Weekly Newsletter
October 26, 2022

Contact Information

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In-Person or Online - We Have a Place for You!

Please join us for in-person worship at 6025 Stanley Street on Sundays at 10:30 AM. 

You can also live stream our services and events on YouTube. Just click (or copy and paste) this link:

Services will also be uploaded to our Facebook page on Sunday afternoon.

If you'd like to comment and react to others during the live stream service, you will need to create a YouTube account, which only takes a minute.

See you this Sunday on ​YouTube (or better yet: in person)!
Sunday School
We are back in-person for Sunday School this year. 

Children will begin the service in our main
worship area and then move to the Annex for
Sunday School programming during the
remainder of the service.
Youth Group
If you're between the ages of 12 & 18, join our Youth Group which meets at 6025 Stanley Street on Sundays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (dinner is included!). Contact Kathy (, Jacob Ritchie or Annika for more information

The Youth Group is looking for people to provide dinners for our Sunday evening meetings. If this is something you feel you are able to do once a year or once a week, please contact Kathy
(, Jacob or Annika for more details.

Save The Date
St. John’s Christmas Bake Sale
December 4th (12:00 – 2:00p.m.)
If you would like to bake or volunteer at the event please email Amy at

Beginning on November 10, please join us for a short online service every Thursday at 8:00 am. Music, readings, prayers and 10 minutes of silent meditation; and then some conversation if you have the time. Everyone is welcome. 

THIS LINK on Thursday morning to join us.  Please use Meeting ID: 839 1084 0376.  Passcode: Pray
Basil-Infused Olive Oil 
The Youth Group will be selling
organic basil-infused extra virgin
olive oil - infused with basil from
St. John's garden! - after church
starting next Sunday.

You can purchase a large bottle for $20.00 and a small bottle for $15.00.

(Pssst! They make great Christmas gifts!)

Kairos Blanket Exercise - Sunday, November 6
Your St. John's United Church Official Board has committed to working towards reconciliation with the First Nation's Peoples of Canada by providing resources and educational programs.  The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) celebrates 25 years of sharing the Canadian story from an Indigenous perspective.  This unique participatory workshop  was developed in collaboration with elders, knowledge keepers and educators with the aim of "reconciliation through education".  

On Sunday, November 6 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Kairos Canada will present the Blanket Exercise at St. John's.  This is a truly "not-to-be-missed" experience.  Lunch will be provided prior to the exercise, so please contact the
Church Office or Annika if you plan to attend.

*If you have any questions about age appropriateness, please email Connie or Annika.
Advent’s almost here...
... and we just happen to have a great resource for it, called “From Generation to Generation”. Its theme is how we pass on our faith stories from one generation to the next and keep them fresh and relevant.

This Tuesday, November 1st at 1:30 PM, we’re planning a fun session at the church to look at the resource and play with some ideas. Hope United has also expressed interest and hopes to be involved as well.
We'd love for you to be part of our Advent preparations!
2023 United Church Calendars
The 2023 United Church Calendars are here!  At just $10.00 each, these make a great gift or a great individual keepsake.

They will be available for purchase on Sunday mornings or contact
Connie in the church office to make arrangements to pick them up there.

Spiritual Friends
All are welcome to join the St. John's United Spiritual Friends group which meets Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm via Zoom (and hopefully in-person occasionally).  The group is currently exploring a video series entitled, Living the Questions 2.0: An Introduction to Progressive Christianity.

There will be no meeting on Monday, October 31 due to Halloween.

Please contact
Connie in the church office if you are interested in participating.
St. John's United
Book Club

St. John's has a very active Book Club which meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm from September to November and January to May.

The book for our October 26 session is Here We Are by Graham Swift. 

All are welcome to join us at our Stanley Street location for a discussion of this novel.
Community Announcement
Hope United Church will be holding a Children's Trunk or Treat event for Halloween in the parking lot of their church on the afternoon of October 30.
Online Prayer Box

To have your prayer requests included in Sunday's Prayers of the Community just click the link below and type in your request. Names will not be mentioned, unless so specified; or reach out to one of our Ministers, Hubert or Annika, to let them know.
Prayer Box and Prayers of the Community
This Week at St. John’s United Church
Description Date and Time
Book Club October 26, 7:00 pm
Youth Group October 30, 5:00 pm
Advent Planning November 1, 1:30 pm
Thursday Morning Contemplative Service November 3, 8:00 am

                      The Ministers Are In

I'm working primarily from my Stanley Street office combined with work from home. Saturdays and Mondays are my days off, but otherwise feel free to call, text, email or Zoom me. My cell: (902) 414-6342. 

If you'd like to book a meeting with me, please insert your details into this calendar.  

I will be working in both the Stanley Street space and my home office Monday - Thursday.  Sundays will be a mix of hours as programming requires. Fridays and Saturdays will continue to be my days off.  

If you'd like to book a meeting with me, please insert your details into this calendar.  


Church Office Hours
The church office hours are Wednesday - Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Phone number:  (902) 423-8498

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