ADVENT CHEER: What is Advent Cheer? This is a fun challenge between our five Communities of Faith. Each community will have an Advent / Christmas colour and whichever one raises the most money, Rev. Heather will dye her hair that colour! The winner will be revealed at our Christmas Eve services. The colours are Bayfield: blue; Mulgrave: purple; Boylston: pink; Guysborough: green; and Canso: red. If you would like to donate, contact Rev. Heather at 902-533 3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is December 8.
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR: The Guysborough and Mulgrave Pastoral Charges are collecting items for the food bank using a Reverse Advent Calendar. Each day you pick up an item on the calendar and keep it in a bag or box. On December 17, bring all your calendar items to church and we will celebrate love. If you would like to participate, contact Rev. Heather at 902-533-3737 or email@example.com for a calendar. They are also available at each Community of Faith (Wesley, St. Paul’s, Boylston, St. Matthew’s and Trinity).
St. Mary’s Community Choir Annual Christmas Concert at St. John’s United Church in Sherbrooke, 7 p.m. Join us for a beautiful evening of music. Freewill offering with proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Education Centre / Academy Student Assistance Programs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held on December 11.
Services for Eastern Guysborough and Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) are 9 a.m. at St. Matthew’s United in Bayfield and 11 a.m. at Boylston United in Boylston. All are welcome as we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent.
The Book Launch for Philip L. Hartling’s warm spiritually-minded hearts: A history of the Anglican Parish of Port Dufferin will be held at the S.R. Balcom Centre in Port Dufferin from 2 to 4 p.m. The book will be available for purchase ($35 each) and the author will be present to sign your copy. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Everyone is welcome to the Christmas gathering (sandwiches and sweets) and Christmas service at the New Harbour United Baptist Church. Social time at 5 p.m. followed by Christmas readings and music at 7 p.m.
DEC. 10, 17 and 24
Services for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada are 9:30 a.m. at Kirk in Glenelg, 11 a.m. at Bethany / Zion in East River St. Mary’s and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s in Sherbrooke.
MON., DEC. 11
SUN., DEC. 17
and MON., DEC. 18
Blue Christmas Services for the Eastern Guysborough and Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) are December 11 at St. Paul’s United in Canso at 7 p.m., December 17 at St. Matthew’s United in Bayfield at 7 p.m. and December 18 at Boylston United in Boylston at 7 p.m. Blue Christmas service is a safe place for all people. We know that Advent and Christmas can be a time when we struggle. We will surround each other with support, grace and a space to be ourselves. This is a holy space and a safe space to gather in these darkest of days.
Services for Eastern Guysborough and Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) are 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United in Canso, 11:30 a.m. at Trinity United in Mulgrave and 1:30 p.m. at Wesley United in Guysborough. Reminder to bring all of our Reverse Calendar Food Items for our local Food Bank. All are welcome as we celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent.
There will be a Christmas Eve Service for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada at Kirk in Glenelg, 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve services for Eastern Guysborough and Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church) are 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United in Canso, 2 p.m. at Trinity United in Mulgrave, 4 p.m. at St. Matthew’s United in Bayfield and 7 p.m. at Wesley United in Guysborough. All are welcome to our services as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Merry Christmas!
There will be no services for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada. Please worship with another congregation.
There will be no services for the Eastern Guysborough and Mulgrave Pastoral Charges (United Church). Happy New Year!
Mini-Cribbage at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion. 1 p.m. For more information, visit our facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MulgraveLegion.
St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada JAM Club – Jesus And Me (our Charge’s program for children and all ages Sunday School) takes place every second Sunday at Kirk in Glenelg, 2 p.m.
Kitchen Parties at St. Patrick’s Hall in Guysborough Intervale will take place the third Sunday of every month, 2 p.m. Admission is $5 and lunch will be provided. Hope to see you all there.
Canso Lions TV Bingo, 6 p.m. Play at the Lions Club or at home by watching on Cable 6.
45 Cards at the Moser River Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Join us for “Grandfriends” at the Moser River Community Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome.
Join us at the New Harbour Baptist Church basement from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for coffee, conversation and creativity. Bring your knitting, hooking, crocheting, diamond art, colouring, etc. If you want to learn a craft, come and someone may be able to help you. If not, come for the socialization. Everyone is welcome.
45 Card Plays at the Moser River Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Sherbrooke Opportunities Society (SHOPS) Toonie Draw, held every week. Play your toonie before 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Boxes are at Bud’s Quickway, Clover Farm, Sherbrooke Garage, Feltmate & Son Enterprises, Rhynold’s Gas & Confectionary and Whitney’s Corner Store. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group – for anyone who has lost someone to suicide – meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month (except December when it will meet on the third Wednesday) at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Antigonish from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free / open to all. For more information, please call 902-863-5089 or email email@example.com.
45 Card Plays at the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion. 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit our facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MulgraveLegion.
The Eastern Shore Lifestyles Centre Weekly Toonie Hope Chest 50/50 Draw. Play your weekly toonie by noon or pay in advance at Spry Bay Campground, Sheet Harbour Irving, Wilsons Gas Stop, Sheet Harbour Discount & Gift or Gizmos in Moser River. Sponsored by the Sheet Harbour Lions Club. AGD-106640-22.
Women’s Bible Study for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada takes place at St. John’s in Sherbrooke, 10 a.m.
UCW for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada takes place the first Thursday of every month at Claire McKeen’s in Glenelg, 2 p.m.
Men’s Group for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada takes place at St. John’s in Sherbrooke, 7 p.m.
$5 Bag Sale at Cascades Thrift Shop in Sheet Harbour. Includes clothes, shoes and purses. Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada invites you to join us for The Living Room – a relaxed living room / cafe atmosphere for contemporary worship, prayer, praise and time for just being together as community. Held in the lower hall of St. John’s United Church, Sherbrooke beginning at 7 p.m.
Youth Group (Grades 9-12) for St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge / The United Church of Canada takes place every second Friday at Kirk in Glenelg from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Buy Nova Scotia Legion 50/50 Fundraiser Tickets in support of the Mulgrave Royal Canadian Legion online at https://rafflebox.ca/raffle/rclns. Draw takes place weekly at 5 p.m. IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to select “Mulgrave Branch 37” in the “In Support Of” drop-down box before you purchase your tickets.
Chase the Ace at the Goldboro Interpretive Centre from 6 to 8 pm – with the draw taking place at 8:15 pm. Cost is $5 for three (3) tickets and the game will continue every Saturday until the Ace is found.
Bingo at St. Joseph’s Parish in Port Felix, 7:30 p.m.