Thursday Conversation – Nov 25 at 9:00 am
Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7538449219
Today is ‘One-month-to-Christmas-Eve’!
One month from today will be December 24th, Christmas Eve.
One month from today will be that silent, holy night; that night of shepherds and angels and the birth of a baby.
One month from today we will listen to the story of a birth that injects a sense of wonder into our world and reminds us that God is present in the ordinary and even obscure places and moments of our lives.
(If you are making plans to be at the Christmas Eve TMUC service – it will be at 7:00 p.m. on December 24 and it will be possible to be present or to watch it on ZOOM. After the service is concluded, it will be posted on the TMUC YouTube Channel.)
This Sunday will be the first Sunday in the season of Advent. Advent is the season of preparation to welcome God’s love in the birth of Jesus.
We invite you to entertain Advent practices – perhaps lighting a candle each Sunday of Advent; perhaps daily reading or singing a Christmas carol, or reading poetry, or spending a few minutes in prayer or contemplation, or sending a message of thanks or appreciation to someone.
You may also wish to help give some extra Christmas blessing to people in the Transcona community.
In addition to all the additional gifts of food, toys, and money that is so generously given to the Transcona Food Bank, this Christmas season, TMUC is supporting the Holiday Hamper program of the Plessis Resource Centre. The Centre will provide Christmas hampers to every family in the Plessis, Robson, Kernighan Manitoba Housing community.
The staff of the Centre, Melissa, Debra, Erin and Rick are looking for gifts of:
- Canned vegetables (corn, peas, mixed vegetables)
- Canned soups (vegetable, chicken noodle, tomato)
- Stove Top stuffing
- Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni)
- Pasta Sauce
- Peanut Butter
- Granola bars
- Grocery Gift Cards or cash for purchasing perishable items like chickens, potatoes, carrots, onions just before delivery!
They are also hoping for new unwrapped gifts for children aged 4-12 years. Please donate toys, books, or games that are not gender specific. NOTE: The Centre asks that toys be delivered to the Centre or to the church prior to December 10!
Any donations may be dropped off at the Plessis Resource Centre (1190 Plessis Road – you can call 204.777.1215 to confirm a drop-off time)
at TMUC on Sunday mornings before church (9:30 – 10:00 a.m.) on Nov. 28, Dec. 5 or Dec. 12; or at the church office between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursdays – Dec. 9 or 14.
Thank you for helping us share in this community act of gift-giving.
And, if you are wanting to make additional donations to the Transcona Food Bank, you can do that through TMUC’s Canada Helps page, or by dropping off food marked for the Food Bank on Sundays.
The Worship and Welcome Team will be decorating the church sanctuary for Advent this Friday, November 26 at 10 a.m. You are welcome to come and help set up the trees etc. TMUC’s current vaccination protocols apply to anyone coming to help – everyone (unless under 12 years of age) must show proof of full vaccination or proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19.
We continue TMUC’s weekly ZOOM check-in and chats. We invite you to join us tomorrow morning (Thursday) from 9 to 10 a.m.
TMUC’s ZOOM link:
Meeting ID: 753 844 9219
We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff