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It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over.  It has flown by.  We have been fortunate to have spent much of it at our cottage north of Parry Sound.  And while it has been the wettest summer on record for many years, it is still incredibly beautiful.  There is something ageless about the rock and the trees that just naturally makes you pause and consider your place in the world.  I hope that all of you have been able to get some restorative time away as well before we head back into the hustle and bustle of another busy church year.

We will be welcoming Rev. Keith Hagerman and his family to our Wesley family this fall.  Thanks to the hard work of our Joint Search Committee, ably led by Doug Coghlin, Rev. Hagerman will officially take up his post at Wesley on Sunday September 24.  Many of you may have already had the pleasure of hearing Keith preach at First United over the summer.  He will be working half-time at Wesley and we will be coordinating with First as his contract with them winds down at the end of the year.  I am very excited about this next step on our journey together, and I know that you join me in embracing the limitless possibilities as we live our good news in our community.

Some of you may remember a group from 1970’s called the Glory Singers.  Many of our now-retired baby boomers were members of this choral group who entertained at many concerts and events.  Scott Logan and Beryl Taylor have been hard at work on a Glory reunion, which will take place at Wesley on Saturday October 14.  If you would like to attend, or find out more information, please speak to Scott or Beryl or call our church office (519-621-6060).  It is shaping up to be a fun day to see old friends and share a meal together.

Our staff has been hard at work over the summer.  We have been fortunate to host the STEM camp in Ballantyne Hall for the months of July and August, which has required much coordination and clean up.  It has also produced a rental revenue stream which we have not had in the past.  Kudos to Stephanie and Jim for their oversight of this new group.

Our hardworking Apple Corps has been in the kitchen all summer turning out hundreds of pies and dumplings for the busy summer farmer’s market.  Their continued faithful service allows us to keep our church building in excellent repair and to maintain a commitment to charitable agencies in our community, our country, and the world.  Thanks to each of you for your hours of work on our behalf. 

And while we know that the weekly Saturday morning café has become an important ministry for Wesley, a new component has been added.  Each Saturday Michelle Hogan, and sometimes Rev. Roy Holton, have been in the sanctuary welcoming visitors.  Michelle reports that many people climb the stairs to look at the stained glass windows and the organ and to ask questions.  Some have come back to attend Sunday services.  But regardless of that, it is one more opportunity to be open to our community and to share our love for our church.  My sincere thanks to Michelle and Roy for this new minsitry.

A reminder that services this Sunday, September 3, will be at First United and we will be back at Wesley on Sunday September 10 with our own Michele Braniff leading worship.  And while I dislike the thought that summer is nearly at an end, I am excited to get back into the swing of things and reconnect with each of you.  See you September 10!

Peace, Anne Tinker “There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.”

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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

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