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I hope that everyone is bundling up to keep warm in this cold snap that we are having.  We have been spoiled this winter with warmer temperatures, so it makes the colder weather seem even more intense.  And a reminder that we are worshipping at First United this Sunday, February 14, at 10:30 a.m.  It is the first of three joint services this spring.

On Sunday, Michele spoke to us about vision and mission.  She described mission as, ‘. . . a sense of purpose that lures you into your future.  It unifies your beliefs, values, actions, and your sense of who you are.’  I believe that this is a good description of where we are at Wesley right now.  We have a new sense of purpose based on our beliefs and our values.  We have been able to name what is important to us, how we see ourselves in relationship to our community, and what we want to be going forward.  It is very exciting. 

The Three Church Task Group met at Wesley last night to finalize the recommendations in the report.  Each church will vote on the recommendations at a congregational meeting on Sunday March 6.  We had already scheduled our Annual Meeting for that date, so this works well.  As soon as each member of the Task Group has approved the amended report, I will send it out to you.  That will probably be early next week.  Hard copies will also be available.  The only recommendation that has been altered is the one regarding the buildings.  The others remain the same.  I want to thank Bob Pettitt and Robb Bendus for their faithful contributions on our behalf at the Task Group table.  It was an interesting, and sometimes difficult, experience.  The process really challenged us to step back and see our church from the outside looking in, kind of like others see us.  And while Wesley is not without its struggles, there is a lot of good stuff going on within our walls and we have much to be proud of.

If you are participating in the ’40 acts’, you will know that today we were asked, ‘Where is your Garden of Eden.’  As I was reading this message this morning, I looked out the window at the trees and bushes covered in snow, against a brilliant blue sky, and dozens of colourful birds jockeying for position to get their breakfast at our bird feeders.  And it went through my mind that it really doesn’t get any better than that.  I believe that our individual Gardens of Eden can be large or small, close or far away, real or imaginary.  It’s a place for us to go to find beauty and peace.  So, where is your Garden of Eden?

Peace,

Anne Tinker

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

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About Us

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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