2019 Christmas Outreach & Gift Program

There are many opportunities to help bring hope and joy to families this Christmas!

The Church Outreach and Gift Program will begin November 3. After church service during the Fellowship time, except November 10 Remembrance Day Service, you will be able to pick up (empty) shoeboxes or backpacks, or start to collect for the mitten tree. 

Mission and Service Fund
The Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada is part of our Outreach programs.It is an integral part of who we are as an United Church of Canada.

White Gift Envelopes
White Gift envelopes will be included in the bulletin, on the table in the Narthex or beside the mitten tree. You may make a monetary donation to the Church Outreach and Gift Fund which will be used to purchase gifts and groceries for the families referred to us from Feed Nova Scotia. Any surplus funds may be used during the coming year for special requests brought to the attention of the Outreach Committee.

Mitten Tree
Warm mittens, scarves and gloves decorate the Tree. They are given to the Christmas families and/ or local elementary schools.

Shoe Boxes
Men and women (55+) at Welcome Home Support Services and Teenage Youth (16-19) at the Regional Independent Student Housing. Items such as hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens, Tim
Hortons, McDonald’s, Subway, Dollar Store, or movie gift cards, razors, hair care products, cosmetics, flannel pyjama pants, Blistex, candy, soap, deodorant or any other personal hygiene
items are welcomed gifts.

Back Packs
Children (1 month-6 years) at the Family Resource Center. Unwrapped gifts of clothing or toys.

Donations will be collected during the White Gift Service, led by the youth on Sunday, December 8.
 


Famous Friday Chowder Lunch

November 8 ~ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

December 6 ~ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Woodlawn United knows chowder! Lunch includes a bowl of chowder, rolls from the Fancy Lebanese Bakery, dessert and tea or coffee for $10. So good! Tickets available at the door. Take out is available.

DID YOU KNOW?
For our chowders we can offer a private dining room for up to 10 people for luncheon meetings. Must be booked in advance and subject to availability. For more information please contact Ralph Sams at 902-434-7786 or email: ralphsams@ns.sympatico.ca

MOBILITY DIFFICULTIES?
Plese use our front doors and elevator.


Santa Claus Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, December 8 ~ 8:00 - 8:45 AM

Join the Youth for Breakfast with Santa before the worship service. If you have been involved in the Mystery Friends Program you will meet your friend at the breakfast! 

Cost is $3.00 per person and available at the door. (Gluten free pancakes available)

 


Annual Combined Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 15 ~ 7 PM

Musicians from Woodlawn United and the Fairview Citadel Salvation Army Band are sure to put you in the Christmas mood!

Freewill Offering.


Longest Night Service

Wednesday, December 18 ~ 7 PM

A service acknowledging the darkness (previously called “Blue Christmas”). As we approach Dec 22nd, the longest night of the year, we are reminded of the darkness that sometimes surrounds us. We may find this “joyous” time of year especially difficult, or we may be longing for just a quiet, reflective time to acknowledge that life is not always filled with joy. Perhaps a loved one has died. Perhaps you have lost a pregnancy. Perhaps you’re struggling with
loss, the state of the world, or illness. 

This service will acknowledge the darkness as together, we look for little glimmers of hope that shine in that darkness.
All are invited to come.