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I hope that everyone is staying warm in this bitterly cold weather.  I can’t help but think about those individuals and families experiencing homelessness and how they are coping with these extreme temperatures.  Numbers at shelters have skyrocketed, with the largest increase being seniors.  Rents, if you can find a vacancy, have become so high, that people on fixed incomes from pensions simply cannot afford them.   A national housing strategy is wonderful news, but help is needed now.  Thankfully, our Cambridge Council on Aging is working very hard to find creative solutions to the affordable housing shortage, and the social isolation of so many of our senior population.

On Sunday, Rev. Dr. Jenny Stephens, asked us ‘what child is this’?  What does the birth of a child two thousand years ago have to do with our reality today, and how does it change our way of thinking and of looking at things?  We are reminded that this is a new year, and like a blank page, we can choose to draw or write on it whatever we like.  What should that be?  What would you like to see written on those pages for Wesley this year?  Please let me know.  We have some ideas, but I would be very interested in your thoughts.

This coming Sunday, January 7, Rev. Keith will be leading us in worship and we will be participating in the sacrament of communion; always meaningful.  After church, Randy and UCM will be serving up their first brunch of the year.  Please plan to stay to share some food and fellowship.  Randy’s offerings are always delicious.

Our monthly outreach for January is the Cambridge and District Humane Society.  The Cambridge and District Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and providing

shelter and comfort to the needy animals of the Cambridge and area.  The Society is totally supported by the generosity of the community it serves and depends on volunteers to assist in fulfilling its mandate.  This is a very hard-working and worthy organization in our community.  Their most needed items are:

  • Bleach
  • Dish soap
  • White paper towels
  • Dry cat and kitten food
  • Canned dog and puppy food
  • Garbage bags – large and small
  • Dog and cat toys
  • Dog and cat treats

And although this may seem a long way off, please mark your calendars for our Annual General Meeting on Sunday February 25.  A number of important items will be discussed, and this is your opportunity to hear a review of 2017 and discuss plans for 2018.  Our Finance Committee is having an audit done of our statements for 2015 and a review of 2016, which will be presented.  The statements for 2017 will be reviewed in late spring.  Annual reports will be available prior to the meeting.  If your group or committee would like to submit a report, please have it to Stephanie by February 8.

Stay warm.

Peace,

Anne Tinker

“Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary.  There are burning bushes all around you.  Every tree is full of angels.  Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb.”        ~Macrina Wiederkehr

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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

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