Ted Talk Tuesdays and LOTS of other news from around Central United…

Hello folks and Happy Tuesday….we have Advent 1 under our belt and we are onto Advent 2. The Sunday of Peace and we get re-acquainted with one of my favourite characters – John the Baptist as he prepares the way…

This week the Ted Talk is by Chris Hadfield – What I learned from going blind in space.

🌲 Please note that Sunday December 12th is White Gift Sunday. There are envelops as you enter the sanctuary for making a donation by cheque or cash. A monetary donation is really helpful this year so that the folks from WAES can purchase additional supplies needed to make a complete holiday package for our neighbourhood friends. We will be using the story A Charlie Brown Christmas with wonderful music dispersed throughout, to tell our ancient story of Jesus’ birth (and there might even be a real baby with us!).

🌲 Christmas Blooms – just as we have in other years, we are collecting donations of $10 for flowers that will be sent to our folks who aren’t able to get out to regular services. Please consider doing this in memory of loved ones. Envelopes will be available at the welcome desk in the front foyer and please write on the envelop who the donation is in memory of. We plan to distribute the Christmas Blooms the week of December 20th – thank you for helping to brighten the day of our folks! For any further information, please contact Joan Fulford @ 416-248-4339 or joanfulford55@gmail.com.

🌲 Sunday December 19th – Advent 4, the Sunday of Love will be a service of well loved Christmas hymns sung by our amazing musicians.

🌲 Christmas Eve – 7:30pm – A family friendly service with communion for those who wish to participate.

🌲 Advent Study with Brad… you are welcome to join our Advent Study at any point this season. Come to one or come to all three sessions. In person, we will gather in the Upper Room (behind the sanctuary) Thursdays at 1pm. For those wishing to participate online, we will meet Thursday evenings at 7pm using Zoom (link posted below). Here are the Thursdays we will meet and what we will cover.December 2nd (Hope), December 9th (Peace) and December 16th (Love and Joy)

Brad Inglis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Advent sessions…
Time: This is a recurring meeting Thursdays at 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84835820445

Meeting ID: 848 3582 0445

Thinking ahead – Longest Night Service, Tuesday December 21st, 2021 @ 7pm
Central United Church

How is the season for you? For many, we love the holiday season. But for some, it is a challenge and can be different every year. Some just crave a little bit of quiet in the midst of the sparkles and glitter. Perhaps you have lost someone in the last year or a relationship has ended, employment isn’t easy or covid has just left you cold. The Longest Night Service is just about taking a pause in the season for a little quiet and knowing that on the Longest Day of the year – just when we think we can’t take another moment of the darkness, the light returns and the days start to get longer and we are reminded that there is always hope.

Folks come to the Longest Night Service for a variety of reasons. Some come to remember those loved ones whom they especially miss at the holidays. Others come, just to breathe and enjoy the candles and quiet prayer and gentle music that can help to centre us in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Some come as an opportunity for quiet reflection, maybe light a candle for a loved one and just be. All are welcome to join in this short but meaningful service of the season. Let your friends and neighbours know, anyone you think who could use a pause…

📌 Here is an article from my mother’s Doctor, Anne-Marie Zajdlik who posts regularly on Facebook. She shares her wisdom, passion and a little bit of herself in all of her articles and this one is especially timely. If you are a Facebook user, you can sign up for her regular posts.

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Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik

