Pandemic Response Team: April 17, 2020

Greetings All, As you are all aware, our Pandemic Response Team continues to collect food and monetary donations for our local food bank.  As well, a sewing initiative was undertaken last week and we have about seven ladies who have been (or are) sewing diligently.  To date, their efforts have produced about 45 laundry bags, 10 scrub caps, and 30 non-medical face masks. The laundry bags and scrub caps are…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: April 16, 2020

Pastoral Letter: April 16, 2020

Dear friends, Thank you for your ongoing participation with Strathroy United Church ministries. One month ago we moved Sunday worship services online to Facebook. A pandemic response team was created to ensure our community outreach continued. A pastoral care team began telephone check-in calls to every household in our congregation. And you continue your generous financial support. An unfortunate loss during the closure is Children’s Worship. I miss Sunday morning children’s time. Worship is better when…Keep Reading

Pandemic Response Initiatives Update: April 14, 2020

Pandemic Response Initiatives Update: April 14, 2020

Sewing Initiative Since our email of last week, we have received many donations of fabric and other supplies.  If there are people who would like to sew the laundry bags, scrub caps, or non-medical masks, please contact either Cathy Adkin or Brenda Bourdeau and they will be happy to provide you with the supplies you need. Please note that the laundry bags and scrub caps are going to local health…Keep Reading

Weekly Announcements: April 12, 2020

Weekly Announcements: April 12, 2020

Dear friends, I’m sending this week’s pastoral letter a few days early to ensure you know about our Holy Week activities. 5 Minute Coping Tips. On Monday of Holy Week, I posted a brief video with tips on coping psychologically during the pandemic. The video is posted on our Facebook page (see link below). Wednesday Bible Study continues on Zoom at 10:30am. You can join by Zoom or telephone. To participate,…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: April 7, 2020

Pastoral Letter: April 7, 2020

Dear friends, I’m sending this week’s pastoral letter a few days early to ensure you know about our Holy Week activities. 5 Minute Coping Tips. On Monday of Holy Week, I posted a brief video with tips on coping psychologically during the pandemic. The video is posted on our Facebook page (see link below). Wednesday Bible Study continues on Zoom at 10:30am. You can join by Zoom or telephone. To participate,…Keep Reading

Food Drive

Dear friends, In this COVID-19 pandemic world, both the Hospitality Meals and Soup Kitchen at Strathroy United Church have been suspended.  As a result, the Pandemic Response Team has been established. In an attempt to continue to support our mission of helping the vulnerable in our community, it has been decided to conduct a Food Drive.  To maintain the new physical distancing standard, arrangements will be made to pick up your…Keep Reading

Dear friends, As we approach our third Sunday of cancelled worship services at Strathroy United Church, I want you to know that your congregation continues important ministries in the community. Worship. The recorded worship service (including children’s time) will be posted online Sunday morning. You can find it on our Facebook page. Fellowship. Join our Zoom chat room Sunday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am. You’ll find the link on…Keep Reading

Services Cancelled until April 5, 2020 Inclusive

Services Cancelled until April 5, 2020 Inclusive

Dear friends, Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we respond as a congregation to pandemic developments. Your Council Executive met by email to decide next steps. Sunday services are cancelled to April 5th inclusive (this includes children’s worship and fellowship/coffee time) Good Friday service is cancelled all in-person church programs and team meetings are cancelled but may occur by online or telephone as necessary (e.g., Wednesday morning…Keep Reading

Week at a Glance: March 15, 2020

Week at a Glance: March 15, 2020

Week at a Glance Sunday, March 15 10:00am  Worship & Children’s Worship (Lent 3) 11:00am  Soup & Roll Sunday 12:15pm  Community Life Team Meeting Monday, March 16 12:00pm  Soup Kitchen 6:30pm  YFC NERF Night (Senior) Tuesday, March 17 11:30am  Meal Planning Group Wednesday, March 18 10:30am  Bible Study Group 1:30pm  ARWRC Information Meeting 7:00pm  ARWRC Information Meeting 7:00pm  Strathroy Friendly Group Thursday, March 19 10:00am  Lay Visitation Meeting 7:15pm  Senior…Keep Reading

Weekly Announcements: March 13, 2020

Weekly Announcements: March 13, 2020

Week at a Glance Sunday, March 15 10:00am  Worship & Children’s Worship (Lent 3) 11:00am  Soup & Roll Sunday 12:15pm  Community Life Team Meeting Monday, March 16 12:00pm  Soup Kitchen 6:30pm  YFC NERF Night (Senior) Tuesday, March 17 11:30am  Meal Planning Group Wednesday, March 18 10:30am  Bible Study Group 1:30pm  ARWRC Information Meeting 7:00pm  ARWRC Information Meeting 7:00pm  Strathroy Friendly Group Thursday, March 19 10:00am  Lay Visitation Meeting 7:15pm  Senior…Keep Reading

Response to COVID-19 at Strathroy United Church

Response to COVID-19 at Strathroy United Church

Dear friends, This week the United Church’s General Council office asked congregations to respond to coronavirus health concerns with compassion, prevention, and prayer. Strathroy United Church’s Council Executive is monitoring these health concerns, recognizing the worries parishioners may have about illness. Towards prevention, we’ve decided to make the following temporary alterations to Sunday worship. Rather than fan the flames of fear, these preventative measures balance our need for safety and…Keep Reading

Week at a Glance: March 8, 2020

Week at a Glance: March 8, 2020

Week at a Glance Sunday, March 8 10:00am  Worship & Children’s Worship (Lent 2) Monday, March 9 Office Closed 12:00pm  Soup Kitchen Tuesday, March 10   6:00pm  Guides Groups Wednesday, March 11 10:30am  Bible Study Group 7:00pm  Strathroy Friendly Group Thursday, March 12   7:15pm  Senior Choir Friday, March 13   7:00pm  Youth Night Sunday, March 15 10:00am  Worship & Children’s Worship (Lent 3) 11:00am  Soup & Roll Sunday 12:15pm  Community Life…Keep Reading