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Our resident robin is busy incubating her second clutch of eggs this spring.  The first lot hatched about a month ago and left the nest about two weeks later.  It was not long before she was working on her second brood.  I am glad that we have had a little rain as it will make it easier for her to find the endless supply of bugs, grubs and worms that she will soon need to feed them.  We also have some recently fledged baby goldfinches who are just learning to fly.  You can almost catch them in mid-air as they make their way from one perch to another.  I continue to be amazed at how truly awe-inspiring nature is.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey for the Hospitality Committee.  Some great ideas were suggested and we will be following up on many of them.  Two items are at the top of the list.  We are looking for eight people who would be interested in coordinating coffee and conversation.  Traditionally, this has been delegated to Board committees and other groups which eliminates a number of members who might want to help.  If you are interested, please speak to Mary Anderson or give her a call at 519-622-6056. 

We are also looking for a couple of people to help out on Saturday mornings in the summer at the market.  There are a few vendors who would like to set up on our property to sell their goods.  We need someone to be there each Saturday to provide them with a table and chairs, and to ensure that those items are returned to the church at noon.  Those vendors who use our property give 10% of their sales to Wesley, so it is a win-win for everyone.  If we had two or three individuals who were interested, we could set up a schedule so that it was not too onerous for anyone.  Please let me know if you can help out, or contact Stephanie in the office.

We will share summer services with First and St. John’s-on-the-Hill.  July 3, 10 and 17 will be at Wesley, July 24, 31 and August 7 at St. John’s, and August 14, 21 and 28 at First.  Labour Day Sunday will be back at Wesley.  Anyone using envelopes and attending one of the other churches can be assured that your givings will get back to Wesley.  If you do not plan to attend summer services, or will be away for some/all of the summer, you may drop off your envelopes to Stephanie in the office or mail your givings (6 Cambridge Street, N1R 3R6).  We are heading into the summer in a good financial position and hope to be able to report the same good news in September.

Our last seniors luncheon before a summer break will be held next Thursday, June 16, at noon.  My sincere thanks to everyone who has supported those lunches by attending, and to those who have helped with the set-up and serving.  They have been extremely successful and have proved to be a good revenue stream for our general fund.

On Sunday June 19, we will be holding our Agape Feast once again.  Our service will be in Ainslie Hall at the usual time of 10:30.  Everyone is asked to bring a pot luck dish to share, and to bring a small bunch of red or green grapes.  Coffee, tea and juice will be provided as well as plates and cutlery.  This service was extremely successful last year.  My thanks to John Anderson for introducing it.   It is always wonderful to share a meal together.   

Jim and Robb dropped off our donations to Lisaard House the other day, and they were very thankful for your generosity and thoughtfulness.  Your support of our monthly community outreach has allowed those agencies to better provide their programs and services to those who are most vulnerable.  Your assistance in their work has been greatly appreciated.

If you were not in church last Sunday, you missed a wonderful service to acknowledge the thirtieth anniversary of the United Church’s apology to the First Nations’ peoples for our role in the residential school fiasco.  Michele reminded us that we are all treaty people and that we have a responsibility to each other, and to the earth and creation.  I think that we sometimes forget, or get too busy, to celebrate all that is around us in the natural world.  So please take a moment to listen to bird song, smell a flower, feel the breeze on your face, or walk barefoot in the grass.  It is a beautiful world.

Peace,

Anne Tinker

“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children.”  - Ancient Native American Proverb

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About Us

Wesley is situated in the historic civic square in downtown Galt, adjacent to the Cambridge Farmer’s Market, the historic City Hall, and the new City Administration building.
Wesley is part of the United Church of Canada, the largest Protestant denomination in our country. The United Church of Canada prides itself on welcoming everyone the way Jesus did, regardless of age, race, class, gender, orientation, or physical ability.

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Wesley United Church

6 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, ON
N1R 3R6

Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone

519-621-6060

Sunday Services

Beginning at 10:30am

United Church of Canada

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