Pastoral Letter: May 1, 2020

Pastoral Letter: May 1, 2020

Dear friends, We are ready for Communion. This Sunday morning we’ll celebrate the sacrament of Communion from our homes. I invite you to join our Zoom conference call (see below for computer and telephone options) on Sunday. The United Church permits online Communion only if we do it live. We need to be on Zoom together, at the same time, when we break bread. Here’s how online communion works. You provide the bread and grape juice….Keep Reading

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

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

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

2019 Advent and Christmas Pastoral Letter

2019 Advent and Christmas Pastoral Letter

2019 Advent and Christmas Pastoral Letter

Inclement Weather

If Inclement Weather Closure is required: A decision to close the church due to inclement weather is made by the minister, custodian and chair of church council by 8 pm on the Saturday evening. A church closed message is put on the office phone, Face book, website and staff are notified. When possible it will also be on MYfm radio 105.7. We understand that the last closure was certainly unexpected…Keep Reading

Winter Taxi Service

Winter Taxi Service We are continuing to offer Taxi Service to and from church to the residents at Trillium Village and Seasons this winter. Please give your name and phone number to Dianne in the office if you wish to be a part of this service.

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Strathroy United Church is a group of people who are excited about continuing to learn what it means to be followers of Jesus. We are a community of faith because we have found that a relationship with God makes a positive difference in our lives and in the world. We know that a relationship with God-in-Christ brings meaning and joy to our lives. With the help of God’s Spirit, we…Keep Reading