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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the Week of December 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent   White Gift Sunday

Advent Series: Prepare the Way – “Refine” 

Rev. Stephen Huntley will be leading worship on Sunday December 9th.                                                                                                                                                   

Quotes for the Week:

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” – Nelson Mandela

This week at Tansley
Sunday Dec. 9 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship/ Rev. Stephen Huntley
Second Sunday of Advent/Peace
7:00 p.m. Cantata Music Evening
Monday Dec. 10 7:00 p.m. Trustee Meeting
Tuesday Dec. 11 5:45 p.m. Single Moms Christmas Meeting
Thursday  Dec. 13 1:00 p.m. Line Dancing
1:30 p.m. TCN Meeting
4:00 p.m. 50+ Cooking Class
7:30 p.m. Choir
Friday Dec. 14 10:00 a.m. Food for Life
Upcoming Services and Events 
Sunday  Dec. 16 10:00 a.m.  Sunday Worship/Third Sunday of Advent
Monday Dec. 17 1:00 p.m. Afternoon of Christmas Music
Tuesday  Dec. 18 3:30-6:30 p.m. Halton Fresh Food Box
7:00 p.m.  Board Meeting
Wednesday Dec. 19 6:00 p.m. UCW Annual Christmas Potluck
Friday  Dec. 21 5:30 p.m. Pizza and Carols
Sunday Dec. 23 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship/Fourth Sunday of Advent
Monday Dec. 24 5:30 p.m. Preschool Children’s Christmas Service
7:00 p.m. Traditional Family Christmas Service
11:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service

Reminder of the Men`s Breakfast  Saturday December 8th 8:00 a.m.

White Gift Sunday 

Please remember to bring in your white gift on Sunday. 

Please wrap it in white paper with the original tag and note contents. Thank you.

Tansley Choir presents a Christmas Cantata, Sunday December 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season with music of the choir.

NATIVITY TEA AND EXPO

Last Saturday Tansley held a Nativity Expo and Tea.  It was extremely well-received by all who came to view the display of over 140 Nativities.  The addition of SOCKS selling their Kenyan Nativities and Angels was a win-win for everyone and a great outreach event for them too.

Many people helped to make this such a success and special thanks needs to be extended to everyone…..those who brought Nativities for display, those who baked, set up, ran the tea tables, handed out draw tickets,  took down everything and set up for Sunday service and just the friendly welcoming words and smiles to those coming to view the event.  That truly helps make us a welcoming place.

The free-will donation box was able to raise  $111.25 which went to the Elf network for gift cards.

Thanks again to everyone for a successful day.

Get ready for Christ(mas)!

Advent—a holy, four-week countdown to Jesus’ birthday—begins in 2018 on Sunday, December 2!

Get ready to make room for Christ and the radical, counter-cultural messages that Christ brings. Throughout the season, videos, prayers, family resources, and reflections on this site will introduce and explore the Christmas story. “Don’t be afraid,” an angel says. In God’s story, we all have a part.

Are you celebrating the Advent season as a family—or as an individual or an all-ages group of any kind? Advent Unwrapped offers an alternative to the advertisements, shopping lists, and hype that we are bombarded with at this time of year.

Browse our accessible, faith-based resources below and get access to daily inspirational blogs from the United Church.

Follow this link http://www.adventunwrapped.ca/at-home/ to access the resources and sign up for the blog postings!

Mark Monday December 17th at 1 p.m. on your calendar for an Afternoon of Christmas Music. Enjoy the songs of the season, there will even be a chance to sing along.

Pizza and Carols  

It is a Tansley tradition to celebrate the Christmas season and the last day of school with our Pizza and Carols event. This year’s Pizza and Carols is Friday Dec 21 starting at 5:30. While this is a great family event for children it is fun for everyone! We do need you to purchase tickets in advance though so we know how much

pizza to order. Tickets will be on sale at the back of the sanctuary starting Sunday and for the next 2 Sundays. Tickets are $7 each or $20 per family.

