TOPSAIL UNITED CHURCH
"The Church By the Side of the Road"

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

GENERAL NOTICES

Combined Worship Services:  On Nov. 10th this Congregation will worship in a joint Anglican/United Remembrance Day Service at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:30 a.m.  On Nov. 17th St. John the Evangelist will worship with us at the Family Service at 10:30 a.m.

DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT? If you play an instrument and have a few hours free a month Rev. Wayne is doing services at Admiral’s Coast on the third Tuesday of each month, Heritage Square on the third Thursday and Meadow Creek on the fourth Thursday.  Each service lasts about a half hour.  He would love if he could have some musical accompaniment with his services.  Please call Jacqui at the office or Rev. Wayne at 282-8827.

HARVEST FESTIVAL:  Our Annual Harvest Festival is now approaching its close. The remaining events are listed below and you are asked to support them to ensure the church's financial well being is maintained.

 

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL 2019

 

OCTOBER 8th - 30th

 

ON LINE AUCTION

                                                                                              

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 nd

6:30 p.m.

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL DINNER

Harvest Festival Turkey Dinner

Entertainment: Rev. Bruce Kearley & Cle Callan

There are still tickets remaining. $20.00, please call the Office to reserve yours.

 

 

 

 

Auction Website:

https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/TUC-9052

 

Have you placed your bids yet. You still have time but don't leave it too long and find you have been out bid. Place your bid now please.

The Auction Closes Wednesday, October 30th at 11:00 p.m.

Auction Pick up

All Auction items purchased must be picked-up at the Church on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST 6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT TUC will host a Christmas concert featuring Gordon Cormier and Dave Pike entitled “A Classic Country Christmas Concert” on Dec. 7th @ 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 and are available at the office or phone 834-4567

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Please remember to read the Other Church and Community Announcements for information on other events and activities you may be interested in. Also read the Week's Activities page for information on events taking place in the church in the upcoming week.

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PLEASE NOTE: Announcements on this page are those concerning Topsail United Church only. For information about what is happening at other churches, please go to Other Church Announcements and for information about activities in the Community, go to Community Announcements Copies of Annual Reports and Newsletters can be found HERE.

CHURCH GROUPS:  For more information on the different groups and when they meet, CLICK HERE

SCENT FREE ENVIRONMENT: Topsail United Church expects that staff and people attending functions at the church refrain from using personal products containing fragrances which are known to trigger adverse physical reactions such as respiratory distress and/or headaches. This includes, but not limited to, cosmetics, hair styling products, antiperspirants, deodorants, cologne, hair spray, perfume, after shave, and body wash.

PRE-AUTHORIZED REMITTANCE (PAR): Currently we have 131 families on PAR. If you would like to have your offerings automatically deducted from your bank or visa/MasterCard monthly, please pick up a “sign-up form” from the vestibule or contact the church office @ 834-4567 for more information.

CBS/PARADISE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK:

 

Please check us out on https://www.facebook.com/CBSParadiseFoodBank/

 

Food supplies are extremely depleted and some of the shelves are bare.  The need is increased with new clients coming to our Food Bank every month.  Items in short supply are: Tinned Vegetables and Tinned Fruit.

 

 

The shelves are bare, please consider making a donation to the Food Bank.

 

Highlighted below are the items the Food Bank is currently urgently needing.

1. 3 Pack Powdered Juice
2. Tinned Fruit
3. Sidekicks/pre packaged noodles and rice
4. Mr Noodles
5. Tinned Noodles
6. Condiments (Any and everything)
7. Cookies & Crackers
8. 1L Juice (Apple/Orange Preferred)
9. Cake Mix
10. Jello
11. Chef Boyardee
12. Tinned Tomatoes
13. Rice (Any type, any size)
14. Meatballs and Gravy

15. Tinned Meat (ham, chicken & turkey

16. Tinned Vegetables

17.  Tinned Pasta (Zoodles)

18. Tea Bags

19. Sugar

20. Jam

21. Peanut Butter

22. Cheese Whiz

23. Cereal

24. Tinned Stew

Any and all donations are welcome, but the above is a list of things we are usually short  at the food bank, and some deals around the towns as part of #FlyerFriday

 

Thank you” to all those of you who have supported the Food Bank with donations of food and money in the past.

 

The Food Bank is located at 81 CBS Highway, Manuels. Phone: 834-2800

 

 

 

WEEKLY BULLETIN DEDICATIONS: If you would like to dedicate a bulletin in 2019 in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special event; please fill your name & phone number on the Bulletin Dedication Poster located in the vestibule or call the church office @ 834-4567.

