Weekly Announcements: October 29, 2017

PLEASE NOTE – This is Bring a Friend to church Sunday!


the last Sunday of our Fall Food Drive.

What will be our final Tally for our two Food Banks????

We Can do It!!

Let’s Go Strathroy United Church!!

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FOOD DRIVE – to give thanks …

Congregational & Community Life Teams  are requesting food items to be collected each Sunday, for the month of October this year. Let’s see how many we can accumulate in the Sanctuary for the month and be thankful with our giving’s. We are  collecting Beans of all types, Cake & Muffin mix, boxes of Scallop Potatoes, Pasta Sauce, Eggs, Cookies, Crackers, Kraft Dinner, Pancake   mix, Syrup, Cereal, Canned Fruit, Juice Boxes, Lunch Snacks, Rice, Sauce mixes, Soup, Bread, Meat. Items will be distributed to Salvation Army and WRRC. Many thanks to all for your support. Thank you to Ken Jolliffe in delivering these items.     Let’s go Strathroy United !!!!!!!!!!!!










Minister:                                           Rev. Dr. Abiel T. Khalema

minister@strathroyunitedchurch.ca          519-245-0276

Office Administrator:                                            Dianne Dixon

office@strathroyunitedchurch.ca                     519-245-0276


Music Director:                                                       Andy Cloutier


Custodian:                                                                John Larocque


Website Liaison:                                                          Gail Barker


Webmaster:  www.strathroyunitedchurch.ca       Debra Porte



Property Team                      Tuesday, November 7th at 7pm

Congregational Life Team     Sunday, November 5, 11:15

Church Council                          Tuesday, November 14, 6:30


Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry Rowntree United Church. Please keep the following people in your thoughts and prayers: Doris Robotham, Karyn Olsen, and Rob Wark. May those unnamed yet in our hearts experience the presence of God’s grace.

 Note: Pastoral Care is important. Please contact the church office if you are going into hospital or if you or a family member are needing Pastoral Care. Your name will not be in the bulletin unless we have permission from you to do so. We wish to offer Pastoral Care support  and at the same time respect your confidentiality.


Image result for meat piesCOMMUNITY LIFE TEAM

MEAT PIES!! Coming soon!! Orders are being taken now for your chicken or beef meat pies. Same price as last year – $3.00 each or 3 pies for $12.00.Last year’s were a hit and people wanted more! To place your order, please call Barb MacKinnon at 519-245-1370 by November 5, 2017. 





Balls, Baubles, Celebration, Christmas, OrnamentChristmas decorations needed! If you are down-sizing, or have extra gently-used Christmas decorations or household goods (i.e. serving dishes) that you would like to see go to a good home, please consider this suggestion. Our guests at our monthly Hospitality Meal sometimes don’t have the extras at Christmas to give their homes a festive touch. For our November meal, we are hoping to have a selection of festive / Christmas items that they can take home and enjoy. If you have such items, please bring them into the church before November 19th. They will be distributed at our November Hospitality Meal. We thank you in advance for your generosity.




Image result for PAINT BRUSHPainting Party for our Parade Float. 

Wed. Nov. 8 starting at 6:30 pm.

Our theme is “Christmas Wishes”.

Come join in the fun as we begin painting our props, large cardboard boxes.

No experience necessary. Paint, visit, everyone welcome. Hope to see you there.  Tina Z.

Many thanks to all those who joined us for lunch to celebrate World Food Sunday and M & S Soup Sunday. We raised another $222 towards our goal of $20,000


– Bulletin Boards: The Community Life Team is looking for someone to help them keep the bulletin boards of the church updated.  Letters, decorations and posters are available, as well as assistance from the team members if needed. We are asking for about two hours of your time each Season. (IE – Fall, Christmas, Spring and Summer).  If you are creative and would like to contribute to our church in this way, please speak to Tina Zimmermann or anyone on the Community Life Team.



Ø  Minutes for Teams and Council ,United Church newsletters, Governance Chart


Ø  “The Journey to Reconciliation” a Mission and Outreach Fall Connection Event. Saturday, October 28th from 9 am-1pm. At the Chippewa of the Thames Community Centre. Freewill donation but pre-register by October 21st with Carolyn: murray.carolyn4598@gmail.com or (519) 652-5390.


Ø  Numerous Craft events, Concerts, and Dinners …Please check the board for full information .

Congregational Life Team


            Child and Youth Ministry Leadership

Strathroy United Church is looking for a Child and Youth Leader to join us in providing leadership and faith to our youth from ages 0-18 years. At this time it would be approximately 8-10 hours per month. Our Sunday School at this time is small and we are looking to grow. We are forming a Youth Group in September and this is new to our church. We need faith, energy and enthusiasm. Is that you? Please contact us with your resume at:    myemail@mlharris.ca  or minister@strathroyunitedchurch.ca