Highlights for Sunday July 23 at 10:30 am and Wednesday July 26 at 7:30 pm
(Joint Summer Sunday Services with the Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship)
Rev. Brenna is on study leave from July 24-30 helping with the Skylight Festival in Paris, ON. Please contact the office if you have any concerns.
Confirmation Class 2017 or 2018 Please talk soon with Rev. Brenna if you have a youth or young adult (grade 9 and above) who is interested in confirmation class. We're trying to determine the best time frame for classes next year (fall, winter, or spring). Email or call the church with any questions. Thanks!
Join us for Summer Worship on Sunday July 9, 16, and 23 at 10:30 am, Rev. Brenna Baker will be leading worship and preaching a series called “For the Birds”. We be reflecting on what the birds of scripture: sparrows, doves, eagles, and hens can teach us. July 30, August 6, 13, and 20, Pastor Stephen Reist of the Mississauga Mennonite congregation will be leading worship, and on August 27th Brenna and Stephen will co-lead worship.
Also, consider joining us for…
Our last Midweek Worship in the Garden will be this Wednesday the 26th at 7:30pm. All are welcome to this brief, casual, meditative service in our garden. Bring a chair to sit on. If it is raining, we’ll be in the Sanctuary.
Come Hear Amazing Speakers and Musicians at the Skylight Festival - July 28-30 in Paris, ON Some of you know that Rev. Brenna has been helping to plan this year's Skylight Festival in Paris, ON. Supported by the United Church of Canada, the Skylight Festival of faith, justice and arts runs July 28 to 30 at the Paris Fairgrounds in Paris, Ontario. The festival is a celebratory and creative space where diverse communities of all ages connect. We will have amazing contributors talking about justice and the future of faith communities. There are tickets available for individual days or the whole weekend, and we can get a discounted rate for 6 or more people. Check out skylightfestival.ca for more info or talk with Rev. Brenna. You don't want to miss this!
Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the July/August/September “These Days” on the bookcase to the left as you exit the Sanctuary. The cost is $2.50.
Hymn Requests Needed for August 27 Worship – We’re collecting hymn requests for a joint hymn sing service on Aug. 27. Feel free to slip a note into the offering plate or email Rev. Brenna at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Update on Remits (Proposed Changes to the United Church of Canada): At our Council meeting on April 26th, the council members voted unanimously in favour of remits Numbers 1 - 4. As of July 16, these 4 remits have been accepted by United Churches across Canada by an 80% margin. Work can soon begin on implementing them, after final approval by General Council. :For our Council, one remit vote remains - Remit 6: One Order of Ministry. We anticipate voting on that remit toward the end of this year (November, 2017).
The Red Box: You will have seen a Red Box at the entrance to our church property. This was placed by the Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Program Partnership-Religious Organizations. 100% of the net proceeds produced by the Clothesline go directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Six hundred dollars per year will be paid to our church. This money will be used by our Outreach Committee to help fund social justice and Outreach programs. Please donate your gently used clothing to help this project. Outreach Committee. Donate frequently - keep it nearly full!
The Deacon's Cupboard will be closed for July so donations not needed until August!
The Women’s Fall Retreat at Five Oaks Centre will be from 4 pm, Friday, Oct 13 - 4 pm, Saturday 14th. The cost is $115 which includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, overnight accommodation, and the program led by Sheena Riley-Marini. Sheena is a First Nations Minister, Youth Leader, Reiki Practitioner and pharmacy owner. Reservation deadline is Sept. 8 so apply early to be sure of a place as space is limited. Info and reg. form available from Pat Jenkins or Ann Edge. All women of the church are welcome to attend.
Your Outreach Committee collects pairs of used eyeglasses to support those in need in foreign lands. If you have any old glasses that you no longer need, please drop them off on the Narthex Bookcase so someone else can receive the wonderful gift of good eye sight.
If you are not receiving our “Erindale Updates” or “The Grapevine” in your email inbox, and would like to add your name to the email list, please let the office know at email@example.com
Please keep the area in front of the elevator clear of any furniture (chairs, tables, etc) so people can access the elevator without having to move the furniture. The need to use the elevator is increasing so please do your part and ensure you do not leave anything in front of the elevator door. Thank You for your consideration.
Erindale United Church is now set up to receive donations by credit card. Go to www.CanadaHelps.org and follow the very user-friendly directions.
As a church, we are called to pray for each other and for our mission in the world. This week, please remember Trinity United Church in Elmira in your prayers.