Could you imagine?

Could you imagine having the WORST possible scenario?

Could you imagine coming to work and have your building be burried under mounds of snow? I guess there is no work for you!

Could you imagine waking up the next morning in a rush to get to work and come out and see your car covered like in snow?

Could you imagine having do your job outside in a big blizzard?

Safety Tip of the Day!

Bad weather, accidents, vehicle breakdowns - you never know what might be around the next corner in this kind of weather. So it makes sense to keep a basic emergency kit in your car. Here’s what I recommend:
  • Ice scraper and or de-icer
  • Blankets
  • Extra Batteries
  • Extra Anti-Freeze
  • First Aid Kit
  • Battery Jump Kit
  • Shovel-in case you get stuck in the snow
  • Gloves, Hats, Mitts, Scarves


Have some extra time on your hands? Need some extra chrsitmas money? We have got a solution for you! We are still need looking for some people to sign up for some kettle shifts. There are always lots of available, and it only takes a 2 hours of your time and you are helping our church and our community by donating those 2 short hours. If you are interested in signing up for some shifts you can call the office during the week (780)-458-1937 or on Sunday morning before church there is a sign up table. Remember....there are a variety of locations to choose from : Wal-Mart (St.Albert), Wal-Mart (Spruce Grove), Leisure Center, Superstore, Save On Foods (North) and Save On Foods (Village Landing) and the St.Albert Center. Times for these shifts are between 10am to 8pm. You can sign up for 2 hrs, 4 hrs, or even the whole day! All is greatly appreciated!

For those of you that have signed up so far, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your time is appreciated by all!

1st week of Advent...Coming Soon!

Make sure you don't miss out on church next week because it is Advent #1.

The Season of Advent has a double meaning:
"As a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ's first coming to us is remembered; as a season when that remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ's Second Coming at the end of time."

The scripture passages of the birth of Christ can be found in Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2:1-20.

Christmas is a time for love and fun, a time to reshape souls and roots and a time to give your heart to everyone.

As we approach this cold christmas season, let's keep in mind the TRUE meaning of christmas. Christmas is spending the Christmas season with family and friends, reliving old traditions, giving service to those in need and most importantly remembering the birth of Jesus.

Pray Hard!

It seems that the common cold and flu are travelling around the area these past few weeks, and tons of people from our congregation are either dealing with it now or have luckily gotten over it already. PRAY FOR HEALING! Here are some ways to prevent yourself and your family from getting it:

1.) Wash your hands, very frequently (it is also proven that hand sanitizer is just as effective as washing your hands)
2.) Make sure to take your daily multivitamin and eat well
3.) Drinking plenty of water will keep you well hydrated. Proper hydration is essential to a strong immune system and will help you feel better as well.
4.) Stay away from sick people who have a fever or cold symptoms, this is when they are most contagious.

Note to everyone not feeling well: Get lots of rest and we hope you feel better as soon as possible

Christmas Countdown: 31 Days!

Christian Jokes!

Lesson in Lying

A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."
Late for Bible Class

A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me be late!"

While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again. As she ran she once again began to pray, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late...But please don't shove me either!"
Church Announcement

There is the story of a preacher who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."
The Creation of Wives

At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, "Johnny, what is the matter?"
Little Johnny responded, "I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife
Instruction About Church

A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping."

Bundle Up!

Make sure that you bundle up for this next week it is suppost to be a COLD COLD WEEK!!!
It is suppost to get as cold as -33C. I don't think that should be allowed, but we have no say in this. All we can do is bundle up with our hats, gloves, scarfs, long underwear, boots, snowpants, ear muffs, parka and a nice hot glass of hot chocolate around this time of year.

Doesn't this just look better and better each day?........

Christmas Countdown: 32 Days!

Christmas Countdown!

Time sure does fly doesn't it? Do you know that Christmas is only 33 days away
That is crazy if ya ask me! That means that we need to .....
b) Get out and do some shopping
c) Get those christmas lights up (but not so sure with the weather) and also the christmas decorations
Isn't christmas a jolly good time? I guess what we need to remember aside from getting everything perfect for the family and friends is that JESUS WAS BORN! It is the real reason for the season!

Kettles Start Thursday

This years goal is $90,000.00 which will require 3000 hours of working kettles over the next 31 days.

Are you doing your part? Have you signed up yet? WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Help us help others - contact Marcia Berrisford at 780-458-1937 and sign up TODAY (PLEASE)!

Kettle Kick Off

Today was our annual kick off event. This year it was held at the new leisure centre in St. Albert. There was a good turn out from the community and was appreciated by all.

