Weekly Announcements: October 21, 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 office will be open from 9-12 the week of October 29th to November 7th .
I appreciate the assistance of Cathy Adkin while I am
away from the office. Dianne
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
Congregational Life Team Sun. Oct. 21st at 11:15
Finance Team Wed. Oct. 24th at 7 pm
This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of Strathroy 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 5, 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!
Fall Concert – November 4th at 2pm with the Valleyview Male Chorus and Andy Cloutier. See flyers and poster
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
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!!
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 Convenor list and sign-up sheets if you can help.
Sat. Nov. 24, Float for Parade, assembly at noon.
Save the date and join the fun.
NOVEMBER 17, 2018 9:30 – 1:00
BAKE TABLE Ruth Goddard 519-245-5354
Jean Nisbet 519-245-4286
COUNTRY STORE Shirley Aerts 519-245-1141
CANDY/FUDGE TABLE Louise Gare 519-245-2032
SUGAR PLUMS Darlene Bourne 519-245-1780
LUNCH Ida Traxler 519-245-3524
Dawn Moyer 519-649-4355
OUTSIDE VENDORS Barb MacKinnon 519-245-1370
MONEY FLOATS Patti Krista 519-245-5252
FLYERS/ADVERTISING Tina Zimmermann 519-245-0304
BUTTER TARTS Marie Campbell 519-245-5544
MEAT PIES: Beef and chicken meat pie orders are now being taken. Please call Barb MacKinnon : 519-245-1370 to place your order. They will be ready early November for pick up. Prices: $5 each or 3/$12. DEADLINE FOR ORDERS : November 4, 2018.
MEAT PIES ASSEMBLY TEAM: We need people to help assemble the meat pies. This will take place on November 5,6, 8 and 9. Please call Joan Carter 519-247-3901 to let her know you can help.
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.
Many thanks to all who participated in any way to help make this year’s Roast Beef Dinner a success.
Sunday October 28th -Evaluation meeting for the dinner at 11:20am.
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)
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.
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.
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
Office Administrator for
Strathroy United Church