Weekly Announcements: January 20, 2019

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Please see our announcements for this Sunday below:

Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to This Sunday, we pray for

Anne Pelkman, Barb Bett, Brian Stocco, and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.

A CANDLETO 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.

 

NOMINATIONS FOR OUR 2019 CHURCH COUNCIL

 

It’s  that time of year when we are compiling our list of nominations  for our Church Teams to be voted in at our Annual Congregational Meeting on March 3rd.We have a great selection of Teams for you to be part of:

 

The Finance Team:  If numbers are your forte this is the team for you.

The Community Life Team: If you enjoy helping to organize events and have an interest in outreach to our community and abroad  this is the Team for you

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The Congregational Life Team: If you enjoy worship and would like to be part of the planning of our worship services, are interested in Sunday School and youth programs. This is the Team for you.

The Property Team If you are interested in the care and upkeep of this beautiful church this is the team for you.

We try to keep our meetings short and to the point and with our new governance we do not meet as many times as in the past. So, when the phone rings or someone taps you on the shoulder please take time to prayerfully consider being part of our Church Teams.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Finance Team                          Wednesday, Jan. 30 6:30

Church Council                        Sun. Feb. 3rd at 11:20 am

Congregational Life Team -Sunday. Feb.10th 11:20 a.m.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSURE

A decision is made by 8:00 pm Saturday night and a message is then put on the answering machine in the church office.

 

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE TEAM

 

Prayer for Christian Unity Service: The Strathroy and District Christian Ministerial Association are hosting a Prayer for Christian Unity Service on Sunday, January 20th at 4:30pm  at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. This is a time for us all to worship  as one and refreshments will follow.

YOUTH

NERF NIGHT JANUARY 21  AT STRATHROY UC     6-8:30

YOUTH NIGHTS  FRIDAY JANUARY 25TH    SNOW TUBING ….PERMISSION SLIPS NEEDED AND AVAILABLE AT THE CHURCH.

 

 

Frosty Frolic Meeting changed to

a fall date to be determined.

COMMUNITY LIFE TEAM

Friendship Club Presents:

The “QUILTS OF NEW ZEALAND” Traveling Trunk Show

 

   Wednesday, January 23rd at 2p.m. in our Golden Jubilee Room.  This is a preview of some of the 100 quilts and fibre artworks on display at the Ailsa Craig Quilt & Fibre Festival,

May 20-25, 2019. Thirteen quilts, made by eleven New Zealand Quilters, will be travelling in Ontario from January through to early May. This is your chance to see them.

 

 

NEEDED:  Soup is needed for the coming months.  If you would like to help please contact Joan Carter (519-247-3901) or Tina Zimmermann (519-245-0304).  There is frozen stock in the freezer at the church for those who would like to help.

 

Winter Bible Study: “Bible 101”

brochure and outline are available at the usher desks or from the office. Please let Dianne know if you wish to take part so we know the numbers.

 

HOSPITALITY MEAL

 

            Strathroy United Church is entering its seventh year in providing hospitality meals on a monthly basis to people in our

community who are lonely, on fixed incomes, struggling financially, finding it difficult to make ends meet.

            Several members of Strathroy UC have volunteered hours of their time to support this endeavor.  We would like to take this opportunity to renew the  list of members who wish to help.  Whether you are currently volunteering or wish to become a volunteer to support this meal, please contact Dianne Dixon in the church office by phone or email so we can update our list.  Thanks to everyone for help to make this ministry so successful.

OUR MINISTRY TEAM

Minister:                                  Rev. Dr. Abiel T. Khalema

minister@strathroyunitedchurch.ca          519-245-0276

 

Office Administrator:                                 Dianne Dixon

office@strathroyunitedchurch.ca               519-245-0276

                                                                   519-280-5040

Music Director:                                           Andy Cloutier

                                                                   519-854-8574

Child Youth Leader:                                Kaeleigh Berdan

                                                                   519-245-0276

Custodian:                                                  John Larocque

                                                                   519-245-1304

Webmaster:  www.strathroyunitedchurch.ca 

Debbie Porte                           Debbie.porte@hotmail.ca

 

Face Book Administrators: Tina Zimmermann and

                                            David Honsberger

Links:https://www.facebook.com/groups/2197988933761213/https://www.facebook.com/strathroyunitedchurch/

Dianne Dixon

Office Administrator for

Strathroy United Church

519-245-0276