Weekly Announcements: February 2, 2020

Week at a Glance
Sunday, February 2
10:00am  Worship & Children’s Worship
Monday, February 3
12:00pm  Soup Kitchen
6:30pm  YFC NERF Night (Senior)
Tuesday, February 4
  6:00pm  Guides Groups
Wednesday, February 5
10:30am  Bible Study Group
7:00pm  Strathroy Friendly Group
Thursday, February 6
  7:15pm  Senior Choir
Friday, February 7
  7:00pm  Youth Night (Snow Tubing)
Sunday, February 9
10:00am  Worship & Children’s Worship
worship ministry
Prayer List. You can add names to the Prayers of the People during Sunday worship by adding a name to the prayer list book on the usher table. Please include a first name only and Brad will read the list of names for prayer during the worship service.
fellowship ministry
Friendship Club. The Friendship Club will be meeting Wednesday, February 12 at 2:00pm.  Our guest speaker will talk about some of life’s challenges that appear insurmountable, offering insight into the fact that many people struggle in invisible ways.  To be followed by an encouraging discussion about possible solutions to some of life’s obstacles.  Assistance is needed with the readings and preparing the lunch.  Please speak with Shirley Aerts (519.205.0961 or shiraert@sympatico.ca) for more information.
Hospital Visits. Please help Brad to know when you or your loved one is in hospital by calling the office at 519.245.0276
Meat Pies. Both turkey and beef meat pies are available for $5.00 each or 3 for $12.00. They will be available after church on Sunday.  Please contact Barb MacKinnon (519.245.1370) to place an order.
Parlour Group. Note the change of date! The Parlour Group will be meeting Tuesday, February 18 at 11:30am at the home of Nancy Larocque (519.245.1304). We will be having Popeye’s for lunch.
Pastoral Emergencies. Brad can be reached outside of office hours at 519.330.0074 for crisis care (deaths, hospitalizations). Please contact the church office for administrative matters.
Prayer Group. Would you be able to hold fellow members in daily prayer? We would love to have you join our group. We have very few meetings and communicate via email when a need arises. Please contact Tina Zimmermann (519.245.0304) if you would like to join this ministry.
Prayer Requests. Prayer request cards are available at the back of the sanctuary and may be put into the Prayer Box. All requests are kept confidential and included in daily prayer.
outreach ministry
Afternoon at the Movies. On Sunday, February 16 following the Soup & Roll lunch we will be showing “Same Kind of Different as Me” with a follow-up discussion. Free will offering for Camp Kee-Mo-Kee. For more information, please speak with Tina Zimmermann (519.245.0304) or contact the office (519.245.0276).
Compassionate Funds Needed. We are asking the congregation for assistance in replenishing our Compassionate Fund so that we can purchase additional grocery cards.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
Homestyle Turkey Dinner. The Meal Planning Group will be hosting a Homestyle Turkey Dinner Saturday, March 7 starting at 5:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 12 years of age and under. Families of five or more can purchase a ticket for $40.00. For more information, please speak with Joan Childs (519.245.4337) or contact the office (519.245.0276).
Pancake Supper. The Pancake Supper will be hosted this year on Tuesday, February 25 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults. Children 9 years of age and under eat free. To purchase tickets, please speak with Nancy Larocque (519.245.1304) or contact the office (519.245.0276).
Thank You. The team at the Salvation Army Food Bank expresses their heartfelt thanks for the donations they received as a result of the Fill A Bag Advent project. Thank you again to all who contributed!
World Day of Prayer. Save the date! This year the World Day of Prayer will be hosted on Friday, March 6 at 2:00pm by Westmount Christian Reformed Church (405 Drury Lane).
teaching ministry
Children’s Worship. Our children’s worship program needs volunteers to lead and assist Sunday activities. Training is available. To learn more, please contact Johanna Richards (519.245.3469) or Brad Morrison.
Kids Club. The next Kids Club will be Sunday, February 23 at 1:00pm. This group is open to any child in JK up to Grade 5. There is no cost, but registration is required.  Please contact Kaeleigh Berdan (kaeleighb13@hotmail.com) to register.
