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St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin Oct. 12, 2011


St. Matthew’s Calendar
§ Oct. 18 – Potluck Church, 5:30 pm
§ Oct. 22 – Women’s Breakfast at Smitty’s
§ Nov. 6 – Remembrance Sunday
§ Nov. 11 – Wartime Hymn Sing, 3 pm, featuring “The Matthews Sisters”
§ Nov. 20 – Anniversary Sunday with guest speaker Rev. John Hennigar-Shuh, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic


Potluck Church
All are welcome at an informal potluck service and potluck supper on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 pm at St. Matthew’s. Bring some food to share and enjoy the evening.

Women’s Breakfast
Join us October 22 at 8:30am for the Women’s Breakfast at Smitty’s (Spring Garden at Tower Rd). All women of St. Matthew’s are invited, and it really is just breakfast! A great way to get to know each other better

Faith Study: The Life You’ve Always Wanted
This six-session series begins Oct. 25 and runs every Tuesday from 6:30–8:30 pm at Bethany United Church (at the Armdale Roundabout). Each session includes a DVD presentation, discussion and desserts. The series explores what it means to live each day with new meaning, new hope, fresh faith, and a deeper connection to the things of God.

5th Annual Brunswick Street Mission Breakfast
Stewart McInnes will be the keynote speaker at the 5th annual Mission Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 17. The 7:30–9 am fundraiser will be held at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

It has been said that poverty is a natural human condition. Businesses are often accused of making money at the expense of the poor, or of being indifferent to the plight of those who struggle to get by. Stewart – a lawyer, philanthropist, former Member of Parliament and a member of our congregation – will make a compelling case that fighting poverty is good for business.

Tickets are $100, a table is $1,000. If you are interested in attending with others from St. Matthew’s, contact Paul Bowlby, pwanda@eastlink.ca

Brunswick Street Mission provides a place to find help when you need it, a place to offer help for others when you are able, and a place of hope, dignity and respect. It is supported by St. Matthew’s and many other United Churches in the Halifax area.

Breakfast volunteers needed
The Breakfast Program needs more volunteers. Join one of the four teams who make a once-a-month commitment to prepare, serve and clean up after Sunday breakfast. Learn more about this important outreach program and volunteer opportunities from Carol Smillie, 429-6655, carolsmillie@hfx.eastlink.ca or Michelle Jensen, 420-9769, woodengiant@hotmail.com

Less Than Enough: Food Security, Human Rights & Ending Poverty
A weekend of events is planned to observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Monday, Oct. 17. For information contact 431-3399 or mphhalifax@gmail.com
§ Oct. 15, 11 am–4 pm — Community fair, speakers and panels on poverty at home and abroad at Halifax North Memorial Public Library, Gottingen Street
§ Oct. 16, 1–4 pm — Fair Food Fair hosted by Oxfam at Seaport Farmers Market to raise funds for East Africa Famine Relief
§ Oct 16, 7 pm — Concert fundraiser and social at The Company House, Gottingen Street. Admission $10 at the door, or pay what you can. Proceeds to East Africa Famine Relief.
§ Oct. 17, 9:30 am — First Voice First: A practical workshop for First Voice Advocates and Allies, Brunswick Street United Church
§ Oct. 17, noon — Rally and march beginning at Brunswick Street United Church

Community activities
Atlantic Swells Barbershop annual show – Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:30 pm at Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, 6199 Chebucto Rd. Admission $15. Tickets available from Gordon Kent and at the door.

Halifax Camerata Singers A Requiem for Peace – Saturday, Nov. 5, 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford St. A popular concert to celebrate the lives of loved ones and remember the victims of war and conflict. Tickets $20 adult, $10 student from Jill Rafuse, 492-4523, or at the door.

Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca , 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, 423-9209
Sunday breakfast: 8:30–9:30 am
Sunday worship: 10:30 am
Choir rehearsals: Choirs meet on Thursdays, Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm

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