Announcements: October 14, 2018

Announcements:  October 14, 2018

Welcome to Strathroy United Church

We are happy to have you with us this morning. If you are new to our church please feel free to ask our Ushers any questions about our worship service and facility.

Please note that the Church office will be closed Oct. 15 and 16

Coffee and Refreshment Times– Coffee is provided at the back of the Sanctuary before service and please join us for a time of refreshments and fellowship in the Golden Jubilee Room downstairs following the service.

Infant Nursery– We are happy to provide a Nursery with a sink, children’s table, chairs, play picnic tables, toys and an adult rocking chair. This room has audio from the church service provided. Parents, Grand Parents and visitors are asked to be responsible for themselves and their children.

Peace Candles – If you are a visitor with us this morning there are small votive candles available at the front of the sanctuary for you to take back to your home church.

Our Banner this Sunday translates to “100,000 Welcomes”

Upcoming Meetings:

Community Life Team Wed. Oct. 17th at 11 am

Congregational Life Team Sun. Oct. 21st at 11:15

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.

COMMUNITY LIFE TEAM

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!!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sun. Oct. 21, M&S Soup & Roll after service: Come join us for M & S Soup & bun lunch on Sunday, October 21st in the Golden Jubilee Room following service. It is a time of fellowship and good food. Your free will donation goes towards our M & S objective of $20,000 this year. If you would like to donate a soup to our tasty luncheon, please call Joan Carter 519-247-3901.

Sun. Nov. 4, 2pm- Fall Concert featuring the Valleyview Male Chorus and Andy Cloutier.

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. 9:30 – 1:00 …see flyers and poster.

Sat. Nov. 24, Float for Parade, assembly at noon.

Save the date and join the fun.

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.

Parlour Group:

On Monday, October 22nd at 2:00 pm the Parlour Group will join with the Strathroy United Church residents at Strathmere Lodge for a Communion service. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow.

Many thanks to all who participated in any way to help make this year’s Roast Beef Dinner a success. Whether you were part of set up, take down, donated food, cooked food, served tea or coffee, cleaned up or washed up – it proves that many hands make lighter the load. Lots of good comments and smiling faces as people left our Golden Jubilee Room. Final numbers aren’t in, but as soon as we get the final figures, we’ll let you know. Your help and support in this event is greatly appreciated.

Sunday October 28th -Evaluation meeting for the dinner at 11:20am.

FINANCE TEAM

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)

PROPERTY TEAM

FOR SALE

Surplus pews Various sizes if interested please contact Ian Carter or other members of Property or the Church Office.

Dog Pen Open to offers on the dog pen at the

back of the church by the alley. Contact Shirley Aerts or the church office.

THE YOUTH GROUP

Grades 6-12

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

6:30 -8:30PM