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The Alpha Course at Elim Pentecostal Church

Ever feel like life is like a roller coaster and what is the real meaning of Life? Ever wonder about where you can go to ask questions or explore the Christian Faith. Why not try an Alpha Course? Alpha is a 10-week course starting September 26 and is designed to help people explore the Christian faith in a non-threatening environment. Some topics covered are Who Is Jesus? Why Did Jesus Die? How Does God Guide Us? The night starts off with a meal, video and small group discussion.

Have any questions, give Wanda a call at 364-8778. Would love to hear from you.

8-Week Bereavement Information and Support Group

There will be an 8-week Grief and Bereavement Information and Support Group from October 17 to December 5.

Time:  7 – 9 p.m.

Location:  Room 6140 (East) at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital

Date:  Tuesday evenings, October 17 – December 5

To register, please call 777-8972 or email

Easter Seals Wheelchair Basketball Program

Play an inclusive game that’s open to all interested players!

Tuesdays – Developmental Wheelchair Basketball, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Wednesdays – Competitive Wheelchair Basketball, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Easter Seals House, 206 Mount Scio Road

All equipment provided.

For more info, e-mail

Bible Study at Wesley Church

Rev. Bill Mercer will be holding a Bible Study each Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm at Wesley United Church, 101 Patrick Street. All are welcome to attend.

West Central NL 2017 Programs

For more info on any of the following programs and events, call 293-0538.

Weekly Programs:

Grand Falls-Windsor and Botwood Prayer Meetings – Every Wednesday night (except for last Wednesday of each month) at 7 PM, September-November. Held in Botwood at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and in Grand Falls-Windsor (call 293-0538 for location). Suitable for ages 18+.

The Junction – A place where youth can intersect with God and ask questions about life. Suitable for ages 13-18.
Cottrell’s Cove (call 293-0538 for times and location)
– After School Sports, every Monday except for the last of each month (September-November)
– Movie Discussion, last Monday of the month (September-November)
Point Leamington (call 293-0538 for times and location)
– Gym Night, every Wednesday night (September-November)
– Discussion, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (September-November)


Monthly Programs:

Friendship Suppers at the Botwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, last Wednesday of each month at 5:15 PM, except for December

Dinner and a Movie – Wednesday, November 29


One Time Events:

Cottrell’s Cove Movie night – November 27 (call 293-0538 for time and location)

Grand Falls-Windsor Film Screening – November 28 (call 293-0538 for time and location)

Cottrell’s Cove Singings – At the Seventh-day Adventist Church. An organized interdenominational informal event for local and guest musicians to come and provide an evening of gospel singing. A devotional thought will be given with a lunch afterwards.

– Friday, December 8, 7 PM

Botwood Christmas Concert – December 16, 7 PM at the Botwood SDA Church – Our annual Christmas concert featuring the New Life Singers. An offering will be collected for Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and following the concert there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments.

Coastal Sounds Community Choir Fall Rehearsals

Coastal Sounds Community Choir invites you to join them for their 11th year of singing in CBS! Rehearsals take place Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at Holy Spirit High School. New members are always welcome, no audition required. If you love to sing, this choir is for you! Visit or email for more info.

Leaves Must be in Paper Bags, Beginning October

Beginning in October, leaves placed at the curb for pick up must be in paper yard waste bags.

From Monday, October 2 to Friday, December 1, leaves in paper yard waste bags will be collected on the same day as garbage pick-up in each area and do not count toward the 10 garbage bag limit.

Leaves in plastic bags will not be collected and will be left at the curbside.

Given the economic and environmental costs of landfilling wastes, the City of St. John’s is committed to diverting materials away from the landfill when feasible.

RONA stores in the St. John’s metro area are supporting this initiative by offering a ‘Buy One, Get One’ coupon for paper yard waste bags. Coupons are available at RONA locations.

Leaves can also be dropped off at the Residential Drop Off at Robin Hood Bay, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Sundays and Mondays).

Residents are encouraged to first choose more environmentally friendly and economically prudent methods of leaf disposal including mulching with a mower, adding leaves directly to gardens, flower beds, or backyard compost bins.

More details about leaf disposal and collection can be found at

St. Theresa’s Prayer Group

Meets every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish Office upstairs in the St. Clement’s room. Contact Sheila at 745-9297.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Have you sometimes wished you could spend a holiday “sober”?

