Visions in the Cloud – Christmas Eve

December 24, 2020 - Christmas Eve

"Out in the Cold"

Join us for a service of carols and storytelling.

We will light the Christ Candle of our Advent Wreath and celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Bring along a candle to light when we close the service with our Christmas Eve ritual of "Sharing the Light" and singing Silent Night.

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12-23 Community Hub Update

The construction site at 140 Joyce Avenue continues to be a busy place!
Have you had the chance to drive by? Here are a couple recent updates.

Lots of progress on the building this week in spite of the weather.

This week the roof on the apartment side is being shingled.  Framing in on the second floor continues on the hub side.

Aparment side - roofing

Roofing in progress


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Hub Side - second floor

Apartments


This Community Hub project is a partnership between the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick and Visions United Church.

Snowman Wow Moment

Giant Snowman!

Check out this HUGE 8 foot snowman that Dale Renton made!  We haven't had much snow so far this season but what we have has been put to creative use!

Pam

Christmas in the Park

The Christmas in the Park event was held on the 20th of December and it was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures and a video if you want to watch.

 

Nativity

Nativity

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This Community Hub project is a partnership between the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick and Visions United Church.

Visions in the Cloud – Dec 20

December 20, 2020

"When Shepherds Are Sheltering in Place"

We've been re-imaging the Christmas stories in this time of COVID-19. Many of us are 'sheltering-in-place';

Christmas will be different this year. The first visitors in the Christmas story are the Shepherds. What would we miss if the shepherds were sheltering-in-place? Join us as we light the Advent Candle of Love this Sunday.

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12-16 Community Hub Update

The construction site at 140 Joyce Avenue continues to be a busy place!
Have you had the chance to drive by? Here are a couple recent updates.

It has been exciting watching the construction progress especially these past few weeks. Today was especially chilly for the workers at close to -10 degrees before wind chill! The harsh cold didn't stop them from singing while they worked on the second story. What a joyous sound!

Check out the photos to see how the apartment side of the building has the roof framed.  You can see that the Hub side's second floor is now framed.

Rafters ready to go


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Awaiting a Roof

Roof is on


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Visions in the Cloud – Dec 13

December 13, 2020

"When Angels Couldn't Sing"

Our Advent theme of reimaging the Christmas stories in this time of COVID-19 continues this week with 'When Angels Couldn't Sing' (Luke 2:8-14). We light the candle of Joy and share a special musical surprise!

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12-01 Community Hub Update

The construction site at 140 Joyce Avenue continues to be a busy place!
Have you had the chance to drive by? Here are a couple recent updates.

Construction continues as workers finish the ceiling of the first floor, to prepare for the pour over of the second floor.

The Community Hub is Station 7, the final stop on the Community Christmas Scavenger Hunt.

Below is a picture of the sign on the driveway construction fence.
Check out your Christmas newsletter for more details.

 

 

Poster


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Second floor

Second floor


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Advent Wreaths

In this year of Covid-19 we all must do our part to bring HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE to our world.

So my Advent wreath reflect how I am trying to do my part.

Hope - saw masks go to children in Kenya and the Dominion Republic. Please feel free to add you own story of how that May bring hope!

Peace - I made masks for all the teachers and staff at our school. The masks were displayed to look like a wreath and contained a ‘thank you letter’ for all the extra efforts the teachers give to teaching virtually, extra cleaning and managing the stress of Covid on every student. The masks were made with fun winter images on one side and the other side was full of stars. I mentioned that teachers are the stars during these interesting times. Peace on earth!

Joy - and today I think you will receive JOY when you see my wreath, surrounded by my sewing tools. The wreath is made from masks and I think I have made and given away over 2020 masks.

Pam