Welcome to the start of December and our first update of the month. We hope you are doing well and looking forward to the exciting things we have planned for the month.
We concluded our 50th Anniversary last week and are so thankful for those who made the month-long celebrations a memorable experience.
Last week we had the honour of interviewing the Kinchlea family and if you missed the interview you can grab the video here. The interview starts at the 9:10 mark.
On behalf of Darlene and myself, we want to thank you for the way you honoured us last Sunday. We were overwhelmed by your gifts and the many comments and encouragements that were offered. We truly were blessed by your kindness and generosity.
We once again have the opportunity to celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month. If you attend in person you can pick up sealed communion elements as you enter the auditorium. For those of you watching online, we ask that you prepare the elements if you wish to participate.
We begin a new series, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, on the first Sunday of December. We are excited to have Brent and Jennifer Paul lead us each Sunday through Advent devotions as part of our countdown to Christmas.
We want to also remind you of our special Christmas Eve Service that will be fully streamed with no in-person attendance. The theme for the evening is The Gift of Belief. Lastly, a reminder that we will not have a service on the final Sunday of the year, December 27th.
Our Christmas, Be a Light, Do What’s Right, Campaign.
The unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19 is impacting the lives of hundreds of people in our community, many of who were already struggling to make ends meet. No one can predict the long-term impacts of this pandemic, but one thing we know for certain – the need for coats this fall and winter will be greater than ever before.
WHAT WE NEED: Adult-sized coats and gloves, men’s clothing of all types and sizes. Women’s clothing – sweaters, leggings as well as footwear in good condition for both men and women.
WHERE TO DONATE: Make a “no-contact” donation drop off at Village Green Church.
WHEN CAN YOU DROP OFF: Drop off times between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the week. The next drop off days is December 8 and 9.
A Thank You from Jason Snelgrove
Dear Village Green,
I want to personally thank you for your donations of coats and winter items to Mission Services. We’re honoured you would bless us with your generosity. Donations like yours make a big difference in the work that Village Green is doing in the community and reflect our mission to love God, love others and change the world.
With your support, we’ve already provided coats and gloves to individuals who would have otherwise gone without. Together, we continue to make a difference.
December 8 – Secret Santas. A mission to bless some Village Green seniors (drivers needed).
December 15 – Skate night. Skating at Victoria Park.
NOTE: Should the province announce further restrictions and/or lockdowns that affect the scheduling of youth events, the leaders will be in contact with each family to notify them of any changes to the programming.
We are grateful for the many who continue to faithfully give to the ministry here at Village Green. There are three primary ways to give to the church:
1. Drop off your offering at the church, either through the mailbox during the week or in the basket when entering the service on Sunday morning.
2. Go to our website, www.villagegreenchurch.com, and use the Give button on the top-right menu bar. There is also a Give bottom in the footer menu of the website as well. The Give button will take you to our PayPal portal.
3. You can also give by using firstname.lastname@example.org to make e-transfers to the church. If you do use this option, please make sure we have an address on file so we know where to send the receipt.
Blessings and thank you for your commitment to the Lord in these trying times.