Announcements: September 8, 2018  September 8, 2018

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.

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.







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.








Church Council:             Tuesday, September 11th at 7pm


Prayer Circle Box

The Prayer circle group have supplied Prayer Request Cards that are completely confidential. At the back of the GJR 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 Trinity United Church. Please keep Barb Bett, and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.




Community Life Team

WALK IN BIBLE STUDY: Our Walk in Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, September 12th from 10-11 am. pamphlets are available at the usher stations with more details.


Lay Visitation Team Meeting: -to be held in the church parlour at 10 am on Thursday, September 20th 2018.



Parlour Group: On Mon. Sept. 10th at 10:30 a.m. The Parlour Group will meet at the Church to travel to Leisure Heights Trailer Park at Port Glasgow on Lake Erie for their meeting and Pot Luck lunch.  Please bring your favourite pot luck dish.  Plates, cutlery and beverages will be provided. 



                                    SOUP AND ROLL SUNDAY

    M & S SOUP & ROLL SUNDAY is starting again. Please join us SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 for our next soup & roll lunch. Free will donation towards M & S goal. This will be happening every third Sunday of each month. 

If you would like to donate soup to this cause, please call Joan Carter, 519-247-3901.                                                                                                                             







          Senior Choir Practice

          Please join us on Thursday Evenings for Choir practice at 7:15 pm.  If you like to sing and enjoy fellowship you are more than welcome to join us!





Bears for Pastoral Care

This is the fruit of the labour of 7 people taking a morning to put Teddy Bears together for Rev. Abiel touse for pastoral care.Thank you to Bonnie Joynt (Coordinator), Marie Campbell, Lyla Clark Smith, Caroline Khalema, Nancy Larocque, Janet Clark, and Ida Traxler. You  did an awesome job sewing, and stuffing the bears. We alsothank Joan Gentleman for the knitted ones.



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


Office Administrator:                                 Dianne Dixon               519-245-0276


Music Director:                                           Andy Cloutier


Child Youth Leader:                                Kaeleigh Berdan


Custodian:                                                  John Larocque



Debbie Porte                 


Face Book Administrators: Tina Zimmermann and

                                            David Honsberger








and it needs YOUR HELP.

DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

TIME: All day or 2 hours – whatever you can give us.

There will be 2 seatings this year – 4:30 and 5:45 pm. We will need people to set up, take tickets, peel potatoes, mash potatoes, cook squash, cook vegetables, make gravy, runners to replenish food, serve tea and coffee and water, clear away dishes and clean up. We also need elevator operators. Sign up sheets are posted in the Golden Jubilee Room. Most importantly we need YOU to buy tickets!! Look for the posters, call for tickets. If you have questions, please call : Joan Carter – 519-247-3901.




Sun. Sept. 30, Movie Night 6:30 pm. featuring “The Shack” 

Freewill offering to support Camp KeeMoKee building campaign.


October Food Drive – we will be collecting food the entire month of October to support local food banks. Help us help others.


Wed. Oct. 10, Roast Beef Dinner


Sun. Oct. 21, M&S Soup & Roll after service


Sat. Nov. 17, Frosty Frolic – We are asking all members to donate baked goods for the bake sale. Vendor room, crafts and lunch available. 10:00 till 2:00 pm.


Sat. Nov. 24, Float for Parade, assembly at noon. Save the date and join the fun.