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Wednesday, August 9th
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Burgers, hotdogs, etc.
Vesey’s Fall 2017 Catalogue
Check out the wonderful array of bulbs – plant now for Spring 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. In this role her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Jan’s lecture on stress and managing stress can be seen here.
Line Dancing Classes
Come out on Thursdays between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – cost $5.00.
Evening Speaker Series
Our last evening speaker series was a presentation by the Alzheimers Society of London & Middlesex on the topic of keeping our brains healthy plus an overview of Alzheimers disease and other dementias. Watch for news of our next presentation.
On Sunday, July 16th, Drew Annable spoke about David Thompson, surveyor and mapmaker, who explored and mapped Canada and vast regions of the continent. If you missed it and/or would like more info, you can watch Uncharted Territory: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau. Watch for news of our first fall presentation.
Take A Break Trips
Bus/Train Trip – See Pam North or sign-up sheets on board in auditorium –
Credit Valley Explorer Train Ride Orangeville Sun Oct 1 2017. Our day begins with a ride on the Credit Valley Explorer, southern Ontario’s premiere tour train experience. Known for its rolling hills, deep valleys and unsurpassed fall colours, the Hills of Headwaters region provides a spectacular backdrop for our journey. A light lunch (soup, deli sandwich & dessert), interpretive commentary, refreshments are all included. Afterwards, we will make a stop at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery which features award-winning-cider, decadent baked goods and fine food products. This tour is not recommended for mobility challenged persons as walkers do not fit on the train. Tour Includes: Train Ride & Light Lunch, Visit to Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, Transportation, HST. Cost: $112
From the United Church of Canada
Fishing for the Future
Want to know more about the General Council’s decisions made at the 42nd General Council? Watch Fishing for the Future. Two notable corrections are that the ‘association of ministers’ is still in the studying phase and an ‘Aboriginal Ministries’ group does not need to be initiated as one already exists.
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…
‘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.
“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.
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 August!
Take a look at August’s FundScrip Promotions! Take advantage of the Special Promotions running for August from Metro/Food Basics, Wayspa and Roots/Kids.
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!
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)
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.