Hard to believe that Thursday is the longest day of the year, and that the school year is nearly over.  Where have the first six months of 2018 gone?  We have loads of baby grackles, red winged blackbirds, bluejays, Baltimore orioles, robins and mourning doves showing up at our feeders every day.  The trumpeter swans on the pond have one signet, and today on my drive home I saw two sandhill cranes in a corn field with their baby.  The circle of life continues.

On Sunday we celebrated fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, uncles, and all of the special men in our lives who have been role models and shared their wisdom.  Expanding on that thought, Rev. Keith asked us to imagine a world of inclusion, justice and peace.  Are we summoned, anointed, or called to draw the circle wide, and what might that look like for us?  We share our building with many diverse groups who might benefit from a closer relationship with us.  These include our friends at Alcoholics Anonymous, the newcomer parents who leave their children at the daycare, the residents of Saginaw and Ancora Houses, and the people who come to our Saturday morning café.  I think that this is a topic that we might explore further as we seek to understand our place and our role in the world around us.

Our summer pasta challenge has gone viral.  There are posts on Facebook and Twitter, and Walter Gowing is going to write an article for the Cambridge Times.  Representatives from the three churches participating, Central Presbyterian, Wesley and Trillium United, will be having their picture taken with the Mayor next Tuesday.  Central has announced that they hope to collect 2500 cans of pasta sauce.  Trillium is collecting baked beans.  So far, we have collected 90 bags and boxes of pasta.  Spread the word and tell your friends.  There is a tub in Ainslie Hall and the shopping cart is at the Cambridge Street door for donations.  It’s a fun way to do a really good thing for the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.

Our church will be open in the month of July this summer, and closed in August.  We will be back at Wesley on Sunday September 2, with Rev. Keith leading worship.  With the coming of summer vacations, please remember your givings.  Even though we are not here in August, our regular bills don’t take a holiday!  If you are on PAR, thank you.  If not, you may mail your givings or drop them in to the office.  However, the church office will be closed for the first two weeks of July.

Apple Corps could also use extra help over the summer.  This is the busiest time of year, and everyone wants a fresh, homemade pie to enjoy or take to the cottage.  They are particularly looking for helpers to make those pies, so if you have a couple of hours to spare on Wednesday mornings, please head down to Ainslie kitchen.  No experience necessary.

On Sunday, we will welcome Rev. Kyle Benger and his wife Shelley who will talk about The Right to Write Ministry started in 2010 after a vacation in Cuba they learned just how little access many children had to basic school supplies.  As they prepared for their round the world sailing journey starting in 2014, they raised funds and collected school supplies here in Canada.  Over the last four years they have travelled to 16 countries over some 20,000 nautical miles.  In that time they have delivered school supplies to more than 3,400 children.  They will share some of the highlights of their journey with us. They keep track of their personal journey at http://www.benger.blogspot.com/" and their ministry journey at http://www.righttowriteministry.blogspot.com/" Lunch will follow the service, where you may speak with Kyle and Shelley and make a donation to this ministry.

This is my last note until September.  Please have a safe and happy summer.  There are already loads of ideas floating around for the fall, so I hope that each of you will come back refreshed and raring to go.  It is an exciting time to be at Wesley.  Thank you for your faithful support of the life and work of our church, and for your commitment to our congregation, our community, and our world.  Together, we are stronger.


Anne Tinker

“The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts:  to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say “I was wrong.”        - Sydney J. Harris



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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

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Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm



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Beginning at 10:30am

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