Weekly Announcements

CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER 18th TO DECEMBER 24th, 2017

MONDAY: QUILTERS AND CRAFTERS (Church Hall) RESUME JAN 8,  2018
MONDAY: SPARKS/BROWNIES/GUIDES (Church Hall) 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY:
 SENIOR EXERCISE CLASS HEALTH & COMMUNITY (83 Parkwoods Activity Room)
10:00 a.m. (Moderate Impact) & 11.00 a.m. (Low Impact)
TUESDAY: BLUE CHRISTMAS (Sanctuary) 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: WATERCOLOUR ART CLASSES RESUME JAN. 17, 2018
THURSDAY: SENIOR EXERCISE CLASS HEALTH & COMMUNITY (83 Parkwoods Activity Room)

10:00 a.m. (Moderate Impact) & 11.00 a.m. (Low Impact)

THURSDAY: RAYOAK SENIORS SERVICE (Recreation Hall) 10:45 a.m.
THURSDAY: THE DONWAY PLACE (Second Floor) 3:00 p.m.
THURSDAY: SR. CHOIR PRACTICE (Church Hall) 7:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: ADVENT BIBLE STUDY (Lounge) 10:15 a.m.
FRIDAY:
YAH BRIDGE & EUCHRE (83 Parkwoods Activity Room) RESUME JAN. 12, 2018
FRIDAY:  BURUNDI DRUMMERS  (Church Hall)  7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY: SR. CHOIR PRACTICE  (Church Hall) 9:45 a.m.
SUNDAY:
WORSHIP SERVICE (Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
SUNDAY:
CHRISTMAS EVE CANTATA COMMUNION SERVICE (Sanctuary) 7:30 p.m.

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE – DECEMBER 19TH @ 7:30 PM

A service of remembrance, comfort and hope for those who are grieving or are lonely at this time of year will be held on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY – DECEMBER 22nd @ 10:15 A.M.

Please join our Advent Bible Study: “The Sermon on the Mount”. We will meet in the Lounge for four Fridays beginning December 1st and continuing December 8, 15 and 22 from 10:15 until 11:45. Coffee and tea will be provided.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANTATA & COMMUNION SERVICE – DECEMBER 24TH

You are invited to celebrate Christmas Eve with us when the Senior Choir presents the Cantata,

“Sing Joy to All the World”

This special worship service of Communion and music will be celebrated

on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24TH @ 7:30 P.M.

MITTEN TREE

Out Mitten Tree is up again collecting mittens, scarves and hats for our neighbouring schools. The need is great and your donations will be very much appreciated.

Thank you for your participation.

THE UNITED CHURCH 2018 CALENDAR

In the upcoming weeks the U.C.W. will have the United Church 2018 calendars available for purchase before and after each Sunday service. Cost for each calendar is $5.00

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

A sign up list for Ushers & Greeters is posted in the Main Reception Area. Your participation is important to us. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 416-447-5519.

QUILTERS AND CRAFTERS GROUP – MONDAY 9:30 A.M

The Quilters and Crafters group meet Monday mornings at 9:30 to 11:30 in the church hall. Come and join this friendly and social group while making quilts and other crafts. If you have never quilted before, come and give it a try! We have help for anyone needing it. Hope to see you!

For further information contact Lois Keir 416-444-0877 or Brenda McLeod 416-510-2267.

EXERCISE FOR SENIORS – EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 10 & 11 A.M.

The Seniors Exercise classes every Tuesday and Thursday morning:

10:00 a.m. for moderate intensity or

11:00 a.m. for low intensity

No cost for seniors 65 and over with an OHIP card. Come and join us!

WATERCOLOUR ART CLASSES – WILL RESUME JANUARY 17TH, 2018

Watercolour art classes are held in Parkwoods Church Hall Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon. The cost for class instruction is $60.00 for a five week session. Please contact Glory Wigle at the church office to register.

Come and join us for enjoyable, inspiring, creative and relaxing classes with our professional art instructor, Melinda Calway.

YOUNG AT HEART BRIDGE & EUCHRE – FRIDAY 12 NOON

The Young at Heart Bridge and Euchre group meet on Friday from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to meet new friends, young and old, come and join us for a fun game of Bridge and/or Euchre.

BURUNDI DRUMMING – FRIDAY 7:00 P.M.

Burundi Drumming, Toronto is back in full swing!  They practice in Parkwoods Church Hall every Friday evening at 7 p.m. and welcome new members.  Depending on the season, they also do the occasional public performances.  For further information, contact John Horton 416-449-1142.

PARKWOODS NAME TAGS

There have been a number of new people attending our Sunday services during the year and we would like to request that you wear your name tags to help them meet our members. If you do not have a Name Tag, the church office will make one for you. You can leave your name on the sheet that is available at the coffee tables after the Sunday worship service.

MILK BAG MATS

We are still collecting washed and dried milk bags. The bags are cut into strips and crocheted or woven into mats. The mats are then shipped to weather ravaged countries for the less fortunate to sleep on. Please don’t put these bags in the garbage, bring them to the church for recycling! There is a box outside the church office marked ‘Milk Bags’ for your contributions.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Whenever you are in the Parkwoods lobby, take a minute to write a prayer request for the coming Sunday in our Prayer Request Book. Recent prayers have included names of those needing specific mention as well as those needs identified for general and inclusive prayers. It is also fitting to include prayers of thanksgiving and for memorial flowers. Prayers for the world/country/city are always appropriate.