Announcements

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Ministry by:  The Congregation

Enabling Minister: Rev. Gord Waldie       Church Office: Carla Johnson

Telephone: (780-532-2415) Email: secretary@stpaulsuc.ca

Sunday School: Holly Loughead   

Youth Ministry: Janis Schau-Steinke

Music Director: Alison White.

If you have a prayer request, please write it down in our prayer book on the table at the entrance into worship. Your needs will be added to our community prayer. Thank you

If you have noticed someone missing from our congregation, please contact them by phone or visit them in person.

You may be their “angel” 

Mark your CalendarsSt. Paul’s Camp Out June 16-18 at the group sites in Saskatoon Provincial Park. For more information talk to Karen Scott 780-933-4055.


Vacation Bible School – The Great Canadian Campout

July 10-14 – 9am-12pm $20.00/child, $50.00/family

For kids entering Kindergarten – Grade 6.  Register in Church office.


PICK A NEWSLETTER NAME –  BALLOT

The Heart Beat                                   Saints Alive

News for the Pews                              Paul’s News

The Messenger                                   News from the Pews

News n’ Views                                    St Paul’s Epistle

St Paul’s “Son”shine News                 The News Letter

Mc.Paul’s Newsletter                          Community Pathways

Community Forum                              Neighbourhood News

Digest                                                 Connections

Community Connections                    Pulse

Happenings                                        Forum

Please let us know which one you like. Either rip this page out of the newsletter or write your choice on a piece of paper and put it in the box in the narthex or friendship room.

We’ll start using the new name in September. Thank you for all your suggestions and don’t forget you too can submit a newsletter item or article at any time.

~ Your Communications Team ~


Grande Prairie Community Pow-Wow — Come and enjoy the colorful dance and powerful drum. June 24 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at the leisure Center Soccer field. Junior Boys and Girls Fancy specials hosted by Traditional Paths society Will be the biggest showcase of Indigenous culture in Grande Prairie. For more information please contact Walter White at (708) 897 – 9255 or white_320@yahoo.com.

CANADA DAY PARADE – 1 pm – Saturday July 1st.  Communications Team will be looking for your help to hand out freezies to parade goers. If you can help guide folks to the washrooms, be a smiling, welcoming presence inside or out on the sidewalk during the parade – we hope you’ll join us.

“An Awkward Conversation in the Church”. The Alberta and Northwest Conference of The United Church of Canada will be having a two-day symposium to discuss the contemporary issues of race and discrimination as it affects black people and, in light of the Mission of the Church, to consider ways that the church might respond to these issues. The event will be hosted by the Conference Intercultural Ministry Committee and will be held at the Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton, from October 4 -6, 2017.  The Main Speaker for the symposium will be Professor Anthony G. Reddie. Professor Reddie is a Learning and Development Officer for the Methodist Church in Britain. He is also an Extraordinary Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of South Africa

St. Paul’s has an easy fund raiser to help with the Church renovations. All you need to do is bag up all your empty bottles, cans and milk jugs and put our church id # 1468-2415 visible on each bag and drop them off at the bottle depot on Resources Road and before you leave, check in with the cashier and let them know how many bags/boxes on bottles/can you dropped off. *** $107.05 has been brought in since January 1, 2017***


4 Hours/ Week Secretarial Position

A part time secretary is required at the Clairmont United Church.  This position is flexible to a maximum of 4 hours per week, with 2 hours to be spent at the church.

Please email Alice Leggatt with resume and contact information at adleggatt@hotmail.com.

For further information contact Darwin Eckstrom at 780-568-4091.


Your St. Paul’s family wants to celebrate your birthday with you! The Communications Committee asks that you take a few seconds to write your name under your birthday month on the new Birthdays calendar hanging in the Friendship Room. Don’t worry, we don’t need to know how old you are. If you and your spouse would like to share your anniversary as well, please make another note on the calendar.

The Communications Committee is always looking for photographs! If you have any photos of recent St. Paul’s events, please forward them to Carla for use in newsletters, narrative reports etc.  Please let us know how we are doing with our messaging on the LED sign; in the Newsletter; on Facebook; and/or on the St. Paul’s website.

The Adult bell choir is in need of some ringers who are competent at reading music. If you have bell ringing experience, that is wonderful. If you are new to bells and sight read well, we are happy to provide the opportunity to play bells.  We currently meet Wednesday evenings, however, in November, we will be changing our rehearsals to Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  People from other churches or those not attending our church often join us in our choir.   If you know of someone who may be interested, please contact Jeannette (780) 356-2866.

Handbell Players Needed: We have two wonderful bell choirs – The Beginning Bell choir is open to anyone who would like to try their hand(s) atbell ringing (Junior high age and up).  We meet after church at 11:20 until noon. If you have any interest in learning to play, please speak to Kenzie or Jeannette.

Would you like to put an announcement in the Sunday bulletin? Please have them to Carla in the Church office by Thursday’s at noon in order to have them in for the current week’s bulletin.
Looking for Volunteers to help with the preschool Sunday school class. Please contact Holly Loughead at 780-933-9937

New to the church? Want a photo directory? See Carla in the church office to buy your copy for $15.00

Offering Envelopes – Making your donation using a set of offering envelopes is the easiest way to ensure you receive a tax receipt for your givings. If you don’t have a set of offering envelopes, and would like some, please contact Carla in the church office.

Thursday is “coffice” day! Remember that on Thursday afternoons from 1-4 pm Gord can be found at the West end Starbucks.  Join him for a drink and a chat.

We are in need of Scripture Readers and Door Greeters every Sunday. Please sign the lists in the foyer if you would like to volunteer to help during the worship services. 

JUST A REMINDER… For those parents with small children, there is a nursery available when your children need more room to run around, or are upset and inconsolable. The nursery is conveniently just down the hall across from the Friendship Room.

Committee chairs, please empty your mail boxes.

POWERPOINT SCHEDULE

Click on the link to view the schedule in PDF: May to June – Powerpoint Team