This month we celebrate Remembrance Day, Children’s Sunday, Reign of Christ, and the first Sunday of Advent. Hopefully you will be using United Church bulletin covers to honour those occasions. If you would like to order more, they are still available.
Speaking of bulletins, we are always looking for great images for them and for other resources. We need photos of church life and activities. We have a new section on the website all about submitting photos. Check it out. It’s always fun to see your photos “published”!
I imagine that many of you have been involved in your stewardship campaign for this year. This is a reminder that the Mandate magazine is filled with great examples of the Mission and Service of the church. There is also a PDF file of the breakdown of the work we do. Use it as part of your campaign to encourage gifts to Mission and Service.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
As we approach the end of the year we are all aware that the Mission and Service of the church is only possible thanks to the generous gifts of our supporters. This Advent, as always, there will be many calls on people for their support.
Will you help keep the Mission and Service work of the church a priority for United Church people?
Gifts for the Mission and Service of the church have a positive impact on people’s lives around the world. It is vital that the work continue.
Please speak to your congregation on behalf of those who need our help. How?
o Lead by example as you make a special Advent Mission and Service gift.
o Use the Advent Candle-lighting services to raise the profile of Mission and Service.
o Ask your minister to include Mission and Service in the invitation for the offering.
o Dedicate your congregation’s Christmas Eve offering to the Mission and Service of the church around the world.