November 28th, 2021  · OMICRON…..should we worry?When I was 8 years old my father gave me advice that I have continued to follow for the last 50 years. I have an anxiety disorder. I constantly fight to stay calm and not worry. Constantly. I started worrying at the dawn of my self-awareness which was around the age of eight. My father pulled me into scripture and although he was not a religious man, more of a philosopher he was, he knew scripture. The verse he read to me goes like this: Matt 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”. I will never forget the moment when my father gave me a reason not to worry. That did not stop me from having a major breakdown in my 30’s after the death of my mother but, with constant work, I did not breakdown when my father died in the midst of a run of deaths and losses in 2013. I know, this page is politically and religiously neutral……most of the time. But there are more verses in the Christian Bible about anxiety than any other topic. And right now, more of us are suffering from mental health problems than ever before.So, from a woman of faith who has worked on anxiety and depression all her life, here is my take on our present situation: Don’t fret. There is a new COVID-19 variant out there. It is called Omicron. It was discovered by some smart scientists in South Africa. It did not come from South Africa, it was discovered there. The South African government did the right thing by sounding the alarm and now all of Southern Africa will pay a price; not a political post so I will stop there but the only light that should be shone on Africa is the light that reveals the inequity in the world and the fact that only 10 % of the population in Africa is fully vaccinated while countries like Canada reach 80 % vaccinated. We are working on it with millions of doses being donated to various African countries but it is not enough and until the entire human population is vaccinated, variants like Omicron will continue to evolve as the virus continues to be given opportunities to replicate among populations that do not have the resources to vaccinate. We as ordinary people have the power to change this.Omicron is a variant of the COVID-19 virus that has 30 more mutations than the delta variant. Will these mutations make it more transmissible? Probably. More deadly? Maybe not. All of this remains to be seen as scientists scramble to learn as much as they can about this variant. I try to imagine teams of scientists working day and night on this thing since it was discovered on November 24/21. Day and night. And, they will find the answers. When people shrug off science and vaccines, it shows a total lack of knowledge about how hard these brilliant people work and how they are working together globally. Minimizing their credibility and the power of this virus is nonsense.But, the experts are there. Working tirelessly. So far the countries where cases are spreading are countries that are under-vaccinated ( 60 % or less) which makes sense. The unvaccinated remain a large group of hosts that have no defence against any variant of COVID-19. It remains to be seen whether or not our tremendous work to crush the delta variant will protect us from Omicron. I like the words of Dr. Isaac Bogoch. He tweets: “I hope we can approach the Omicron variant of concern with empiricism, caution, and humility, rather than some of the wild speculation we’ve seen over the past few days.” Ah….a man of great wisdom. My father was a man of great wisdom too. So here is our job as we watch and wait to see what Omicron will do: Stay calm. Do not be anxious. Get vaccinated. Wear a good quality mask in public even when those around you are vaccinated (hey, Guelph Storm fans, a small minority of you are not wearing masks during the games, get them on). Wear a mask and keep your distance in public spaces where the vaccination status of those around you is not known. Limit indoor gathering to < 25. Keep a window open a crack to make the ventilation in the room in which you are gathering a place where the COVID-19 virus has difficulty landing in your nostrils. Make sure the vulnerable who are eligible have a third dose. Third doses are crushing COVID-19 in eligible groups. Should we all have access to third doses? I think so and I think we will. Let’s get those kids vaccinated first. Will two or three doses protect against Omicron? Maybe. That remains to be seen but Canada is in good shape. There is a wall of protective vaccines around us. Almost 80 % of Ontario and Canada are fully vaccinated. That needs to be closer to 90 % but it is a great number.So sit back and keep doing what you have been doing. We may have been a bit lax in the last several months. The threat of Omicron, whether serious or not, should remind us to get back on track. We have got this…..too. But lets get vaccines to the world and stop the threat of variants.

Anne-Marie

Final call for Sell Your Talents! You can use this link to see what is left in our Online Market and make your last minute purchases…Saturday December 4th is pick-up day at noon.…many, many thanks to our contributors, our shoppers and Kathy Steiner or organizing the market!

https://www.oneking.ca/wordpress/shop/

Territorial Acknowledgement
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.

Contact Us
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 binglis2@me.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.

Link to worship with Central United Church – Sunday November 28th, 2021

Hello folks and Happy Sunday. We are on the path to Bethlehem – Advent 1, the Sunday of Hope. Here is the link to watch the service if you missed it.

🌲 Please note that Sunday December 12th is White Gift Sunday. There are envelops as you enter the sanctuary if you are making a donation by cheque or cash. You are also invited to bring non perishable food items with you on Sunday December 12th or if you can’t be there that day, drop them off early. 

🌲 Christmas Blooms – just as we have in other years, we are collecting donations of $10 for flowers that will be sent to our folks who aren’t able to get out to regular services. Please consider doing this in memory of loved ones. Envelopes will be available at the welcome desk in the front foyer and please write on the envelop who the donation is in memory of. We plan to distribute the Christmas Blooms the week of December 20th – thank you for helping to brighten the day of our folks! 
🌲 Link to Selling Your Talents – this is the link to where you go to shop and buy online the items that folks have donated – cookies, cabbage rolls – you name it…buy them here before next Saturday

https://www.oneking.ca/wordpress/shop/

🌲 Coats, hats and mitts/gloves are always been collected for WKNC folks. We are not accepting clothing right now but these other essentials can be dropped off at the church or directly to WKNC.
Have a great week folks…..B






Have a great week folks…..B

Zoom Link for Sunday and other good stuff!

