this week @ wesley community …

KIDSVENTURE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE:  TODAY  from 1-3pm

YOUTH (ages 12-18) 6-8pm.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH TURKEY DINNER Saturday, December 16 at 5:30pm. Doors will open at 5pm.  Cost:  $10/person OR $25/family. Reservations by payment before Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon to Office Administrator.  No Exceptions!  There will be games and fun activities but no need to wear an ugly sweater.  Join us!

KIDSVENTURE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE:  Saturday, December 16 from 1-3pm: FULL DRESS REHEARSAL!

KIDSVENTURE CHRISTMAS PROGRAMNext Sunday, December 17 in the morning service.

looking ahead …

WHAT’S HAPPENING ON DECEMBER 24? Sunday morning service as usual at 10:30am with Communion.  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held on Sunday, December 24 at 6pm.

FUNNY IN A GOOD WAY Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Festival Hall.  An opening event for 2018 week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  See poster for more information. Benefitting The Grind.

M2M (MEN”S) BREAKFAST Saturday, January 27 at 8:30am at WCC.  Speaker:  Paul DeGraaf: “Are you battle ready with the armor or God?”

fellowship with the family …

COFFEE is served every Sunday, starting at 10am, in the foyer & the extended area at the back of the sanctuary. (your donation for your coffee/tea/hot chocolate is needed to maintain  this ministry)

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Volunteers are needed to man the cafe, even if it’s only for a week or two at a time.  See Debbie Waito if you can help.

a heart for God …

PRAYER REQUESTS can be forwarded to the prayer chain by calling Iva Schultz at 613-732-4062 during the day or Claude at 613-732-2011 during the evening.  We would love to pray with & for you!

a hand for others …

MATTRESS PROJECT IN NICARAGUA – did you know that by collecting the outer plastic milk bags, we can help make mattresses??  (300-350 bags make a single mattress).  Please help by saving your plastic bags and placing them in the box in the coat area. Why send them to the landfill!

CHRISTMAS KETTLES – Would you like to volunteer to help out?  Contact 613-735-5601 to register. Also, volunteers are needed to assist with delivery of toys and hampers on December 20th, 9-noon.  If there are groups of 2 or 3 people who are interested call 613-735-5601 ext 2.

RADIO BROADCAST – from December 11 to December 24, Pastor Kevin will present a short one minute message about the true meaning of Christmas that will air on MyFM radio several times throughout the day.  Please pray that this outreach will touch hearts.

 new … kids venture children’s ministry

MORE VOLUNTEERS are needed to help with our KidsVenture program.  Please see Bruce, Gloria or Sharron Luloff.

CHILDREN are special here at Wesley Community.  We do have a “Plan to Protect” in place to protect our children & volunteers. Don’t forget to sign your children in and out!

finances …

THANK YOU for your faithful giving to the work of the Lord!

What we received last week:  $7,506.30      What we needed:  $3,668.00

Year to date received:           $107,128.90      Comparative:    –  $6,579.10

Missions received this year:    $ 7,868.00     What we projected:  $12,500

Pre-authorized giving by credit card or pre-authorized payment can be arranged by going to www.wesleycommunitychurch.com and clicking on DONATE.   See Valerie for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Only donations given on or before December 31 will be included on your 2017 donation charitable receipt.  Donations given through CanadaHelps will receive a separate receipt.

please note …

RENOVATION UPDATE – an architect has now completed some drawings for new washrooms and the new kitchen/dining area.  The railing for the back stairs are now installed and the final railing for the ramp should be installed in the very near future.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA –Free access -on-any-device library of over 10,000 video resources.   If you are a visitor with us, we would love for you to have access to this as well.  This is our gift to you!

MAIL FOLDERS – be sure to check your mail folders regularly to make sure you are not missing anything!  If you do not have a mail folder and want one, please notify the church office.   Over the next few weeks there may be some new schedules for those who volunteer in the various  ministries.