Weekly Announcements: March 18, 2019 – Week 2 in Lent

There is an event on Saturday, March 16th at Metropolitan UC that you may be interested in. Dr Rowan Williams , the former Arch Bishop of Canterbury

Will be speaking on “Learning to Live” How ewe grow in Christian Insight. You can register on line at metropolitanchurch.com and it is $20 and goes from 9-12.

Please see the bulletin announcements below for this Sunday, March 17th ……Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!


It’s that time of year when we have many exciting events coming up for all ages.

This email is a little longer because it is the beginning of our advertising for these special days.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,


Please join us in the Golden Jubilee Room downstairs for Soup n Roll lunch.

Free will offering will be accepted to go towards our Mission and Service Fund.


We keep Norma Waltham and her family in our prayers

as they move forward without Don in their lives.

We also keep Linda in our prayers as she and her family mourn the passing of Brian Stocco.


The congregational meeting for approving the new minister

will be on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30.

in the Golden Jubilee Room – Maria St. entrance.


Coffee and Refreshment Times- Please join us for coffee at the back of the sanctuary before, and down in the Golden Jubilee Room following our service.

Infant Nursery- We are happy to provide a Nursery complete with a play pen, sink, toys etc. …but will not be staffed at the present time. Parents are asked to be responsible for their children. Change table is available in the family restroom in the upper hall.                                                                                      

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.


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.

Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for Anne Pelkman,  Megan, Matt, Sullivan and Noah and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.



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)



–          Movie Afternoon Sunday May 19 following Soup n Roll Lunch -2 movies -Adult and Children’s

–          VBS    for August 6-9 this Summer.  Stay Tuned!



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.


PANCAKE SUPPER Correction: profit was $1,212.59..




          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, treasure, and talents.




          Victorian Tea

Strathroy United Church

131 Front St, Strathroy

Thursday May 9, 2019   2:00 p.m.

Proceeds to Strathroy United Church General Fund

$12.00        Advance tickets only

Young Families Dinner

Your family is invited


Dinner and Games Evening

for young families of

Strathroy United church

This is an opportunity for parents and children to meet each other, share a meal and spend some time together playing interactive ‘get to know you’ games.


Dinner will be held:  Friday, 5 April 2019

Time:                                6:00 p.m.

Place:                       Strathroy United Church

                                Golden Jubilee Room

Menu:       Lasagna or Macaroni and Cheese, salad, buns/butter, dessert, tea, coffee, juice

We hope to see you. Please RSVP  by March 27, 2019 to:tina_zimmer@yahoo.ca  ORoffice@strathroyunitedchurch.ca








        MONDAY, MARCH 18!








Dianne Dixon

Office Administrator for

Strathroy United Church