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News for the Week of February 25, 2018

A few things to note….

In church on Sunday we will be thanking Sally for being our church administrator for 24 ½ years!  At the conclusion of the church service we will celebrate Sally’s upcoming retirement with a catered lunch.  If you haven’t RSVP’d and would like to join us for lunch, are looking for more information or have a message to be passed to Sally please send an email today to sally.retiring@gmail.com (from Ruth Duffield)

I also wish to draw your attention to two announcements in the enclosed document, be sure to read about our upcoming services for Holy Week and also about our Roast Beef Dinner happening later in April….

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

Worship Host:  Alastair McCallum
Greeters:  Don & Esmeralda Newnham
Worship Visuals:  Linda Haines Toner
Lay Worship Leader:   Vida Bridgeman
Gospel Reader:  John Hubbard
Sunday School Leader:  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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Heather Benjamiin

News for the Week of February 18, 2018

Here are your weekly announcements, happy reading!

And a special message from Ruth Duffield…

Sally’s Retirement Celebration is just over a week away on Sun Feb 25! If you will be joining us for the catered lunch, please remember to RSVP by this Sunday, Feb 18 on the bulletin board behind the coffee station or by email to sally.retiring@gmail.com. If you have any questions or have misplaced the email sent a few weeks ago, contact one of the committee members (Ruth Duffield, Jim Clubine, Karen Coll, Gary Crosby, Mark Cullen, Maureen Dudley, Tom Fyfe, Sharon Gayman Laird, Mike Moore, Linda Patterson, Henry Wong or Cynthia Yee) or send an email to sally.retiring@gmail.com.

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

Worship Host: Allistair McCallum
Greeters: Ross & Sandra Jull
Worship Visuals: Henry Wong
Lay Worship Leader: Cheryl Neave
Gospel Reader: Sally Sandiford
Sunday School Leader: Doug Sterling
Coffee Hosts: Choir
Communion Servers: Marilyn Parsons, Barb Davies, Henry Wong, Cynthia Yee, Marion McCallum, Allistair McCallum

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 February 11, 2018

Here are your weekly announcements AND your Lenten newsletter. Please be sure to have a look at both attachments as they contain important information about the upcoming Lenten season!

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

Worship Host: Sharon Gayman Laird
Greeters: Ken & Grace Ingraham
Worship Visuals: Sean Wyse
Lay Worship Leader: Ron Wyse
Gospel Reader: Mark Ono
Sunday School Leader: Ardith Knechtel
Coffee Hosts: Mark Ono’s Small Group

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 the Lenten Newsletter

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Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of February 4, 2018

Here are your weekly announcements for your reading pleasure. For those of you serving on church council and/or on committees, please note that we will include the Installation of Officers and Recognition of Committee Members during the service this Sunday, February 4th. This involves a short liturgy and all the necessary text will be included in the worship visuals on the screen.

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

Worship Host: Terry Simpson
Greeters: Gael Heritage & Ron Spark
Worship Visuals: Alastair McCallum
Lay Worship Leader: Doug Stirling
Gospel Reader: Valerie Clubine
Sunday School Leader: Heather Keeling
Coffee Hosts: A & P Committee

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 January 28, 2018

Here are your weekly announcements. Be sure to read the attachment and stay up to date on life at Central United Church. (I realize I’m two days early but I’ll be away from the church office Wednesday and Thursday this week.)

Sunday, January 28th is our Soup Lunch and Annual General Meeting taking place right after the worship service. I do hope many of you will attend. Also, if you can offer a crockpot of soup that would be most appreciated. (Just let Karen Coll, our Council Chair know if you are bringing a soup. Her email is karen.coll@sympatico.ca )

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

Worship Host: Karen Coll
Greeters: Garth & Liz Dynes
Worship Visuals: Pam Scarrow
Lay Worship Leader: Susan Fyfe
Gospel Reader: Joan Hubbert
Sunday School Leader: Pam Scarrow
Communion Servers: Brian Wong, Anne Wong, Barb Davies and Lynn Turner

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 January 21, 2018

Here are your weekly announcements as well as our 2017 Annual Report. Lots of reading this week! (Hard copies of the annual report will be available at the church.)

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

Worship Host: Karen Coll
Greeters: Lindsay & Ruth Duffield
Worship Visuals: Mark Ono
Lay Worship Leader: Mark Cullen
Gospel Reader: Barb Davies
Sunday School Leader: Vida Bridgeman
Coffee Hosts: Dave & Maureen Dudley’s Small Group

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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Click here to download the 2017 Annual Report

Sally Sandiford

News for the Week of January 14, 2018

Here are your weekly announcements – happy reading!

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: The Gadelrab/McGuire Family
Worship Visuals: Serag Gadelrab
Lay Worship Leader: Vida Bridgeman
Gospel Reader: Valerie Clubine
Sunday School Leader: Doug Stirling
Coffee Hosts: Dave & Diane Stouffer’s Small Group

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 January 7, 2018

Happy New Year! Here are your weekly announcements as of this Sunday, January 7, 2018! Happy reading!

