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November 29 - First Sunday of Advent
Karen Willis, DLM

December 6 – Second Sunday in Advent 


We hope to see you on Sunday!

If you can't make it, follow the link to the Innerkip United Church YouTube Channel to watch a livestream recording - streamed live beginning at 11am - or watch past services.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChETEvIYCK4qejiH5DdPwiA


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.
GREETER

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.
CONNECTIONS Newsletter

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. 

http://oxfordunitedministries.ca

We offer local news and provide an alternate news source for issues not covered in the mainstream media.
Your feedback AND your stories, poems and/or pictures are important. Please send them in!

If you would like a paper copy of the Newsletter, please contact the Church office and a copy will be mailed to you.


CONNECTIONS is also now on Facebook with the new Oxford United Ministries  https://www.facebook.com/OxfordUCMinistries/ and Antler River Watershed Region https://www.facebook.com/groups/arwrcucc/

The next Innerkip United Church Leadership Team Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday December 16.

Offerings and Donations

There are two contact-free ways to send offerings and donations to the Church:

  • Enroll in PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance for automatic payment). Complete the form and include a void cheque (credit card no longer accepted). Contact the Church office to arrange contact-free pick up or delivery and Mel will submit the forms:                                                    https://www.united-church.ca/community-faith/get-involved/give-regularly

Join us for worship, friendship and community in 2020!

Contact Us: innerkipeastwood@gmail.com 
or call 519-602-6692
 
MAILING ADDRESS
PO BOX 137
INNERKIP, ON N0J 1M0


Emergency Pastoral Care: 
Contact Pastor Karen Willis
in the Church Office
The Church office will be open on Wednesdays 10am-2pm.
Please restrict visits to important matters.
Face covering and sign in required.

The Hall is available for small group meetings, provided COVID restrictions are met.

Contact the Church Office for details.
GENERAL FUND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2020

 
INNERKIP UNITED CHURCH
INCOME:      $5,087

EXPENSES: $3,993                  OPERATING FUND Surplus: $1,095

Building Fund Balance: $ 27,011
M&S Fund:                    $   8,797


                                                                  BANK BALANCE: $118,761
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PO Box 137, Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0

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