Monthly Archives: June 2016

News for July 2016

Summer is here and I hope all of you can enjoy a calmer pace and enjoy more time outdoors. Typically, we only produce one bulletin for each of the months of July and August so I have attached July’s version for your information. Please note that I will not be sending out weekly email blasts this month unless there is important news to share.  I will however send an email to those who are on “duty” for Sunday mornings.

And here is a special announcement, relative to a meeting happening next week:

VISITATION & PASTORAL CARE INITIATIVE…In the month of May, we announced an exciting new initiative to rejuvenate, expand and grow our Visitation and Pastoral Care program. We held an initial meeting of the group of dedicated individuals mentioned below in early May and received the input that visitation and pastoral care was very important to our church community. As well, there was excitement about the prospect of growing the number of people involved and expanding the program. Since the initial meeting, a smaller group of individuals (Martha Stirling, John Frotten, Scott Wetmore and Dr. Rev. Jim Clubine) met on two occasions to flesh out the program in a little more detail and plan our next steps. We have been working on the development of a “mission statement”, or more simply put, our objectives and who we want to visit/connect with, an orientation (training) session, some structure around how the program might work and a general discussion of our recruitment and communication strategies. We believe we have developed an excellent framework for the program and are planning expanded visitation and pastoral care activities beginning in the fall. However, we would like to obtain further thoughts on what we have planned. If you are interested in getting involved with this initiative or are just interested in listening to our thinking to date, you are most welcome to attend a meeting of the group to be held at the Church on Tuesday, July 5, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Attending this meeting does not obligate anyone to be involved with visitation or other pastoral care activities in the future – your feedback will be truly valued by the group. Please let Sally Sandiford know by email or in person if you can attend. Your Visitation & Pastoral Care Team – Rev. Dr. Jim Clubine, Rev. Karl Burden, Martha Stirling, Mary Cullen, Ken Barnett, Jean Cuthbertson, Shirley Thomson, John Frotten, Glen MacSween, Joan Wilson, Karen Coll, Linda Patterson, Ward & Marian Hann, Scott Wetmore

And a reminder for those on duty for this Sunday, July 3rd. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Doug Carson
Greeters: Ward & Marian Hann
Worship Visuals: Christopher Laird
Lay Worship Leader: Ron Wyse
Lemonade Hosts: Volunteer needed!

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

Click here to download July’s news

Sally Sandiford

New for the Week of June 26, 2016

Here are your weekly announcements – happy reading!  Please note a need for volunteers to move the pews out of the sanctuary on July 17th.  If you can spare us an hour that day after the service, the job would be done in no time!

Additionally, we also need volunteers to serve “Lemonade on the Lawn” on Sunday mornings after worship.  Openings are available all of July and most of August, so please check your calendars and sign up!  Thank you.

Also, some of you may encounter a small road closure on Main Street on Sunday morning (between Carlton & Fred Varley Drive) for a Car Show.  This should not affect your access to church as the Concession Road (that runs parallel to and just east of Main Street) will be open as will all other surrounding streets.

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday.  We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host:  Doug Carson

Greeters:  Anne & Brian Wong

Worship Visuals:  Serag Gadelrab

Lay Worship Leader:   Mark Ono

Gospel Reader:  Marjorie Wetmore

Sunday School Leader:  Sharon Gayman Laird

Lemonade Hosts:  Don & Shirley Thomson

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of June 19, 2016

Here are your weekly announcements – please be sure to read up on all the latest church news and activities!

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday.  We thank all of you for your service to your church.  Please note that we need volunteers to serve lemonade on subsequent Sundays in the Summer – so if this is something you could help with, please check your calendars and sign up!  Thank you. 

Worship Host:  Alastair McCallum

Greeters:  Verna Hallworth & Neil Leering

Worship Visuals:  Mark Ono

Lay Worship Leader:   Cheryl Neave

Gospel Reader:  Mark Ono

Sunday School Leader:  Sharon Gayman Laird

Lemonade Hosts:  Henry Wong & Cynthia Yee

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of June 12, 2016

Here are your weekly announcements – happy reading!

Here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. You will note we need someone to host the lemonade and others to serve communion. Please volunteer! (Thanks everyone for your service to your church!)

Worship Host: Alastair McCallum
Greeters: Vernal & Bernice Hudson
Worship Visuals: Bill Bryans
Lay Worship Leader: Marilyn Patterson
Gospel Reader: Janet Stover
Sunday School Leader: Pat & Mark Ono
Lemonade Host: Volunteer Needed
Communion Servers: Mark Ono, Pat Ono, Valerie Clubine – 3 more volunteers needed!

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

Looking forward to seeing many of you on Sunday!

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of June 5, 2016

Here are your weekly announcements – happy reading!

As previously announced, this weekend is Unionville Festival. Main Street will be closed all day Sunday north of the railway tracks, so you will need to enter from the south – i.e. Hwy. 7, AND, due to a community run event, access to the church lot will not be available until 9 a.m. Although you may encounter “road closed” signs; we have been assured that church goers will be allowed through and able to access our parking lot as of 9 a.m.

And here is a reminder for those on duty for Sunday. We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Worship Host: Barb Davies
Greeters: Mark & Pat Ono
Worship Visuals: Pam Scarrow
Lay Worship Leader: Ron Wyse
Gospel Reader: Ruth Duffield
Sunday School Leader: Karen Hauth
Lemonade Host: Pam Scarrow

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.
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Sally Sandiford