For those of you who weren’t at church last Sunday, I regret to inform you that Roberta Ford’s husband Bill passed away last Saturday and Rev. Clubine will conduct his funeral service at Dixon Garland today at 12 noon. Roberta is a regular with us at Sunday morning worship services and we extend our sincere sympathy to her and her daughter Catherine.

And I should also mention to those long time Central members who may remember the Mitchell family from many years ago, that Marjorie Mitchell has died. Her funeral will be at Stouffville United Church on Saturday, January 13th at 3 p.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: Doug Carson
Greeters: Grace Wallis & Louise Morley
Worship Visuals: Pam Scarrow
Lay Worship Leader: Zoe Patinios
Gospel Reader: Lynn Turner
Sunday School Leader: Eilis Wu
Coffee Hosts: M & P Committee

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

Advent News for Christmas Week

Christmas is coming!  I do hope many of you can join us for our special worship services.

On Sunday, December 24th we will celebrate Advent IV at 10:00 a.m. with a worship service which includes the Sacrament of Communion.

For Christmas Eve we will have three “Lessons & Carols” services at 5 p.m.7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  The first service will offer our Christmas Pageant – a special children’s feature; then at 7 p.m. we will have a repeat of the Christmas Musical presented by Sarah Wyse and our choir (with the Sacrament of Communion & Light of the World Candle Lighting) and finally at 10:30 p.m. we will offer a quiet reflective service, again with the Sacrament of Communion & Light of the World Candle Lighting.

I have attached announcements for your reading.  Please note that due to some holiday time, these announcements cover both this Sunday, December 24th as well as Sunday, December 31st (when we will have a service as usual at 10:00 a.m.)  Also, I need to share some sad news:  church member Jack Fortnum has passed away.  A funeral service will be here at the church on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Details can be found here:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=norman-jack-fortnum&pid=187585996&fhid=17666 

And here is a reminder for those on duty for both Sundays.  PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM AS THERE ARE FIVE SERVICES LISTED.  We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Sunday, December 24th at 10 a.m.

Worship Host:  Brian Randall

Greeters:  Mark & Mary Cullen

Worship Visuals:  Bill Bryans

Lay Worship Leader:   Doug Stirling

Sunday School Leader:  Sharon Gayman Laird

Coffee Hosts:  Vida Bridgeman’s Small Group

Communion Servers:  Marian McCallum, Alastair McCallum, Valerie Clubine, Karl Burden, Lynn Turner and Mark Cullen

Sunday, December 24th at 5 p.m.

Worship Host:  Don Thomson

Greeters:  Doug & Vicki Carson

Worship Visuals:  Mark Ono

Sunday, December 24th at 7 p.m.

Worship Host:  Randy Holmes

Greeters:  Mark & Pam Scarrow

Worship Visuals:  Sharon Gayman Laird

Communion Servers:  Karl Burden, Doug Stirling, Laura Heighway, John Heighway, Perry Stover and Janet Stover

Sunday, December 24th at 10:30 p.m.

Worship Host:  Peter Miasek

Greeters:  Mark & Pat Ono

Worship Visuals:  Henry Wong

Communion Servers:  Pat Ono, Mark Ono, Valerie Clubine PLUS three more required.  Any volunteers?

Sunday, December 31st at 10:00 a.m.

Worship Host:  Brian Randall

Greeters:  Don & Shirley Thomson

Worship Visuals:  Alastair McCallum

Lay Worship Leader:   Cheryl Neave

Sunday School Leader:  Vida Bridgeman

Coffee Hosts:  Marian Hann’s Small Group

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

Advent News for the Week of December 17, 2017

Here are your weekly announcements – happy reading!

This Sunday, December 17th, is our annual Advent III musical presentation by our music director Sarah Wyse and choir. I hope you can come and enjoy, but if you can’t be here this Sunday, be sure to come on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. for a repeat presentation. (Other services on the 24th are at 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – see details in the attached announcements.)

And, we are looking for volunteers to help with Communion on December 24th. We need one more server for the 10 a.m. service; four more servers for the 7:00 p.m. service and three more servers for 10:30 p.m. Please sign up on the bulletin board or just send me a quick email and I’ll be happy to add you to the list.

Many of you may remember Rod McLeod, a former member and trustee of Central United. Sadly Rod passed away earlier this week and a memorial service will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 19th at 12 noon with visitation from 11 a.m. Here is the link to the obituary: http://www.chapelridgefh.com/book-of-memories/3371198/McLeod-Roderick/obituary.php

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

Worship Host: Scott Wetmore
Greeters: Randy Holmes & Tom Fyfe
Worship Visuals: Sharon Gayman Laird
Gospel Reader: Valerie Clubine
Sunday School Leader: Mark Ono
Coffee Hosts: Outreach Committee

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