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Greetings from the north!  It is hard to believe that we are in the last week of summer.  Jim and I have been very fortunate to have spent July and August at our cottage, with only a couple of flying visits home to check on things.  And while it has been ideal cottage weather, it has been very dry.  We had absolutely no rain for the whole month of July.  A large forest fire is about an hour away from us and has just recently been brought under control.  The trees are very stressed and many of the cedars, pines and hemlocks have not set seeds this year.  This does not bode well for all of the birds and animals that depend on them for their nourishment over the long winter months.  Living with respect in creation has never been more important.   

Closer to home, while Wesley has been closed for the month of August, the church has still been busy.  Apple Corps has been working all summer, and Randy has been in the kitchen with our volunteers from Saginaw and Ancora houses making meat pies and tarts.  Our hardworking staff have kept everything moving along smoothly, and the STEM Camp was once again in the building providing their programs.  My thanks to Marion Logan, Evelyn Sullivan, and Rev. Jenny Stephens for sending out their messages to keep us all connected and to provide updates on the wider church.

Rev. Keith will be back leading worship this Sunday, September 2, and his theme will be ‘Spirituality and Work’; a fitting theme for Labour Day weekend.  Please plan to attend as the new church year begins.  Groups and committees will also be gearing up.  Our Membership Committee is planning a special celebration for Sunday September 16, and our first seniors’ lunch will be Thursday September 20. 

We have been participating in a pasta challenge all summer, which will continue until September 16.  Central Presbyterian has managed to collect 2500 cans of pasta sauce, and Trillium United has almost as many cans of baked beans.  We have been collecting pasta and, at last count, I was informed that we were at approximately 300 packages.  Let’s try and double that in the next couple of weeks.  The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, the benefactor of our combined efforts, is at an all-time high for the number of individuals, families, and non-profit agencies that it supports.  This challenge has been a great way to support vulnerable populations and to partner with other faith communities.  I hope that we will consider doing it again.

I hope that each of you had a chance for some restorative, reflective time over the summer months.  I know that for families with children, this week is a hectic time as you prepare them to go back to school.  I am looking forward to another busy church year, and to continuing our shared journey together.

Peace, Anne Tinker “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” - Ray Bradbury

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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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