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I am extremely happy to say that I have very good news; the Joint Search Committee will be making a presentation on Sunday and asking for your support of their recommendation.  Please plan to attend if you are able.  There will be a congregational meeting in the sanctuary immediately following the service.  Coffee and refreshments will be available for you to pick up and take to your seat.  Under the leadership of Doug Coghlin as Chair, this committee has worked very hard and been very diligent in their search for a minister to walk with us on the next leg of our journey.  Many thanks to the committee members; Doug Coghlin, Marilyn Allen, Mark Miyasaki, Robb Bendus, Laura Wilson, and myself, and to our two outstanding Presbytery representatives; Rev. Chris Fickling and Greg Case.

It is hard to believe that our church year is winding down already.  It has been chock full of wonderful events.  Our building is alive with activity every day.  We are becoming the ‘marketplace church’ as we look for new ways to reach out to our community.  While our church events may be slowing down for the summer, it is the busiest time for our Apple Corps.  If you have some spare time, please head down to Ainslie kitchen on Wednesday or Saturday morning.  They would love to have your help.

And as we prepare for vacations and time off, please remember Wesley in that equation.  We have worked very hard this year to maintain a positive balance on our financial statements.  The Board Executive is to be commended for their diligence in monitoring expenses, and our fundraising groups have had great success in generating income.  If you are already on PAR, a huge thank you.  If you are not, you may drop your envelopes off to Stephanie or put them in the mail. 

I know that it seems a long way off at the moment, but please mark October 27 on your calendar for another dinner and silent movie night.  Ian Sadler will be back to play our magnificent organ to accompany a well-known silent film.  Tickets will be available in September.  Last year’s screening was a huge success, so please plan on attending this fun event.

A couple of weeks ago, at our Agape meal, I thanked Rev. John Anderson for his help and support these past four years.  Since many of you were not in attendance, I would like to take this opportunity to thank John and Mary for taking such an active role in our congregation, and to John for assuming the position of Pastoral Support Minister so that we could conduct business as a Board, have weddings, baptisms and funerals, and so we could have the ability to engage in this four-year worship experiment.  We have had a grand time, and have been exposed to a wide variety of worship leaders, challenging us to think differently. And, as a result, we have become different as a congregation.  John and Mary will continue to be a part of our church family.

I would also like to thank our hard-working staff; Rick McFadden, Stephanie Boynton, Jim Norris and Bruce Taylor.  All of them go above and beyond.  We are truly blessed to have them.  This building of 27,000 square feet, is rented out to, or hosts, a variety of groups every single day.  It is no mean feat to keep track of all of that and to provide security.  And let’s not forget that we also have a rental property, Wesley House. 

Oversight of staff and all of the governance at Wesley is the responsibility of our Board Executive and their committees.  I am very grateful to Marilyn Allen, Mary Anderson, David Pyper, Robb Bendus, Jim Kirchin, Doug Coghlin, Sandy Whyte, Mary Weismiller, Julia Rose and Steve Montague for their tireless and faithful commitment to Wesley to keep everything running smoothly.  They are an amazing group of people whose hard work has allowed us to travel a different path than so many other United churches.

I am writing this from our cottage, where we have come for a flying visit.  It is always good to get back to the rock and the water.  It helps me to put everything into perspective, and to be grateful for all of the blessings in my life, which includes all of you.  My life continues to be enriched and transformed by my association with Wesley.  Thank you.

See you  Sunday.

Peace,

Anne Tinker 

“And how, you ask, are we to walk the spiritual path?  We answer:  say little and love much; give all; judge no person; aspire to all that is pure and good.”                                                      ~White Eagle

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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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