Echo Bay United Church

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P.O. Box 447 Echo Bay, On P0S 1C0 (705) 248-2801

United Church of Canada | London Conference

 

CHRISTMAS

NEWSLETTER 2006

FOR FRIENDS & MEMBERS OF ECHO BAY& BAR RIVER UNITED CHURCHES

 

Coming Events

Nov 19:  Community Christmas Supper
Nov 26:  First Sunday of Advent - White Gift Sunday
Dec 1-3:  Ruby Vaughan will have her display of nativity sets in Echo Bay - a must see!
Dec. 3:  Communion Service at both Echo Bay and Bar River
Dec 4:  Bar River U.C.W. Christmas Meeting at Verna Lapish's, 7:00 p.m. - worship, food and fun.
Dec 9:  Echo Bay U.C.W. Cranberry Chistmas Luncheon 12-2 p.m.
Dec 16:  Echo Bay U.C.W. Evening Out at Harmony Tea House
Dec 17:  Potluck Lunch sponsored by the Echo Bay Sunday School
Dec 24:  Christmas Eve Services:
Echo Bay 6:30 p.m.,
Bar River 8:00 p.m.
Echo Bay 10:00 (communion)
Dec 25:  MERRY CHRISTMAS
Jan. 8:  Breakfast With The Wisemen - Echo Bay

SUNDAY SCHOOLS:
Bar River enjoys having the young people attending church before Sunday School starts. Due to the young age of the children this year, the White Gift Service will be combined with the Sunday School Concert.
Echo Bay Sunday School has been their usual creative selves and have been busy with the making of Bethlehem Village in the church basement! Remember Breakfast With The Angels? Well this year they are going to give the Wisemen some
attention and have "Breakfast With The Wisemen" instead. Activities will begin at 9:30 on January 8.

FALL SUPPERS:
Echo Bay U.C.W. held its annual Turkey Supper in September and Bar River had its Annual Fall Harvest Supper in early November. Both events were well attended and the food was terrific. Thank you to everyone who helped with these events.

NATIVITY DISPLAY
If you haven't been to see Ruby Vaughan's collection of nativity sets yet, you really must make a point of doing so this year! She will have her display in the basement at Echo Bay December 1,2&3 from 12:30-8:30p.m.

UNITED CHURCH WOMEN:
Bar River UCW: our Christmas meeting will be at Verna Lapish's home at 7:30. We will be having a pot luck lunch and a collection of canned goods which will be donated to the Salvation Army. All women are most welcome to attend.
Echo Bay UCW: is going to the Harmony Tea House to celebrate the Christmas season on December 16. Approximate cost will be $10 and busing is available. A sign up sheet is available if you are interested in attending or speak with Myra.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER:
The Annual Community Christmas Dinner will be held on November 19. Sign up sheets are available if you are able to donate food or your time. This is a great opportunity to meet with friends and neighbours. Admission is by donation and monies raised are used by the Outreach Committee to provide Christmas Cheer Hampers to members of the community. Meals are also delivered to shut-ins unable to attend.

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT:
White Gift donations (any non-perishable item) will go to the Christmas boxes provided by the Outreach Committee to members of our community who could use a little help.

CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON:
Come to Echo Bay Community Hall for Turkey Pie and Cranberries on December 9. You can also pick up some baking and put in a bid on the Silent Auction. Adults $6, ages 6-12 $3, and under 6 free.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES:
Echo Bay - 6:30 p.m.
Bar River - 8:00 p.m.
Echo Bay Communion Service - 10 p.m.

Come and celebrate this very joyous time of year where ever and when ever is most convenient to you.

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