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The weather does not seem to be able to decide whether we are in winter or spring.  After the balmy temperatures of last Sunday, we are once again plunged into the reality of sub-zero, snowy December days.  Climate change is a reality.  The birds are all mixed up as well.  There are many reports of summer species that should have been long gone to sunnier places, but are still lingering in southern Ontario.  Meanwhile, our winter birds are here in record numbers as the seed crop in the north was devestated by the summer drought and the forest fires.  We all need to look carefully at how we live with respect in creation.

My congratulations to Rick, our choir, and everyone who was involved in the 20th anniversary of Choirs and Carols last Sunday evening.  By all accounts, it was fantastic, with the sanctuary filled with participating choirs and guests.  What an awesome way to get into the Christmas spirit and to sing some of the wonderful, familiar carols.

A reminder that today, Friday December 7, our ad hoc Refugee Sponsorship Committee will be hosting a meeting with representatives from the YMCA at 2:00 p.m. at the church.  This is an opportunity to come out and hear directly what is involved, and how we can immediately begin to help.  We are also looking for interested people to sit on a permanent committee.  This was part of the motion that was passed at our congregational meeting on November 25.  If you have an interest in this, please let Larry Martin or Rev. Keith know. 

Last call for tickets for our family Christmas dinner on Sunday December 16.  If you would like to come, please call or email Stephanie in the office.  Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 and under, are free.  Santa will also pay a visit, so please give Stephanie all the particulars if you are bringing children.  Thank you to those who have generously made donations to support Santa’s sack, and to allow guests from Saginaw and Ancora Houses to join us. 

We will be hosting a seniors lunch this month, on Thursday December 20.  After the lunch, there will be a carol sing and immediately following that, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Keith will hold a blue Christmas service in the chapel.  We will have some goodies for sale and it promises to be a great time.  Cost is $10, and Randy and I would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend.

Some good news; Wesley is now registered with CanadaHelps.  You may go online to the CanadaHelps website, search for Wesley United Church, Cambridge, and make a credit card donation to our General Fund or the Mission and Service Fund.  You will receive a tax receipt by email, and Stephanie will get immediate notice of the donation.  Within five days, it is deposited in our bank account.  This is an easy way for anyone to make a donation to Wesley.

A couple of Sunday’s ago, Rev. Keith asked us to name all of Wesley’s ministries.  I have attached the list of those that were named that Sunday.  It is quite long.  Wesley’s outreach  and mission goes well beyond our Sunday morning service into our community, our country, and the world.  Please have a look at it.  We should all be proud of the good work being done, both by our congregation and by those who also call our church building home.

With hope, peace, joy and love,

Anne Tinker

“The earth is a living thing. Mountains speak, trees sing, lakes can think, pebbles have a soul, rocks have power.”

                                                                                                                                                  - Henry Crow Dog

 

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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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