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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Recital: Music teacher’s recital (Erika DeLuca): 1-7 p.m.

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December 15, 2019

3rd Sunday of Advent

Worship:
10:30 AM

Sunday, 15 December, 10:30 a.m.: Advent 3 service, walking a path of Joy: White Gift Sunday! An intergenerational service led by the children’s ministry team. Following our tradition of many years, we will collect non-perishable food – and cash –for Sherbrooke Elementary School’s Christmas baskets.

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Advent at Plymouth-Trinity

Join us through the month of December, as we celebrate Advent!

Sunday, 15 December, 10:30 a.m.: Advent 3 service, walking a path of Joy: White Gift Sunday! An intergenerational service led by the children’s ministry team. Following our tradition of many years, we will collect non-perishable food – and cash –for Sherbrooke Elementary School’s Christmas baskets.

-- Notre culte de 10h30 sera le dimanche du « White Gift », les dons pour l’école Sherbrooke Elementary. Le culte sera dirigé par l’équipe du ministère des enfants.

Sunday, 15 December, 7 p.m.: Ecumenical Advent carol and candlelight service at P-T at 7 p.m. Mulled cider to follow.

-- Joignez-vous à nous ici à P-T à 19h pour un culte œcuménique de l’Avent avec chants et bougies.

Wednesday, December 18, 7 p.m.: Blue Christmas service, a time of prayer, comfort and solace for those for whom Christmas is a complicated time.

-- Service de prière et reconfort.

Sunday, 22 December, 10:30 a.m.: Advent 4 service, walking a path of Love. With children’s church.

-- Culte à 10h30 pour le 4e dimanche de l’Avent, avec culte des enfants.

Tuesday, December 24, 7:30 p.m.: Candlelight Christmas Eve service; there will be colouring books for the younger children!>br>
-- Culte à 19h30 pour la veille de Noël, avec bougies; il y aura du coloriage pour les jeunes enfants!

WHAT ELSE?

Poinsettias: If you would like to donate a poinsettia to decorate the sanctuary for the Advent/Christmas season, please contact KristiRoht at gmail.com by December 18th. Please let Kristi know if you wish to have your name printed in the bulletin, along with the person or people in whose memory the flowers are given.

Christmas baking: Janet McBurney is once again taking orders for Christmas puddings. Large pudding $15, small (syrup can size) $7. Please contact JanetJammcb at gmail.com by December 13th, for delivery December 15th. Proceeds to the UCW.

Perfect Gift cards: Looking for a gift for someone who has everything, or a gift with meaning? Consider giving a perfect gift this Christmas, by making a donation to the United Church’s Mission and Service or the local food bank, Moisson Estrie, in the name of a family member or friend. Hand-made cards by Janet McBurney are available in English and French on the tables at the front and back of the sanctuary.

Gifts with Vision: The new 2019/20 catalogue is here – to help us celebrate special occasions throughout the year – no wrapping paper necessary! More than 68 million people worldwide are currently fleeing danger, persecution or starvation. There are gifts of food for people near and far, solar power gifts, gifts for beekeepers, gifts for reconciliation, and more at giftswithvision.ca . There are copies of the new catalog on the tables at the back of the sanctuary and opposite the coffee table.

Bulletin covers 2020: Would you like to sponsor one, or more? Inge Lunkenbein is collecting donations for the 2020 bulletin covers: $10 a Sunday in memory of a loved one. Several people can be sponsors on the same Sunday. A signup sheets is on the table at the back of the sanctuary. Contact the secretary’s office for more info.

Children's church and the role of our community

Plymouth-Trinity United Church
October 8, 2019

Dear parents, grandparents and friends of kids at P-T,

Last May, our Education and Outreach Team helped organise (almost) weekly Children’s church activities at Plymouth-Trinity. Our goal is to provide a safe, educational, worshipful space for kids to be kids and also to experience church. Georgia Barratt-Lamey has been engaged as Children’s church/Sunday school leader, to be accompanied by a parent or other adult volunteer.

Each week children’s church is offered, we will spend the majority of time downstairs engaging in music, stories, prayer, crafting, games and free play with the children, and usually provide a healthy snack. We will join the congregation upstairs during the celebration of Holy Communion which the children are encouraged, but not required, to participate in. The programme materials come largely from the curriculum The Whole People of God.

Children’s church is geared to children aged 3 and up and we will adapt as best we can to the ages in the group. We hope to be able to lead worship upstairs a few times during the year, as well as hold a few special events, like the Saturday Advent gathering (November 30th this year) and a spring Picnic!

For our programme to continue we need help: Georgia, plus coordinator Shanna, cannot do this alone. We need other adults (parents, grandparents…) to help with the supervision and ensure the safety of all participants. There is a sign-up sheet on the table at the back of the sanctuary. You will all be contacted personally and we would like each family to designate an adult helper every couple of months.

For little ones under 3, or on Sundays when Georgia is not available, Hazel Innes and Sarah Stratton Ashby are usually present at the colouring table in the sanctuary. We deeply appreciate their ongoing support and care for our children. They will hand out clipboards for the older children who can sit with their parents, grandparents or other family members.

Fall schedule for Children’s church:
October: each Sunday except October 13 (Thanksgiving)
November: 10th, 17th, 24th
December: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

For the children’s ministry:
Shanna Bernier, coordinator
Georgia Barratt-Lamey, part-time teacher
Samuel Vauvert Dansokho, pastor

Call for nominations

The General Council Nominations Committee has launched a call for nominations for several vacancies.

People across the church are invited to express their interest, or nominate others who have the gifts to serve well in these leadership roles. The Nominations Committee welcomes hearing from anyone, and particularly encourages those from groups which have been traditionally marginalized in our church, including (but not limited to) youth and young adults, Indigenous and racialized members, those active in francophone ministry, and people who identify as disabled.

You can find United Church job and volunteer opportunities here. Check back regularly!

Children at P-T

Join us at Plymouth-Trinity for a family-friendly worship experience. Many Sundays feature a carefully planned children's church program, intended for those 3 and up. We also have a children's corner in the sanctuary with craft supplies and helpful volunteers for younger children, and for all kids on the Sundays when there is no children's church. Check the calendar elsewhere on this website to find out the schedule!

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