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I’m not sure whether the groundhog saw his shadow yesterday or not, but it certainly seems like spring out there today.  I saw two robins and a belted kingfisher yesterday; very unusual sightings for this early in the year.

If you missed church on Sunday, you missed a lot.  First of all, it was a baptism Sunday, and it is always wonderful when we have babies in our sanctuary.  My thanks to Pat Berry for her lovely knitted bears which each child receives, and to Rick and the choir for their baptism-themed anthem.  Both were very welcoming gestures for Ethan and his family.  Then John preached an amazing sermon on love.  While he discussed different kinds of love, he focussed on agape love and encouraged us to ‘love out loud’.  You couldn’t help but feel energized as you left and went out into the world.

And we will all need lots of energy for the number of events that are going on at Wesley in the coming months.  Next Tuesday we begin the season of Lent with our annual pancake supper.  Randy and members of UCM will be in Ainslie kitchen flipping pancakes.

Thursday February 18 will be our next seniors’ luncheon.  We will be serving cabbage rolls and accompaniments, and the program will be a travelogue on their trip to Croatia presented by Rev. John and Mary Anderson.  Since Ballantyne Hall was such a cheery, light-filled venue for our last luncheon, we have decided to hold them all there.  Cost will be the same at $10, serving lunch at noon.

Sunday March 6 will be our Annual General Meeting.  Lunch will be served in Ainslie Hall directly after the service, with the meeting to follow.  Any reports that you would like to be included in our Annual Report, should be received by Stephanie by next Wednesday, February 10.  Please plan to attend our AGM if you are able.  We will be reviewing the year-end financial statements from 2015, voting on a budget for 2016, setting the M&S goal for 2016, and discussing our direction for 2016.  There will also be a motion regarding the work of the three church Task Group.  The Task Group is holding their final meeting on February 10 at Wesley.  Information from that meeting will be sent out to you next Thursday, February 11.

A small committee has been working diligently on a fundraising concert to be held at Wesley on Sunday April 17 at 3:00 p.m.  The Waterloo Region Police Male Chorus will be performing and, if you have never heard them, they are awesome.  Tickets are $10 each for adults, $5 each for students, or a family ticket for $25.  Or, if you are lucky enough to figure out the word scramble each Sunday, and have your name drawn, you could win a free ticket.  Another good reason to come to church!  Please pass this information along to your family and friends.  This is a great opportunity to come out and hear an amazing concert while supporting Wesley.

On Sunday, Michelle Hogan presented the idea of establishing a community garden for Wesley members to grow our own vegetables to help offset the increasing costs at the supermarket.  If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please speak to Michelle or contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Community gardens are a fabulous way to ensure high quality produce for your family, and to reconnect with the earth.  There is no better feeling than getting your hands dirty planting seeds in the warm soil.

Our community outreach for February will be for The Bridges.  They are experiencing the highest number of shelter clients in their history, including many seniors.  They are most in need of:

  • Winter woollen gloves for adults
  • Towels (any size, any colour, do not need to be new, clean out your linen closet!)
  • Pillows
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal (any kind)
  • Jam (any kind)
  • White sugar
  • Razors Let’s fill our shopping cart!

And finally, I want to thank Sandy, Richard, John and the others who provide the visuals for our Sunday services and who sit at the back with the laptop.  They add so much to the message, and it is fantastic to be able to read from the screen instead of holding something in your hands.  It has become a very integral part of our worship, and greatly enhances the experience.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Peace, 

Anne Tinker
“When we begin to see the divine in each other, each meeting becomes a sacred encounter.”

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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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