We look forward to having Karen Willis, DLM, join us on Sunday
November 29, the First Sunday in Advent.
You are invited to send an email to Pastor Karen including a picture and introduction of yourself and your family, so that she feels more connected when she arrives.
Email Address: PastorKaren@execulink.com
November 29 – First Sunday in Advent
Welcome Pastor Karen Willis
December 6 – Second Sunday in Advent
December 13 – Third Sunday in Advent
December 20 – Fourth Sunday in Advent
December 24 – Christmas Eve Services
There will be TWO services available on Christmas Eve to allow for social distancing.
Times of services will be announced soon.
*** Pre-Registration Required ***
December 27 – No worship service
Memorial Tree of Lights
Make donations in memory of loved ones at Christmas time.
Memorial lights are lit while names of those being remembered are read aloud.
All proceeds are donated to the Mission & Service Fund.
Envelopes are available on entering the Sanctuary and can be placed in the Offering basket.
The Christmas Place
The Christmas Place is an annual event that gives Oxford County families in need an opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts.
Monetary and Gift Card donations, preferably from Giant Tiger or Walmart, can be dropped off at The Christmas Place, College Avenue United Church (parking lot entrance) weekdays from 10am to 4pm until December11.
Worship in the SANCTUARY!
Thank you to the COVID Committee for their help in our safe return to Worship in the Sanctuary.
Here are the expectations for you to know upon entering the Sanctuary on Sunday morning.
Please enter through the main entrance of the Church and exit through the door at the front of the Sanctuary, through the Church Hall. Keep your belongings with you (no coat racks).
Face coverings are required. Please use Hand Sanitizer (provided) on entering and leaving the building.
Each person/family in attendance must check in with the Greeter on arrival and confirm contact information.
Please place Offerings in the basket located by the Greeter on entering.
Please be seated where there are the right number of space markers (produce baskets) for the number in your family group. The basket can be placed by the hymn books when you have chosen a seat.
Other important information:
High-touch surfaces are sanitized frequently.
Protective screens have been provided for the pulpit and microphone.
There will be NO SINGING however Brenda Arnott will be providing music - Humming along to the music is permitted.
Washrooms will be accessible - thorough hand washing required.
Information provided is based on current recommendations by Southwestern Public Health and is subject to change depending on COVID-19 conditions.
CORRECTION - There will be no general UCW meeting in December.
The IUC United Church Women meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Church Hall. Next meeting will be in January. All are welcome.
Many hands make light work.
Volunteers to help with Greeting on Sunday mornings are welcome.
Please contact the Church Office if you are able to help.
News and Views of United Churches in Oxford County.
Oxford United Ministries has a new website!
See the November edition of Connections as well as past issues.