Weekly Announcements: May 13, 2018

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Welcome to Strathroy

United Church

We are happy to have you with us this morning. If you are new to our church please feel free to ask our Ushers any questions about our worship service and facility.



Board of Trustees Meeting: Wed. May 16th at 10 am.


Congregational Meeting, Sunday, May 27th following the Service to name our Search Team for the Call to Ministry.




Spring and Summer

     Office Hours

The church office will be open:

        Monday to Thursday – 9-4 May &June

        Tuesday to Thursday -9-4  July & August

Prayer Circle Box

The Prayer circle group have supplied Prayer Request Cards that are completely confidential. At the back of the sanctuary you will find a locked wooden box with a slot for cards.                


Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of the Littlewood United Church.

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.                                                                

Strathroy United Church sermons and music are uploaded weekly to YouTube.  Links to our YouTube sermons and music can be found on the Strathroy United Church website, face book pages or YouTube.  If you wish to have weekly links sent to you via e-mail, send your e-mail address to David Honsberger at rockets@webgate.net

Community Life Team


We collect food donations weekly for our grocery cart to be split between WRRC and the Salvation Army. Remember this ministry when you do your shopping.  Please help us help those in need. Thank you.


 Date: August 13-17, 2018

Time: 9:00 am till 12 noon

“Super Hero” theme

Save the Date! Hope to see you there! More details to follow.





Sunday, May 20th is our next Soup n Roll Sunday with guest speaker, Linda Woods telling us about theBread not Stone program to end child poverty.

Soup n Rolls after the service with the free will offering supporting our Mission and Service Goal for 2018.



Finance Team


Finance Update:  as of March 31, 2018

 Envelope Revenues       $1,585 weekly for a total of $19,017

Expenses                       $4,161 weekly for a total of $49,931

Shortfall                         $2,576 weekly

 Mission and Service       $4,419 compared to $3,649 at this time in 2017 and our 2018 commitment is $20,000.

 Special Project Fund     $6,480 raised until the end of March 2018 with a goal of $9,687.71 plus HST and a $1,000 contingency.

 Compassionate Fund     $826.00 – the next grocery cards will be distributed in October

 Church Mission Fund     $340.00 (designated to Hospitality meal)

For more detailed information there are copies of the full financial statements available at the back of the church. If you wish these can also be made available by email and there is a paper and pen provided to facilitate this type of distribution.


Maria St. Entrance


Includes Council and Team Minutes, Governance information, London Conference, United Church and Middlesex Presbytery information.

Also numerous concerts and events.

Please check the board for all details.



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


Child Youth Leader:                                Kaeleigh Berdan


Custodian:                                                  John Larocque


Webmaster:  www.strathroyunitedchurch.ca 

Debbie Porte                           Debbie.porte@hotmail.ca

Face Book Administrators: Tina Zimmermann and David Honsberger


NERF night!!!

MondayMay 21th, June 18th

                  Strathroy United Church:

Youth grades 6-9. 6:30 – 8:30 pm-Action-packed NERF sessions played in the host church or location with different game modes. Either bring your own

NERF equipment or we will have supplies for you. All are welcome!

Come on out for an awesome night

of NERF and fun!



WHEN: Friday May 18th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

WHO: Youth grades 6-12.

WHERE: Downstairs in the Golden Jubilee Room

Come on out for:

 –         GAMES

–         SNACKS

–         COMMUNITY

–         WIDE-GAMES (Manhunt, Sardines, etc.)

If you have any questions, please e-mail Kaeleigh atkaeleighb13@hotmail.com

Movie Night
May 27, 6:30 pm

Dianne Dixon
Office Administrator for
Strathroy United Church