Count Down to our Christmas Fair!! – Starting Tuesday Nov. 20 around 10 am there will a flurry of activity every day  getting the hall set up for the Fair on Saturday Nov. 24; 9:30am-2:30pm.  This Sunday, after the service, instead of 3rd Sunday, parishioners will have a sneak preview of the Silent Auction!! A list of what you can bid on is attached to this email.      

Come Alongside:  How to be a good friend to someone who is grieving. A presentation by counsellor Deb Ribeyre who specializes in grief, loss and bereavement. Learn how to support your friend or loved one in a way that is compassionate, respectful and caring.

Movie Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30pm.  Everyone is welcome. By donation.  

It’s MEATLOAF & all the fixings this coming Monday.  YUMMY!  FREE Community Dinner is Monday Nov. 19; 4-pm.  Let’s keep up the good work and have record numbers.         

HUB Wednesday: The hall is not available next Wednesday as preparations for the Christmas Fair are underway so there will be NO Hymn Sing.  Bible Study and lunch will be at Dagny’s. Thank you, Dagny!      

Wardens’ Meeting  - Wednesday Nov. 21; 1pm.

Tumaini and Precious Jewels: Last week we didn’t do our usual collection for the two international charities we support so if you want to double up on your change this Sunday, your generous donation will go directly to support orphaned and poor children realize a better life in Kagera, Tanzania and in the Philippines.    

The Oceanside Concert Choir “Celebrate the Season” concert with our very own Margaret Nelson as pianist and few more familiar faces from here is upcoming soon.   Knox United Church - Sunday Dec. 2 @ 2:30pm.  Tickets are $20 at Mulberry Bush Bookstore or $22 at the door.

Trinity United is pleased to announce the third film in its four-film "Advent in November Film Series".  Screening at 1:00 on the four consecutive Thursdays in November, the series continues on November 20th with a screening of Deepa Mehta's beautifully crafted 2005 film, Water. Set in colonial India in 1938, Water depicts the life of a special ashram where Hindu widows are sent to live out the rest of their lives in penance.   As the film gets underway, an energetic new arrival to the home--eight year old Chuyla, now widowed in the aftermath of an arranged marriage--begins to impact the women of the ashram, many of whom have lived there for decades.  A profound commentary on social, political and personal transformation, Water was critically acclaimed at the time of its initial release, and eventually received a nomination in the Academy Award's Best Foreign Film category for 2007.  Filmed in Sri Lanka--because the film provoked too much controversy when Mehta attempted to film it in her native India--Water is a bracing and strangely hopeful viewing experience. "Water" will be shown at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20th, at Trinity United Church, located at the Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre: 6234 Spartan Road in Nanaimo.  The subsequent film in the series will be: November 27th: "Winter Light" (Ingmar Bergman)      

LOST!  A gold locket has been turned into the office the week of Nov. 3.  I let the Probus club who was here that week know also.  No luck so far.