Weekly Announcements: March 10, 2019

It has been a busy time here at Strathroy UC with the Annual meeting then the pancake supper and now this Sunday is our first Sunday in Lent.

Please remember to put your clocks ahead this Saturday night.

 

Lent I

Pray today, thanking God

for the gift of Light. Pray for those in darkness.

 

 

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

 

The next Friendship Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19. We plan to go to Fort Rose Maple Co, 27382 Coldstream Road, RR5, Parkhill for pancakes.

 We will car pool from the Church leaving no later than 11:30, returning to the Church for our meeting at 2 pm. to hear our guest speaker Charlotte Towle from Toastmasters International.

Everyone Welcome.  If you plan to attend, please call Alice Jolliffe (519)205-0415, or Marie Campbell (519)245-5544 by March 17.

 

Lay Visitation Team: The Lay visitation team will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the church parlour on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Note change of meeting date and time)

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE TEAM

 

Use Of New Sign: Please contact either Jenn Steele or Brenda Bourdeau by the 25th of the month for the next months announcements

you wish to have on the new sign. We are trying to have to go to the church for that less often.

Jenn Steele 519-494-6335 Brenda Bourdeau 519-282-9441. Thank you.

 

 

REAL MAPLE SYRUP

We have 4-5 litres of real Maple Syrup for sale.

If you are interested please let Nancy Larocque

know as soon as possible

 

PANCAKE SUPPER IS A SUCCESS!!

A wonderful evening of fellowship and fundraising was enjoyed at our annual Pancake Supper on March 5th . The food was delicious and the service outstanding.

        A huge THANKYOU to our church members who donated pies, desserts, maple syrup or sauce; mixed batter, cooked sausages or flipped pancakes; volunteered to set up, clean up pr ensure that our guests were welcome and well-served. Special thanks to our youth for their help: Brooke, Kyle, Sydney, Paige and Cain.

We realized a profit of $2,212.59. Awesome Job!                  Nancy Larocque, Co-ordinator.

 

FINANCIAL FACT

 

        At our Annual Meeting Patti Krista, the Chair of the Finance Team thanked all the other Teams for paring down their expenses and the congregation

is enthused with the programs planned for 2019.

        Our General Fund needs a boost and Patti encouraged the congregation at our annual meeting to be thinking of some fun Fund raisers for 2019.

        One of our first ones each year is the Pancake Supper and we thank Nancy Larocque and her volunteers for it being a successful one.

        Please keep in mind that our envelope donations to the General Fund keep our programs going in the church, keep the church in good repair, and offer many occasions for outreach to our surrounding community.

        If you have any ideas for some fun Fund raising in 2019 please let any of our Council members know.

We appreciate all who donate their

gifts of time and talents.

 

Dianne Dixon

Office Administrator for

Strathroy United Church

519-245-0276