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Our robin on the porch railing is busy trying to keep up with the demands of feeding her babies in the nest, the tree swallows have filled all of our birdhouses out back, and the geese on the pond have babies swimming behind them.  Spring is surely here and the miracle of regeneration and rebirth is well underway.  I can barely keep up with the orioles who drain my three hummingbird feeders almost daily.  Even the crows fly in to grab a mouthful of peanuts to take back to their young.  It is wonderful.

Thank you to everyone who contributed toilet paper for The Bridges.  I found out today that there has been a 63% increase in the number of seniors accessing shelter.  This seems a very sad commentary on our society when a homeless shelter becomes your home in your later years.  I can’t imagine what that must feel like.  Affordable, safe housing is still the key, and is still in short supply.  Your donations are very much appreciated.  I think that we will take a break for the month of June.  There are some new opportunities for us in the fall to help those in our community who are most vulnerable.  More on that later.

This Sunday, June 4, is a joint service with First and St. John’s at St. John’s-on-the-Hill.  Worship is at 10:30 a.m.  And next Sunday, June 11, will be our agape worship/pot luck in Ainslie Hall.  We will begin at 10:30 a.m. as usual and you are invited to bring something to share.  Since Randy and I had quite a lot of vegetable soup left over from the last senior’s lunch (I don’t know what we were thinkingJ), we will be serving that as well.  Plates, cutlery and refreshments will be provided.  And I have it on good authority, that there might be mimosas!  Please plan to attend this casual service.  It is a great family event and lots of fun.

Our next, and last before the summer, seniors lunch is on Thursday June 15.  The menu has not been finalized beyond the dessert, which will be strawberry shortcake.  And really, isn’t dessert the most important part of the meal anyway?  All kidding aside, we hope that you will be able to attend.  It has been a wonderful year of good food and good fellowship.

Our Joint Search Committee will be meeting next Wednesday evening to review applications and prepare for interviews.  The posting closed at the end of May, and we had six applicants.  I believe that somewhere in those six applications is our next minister.  We will keep you updated as the process unfolds.  Thank you to the members of the Search Committee under the capable leadership of Doug Coghlin, and to our two Presbytery representatives who have been a great asset to us.

I was very disappointed to hear the breaking news this afternoon that the President of the United States believes that climate change is a hoax.  When I wrestle with something like this (how can anyone possibly hold this opinion in this day and age), I am reminded of something that a wise person once told me, ‘You can’t outthink a person who is not thinking.’  And that is certainly true in this case.  The good news is that we can all continue to make a difference by recycling, composting, walking, taking the bus, picking up garbage, turning lights off, and even feeding the birds.  We can and will, ‘live with respect in Creation’. 

As another church year winds down, please remember that our ongoing expenses don’t take a vacation in the summer; even though we might.  Staff will be here working diligently.  We will still have utility bills and rentals.  We are fortunate that the STEM Camp has rented Ballantyne Hall for the entire summer.  For those of you on PAR, a big thank you as your donations will continue in July and August.  If you are not on PAR, please consider it, or stop in and see Stephanie with your givings.  The Executive has worked very hard this year to keep us in the black, and we want to stay there as we welcome a new minister in the fall.

It is an exciting time at Wesley.  We are a little further on our journey and about to welcome a new member to our team. We really are living our good news.

Peace,

Anne Tinker

“When we know ourselves to be connectd to all others, acting compassionate is simply the natural thing to do.”

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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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