Hello folks…here is your Zoom invitation and link for tomorrow’s service Sunday November 28th, 2021 @ 11am. This Sunday we celebrate Advent One, the Sunday of Hope. We will be having communion during the service, so you may want to set yourself up with a little juice and bread. If you are not getting out of the house these days but would like me to come to you (in the GTA – sorry out of Province people) and are comfortable, I am happy to serve you at home, just give me a call.

Zoom invite…

Topic: Worship with Central United Church – Sunday November 28th 11am
Time: Nov 28, 2021 11:00 AM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83682887897

Meeting ID: 836 8288 7897

Don’t forget….

You can still place an order for Sell Your Talents or go back and shop some more! Pick-up day is Saturday December 4th after 12 at the church.

https://www.oneking.ca/wordpress/shop/

→ Please note…with covid numbers rising, we need to be ever vigilant. We are asking for verification of double vaccinations when attending church building events (if you have already been to a service, this will have been recorded). Keep sanitizing • Keep your distance • Keep your mask on • Keep Kind!

Advent Study with Brad… are you interested in joining our Advent Study this season? What works best for you? Afternoons, evenings, in person or online? We begin this Thursday at 1pm in the Upper Room behind the sanctuary in person, December 2nd (Hope), December 9th (Peace) and December 16th (Love and Joy) – we will gather virtually using Zoom at 7pm on Thursday evenings. Please ensure that you have let Brad know to send your out the Zoom invitation. We will keep it simple this year and explore Hope, Peace, Love and Joy.  There will be lots of discussion, sharing and trying to determine how you incorporate Hope, Peace, Love and Joy into your life! No worries, if you can’t make all of the sessions, join us as you are able.

❅ Mentioning our unmentionables…building an underwear tree!

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Who doesn’t like a brand new fresh pair of underwear for the holidays? When it is a struggle to put food on the table, this item, that many of use, goes to the bottom of the list as a luxury. Among the many things that happen out of Central United Church, this year we have decided to host an Underwear Tree! Yes, this year, we will decorate our tree with those unmentionable things so many of us wear. We are looking for brand-new pairs of under in children’s, youth, women’s and men’s in every size. This will be a great way to engage your young people with the realities of need and that some things we just take for granted aren’t a luxury for everyone.

You can drop off at The Church, One King Street, at any of our programs or at the Black Cat Espresso Bar – 46 Rosemount Ave Weston…we can pick them up if you call  (416) 241-7544 (Church Office), (416) 268-7592 (Brad’s Cell) or email us as at centralweston@gmail.comThank you!

Upcoming dates to remember:

❅ This morning after church, the Spiritual and Worship Committee is meeting in the Upper Room.

❅ Sunday December 5th – Advent 2, the Sunday of Peace

❅ Sunday December 12th, Advent 3, the Sunday of Joy – White Gift Sunday

❅ Sunday December 19th, Advent 4, the Sunday of Love – A musical celebration!

❅ Longest Night Service 7pm in the Sanctuary – all are welcome!

❅ December 24th, 7:30pm Family Friendly Community, Christmas Eve Service and communion will be served.

❅ Sunday December 26th – an informal service of fun and fellowship.

❅ Sunday January 2nd – Epiphany Sunday ~ into the New Year we go!

…other ways to help out 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, tomatoes, Personal 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 www.waes.ca

 WKNC (Weston King Neighbourhood Centre) is collecting mitts, hats, scarfs and socks to hand out now that it is getting colder.  We are also collecting winter coats only. (we are also looking for a volunteer to eventually help with organizing a clothing room like in the past).

