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We Strive to be a Nut and Fragrance Free Facility

Please help us provide a safer and more comfortable environment
         for our congregation members,
         staff, renters, and members of the public by refraining from bringing in
         nuts and wearing/using scented products.


Choir Practices - Thursday Nights - 7:30pm

       Olinda-Ruthven - Choir Director and Organist - Lynn Mailhoit.             

       Trinity - Choir Director and Organist - Margaret Pare


Haiti Mission Fund - Buckets for your donations are at the back of the two Churches.
             The Ruthven Pastoral Charge sponsors The Callebasse Christian School in Haiti.
             Your donations help feed the children, give them a uniform and pay the teachers.
             The last Sunday of the Month a collection will be taken for the School. Thanks!

This week:

The week of Novmeber 11-17 we pray for

      Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia

      The Children and teachers at Callebasse Christian School

The week of Novmeber 18-24 we pray for

      East Timor (Timor Leste), Indonesia, Philippines


Thurs Nov 15, 1pm       Worship Committee Meeting
                                                      at Olinda-Ruthven.

Sat Nov 17, 9am-3pm       Snowflake Christmas Bazaar
                                                      at Trinity United Church. Baked goods, crafts, etc. Lunch available.

Sat Nov 17, 4:30-7pm       Roast Beef Dinner
                                                      at Olinda-Ruthven United Church.
                                                      Adults: $17, Children 6-12 $7, under 6 free. Takeouts $17.

Advance Notice:

Wed Nov 21, 7pm       Official Board Meeting
                                                      at Trinity United Church.

Wed Nov 28, 10pm       Outreach Committee Meeting
                                                      at Olinda-Ruthven United Church.

Sun Dec 2, 2pm       An Afternood of Christmas Carols
                                                      at Olinda-Ruthven United Church.
                                                      Presenting the Sun Parlour Community Christmas Chorus.
                                                      Free will offering, proceeds to support "The Bridge" in Leamington.

Other Events

Fri Nov 16, 5-6:30pm       Chilli Cook-off and Toonie Auction
                                                      at Harrow United Church
                                                      $5 all you can eat, $2.00 hotdogs, Pie for Dessert.

Sat Nov 17, 10am-3pm       Christmas Bazaar
                                                      at Bethel-Maidstone United Church, 933 Talbot Rd, Maidstone

CASTING CALL: The Bethlehem Walk at Gesstwood Camp & Retreat Centre
                                                      is coming on Fri. Nov. 20th and Sat. Dec. 1st.
                                                      We are in Need of Actors (with speaking parts.)
                                                      This is a Outreach Community Events for the past 6 years
                                                      that helps to promote the Camp and also with donations, supports the Bursary
                                                      (To send children to camp for the following summer.)
                                                      We have a script and costumes but be need Actors to Volunteers time:
                                                      Dress Rehearsal Sun. Nov. 25 3 pm - 4:30 pm.
                                                      Walk Fri. Nov. 30th 6-9;30 approx. pm
                                                      and Sat. Dec. 1st. from 5:30 till 9:30 prox.
                                                      Please consider to Volunteer some time to support Gesstwood Camp Essex.
                                                      Thank You.
                                                      Please call Georgeann 519-956-8324 or email

Thurs Nov 22, 3-7pm - Turkey Dinner at Cottam United Church, 137 County Road 34 W, Cottam.
                                                      Adults: $16, Children 6-12 $8, under 6 free. Takeouts $16.

Fri Nov 30, 7-8:30pm       The Bethlehem Walk
                                                      at GessTwood Camp, 1034 Mole Side Road, Essex.
                                                      Donations to benefit the bursary fund at GessTwood.

Sat Dec 1, 6:30-8:30pm       The Bethlehem Walk
                                                      at GessTwood Camp, 1034 Mole Side Road, Essex.
                                                      Donations to benefit the bursary fund at GessTwood.

Sat Dec 8, 10am-1pm       Christmas Craft and Bake Sale
                                                      at Epworth United Church, Memorial Hall,
                                                     56 Division Street South, Kingsville.

Fri Dec 21, 5pm       Blue Christmas
                                                      at Wheatley United Church.


Request for help:

Leamington Area Ecumenical Refugee Committee (LAERC)
         Inquiries can be directed to Sandie at 519-733-3788 or Wilma at
         519-733-3341 or Glenna at 519-324-0243.

Kingsville Food Bank Needs
      Kingsville Food Bank Needs Pudding Cups, Tins of Flaked Chicken and Ham, Canned Green Beans, Canned Fruit, boxes of Individual Hot Chocolate.

Downtown Mission Food Bank Needs
      Canned meat and fruit, pasta, rice, soups, chili,
      Tea: Instant coffee: Hot chocolate; Condiments - Salad Dressings,
      Sugar/Sugar Twin; Assorted spices: oxo cubes
           Please watch for expiration dates.


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