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Fanshawe Electromechanical Engineering students to benefit from Armo Tool donation

On Saturday, October 20, Armo Tool announced the establishment of the Ross and Vivian Whitney Family Scholarship, named in honour of Armo Tool founders Ross and Vivian Whitney. This new scholarship was created to celebrate of Armo Tool’s 50th anniversary and will directly benefit high school students entering their first year of the College’s Electromechanical Engineering Technician program in the School of Applied Science and Technology.

“The Whitney family is making this donation to strengthen the community that has fostered our success. Armo’s growth has been made possible by great people with a strong education,” says Ben Whitney, President, Armo Tool. “This gift ‘pays it forward’ to future generations by helping young people grow a passion for making things into a terrific career.”

This annual entrance scholarship will pay the first year tuition for a high school student entering the Electromechanical Engineering Technician who has a passion for hands-on, manufacturing-based learning.

“The Ross and Vivian Whitney Family Scholarship is a thoughtful expression of the vital role Fanshawe has in training students to graduate with the skills to succeed in a modern economy that relies on manufacturing professionals,” says Lindsay Engel, Chair of the School of Applied Science and Technology. “We thank Armo Tool for their investment in Fanshawe and our students.”

About Armo Tool

For 50 years, Armo Tool has been a family owned and operated business. Now in our third generation, we have earned a reputation built on providing complete “one-stop” precision tooling solutions, from the design stage to the beginning of production. Armo Tool was founded in 1969 by Ross and George Whitney. By pursuing opportunities to bring talented, dedicated people into our company, and by building an extensive base of loyal customers, Armo Tool has grown to over 200 employees serving several related industries.

Parish Nurse

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 and she is now officially our Parish Nurse having completed her full certification.  In this role her email is  Jan’s lecture on stress and managing stress can be seen here.

Calendar of Events

See the Bulletin Board on the east wall of the auditorium for full details plus lots of print materials on topics of both physical and mental health and…more.

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 presentation was on the subject of Elder Abuse.  Stay tuned for details of our next presentation.

Breakfast Presentations

On Sunday, November 25th our own Mike Hand spoke to us on two topics.  He first shared his recollections of growing up on a farm in Southeast England, near all the allied air bases that were the centre of air flight activity during the war, both flying out and flying in and maybe even being bombed by the Germans.  The second part of his talk was on working on the Avro Arrow in the 1950’s after he emigrated to Canada. The Avro Arrow was a Canadian designed jet fighter that was far advanced for the time. It was going to give Canada’s aviation industry a huge boost, but unfortunately, political pressure (thought to come from the Americans) caused PM Diefenbaker to abruptly close it down, thereby putting an end to Canada’s aviation ingenuity and killing a lot of high tech jobs. Mike’s web site is Good to check out.  Our next breakfast will be in January when Doris Bond Montgomery will speak to us about the fire that destroyed the LUC building in 1952.

From the United Church of Canada

Call for More Funding to UN Relief Agency for Palestinians

Read the background plus Moderator’s letter to Prime Minister Trudeau.

Extreme Hunger

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.  Over $753,000.00 has been raised thus far.

‘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.  Remember – our audiorium is air conditioned for the summer months.

Movie Nights

Check back for news of our next movie night.

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.




FundScrip Program

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!  How effective is FundScrip?  Collectively we have earned $14, 186.80 since we joined the program.  We thank everyone who has participated and recognize the Mayo, Sullivan, Polgar, King/LUC and Pickering families who have each topped the $1,000.00 figure that their collective 300+ orders have earned totalling just over $6,000.00.  Every card helps – think of those ‘prayer miles’ you are earning.
Here is a video describing the program:

There are two order forms available:

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.

United Church Charitable Gift Annuities