Weekly Announcements: June 24, 2018
Welcome to Strathroy United Church
NOTE…..YOUTH GROUP THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 22ND FROM 7-9.
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.
Please join us downstairs for a volunteer appreciation BBQ following the service.
There is a Summer time craft table set up at the back of the sanctuary for children that are attending service.
Coffee and Refreshment Times– Coffee is provided at the back of the Sanctuary before service and please join us for a time of refreshments and fellowship in the Golden Jubilee Room downstairs following the service.
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.
Summer Office Hours
The church office will be open: Tuesday to Thursday -9-4 July & August
Dianne will be away from the office July 10,11,12 and she thanks Cathy Adkin for volunteering to come in those mornings from 9-12.
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.
LIGHT A CANDLE
TO SUPPORT OUR VACANCY SEARCH TEAM
Rev. Abiel would like the congregation to light a candle in their homes every Wednesday evening at 7 pm for about 10 minutes until a new minister is selected. This shows our Search Team we support them and with the help of the Holy Spirit to guide them they will make the best selection of a minister for our church.
This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of First St. Andrews 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 email@example.com
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.
We have applied for a booth at our local Farmers Market. Our goal is to promote our church and various programs to our community. Flyers will be available for information and various activities for children. We need your help too. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are willing to help promote our church in a positive manner. If you could help out for 1 Saturday morning, that would be awesome. Please let anyone on Community Life Team know of your availability. Thanks.
We are also looking for a portable shade awning.
Friendship Club Meeting
Friendship Members and anyone else who is interested are invited to view a train display on Sat. July 14th at Willy and Evelyn Van Erp’s 24610 SUTHERLAND ROAD, Strathroy.
anytime between 10 am and 4 pm
Their gardens are beautiful and there are many birds about.
Admission is free
A BBQ by the Strathroy-Optimist Club at a reasonable price is available.
Date: August 13-17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am till 12 noon
Theme: “Everyday Superheroes,
Finding Strength with God.” Age: JK to Grade 6
Hope to see you there!
Registration forms available.
We still need 2 snack helpers and 2 youth helpers(gr8 and up)
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
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Face Book Administrators: Tina Zimmermann and
Finance Update: as of April 30, 2018
Envelope Revenues $2372 weekly for a total of $28,458
Expenses $5,529 weekly for a total of $66,345
Shortfall $3,157 weekly
Mission and Service $6,463 compared to $5,329 at this time in 2017 and our 2018 commitment is $20,000.
Special Project Fund $6,650 raised until the end of March 2018 with a goal of $9,687.71 plus HST and a $1,000 contingency.
Down payment of half the cost has been sent.
Compassionate Fund $1,051- the next grocery cards will be distributed in October and we will need approx. $1,500 to provide the cards.
Church Mission Fund $1,049.00 (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.
The Finance Team has highlighted the shortage in our General Fund and in our Compassionate Fund. With the summer months approaching if you wish to leave post dated cheques in the office or use this as a time to go on our PAR program please contact the office.
The Finance Team appreciates all your continued support in keeping our church and its programs
up and running.
BULLETIN BOARD ITEMS
PLEASE CHECK OUR BULLETIN BOARD IN THE MARIA ST. ENTRANCE FOR MANY UPCOMING EVENTS.
COUNCIL MINUTES ETC ETC.
Office Administrator for
Strathroy United Church