We stand at the cusp of a new church year: Advent 1, and the weeks leading up to Christmas. Theologically speaking, Christmas comes second in significance in the Church Year to Easter. But my heart knows it's the holiday we hold dearest. There is something magical about it. We would dearly love to be together for it, but...
We're doing our level best to include as many faces and voices as we can this year. This week's service is a great start to that! I am so grateful to the Bornn family. Lisa, Dylan, and Paul are our lay worship leaders this week. They did a great job!
It's also birthday Sunday...and we wish all our November babies a very happy birthday.
Below are the usual links and files including our YouTube link, Coffee Time link, and an attachment with our weekly bulletin.
May the blessing of Hope be with you all.
YouTube Service Link
Meeting ID: 880 9518 5294Passcode: 069139
Visit us on the Rothwell Facebook page and see what is happening. Through the year you are welcome to join in on the many activities posted such as euchre and game events, music nights, potlucks, men's club, church choir, bell choir, prayer group, prayer chain, special guest speakers, Christian's Single's Club, Rothwell Sunday Club for the kids, and the list goes on!
We are a community-based church focused on helping to make the world a better, happier place. Some of the activities that we are passionate about include: volunteering with the Interchurch Refugee Group, Gloucester Emergency Food Bank and Pastoral Care for shut-ins. and monthly communion services at the Beacon Heights Seniors Residence. Generosity, compassion and gratitude come together and create a meaningful faith community.
Last year the Hampers helped four Rothwell families at Christmas and eight from the GEFC. We anticipate more of a demand this year. Please consider adding a little extra to your offering and write on the envelope Christmas Hampers. Nominations for people needing help can be sent to cameron.bales.ca or 613-286-7397 firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-299-9259. This years hampers will again be Giant Tiger gift cards. Nominations should include a first and last name, phone number, number of people in the household and be within the radius of the congregation.
JanuaryFebruary issue will arrive in mailboxes December 1st.
Monument to a Mission
In 2017, a historic church in southern Alberta burned down. Some see its restoration as an act of reconciliation. But Stoney Nakoda leaders say it's opening old wounds.
Kids in Crisis
I struggled with untreated mental illness as a child. Early inter vention could help youth like me.
The New United Church
It's been two years since the denomination restructured. How well is it working?
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A small intimate chapel for quiet meditation and for small groups to gather. The Rothwell Prayer Group normally meets in the Chapel on Sunday mornings before the service. For now we invite you to email your prayer requests to Prayers@rchurch.ca.
Please contact the church office 613-746-0820 or Rev. Mike’s cell 613-299-9259 if you or someone you know has a pastoral need.
CHURCH OFFICE The church office is back to regular hours but please call 613-746-0820 or email email@example.com instead of coming in. You may have noticed that our weekly bulletin covers are now called “Our Rothwell Family”. Please contact the office if you have a new submission or announcement.
From the Treasurer
We thank you for your continued support to Rothwell United.
· If you subscribe to on-line banking, you can send a donation by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. All e-transfers will be counted to local church expenses.
· You can also enclose your regular offering envelope and drop it off at the parking lot door of the Church or mail it to 42 Sumac St, Ottawa K1J 6P7.
· You might also consider regular automatic donations through PAR (pre-authorized remittances). You can now arrange these directly. Please contact the Treasurer at email@example.com for more information.
Rothwell boxed envelopes for 2021: Nancy Hauley, the envelope secretary, will be delivering your 2021 collection envelopes in the next 2 - 3 weeks, so please check your mailboxes. For those who reside in apartment buildings and retirement homes, she will need to make special arrangements for those deliveries. If anyone is able to assist with deliveries, particularly to the apartment buildings and retirement homes, please call Nancy at 613 746 5917.
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