Contact us – Alcoholics Anonymous at 1-888-579-5215, or visit

Pre-Christmas Roast Beef Dinner (Foxtrap)

All Saints Parish Ways and Means Committee, Foxtrap are hosting a pre-Christmas Roast Beef dinner and entertainment by Bugs and Debbie Greene.  Meal and entertainment will commence at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 30th. Tickets must be purchased and picked up in advance. Closing date for ticket sales will be November 24th. For more information, please contact Sandra at 240-2114, Aura at 834-9384 or the Parish Office at 834-4501.

Annual Food Drive 2017

From November 20 to November 24 the City of St. John’s is holding a food drive to collect non-perishable food items in support of the Community Food Sharing Association.

To participate, residents are asked to package non-perishable food items and place it outside the home, in locations highly visible from the road, by 8 a.m. on their garbage day. City staff will collect the donations beginning at 8 a.m.

Residents in apartment buildings should ask their building manager to organize a collection area and to contact 311 (754-CITY) to arrange a pickup.

Food items can also be dropped off at City Hall, the H.G.R. Mews Centre, Paul Reynolds Community Centre, or the Southlands, Kilbride Lions and Shea Heights Community Centres.

The City and Councillors will post daily tallies on social media using #nlfooddrive.

The Community Food Sharing Association stocks food banks throughout the province; commonly needed items include:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheese Whiz
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Soup and Stew
  • Dried Pasta, Noodles and Rice
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Meat and Fish
  • Beans and Legumes
  • Canned Vegetables and Fruit
  • Canned/Powdered Milk
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Baking Supplies

Cowan Heights United Church Fundraiser

Silent Night, Holy Night – Celebrating Christmas with Music and Friends

Featuring:  Bailey Collins, Luke Tremblett, Les Ms. Choir, Shelley Neville and Peter Halley

Cowan Heights United Church (141 Frecker Drive), November 24th at 7:00pm

Call the church office at 745-2871 for tickets.

Christmas Gospel Concert

A Christmas Gospel Concert will be held on November 24th, at the Salvation Army Citadel on Adams Avenue. It will begin at 7:30 pm, with a Prelude of Christmas music by the St. John’s Citadel Band at 7:00 pm. The concert will feature the Cantus Vocum Choir, the Wesley Male Choir and other vocalists and musicians. Tickets are available by calling Bernice at 368-1850 or Glenys at 739-6391, or will be available at the door.

Cowan Heights United Church Community Craft Fair

Calling on all vendors: Cowan Heights United Church, 141 Frecker Drive, is hosting a Community Craft Fair in the church auditorium, and we are seeking all vendors with craft/baked goods who would like to participate. The event will be held on November 25th, beginning at 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Call the church office at 745-2871 by November 17th to book a table.

Exhibition Opening at the Craft Council Gallery

The Craft Council Gallery celebrates all things good this holiday season with our annual exhibition Comfort and Joy. Both our galleries will be brimming with some of the finest crafts our province has to offer.

Cozy up to craft this holiday season at Comfort and Joy!

Comfort and Joy: Main and Annex Galleries
November 25 – December 20
Opening Reception – November 25 from 2–4 pm
Devon House Craft Centre, 59 Duckworth Street. Snacks and refreshments; everyone welcome.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday  – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Admission is free and all are welcome.

For further information please contact:
Kailey Bryan, Gallery Director
E-mail:, phone: 753-2749


Coastal Sounds Community Choir – Christmas Cantata

Coastal Sounds Choir Association will present its 5th Annual Christmas Cantata Project on December 16th and invites all interested singers to join the massed choir.

For more information and to register, visit

African Dance at the Library

African Dance Workshop With the Maritime Centre for African Dance.
November 25th, 2:30 PM
All ages welcome
AC Hunter Public Library Community Room
Please call 737-3950 to register

St. Mark’s Anglican Church

St. Mark’s Anglican Church will hold a Silent Auction at East Point Elementary (Middleton Street) on November 25 at 7 p.m. Join us for snacks, live music and a chance to get some unique Christmas gifts – or perhaps a treat for yourself! Again this year we will have several items auctioned off live by a professional auctioneer, with a week’s stay at a beautiful Florida holiday home as the main item. Tickets will be available after church services, from the office or at the door.

