Calvin Congregational Announcements for the week of Jan. 1 – Jan. 8

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Below are our congregational announcements for the week of Jan. 1st – Jan. 8th.

On-line Worship for Jan. 2, 9 & 16

As previously announced, our Sunday services for Sundays Jan. 2, 9 & 16 will be live streamed from the church each Sunday morning @ 11:00 a.m. on our congregation’s Facebook page. (***please note that aside from a small worship team each week, there will be NO in-person congregation present)

To reach our Facebook page each Sunday morning to join our live stream services, just click the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/Calvin-Presbyterian-Church-Halifax-193238590706911

Please also note that:

1.) You DO NOT need your own Facebook account in order to visit our page and to worship along with us! Anyone can simply click the link, visit the page, and see the live stream as it happens.

2.) The final recording of the service will remain online on our Facebook page for people to watch later.

3.) An edited copy of the recorded worship service will continue to be made available on our church’s website as we’ve be doing.

4.) The Session will meet again on Jan. 17 to review the situation and any possible changes regarding government restrictions and will update the congregation following that meeting.

What to do about OFFERINGS???

Offering envelopes can be put through the church’s mail slot at the front door, and will be checked daily. Wayne will then be in to pick up and deposit money at the church each Sunday around noon. ***Please note that this Sunday, Jan. 2, is the final day to be credited for the 2021 tax year. E-transfers and PAR are helpful! E-transfers can be sent to calvinhfx@gmail.com.

Post Christmas De-Decorating Party

With the Christmas Season set to officially end on Jan. 6, it’s time once again to take down the church’s Christmas Decorations as we ready ourselves to move forward into 2022. The taking down of the church’s Christmas decorations will be done on Wed. Jan. 5 beginning at 9:30 a.m. To ensure we will be with the government restricted group size, anyone interested in helping is asked to please contact Marian Smith (902-445-3469).

ANNUAL REPORTS DUE!

Just a reminder to our various Ministry Team convenors that your annual reports for 2021 are due into the office by no later than Sun. Jan. 16. This allow time for the compiling, and distribution of the Congregational 2021 Annual Report in time for our Annual Congregational Meeting which is currently scheduled for Sat. Feb. 12. (please watch for details regarding how we will be holding this meeting)

2022 Offering Envelopes:

For those who participate in the envelope program, you can pick up your 2022 envelopes from the church. Please be sure to call ahead to ensure someone is at the office to assist you!

2022 Church Calendars are now available!:

The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s new 2022 church calendars are now available. Calendars cost $5, and are available on the table outside the sanctuary (money may be placed in the basket on the table) If you’re coming in to the church to pick one up please be sure to call ahead to ensure someone is at the office to assist you!

 

Nursery Volunteers Needed:

We are currently looking for people willing to volunteer to help provide occasional nursery care during Sunday morning worship services for children under the age of 5yrs. Although we do not have small children with us every Sunday this is, nonetheless, an important ministry to them and their families when they do come. Our national church’s Leading With Care Policy encourages there to be 2 volunteers present when providing nursery care. And so, if this is something you might prayerfully feel led to help with, please speak with Murdena Dupont, or Chelsey Joudrie at 902-301-1867 or opendoorscoordinator@gmail.com.

Food Cupboard & Food Bank Requests:

Plastic Flyer Bags: The Missions Team is asking for people to please save the plastic bags that weekly fliers are delivered in to their mailboxes, and to donate them to the church. These bags are the perfect size for packing up 2 rolls of toilet paper together for placing in the Food Cupboard for people make use of. These bags can be either left in the cupboard, or given directly to Allison Power. Your help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Food Cupboard donations: If you would like to donate food – please consider cereal, rice, pasta, soups, canned milk, granola bars, canned vegetables, flakes of chicken and ham and canned tuna, dish soap, soap and shampoo. Monetary donations can be made with “Mission and Outreach Food Cupboard”. Halifax West Ecumenical Food Bank donations are to be placed in the grocery cart in the narthex and monetary donations marked “Food Bank” Please contact Allison Power at patpower@eastlink.ca  or at 902-445-9161 with any questions or if you would like to arrange a pick up for any food donations. Thank you

FOOD BANK donations: Just a reminder that donations for the Halifax West Ecumenical Food Bank can be placed in the shopping cart in the church entry way. These items will be forwarded to the Food Bank, and will be greatly appreciated!

Peace,

Rev. Michael Koslowski
Calvin Presbyterian Church