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We will have a blessing of prayer shawls on Sunday November 14. If you have any completed, please drop them to the church on or before Nov. 14.The blessing will take place in worship 2 at 11:00 A.M. service. If you know someone who might like to receive a prayer shawl, please arrange to pick one up at the church or for one to be dropped off to you. Thanks to everyone who has been making shawls and to everyone who has shared a shawl with someone. If you happen to have yarn you are not in need of, donations are much appreciated.
 
The Worship Team met on Tuesday and there will be updates to share following the Board of Management meeting on Tuesday Nov. 16.
 
Unfortunately, as with last year, due to the Pandemic, Grace will be unable to hold a Tinsel and Tears service. Everyone’s safety is very important to us. Please call Sharon or Kevin if you might like a listening ear.
 
Santa Needs Help - Honduras Project 2021
GPIF thanks you for donations already arriving to support uevo Children's Village & for contributions to help fill the store rooms. Please help us to ensure that every Child gets a special gift this Christmas with the help of Mae and her faithful helpers shopping for us.
Financial donations can be processed thru GUC by e-transfer or cash, debit & cheques payable to Grace United Church with Santa Needs Help in the memo line dropped off at the Church. Help us to help Santa  "Share a Little Bit of Love" this Christmas. Please contact the office or Jane if you have questions: bleeckerjane@gmail.com)
 
Book Study: Intimate Conversations With God: Prayer, Guidance and Grace, by Caroline Myss, 2020. We gather on Sharon’s Zoom to explore prayer 6 on Sunday Nov. 14 at 7:00 P.M. No book needed. Please note the day change for this week only. Maybe you have other commitments on a Monday night usually and a Sunday night works for you. Come join us!(Sharon’s Zoom is at the end of this email)
 
Do you or a team or group have something you would like to share for discipleship moments. Let us know as we continue to seek to lift up the life and work in and beyond our community of faith.
 
Interested in joining the Discipleship Team, please join us at our next meeting Monday November 15,at 4:00 P.M. via Sharon’s zoom. (link at end of newsletter).
 
Community News from Mark Street United Church:
A UCW Muffin Party and Holiday Event
UCW’s upcoming muffin party on Saturday November 20th. The event runs from 9.00am to 11.30am, with outdoor Christmas arrangements, a Christmas table, baking, preserves, & a ‘New To You’ table as well. The church address is 90 Hunter Street East, Peterborough.
 
Upcoming:
• Sunday November 14, Sharon preaching, Celia Hunter worship leader
• Sunday November 21 Celia Hunter preaching, Susan Sweet Lebeau worship leader
• Sunday November 21 2:00 P.M. Kevin’s Covenanting at Janetville Pastoral Charge, Janetville United Church, distancing and masks required. The Rev. Janet Stobie preaching and Sue Petterson representing ECORC.
• Sunday November 28 Advent 1 Hope Sharon Preaching, Kevin leading Communion and Baptism, Paula Pound worship leader (Sharon’s final worship service)
• Sunday December 5 Advent 2 Peace Susan Sweet Lebeau preaching, Paula Pound worship leader
• Sunday December 12 Advent Joy, Celia Hunter Preaching, Susan Sweet Lebeau worship leader
• Sunday December 19 Advent 4 Love, Kevin preaching, Inter-generational service
 
Prayers Please
This is a struggling time for people. Everyone is carrying concerns and joys. Pray for all you love, for each other, for this community of faith and for needs locally, nationally, and globally. Thank-you for all prayers.
 
Prayerfully,
Sharon
 
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