Links and information on community events that may be of interest and relevance to our congregation.
Don Moen Christmas – A Season of Hope In Concert, Monday December 11th at Dominion Chalmers United Church. For more info and tickets to www.uniteproductions.com
To open our 50th season, the Canadian Centennial Choir invites you to a holiday concert of inspiring compositions on the theme of light – Let There Be Light! – Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street, Ottawa. The program includes Morten Lauridsen’s sacred motet O Nata Lux; several works by Norwegian-born American composer Ola Gjeilo; excerpts from J. S. Bach’s Cantata 140 and B Minor Mass; Ottawa composer Laura Hawley’s Alhamdoulillah (Live, Love, Share); and a choral banquet of traditional and contemporary seasonal works. As well, to celebrate our five decades of musical performance, CCC alumni will add their voices to several pieces. You are also invited to join us for light refreshments after the concert in the basement hall at Centretown. Ticket Prices: Regular: $22 advance, $25 at the door; Senior/student: $18 advance, $22 at the door ; Free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. You can buy advance tickets online at www.ccc-ccc.ca or from Carla Winchester or Harry Bender.
7th Annual Christmas Gospel Celebration with Rev. Ernie Cox and band, the smooth soulful voices of the London Trio Plus, and guest soloists Friday, December 15th and Saturday December 16th at 7:30 at the McPhail Baptist Church, 249 Bronson Ave. Tickets are available through erniecox.ca
Carleton Memorial Church ~ Instead of zoning out why not try focusing in? On December 16 from 2 to 4pm Carleton Memorial United Church (740 Melfa Cres.) is holding a Labyrinth Walk, open to anyone regardless of background, ability, or religious leanings. For more information contact our office at email@example.com or 613-224-7433 ext. 1. Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible.
Nepean Concert Band
“That Christmas Feeling” Concert and Bake Sale
Join us on Sunday, December 17th at 2 pm at City View United Church, for an afternoon of the sounds and flavours of Christmas! From an exhilarating “Sleigh Ride” to the exultant “And the Mountains Echoed Gloria” and “Overture to a Miracle on 34th Street”, the mesmerizing “Silent Night in Gotham”, and the wonder and delight of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, narrated by NCB trombone player, Robert Vogelsang.
Our wonderful festive Bake Sale will be back, so come, stock up on goodies for your holiday entertaining!
Cost: Adult $10; free for children under 12. Buy your ticket at the door or from a band member. www.nepeanconcertband.com
The Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality Adult ecumenical interest courses Monday evenings at 7 pm at the Dominican University College, 9 Empress Ave. Ottawa (near St. Vincent’s Hospital).
Two topics are chosen each term and covered Monday evenings from 7-9 pm. The fee is $75/term for two courses ($25 with valid student card), or $140 for both terms if paid at the start of the fall term. Registration online at http://osts.ca/registration.htm or on the first day of the term.
Winter courses (January 8-March 19): Mystic and Prophet: the Spirituality of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross (Rev. Canon Allan Budzin), How the Church Was Born – A Study in the book of Acts (Rev. Stanley Hanna), Temptation (Fr. Maxime Allard, o.p.), Faith Through the Pens of Women Writers (Sharon Hamilton, Ph.D), Spiritual But Not Religious – Young Adult Spirituality (Rev. Tom Sherwood), Would You Want Jesus as Your Financial Adviser? (Rev Paul Dillman, Brien Marshall).
U.C.C. Responds to Emergencies around the World
The United Church of Canada is monitoring several situations around the world where people are facing the effects of extreme weather events. Please join us in praying for those impacted by these events, our partners in the regions, and those who remain in harm’s way from approaching storms. The United Church of Canada is accepting donations for relief efforts related to Hurricane Irma that it supports through its partners in the Caribbean and Cuba and through its full communion partner, The United Church of Christ, for the Gulf Coast. Emergency relief has also been sent to flooded parts of southeast Asia, and contributions have been made through the Foodgrain Banks to help families in India. The U.C.C. is also working with First Nations communities in Northern Manitoba to determine the best response to the devastation caused by forest fires. To find out how you can help go to the U.C.C. webpage or phone 1-800-268-3781.
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