volunteer to help with the meal, to discuss food allergies and sensitivities, or for any other questions, contact Verne Bruce, at 613-828-0704 or verne.bruce@sympatico.ca.

Helen Hutcheson, Jessica Carey and Lana Czelenski are organizing the evening of entertainment.  If you wish to contribute to the program, please see one of them or contact Helen Hutcheson, at 613-726-0113 or helen.m.hutcheson@gmail.com.

If you could post a poster in any public location, please pick one up in the foyer.

Senior’s Tea Annual Christmas Dinner: Thursday December 13, 12 – 2 p.m. This year’s turkey dinner will take place at Kristy’s. If you would like to join us, please speak to Maggie Taylor at church or call 613-596-8928. Please RSVP by Sunday December 9 at the latest.

Blue Christmas Service: Sunday December 16, 7 p.m. Britannia United Church

Special Anniversary Memorial Givings: Reminder that the Special Anniversary Memorial Givings dedication poster is available in the front lobby. Donations in honour of / in memory of will continue to be collected until the end of 2018. Thank you in advance for all your contributions.

Office Closure: December 14, 24-28

“A reminder that EVERYONE is welcome to join in coffee, tea, and snacks right after the church service.”

Our Community

Christmas Banquet & Live Art AuctionSaturday, December 8, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Living Praise Ministries International Church – 18 Cleopatra Drive, Ottawa. Cost: Adults $20, Children $12. 613-228-2189.

Socially-Conscious Children’s Books: Saturday, December 8 @3 p.m. FREE event for parents, grandparents, and everyone at First United Church – 347 Richmond Rd in Westboro. Free treats! Childcare available. Book sales and giveaways. Featuring beautifully illustrated, award-winning stories to help families learn about important topics.

The Music of Christmas: Will be presented by the choirs and guest musicians of Bells Corners United Church  on Sunday December 9, 2:30 p.m.  3955 Old Richmond Rd. Refreshment to follow. Freewill offering with proceeds to support the Dunrobin Tornado Relief and church general fund.  Information: 613-820-8103

Annual Christmas Concert & Art Exhibit :Redeemer Christian High School invites you to join us for our annual Christmas Concert and Art Exhibit on Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m. in the gym. Our choir, the concert band, a small string ensemble, the Grade 9 band, and the worship team will perform. You’ll also see art by our Grade 10 Visual Art class. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Blue Christmas Service of Healing:  Monday, December 17th, 7:00 p.m. at GCUC. We warmly invite all those who are experiencing a difficult time this Christmas due to suffering from the pain of grief, loss, illness or loneliness. This quiet service of hope and healing will be followed by refreshments and fellowship. Please join us and invite anyone you know who may appreciate this comforting and contemplative service.  For more information, please call 613-836-4756 or email office@gcuc.ca

Britannia United Church Schedule

Week of:  December 7 – 14

Date Happenings – Set-up Time
Fri 7    
Sat 8 Recital/Reception – no set-up in Sanctuary 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sun 9 Christmas Potluck & Entertainment 5 – 10 p.m.
Mon 10 Cabaret – no set-up in  Little Chapel/Sanctuary 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Tue 11 Suzart – no set-up in Sanctuary
Al -Anon
– usual set-up in Little Chapel
6:30 – 10 p.m.
7 – 10 p.m.
Wed 12 Oriental Choir – no set-up in Sanctuary 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thu 13 Choir  – set-up in Little Chapel 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Fri 14 *************OFFICE CLOSED***************  


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