Weekly Announcements: February 9, 2020

Week at a Glance
Sunday, February 9
10:00am  Worship & Children’s Worship
Monday, February 10
12:00pm  Soup Kitchen
Tuesday, February 11
  6:00pm  Guides Groups
Wednesday, February 12
10:30am  Bible Study Group
2:00pm  Friendship Club
7:00pm  Strathroy Friendly Group
Thursday, February 13
  7:15pm  Senior Choir
Sunday, February 16
10:00am  Worship & Children’s Worship
11:00am  Soup & Roll
12:00pm  Afternoon at the Movies
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
M&S Soup Sunday. The next M&S Soup Sunday is February 16. If you can contribute a pot of soup, please contact Tina Zimmermann (519-245-0304).  All are welcome to contribute and to attend – free will offering goes towards our M&S fund.
Meat Pies. Turkey 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.
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!
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 in the Golden Jubilee Room after the service or contact the office (519.245.0276). We are also looking for assistance with the Pancake Supper.  If you are interested in helping, please speak with Nancy Larocque (519.245.1304).
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).
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 21 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Come out for games, snacks, friends, community, and a great time! 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
YFC NERF Night. The next NERF Night for youth in grades 6 to 8 will be hosted Monday, February 10 at 6:30pm at Calvary Pentecostal Church. For more information, please email Dave Berdan at david.b@yfcstrathroy.com
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.
Fraud Awareness for Seniors. Join a representative from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for an informative presentation about current scams and learn how to avoid becoming a victim.  Promoted by the Middlesex County Library, Strathroy Library (34 Frank St) will be hosting their session on Wednesday, March 11 at 2:00pm. To register visit https://library.middlesex.ca/ or contact the  Strathroy Library (519.245.1290)
Powerful Tools for Caregivers. If you provide care for a family member or friend in their home or yours or from a distance, you are a caregiver. This free 6-week workshop helps caregivers care for themselves.  Start date is Thursday, April 16 at 1:00pm at CMHA Middlesex (21 Richmond St). To register, please call 1.855.463.5692.
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 CMHA Middlesex (21 Richmond St) by calling 519.421.5691 or emailing info@swselfmanagement.ca. Start date is Monday, April 20 at 1:00pm.
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/
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