Weekly Announcements: November 5, 2017

Please see below the announcements for this Sunday, November 5th .

There are multiple opportunities to enjoy upcoming events, meat pies, bazaar fun etc. etc.

There are also opportunities to give of your talents and gifts!   Please note that the phone numbers for our conveners for the bazaar and for the preparation of the meat pies are included in this weeks announcements.

If you are unable to assist please just come and enjoy our Frosty Frolic Bazaar on November 18th . We would love to see you!


Property Team                      Tuesday, November 7th at 7pm

Congregational Life Team     Sun., November 5, 11:15

Finance Team                                  Wed. November 8 7 pm

Church Council                          Tuesday, November 14, 6:30

 Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of Siloam 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.


                     COMMUNITY LIFE TEAM


Image result for meat piesMEAT PIES!! Coming soon!! Orders are being taken now for your chicken or beef meat pies. Same price as last year – $5.00 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. 




This year Strathroy UC is looking after Friday, Dec. 1st. Please call John Rowe at 245-2698 if you wish to help with this outreach to our community this year.


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.




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.


– 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


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WOW  Strathroy United Church

– we did it !!!!!!!!!!!

Community and Congregational Life Team thanks everyone who was able to participate in our October Food Drive. The final tally distributed between Salvation Army and the Womens’ Rural Resource Centre was 1, 118 items Thanks to the volunteer team of Ken, Don and Phil who delivered all the items.



Strathroy United Church Presents

Our 47th Annual

Frosty Frolic!

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Strathroy United Church

Featuring Traditional Booths,  a Vendor Room  and Chili Lunch!

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We are looking for helpers to set up, clean up, run the dishwasher, serve our lunch room visitors, and sell tickets. We are also looking for donations of the following:

Chili – in crockpots (can be made in your home)                10

Desserts – (9″ x 13″) any kind – cake, freezer dessert          8

Bread rolls – white and brown                                   8 dozen

Helpers – 3 shifts – 10-11:30am, 11:00 am – 1:00pm, 1 – 2 pm

All donations help in a big way. THANK YOU!

Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board in the Golden Jubilee Room. If you have questions, please call Ida Traxler at 519-245-3524.


Come on out and bring a friend!



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Image result for pies and cakesBAKE TABLE:

Frosty Frolic is fast approaching

and a Bake Table is planned:

We need pies of any size or shape, breads-cookies-sweet trays-delicious cake. To make Frosty a great success, this is an appeal – not a request to all the bakers in the congregation we would greatly appreciate  your donation. – Alice Jolliffe – 519-205-0415

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All sorts of fudge, caramel corn,

peanut brittle, candy filled mugs,

almond bark, etc.:

Louise Gare- 519-245-2032

Image result for jams and jelliesTHE COUNTRY STORE:

jars of jams, jellies, pickles,

salsa, chili sauce and pepper

jelly.  Shirley Aerts 519-245-1141

Image result for crafty hand towelsSEWING/KNITTING CORNER

aprons, decorative towels,

sweaters, etc. etc.

Lyla Clark Smith. 519-245-0116


Image result for gingerbread men and shortbread cookiesImage result for gingerbread men and shortbread cookiesSUGAR PLUMS:

Would appreciate gingerbread

and  shortbread cookies.

Darlene Bourne 519-245-1780