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Weekly News for Sunday, November 6, 2022

Encounters With Jesus

Loud Mouth Peter - Where is True Life Found?

We will consider two different encounters that Jesus had with Peter. Through these encounters, Peter learns where life is truly found.

Matthew 16:21-27


THIS WEEK


Monday, November 7
9:30 am  Men's & Women's Prayer
7:00 pm  Growth Group #3

Tuesday, November 8
9:00 am  Growth Groups 6, 7, 8
4:00 pm  Christmas Musical Rehearsal
7:00 pm  Youth Study

Wednesday, November 9
9:30 am   Keenagers (Seniors 55+) 
4:00 pm   AWANA
5:30 pm   Prayer for Ukraine, Russia and Beyond
5:40 pm   Trek & Journey
7:00 pm   Growth Group #11 
7:00 pm   Grief Share
7:30 pm   Young Adults 

Thursday, November 10
6:30 pm  Growth Group #13 - Single Moms
7:00 pm  Men’s Floor Hockey

Friday, November 11
Office Closed
5:00 pm  Grace's Table Meal Pick-Up

Sunday, November 12
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
12:45 pn  Young Adults Mission Trip Meeting
1:00 pm  Growth Groups #1 & #2


CHURCH LIFE UPDATES


The Worship Service will also be on Facebook and YouTube at 9:15am Sunday mornings.   For more information please visit our website or or watch for The Loop - our weekly e-newsletter. If you do not receive The Loop you can download it here from our website.  Click HERE to sign up to receive The Loop in your email weekly.

ARE YOU NEW TO SGAC? We want to help you get connected.  Fill out a connection card and stop by the Welcome Centre so we can meet you & give you a small gift to say thanks for joining us.  We hope SGAC will soon start to feel like home! 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING is available for nursery to grade 6.  Please visit the Check In Kiosk in the foyer to sign in your children. 

Do you want to know more about the CLC project? A new highlight sheet is available at the Welcome Centre.  Click here to view the digital copy.

GRACE'S TABLE - We all go through tough times. If a meal would be helpful to you or someone you know, Grace's Table would love to help out. Meal pick up is Friday, November 11 from 5-6:30 pm. Click here to register or call the church office. Registration closes at noon on Monday. 

FRIDAY OFFICE HOURS are changing. For the months of November & December we will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please note we are closed on November 11 for the Remembrance Day holiday. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES are availabale at the Welcome Centre. Return filled boxes before NEXT Sunday, November 13.

YOUTH RETREAT - November 18 to 20 at Camp Nakamun. Cost is $150 until November 15. Click here to register.  For more information contact Pastor Josh.

HALLOWEEN CANDY DONATIONS - Children’s Ministry is looking for donations of candy to provide candy bags following the Christmas Musical. If you have extra candy that you would like to donate please
contact Pastor Coreen.

DLST - November 17-19, “Journey Towards Wholeness” with Dr. Ron Crossland. Join us for a spiritual/emotional growth model with emphasis on restoration. Topics will include replacing a false belief system, replacing wrong relationships and immature human response with God’s wisdom.  Contact Pastor Coreen to register or for more information. 

FAITH ON FIRE - Sunday, November 20 at 7 pm. Join us for a Night in Worship to our King. 

GRADE 5/6 COMMUNITY NIGHT - Friday, November 25 at 6:30 pm. Grade 5/6’s invite your friends for a time of fun hanging out together. 

CHRISTMAS DECORATING TEAM NEEDED - If you are interested in helping to decorate the stage and
foyer for Christmas this year please contact Pastor Andrew

TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION on these & other events check out the following:

 Website - sgac.net

 Facebook - @sprucegrovealliancechurch, @sgacwomen, @sgacyouth, @sgackeenagersgroup, @sgackids

 Instagram - @sga.church, @youngadults.sgac, @sgacyouth, @sgac.women

 YouTube - @sprucegrovealliancechurch

Are you in “The Loop”?  Don’t miss out on Pastor Brent’s weekly e-newsletter which comes out every Wednesday afternoon.  If you have not subscribed to SGAC’s e-newsletter, you can do that at “SGAC Downloads” on our website where you can also read this week’s edition of The Loop. 


Giving Update

Weekly Giving - Oct. 24 to Oct. 30, 2022
General Fund                                        $17,348    
Weekly Budget Required                    $23,963

Monthly Update—Oct. 2022           
General Fund                                        $118,566
General Fund Giving (18 wk avg.)    $19,951
Future Development Fund                $44,180

Church Year Update—July 1 to Oct. 30, 2022
General Fund Revenue—YTD           $360,116
General Fund Expenses—YTD         $328,786
Budget Required—YTD                     $431,334
Budget Shortfall                                 $71,218
Global Advance Giving                      $42,040
Canadian Ministries Giving              $6,701
Future Develop. Fund Giving           $131,077


Please note the following options for giving: 

ONLINE GIVING
Whether it is a one-time gift or you would like to schedule a recurring donation, you can  give online to Spruce Grove Alliance Church.  This option allows you to give using a Visa debit card or the traditional Visa or MasterCard credit cards. 

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
Pick up a pre-authorized debit agreement form from our church office or download one here. You can fill it out and then with a voided cheque - you can either scan it and email it to the office, or drop it off during regular office hours. 

INTERAC/DEBIT
During office hours, you can drop by and use the INTERAC/DEBIT machine at the Welcome Centre, then fill out your donation envelope as normal including your name, address, giving number and insert your debit receipt so we can disburse funds as directed in the Box on the counter. 

E-TRANSFER
Use E-Transfer to give at SGAC, using give@sgac.net.  Please include your offering envelope number and contact information.  In the notes section please indicate how you would like your donation designated, ie. General Fund, Canadian Ministries etc.. The money is deposited directly into the church account and does not require a security question.  (This method of giving is not to be used for registrations.) 

IN PERSON
During office hours, you can stop by the church office and drop off your donation in a sealed envelope.  Mark it Finance / Confidential 

By MAIL / CHEQUE
Mail your donation to:
Spruce Grove Alliance Church
Attn: Finance
250 Century Road
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 1W6 

Thank you for your generosity in giving to SGAC.

Questions: Please contact the church office at 780 962 4700 or by email corina.langdon@sgac.net.  You may also visit our website at www.sgac/Give


PRAYER


Please pray for:

Our Christian Workers: A & J work with the C&MA and are serving in the Asian Spice Region.  SGAC is their home church.  They have three children. 

Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Adult Ministries & Missions – Pastor Joel Marquez.  Pastor Joel is married to Lolet. 

Our Support Team Staff Member: Dave Janssen. Dave is married to Dawn and they have six children. 

Our Elders Team Member: Kenton Breitkreuz.  Kenton is married to Laurie and they have two adult children. 

If you would like personal prayer please join our Pastors and prayer team in the Sanctuary following the service. If you are joining us online please send your prayer request to us by clicking here. We want to pray for your needs.


FAMILY MATTERS

Our sincere condolences to Doug and family in the passing of Joyce Kelly. 

Thanks to a generous donor join us for donuts following the service. 


COMMUNITY  MATTERS 
Late Night Cafe is a winter emergency response for Spruce Grove’s unsheltered community & they are looking for volunteers. For more information contact Torene at 780-306-1699.

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