THE UNITED CHURCH BROADVIEW The magazine connects you to congregations across the country and informs you of United Church news locally, nationally and around the world.  FOR ONLY $25 a year (May to May) you receive 11 issues full of wonderful articles about our church and current topics.  To renew or take out a subscription, please put $25 in an envelope marked "Broadview" and your name and place it in the Offering plate.  To find out more and receive a sample of the magazine, please see Gillian Corbett after service.

In May 2019, The Observer changed its name to Broadview and amongst other changes, there was an increase in the number of pages.

RECYCLING FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTHIf you would like to donate your recycling containers, you may do so by putting a sticker on them labelled “Topsail United Church Sunday School”.  Please feel free to take some labels from the vestibule

USHERS: Looking for ushers, for Sunday services . Please consider contributing to our church family in this way . We are looking for both female and male ushers . Age is not a factor , all are welcome . If you can help out here , please contact the office or Doreen Cave @ 834 5464

2019 MISSION & SERVICE GOLD BANKS:  Our church family here at Topsail United are great supporters of the Mission & Service fund.  Many of us mark our envelopes each time we give to the Church with an amount for M&S. Our members on PAR can have an amount dedicated each month. We also offer an opportunity to contribute by collecting your loose change in our Gold Cans provided by Outreach.    Gold Banks are available in the vestibule to collect coins for the Mission & Service Fund.  Please return banks to the church when they are filled and add your name to the bank so you will be credited for the amount received. 

 

GIFTS WITH VISION: A GIVING CATALOGUE FROM THE UNITED CHURCH:

Gifts of Vision is your opportunity to change someone’s life while honouring family and friends in any life occasion or season.  Your gifts can transform people’s lives through our Mission and Service partners around the world.  Catalogues are available in the vestibule.

Everyone will find something to share with the special people in their lives. Gifts are available in a range of dollar amounts, as well as for many areas of need: hunger, shelter, education, health, safety, mobility, and more.

 A gift from the catalogue is a celebration of faith, the United Church, and the special events that give our lives meaning. We hope the options offered will allow all of us to help change the world through our gift-giving. 

IN MEMORIAM CARDS EAST DISTRICT CHAPLANCY: East District Executive has given permission for the use of these cards within our Pastoral Charges as a fundraiser for our Chaplaincy ministry.  Expressing condolences through memorial gifts has become a very meaningful way of remembering departed loved ones and friends.  Most obituaries these days either name a charity or give the option of donating to the charity of one's choice.  This practice provides a double benefit.  It gives friends a meaningful way of remembering and helps charitable organizations fulfill their mission in challenging times.  The New are available in the vestibule.

HEARING IMPAIRED: The Board of Topsail United Church wishes to advise members of the congregation that consideration will be given to purchasing for hearing impaired members portable hearing aids for their use during church service at Topsail United Church.  Any hearing impaired member of the Congregation wishing to avail of this potential  service please advise the Church Office or any member of the Board."

MORE CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS... See General Church Information for more information about  activities at Topsail United Church.

THE BOARD CARES ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK! If you have a question or comment about an aspect of the operation of the Church that the Board is responsible, do not hesitate to speak to a Board member or to contact the Chair of the Board, by leaving a message at the Church Office 834-4567

SEVERE ALLERGIES: there are persons in our congregation who have a severe allergy to Lilies. Please consider another type of flower if you wish to place flowers in the Church.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NICKELS: The penny is being phased out of Canadian currency. As a result, our Sunday School children will be collecting nickels from the congregation to donate to the 'Nickel Bucket.' There is a bucket available in the vestibule and also one in the Sunday School! Each year, monies collected from the Buckets are donated to a variety of global social justice initiatives.

PARENTS WITH CHILDRENThere is a nursery corner for toddlers available downstairs in the Church Hall during our worship service. The nursery corner features a rocking chair, toy box, and children's furniture. A washroom with a change table is available in the Church Hall. The Conference Room is also available if a private nursing area is required. The Conference Room can be accessed through the side doors at the front of the sanctuary.  There is a washroom located within the Conference Room.  Our children's program, Godly Play, is available most Sundays and is primarily designed for children ages 4 - 11. The Godly Play room is adjacent to the Church Hall and is supervised by two adults, the storyteller and the door person. 

FOOD ALLERGIES: During our Sunday morning children’s ministry, Godly Play, we often share a small meal, “the feast”, consisting of fruit juice, water, cookies, and/or fruit. Please notify our Godly Play leaders if your child has any food allergies or special requirements.

 

LARGE PRINT BULLETINS: We have available in the front Vestibule some large print bulletins for anyone who may need one, just ask the ushers

 

OVERFLOW PARKING: The S.U.F. have kindly offered the use of their parking to us for Sunday mornings when our own car park is full.

 

CHURCH ACTIVITIES & GROUPS:   You will find on the various pages of this web site information about the activities for all the Church Groups. Plan to become an active member of your church. Information on most programs can be found by Clicking Here