For more information, please call 726-3213.

Wesley United Church Christmas Social

Wesley’s Christmas Social will take place on November 25th at the RCAF Club (565 Roosevelt Avenue) in Pleasantville. Dinner (chicken or roast beef) will be served at 7:00 pm with entertainment of your choice to follow. Tickets can be obtained by calling Marvin (579-7900), Pheobe (726-1689) or the church office at 579-3682. Tickets must be ordered by November 20th. All are welcome.

Lady Cove and Newman Sound present Feliz Navidad

Lady Cove and Newman Sound present Feliz Navidad

Featuring Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Newman Sound Men’s Choir and arrangements made famous by the Juno award-winning Vancouver Chamber Choir, Feliz Navidad is an authentic world-fusion Christmas.

November 25, 8 pm at Gower Street United Church

Tickets available at the Holy Heart Theatre Box Office, 55 Bonaventure Avenue.

Visit online or e-mail

Phone: 579-4424

Box office hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am – 5pm

Christmas Concert

Join us for an evening of Christmas music as we ring in the Christmas season at Faith Pentecostal Church, 36 Foxtrap Access Road on Sunday, November 26 at 6:30 pm. Music by Angelina Richards, Gordon White, Pastor Stephen and Natasha Goulding and many others. This is a free event but a love offering will be taken for Change Matters.

Wesley Male Choir with Special Guests ”Turbot Cheeks”

Rev. Bill Mercer with the Wesley Male choir will conduct their monthly evening service on November 26, beginning with a sing-along at 6:50 p.m. The special guests for this service will be the musical group “Turbot Cheeks”. It should be an interesting service of hymns and the spoken word by Rev. Bill. We would love to see you there, all are welcome.

Aurora Women’s Choir Fall Schedule

Aurora Women’s Choir invites experienced singers to audition for their 4th year of singing in CBS! Rehearsals take place Sundays at 7 pm at Topsail United Church. Prospective members should come prepared to sing a selection of their choice as well as complete a sight-singing test. Visit or email for more info.

Intercultural Film Series

Intercultural expert Dr. Willow Anderson invites you to join us for an evening of film and discussion on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00 PM in the AC Hunter Public Library Community Room. Come and watch the NFB film, Speakers for the Dead, by Jennifer Holness and David Sutherland.

Call 737-3950 to register.

Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival

After an overwhelming response last year, we are thrilled to be hosting our second annual Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival!

This year will be more to see and more nights to enjoy during the holidays!

Tickets are limited, purchase online. Tickets at door based on availability, only available at the door if the evening has not already sold out online.


November 29 and 30
December 1-3
December 6-10
December 13-17

Doors will open at 6 pm, and last admittance will be at 8:30 pm, finishing up for the evening at 9 pm.

What to expect:

– This is a winter walking experience where you will:
– Walk through a caterpillar of lights
– See sparkling lights and glowing candles
– Purchase hot chocolate, don’t forget to bring your reusable mug for a discounted price!
– Take a family picture in our glamorous gazebo
– Spot our Christmas Gnomes
– Stop by our Garden Gift Shop for some great Christmas gift ideas
– And more!

Come see the Garden in a new light: You will walk away feeling Merry and Bright!

*NEW* – Shuttle service for select festival nights. To enhance our visitor experience on our anticipated busiest evenings, we have added a complimentary shuttle service.

Fall Prevention at the Library

Anyone can fall. Take steps to prevent from it happening to you! Join us for an information session featuring Kim Furlong at the AC Hunter Public Library on November 29th at 6:30 PM.

Call 737-3950 to register.

VOWR Presents: John Curran and Friends

VOWR presents John Curran and Friends (Wilf Curran, Ray Walsh, Greg Walsh and Brenda Gatherall) in concert at Wesley United Church, December 1st at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Fred’s Records, O’Brien’s Music, Outfitter’s Army/Navy Store (Topsail Road) or by calling the Wesley Church office at 579-3682.

