Announcements

KINGS CHURCH IS SCENT FREE – Just a reminder to everyone to please refrain from using perfume or cologne when we gather together.  For people who have scent allergies, encountering such fragrances can mean a day of illness as a result.  Let’s share Christian love by not using perfume or cologne when we gather together.

SUNDAY SCHOOL will resume on September 27.  Classes will be held in the Great Hall on the main floor  with the Senior Class meeting in Galilee the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month.  We are going to utilize outside space too, so please have your children dress for the weather.  Each child will have their own art supplies to minimize risk.  Nursery care will also be available upstairs beginning on the 27.

ACCURATE, UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION on COVID-19 for Nova Scotia can be found at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#protect

“GATHERING AT THE TABLE” – Older teenagers and young adults of the community are invited to gather and make a meal together and have some conversation about our faith journey.  Two date options are Friday, October 23 or Saturday, October 24.  We would gather around 4-4:30 pm and eat by 5:30 pm.  Invite a friend! (Don’t forget your mask!) Let Calvin know what works. Email calvinburt@bellaliant.net. 

HEADS UP…EARLY ADVENT BOOK READ:  Light of the Word: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent written by Amy-Jill Levine.  In Advent 2020, Presbyterians across the country are invited to join a denomination-wide book study on Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent.  Guided by Levine’s knowledge of the New Testament, strong storytelling skills and deep love of the gospels, Presbyterians will journey through Advent reflection on the birth of Jesus as it is told in the first two chapters of the gospels of Matthew and Luke.  Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent – Wednesday nights, for 4 weeks. (A Wednesday afternoon could als be added if there was enough interest.) Starting November 18, 2020, 7 pm at the Church or on-line via Zoom.  You can order your book through Amazon or your favorite book provider.  Book available for e-readers and in “Audible” version.  If the cost of the book is an issue be in touch with Peggy in the office.

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS – Kings Church has committed to providing 35 hampers this year.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help with registration, please contact Geneve Newcombe at cornwallisfarms@eastlink.ca.

FINANCE TEAM will meet on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 pm here at Kings Church.  Social distancing recommendations will be observed.

COOKIE TIN MINISTRY – Due to restrictions at Acadia, we will not be preparing cookie tins for students to enjoy while they are studying for their exams.  Please keep them in your prayers in early December (and now!) and hopefully we will be able to provide this ministry to students in 2021.

THE LOYAL WORKERS OF PORT WILLIAMS UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH will have their 1st Take-Out Hamper Soup/Corn Chowder Luncheon on Wednesday, October 28 from 11:30 am to 1 pm.  The luncheon will include a bowl of your chosen soup, bread & butter and your choice of dessert (cheesecake or apple crisp) all for $10.  Please call no later than Monday, October 26 to place your order (Carol 902-542-3681 or Myrtle 902-542-2623).  We will call on Tuesday, October 27 to give you a pick-up time.  We miss you all.  Hope you will ‘join’ us for lunch!

THE BENEVOLENT FUND is a means of giving assistance to families in the wider community who are having a difficult time financially and are not able to go to the Food Bank.  Kentville Save Easy allows us to offer $50 food vouchers to these families which is in turn paid by the benevolent fund.  Support comes through PAR and on Communion Sundays, the loose offering is allocated to the fund.  If you would like to donate to the benevolent fund, you may do so by indicating Ben. Fund on the “other line” of your offering envelope.

FUNDY INTERCHURCH FOOD BANK is an important outreach program in our community that helps around 250 people each week by supplying them with food and other essentials. One way we can support this program is by donating to the food bank.  Suggested items include: milk-can or powder, hot chocolate mix, peanut butter, cereal, cheese whiz or slices, rice, flour, chunky soup or stew, canned meats, ketchup, pasta & sauce, honey or molasses, salad dressing/mayo, canned juice or fruit, laundry detergent, school lunch stuff, toothpaste and shampoo. Donations can be left at the church.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT KINGS CHURCH HAS A NUT FREE POLICY to accommodate those with severe nut allergies.  All foods containing nuts and/or nut by-products are not to be served on the premises.  Thank you for helping to make Kings a place of hospitality for all!