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What a wonderful service we had on Sunday to celebrate our seventeen years as an Affirming congregation.  It was a reflective and powerful service, enhanced by the music of the Rainbow Chorus and David Devine on the drums.  The presentation and meaning of the rainbow colours, reflections from Marion Logan, Rev. Roy Holton and Trevor Subhani, the audio visuals, and the Affirming covenant stood out for me.  My sincere thanks to the small committee that put this service together.  It is important to remember who we are, and to re-affirm our values and beliefs.

After the service, the Executive Committee of our Official Board met.  A motion was made at that meeting and passed unanimously to prohibit single use water bottles in our building and in any space that we rent.  We have increasingly become a throwaway society, and our oceans are clogged with discarded plastic.  While this may seem a small thing to do, we need to start somewhere.  Signs will soon be posted throughout the building reflecting this change.  You are encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle to church with you.

Only one week left to get your tickets to hear Ian Sadler play the score of Hunchback of Notre Dame on our magnificent organ in accompaniment to the silent movie.  Tickets are going fast, and are $35 for dinner and the movie, and $15 for the movie only.  Randy and I have been hard at work on the menu, and we promise a delicious dinner.  This year, we are offering wine with your meal, so please bring some cash with you.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we are hoping for another great success.  Tickets can be purchased through Stephanie at the office at 519-621-6060 or  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..

Next Saturday, October 27, is our annual Harvest Festival in conjunction with the Cambridge Farmer’s Market.  This year, it is being called the Hallowe’en Festival, but we will still be helping children decorate cupcakes in Ainslie Hall, we will have our artisan market, and there will be lots of special and exciting things happening at the market.  The Mayor’s Souper Sampler fundraiser for Community Support Connections will also be going on at City Hall.  It should be lots of fun, so come down if you are able and bring a friend.

Our ad hoc Refugee Committee will be presenting a report of their research and recommendations in the next week or so, and then we will provide an opportunity for the congregation to meet, over brunch, to discuss the report and answer questions.  Please put November 4 in your calendar for this discussion.  This small group, Rev. Keith, Larry Martin, Colin Montague, Beryl Taylor and Dave Mitchell, have been meeting over the summer and into the fall to find the best option(s) for Wesley.

Trinity Community Table is our October outreach.  TCT is a community program that provides nourishing noon meals in a hospitable environment to all who have need.  They serve approximately 175 guests for a hot lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the parish hall at Trinity Anglican Church.  Last year, over 19,000 meals were served.  Over 100 volunteers administer the program, donating over 10,000 hours of voluntary service annually.  What they need:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned fish or meat
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • Juice or juice powder
  • Spices
  • Condiments

I was speaking with one of the volunteers last week, and they are seeing unprecedented numbers this fall.  Let’s do all we can for this worthwhile program.  If you have an idea for a new community outreach, please let me know.  We are always looking for new non-profit and charitable agencies and organizations in our community to support.

So, where do we go from here?  What is our purpose?  Rev. Keith has been with us over a year now.  We have the stability we have been looking for.  What is the next leg of our journey together?  I would be very interested in your thoughts and ideas.  We are on the cusp of becoming – what?

Peace,

Anne Tinker

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.”

                                                                                                                                          - Socrates

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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

United Church of Canada

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