Weekly Announcements: May 20, 2018
Welcome to Strathroy
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.
We thank Linda Woods for speaking to day about ending child poverty. Please join her down stairs for soup n rolls and a chance to ask questions about this project.
Infant Nursery– We are happy to provide a Nursery with a sink, children’s table, chairs, play picnic tables, toys and an adult rocking chair. This room has audio from the church service provided. Parents, Grand Parents and visitors are asked to be responsible for themselves and their children.
Peace Candles – If you are a visitor with us this morning there are small votive candles available at the front of the sanctuary for you to take back to your home church.
Congregational Meeting, Sunday, May 27th following the Service to name our Search Team for the Call to Ministry.
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING TUES. JUNE 12 AT 7PM
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.
This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of Byron 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BULLETIN BOARD ITEMS
Maria St. Entrance
Includes Council and Team Minutes, Governance information, London Conference, United Church and Middlesex Presbytery information.
Date: August 13-17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am till 12 noon
Theme: “Everyday Superheroes,
Finding Strength with God.”
Hope to see you there!
Registration forms available.
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.
Denning’s Strathroy Memorial Tree Service/Open House
I am pleased to share some good news!
We have nearly completed a 4000 square foot addition to our funeral home in Strathroy and we couldn’t be more excited to show you. On Sunday, May 27th, 2018 we will be hosting the community at the funeral home to celebrate this milestone, as well as benefit from your presence as we support the families who will be participating in honouring their loved ones at the annual memorial tree service. The tree planting ceremony will be held at the funeral home this year in conjunction with our open house, and we would love for you and your congregation to join us. Feel free to remind anyone interested in participating to call us at (519) 245-1023 or email us at email@example.com
OUR MINISTRY TEAM
Minister: Rev. Dr. Abiel T. Khalema
Office Administrator: Dianne Dixon
Music Director: Andy Cloutier
Child Youth Leader: Kaeleigh Berdan
Custodian: John Larocque
Debbie Porte Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Face Book Administrators: Tina Zimmermann and David Honsberger
Monday: May 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!
Bread Not Stones Minute For Mission
The Bread Not Stones Initiative to end child poverty in Canada became a national United Church of Canada project in 2014. The project began in 2006 with the Alberta and Northwest Conference UCW’s Child Well-Being Initiative.
When the National church invited all members and adherents across Canada to take up the call to end child poverty, the people of Wesley Knox and First St. Andrews in London, Ontario, were so inspired that the London Conference Bread Not Stones campaign was born under the leadership of Linda Woods and Laurel Kenney. Linda and Laurel have since spoken or conducted workshops on 76 occasions, have met with approximately 60 politicians and have been hosted on Parliament Hill and in the Ontario legislature. They have also aligned with other anti-poverty groups as they work continuously to raise awareness of and eliminate child poverty in our country.
As Laurel and Linda share, “We are following in the footsteps of the women out west as we approach all levels of government to actively advocate on behalf of our most vulnerable children. We can’t think of a more urgent issue.”
Bread Not Stones is also a Mission & Service–supported resource designed to encourage and enable communities of faith to pray, learn, and act to eradicate child poverty in their local region and across Canada. Please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving God, we are called to be your colours in the world, to walk with each other, to share in love through our gifts for Mission & Service.
Guide us to shine brightly in the world. Amen
Office Administrator for
Strathroy United Church