Reverse Advent Calendar
A different way to mark the Advent season by daily setting aside an item for the
foodbank. Lists are available at the church entrances or on our Facebook page or
website. Completed boxes may be brought to the church during regular office hours or
service times between Dec 27 - Jan 5.

Christmas Memorial Flowers
Those wishing to make memorial donations for Christmas flowers may send their
donations to the Church Office, clearly marked "Christmas flowers" by
Fri Dec 20.
Please include all names you would like included in the bulletin.

2020 Offering Envelopes
The offering envelopes for next year are available for pickup at the back of the
church. Please pick yours up this week.

2020 Canadian Church Calendars
The new Canadian Church Calendars are available for sale at the back of the church.
Cost is $5.

Volunteers at Chimo Breakfast Program
There is a need for volunteers at Chimo Elementary School on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8:30am – 10:00am. If you can spare some time to serve breakfast on one or more of these days please contact Angie Abbass by phone (613) 283-1761 or by email at [email protected]

Parking Lot Changes
Reminder: Please note that there are now only two parking spots in front of the ramp
for those with disability parking permits. Please do not try to park three vehicles in that
area. Also, there is a “no parking” sign to the south of the lower entrance. This is now
a “drop-off/pick-up” zone so that people with limited mobility can be dropped off and
picked up close to the ramp. Thank you for your consideration.

Parish Directory
St. John‟s is producing its own photo directory this year. It will include pictures of
parishioners with their names as an aid for people to get to know one another, as well
as pictures of St. John‟s gathering in worship, service and fellowship. Permission will be
sought from individuals prior to their information being published. If you would like to
pose for an informal picture, in or around the church, contact Laura Porter at
[email protected] If you have any questions regarding this project, please
contact Dan Willis at [email protected]

Salvation Army Kettle Drive
Once again, the Salvation Army will have annual Christmas Kettles in local stores. See the dates and locations on the bulletin board outside the main office in the hall. If you are able to volunteer for a shift, please contact the Smiths Falls Kettle Coordinator Mary-Lynn Kelford at (613) 283-3563 or [email protected]