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St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin Dec. 29, 2011

§ New Year’s Day Service and Levee
§ Holiday hours
§ The Anonymous Couple 2011 challenge

New Year’s Day Service and Levee
v Sun. Jan. 1, 10:30 am – New Year’s Day service

After church the Fellowship Committee will host a New Year’s Levee from 11:30 am–12:30 pm. In Halifax, levee-going is a celebrated way to usher in the new year. This year St. Matthew’s will open the doors to welcome visitors and wish them well. Some of our neighbors – including the Lieutenant-Governor, the Archbishop of Halifax, City Hall, and St. Andrew’s Masonic Lodge – also host levees.

Church Office holiday hours
The office will be closed until Tuesday, Jan. 3. Betsy can be reached at any time via email, stmatts.betsy@ns.sympatico.ca and the office phone, 423-9209, will be checked daily for messages.

The Anonymous Couple challenge
You have until Dec. 31 to answer the challenge made by the mysterious Anonymous Couple. They will match, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 in special givings made by members and adherents in the days remaining in 2011.
Stewards are excited by the prospect of significantly reducing the draw on endowment funds, which is a key requirement for the long-term viability of the congregation. Your extra givings will be greatly appreciated by the whole St. Matthew’s community. Stewards will report on the results early in the new year. For information: Ken Moors, kkjm.moors@ns.sympatico.ca or 445-5464.

Happy New Year to all!

Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca , 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, 423-9209
Sunday Breakfast: 8:30–9:30 am, Worship: 10:30 am
Choir rehearsals: Thursdays, Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm
Lunch Bunch Community Choir: Fridays at 12 noon

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