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And the good news is. . . that Choirs and Carols was a huge success!  Unfortunately, I missed it as I was sick in bed with this nasty bug that is going around, but it was well-attended and is always a wonderful way to usher in the season.  Thank you to Rick and the choir for once again orchestrating the evening, and to Joan Montague for organizing the cider and the social time afterwards.

We made the decision to reschedule our Lunch and Learn, and will likely hold it in January.

Our Wesley family Christmas dinner is fast-approaching.  Cut-off date to purchase your tickets is this Sunday, December 10 so that Santa has time to get everything in his sack that he needs.  Tickets can only be purchased at the office and are $10 for adults with children 12 and under, free.  Gathering in Ballantyne Hall starts at 4:00 p.m., with dinner at 5:00 p.m.  There will be some carol singing after dinner while we wait for our special guest to arrive.  If you are interested in being one of our serving elves, please let Randy or I know.

But before we get to our family Christmas dinner, there are a couple of other events on the go.  This Saturday, there will be an artisan market at our Apple Corps café.  There will be a variety of handmade items which would make lovely, unique gifts.  The Artisan Market will be there from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.  And if you get tired and hungry from shopping, you can enjoy a delicious apple dumpling to raise your spiritsJ

Next Thursday, December 14, will be our seniors lunch.  We have moved it ahead a week this month.  The menu is; turkey a la king on Shirley’s homemade tea biscuits, squash wedges, and gingerbread pudding with whipped cream for dessert.  We will have a variety of items to purchase for take-away.  Please let Randy or I know if you plan to attend.

Each year, every congregation within the United Church of Canada is assessed an amount that is payable to support the work of the wider church.  We have called these ‘Presbytery Dues’ in the past, but that is perhaps not the best name for it.  The amount each congregation is assessed is based on a formula that includes the number of members.  This is an assessment that we must pay annually.  Last year, our assessment was over $7,600.  This works out to approximately $45 per member.  If you are able to make a donation towards this assessment, please put it in an envelope and clearly mark it as such.  Your givings will be credited. 

Our Finance Committee has worked very hard this year to keep us within our budget, and at the end of October, we are ahead $12,000 for this year.  Much of this is due to an increase in rentals and successful fundraising.  Our givings are down about $5,000.  We are hopeful that we will end the year with in the black, but we have not paid our assessment for this year, which will take a big chunk of our surplus.

A few years ago, our family made the decision to stop giving gifts to the adults and to limit what we gave to the children.  We are all so blessed that we don’t need anything, and it was creating stress to try to come up with an appropriate gift.  We decided that our gifts to each other would be time shared, and family experiences making memories.  It has been wonderful.  Once you opt out of all of the consumerism and hype, you can actually appreciate and enjoy the beauty of the season.  Whatever your traditions are, please take some time to notice the sights, the sounds, and the smells of Christmas.

With hope, peace, joy and love,

Anne Tinker

"May Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store." - Dr. Seuss

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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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