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

Pastoral Letter: August 14, 2020

2020-08-14 Dear friends, Sunday will be rainy! Unfortunately, we need to cancel. I apologize for the short notice. But we’ll plan to gather next week for outdoor worship. Exciting news: we plan to celebrate Confirmation with two young people in the congregation AND we have an upcoming baptism during upcoming outdoor worship services. We hope you can join us to show enthusiastic support for these young adults and families. We…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: August 7, 2020

Pastoral Letter: August 7, 2020

2020-08-07 Dear friends, Sunday will be sunny! We were rained out last weekend, but this Sunday morning’s weather is sunny and clear. This Sunday we celebrate holy communion. Bring your own bread and juice (similar to communion on Zoom) this Sunday morning. All are welcome. There’s no need to pre-register–just show up before 9:00am. Pre-service screening is quick and simple (see our Facebook page for instructions), and the lawn is marked…Keep Reading

You Tube Links: August 2, 2020

You Tube Links: August 2, 2020

Due to weather conditions an outdoor worship service was not held.  Rev Brad reverted to a prepared message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1qUfthxM8o 2020 August 2 Strathroy United Church Online Worship Service 2020 August 2, Strathroy United Church Online Worship Service, Rev Dr Brad Morrison, Andy Cloutier, guitar www.youtube.com 2020 August 2, Strathroy United Church Online Worship Service Rev Dr Brad Morrison Opening Prayer Children’s Time – Monica’s Magical Garden Scripture Reading – Isaiah…Keep Reading

Worship: August 2, 2020 – OUTDOOR COMMUNION

                               OUTDOOR COMMUNION                                SUNDAY, AUGUST 2nd Dear friends, Our outdoor worship services continue at Strathroy United Church. This Sunday we celebrate holy communion. Bring your own bread and juice (similar to communion on Zoom) this Sunday morning. All are welcome. Throughout July we’ve experimented with outdoor worship, and the response has been positive. Pre-service screening is quick and simple (see our Facebook page for instructions), and the lawn is…Keep Reading

Outdoor Service – Stage 3

Outdoor Worship Service Dear friends, YOU ARE INVITED! The Province now allows outdoor gatherings of 100 people with physical distancing and other precautions. Our lawn can accommodate approximately 65 people for an outdoor worship service. You are invited to an outdoor service this Sunday at 9:00am on our Front Street lawn. IMPORTANT. There is no pre-registration required, but people will be seated on Sunday morning while spaces are available. People…Keep Reading

Out Door Worship Service

OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE – STRATHROY UNITED CHURCH Dear friends, The Province recently allowed churches to hold outdoor worship services limited to 50 people. Our Council Executive approved a plan to hold an outdoor service this Sunday at 9:00am on our Front St. lawn. We are excited to gather again for worship! IMPORTANT. Only 50 people can gather, so you must register to attend. Seating is designated to ensure physical distancing….Keep Reading

You Tube Links: June 28, 2020

You Tube Links: June 28, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xG8AmO4Ngc 2020 June 28 Strathroy United Church On-Line Service, Rev Dr Brad Morrison 2020 June 28 Strathroy United Church On-Line Service, Rev Dr Brad Morrison, The Gospel reading is Matthew 10: 40-42, The New Creed in Creative Dance by Olivia Barker, narrated by Gail Barker, Andy Cloutier performs Scherzimo Mexicano by Manuel Ponce on guitar. www.youtube.com 2020 June 28 Strathroy United Church On-Line Service Rev Dr Brad Morrison The Gospel…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