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Spring seems to be most definitely here.  As I’m writing this, I have the windows open and am listening to the incredible songs of many different birds.  The geese are on the pond and the chipmunks are out of their holes; the daffodils are starting to poke their heads up and the owls are calling at night looking for a mate.  A flock of tundra swans just flew over the house.  It is a magical time of year, a celebration of rebirth and renewal.

Those words also describe where we are at Wesley.  Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting on Sunday after church.  We made a difficult decision.  Both options held promise in different ways.  We have created a unique culture at Wesley, and have named what is important to us.  Sunday’s vote reinforced the significance of the issues raised at our congregational conversation of December 13.  Although both Wesley and First United voted against amalgamation at this time, that does not mean that we should not actively seek out opportunities to share with our other two Galt United churches.  We will be worshipping jointly at St. John’s-on-the-Hill on Good Friday, and Wesley will be hosting a joint service on Pentecost.  Members of both First and St. John’s have been attending our seniors lunches and I hope that they will continue to do so.  A dialogue has been opened so that information can continue to flow among us.  The Task Group will be holding a final meeting on March 16 and information about the outcomes of that meeting will be shared with you next week.

In an effort to keep you better informed of what is happening at our church, I have attached a calendar for March.  There will be one each month.  These are activities that are directly related to Wesley, although there are many others going on in the building each week.  That information is shared in the announcements that Stephanie sends out weekly.  I have also attached the Spiritual and Strategic Plan that was distributed on Sunday.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of events for this year, but is an offering of what has already been firmed up.  If you have an idea or would like to do something, please let me know. 

As always, we are busy.  This Sunday after church, our children and youth will be selling Easter candy from Reid’s.  This is a golden opportunity to buy some treats for your children or grandchildren and support the work of our Sunday School at the same time.  We will also have tickets for sale for the Waterloo Regional Police Choir concert on April 17 and for our fundraising chicken dinner and concert on April 9.  Next Thursday, March 17, is our monthly seniors lunch.  It will have a St. Patrick’s Day theme, so please consider attending.  Cost is $10 for a delicious lunch and entertainment.

On Saturday March 26 our Hospitality Committee will be hosting Easter cookie decorating from 9;00 – 11:30 a.m. in Ainslie Hall in conjunction with an Easter egg hunt at the Farmer’s Market.  Similar to the cupcake decorating in the fall, children coming to the market will be invited to decorate a cookie and take it home.  If you can help out, please speak to Mary Anderson, Hospitality Chairperson. 

Also attached to this email is a poster for a series of workshops that will be facilitated by Michele Braniff in April.  Titled ‘Soulscribing’, they will focus on journaling as a spiritual activity.  The workshops will be presented on April 9, 16 and 23 from 10 – 12 in conjunction with our Apple Corps café.  We are trying to build on the successful outreach that occurs each Saturday morning and to encourage our community to see us in a different light.

As mentioned on Sunday, our Property Committee will be working on the choir room and stage during March break.  If you or your group have anything in the choir room that you would like to save, please remove it before March 14.  This renovation is generously funded by Apple Corps and is long overdue.

Please support our March outreach which is the Easter food drive of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.  They are in need of:

  • Small jars of peanut butter
  • Canned fruit and canned vegetables
  • Large cans of apple juice
  • Cereal
  • Canned meat or fish
  • Dry pasta or rice

I am excited about the potential and possibility for our future.  We are a community of faith that cares about, and for, each other and about, and for, the world around us.  We are on the next stage of our journey.  Where will it take us?

Peace, 

Anne Tinker

“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.”              - Saint Augustine

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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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