Announcements for September 24

Coffee Break is the Alzheimer Society's nationwide annual fundraiser; please support the work of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia by making a contribution of your choosing at Coffee & Conversation after church during September.

The Dartmouth Seniors' Centre is very much in need of volunteers who are able to deliver for the Meals on Wheels program or who are able to drive seniors to their medical appointments. (A small reimbursement toward drivers' costs is available: $2.50 per day and $0.40 per kilometer.) If this is a role in the local community you might wish to fill, please contact Diane Rose at 465-5578.

A reminder that the choir is seeking a few new members join the ranks. They rehearse on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All voice types are welcome. Please speak to Dean Bradshaw or one of our friendly choristers.
And the choir will soon begin preparing for the Christmas cantata! Involvement in this is a good opportunity for those interested in a short-term commitment, or for "retired" choristers who would like to return briefly.

If you (or your group) wish to host a Sunday lunch, a signup sheet will be posted in the tunnel. The menu is your choice-soup, chili, etc. A helpful guide and suggested price list can be found in the kitchen drawer.

It's hard to believe that we're thinking about Christmas already, but mark your calendars for the annual Christmas Tea & Sale on December 2.

The UCW's Annetta Rose Unit will in the ladies' parlour after this morning's service.

The UCW will hold their opening fall meeting of both chapters on Tuesday, October 3, at noon in the ladies' parlour. All ladies of the congregation are invited to come and enjoy worship, fellowship, and food.

The UCW will host a soup lunch after the service on Nov. 5.

All scouters and former scouters of 1st Dartmouth, remember not to miss the following opportunity, which is coming right up: 1st Dartmouth will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a dinner on October 1 at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available by contacting Joyce Wylie (mjwylie@ns.sympatico.ca, 902-462-5084). Event organizers would love to borrow and display memorabilia or photos from your scouting days.

Talent Seed Packets
The proceeds from Talent Seed Projects will be collected in church beginning on Sunday, October 22. Thank you so much for using your talents to help raise funds to support the work of St. James. It would be helpful if you indicated, on the envelope containing your donation, your name, envelope number, and the amount you received from the church in your seed packet. If you did not take a talent seed envelope but are making a donation to this project, please indicate that as well. This will facilitate the accounting of money given and received. Thank you once again for your time, talent and participation. Many people have enjoyed the wide variety of talents you have shared.

The Saint James Book Club begins its new season on September 26 with
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver