This Sunday is ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY
This Sunday we will mark a couple of milestones for this Congregation. We will be celebrating our 10th year as Spirit West United Church in our current building. We will also mark our 40th year as a congregation of the United Church of Canada remembering back to the formation of Aldergrove United Church. If you have had any connection with Aldergrove United Church, Gilchrist Memorial United Church or Spirit West United Church, we would encourage you to come out to this celebration.
The Scripture readings for the service are Genesis 12:1-8, Ephesians 4: 11-13, and John 14: 25-27. The “sermon” will be a reflection in three parts presented by members of the congregation under the headings: “In the beginning…”, “Into the promised land…”, and “I will pour out my Spirit…”
We will also be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion at this Service.
Following the service, we will have a time of fellowship when you can look at photo displays created by Bruce S. and Aly L. You can also look through a collection of albums that will take you back to the earliest days of Aldergrove United Church. And we can share a few stories about our journey as a congregation. There will be cake!
OPA! WOMEN’S GROUP DINNER AND MEETING – Monday, June 3rd
Monday, June 3, in the Lower Hall at the Church. Come for the Welcome Time at 5:30pm with Dinner at 6:00pm. The menu is awesome (pork and chicken souvlaki, pita, spanakopita, dolmades, Kalamata olives, Greek salad, veggie salad, baklava, beverages). Price will be $10 per person. Just bring yourself (and a friend). A signup sheet is on the table by the office.
CHURCH BBQ – Sunday, June 9th
During the Time for All Ages on Sunday, June 9th we will be honouring the work of the Sunday School as our regular Sunday School classes come to an end for the season. If you, or members of you family, have been part of the Sunday School during the past year as teachers or as students please join us on Sunday. And after the service we will be joining together for a BBQ. There will be lots of food and games. Hopefully the skies will be clearer, so that the BBQ can be outside. Be optimistic and bring your lawn chairs!
CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY – 2019 Edition
We have decided that we will proceed with a Photo Directory for this our tenth year as Spirit West in our current building, and the fortieth anniversary of our constitution as a congregation. Photos will be taken from 2:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11. The only cost to you is if you decide to purchase copies of the photos. Even if you do not purchase photos, your family photo will appear in the directory, and you will receive a free 8 x 10 photo as well as a free photo directory.
Pick a time (only evening appointment times left) to get your photos taken, there is a schedule by the church office. Or call Norma at the office to book a time.
SPIRIT WEST COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE – June 20 & 21
While you are spring cleaning, please save quality, lightly used items such as household appliances, china, glassware, toys, books, tools, etc. for our annual garage sale. Donations will be accepted at the church starting after Easter. Please, no clothing! If you need assistance in getting your items to the church, please call the office (780-481-1406) and we will arrange for someone to help you. Tables can be rented for $30 (includes both days, $20 for Thursday only and $10 for Friday only. Call the church office at 780-481-1406 if you wish to rent a table.
Your Favourite Hymn
Do you have a favourite hymn that you’d like to hear included in one of our worship services? Please let Bonnie C. know your choice and she will make sure it is sung within the month.
A WAY TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY
You don’t have offering envelopes, you are not on PAR, and you don’t get to church as often as you would like, but you want to make a financial contribution to work of Spirit West, and receive a tax receipt. Now you can! Check out the online donation option on our website spiritwest.org and click on the Donate tab in the navigation bar.
RIDE TO CHURCH?
From time to time we encounter people who would like to come to church at Spirit West, but are unable to because they do not have means of transportation. Can you give a ride? If you would be willing to make yourself available to provide a ride to church please call the church office. Do you need a ride? Would you like to come to church at Spirit West, but are unable to because you have no ride, please call the church office. (780-481-1406)
Spirit West Prayer Chain
The Spirit West Prayer Chain is a group of people who have committed to continue our prayers of concern from Sunday through the week. To be part of this ministry, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also email a request for prayer to the same email address. If you would prefer to talk to someone, you can call the church or call Edina T. at 780-481-3508
SPIRIT WEST ONLINE!
Our Website is at www.spiritwest.org .
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/SpirtWestUnitedChurch
On Instagram at spiritwestyeg
- Norma => 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday
- Larry => 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday
(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church