Pastoral Letter: September 25, 2020 – Return to Sanctuary

Pastoral Letter: September 25, 2020 – Return to Sanctuary

Return to Sanctuary September 27 2020 Dear friends, Worship is in the sanctuary this Sunday, September 27th. Then the Reopen Team will monitor local and provincial developments and decide on a weekly basis. There is no pre-registration. The first 35 households (or max 50 people) will be seated. All others are asked to participate online with the Facebook live stream. People attending worship are required to wear a mask and…Keep Reading

September 27th, 2020 Worship in the Sanctuary

September/ October 2020 Links to upcoming Community Events

CMHA: Mind Over Mood https://www.facebook.com/cmhamiddlesex/photos/a.229483220586265/1557611251106782/ LEADS Employment Services: Options https://www.facebook.com/LeadsEmploymentServices/photos/a.431537513630664/3245866192197768/ Middlesex County Library: Surprise Bags https://www.facebook.com/MiddlesexCountyLibrary/photos/a.393417044051959/3463749807018652 Strathroy Caradoc Fire Fighters: Fill the Boot https://www.facebook.com/strathroycaradoc/photos/a.914267568606370/3605903532776080 VON Middlesex-Elgin: Virtual Healing Souls https://www.facebook.com/VictorianOrderofNursesME/photos/a.1784794138405039/2698277940389983/   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.   Thank you for all that you do and have a wonderful day!   Patti Baratta Office Administrator Strathroy United Church (519) 245-0276

Forest Beef BBQ – October 23, 2020

Pastoral Letter: September 14, 2020

Cancelled indoor service. Now outdoor @ 10am on Sunday, September 20th. Indoor cancelled but outdoor still at 10am Posted by Strathroy United Church on Saturday, September 19, 2020 Pastoral Letter September 14 2020 Return to Sanctuary Dear friends, This Sunday marks 196 days — 27 Sundays — since we last gathered in the sanctuary for worship. This Sunday, September 20th, we return to the sanctuary for worship. I am excited,…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: September 4, 2020

Pastoral Letter September is Coming Dear friends, September is upon us, and we’re getting busy! This Sunday is Baptism, and we hope you can attend this outdoor service. Don’t forget our pen pal program. We need you to volunteer as a pen pal for one of our congregation’s children. See below this letter for the original invitation. Wednesday Bible study resumes September 9th @ 10:30am. All are welcome. See the…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: August 27, 2020

Pastoral Letter: August 27, 2020

Pastoral Letter September is Coming Dear friends, September is upon us, and we’re getting busy! This Sunday is Confirmation and Communion. Please bring your own bread and juice for communion as we celebrate the conformation of Olivia Barker and Cole Blackmore. Don’t forget our pen pal program. We need you to volunteer as a pen pal for one of our congregation’s children. See below this letter for the original invitation….Keep Reading

Strathroy United Pen Pals

Letter of Invitation Strathroy United Pen Pals We need pen pals to keep our kids connected to Strathroy United Church. Our children need your help! The pandemic has kept everyone from Sunday worship, including our children and youth. When children return to school in September, many children may avoid Sunday worship and other community activities to reduce exposure. Letter writing is a simple way to keep our congregation’s children connected. Did you…Keep Reading

FOOD DRIVE

Food Drive Dear friends, If you have non-perishable food items to donate, we encourage you to take them directly to the Salvation Army.  The Salvation Army is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  To reach the Salvation Army directly, call 519-245-5398. The Salvation Army Food Bank is currently in need of: Pudding (boxes or cups) Instant potatoes Sidekicks Boxed macaroni & cheese Egg…Keep Reading

2020 Vacation Bible School Cancelled

2020 Vacation Bible School Cancelled

      Vacation Bible School Cancelled Dear Parents and Children of Strathroy United Church, Due to the current conditions, the Community Life Team has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Vacation Bible School program for this summer. We look forward to seeing everyone next year and wish everyone an amazing summer. Yours faithfully, Tina Zimmermann Chair of Community Life Team

Update on Building Closure: June 17, 2020

Update on Building Closure: June 17, 2020

Update on Building Closure Dear Strathroy United Church Congregation, The Council met Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  After a fulsome discussion, a presentation of reopening requirements, and a consideration of what other local United Churches are doing, it was determined that the Strathroy United Church building will remain closed until further notice.  Although the provincial government has given permission for churches to reopen their buildings, it is up to each church…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: June 3, 2020

Pastoral Letter: June 3, 2020

2020-06-03 Dear friends, Please join our online Communion gathering this Sunday, June 7th. The Zoom gathering begins at 9:30am and Communion liturgy begins at 10:00am. Similar to our May online gathering, you provide your own bread and juice (or cracker and milk if available). You can connect using your computer or telephone, and the connection information is below. Please join your congregation as we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion….Keep Reading