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The good news is that the sun has finally come out!  I have missed it.  Whatever the temperature, it seems much more manageable when there is sunshine.  It sparkles on the snow and seems to hold the promise of warmer days ahead.

My sincere thanks to the 41 people who attended our Joint Needs Assessment meeting on Saturday afternoon.  And while the process certainly did not seem very different, at least the timelines have been changed to let congregations move forward faster.  It is our hope to have the report out to you soon, and to have our second congregational meeting in early March, if not before.  There were lots of great comments and thoughtful suggestions.

This Sunday, February 5, our Bell Choir will be performing for its last time this season.  Thank you to Rick and the Bell Choir members who diligently practice to bring such sweet sounds to our worship experience.  I have it on good authority that Sunday’s performance will be particularly uplifting.

And after the service, our Hospitality Committee is encouraging you to bring some soup to share.  There will be a variety of soups, so please plan to stay if you can.  And if you can’t bring soup, bring your appetite.  Nothing tastes better on a cold winter day than a bowl of homemade soup.

Mark your calendars for our annual general meeting on Sunday February 19, directly after church.  We will have a quick lunch, and then start the meeting.  Annual reports will be ready for distribution on Sunday February 12.  Thank you to everyone who submitted a report, and to Stephanie for putting it all together.  Reports will be available both electronically and in hard copy.

This month’s community outreach is the Cambridge and District Humane Society.  Help our furry and feathered friends with these items:

·         Dry cat and kitten food

·         Canned cat and kitten food

·         Canned dog and puppy food

·         Dog and cat treats

·         Dog and cat toys

·         Bleach

·         Garbage bags – large and small

·         Dish soap

·         Fleece pet blankets (Dollarama)

Our Humane Society is widely known for sending staff all over North America to rescue dogs and cats from natural disasters and puppy mills.  No healthy, adoptable animal is ever euthanized; a policy that sets them apart from some other similar shelters.  Let’s help them in their mission to ensure the health, safety and humane treatment of all animals.

This week we witnessed the senseless killing of six men who were praying in a mosque in Quebec City.  This senseless and cowardly act reminds us that darkness can be anywhere, and that living in this glorious country does not shield us from it.  Vigils have been held across Canada.  Rev. John Anderson attended one on Tuesday evening at the Cambridge Islamic Centre and presented the Imam with a prayer shawl to show our solidarity with them as we walk down this road together.  Please add your own prayers for the survivors and for the families of the six men who lost their lives.

Peace, 

Anne Tinker

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.” - Jack Layton

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Cambridge, only a few steps from City Hall and the Cambridge Farmer's Market.

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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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