Weekly Announcements: October 28, 2018

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A reminder that our service on Sunday November 11thwill start at 9:30 so people can go to the cenotaph if they wish.

Have a wonderful day!


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

                                                                                                 “100,000 Welcomes”


                       Upcoming Meetings:

Property Team:   Tuesday, November 6th at 7p.m.

Church Council     Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m.


LIGHT A CANDLE                    


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.

Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of South Caradoc 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.





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




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!!ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT!


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


Sat. Nov. 17, Frosty Frolic 9:30-1P.M. – We are asking all members to donate baked goods for the bake sale, cotton corner/knitting and Lyla would appreciate some assistance that day. Vendor room, crafts and lunch and/or muffins and coffee available.

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

Save the date and join the fun.


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.



NOVEMBER 17, 2018  9:30 – 1:00


BAKE TABLE                      Ruth Goddard 519-245-535

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

COTTON CORNER              Lyla Clark-Smith       519-245-0116




Downsizing??? Looking to redecorate?

The Book Club is now accepting donations of gently-used Christmas decorations and serving dishes. These will be distributed to our Hospitality Meal guests at the November 22nd dinner. Please bring them to the office during office hours and they will be put in a storage room until the meal. We would like donations to be in by November 20, 2018.

Thank you in advance for your help and generosity.



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.


Roast Beef Dinner!

TODAY! -Evaluation meeting for the dinner at 11:20am.



Finance Update:  as of September 30, 2018

Envelope Revenues       $1,977 weekly for a total of $77,115

Expenses                      $4,157 weekly for a total of $162,126

Shortfall                         $2,180 weekly

Our Deficit in the General Fund at this time is $85,001.


Mission and Service       $11,835 compared to $12,065 at this time in 2017 and our 2018 commitment is $20,000.

Special Project Fund     $3,501 is still needed to cover the                                      S.P.(Electronic Sign)           

Compassionate Fund:$1,996- 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     $1,493.00 (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.
















Dianne Dixon

Office Administrator for

Strathroy United Church