 Our knitters are looking for donations of wool or cash donations to purchase wool to make mittens…knitters are also always welcome…please contact Joyce Klamer 416-763-5116 or joyceklamer@rogers.com


Thank you for joining us this morning for worship with Central United Church. There are lots of ways to be involved in the life and work of the church and everyone is appreciated for the unique gifts that you bring! You can call the church office and leave a message and someone will get back to you with information (416) 241-7544. You are welcome to contact Rev. Brad on his cell phone 416-268-7592 for urgent needs, to set up a visit or get information. He can also be reached by email at binglis2@me.com. We do send out at least two weekly e-blasts and if you would like to be on this mail list, please let Brad know. And most importantly, if there is something you didn’t understand about the service today, want further discussion or to learn more about church committees and why we do things the way we do or offer feedback…please don’t hesitate to contact Brad or our Chair of Council Kathy Steiner at (416) 618-1759 or ksteiner@live.ca.

Ted Talk Tuesdays….discovering your why!

Happy Tuesday folks and many thanks for the celebratory day on Sunday as our story begins. Here is a Ted Talk by Simon Sinek that is a good reminder as we head into Christmas 2 of the pandemic and helps us to ask the question “why”. We are further along than we were last year and have lots to be grateful for but we still need to be gentle with each other and keep checking in and remain connected because although we have had one pandemic Christmas under our belt – it doesn’t mean we know what we are doing.

Order your treats online!

The line up for the things you can buy in our Sell Your Talent’s Sale will soon be out for you to make your purchases. Do you know someone who doesn’t have a computer or struggles with the online shopping idea? Perhaps offer to sit down with them and help them make an order! This is a great fundraiser to help the ongoing, everyday life and work of Central United. Shop big!

Do you have extra winter coats, gloves/mitts hanging around the house?

Our friends who visit WKNC can use them! Please consider dropping off gently used winter items, so that we can get them back on the street where others can use them. Please see the information for the Mount Dennis Coat drive below too.

Mentioning our unmentionables…

Who doesn’t like a brand-new fresh pair of underwear for the holidays? When it is a struggle to put food on the table, this item, that many of use, goes to the bottom of the list as a luxury. Among the many things that happen out of Central United Church, this year we have decided to host an Underwear Tree! Yes, this year, we will decorate our tree with those unmentionable things so many of us wear. We are looking for brand-new pairs of under in children’s, youth, women’s and men’s in every size. This will be a great way to engage your young people with the realities of need and that some things we just take for granted aren’t a luxury for everyone.

Besides giving to WAES (Weston Area Emergency Services) and WKNC (Weston King Neighbourhood Centre) and other great charities you help – please consider throwing a pair of underwear in your shopping cart. You can drop them off at any of our programs or call the church and we can pick them up (416) 241-7544 (Church Office), (416) 268-7592 (Brad’s Cell) or email us as at centralweston@gmail.com. Thank you for helping to make the season shiny and bright!

Other things to watch for and think about…

📌 This Sunday November 28th is Advent 1 and there will be a covid friendly communion service.

📌 White Gift Sunday – December 12th

📌 Do you get extra calendars for 2022 given to you or have a surplus of Christmas cards ? These items are happily received by WKNC for program participants to use.

📌 Advent Study with Brad… you are welcome to join our Advent Study at any point this season. Come to one or come to all three. In person, we will gather in the Upper Room (behind the sanctuary) Thursdays at 1pm. For those wishing to participate online, we will meet Thursday evenings at 7pm using Zoom. Here are the Thursdays we will meet and what we will cover.

December 2nd (Hope), December 9th (Peace) and December 16th (Love and Joy)

The regular Thursday Zoom Link is here for you and I will send it out weekly too….

Brad Inglis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Advent sessions…
Time: This is a recurring meeting Thursdays at 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84835820445

Meeting ID: 848 3582 0445

We will keep it simple this year and explore Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. You don’t have to be a “church member” to join these Advent Sessions – just come. There will be mostly discussion, sharing and seeing where these aspects fit in our everyday lives.

Thinking ahead – Longest Night Service, Tuesday December 21st, 2021 @ 7pm
Central United Church

How is the season for you? For many, we love the holiday season. But for some, it is a challenge and can be different every year. Some just crave a little bit of quiet in the midst of the sparkles and glitter. Perhaps you have lost someone in the last year or a relationship has ended, employment isn’t easy or covid has just left you cold. The Longest Night Service is just about taking a pause in the season for a little quiet and knowing that on the Longest Day of the year – just when we think we can’t take another moment of the darkness, the light returns and the days start to get longer and we are reminded that there is always hope.