Tansley’s Food Pantry is in great need of juice boxespeanut free snacks, tuna for children’s lunches and diapers sizes 1 & 5. Please leave any donations in the box in the Church Lobby. Your support is appreciated.

REMEMBER TO BRING IN YOUR INK CARTRIDGES FOR CASH!    (A deposit box is available in the church lobby)

VISTA GIFT CARDS:  LAST CHANCE ON SUNDAY TO PURCHASE CARDS TO INSURE DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Available for purchase after service on Sunday.   Thank you for supporting our Vista Card Program.

TANSLEY PEOPLE CORNER

News about members of Tansley may be emailed or phoned into the church office.

OUTREACH

Tansley Elf Network

Planning is in full swing for the Christmas Season for Tansley’s Outreach programming. All of the details are included in the Tansley Elf Network pamphlet that was distributed at the November 18th service.  If you didn’t get one, additional copies are available at the back of the sanctuary.

White Gift Sunday

Please remember to bring in your white gift this Sunday (Dec. 9th).

Please wrap it in white paper with the original gift tag and note the contents. Thank you.

Christmas Hampers

The Tansley Juniors are bringing in small items (stocking stuffers) this year for the children in our Tansley families. There will be a bin at the back of the sanctuary this week to collect any items you would like to donate.

The mitten tree is well adorned with scarves and mitts.  Thanks to everyone who has knit/donated these items.

Thanks to everyone who purchased gift cards through the VISTA program that will allow the parents of the families to shop for their children.

We will be distributing the food hampers to our community families on Thursday Dec 20th.  In addition to a turkey and fixings for a Christmas dinner, we are supplying other food items for the Christmas week.  If you would like to add some items to the hampers, they can be brought in up to December 16th and left under the Outreach mitten tree.

Mission Jar

Funds donated to the Mission Jar from September to December will be directed to purchasing items for one of the Tansley Elf Network programs.

Halton Fresh Food Box

NEEDED:

This once a month program needs a volunteer coordinator or two to keep this program running. If you can help a couple of hours a month or for further information please contact the church office.

Single Moms 

For the Christmas December Meeting, the moms will be decorating Christmas cookies under the direction of Kathy Munn.  Thanks Kathy!  The children will be making Christmas decorations as gifts for their moms.

4th Annual Christmas Musical Afternoon

Please plan to join in some Christmas Carol singing on Monday December 17th at 1 pm at Tansley.  Join Michael and other Tansley talent.  Festive refreshments will be provided.  Freewill offering to Tansley Elf Network.

50+ Outreach

Cooking @ Tansley 

If you want to check it out, send an email To tansleyoutreach@gmail.com.  Cooking sessions run Thursday evenings until December 20th.

Tansley Moves

Stretch & Strengthen (Yoga) with Susanne – Monday and Wednesday 1 p.m. Classes start back in the New Year the week of January 7, 2019.

Line Dancing Thursday 1 p.m. Thursday December 13th last day. Classes will start back on Thursday January 10, 2019.  All are welcome!

 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Indigenous Authors Library

Please take a moment to look through the Indigenous Authors library to find a book for yourself or a children’s book.  All you have to do is sign it out!

The next meeting of the Native Author book club at Lowville United Church will be on Monday Feb 4th 2019 at 1:00pm.  The book that will be discussed is Tom Wilson’s Beautiful Scars:  Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home.

Tom Wilson discovered at the age of 53 that he had been adopted, and that he is Mohawk. He is part of Burlington READS at BPL on Sun December 9th at 2-4 pm at the Art Gallery of Burlington.  As well, the Art Gallery of Burlington is presenting his first museum exhibition.  The works that make up the exhibition arise from the same creative journey as did Wilson’s autobiography. The exhibit is on display until January 27th 2019.

Mats for Haiti

Tansley’s UCW is continuing to collect milk bags for “Mats for Haiti”. There is a bin in the front lobby for collection of these milk bags. Thank you for your support. 

It takes lots of people to put these programs together so if you have even an hour or so to help out, we’d love to hear from you.