Just a reminder that there is service tonight at the regular time!
I’m sure that the smell of turkey and dressing still lingers in many of your homes and I hope the echoes of laughter hang there as well! The gifts and carols and wishes of goodwill may be gone for another year, but I am thankful that we have the privilege of enjoying the Greatest Gift of All every day of the year!
On behalf of myself and my family, we hope you all had a marvellous Christmas with your family and friends! You are a huge part of our lives and we’re glad to have you!
Moving forward, we are excited about all that God is going to do in 2015. Let’s refuse to let the things in our life that simply don’t measure up in light of eternity cause us to falter! There’s too much to gain to lose!
Merry Christmas in 2014!
May He Reign Supreme in 2015!
Pastor Hanscom and Family
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Please remember to bring a bag of goods with you to the service tonight. This is your last chance this season to be part of this outreach to our community, touching more than 60 families.
If you would prefer to contribute cash instead, as I have said before, we will have someone pick up the necessary items and see they are delivered to the appropriate place.
I want to say a special thank you to the many people who helped with the preparation of the Christmas Banquet and Take Out fundraiser meal. When all was said and done, I felt an overwhelming emotion. The only thing I could think, when it was all done, was about all the hands that helped. Whether you feel your contribution was great or small, it all is so much appreciated. It gave me such a thankfulness for my church family. I want to mention some people by name as many times we just generally thank each one, but I want you to know I truly appreciate it. I also know there were others who intended to help but got called to work, or were sick, as well as some who would have loved to help but just weren’t able. Your desire to help didn’t go unnoticed. I felt your support and encouragement from the sidelines. I hope I have remembered all the names.
Sis. Lisa – contacted all the businesses, sold meals, and collected the orders, as well as helping de-bone the turkeys, and delivered meals on the day of the fundraiser.
Sis. Darci -organized the banquet,tickets, sales, reservations etc. and organized the kitchen & supplies at the new venue, as well as assisted on the day of the fundraiser, and served. She also inspected to make sure each meal went out properly.
Sis. Christa-Lee – cooked ALL the rolls and pumpkin pies, assisted Sis. Lisa in selling, as well as serving on the day of the fundraiser.
Tiffany – organized all the delivery times & details for the accuracy of each meal, and directed the actual delivery process.
Vangie – helped with cooking turkeys and prep work and assisted in the kitchen before the banquet.
Carissa – helped with cooking turkeys and prep work, as well as assisted in the kitchen before the banquet, and assisted the day of the fundraiser.
Russell – assisted me in making the dressing, as well as many other things. Also, served at the fundraiser and assisted in cleanup, loading vehicles to return to the church and unloading once we arrived.
Belinda – peeled, chunked and julienned carrots, prepping all the vegetables to be cooked with the turkeys.
Saffron – assisted me in the kitchen peeling, chopping, prepping vegetables, as well as assisted me on my trip to town to get the final grocery run, saving me much time…as well as helping decorate.
Alisha – assisted Tiffany in the organizing process, helped in the kitchen prep work, as well as also making a trip to town with me to help me get done faster, and then serving and helping in the kitchen the day of the fundraiser and helping decorate.
Sis. Debbie – helped the day of the fundraiser, serving, and preparing food.
Bro. & Sis. Warren Lewis – all the little condiment containers that had cranberry jelly, in them, is thanks to these people, as well as helping set up and tear down. Also, Sis. Jane came and helped de-bone and chop turkeys.They also donated squash.
Bro. Jason Lewis – assisted in the kitchen Sunday, lifting the heavy roasters and keeping food stirred, and watched them as I ran back and forth between the ovens at the church and parsonage. He then delivered it all to the hall.
Brendon – oversaw setup and teardown of the hall and sound system. Also, he spent hours mashing potatoes for me!
