The “Calvin Clappers” handbell choir is looking for new ringers for their upcoming season. The director, Sharon, has selected beautiful music for both the fall and Christmas seasons, and the first practice will be on Saturday, September 9th at 9:30 am. If you read music and would like to learn to ring hand bells, please contact Margaret Ward at (604) 853-6370.
Elder Nomination Forms will be included in the weekly bulletins for the month of July, and may be submitted from July 2nd to 31st. Please deliver nominations to the church office no later than Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. Thank you.
Please remember to keep bringing items for the Food Bank on Sunday mornings throughout July and August, as the summer is often a season of low inventory. The TOP items needed are soup, peanut butter, jam, pasta sauce, Kraft Dinner, rice, baby formula and baby food. Thank you for your continued support.
LOTS OF TREASURES
NO CLOTHES, SHOES OR APPLIANCES
HELP WANTED on THURSDAY and FRIDAY evenings for receiving and unpacking from 6pm – 8pm and SELLING on Saturday.
Sign-up sheets in the Gathering Space
Although it may seem early to think of Christmas Shoeboxes, this is the time of year to buy some items that fit the shoeboxes. Many of the boxes go to warm climates, and we can buy some items best in the summer. Particularly, these include flip-flops, sun hats, and bandanas. The dollar stores have these. Please purchase to fit children’s sizes for ages 5-teens. If you want to purchase any quantity of these, you can give them to me to use in the boxes I fill in the fall using donated funds. Thanks. Colleen Kouwenberg
Please join us on either July 7th or July 8th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for a Weeding Bee. Also, please think about adopting an area to take care of as a family or group project.
If you are interested in this worthwhile ministry, you can contact Doris at (604) 746-5464 or call the church office at (604) 859-6902.
Water and sandwiches will be provided.
Some tools are available, but please bring your favourite tools and gardening gloves.
Wednesday, June 28th @ 12:00 noon
Cascade Community Church
35190 DeLair Road
How can churches help the homeless in Abbotsford? This burning question is the theme of the next ACLN luncheon which will feature Abbotsford City Councillor Ross Siemens who is chair of the Homelessness Action Committee, and who also worships at Northview Church.
He will be joined by city staff Dena Kae Beno (Housing and Homelessness Coordinator) to inform us on what is being done, and how churches and individuals can help tip the balance toward a solution to the urgent needs of many homeless in Abbotsford – including through the Rental Connect program.
Bring along other key leaders in your circles who have a burden for the homeless in Abbotsford.
The Session has issued a call for nominations for additional elders to serve on the Session.
The period for submitting nominations will be from July 1 to July 31.
Forms for this purpose may be picked up in the church office beginning July 1.