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Yesterday Jim and I spent the day on a birdwatching excursion to Long Point.  Even though it was a somewhat unsettled and blustery day, it was still beautiful.  For most of the day, the sun was shining; glistening on the wet leaves making them look like dripping jewels hanging from the trees.  And although we didn’t see any unusual species, we did manage to find thirty-seven different kinds of birds, including hundreds of starlings, red winged blackbirds and cedar waxwings.  It was amazing to watch their aerobatics in flight, moving together as one and never hitting each other.  They were incredibly in tune to those around them.

We have spent the past few years trying to become more in tune to our community around us.  Several initiatives have been started in an effort to become more relevant to our community and its needs.  One of those initiatives will take place this Saturday morning at our Apple Corps café.  The Cambridge Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival is an annual event that we have been a part of for the past few years.  Our Hospitality Committee provides cupcakes and all the icing and decorations you can think of, for children to come in and create their own individual masterpiece.  If you have a child, grandchild, or know a child that would like to participate, come on down to Ainslie Hall between 9:00 and 11:30.  There are other events going on at the market, and all downtown stores are stocking treats for visiting children.  If you arrive at 10:30, you will have the added bonus of listening to some scary music played on our organ by our own Rick McFadden.  There will also be a bit of an artisan market in Ainslie Hall too.  Sounds like a great way to spend the morning.

All of this comes after our dinner and concert on Friday evening.  The dinner is pretty much sold out, but there are lots of tickets available for the concert.  At $15 each, it is a bargain to hear world renowned musician, Ian Sadler, accompany Charlie Chaplin’s “The Circus”.  It promises to be a wonderful evening.  Thanks to the organizing committee who put it all together and have worked hard these past few months to make it a success.

Sunday will be the last day to support the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Their most needed items are: ·         Small jars of peanut butter ·         Pasta ·         Pasta sauce ·         Canned fruit ·         Canned fish ·         Juice ·         Cereal ·         Pet food Thank you to those who have already placed their donations in the shopping cart.

I have a new idea to throw out there.  Since winter is a bit of a dull, dark time, I am wondering if there is any interest in starting a dinner ‘club’, for lack of a better word.  Social isolation and loneliness are significant challenges in our society, and are often worse in winter with bad weather and less light.  If you would like to have a casual dinner one night a week among friends and fellow Wesley members, please let me know.  We would need a host home each time.  I kind of see it working that the host would make the main course, and those who were attending that night would each bring something; an appetizer, a vegetable, a salad, a loaf of bread, a dessert, a bottle of wine etc.  Casual is the name of the game, and you would attend as you are able or as you desired.  This program would be open to everyone.  The groups would not be too large, being dependent on the size of the host’s dining table.  It is not meant to replace Soup and Share, or any of our other lunches or dinners, but to provide an option during the winter months.  Anyway, if you have an interest, let me know.  If there is interest, we can get started soon.

It may seem like a long way off, but Randy and I have found a date for our Wesley Family Christmas Dinner.  It will be Sunday  December 17.  Stephanie will have tickets in the office soon.  The price will be the same as last year; $10 per person, with children 12 and under free.  We are lining up a visit from a very special someone, and if you would like to contribute to the gifts that he might bring, please speak to Stephanie.  This is a lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit.  Hope you can make it.

And finally, I want to say a special thank you to the gardening fairies who have done a super job of cutting back the plants and bushes around the church and cleaning up the flower beds.  It looks great!  There are so many unsung heroes around our church who very quietly go about doing good.  We appreciate all of you.  Without you, Wesley would not be the wonderful faith community that it is.

Peace, Anne Tinker “Follow your dreams.  They know the way.” 

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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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