Happy Halloween! We saved most of the costumes for after church (…there was no candy either 😩 ) and celebrated All Saints Day one day early. This is always a lovely way of being intentional in our thoughts and prayer of those who have gone on ahead of us. Many folks wrote down the names they were holding in their hearts and we added them to our Blessing Bowl and together gave our collective thanks for all those who have touched our lives. All Saints Day also encourages us to remember the many good intensions and hopes and dreams of these people – Central United and all the wonderful programs are doing what they are doing thanks to 200 years of good intensions! I like to believe that those souls continue on with us in our journey and will be cheering us on as we move forward!
…remembering those who have shaped our lives!
Here is your link to today’s service….
…ways to help around Central and be involved!
✓ WAES (Weston Area Emergency Services) can use some additional volunteers to help with the Food Bank and are also looking for specific items to help stock the shelves (although all contributions help and cash donations are important too for fresh items).
Items that we frequently need:
• Boxed: Cereal (32% of those that access WAES are children and youth)Canned: tuna, fruit, tomato sauce, tomatoesPersonal Care: Adult incontinence products (16 % of those that access WAES are seniors); baby wipes.
• Volunteers: WAES is always looking for volunteers. Right now we need people for Monday afternoon from 1 to 3pm, for Tuesday and Friday mornings. If you are able to stand for up to 3 hours, and to lift bags and boxes of food (under 20 pounds), and you have time, please call 416-247-3737 to get more information about volunteering at WAES.
✓ Sell your talents!!!
….that’s right, it’s back, take stock of your talents – what can you bake, make, do? Do some baking, host a dinner, host a day at your cottage – our talents are limitless. Contact Kathy Steiner for more information (416) 618-1759 or email@example.com. Talents will be posted online and you can purchase there in a virtual market.
✓ Volunteers are needed to help with covid checks Sunday morning during the month of November – please contact Joyce Klamer if you can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
✓ Making a financial contributions to the life and work of Central United is made easy for you!
• Using PAR (Pre Authorized Remittance), you can have funds debited from your bank account monthly – talk to Terry by calling the church or email@example.com
• Cheques, cash, e-transfers, using Canada Helps, onetime donations or weekly contributions are all greatly appreciated and you can pop them in the mail, drop them off at the church or we can even pick them up for you.
Many thanks this week for…
• The musical contributions by Taye, Dave, Heather and Jenny.
• The wonderful meet and greet Friday night hosted by CKSR to welcome Brad.
• To tPutnam’s Barb and Bob for printing and distributing hard copies of the service for those who can’t get out or be online.
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Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544
Rev. Brad can be reached by leaving a message at the church office or by his cell phone (416) 268-7592 and by email at email@example.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.
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