The Life and Work of the Church for the week of March 6, 2022

The Bulletins for the month of March are dedicated to the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of:
Ralph and Mabel Ellands by Rowena and Family
Ivan and Jessie Linkletter, Helen Arp, Janetta Millar, Catina Trowsdale by Wayne and Janice
Layton and Sadie Walfield by Ruth, Shawn, Crystal, Bloyce and Ivey
Austin and Vivian Graham by Barbara and Paul Burleigh

Annual Meetings: 
Given that restrictions have continued to tighten, our Annual meetings have been postponed with new dates to be announced once we are able to gather in person again. If you have your reports done, we encourage you to submit them to John as soon as you’re able to make it easier to prepare the Annual report.

Church Services
Our next service will be on Sunday March 13th at 10:00 am in Bideford Conway and online at 7:00pm on YouTube.

KidsWest will be resuming their weekly playgroups at Bideford-Conway starting this Thursday March 3rd at 10:00 AM. pre-registration is required as number of attendees is limited so contact KidsWest to register.

Stewards Meeting:
There will be a meeting of the Stewards on March 9th at 7:00 PM. Location to be announced.

World Day of Prayer 2022
Theme: I Know the Plans I Have for You
(based on Jeremiah 29:1-14)
Here is a link to access the World Day of Prayer video service, etc. This year the service date is March 4th. The program this year was prepared by women in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In this area (Tyne Valley & Area) we usually held a Sunday afternoon WDP service but with COVID still present I am hoping that each individual will go to the wicc.org website and access all the information, including a wonderful video, and participate. Your donations are welcome and are tax deductible (on amounts of $20 or more). Money is very much needed to carry out mission work to empower Christians to pursue justice, peace and reconciliation in Canada and beyond. The address to donate is: WICC of Canada, 47 Queen’s Park Cres. East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3

Confirmation Classes: 
For anyone interested in exploring their faith and joining the United Church, Rev. Tara Ann will be offering Confirmation classes. To register, please contact Rev. Tara Ann by March 27th.

Ukraine Emergency Appeal
The United Church of Canada now has an emergency appeal to respond to humanitarian needs related to the war in Ukraine. If you would like to donate, you can do so through several methods: 1) Go online to https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/conflict-ukraine 2) place a donation in an envelope and put it in the offering plate. Our treasurers can then submit it on your behalf.  Make sure to write "Ukraine" on the envelope. 3) Send a cheque or money order by mail to The United Church of Canada, Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4. Make payable to "The United Church of Canada" and add the note "Emergency Response-Ukraine."

Communion Service 
Next Sunday March 13th we will be sharing in Communion. Once again, you're asked to bring your own elements of bread/crackers and some form of juice.

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