St. Mark's United Church

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AN EVENING OF “FUN” CURLING WITH “THE SMITH’S”
 
SATURDAY MARCH 26,, 2011
AT TAM HEATHER CURLING CLUB
ARRIVAL TIME: 6:15 – 6:45 pm.     CURLING 7:15 TO 9:15
APPETIZERS/LIGHT SNACKS AFTER CURLING
COST $ 30.00 (first increase in 12 years)
NO EXPERIENCE OR EQUIPMENT NECESSARY
HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN US FOR FUN/GAMES/PRIZES
SIGN UP NOW – LIMITED CURLING SPACES
PAYMENT DUE BY MARCH 12, 2010 
CHEQUE OR CASH TO LARRY OR TERESA

It is with sadness that we let you know that Herman Vanderkolff passed away on Thursday (February 3rd).     

Herman was a long-time member of St. Mark’s. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Elisabeth, in 2000.

There will be a memorial service at St. Mark’s on Wednesday, February 9th at 1:00 P.M.

OUT OF THE COLD

The Outreach Committee is hosting Out of the Cold on February 4th and 5th at Knox United.   

We would like to donate some boardgames, particularly chess and checkers sets, to the Out of the Cold program.  Any help we could receive from St. Mark's would be greatly appreciated.

 

WINTERFEST AT CURRAN HALL

On Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 11:00am to 3:00 pm at the Curran Hall Community Centre at 277 Orton Park Road, there will be an event full of activities to celebrate winter – Skating on a community built ice rink; a dog show hosted by Muddy Paws; an inexpensive pizza lunch, plus hot and cold drinks; a warm zone that includes face painting; Toronto Zoo games, and St. Mark’s is putting on a tandem cross ski event. 

You are also invited to support our local Food Bank at Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities with donations of non-perishable food items.

 

A Leap Forward for Affordable Housing in Scarborough

Scarborough Interfaith Affordable Housing Association has become a registered charity and is very excited about moving forward in a more concrete manner!  SIAHA sprang to life as a result of the Out of the Cold program, now in its sixth season at Knox United Church.  The Association’s goal is to purchase a house and provide a supported home to four or five formerly homeless individuals.

The first Annual General Meeting of Scarborough Interfaith Affordable Housing Association will be held on Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, 2569 Midland Avenue (northeast corner of Midland and Sheppard) in Scarborough.  All are welcome to come and learn more about SIAHA and its affordable, supportive housing initiative, to become a member, and/or make a contribution.

For further information, please contact the Rev. Bruce Ervin at 416-293-4424, ext. 11, or our Secretary, Mr. Van Hori, at 416-609-0722.

CONSENSUS

Now available at the St. Mark’s are copies of Consensus for Winter 2011.  This newsletter connects and informs Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people and their friends across the United Church of Canada.   

You can also read current and past issues here: http://affirmunited.ca/english/consensus.htm 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

SUNDAY SERVICE - JAN 9 

Please join us this at this Sunday’s service for the Sacrament of Communion.  

The service begins at 11:00 A.M. or come early for refreshment and fellowship at 10:30 A.M.

 
Christmas Season Services at a Glance!
Dec 12      Advent 3:  Joy, Kid’s Shadow Tableau
Dec 19      Choral Service:  The Promise of a King
                 Continental Breakfast before the service
Dec 24      7pm Family Service – Piper the Christmas Pig
                 11pm Candles, Carols & Communion
Dec 26      11am 1st Sunday after Christmas Carol Sing
Jan 2        Epiphany Sunday
                 Rev. Darren Liepold Preaching and Presiding

 

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY 

This week IPC Canada Photo Services will be coming to the Church to take photographs of St. Mark’s families for a Photo Directory in colour.

You can choose a date to have your photograph taken - Thursday, November 25th 2:30-8:30pm Friday, November 26th 2:30-8:30pm or Saturday, November 27th 9:30pm.-2:30pm.  You are invited to call the Church office (416-439-8623) to arrange for a day and time that is convenient for you.   Those who have their pictures taken are entitled to a free directory.  

There is no obligation to buy the photo packages.    If you do, IPC has agreed to have them available for Christmas.

THIS SUNDAY - REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE 

This Sunday will there will be a Remembrance Day service.

Please join us at 11:00 for the service or come early at 10:30 for fellowship and refreshment.

The Youth and Children will go downstairs with Jeff following “Time with the Children”.

MEMO -  Your November MEMO will be available for pickup this Sunday.

Also this Sunday there is a Potluck Lunch to celebrate the arrival of the St. Mark’s Cookbook. 

Please join us downstairs following the service.

CHURCH CALENDARS
The 2011 Church Calendars are now available.  If you would like to order one,
there is a signup sheet on the bulletin board or call the church office at 416-439-8623.  The Calendars are $5.00 each.

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