Folks come to the Longest Night Service for a variety of reasons. Some come to remember those loved ones whom they especially miss at the holidays. Others come, just to breathe and enjoy the candles and quiet prayer and gentle music that can help to centre us in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Some come as an opportunity for quiet reflection, maybe light a candle for a loved one and just be. All are welcome to join in this short but meaningful service of the season. Let your friends and neighbours know, anyone you think who could use a pause…

Territorial Acknowledgement
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.

Contact Us
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 binglis2@me.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.

Covenanting service with Central United Church – Sunday November 21st, 2021

Hello folks…sorry this is so late…but, here is the link to our covenanting service at Central United Church, this Sunday November 21st, 2021….our story now begins!

Many thanks to Rev. Donna Bowman-Woodall from Shining Waters Region for leading us through the service and special thanks to Rev. Marlene Britton from General Council Office for being our guest speaker and of course, many…many thanks to all of the folks from Central United for their enthusiasm and support and willingness to take church beyond the walls! (…as usual, I was technically challenged getting the recording going, but folks came the rescue and you should be able to see the entire service). A special shoutout to P&M’s for accommodating our large crew for lunch. And yes, my mother was there in all of her glory….

Have a great week folks…..B

Zoom link for Worship with Central United Church Sunday November 21st, 2021 and Covenanting Sunday

→ Please note that effective immediately – Church Executive is asking for proof of double vaccination in order to participate in all “in-person” activities in the church building.

Hello folks…you will find lots of news and reminders below

📌 Zoom link for Sunday worship – November 21st @ 11am

Central United Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Worship with Central United – Sunday November 21st, 2021  @ 11amTime: Nov 21, 2021 11:00 AM America/Toronto


Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82985138654?

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Meeting ID: 829 8513 8654Passcode: 870847

With Kathy Steiner’s help, I believe that we have worked out the Zoom kinks and you should be able to participate in the covenanting service by clicking on the link above. It will also be recorded and put up on Youtube later Sunday to watch at your convenience. My apologies for my lack of tech skills!

📌 What you need to know for this Sunday…

• This is our covenanting service where Central United Church, Brad and Shining Waters Region, formally commit ourselves to a year of working together in relationship for the good of this community of faith. All are welcome to attend providing you are able to show your proof of double vaccination.

• Masks are still required to be worn throughout the service. We are still at a point where we are not encouraging folks to sing or speak out loud any responsive words during the service. Although printed, the words will be read for you, please try and refrain from reading out loud (you can respond quietly to yourself and hum along with hymns). The primary spread of the infection is by the “hardly visible spray” (aerosol spray) that comes from our mouthes.

• Following Sunday’s service, you are invited to lunch at P&M’s on 1946 Weston Rd. Thank you for those who have responded you will be going for lunch. If you decide you would still like to join us, please come. Nikki has organized additional staff to accommodate us.

• Scripture for this Sunday is Psalm 139:1-18

Sell your talents…and buy someone else’s!

By November 21st please send Kathy’ Steiner your donation information 
❅ what are you selling including flavour, quantity in each package 
❅ how many items/packages are you donating 
❅ what price should we ask 

On November 24 – we will send an email with a link to the sale database where you can see the selection of treats and talent and make your purchases!
You will have 1 week to make your purchases and let friends and family know how they too can shop!

83 Best Christmas Desserts - Recipes for Festive Holiday Desserts

December 4th 🌲 Purchases will be available for pickup at the Church

Advent Study with Brad… are you interested in joining our Advent Study this season? What works best for you? Afternoons, evenings, in person, online? It will be on a Thursdays starting December 2nd (Hope), December 9th (Peace) and December 16th (Love and Joy) – if you are interested, please let me know what time works best for you (an afternoon one and evening one is possible). We will keep it simple this year and explore Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. Send an email or call to save your place. There will be lots of discussion, sharing and trying to determine what of the 4, best suits you!

Cartoon Cooked Turkey Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Preparing and serving our annual Turkey Dinner Tuesday December 14th with all the trimmings for WKNC (Weston King Neighbourhood Centre).

This is an annual tradition and lots of hands are needed, you don’t have to be an official “member” of Central to help. Please call the office and leave a message for Terry or email him at trlong@sympatico.ca if you can help.

