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What an incredible week of warm fall weather we are having.  It must be to make up for all of those cool wet days that we had in July and August.  Our geese are honking on the pond, not sure whether to start their southern journey or not.  And while we bask in this blast of September sunshine, Florida and the Caribbean are mopping up from Hurricane Irma.  If there were any doubts that climate change is real and immediate, Irma certainly quashed those.  I hope that you will keep that region in your prayers as people try to return to some semblance of their former lives. 

Last Sunday was my first one since June.  I can’t tell you how wonderful it felt to be back.  I believe that Wesley is in my DNA, and no matter how long I am away, some part of it always stays with me.  We are celebrating creation in worship, and the sanctuary was decorated to reflect that.  If you were not there, you will have to come out this week to see what I’m talking about. Also, we have a new ‘choir’ in the sanctuary.  Rick is looking for the person(s) who are responsible for constructing it.  A very cute idea and one that has added an element of mystery.

And next Sunday, September 24, we will welcome Rev. Keith Hagerman and his family to our Wesley family.  I would ask you to hunt out your name tags and wear them.  We will be a sea of new faces to Keith and his family, so it would be nice for them to know our names.  The name tags are in a box in the sanctuary.  If you do not have one, please contact Stephanie (519-621-6060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will make sure you get one.

Fall activities and groups are gearing up.  Our first senior’s lunch will not be until Thursday October 19.  Inadvertently, Randy and I are both away next week when we would normally have held it.  But we are looking forward to another year of great lunches, and we have some new ideas for take-away food. 

And please make plans to attend our second silent movie event with renowned organist, Ian Sadler.  It will take place on Friday October 27.   Tickets are $35 each for dinner and the concert, or $15 for the concert only.  Tickets are available through the church office.  Last year’s movie was extraordinary, so don’t miss out on this unique experience.  If you are interested in helping to prepare or serve the dinner, please speak to Randy or me.

Our September outreach is a new organization for us, National Service Dogs.  Their headquarters is right here in Cambridge, and one of our own, Robb Bendus has been a part of their ‘weekend sitter program’ for quite some time.  National Service Dogs provides dogs for children and adults with autism, with post-traumatic stress disorder, and for canine assisted intervention, which covers a broad scope of treatment including mental health, addictions, physical therapy, literacy and other disciplines.  I recently read an article in the Toronto Star about the use of service dogs in the court system when children are required to testify.  Any of us who has a pet knows how therapeutic and calming their presence can be. 

Here is a list of items most needed:

• Mop  Deck brush , Laundry soap, Leashes Collars, Pooper scoopers,  Copy paper,  Paper towels,  Keurig coffee/tea pods, Dog clippers, Large dog beds,  Poop bags, Dog toys – must be durable (not balls or stuffies – they don’t last too long).

Let’s help a local organization that is the national headquarters for this life-changing program.

The next few days promise to be sunny and warm too.  Take a few moments to enjoy the blue sky, the changing leaves on the trees, and the fantastic colours of the fall flowers.  There is incredible beauty all around us.

Peace, Anne Tinker “The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of the non-essentials.”                                                                                      - Lin Yutang

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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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