Habitat for Humanity Great Big Chocolate Build

The Great Big Chocolate Build is a family-friendly fund raising event that involves the purchase and decorating of Chocolate Houses, a twist on the traditional Christmas Gingerbread House, at the Habitat Homebuilding Factory. This holiday season event will be hosted at The Comfort Inn on Airport Road. Families come together to build chocolate homes while raising collective awareness of HabitatNL’s vision that everyone deserves a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. Each child taking part is helping ensure more kids their age will have a home that they are proud to call their own this holiday season.

This event includes three build shifts: 10:00 am to 11:00 am; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm; and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Unfortunately this event CANNOT be guaranteed a peanut free zone.

Tickets for Habitat for HumanityNL’s Great Big Chocolate Build on December 2nd are available to purchase online at or at the ReStore.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Christmas Trivia at the Library

Christmas Trivia at the Library on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 pm at the A.C. Hunter Library Adult Program, first floor.

Call 737-3950 to sign up or register a team.

Ladies Christmas Banquet

Hillgate Joys Christian Fellowship will be hosting a Christmas Banquet for women on Monday, December 11 at Eastern Gate Church, 759 Empire Avenue. Time: 6:00 pm. Menu: Christmas Turkey Cold Plate. Everyone must register by Wednesday, December 6. Theme: A Christmas Card! It will be an evening of fun, fellowship and relaxation over dinner. Make plans to attend. Call Jean at 364-2219.

DFO/SAEN Presentation – Changes in Salmon Management

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) will be hosting a public talk entitled “Response of anglers to changes in the management of Atlantic Salmon” on Thursday, December 7th at 7:30 pm at the Fluvarium. The presentation will be given by DFO Scientist Geoff Veinott. The event is free and open to the public, so we hope to see you there. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.

Christmas Tea and Sale

On the weekend of December 8, 9 and 10 the Anna Templeton Centre will transform itself into a Christmas Tea and Sale.

With three floors of craft fair, it is a great opportunity do some unique holiday shopping. There’s also yummy eats and treats in the tea room. Be sure to go by 278 Duckworth Street on December 8, 9, and 10.

Admission fee to the Christmas Tea and Sale supports a great cause.

Old Fashioned Christmas Pudding Sale

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Mount Pearl will be making old fashioned Christmas puddings. Puddings will be ready for pick up December 9th. Call the church office at 747-1022 to order yours today. All proceeds from the sale will be going to the Youth Group.

Topsail United Church Men’s Club Annual Breakfast

Topsail United Church Men’s Club Annual Breakfast will be held on December 9th from 8-11 A.M. Usual great menu. Face painting, colouring and pictures.

All are welcome.

For more info, call Bob Bennett at 782-0388.

Christmas Holly Tea

The ACW of St. John the Evangelist Church Topsail will be holding their annual Christmas Holly Tea on December 9 at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are available from Louise at  834-7385. Be sure to book your ticket early as this has proven to be a very popular afternoon event in our Parish.

Candlelight Vigil: to remember those who died by suicide

This annual vigil is held to remember those who died by suicide and to support family and friends who are survivors of suicide loss. Gather in music, poems, prayers and candle lighting. Everyone is invited to bring a framed photograph of their loved one to be displayed during the vigil. Music by Shelley Neville, Peter Halley, Dan Dillon, and Judy Brazil. Please feel free to bring along cookies/cake for tea following the vigil. All are welcome.

Date: Sunday, December 10
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: St. Patrick’s Church, 6 Patrick Street
Parking: Parking is available in church parking lot on Patrick Street

For additional information please contact:
Kim at 864-8101, 691-8978 or
Tina at 726-4223 or

Vey and Reynolds Christmas Concert

Topsail United Church presents Vey and Reynolds Christmas Concert on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m., presenting a number of local performers.

Tickets are available by calling the church office at 834-4567 or at the door. Donations for the CBS Food Bank appreciated.

Coastal Sounds Community Choir Holiday Concert (Foxtrap)

Coastal Sounds Choir Association invites you to celebrate the season with our 10th Annual Holiday Concert! Featuring Coastal Sounds Community Choir, Aurora Women’s Choir, and a presentation of the 5th Annual Christmas Cantata with Orchestra and Massed Choir. December 16th at 7:30 pm at All Saints Anglican Church in Foxtrap. Tickets available at, Taylor’s Fish Market, from choir members, or reserve at 700-6715. Donations for the CBS Food Bank appreciated. Please note all CSCA events are scent-free.

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