Announcements Dec 1

Central Queens United Church, Hunter River, will be the location of our Sunday School’s “Live Nativity” event on Sun., Dec. 8th. The presentation will take place on the church parking lot featuring the Sunday School students and live animals in a recreated Bethlehem setting on the night of Jesus’ birth. Two shows: one at 6:00 and a second one at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a free will offering. Visitors are invited into the church for light refreshments following the tour through Bethlehem. All welcome.

 Advent Event!

 Come one, come all to our very first inter generational Advent Event on Sunday,December 1st, 2019, following the Joint Communion Service at Glasgow Road.

 Fun, food and family fellowship – even a ‘craft for the un-crafty’ as we get into the spirit of the season! Suggested $5.00 donation for lunch.

 Youth Group has completed for this year and will start up again in January.

A.M.S. Christmas Gathering will be hosted by Glasgow Road AMS on December 4th at 4:00p.m. at the church hall.

The charge caroling event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th.

Norma Weeks has invited the Hunter River Congregation to potluck at her house on Friday evening December 6 at 6 pm. Please bring food to share!

Annual Advent Candle Lighting Service 

December 15,7 pm at Hunter River
A time to remember those who are no longer with us at Christmastide, offer hope to those with sickness or troubles, and to be thankful for the special people in our lives.

 Christmas Gift to the Community and the World

This year, our special Christmas Eve Offering will be shared equally between our own ‘Good Sam’ Fund and PEI-based charity Mikinduri Children of Hope.


The Good Sam Fund is used throughout the year at the discretion of the minister or the direction of session to give aid to those within the congregation and community who are in need.


Founded in 2003, Mikinduri Children of Hope helps relieve the effects of poverty in Kenya, by working with local leaders, churches, government agencies, and international partners; to provide appropriate resources and knowledge to assist the people of Kenya to help themselves.


Special Offering Envelopes are available, and income tax receipts will be issued for your donations. Please give generously so that the love of Christmas might be shared throughout the year and around the world!



Second Sunday of Advent: December 8

“Away in a Manger: Shepherds”

Hunter River, 9:30 a.m.;

Brookfield and Glasgow Road, 11:00 a.m.


GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

Hunter River Church Hall, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Third Sunday of Advent: December 15

Away in a Manger: Mary”

Hunter River, 9:30 a.m.;

Brookfield and Glasgow Road, 11:00 a.m.


14th Annual Candle-Lighting Service

Hunter River Church, 7:00 p.m.


Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 22

A Celebration of Christmas!

“Away in a Manger: Joseph”

Glasgow Road at 11:00 a.m.


Christmas Eve

A Children’s Christmas

Hunter River, Christmas Eve at 4:30 PM


A Traditional Candlelight Service

“Away in a Manger: Wise Man”

Brookfield, Christmas Eve at 7:00 PM


  GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays
 The Christmas Season can be very challenging for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, and where to find comfort and strength. Join us for GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays on Sunday, December 8th from 2-4 PM.
The seminar leader will be Rev. Cathy Kay. For more information call 902-394-4735
Please help us promote this event by posting it on your Facebook page. Thank you!

   GriefShare Bereavement Support Group

 A 9-week program begins January 12, 2020, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Hunter River Presbyterian Church Hall.


Revs. Thomas and Cathy will be on vacation January 2-8, 2020 inclusive. The service on January 5th 2020 will be a joint service at Brookfield at 11:00 am



  Here are the Birthdays/Anniversaries 

and Prayer list for this week…


     BirthdaysNovember 30th..Mitchell Ford

      December 1st..Melody Sentner                                                         3rd..Nicolle Watts,Drew Watts,Darcy Ford

                             Wylie Acorn

                       5th..Leslie Cruwys

                       6th..Realyn Wood                                                    

      Anniversaries…none this week


 – Prayer list…Jerry Connors, Alan MacPhee, Nadine Axworthy, Rona Findlay Cronk, Kay MacRae, Reudy Smith, Eric Weeks, Grant Smith, Robert Rackham, Ena Hill, Garth Matheson, David Stevenson, Kenny Cousins, Sonny and Dorothy Clow, Heather Ford, Eddy Dykerman, Eric Shaw, Irwin Campbell, Aneilia River Watts,



                   If there are any questions or concerns about something that’s happening or not happening in the Charge, please speak to Rev. Kay or an Elder. 



              Our regular weekly events for the charge…..


– Prayer meeting – at Phillip and Shirley Weatherbee’s house on Tuesday evening 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. All are welcome.


– Youth Group –  Finished for this year. Start up in January 2020

The New Glasgow Christmas Choir will present “Christmas Uncluttered”, a musical for World Vision, On Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm. at the New Glasgow Christian Church, 617 Route 258
There is no admission charge but donations will be received to send a stable full of animals to a World Vision village.
With music and humor, “Christmas Uncluttered” encourages us to de-clutter this Holiday season and focus on the love and joy on the true meaning of Christmas.