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

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

GENERAL NOTICES

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Please note that the morning service on Sunday November 11 will start at 9:30am to give time for everyone to attend the services at the War Memorials

REV. BRUCE AWAY: Rev. Bruce will be away on vacation until November 15. In the event of an emergency, please call the Church Office: 834-4567

REV. BRUCE RETIRING: Rev Bruce has informed the Church's Board of his intent to retire in March 2019. Further information and recognition of Rev. Bruce's significant contribution to Topsail United Church will be provided at a later date.

FALL NEWSLETTER: Click HERE to read a copy of the Church's Fall Newsletter with items from Rev. Bruce, and the Board Chair and treasurer plus other information on church activities.

 

181st ANNIVERSARY HYMN SING: Our annual Anniversary Hymn Sing will be held on Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  If you would like to dedicate a hymn to be sung on this occasion, please click HERE for a copy of the request form that you can print, complete and return to the church before November 21, 2018

 

TOPSAIL UNITED CHURCH OUTREACH CHRISTMAS SOCIAL will be held Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 6:30 p.m. at the S.U.F. Hall.  There will be a chicken dinner as well as entertainment and prizes.  Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased by calling Jacqui at the office at 834-4567.  All proceeds go to Emanuel House

 

THE MEN'S CLUB ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA will be held on Saturday Dec. 8th from 8:00 until 11:00 a.m.  Usual Great Menu, $8 Adults, $4.00 Children, Face Painting, Coloring and Pictures with Santa.  All are Welcome.

 

A Baccalieu Christmas”  Presented by Topsail United Church  with special guests  including:
Santa Claus, Vagabond, Bruce Kearley, Nick Slade, Christine Young, Crystal Vey, Fred Vey, Jack Vey, Courage Choir, Inspiration Band, The MusicBox Musical Theatre Group , Children's Choir and more.on Saturday, Dec. 8th @ 7:00 p.m..  Tickets are available by calling the Church Office at 834-4567 or at the Door. Admission $12 Adults, Children $5.  Food Donations greatly appreciated for the CBS/Paradise Food Bank.

 

 

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

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

TUC INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT Please click HERE for an interim report on your churches finances for the current year

Topsail United Church Duty of Care (Best Practices Audit) has been completed.  Any member of the congregation wishing to review the summary can contact Brad Cole @ 682-2804.

 

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. 

 

Food Bank

CBS/PARADISE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK:

 

 

 

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

Food supplies are depleted and some of the shelves are bare.  The need is increased with new clients coming to our Food Bank every month.  Items in really short supply are: Tin Fruit, Sidekicks (noodles & rice) and Tin Milk.  Please help us out in any way that you can with food or money. 

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

1. 3 Pack Powdered Juice
2. Tinned Fruit
3. Sidekicks/pre packaged noodles and rice
4. Mr Noodles
5. Tinned Pasta
6. Condiments (Any and everything)
7. 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. Sweet Biscuits

16. Turkeys

 

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

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

 

 

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

 

THE UNITED CHURCH OBSERVER: 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 "Observer" 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 or Mildred Coles after service.

PRE-AUTHORIZED REMITTANCE (PAR): Currently we have 130 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.

WEEKLY BULLETIN DEDICATIONS: If you would like to dedicate a bulletin in 2018 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.

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. 

2018 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.   

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.

SCENT FREE ENVIRONMENT: Please be advised that our Church building is a scent free environment and we ask when attending service or any functions here at the Church please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, strong scented body washes etc.  Thank you.

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