Announcements: October 7, 2018
A very Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all of you.
Please see below the announcements for the upcoming weeks.
Of special note are the new flyers for the Fall Concert on Nov. 4th at 2 pm and the Frosty Frolic on November 17th 10-2.
Our Roast Beef Dinner is on Wednesday, October 10th and we still have some tickets for the 4:30 sitting.
Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back in the office on Tuesday October 9th .
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.
This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of Melbourne United Church. Please keep Anne Pelkman, Barb Bett, and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.
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.
Strathroy United Church’s 140th 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!
Maria St Bulletin Board
is full of fall dinners, concerts, walks etc. Please take time to have a look! Current minutes and
UC info as well
CAN THE DEFICIT
Thank you to all who have supported the Aluminum Can Collection over the years.
We give a special thank you to Morris Miller who has collected the cans with his truck and then taken them to Dorothy Fergusons shed to be sorted for years. The last load went on Wednesday of this past week
Community Life Team
TONIGHT!!!, Movie 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!!
Sun. Oct. 21, M&S Soup & Roll
Sun. Nov. 4, 2pm- Fall Concert featuring the Valleyview Male Chorus and Andy Cloutier. See flyer attached.
Sat. Nov. 17, Frosty Frolic – We are asking all members to donate baked goods for the bake sale. Vendor room, crafts and lunch and/or muffins and coffee available.
10:00 till 2:00 pm.
Sat. Nov. 24, Float for Parade, assembly at noon.
Save the date and join the fun.
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)
LAY VISITATION REQUEST
There is a need for one or two men to visit other men who are shut-in in their homes.
If you can help please call Marie Campbell at 519-245-5544.
Don, Carol, John and Nancy wish to thank those that supported them in the walk last Sunday. They realized a profit of over $6,000.
THE YOUTH GROUP
Friday, October 26th
KUSTERMAN’S FUN FARM
Please meet at the church at 6:45 back by 9:30 pm for pick up.
Permission form available at the church office or you can pick one up at
NERF NIGHT ON
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND AT
STRATHROY UNITED CHURCH
Sunday, November 4, 2018
2:00 p.m. Featuring:
Valleyview Male Chorus &
Andrew Cloutier, Classical Guitarist
Refreshments to follow.
Free will offering to benefit
our COMPASSIONATE FUND.
Strathroy United Church Presents
Our 48th Annual
When: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Featuring Traditional Booths of
Baking, Canning, Jams, Fudge and
a Vendor Room.
Coffee & Muffins
Soup & Chili Lunch with
Roll and Dessert!
Come on out and bring a friend!
Office Administrator for
Strathroy United Church