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Ham & Scallop Dinner
Friday, March 23rd 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Adults $20.00, Children JK-Gr 8 $10.00 Preschool: Free
Tickets available at coffee hour/Proceeds to Camp KeeMoKee
United Church Observer
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Missed the evening…or want to relive it. Click here for the short version.
February 4th – ‘Soup’er Bowl Sunday
Thanks to everyone who brought soup – check in the coming weeks for some of the recipes.
Wise Elder Sunday
On September 24th we celebrated congregation members who had/will have been married 60 years or more during or prior to 2017 or had had/will have have had their 90th birthday in 2017 or prior. What a fine looking bunch. Who will we add to the picture in 2018?
Many of us remember when Rev. Dr. Barry Moore and Alan Davidson presented Faith Story to us. Many of us remember enjoying it and learning from it but 10 plus years erases a lot of details. In a world where there is great division in the name of religion, it might be a good time to refresh your memory about the history behind the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths and how our different faiths are just 3 branches of the same family. Some traditions differ but we all worship the same God. You can listen to Faith Story through the ‘Links’ page and Alan Davidson still has copies of the CD available at $20.00 each.
We’re delighted to announce that our own, Jan Linner, took on the responsibilities of being LUC’s parish advocate as of September 1st, 2016. In this role her email is email@example.com. Jan’s lecture on stress and managing stress can be seen here. Congratulations to Jan on the completion of her certification as a Parish nurse.
Calendar of Events:
Presentation on Monday April 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium
Who does not have creaky, achy, painful joints in their knees, shoulders, wrists, neck, and other joints? So, if you are silently suffering from this chronic disease and you want to learn how the Canadian Arthritis Society – London/Middlesex Centre can help you, please come and join us. Let’s learn together how we can help ourselves feel better, through the services that can support us.
This presentation is being offered through the UCW Afternoon Unit and Jan Linner, Parish Advocate.
This is an open invitation, so please invite your spouses, family, friends and acquaintances from the community to come and join us.
See the Bulletin Board on the east wall of the auditorium for full details.
Line Dancing Classes
Come out on Thursdays between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – cost $5.00.
KAIROS Blanket Exercise
Experience the Indigenous History we’re rarely taught. For more information, please go to.
Reconciliation Through Education: The Kairos Blanket Exercise Workshop Explore the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. To register call 519-453-3198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org • SHERWOOD Saturday, Apr. 21, 1–4 pm • JALNA Saturday, May 5, 1–4 pm Doors open at 12:30 pm. Presented at Sherwood and Jalna branches of London Public Library.
Evening Speaker Series
Join us on Sunday, April 8th at 8:55 a.m. for another ‘close to home’ speaker and topic. Mike Hand, author and member of our church, will speak about one of the books that he has written. This one is about Armo Tool Ltd., founded by our own Ross Whitney. On May 27th Miriam Edmundson will talk to us about the health benefits of walking and especially pole walking.
Take A Break Trips
Pam North is once again arranging for us to take in some Blue Jays games in 2018:
May 13 vs Boston Red Sox
Aug. 12 vs Tampa Bay Rays
Sept. 9 vs Cleveland Indians
See the sign up sheet in the auditorium.
From the United Church of Canada
- Hurricane Matthew Update video
People have been asking: “With all the chaos in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, how are our donations getting there? Is the same area affected by the hurricane as the 2010 earthquake? What about Cuba?” David Armour of the Philanthropy Unit and Jim Hodgson, Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, answer these and other questions in this video.
- View the video on YouTube here »
The United Church of Canada is launching an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen reaches grave levels. Read more… including an update on ways your donations are helping.
‘We Are Still Here’
Three elders from Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, and the Bjekwanong First Nation on Walpole Island, share their memories of surviving residential schools. Produced by the Right Relations Group of Lambton Presbytery, United Church of Canada. Watch.
Pray and Act for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
Learn more about this important issue.
For the Beauty of Those Lost, for Healing Founded on Justice
A prayer for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people, their families, and the public inquiry into what happened to them. Read…
“Ageless Grace” Exercise Program
This is a seated fitness and wellness routine for people aged 55 and over. It will not only provide you with a good but not too strenuous exercise routine but will be lots of fun as well. The cost is $2.00 per person per session to defray our costs.
Friday, April 20th – Churchill
Friday, May 11th – A Dog’s Purpose
These evenings are free of charge for all and there will be snacks available for purchase.
Community Activity Board & Upcoming Events
LUC’s Communications & Marketing Committee is pleased to offer the use of our non-digital outdoor sign for use by local not-for-profit groups to assist is advertising their upcoming events. Click here to learn more.
New Promotions for March!
Take a look at March’s FundScrip Promotions! Take advantage of the Special Promotions running for March from Amazon, Stokes and Build-A-Bear Workshops. You can also now buy Tim Horton’s gift cards in $15.00 and $25.00 denominations.
FundScrip is a fundraising program here at the Lambeth United. It encompasses the purchase of gift cards for major retailers and a rebate is paid back to the church. In a nutshell, by using pre-bought gift cards for some of your regular purchases, the program will give money back to Lambeth United Church! Free money! To date: $12,634.12!!
Here is a video describing the program:
There are two order forms available:
- Short order form (only list the most popular retailers)
- Long order form (lists all participating retailers)fvg
Check out the FundSrcip website for more information: FundScrip
United Church Charitable Gift Annuities
United Church Charitable Gift Annuities allow you to dream a hopeful dream of surprising things. Below is a document with more information and some examples based on today’s rates.