St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin Feb. 2, 2020
What's coming up at St. Matthew's (* see below for more information)
Sun. Feb. 9 Worship and Music Committee, after church
Sun. Feb. 16 - Communion service with Benevolent Fund offering
- Quarterly meetings (Stewards, Kirk Session, Official Board)
Tue. Feb. 18 Book Club, 2 pm *
Thanks to …
Sara Bartel, who preached on Sunday while Rev. Betsy Hogan is on study leave, and to John Wallace, presider.
For pastoral care, contact the church office (902) 423-9209.
2020 offering envelopes available
If you use numbered church envelopes for weekly contributions, the 2020 envelopes are available in the front of the sanctuary.
Many of us contribute through pre-authorized remittance (PAR), which is an automatic debit transaction. Anyone who would like more information about using PAR should contact Dora in the church office for assistance, email@example.com or (902) 423-9209.
Book Club meets Feb. 18
The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Tue. Feb. 18 at 2 pm at 5662 Roberts Street to discuss If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. "In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.... As they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions: affection, despair, and hope." For more information, contact Elaine Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Camp Kidston registration and staffing
Camp Kidston is now accepting applicants for paid summer staff and volunteers. We offer a range of jobs, suited to various levels of skill, training, and experience. In addition to counselling and program staff, we are looking for kitchen staff (including a Lead Cook), First Aider, Community Outreach Liaison, Administrative Support, and Environmental Education Lead. Government regulations and accreditation standards typically require that paid staff be at least 16 years of age. Youth aged 14-17 years who want to build their leadership skills and employment resume are encouraged to consider the Counsellor-in-Training program. Interviews will start in a few weeks and will continue until positions are filled. More information is available at www.campkidston.com
In the Community
2020 United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Feb. 1-9 – This is a public declaration of interfaith peace and friendship – something we can all use in these times. The full schedule of information is available online at www.ihhalifax.ca and for more information about the Interfaith Harmony Engagement Program, contact email@example.com. There will be an Interfaith Harmony Celebration Sun. Feb. 9 from 2-4 pm at Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library.
RCCO Halifax Centre concert – Sat. Feb. 22 at 7 pm at St. Matthew's. Jean-Willy Kunz, contemporary and jazz organist, in recital.
Church office: (902) 423-9209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, email@example.com
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Organist: Matthew Fraser
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca
Ushering – Click this link to open the sign-up page
EarthSpiritAction Resources for Thinking About God's Green Earth: www.stmatts.ns.ca/about/earth-spirit-action-eco-team
Meeting Schedule 2019-20
Congregational Meeting May 3, 2020 (budget)
Session, Stewards, Board Feb. 16, Mar. 8, Apr. 26
Worship and Music Feb. 9
Sunday Free Breakfast – Sundays 8:30 am
Thursday Noon Bible Study – Resumes in February
Choir Practices – Thursdays – Handbells 6:15 pm, Sanctuary choir 7:30 pm
Lunch Bunch community choir – Fridays at 12:15 pm
St. Matthew’s Book Club – Third Tuesday
Melville Heights Service – Third Sunday at 2 pm at Melville Heights retirement lodge
Potluck Church -- TBA
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