Stonewall & District Christmas Cheer Board

Mitten Tree:  Warren United Church will gladly receive any knitted items of mittens, gloves, toques, neck warmers, etc. as in past years. There will be a large cardboard box at the back of the church sanctuary for these items as the mitten tree will not be set up this year.  If you know of someone who has knitted items for this project please pass this information on to them or let me know and I will gladly make a pick up. The Christmas Cheer Board graciously accepts these items.

In past years, Warren and Meadow Lea Churches have received items for the Christmas Cheer Board on White Gift Sunday. However, with church being so different this year, it was decided to put this information out earlier as there are only 3 Sundays left before the deadline date of December 10th.

The following items are most appreciated as donations:

  1. Monetary donations:
  2. May be dropped off at Barb Riddell’s home in Warren
  3. May be put on the church collection plate upon entering the church (in a labelled envelope)
  4.  May be mailed to Box 1919, Stonewall, Mb  R0C2Z0
  5. E-transferred to stonewallcheerboard@gmail.com
  6. Dropped off at Sunova Credit Union in Stonewall
  7. Dropped off to Nancy at CIBC in Stonewall
  • Toys and pyjamas for children:  All items must be new and unwrapped
  • May be dropped off at Barb Riddell’s home in Warren
  • May be put in the cardboard ‘mitten tree’ box at the back of Warren Church

Non-perishable food items were often donated in past years, ie.  a jar of peanut butter or tin of tuna, but with many people having food intolerances, the Christmas Cheer Board has found that buying gift cards with the monetary donations works best. Each family can then shop for their own food preferences.

All donations need to be received before Friday, December 10th.

Thank you in advance to our congregations/community for your support in taking part in this special initiative to collect gifts for those less fortunate so they may have a happier Christmas.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email or phone me at 204-383-5868.

Blessings,

Barb Fairlie

Poinsettia Spirit – The Warren United Church has arranged for the poinsettias to be delivered to the Warren United Church on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. Please bring $15 cash in an envelope so you can pay Bruce Jasperson directly. Bruce will deliver the poinsettias prepackaged. Please arrive on time. Please maintain physical distance to others and please wear a mask. The deadline for ordering is Thursday, November 30. Please email your order to Lori Ann Lobb at cowboylobb@gmail.com. Please include the name of the person ordering and who it is in memory of. Edith will then include those names in the weekly email. Please feel free to pass this message on to friends and family.

Warren-Meadow Lea UC Update

The Warren-Meadow Lea Pastoral Charge is very happy to announce the renewal of the appointment of Mary Best from January 1 – June 30, 2021.  Join us by ZOOM Sunday mornings at 10:30 to enjoy her services.  Mary can be reached by phone at 461-1765 or by email Mary at mebest19@mymts.net.  ZOOM information to connect at bottom of email.

Manitoba Bridge Grant Congratulations to both Meadow Lea and Warren for applying for and receiving the $5000 Manitoba Bridge Grant because both churches have been closed, A huge plus for both Churches during COVID.

Poinsettia Spirit is alive.  A record number of plants were ordered in memory of loved ones.  Thanks to Lori Ann, Laura and Barb R for making this happen.  Don’t miss the article in this weeks Tribune.

Donations/Fall Canvas  December 30th is the last day for Church Donations for the 2020 tax year.  Please contact Faye Mason rayfaye@mymts.net or Tammy Matthews  adtmatt@xplornet.com if you have any questions.

Family Histories for the RM of Woodlands History Book deadline is December 31st.  Church Histories is January 31.  I have agreed to Warren’s submission.

Enjoy the Advent season.  Take care and stay safe

Doris Hunter, Board Chair

To connect with zoom worship on Sundays use this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88501801752?pwd=VDZuNFBFWUZ3dFIrRjg1MHVCa3B3QT09

Meeting ID: 885 0180 1752 and Passcode: 107098

You may also phone 1-204-272-7920 and use the above information. (free call)