Announcements: November 12, 2017

Please find below our most recent announcements. For those bringing in items for the bazaar or helping with set up the info is in red at the bottom of the flyer.


This Sunday we remember all who served, are serving now and those who gave their lives while in service to our country.


I was honoured to be at the program that North Meadows School held today at noon and I was impressed with the dignity and respect the children showed.


We will Remember!




Minister:                                           Rev. Dr. Abiel T. Khalema          519-245-0276

Office Administrator:                                            Dianne Dixon                     519-245-0276   519-280-5040

Music Director:                                                       Andy Cloutier

Custodian:                                                                John Larocque

Website Liaison:                                                          Gail Barker

Webmaster:       Debbie Porte



Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of Trinity United Church. Please keep the following people in your thoughts and prayers: Doris Robotham, Karyn Olsen, and Rob Wark.  Please hold Corenia Kemp and her family in your hearts and prayers as they mourn the passing of her father,  Bill Toonen (Click to see obituary).

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.


Church Council                          Tuesday, November 14, 6:30

Community Life Team             Wednesday, November 22, 11 am



Image result for Salvation Army Kettle DriveSALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE:

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.


– BULLETIN BOARDS: The Community Life Team is looking for someone to help them keep the bulletin boards of the church updated. Supplies are available.. 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.    7.

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:  or

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  Please join us on November 19th



This is also our Minute for Mission  Sunday and the children will help us make some Stone Soup!

Hot Soup and Rolls will be available following the service with a free will offering being accepted towards our Mission and Service Goal.


Image result for Christ the King Sunday and CommunionNovember 26th

Image result for Christ the King Sunday and CommunionCHRIST THE KING SUNDAY

                With Communion





If you are not using envelopes and wish to have them for 2018 please notify Dianne in the office. This is also a great time to take advantage of our PAR(Pre Authorized Payment) program , forms are available in the office and at the usher stations.        Thank you, Dianne – 519-245-0276.               8.


Please contact Dianne in the office know if you would like to have a subscription to the United Church Observer. The subscription rate is $25.00 for the year, payable to the United Church Observer. 


Compassionate Fund & Church Mission Funds:

Twice a month in the winter time we offer $25.00 Food Basics Cards (4 per year per person)to those who are struggling to make ends meet. During the month  of October we distributed 42 cards. This outreach goes to March of 2018.

On the Fourth Thursday of the month we serve guests in our Community a Hospitality Meal. At our last meal we served 115 guests.

Through your envelope givings you have an opportunity to help both of these efforts to reach out to our community.

Compassionate Fund for the gift cards and the Church Mission Fund for support of our Hospitality Meals.  Thank you for prayerfully considering these two Outreach opportunities.



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

Ø  We are still here! The story of Residential Schools as told by Survivors: Kineto Theatre in Forest ON November 22nd at 8 pm.

Ø  Scaling the Mountain of Grief at St. Andrews Westminster UC in London on Nov. 18th  9:30 to noon.

Ø  Numerous Craft events, Concerts, and Dinners



Please check the bulletin board for more details.



In Flanders Field

       In Flanders fields the poppies blow
       Between the crosses, row on row,
       That mark our place: and in the sky
       The larks still bravely singing fly
       Scarce heard amid the guns below.

       We are the dead: Short days ago,
       We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
       Loved and were loved: and now we lie
       In Flanders fields!

       Take up our quarrel with the foe
       To you, from failing hands, we throw
       The torch: be yours to hold it high
       If ye break faith with us who die,
       We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
       In Flanders fields


Image result for Flanders field            Composed at the         battlefront on May 3, 1915    during the second battle of     Ypres, Belgium


             Lieutenant Colonel

            John McCrae







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.

Set up Times

Friday, November 17th at 10 am

Delivery of goods through the day on Friday and from:

7:00 to 8:30 pm Friday night. Saturday at 9 AM.

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