Other things to watch for and think about…

📌 Next Sunday November 28th is Advent 1 and there will be a covid friendly communion service.

📌 White Gift Sunday – December 12th

📌 Do you get extra calendars for 2022 given to you or have a surplus of Christmas cards ? These items are happily received by WKNC for program participants to use.

📌 WKNC is still taking gently used winter coats in all sizes.

Territorial Acknowledgement
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.

Contact Us
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 binglis2@me.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.

Ted Talk Tuesdays….the importance of doubt!

Hello folks and happy Tuesday! Here is your Ted Talk for the week – doubt isn’t a bad thing!

Please note that effective immediately – Church Executive is asking for proof of double vaccination in order to participate in “in-person” activities in the church building.

This isn’t meant to be exclusive but rather to work towards the eradication of Covid-19 and to ensure the safety of everyone attending in-person worship and programs. If you aren’t double vaxxed for whatever reason, we are happy to suggest other alternatives for being included. One being, watching the service online. If you would like to talk about vaccinations, need support getting vaccinated, transportation to get vaccinate – I am happy to meet with anyone (you don’t have to be a church goer) and we can talk through the process and I am happy to transport anyone to an appointment and be of support. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

What this means moving foreword is that starting this coming Sunday November 21st, we will ask you to provide proof of vaccination. For regular attendees, this will be a onetime thing. Your proof of vaccination will be recorded and then each week after, it will just be a matter of ticking off your name when you attend (for tracking purposes). Visitors will asked to provide proof of vaccination and their contact information. 

Covenanting Service this Sunday…

November 21st, 2021 @ 11am

Sunday November 21st @ 11am will be our covenanting service with Shining Waters Region, the good folks from Central United Church and myself. There will likely be a few guests. So please be patient as our volunteers check folks in, maybe even come a little early.

Donna Bowman-Woodall will be representing Shining Waters Region and leading the covenanting portion of the service. Reverend Marlene Britton – Program Co-ordinator Admission & Pastoral Relations, Ministry and Employment Unit, from the General Council office of the United Church of Canada, will be our guest speaker.

If you haven’t ventured back to church yet, this is a great opportunity to re-connect with friends and see that the “new normal” for church isn’t a bad thing and the music is still amazing! This is also a lovely time to join in officially marking our time together over this next year, as we dive deep into living church in new ways, continuing our 200th anniversary celebrations and giving thanks for the wonderful ministry, life and work of Central United Church.

Masks will still be required to be worn throughout the service. We are still at a point where we are not encouraging folks to sing or speak out loud any responsive words during the service. Although printed, the words will be read for you, please try and refrain from reading out loud. Humming is welcomed and inside your head conversation, encouraged! The primary spread of the infection is by the “hardly visible spray” (aerosol spray) that comes from our mouthes, hence, keeping them shut is key in not spreading infection. 
Following Sunday’s service, you are invited to lunch at P&M’s on 1946 Weston Rd. If you would like to join us, please send me a note by Thursday, so that I can give Nikki a heads up of approximate numbers and they can be prepared and set aside some seats. The food is amazing, tables are spread out and excellent protocol is in place – let’s support local!

Sell your talents…and buy someone else’s!

By November 21st please send Kathy’ Steiner your donation information 
❅ what are you selling including flavour, quantity in each package 
❅ how many items/packages are you donating 
❅ what price should we ask 

On November 24 – we will send an email with a link to the sale database where you can see the selection of treats and talent and make your purchases!
You will have 1 week to make your purchases and let friends and family know how they too can shop!

83 Best Christmas Desserts - Recipes for Festive Holiday Desserts

December 4th 🌲 Purchases will be available for pickup at the Church

Advent Study with Brad… are you interested in joining our Advent Study this season? What works best for you? Afternoons, evenings, in person, online? It will be on a Thursdays starting December 2nd (Hope), December 9th (Peace) and December 16th (Love and Joy) – if you are interested, please let me know what time works best for you (an afternoon one and evening one is possible). We will keep it simple this year and explore Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. Send an email or call to save your place. There will be lots of discussion, sharing and trying to determine what of the 4, best suits you!

