SARNIA WELCOMES THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton is inviting Sarnia residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year Walk-a-thon. A family-friendly winter fundraising walk for Sarnia’s homeless, hungry and hurting, the event takes place on the evening of February 22, 2020. Thousands of people will be taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year walk in more than 133 cities across Canada. By walking together in the chill of the night, participants will better understand the experience of being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to assist in the work of NeighbourLink in providing essential aid to members of our community who struggle to
meet their every day basic needs. Please join us. Check out the Coldest Night of the Year website to register to walk, volunteer or donate.
https://cnoy.org/location/sarnia

HAVE YOU BEEN HEARD?

Our congregation has a once-in-five-year opportunity to participate in the 2020 CRC denominational survey. This survey helps  denominational leadership understand the concerns and needs of local congregations like ours. It is crucial that as many people from our congregation as possible participate. Please visit crcna.org/survey to answer the survey questions by February 28.

Cadet Sunday

Today is Cadet Sunday, a day to celebrate and acknowledge our boys
and counsellors. We welcome all of the boys, their counselors and families. Did you know…the Calvinist Cadet Corps is an independent (non-
denominational) youth ministry organization whose purpose is to provide the local church with ministry programs that will enable them to
effectively share Christ’s love with boys from their church and community. Founded in 1952, the Corps has more than 600 clubs throughout North America, a brother organization in Australia and New Zealand, and since 2006 has been working in Kenya and Uganda. The
organization uses the title “Calvinist” to honor the Protestant reformer, John Calvin, who devoted his life to the religious education of God’s
children.

FROM SUNDAY SCHOOL

As of today, there are no teachers signed up for most of February and the rest of the season which runs till the end of May. Please look at the sign-up sheet and pick a class to teach (the sign-up sheet is beside the nursery on the bulletin board). The children look forward to going to Sunday School each week, and it would be a shame if we had to cancel it due to a lack of teachers.
Please prayerfully consider assisting this ministry. The work for you is very minimal. All we ask is that you look over your lessons before you teach them and that you are there to teach on those weeks that you have signed up for.
Thank you, Sunday School Committee.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Our list of volunteers for the nursery and serving coffee after the service is getting extremely small.
If you are not on either of these two lists would you please consider signing up?
Volunteering in the Nursery:
Where: come to the nursery 20 minutes before the service
What: snuggle, read, play, and sometimes change a diaper for babies and toddlers
Who: adults (younger and older men and women). Youth in grade 7 or higher
Why: so parents can worship
The goal is to have enough volunteers to be on a 2 to 3 month rotation. Currently it is every 4-6 weeks.
Serving Coffee
Where: After the service in the fellowship hall
What: serve coffee, tea, juice that has already been made. Clean up afterward. Load and unload the dish washer as needed
Who: Adults, families to serve coffee. Capable children are more than welcome to gather up the cups after.
Why: To encourage and promote members of our congregation to engage in conversation with each other and to get to know each other better
**Please email or call the church office to sign up.

EDUCATION MINISTRIES

Adult Education will begin again this evening at 6:00 pm. We will pick up our study of the Belgic Confession looking at Articles 20 and 21. We will take a closer look at the “Doctrine of Atonement” – who benefits from the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?

Faith Formation (High School) – We will meet this coming Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 pm. We will continue our study of the Lord’s Prayer and what the Heidelberg Catechism teaches us about this prayer.