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I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter.  I have it on good authority, from my Mother, that the Easter service was awesome and that the breakfast was delicious, as usual.  Thanks to our hardworking UCM for once again offering their hospitality to the congregation to make the day special.  And kudos to all of the musicians and the two choirs for enhancing the worship experience.  And apparently John’s message was incredible.  How blessed we are.

I was saddened to hear of the death of Len Verkerke.  Any loss diminishes us, but we are forever enriched by having had their presence among us.  I have missed Len’s cheery greeting at the Cambridge Street door on Sundays when he and Marg would welcome everyone with a handshake and a few kind words.  Please keep Marg and the family in your prayers.  As a church family we are called to be with each other in times of both joy and sorrow.

And on a more personal note, please keep Joan Bendus in your prayers too.  “Chip”, as she has always been known to me, and I have been friends since 1968 when I went out with her brother in high school.  Although that relationship did not survive Grade 11, Chip and I have been friends ever since.  Chip has a progressive lung disease and is currently in ICU fighting some complications of that.  She could use all of the positive energy we can send her way.

We are fast approaching two major fundraising events.  On Saturday April 9, we will host a chicken dinner and concert.  Tickets are $20 each.  Please see Joan Montague if you are interested.  Joan is the salesperson extraordinaire, as she arranged the entertainment and has already sold 16 tables of 6.  If you are able to help in the kitchen or serve, please speak to Randy or myself.  It promises to be a great evening.

And on Sunday April 17, we will host the Waterloo Region Police Choir in our sanctuary at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 each or $25 for a family.  For an extra $5, you may enjoy apple crisp and coffee prior to the event.  The committee has worked long and hard on this concert, so I am hoping to see a sanctuary full of people.  No one will be disappointed.

I will be sending out the April calendar of events next week so that you will know all of the exciting things that are happening.  Wesley is indeed a busy place.

Our Senior’s Group is hosting Bonnie Deekon, Executive Director of the Cambridge and District Humane Society, as their speaker at their meeting on Friday afternoon.  In honour of that, the Humane Society will be our April outreach.  Our Humane Society not only travels all over North America to respond to animals in crisis, it has a ‘no kill’ policy which means that they strive to have every animal in their care adopted rather than euthanized.  Let’s show our support for this hardworking non-profit agency.  Most needed items are listed below and most can be purchased at any dollar store.

  • Canned cat and kitten food (high need)
  • Dog and cat toys
  • White paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Fleece pet blankets (from Dollarama)
  • Canned dog and puppy food
  • Dry cat and kitten food
  • Garbage bags, any size

Although spring does not seem to be sure whether it is here or not, birds are singing and looking for nesting sites, the spring peepers are calling in the ponds and streams, and daffodils and tulips are poking their heads up.  It is truly a time of rebirth and regeneration.  Please take time to notice it.  At the end of the day, it’s the small things that matter most.

Peace,

Anne Tinker

 

“Love is a short word but it contains everything.”

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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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