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Choir Practices - Thursday Nights - 7:30pm -

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

       Trinity - Choir Director and Organist - Margaret Pare


Hait Mission Fund - Buckets for your donations are at the back of the two Churches.
             The Ruthven Pastoral Charge sponsors The Callabasse 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 and next:

Thursday, December 7 Choir Practice - 7:30pm - Both Churches Sunday, December 10 Second Sunday of Advent       Angels - Peace       White Gift Service

Advance Notice:

Tuesday, December 12, 6pm Olinda-Ruthven UCW Potluck Dinner, Roast Beef Provided. Trinity UCW Potluck - 6pm Wednesday, December 13 Olinda-Ruthven Stewards - 7pm Thursday, December 14 Choir Practice - 7:30pm - Both Churches Sunday, December 17 Third Sunday of Advent       Mary and Joseph - Joy Thursday, December 21 Choir Practice - 7:30pm - Both Churches

Sunday, December 24th


Christmas Sunday / 4th Sunday of Advent
                     Shepherds - Love, Christmas Communion


Christmas Eve Service - 7:00 at Trinity

Sunday December 31 Christmas ONE at 10:00 am
      Joint Worship Service at Olinda-Ruthven
Thursday January 4 Choir Practice - 7:30pm - Both Churches
Sunday January 7 Epiphany
Tuesday January 9 Olinda-Ruthven UCW - 7pm
Tuesday January 9 Trinity UCW - 7:30pm
Thursday January 11 Choir Practice - 7:30pm - Both Churches
Sunday January 14 Second Sunday after Epiphany
Tuesday January 16 Olinda-Ruthven Sunday School - 7pm
Sunday January 21 Third Sunday after Epiphany
Possible Annual Meeting - 1pm
Sunday January 28 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Possible Annual Meeting - 1pm
Sunday February 4 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Tuesday February 7 Olinda-Ruthven UCW - 7pm
Sunday February 11 Transfiguration Sunday

Community Notices

Thurs Nov 23, 3-7pm - 71st Annual Turkey Dinner at Cottam United Church,
         137 County Road 34 West, Cottam.
         Adults $15; Children 6 to 10 - $7.50; children 5 and under free.
         All take-out are $15. For pre-order take-out call the church office at 519.839.4266 or

Fri Nov 24, 5-7pm - Roast Beef Dinner Westminster United Church,
         1680 Dougall Ave at the corner of Tecumseh Road, Windsor.
         Adults: $13 in advance, $15 at door; Children $6 (under12).
         Takeout available. Call 519.258.1472 to reserve tickets.

Sat Dec 2, 11am-1pm - Christmas Goodies "By the Pound" Bake Sale $7.50 per pound
         at Comber St. Andrews United Church, 6425 Main Street, Comber.
         Lunch Cafe - Sandwich, beverage & Dessert $7.
         Frozen fruit pies and turkey pies also available.

Sat Dec 9, 9am - 3pm - Deck The Halls Bazaar and Bake SaleHarrow United Church,
         45 Munger Street East, Harrow 519.738.4223.

Sun Dec 10, 7pm - Christmas in Song and Word - A Musical Night with Dale Butler
         at Comber St. Andrews United Church, 6425 Main Street, Comber.
         Admission: Donation of Canned Good or non-perishable item for a local food bank.
         Refreshments to follow in the church hall.


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.

South Essex Community Council

Volunteers needed to help offer English classes for adult Newcomers to Canada.
         There are teachers for the classes but need support for individual
         and small group tutoring. We are launching evening English
         class this year and are seeking volunteer tutors to assist.

Qualifications: A passion for teaching and helping people

Time Commitment: 1 evening, 2 hours a week.

Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm 8 pm.

Location: SECC office, 215 Talbot Street E, Leamington.

For more information contact: Stephen Gard 519-326-8629 or

Kingsville Food Bank Needs
      Tinned Peas, Green Beans, Corn, Side Kicks and Jam.


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