Weekly Announcements: September 23, 2018

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Here are the announcements for Sunday, September 23rd the first day of FALL!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Dianne

LIGHT A CANDLE

TO SUPPORT OUR VACANCY SEARCH TEAM

 

Rev. Abiel would like the congregation to light a candle in their  homes every Wednesday evening at 7 pm for about 10 minutes until a new minister is selected. This shows our Search Team we support them and with the help of the Holy Spirit to guide them they will make the best selection of a minister for our church.                 

Prayer Circle Box

The Prayer circle group have supplied Prayer Request Cards that are completely confidential. At the back of the GJR you will find a locked wooden box with a slot for cards.

Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of the Whiteoaks United Church. Please keep Barb Bett, and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.

 

Strathroy United Church’s 14oth Anniversary, 2019

We would like to have a planning team for our 140th anniversary to be celebrated May 6, 2019.

If you wish to be part of the team please notify the office.

 

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE TEAM

         

Senior Choir Practice

          Please join us on Thursday

          Evenings for Choir practice

                   at 7:15 pm.  If you like to sing and enjoy fellowship you are more than welcome to join us!

 

Community Life Team

 

Mark Your Calendars:

 

Sun. Sept. 30MOVIE NIGHT 6:30 pm. featuring “The Shack”. Freewill offering to support Camp KeeMoKee building campaign.                                                 

 

       PUMPKINS VERSES THE LEAFS

Please be sure to take either a leaf or a pumpkin from the back of the sanctuary today. This will be YOUR team for the October food drive.

We want to celebrate our blessings by sharing with others. Please bring in your non-perishable food item and place it on your team’s pile – indicated by pumpkin or leaf, and then just watch it grow! Your cheerleaders (Community Life team) will keep you informed on your/our progress in the collection.  Whether it’s one can or a case, it all helps and it all counts.

YES – there is a prize for the winning team!!

 

 

Wed. Oct. 10Roast Beef Dinner(details above)

 

Sun. Oct. 21, M&S Soup & Roll

after service

 

 

Sat. Nov. 17, Frosty Frolic – We are asking all members to donate baked goods for the bake sale.

Vendor room, crafts and lunch available. 10:00 till 2:00 pm.

 

Sat. Nov. 24,

Float for Parade, assembly at noon.

Save the date and join the fun.

ROAST BEEF DINNER

Wednesday, October 10th

Two Sittings

4:30 or 5:45

Advanced Tickets only

                                                                                                Adults                   $18.00

                                                                                                Children 5-12       $5.00

                                                                                                under 5                free

                                                                                                Tickets available from:

                                                                                       John Rowe, Shirley Aerts, Ken Jolliffe

HELP NEEDED!!

 

This is a CONGREGATIONAL EVENT

and it needs YOUR HELP.

Louise Gare could use some more help with cooking squash ahead of time.

If you can assist please call  her at 519-245-2032. Thank you.

TIME: All day or 2 hours – whatever you can give us.

There will be 2 sittings this year – 4:30 and 5:45 pm. We will need people to set up, take tickets, peel potatoes, mash potatoes,

cook squash, cook vegetables, make gravy, runners to replenish food, serve tea and coffee and water, clear away dishes and clean up.

We also need elevator operators. Signup sheets are posted in the Golden Jubilee Room. Most importantly we need YOU to buy tickets!!

Look for the posters, call for tickets. If you have questions, please call : Joan Carter – 519-247-3901.

 

 

CAN THE DEFICIT

Thank you to all who have supported the Aluminum Can Collection over the years. Due to the age of those working on the cans, the amount of work required, the low cost of aluminum and fewer cans coming in, it has been decided to discontinue with the can collection. This has been a fundraiser for many years for our church, and we thank those who have dedicated their time and energy to the collection, sorting, loading and driving the cans to the recycle facility for so many years. Thank you Dorothy Ferguson for the storage facility over these past years. It has garnered thousands of dollars for our church’s General Fund. Final pick up will be Sept. 24. The Dog Pen is up for sale. Please speak to Shirley Aerts or anyone on Property Team if this interests you. It has been requested to donate future cans to the Boy Scouts. Thank you all.

 

 

 

Finance Update:  as of August 31, 2018

Envelope Revenues       $1,503 weekly for a total of $51,092

Expenses                       $5,529 weekly for a total of $66,345

Shortfall                         $4,204 weekly

Our Deficit in the General Fund at this time is $77,295.

 

Mission and Service       $10,799 compared to $10,179 at this time in 2017 and our 2018 commitment is $20,000.

Special Project Fund     $3,133 is still needed to cover the                                      S.P.(Electronic Sign)           

Compassionate Fund:$1,799- the next grocery cards will be distributed in October and we will need approx. $1,000       more to provide the cards to the end of December.

Church Mission Fund     $1,474.00 (Hospitality meal)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS AND THE GENERAL FUND.

Dianne Dixon

Office Administrator for

Strathroy United Church

519-245-0276