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For the past week or so, we have had a bald eagle sitting on a dead tree in the middle of the pond across the road from our home.  We’re not sure if he has just found a great resting spot, or whether he is keeping his eye on the two dozen ducks swimming around, eyeing them up for dinner.  Now that the ice is completely gone, finally, we are greeted each morning to the songs of geese honking, ducks quacking, and robins and red winged blackbirds singing.  How beautiful are the sounds of spring.

And how wonderful it was to be part of last Sunday’s worship where we welcomed nine new members through transfer and profession of faith, and two tiny ones through baptism.  It was a lovely service.  My thanks to Rev. Keith, and both the Worship and Music and Membership Committees for putting it all together.  If you are still a fan of Facebook, Paul Eagles has posted some great photos of the service.  With so many new people among us, it becomes more imperative to wear our name tags.  We sometimes assume that everyone knows who we are, but not so.  If you need a new name tag, please contact Stephanie in the church office (519-621-6060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

We continue to collect this month for Lisaard House.  Lisaard House provides quality palliative care in a home-like setting for adults dying of cancer, while supporting the individual and their family through the end of life journey.  They believe that people have a right to die with dignity, free from pain, surrounded by their loved ones in a setting of their choice.  Their most needed items are:

  • Paper Towels
  • Kleenex
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Granola Bars
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Flexible Straws
  • Batteries – AA, AAA, C
  • Cookies
  • Individual Cereal Packets

Our monthly senior’s lunch is next Thursday, April 19, at noon in Ainslie Hall.  The menu this month is, baked ham, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, peas with baby carrots, and rice pudding for dessert.  Cost is $10 each.  This is always a great time, so please plan to join us.

Yesterday at a special Council Meeting, Regional Council voted in favour of establishing supervised injection sites in Kitchener and Cambridge.  The location of the sites is now under consideration.  This is a response by Public Health to address the opioid crisis and the alarming increase in overdose deaths caused by fatal injection of fentanyl and other drugs.  A public meeting was held at Cambridge City Hall on Wednesday April 4, at which a number of citizens spoke both for and against the proposed sites.  I am hoping to host an information evening on this rather volatile subject at Wesley, and to invite the congregations of the other downtown churches.  I am working on the planning of the evening and will keep you posted.   

The quote I leave you with today, is from the book that my book club is currently reading, ‘The Orphan Train’, chosen by Mary Anderson.  Six of us have been meeting for seven years and are on our 61st book.  This was an initiative that came out of one of our ‘Conversations that Matter’, and I believe that there is an afternoon club that continues to meet as well.  The six of us have become good friends, and have supported each other through many significant life experiences.  We all need these vital social connections; a place where we feel that we belong, and that welcomes us as we are.  I hope that Wesley is that for you.

Peace,

Anne Tinker

“I’ve come to think that’s what heaven is – a place in the memory of others where our best selves live on.”   

                                                                                                                                              - Christina Baker Cline

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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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