Special thanks to the DHQ PR Department, Paul Moulton and his staff at Servus Credit Union Place for their hospitality, Mootastic for the donation of coffee and treats for everyone to enjoy, to Marcia, Jon & Maggie for putting on such a special event and special thanks to our Mayor Paul Chalifoux, MLA Jack Flaherty, and our Kettle Campaign honorary chairman Fire Chief Len Clarke.

Good Morning!

What a great week this week has turned out to be. Pioneer Club on Thursday night continues to be a growing success and a great oppurtunity where the kids are currently practicing for our Christmas Concert which is taking place on Sunday Decemeber 17. Floor Hockey on Friday night had a good turn out and playing to their heart's content (and some maybe their hearts are beating a little fast then normal).

Don't forget this week at church today Captain Leanne Van Duinen will be preaching AND don't forget to be at the leisure centre on Tuesday November 21 for our Kettle Kickoff (and maybe you will wanna pick up some shifts while you are there, there are always lots available).

Just a reminder to everyone: 36 DAYS TILL CHRSITMAS
So make sure to get dad or mom out there and hang those christmas lights and maybe even start spreading the holiday cheer and put up the christmas tree and the decorations around the house. That always puts a smile on everyone's face knowing that Christmas is soon around the corner.

Financial Donations

If you would like to give financially toward this year Christmas Campaign please contact the office during regular business hours at 780-458-1937 or leave a message on a post and we will contact you. Receipts will be provided upon request.

Thanks in advance for helping us help others!

2006 Christmas Campaign

Did you know, have you not heard......?

We are about to launch into our Christmas Fundraising campaign. This year we have prayerfully set our goal to raise $150,000.00 through our Kettles and Mail campaign. Please keep in mind that these funds go to our community neighbours who are in need - throughout the entire year not just at Christmas time.

Please remember that these dollars DO NOT come to the Church Ministries, these funds are kept seperate and dispersed through our Community and Family Services department.

The kettle kick off is on Nov 21 at 11:30 at the Leisure centre which marks the start of our kettle campaign and the Mail will be going out to 50,000 local area homes and business in the next seven days.

Be sure to see Mrs. Marcia Berrisford if you can help us in any way during the campaign.

Western Canada - Satellite Pics

Be sure to check out this site to get a better perspective!

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Let it snow....

Yes the weather outside is frightful - definitely not delightful! We are experiencing yet another winter storm (the third one of the season thus far). It now appears that we have between 12-15 inches of snow on the ground - uuggghhhh!

Let's be honest - I would rather we doing this.....

...than this

If you are not here - be thankful! I'll have more pics soon!

Remembrance Ceremony!

Just a reminder to those of you that are planning on attending the Remembrance Day Ceremony in downtown St.Albert it is TOMORROW at 10:30 am. We would love for you to be there to support our veterans and soldiers still fighting today and to support some of our own church band that will be playing! Bundle Up and hope to see ya tomorrow morning!

Christmas is Coming

Cantata Practise
Just a reminder that Cantata practise takes place on Monday and Wednesday's of each week at the Church. If you want to sing you've got to get there for practise!

Sign up sheets are now available - see Marcia Berrisford for available times and locations

Kettle Kick Off
This years kick off takes place on Tuesday Nov 21 - 11:30AM at the new multi-purpose leisure centre complex in St. Albert. The Mayor is coming, the Chief of the Fire Department is coming, MP Jack Flaherty is coming, the media is coming.....ARE YOU COMING?

Mail Campaign
This year we will be delivering 50,000 Christmas letters to the citizens and business of St Albert, Morinville, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain etc. Please give generously to support this campaign. Every dollar that you give goes to those in need in our community. So please help us help others!

Church Time!

Remembrance Day: It is observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. Remembrance Day is specifically dedicated to members of the armed forces who were killed during war and who are currently serving for our country today.
Today, at church, We had a full house. Tons of new people and of course our own congregation members. It was awesome! As wel l as today we celebrated the strength and courage of our fellow soldiers in our "Remembrance Day Ceremony". We were blessed to have Patti Dunsmore read some of her poems that she had written and Tom Reid read the poem In Flanders Field. As well our a full brass band played a few pieces today(10 ppl) and the worship team played a few selections as well.

Make sure to join us all at The St.Albert Cenotaph on Saturday November 11 at 10:30am to remember the men and women who have and continue to serve our country.

This Coming Sunday

Be sure to join us this coming Sunday as we continue with our Revelation Series and explore - "The Battle of Armageddon" based on Chapter 19. Make sure that you have done your reading in your preparation for Sunday.

See you all there!