EVENTS

DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS

CHRISTMAS EVE

NO CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 24 @ 10:30 am

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
December 24 @ 6 pm (note time change from last year)

A beautiful way to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus!
A service of readings, songs, carols, and more, in a sanctuary full of boughs, decorations, candlelight, etc.
Come and share the experience as we gather together.

 

NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS

 

November 19 @ 10:30 am

The women of ADEARA (Edmonton Dream Centre) will be with us in our service this morning.  There will be a video, explanation of what Adeara is all about (including their new branding as Adeara), and testimonies.  All are welcome; please join us for refreshments in the Church Hall after the service.
edmontondreamcentre.ca/

 

HANGING OF THE GREENS
Saturday November 25 @ 6:00 pm

A wonderful event to bring in the Advent season, and the Christmas season.  At the beginning of LL are welcome!

The “Hanging of the Greens” event is a wonderful way to bring in the Advent season and Christmas season.  At the beginning of the service, the church is un-decorated; by the end, there are boughs, lights, decorated Christmas tree, candles, wreaths, and much more!  We have Christmas carols, special music (groups, solos), and readings.  Most of our congregation, and others if they wish, help to hang boughs, decorate the tree, hang wreaths, and participate in the Nativity Scene (including a real Baby Jesus!).  This is a special time to gather and celebrate the season, something we look forward to each year.

Everyone is welcome, and we hope that you, your friends, family, and others might like to join us for this event (approximately 1 hour). 

After the service, we have cookies and hot chocolate and apple cider to share together downstairs in the Church Hall.

 

OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS

 

WARM WOOLIES
During the month of October, we are collectiong “Warm Woolies” – hats, scarfs, gloves/mittens, etc. – anything that someone living on the streets needs to keep warm!  We will be going out this month in order to hand out these items at a local drop-in centre, as well as along Whyte Ave and nearby


SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS

BLOCK PARTY
Friday September 8 @ 5 pm
Held in the church yard (78 Ave & 113 St) – this is a potluck event (if you are able to do so, please bring some food &/or drink items to share with everyone; if you are unable to do this, come and join us anyhow!)  A great time to meet new people, new neighbours, and anyone who comes out to be with us!  Please bring something to sit on – chair, blanket, etc.  Come and share the experience!

“WELCOME SUNDAY” SERVICE
Sunday September 10 @ 10;30 am
Come and worship with us!  We have a blended service, both traditional hymns and contemporary choruses.  A good time to meet some new students who might have come to town for university, new neighbours who might have moved in over the summer, or just see people again after a long summer!  Sunday School is provided for children.  And we always have snacks/refreshments downstairs in the Church Hall after the service.  All are welcome, and as our sign outside the church says: “Come as you are. You will be loved.”  See you then!

YARD/BAKE SALE
Saturday September 16 from 8 am to 1 pm (if it rains, we will hold it downstairs inside the church)
It’s said that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” – come and find your treasure at this annual event.  Purchase some home baking – it’s always so good!  You won’t know what you missed if you don’t show up…

“SANDWICHES & SWEETS” POTLUCK LUNCHEON
Sunday September 17 after service
A great time to share food and fellowship with one another.  If you are able to bring both sandwiches and sweets, please do so; if you are able to bring one or the other, please do so!  If you are unable to bring anything, please join us as we share our food and our time together after the service.  It’s always a good time when there’s food involved!  

BOTTLE DRIVE
Saturday September 30 from 9 am to 12 noon
We will meet at church, then go out throughout the McKernan neighbourhood, collecting bottles.  If you are able/willing to help out, please come to the church for 9 am).  This is a fundraiser, and monies received from bottle donations will help us to continue to be a vibrant presence in our community.  If you don’t live in the neighbourhood, and you wish to donate bottles, please bring them to the church (call 7804364089 or email pastor@mckernanchurch.ca to arrange a time).  Thank you for your support!

 

 

JULY 2017 SUNDAY SERVICES
“Reaching Out”
“Serving God by Serving Others”

During the month of July 2017, we want to be Reaching Out, getting out of our church building and putting feet to our faith!
We want to be Serving God by Serving Others, and what better way to do that than to go and show God’s love in very practical ways.
Our “regular” Sunday Services in our church building will resume August 6, 2017.

July 9
WHYTE WALK 2017

Meet @ church @ 10:30 am for Communion and Prayer.  We will then go to Whyte Ave (Old Strathcona) to hand ut Snack Bags to the needy (if you are able to, please bring pre-made bags which could include granola bars, juice packs, baking (homemade or store-bought), chips, Tims coffee card, or whatever you think someone who is living on the streets may enjoy for a snack)

July 16
CLEANING UP OUTSIDE

Meet @ church @ 10 am for Communion and Prayer, then we will go outside and clean up around the church (and beyond to pick up garbage in our neighbour’s yards if time permits).

July 23
GARNEAU UNITED CHURCH
(84 Ave / 112 St)
Meet @ Garneau United Church @ 10:30 am, where congregants will assist in their Sunday service, and afterwards at coffee time.

July 30
GOWAN PARK CLEANUP

Meet @ church @ 10:30 am for Communion and Prayer, then we will go across the street from the church to Gowan Park, to clean up the park/fields/outdoor ice rink/playground, flower beds, and whatever needs to be done.

 

June 25
Church Picnic/BBQ after Worship Service
(Worship Service starts @ 10:30 am)

 

June 10
Outdoor Cleaning Bee: 9 am to 12 noon

 

May 13
Indoor Cleaning Bee: 9 am to 12 noon

 

April 14
Good Friday Service @ 10:30 am

 

March 5
Everybody Bring Somebody Sunday” & Potluck Luncheon
Church starts at 10:30 am, with a potluck luncheon to follow – members/regular attenders please bring enough to feed yourselves and another person!

 

March 5-April 2
Lenten Services each week
Lenten Sermon Series

April 9
Palm Sunday
April 16
Easter Sunday

 

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
December 24 @ 6 pm (new time)

 

Edmonton Dream Centre
October 30 @ 10:30 am
Choir/testimonies from the women of E.D.C.

65th Anniversary Service

November 6 @ 110:30 am
“Finger-food” luncheon to follow, with anniversary cake and refreshments

“Eat-Pray-Love
October 12 from 6:00-7:30 pm, Church Hall

Annual General Meeting 2016
December 4 @ 11:30 am, following Worship Service @ 10:30 am

 

BLOCK PARTY
A time to “Welcome Back” students, and to welcome new neighbours to the community!  POTLUCK – bring whatever you wish, if you are able to do so, and we will share it!
Friday September 9 from 5-8 pm 

 

BOTTLE DRIVE (Fundraiser)
McKernan community
Saturday September 17 starting @ 10 am