Sis. Janette – helped in the kitchen at the hall the day of the banquet and spent the afternoon assisting and then keeping the pans full while the buffet line went through. She also donated squash
Sis. Karen – Came in and finished cleaning up the church kitchen on Saturday night after I had spent many hours there cooking. Then, she took the laundry home to wash it, helped in the kitchen at the banquet on Sunday Afternoon while the rest of us got to sit down, and also helped decorate
Sis. Joanne – served and assisted the day of the fundraiser and kept us on track for getting the meals out on time
Bro. & Sis. Corcoran – This lady was responsible for the decorating, setting the tables and putting it all back. They together helped in the kitchen also on the day of the banquet, assisted and served the day of the fundraiser. She also assisted in pie crust making
Bro. & Sis. Newcomb – delivered & served the day of the banquet
Bro. R. Diamond – Picked up turkeys for me, saving me $$ and time
Sis. Colinda – helped de-bone and chop turkeys
Sis. Melissa – made all the pie crusts and helped make all the apple pies, along with cooking them the day of the events and chopped bread for the dressing; she also helped decorate
Sis. Brenda – helped make the apple pies and chopped bread for the dressing; she also assisted with cleanup after the banquet
Colleen & Kayla – helped make the apple pies and peeled potatoes for the dressing
Keith, Kleve & Jesse – helped with set up dismantling at the hall and deliver food the day of the fundraiser; they then came back to the church to help clean up.
Sara – delivered meals
Bro. Jason Cormier – peeled ALL the potatoes TWICE… 😉 and helped clean up
Sis. Ginette, Sis. Amanda, Bro. Rex, Bro. Charlie – helped with clean up after the banquet
Sis. Sally – washed all the table linens
Bro. Wesley – donated turnip & carrots
There were also several ladies that heated food in their ovens and took responsibility to make sure it got delivered to the hall timely and hot! A huge load lifted off of me at the final stages! Thank you so much!
I am well aware that I cannot mention each thing that each person has done. I also know there are others who helped with cleanup that I didn’t see because I was in the kitchen. I do want you to know it was all such a big help. I don’t often mention names, but when compliments are given for an event “WELL DONE” I want to make sure you all know that I don’t take those compliments for myself only. I realize that this could not have happened without a multitude of people who have willing hands and hearts to help this be successful.
I get emotional all over again thinking about all the help I received and I could NEVER have done it alone or without you. We served a total of 268 people and have received many compliments from both the banquet and fundraiser meals. You all deserve part of the credit for this, whether you supported in purchasing a meal, donating time or supplies, or wishing in your heart you could have — a huge THANK YOU goes out to you. I love you and hope you get time to relax and enjoy the holiday season with your families. God Bless & Merry Christmas!
Also, if you could remember to bring your goods for the Food Bank to the church by Sunday, that would be great.
If you would prefer to give money for this cause, please put it in an envelope CLEARLY MARKED for the food bank and we will pick up the items and see that they are delivered to the Food Bank for you.
Thanks for sharing your blessings with our community this Christmas.
We ARE having service tonight. If this weather had begun earlier in the evening, I probably would have cancelled just to be safe. However, it is not bad yet and if I were to cancel, because of the late notice, there would be some who would show up simply because they wouldn’t have gotten the message.
Winter travel during adverse weather is a Canadian problem; always do it at your own discretion. So, all things considered, service will begin at it’s usual time… I will definitely have you out the door early.
I’m sure everyone imagined there would be school tomorrow… and you’re right! There is!
Because of these two storm days, we will run a FULL DAY of school tomorrow so students don’t fall too far behind!
See you tomorrow!
Due to the ongoing weather warnings with regards to the existing and impending rainfall, we are going to do the unprecedented and cancel tonight’s service.
Several who have had to drive in it have called and told how bad it is, including some who report nearly going off the road after being blinded at times. There is a lot of flooding going on, both over the roads and in some folks’ basements. 😦
I know it’s JUST RAIN, but it can be dangerous at night and I want EVERYONE to be SAFE.
See you Sunday.
The parent teacher meeting which was scheduled for tonight is canceled. We will announce an alternative date and time in the early part of 2015. Thanks.
The parent teacher meeting which was scheduled for tomorrow night is canceled for now. We will announce an alternative date and time in the early part of 2015. Thanks.