HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Alison West is kicking off a new G2G ladies session on January 9 at 1:00 p.m. in the upper room. There’s room for more! Join in as they journey through Chip Ingram’s “True Spirituality: Becoming a Romans 12 Christian.”
Registration for the second term of the MIDWEEK Meal is open and there is still some room. Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up. We would love you to join us for this great ministry! The first meal is January 15 so register before then.
We’re Building Popcorn Connections this month. Bring along your favourite popcorn treat and stick around after the service on Sunday, January 19 for a time of fellowship and fun
Newcomers, we want to get to know you better! Come out to a newcomers lunch on Sunday, January 26 following the service. Speak with Pastor Kristina if you’d like more information.
There will be an Ushers/Greeters/Welcome Centre training on Saturday, January 11 from 10:30-noon.
Junior & Senior Youth, Snow Camp is coming in February – stay tuned for details.
Our Condolences to the family and friends of Millie Crawford who passed away on Monday, December 30. Please remember them in your prayers as they grieve their loss and celebrate her life.
Please continue to pray for our Warming Centre. Pray for the energy and health of our volunteers and for continuing our aim to build trust and show the love of Jesus with the folks who attend each week. Also, please pray for those who could benefit from the Warming Centre but haven’t come to us yet.
ENGAGE WITH SCRIPTURE
A new year is the perfect time to set a goal to dive into scripture. Pastor Kristina is inviting you to join her on a daily Bible reading plan. Go to shorter.at/ehnZ8 to accept her invitation to The Bible Project.
Our Warming Centre is up and running every Thursday from noon to 2:00, providing a place for those in need of warmth and company to enjoy a hot bowl of soup and friendly conversation. We are accepting donations of non-perishable food items that can be handed out to those who attend. These items can be dropped off under the Christmas tree in the foyer. Also needed are donations of bars of soap and small bottles of shampoo, as well as knitted goods. As the weather is colder these days, we are very low on gloves and mitts. We appreciate your support and selfless giving to this ministry! If you’d like to volunteer for this great ministry opportunity, whether it’s to hang out with our guests, to serve or clean up, or to make soup, please connect with Marcia Burt. There is a soup sign up at the Welcome Centre.
Hanover Heights is looking for donations of small hats, socks, and gloves/mittens that can be distributed to children who don’t have the necessary means to stay warm. These items can be dropped off outside the main office.
We are still looking for volunteers to fill a few gaps. If you’d be willing to serve on the usher team, or if hospitality is something near and dear to your heart, please talk with Pastor Kristina.
We are thrilled by the donation of a stand mixer and a hand mixer that came in last month – thank you! We would love to add at least one more. Because of all the baking that’s been going on in our kitchen for the MIDWEEK MEALS they will get a lot of use. If you have a stand mixer, or even a good hand mixer that you’re no longer using, we would be glad to take it off your hands. Talk to Pastor Kristina if you can help.
The Teen Challenge Choir will be coming to bless us on Sunday, March 1.
Our 3rd Annual Chilli Cook-Off is scheduled for Sunday March 1 – start thinking about what going to make your pot stand out from the rest!
We’re planning another complimentary continental breakfast on Easter Sunday (April 12) so plan to come early that morning to enjoy some fruit and baked goods.