THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 28, DECEMBER 5, DECEMBER 12, and DECEMBER 19
The Advent Organ Series will be held at Central United Church in Sarnia, corner of George St. and Brock St. Various musicians will perform. Enjoy spending time
this holiday season at the historic church prior to its planned closure in November 2020 following its 188th anniversary. A freewill offering is appreciated.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The annual NATIVITY WALK will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. in Sarnia (corner of Exmouth St. and Murphy Road). The walk will feature over 300 Nativity scenes from around the world.
View the nativity scenes while enjoying music and complimentary hot apple cider and cookies. ALL are welcome, free admission.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
The annual Evening Christmas Concert will be held at Port Lambton United Church. The concert will feature the music of The Bluewater Chordsmen, Mikayla Lozon and Mercy. Freewill offering.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
The U.C.W. will meet in Clarence Murphy Hall. Take a sandwich; dessert will be provided. All ladies are welcome. Cookie Boxes for shut-ins, etc., will be assembled. Anyone willing to help by making 3 dozen cookies, please sign the list by Sunday, December 8th and have the cookies here by 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 13th.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17
The Christmas Cantata “I Hear the Prophet Calling” will be performed. The first performance is on On Sunday December 15th, 7:30 p.m. at Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St.
The second performance is on Tuesday Dec 17th at 7:30 p.m. at Corunna St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 346 Beresford St. The Christmas Cantata will feature the combined Choirs of Corunna United,
Corunna St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Mercy churches. All are welcome with refreshments following. Freewill offering.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22
A Family-Friendly Christmas Caroling Hayride will be held. This will start at Sacred Heart Church and travel the streets of Port Lambton. Hot Chocolate and a Children’s Christmas Movie will follow in the church hall. This is sponsored by the Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus and is entirely FREE!
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
The annual Christmas Eve Service will be held.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3
Everyone is invited to join the U.C.W. for a turkey buffet dinner (turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberries, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, garden salad, rolls, butter, coffee, tea, and a light dessert) at Baldoon; cost $ 18.95. Please sign the list by Sunday, December 29th if you plan to go.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9**
The Diners’ Club will meet in Port Lambton Community Hall. This group meets monthly and disabled adults and everyone 60 years and over are invited. Cost $10.00 (includes dinner and the programme). If you are not on the permanent list and plan to attend, email Barb, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-265-0203, ext. 258, by Thursday, January 2nd.
**Please note change of date.
The last FRIDAY of every month
Games Night will be held.
10:00 a.m. - noon
Youth Group for ages 8 to 12 will meet. There will be crafts, games, Bible stories, and much more. This group is open to anyone in the community.
9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Craft Day in PLUC. Bring your craft so you can work and socialize with others. If you want help with specific projects, you can work on those as well. We are making quilts for Quilts of Valour, and comfort quilts and we would also welcome knitted or crocheted prayer shawls in any pattern or colour.
Euchre. The cost is $2.00.
9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Pastor Doreen will be in the church.
Bible Study at the manse.
If you have a request for the Prayer Chain, please contact Joanne McLellan, 677-1464.
Donations (monetary and/or canned/dry food) for Sacred Heart Food Bank would be greatly appreciated. For monetary donations, make them through your regular envelope; write “SHFB” on the “Special” line and the amount beside it.
When bringing food donations for Sacred Heart Food Bank, please ensure the “best before date” has not passed. Because of liability issues, SHFB does not distribute such food.
There are baskets in the Upper Room for cancelled postage stamps (with a ¼” border), and used eye glasses. There are also baskets for donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank and Haiti.
If you need to reach Pastor Doreen, call or text 519-365-6597; email, email@example.com; call the church, 519-677-4464, or at home any time, 519-892-3232 or 519-358-1713. She can be found on Facebook and Messenger.
If you have any pictures and/or articles of people, activities, etc., of our church, please contact Colleen Dean, 677-5685, so that copies can be made.
If anyone would like a hard copy of the Pewsletter, please contact Bev, 677-4445.
Members of the Lambton Shrine Club are collecting empty pop cans. Money earned from this venture is used to help crippled and burned children. Fill a large garbage bag and then call 800-663-5483 for pick-up.
Unfortunately, Campbell’s is no longer supporting the “Campbell’s Labels for Education” program so please do not save any more labels. We gave the labels to the Bluewater Chordsmen and they raised a great deal of money to support various educational programs, particularly for children with special needs. Thanks for the support over the years!
The Canadian Bible Society would be pleased to receive donations of used books and/or Bibles. Criteria to consider:
- gently used books and Bibles;
- for all ages (adults, young adults, children);
- paperback or hard cover;
- regular or large print;
- English or non-English material;
- must be clean and in good shape;
- CD's / DVD's with no scratches.
For more information, contact the Canadian Bible Society national support office at 1-800-465-2425 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACWAM (Active Christians with a Mission) is looking for help for its missions in Haiti. This Sarnia-based group supports 3 orphanages and 3 Christian schools in Haiti. They are looking for:
- sponsorship for children ($30.00/month). See the bulletin board for information;
- financial donations;
- people willing to go to Haiti for a short period (costs $1600);
- Metro cash register receipts;
- items such as barrettes, balloons, small toys, etc. (see bulletin board for complete list).
Please put these items in the box at the back of the church.
Haiti is so poor, it is now considered a fourth-world country so much help is needed. A major problem is Voodoo; it is very prominent in Haiti and presents many challenges for Christian workers. No administration fees are taken from sponsorship money or funds designated for Haiti. To make a donation, put it in your envelope and mark it "Haiti". For more information on ACWAM, see the bulletin board or
the ACWAM facebook page
UCB Canada 89.3 FM is a local Canadian Contemporary Christian radio station serving Chatham-Kent and the surrounding area. As a registered charity, UCB Canada is primarily listener-supported. For a complete program guide and to find out how you can support this ministry, visit www.ucbcanada.com or call 519-351-1118.
For those interested in listening to Christian Radio Stations, such stations can be found at 560 AM, 1030 AM, 88.3 FM, and 103.5 FM. Some features include Christian music and reports by Jim Dobson. Dr. Dobson's Focus on the Family broadcast can be heard at 12 noon on WMUZ, 103.5 FM.