September 30th is Orange Shirt Day and to help the community recognize this important day of awareness, you are invited to attend a couple online events. For a brief description of what Orange Shirt Day is about, visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org/about-us.html. We hope you will take some time to acknowledge this day and what it means for healing and reconciliation.
The PCC and Indian Residential Schools
From 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, we will be watching a video about the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s role in the residential school system followed by a brief discussion. We will also be viewing a short reflection about Orange Shirt Day by Vivian Ketchum whose mother attended a Presbyterian residential school.
Phone Marilyn at (905) 878-4803 and arrange payment or…
Drop by the church on Sunday, September 19th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm and pay by cash or cheque.
We will only be taking pre-orders for tickets and only providing meals via drive-thru take-out on Saturday, September 25 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. When you order your meals you can choose from one of the pick up windows (4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm).
Meals are $20 each and include a half-chicken, baked potato with sour cream and butter, coleslaw, bun and a delicious butter tart from the wonderful folks at Crieff Hills Retreat Centre.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you on September 25th.
On July 1st, the Guelph Line churches will be hosting a Canada Day weekend worship service and BBQ at Brookville Park. The service begins at 10:00 am and a BBQ lunch will follow. All are welcome and there will be activities for the kids too. Bring a lawn chair and celebrate God keeping our land for 151 years.
On Monday, October 31st, NPC is hosting its third annual “Trunk or Treat”. From 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, the community is invited to trick-or-treat at NPC. The parking lot will be filled with decorated cars and there will be lots of candy as you trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk. If you’d like to bring your own decorated car, email email@example.com.
This fall, NPC is launching a new way to give to the mission and ministry of the church. It is called the Vision Fund, the purpose of which is to channel planned gifts donated to NPC and to use those gifts to expand our facilities and to grow the long-term mission of NPC beyond what would be possible through our annual budget.
What is a planned gift?
Everyone has two pockets from which they can give. The first pocket is our current income (job earnings, pension, investment income). When people give to the church on a weekly basis, it is coming from the first pocket. But there is another pocket that is usually overlooked when it comes to giving: our accumulated assets (real estate, inheritance, investments). “Planned gifts” normally come from this second pocket. They tend to be larger in size than those from the first pocket. Many are deferred until after death (e.g. bequests), but many are made during people’s lifetimes (e.g. gifts of securities). Those who make planned gifts often give to endowment funds like the new Vision Fund which allow the original gift to keep on giving year after year after year. This ensures the gift will have a long legacy. Such gifts often require planning to take full advantage of tax benefits, which is why we call them “planned gifts.”
To help with that planning, you are invited to attend, what will no doubt be, an inspiring and informative workshop with Rev. Herb Gale, the Associate Secretary of Planned Giving for The Presbyterian Church in Canada. NPC is delighted to have Rev. Gale come on Sunday, October 18th to lead both in worship (10:00 am) and following the service, a workshop on planned gifts (11:15 am). Not only will you learn about the many mutually beneficial ways of making planned gifts and how to take full advantage of our tax laws but, more importantly, you will be inspired by his passion for leaving a legacy to future generations.
Click here for more information about the Vision Fund.
Click here to watch a video about planned giving.
All are invited to come to NPC’s Euchre Luncheon on September 28th. Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm with 8 games of Euchre to follow. The cost is $10 and everyone will get a prize. Come out for a fun afternoon of food and cards.
On September 21, at 7:30 pm, everyone is invited to come to the Mohawk Chophouse for a drink and some conversation about faith. We’ll be doing a little bit of Q&A so bring your questions and we’ll see where the conversation goes from there. Let Reuben know if your coming so he can reserve a table.
This September, Milton Area Churches are kicking things off with its first Spirit Alive weekends. During the weekends of September 12-13 and 19-20, churches in the Milton area will be opening their doors and hosting various special events. You can check out their website for a full list of events.
On September 12th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, NPC will be holding a Community Yard sale. Anyone and everyone is invited to come and sell right from their trunk for a $20 vendor fee. There will be refreshments and a historical display.
And if you can’t make it out to the yard sale, why not come for a free Community Breakfast on September 13th. Breakfast will be served from 9:30 am – 11:00 am and there will be live music and kids activities for your enjoyment. Proceeds from the yard sale will go towards our campership fund and proceeds from the breakfast will be going to Darling Home for Kids. For more information about either event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you out this September.
It is time again for NPCs annual chicken BBQ. On Saturday, June 6th from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, NPC will be serving up some great food for our community. Each meal comes with a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, beverage and a slice of homemade pie. All the proceeds go to supporting the work and ministry of the congregation. Tickets cost $18.00 and you can either get it to go or eat in and enjoy the warm weather and live music. Either way, take the night off from cooking, invite your friends and neighbours and have a great time.
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