BELLS CORNERS UNITED CHURCH 3955 Old Richmond Rd., Nepean, ON K2H 5C5 Tel: 613-820-8103 Fax: 613-820-5628 Website: www.bcuc.org Email: [email protected] Minister: Rev. Kim Vidal Congregational Designated Minister: Lorrie Lowes Director of Music: Carolyn Whitley Office Administrators: Nancy Meyers, Ellen Boynton Chair, Church Board: Sue Morrison Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9-12 noon, 1-4 pm ANNOUNCEMENTS February 1, 2015 Meetings This Week Here at the Church: Lectionary Group meets on Tuesday, Feb 3 at 10:30 am (Shalom Room). Theme and Text: “Soar Like An Eagle” (Isaiah 40:21-31). All are welcome. Unit 1 UCW meets on Tuesday February 3, 1:30 pm. Presentation including slides by Diane & Jim Maxwell on The Place of Hope- Project Canaan in Swaziland run by their son and daughter in law. Visitors welcome. Cope Kit topic for Thursday February 5, 9:15 am is ‘What do you know about Ghana and Burkina Faso?’ with Jane Burgess as guest speaker. Jane has gone there on humanitarian trips visiting schools and health clinics. All are welcome. There will be no Pancake Supper this year. Instead the SOSA Committee will focus its energy on the upcoming Lenten Project. Details to follow. Today’s bulletin covers have been generously donated by Dianne Lee in memory of her mother. 2014 Tax Receipts are available for pickup following this morning’s service. Please look for Brian in the Main Hall by the back hallway. **Please be aware that there are people with sensitivity to fragrances and not wear perfume when you come to church on Sunday.** Nicaragua Mission Trip Fundraising: If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the fund, please make cheques payable to Bells Corners United Church with “Mission Exposure Fund” in the memo line. Total raised to date is $17,554.35. Fundraising is on target, so thank you everyone who has donated and supported our activities to date! A Night in Nicaragua! is coming on Sunday February 22, 5:30 pm when those who are participating in the March Mission Exposure Trip to Nicaragua will be hosting a four course authentic Nicaraguan dinner followed by special guest singer/songwriter/storyteller Rory Gardiner! Tickets: $25- adults; $12.50 - 12 & under. Bake Sale: The next Fundraising Bake Sale for the March Mission Exposure trip to Nicaragua will be held TODAY! Other future dates include February 15 and March 1. Plan to come and purchase some baking following worship. Upcoming Worship Services: Stewardship Campaign 2015 February 8 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany / Stewardship 3 (Celebrating Stewardship All the Year ) Soup & Sandwich Lunch Sermon Focus: “Soaring Like An Eagle” (Isaiah 40:21-31) February 15 – Transfiguration Sunday/All Age Worship with Contemporary Music Sermon Focus: ‘Shining Moments’ (Mark 9 :2-9) Season of Lent February 18 – Ash Wednesday Service, 6:00 pm, Music Room February 22– First Sunday in Lent / Communion Sermon Focus: “Never Again!” (Genesis 9: 8-17) Reminder to all that the John Bell event happening at Kanata United Church, February 27 & 28, is just a month away. If you are interested in attending this event, please go to our website www.kuc.ca and register online or print off the mail-in registration form. Further details about this event can be found on our website or call the church office at 592-5834. Financial Update for 2014 Financial Year - Sunday February 1 The Financial Management Committee reports the following pre-audit results of the 2014 financial year. (All figures unaudited.) Operating Fund YTD Jan-Dec Budget 2014 Revenue $ 392,890 $ 440,500 Expenses $ 401,523 $ 440,000 Surplus/(-Deficit) (-$8,633) (-$500) Other Funds (2014) Received Dispersed Balance (Dec 31) Committee Directed Bldg Mtc & Repair Capital Funds $ 43,253 $ 6,079 $ 9,330 $ 31,132 $ 0 $ 0 $ 30,335 $ 22,746 $ 17,249 Tuesday Feb 3rd, Noon, Parkdale United Church: Recently returned from an ebola-related mission in Liberia, Médecins Sans Frontières Christene MacLeod will speak to Ottawa Presbytery's Global Partners Committee. Join us for this opportunity to have an informal discussion and to share up-to-date first hand information about ebola. Bring a bag lunch. Fairly traded tea is served. For more information, contact N. McCord 613-745-4626 or Cam Bowes 613680-3917. The church is 429 Parkdale Ave. at Gladstone. Please use the parking lot off Parkdale unless you need handicapped access (Gladstone). If every regular member brings 2 or 3 guests we can fill the room. 30,000+ Books for Sale at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive February 19 - 21. Donate used books at the 24 hour dropbox at the church entrance until February 9. No textbooks, encyclopedia or magazines. Details on corridor bulletin board. Long Term Care Facility Residents Please keep the following people in your prayers Marian Agnew David Andrew Doris Argue Bill Atchison Vera Barrett Jean Burgess Wes Carkner Carol Dawson Winston Doyle Ivy Duffett Roberta Hudson Jean Jenkyns Doug Kerr Doris Lawton Mary Main Lois Saunders Stu Steves John Treleaven Eric Wiles Paul Woo Stillwater Creek Retirement Residence Valley Stream Manor, Nepean Grace Manor, Ottawa West End Villa Granite Ridge, Stittsville Peter Clark Centre, Nepean Salvation Army Grace Manor, Ottawa Valley Stream Manor, Nepean St. Vincent’s Valley Stream Manor, Nepean Forest Hill Long Term Care, Kanata Garden Terrace, Kanata Bridlewood Trails, Stittsville Windsor Park Manor, Ottawa Robertson House, Nepean Peter Clark Centre, Nepean Carlingview Manor, Ottawa Valley Stream Manor, Nepean Stonehaven Manor, Kanata West End Villa Please sign up to sponsor a Sunday bulletin for 2015. For $25 your donation offsets the cost of 200 Sunday bulletin covers. You may donate in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special event. Cheques should be made out to Bells Corners United Church and marked to note bulletin sponsorship. If you know of other congregation members who should be included in this list, please call the office with details.
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