What’s Happening?

 

 Rev. Dr. Karen Boivin 

June 11, 2017

Church Picnic

Thanks to Michele Suitor and Barb Williams and all their helpers

Thanks to Steve Bergman and helpers for all the games. 


 In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, at our July 2nd Canada Day service, we will focus on Canadian children, the future of our country.  Please send to revkaren@bellnet.ca digital copies of your photographs of children in your family enjoying this vast and beautiful country, in rural or urban settings, that we are able to share on the screens during the service.  Older photos can be brought in for photocopying and please have all photos to Rev. Karen by Friday June 30th.


Youth Leader Position 

City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave, Nepean, is seeking a Youth Leader to plan and lead program activities for 12-18 year old youth on Sunday mornings and at occasional mid-week activities.  The position will be paid 6 hours/week for September through June. 

This is an excellent part-time job opportunity for a person, with some post secondary education, who is interested in youth and gaining leadership experience while exploring life through faith.   

Start date for the position is September 2017.  Check out the position description here

For more information on the position or on applying, please contact:  

Harry Bender,   Chairperson, Ministry & Personnel
(613) 425-3216    or   cvuc.map@rogers.com.

Closing date for applications is July 31, 2017.


Please take note of the new location for our Coffee Sign-up sheet – we need your help!  

This time of fellowship has been a great success because of you!  Please sign up – with a friend, so that this time of encouragement, love and laughter will continue.  We will be serving coffee until Sunday June 4th, and switch over to lemonade for the summer months till Sept. 3rd. 

 


 

Are you wondering how you can use your special talents, become more involved in the life of City View and help us fulfill our Mission Statement: “To be a welcoming and inclusive Christian Community, growing spiritually and caring for those in need”?

Find out more … 

 


Jennifer Landry will be looking for baked goods of cookies, muffins and rice krispie squares – and – volunteers every day between the hours of 8-10am and 3-5pm to supervise the before and after care.  Please contact Jennifer 613-228-8641 or hjoplandry@hotmail.com

Camp Awesome (July 10-14/17) Registration forms available on the Welcome Table and can also be downloaded here.


Presbytery News

RENDEZ-VOUS 2017 – August 16-19, 2017.  Registration is now live:  Visit the website to register at www.uccrendezvous.ca.  This is a national gathering of United church of Canada youth and young adults (high school students to age 30), and their leaders.  THEME“Be The Church!”  This year Rendez-Vous will be held at Concordia University, Montreal, QC.  Check the bulletin board for more information.


DID YOU KNOW?  Coffee Time

Donations for the refreshments at coffee time that are placed in the blue tin on the serving cart go to the Healing Fund of the United Church of Canada which helps indigenous people with healing, cultural restoration and community revitalization.  In 2016 $150 was sent to the fund. Our coffee is free trade and everyone is encouraged to take a turn organizing the refreshments. There is a sign-up sheet inside the kitchen door and directions for serving all the refreshments are inside the cupboard door where the urn is kept. Supplies are already provided and long-time servers are happy to offer training.


 

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Volunteer Sign-up Board!

Please check out our new Volunteer Sign-up Board in the Upper Narthex.  The list of positions include:  Greeting & Ushers; Candle Lighter/Scripture Readers and helping in the Nursery Room.  Our Coffee Sign-up is on kitchen door of the Friendship Room.  If you would like to volunteer for any of these positions, please sign yourself up – remember ‘Many hands make light work’!   

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Ongoing Activities

Recycling Milk Bags Update: This is an on-going project. To date over 3000 mats and 400 shopping bags have been shipped from the Ottawa Area. The mats are sent to different charities where they are used for packing material when shipping equipment etc., to Haiti and many other areas and then distributed to families. If it is too hard on your hands to crochet the mats you can also knit teddy bears. Most will go to Doctors without borders for distribution. More people to crochet the mats are always welcome! Please bring your clean milk bags and lay them flat into the boxes at the entrance. Thank-you! For more information on this project go to: recyclemilkbags.pbworks.com or talk to Liz Mitchell 613-727-9862.

 

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SHARE THE CARE:  If you know of someone who is in hospital, a nursing home or house-bound and would like a visit from the Minister, or a member of the Pastoral Care Team, please call the Church office at 613-224-1021.

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DRIVERS ARE NEEDED!  We are looking for volunteers to drive fellow church members to worship each Sunday morning.  We want to enable as many people as we can to come to worship with us on Sunday mornings.  If you can help to provide transportation please contact Doris Latour at 613-225-2534 or Mary Lynne in the church office 613-224-1021.

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GROCERY GIFT CARDS – You can still support local outreach programs when you buy groceries at Loblaws and Independent. It comes in the form of a card, denominations of $10, $25, $50, $100, and $250. The amount remaining shows on your grocery tab and is recorded on your card. It is easy and fast.

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GROCERY GIFT CERTIFICATES for both Loblaws/Independent and Metro/Food Basics are available in various denominations.  Profits from sales of these Gifts Certificates help support the Carlington Community Chaplaincy.  See Margaret Knight after church at coffee hour or call 613-226-2960.

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USED STAMPS are collected at City View and donated to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, in Manotick.  Used stamps can be left in the church office.