Monday, December 24
Everyone is invited to our annual Family Christmas Eve Service.
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; just add “SHFB” on the special line and the amount on the same line.
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.
If you need to reach Pastor Doreen, there are several ways to contact her. She can be found on Facebook and Messenger, you can text or call her on her cell phone, 519-365-6597, email her, email@example.com, or call her at the church, 519-677-4464, or at home any time, 519-892-3232 or 519-358-1713.
If you have a request for the Prayer Chain, please contact Joanne McLellan, 677-1464.
If you wish to participate in a Pick-up Choir, please speak with Tammy or Pastor Doreen. Anyone interested can come to church at 9:30 Sunday morning to learn the songs that will be sung by the choir during the service.
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.
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!
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 800-799-4992.
At a meeting of the McDonald Memorial Cemetery Board, it was decided that approximately 20 trees will be planted along the north end and east and west sides of the cemetery. A bench similar to the ones already there will be installed on the cement pad at the north end. The total cost of this project is close to $5000. If able to help finance this, please make a cheque payable to “McDonald Memorial Cemetery” and give it to Bev Bradley. All donors will receive a receipt eligible for income tax purposes.
The Lighthouse Family Bookstore continues the journey that the Sarnia Christian Bookstore began over 60 years ago. Located at 1407 London Road, Sarnia, an exciting addition is a cafe complete with Wi-Fi internet access where you may fellowship with friends.
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 Canadian Bible Society, 424 Waterloo Street, London, phone 519-432-6663 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 www.acwam.ca
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.