Youth Night. The next Youth Night is scheduled for Friday, February 7 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm – we’ll be going snow tubing at Boler Mountain! Make sure to have your permission form into Kaeleigh no later than Friday, January 31. Open to youth in grades 6 to 12. Please contact Kaeleigh Berdan via email (kaeleighb13@hotmail.com) to register or to learn more information.
governance & support
Annual Congregational Meeting. Mark your calendars! The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 1 after the service.
Property Team Chairperson. Are you an organizer? The Property Team needs a leader to coordinate and encourage volunteers and staff. You do not need to be handy with repairs or tools. A description of responsibilities is available through the office. If interested, please speak with Jenn Steele (wynn5@rogers.com).
Property Team Volunteers. Are you handy with small fix-it jobs? Do you enjoy small, one-time projects? To learn how you can help our building to create a positive, welcoming, first impression in the community, speak with Jenn Steele (wynn5@rogers.com) or contact the office (519.245.0276).
partners in ministry
Pearce Williams Summer Camp and Retreat Facility. Many camp programs will be available this coming summer with their Christian Summer Camp being open to children ages 5 to 15. For more information, visit https://www.campisbetter.com/
VON Middlesex-Elgin. VON Middlesex-Elgin is looking for volunteer SMART Exercise and Falls Prevention Instructors and Transportation Volunteers.  For more information, contact Claire Crookshank at 519.245.3170 x229 or claire.crookshank@von.ca
Wheels of Hope. Did you know that 1 in 5 cancer patients cannot get to life-saving treatments? The Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope transportation service ensures that patients can focus on fighting cancer, not on worrying about how they will get to treatment.  Volunteer drivers required in the communities of Strathroy.  For more information, please contact Anita Looby at 519.432.1137 or  anita.looby@ontario.cancer.ca
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain. Do you suffer from chronic pain? Register for this free 6-week workshop at Westmount Presbyterian Church (521 Village Green Ave, London) and learn about healthy eating, problem solving, managing symptoms, and more. Start date is Wednesday, January 29 at 9:30am.  Please register by calling 519.421.5691 or emailing info@swselfmanagement.ca
Sweetheart Brunch. Veritas Chapter #128 and Beaver Chapter #74 are offering a delicious, all-you-can-eat, home-cooked brunch on Sunday, February 2 from 10:30am to 1:30pm at Fraternal Hall (15 Centre St).  Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door – $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 5 and 9.  Children under the age of 4 eat free.  For more information, contact Yvette Ross (519.245.8192) or Bob Marshall (519.245.5567).
YFC NERF Night. The next NERF Night for youth in grades 9 to 12 will be hosted Monday, February 3 at 6:30pm at Strathroy United Church. For more information, please email Dave Berdan at david.b@yfcstrathroy.com
Take Charge of Your Health. Do you care for someone with arthritis, chronic pain, mental health issues, or any ongoing condition? Register for this free 6-week workshop at London Lambeth Medical Clinic (3090 Colonel Talbot Rd, London) by calling 519.421.5691 or emailing info@swselfmanagement.ca. Start date is Friday, February 7 at 9:30am.
Ask the Expert. Denning’s Café is hosting an Ask the Expert information session approximately each month for the year 2020.  The next Ask the Expert is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26 at 2:00pm and is titled Chiropractic for Seniors. This session will be led by Dr. Brooke Earley from Middlesex Chiropractic. For more information, contact Denning’s at 1.844.336.6464 or office@denning.ca
Nourish to Flourish. Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding, satisfying, and, at the same time, stressful endeavors most of us will ever undertake.  VON Middlesex-Elgin is hosting a Nourish to Flourish Caregiver Retreat on Saturday, February 29 from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the Dorchester Community Centre (2066 Dorchester Rd).  Respite is available.  To register or for more information, contact VON at 519.245.3170 x227.
Rendez-vous 2020. Rendez-vous 2020 is happening this year at the University of Calgary from August 11 to 14. This is open to all youth.  For more information, visit https://www.uccrendezvous.ca/