Congregations Life and Ministry March 16, 2014

by Sean Foster on March 17, 2014

SHARING AND CARING IN MALAWI
Through PWS&D’s “Building Sustainable Livelihoods” program, groups of women are being supported as they form self-help groups. Although they are often the poorest in their communities, they are learning to save and lend generously amongst themselves in order to build better futures.

COURT WHIST
SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd at 7:00pm
Tickets: $8.00
Refreshments and Prizes
No experience necessary to play!

EASTER FOOD DRIVE
In conjunction with the Oakville Fareshare Food Bank, Hopedale is holding an Easter Food Drive starting today until Sunday, April 13th. Donations benefit local families in need. Help Hopedale support the program at Fareshare year-round with donations to the bin at our front entrance.

SPRING CRAFT AND BAKE SALE
We will be hosting a Spring Craft & Bake Sale on May 10th from 10am-3pm. We are in need of items to decorate the auditorium to create a “Spring Atmosphere”. If you can lend us any spring decorations such as clear tree lights, paper flowers etc. please speak to Janice. Further details on the Bazaar to follow. Thanking you in advance for any decorations!

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE
Saturday, April 12th –10am until Noon
Volunteers Needed – Cashiers, pricers, packers, doormen, floorwalkers and parking attendants. *NO AIR CONDITIONERS or TELEVISION SETS PLEASE.

Looking ahead….
March 16 – April 13th – Easter Food Drive
March 20th – First day of Spring!!!!!
March 22nd – Court Whist
April 12th – Spring Rummage Sale
April 13th – Palm Sunday
April 17th – Maundy Thursday
April 18th – Good Friday
April 20th – Easter Sunday
May 4th – First Responders
May 10th – Spring Craft & Bake Sale
May 11th – Mother’s Day

ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you would like to place a note or an announcement in the weekly church bulletin, please call or email Cheri at the church office by Tuesday of each week. You can reach the office by email at: churchoffice@hopedalechurch.ca or call the office at
905-827-3851 ext. 21

Daily Bible Reading Plan Reading from Sunday, March 16th to Sat., March 22nd
Joshua 23-24
Judges 1-3
Judges 4-6
Judges 7-8
Judges 9-10
Judges 11-13
Judges 14-16

Read the Bible online! Look to the right hand side of the webpage under our links and click on Bible Gateway. Bible Gateway provides a number of different versions of the Bible to read; Devotions, and various Reading Plans. Find what’s right for you and explore the Word.

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