- Ice scraper and or de-icer
- Extra Batteries
- Extra Anti-Freeze
- First Aid Kit
- Battery Jump Kit
- Shovel-in case you get stuck in the snow
- Gloves, Hats, Mitts, Scarves
For those of you that have signed up so far, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your time is appreciated by all!
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.
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!
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."
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!"
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."
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."
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."
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!
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)!
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.
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).
Thanks in advance for helping us help others!
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.
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.....
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?
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!
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.
See you all there!