…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.
www.waes.ca

WKNC (Weston King Neighbourhood Centre) is collecting mitts to hand out now that it is getting colder and we are collecting winter coats only. (we are also looking for a volunteer to eventually help with organizing a clothing room like in the past)

Our knitters are looking for donations of wool or cash donations to purchase wool to make mittens…knitters are also always welcome…please contact Joyce Klamer 416-763-5116 or joyceklamer@rogers.com

Haven’t had a visit with Brad yet? No need to wait in line, just call me and we will set something up…we can meet at the church, go for a walk, visit in your home/on your porch – whatever is most comfortable for you. I like tea by the bucket and coffee at the Black Cate Expresso Bar!

…have a great week folks….B

Territorial Acknowledgement
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.

Contact Us
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 binglis2@me.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.

Tedtalk Tuesdays and taking stock….November 9th, 2021

Happy Tuesday folks…here, are two Ted Talks for you from different ends of the spectrum. One is about creating wonderful and inviting spaces and it is short. The other one is What really matters at the end of life? Both Ted Talks challenge us in ways of moving forward, how we see life, what really matters and thinking outside the box.

Taking Stock…

As many of you know, I am the new kid on the block. Part of me getting to know people is to get a sense of those “hidden” talents. And for some, you may want to keep them hidden. But having said that, I promise to not take advantage of your skills. People who are musical are involved in that area, the financial minds volunteer in that area, organizers love special events – there are loads of ways to be involved without selling your soul. I’m specifically wondering if there are folks who perhaps have some skills in the areas listed below and would like to be involved (and musical and financial minds and organizers are always welcome!).

• graphic arts • marketing • gardening/landscaping • fundraising • group facilitation • health and safety • artists • builders • craft makers • wood workers

…and the list goes on and on. We are not looking for your first born child, just ways to tap into the expertise within our midst. I would love to have conversation, not make it a life sentence but see how we can work together on various goals for the church. Thank you!

Preparing and serving our annual Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings for WKNC (Weston King Neighbourhood Centre)

Tuesday December 14th

This is an annual tradition and lots of hands are needed, you don’t have to be an official “member” of Central to help. Please call the office and leave a message or email if you can help. Specifically, if you can cook a turkey – please contact Liz Rodgerson 416-233-7053 or ehrodgerson@gmail.com

Cartoon Cooked Turkey Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Sell your talents…and buy someone else’s!

By November 21st please send Kathy’ Steiner your donation information 
❅ what are you selling including flavour, quantity in each package 
❅ how many items/packages are you donating 
❅ what price should we ask 

On November 24 – we will send an email with a link to the sale database where you can see the selection of treats and talent and make your purchases!
You will have 1 week to make your purchases and let friends and family know how they too can shop!

83 Best Christmas Desserts - Recipes for Festive Holiday Desserts

December 4th 🌲 Purchases will be available for pickup at the Church

Advent Study with Brad… are you interested in joining our Advent Study this season? What works best for you? Afternoons, evenings, in person, online? It will be on a Thursdays starting December 2nd (Hope), December 9th (Peace) and December 16th (Love and Joy) – if you are interested, please let me know what time works best for you (an afternoon one and evening one is possible). We will keep it simple this year and explore Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. Send an email or call to save your place. There will be lots of discussion, sharing and trying to determine what of the 4, best suits you!

Territorial Acknowledgement
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.

Contact Us
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 binglis2@me.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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Worship Link for Sunday November 7th and other odds and sods from Central…

Weston Memorial Park on Little Avenue

Friday again!

Hello folks…please find attached your Zoom invite to this Sunday’s worship service. On Sunday after worship, we will post the Youtube link to the service and you can also accesses it through the Central United Facebook page and watch it at your leisure, fast forward through my stuff and share the link with friends and family who may be interested at what church looks like in 2021.

This Sunday is our Remembrance Day Service and on Sunday November 21st will be the covenanting service between myself and the good folks from Central United and Shining Waters Region. The guest speaker for the service will be Reverend Marlene Britton, Program Co-ordinator Admission & Pastoral Relations, Ministry and Employment Unit with the United Church of Canada.

Zoom Link for this Sunday November 7th @ 11am

Central United Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Worship with Central United Church – Sunday Novmber 7th, 2021
Time: Nov 7, 2021 11:00 AM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85760088782

Meeting ID: 857 6008 8782

Sell your talents…and buy someone else’s!

By November 21st please send Kathy’ Steiner your donation information 
❅ what are you selling including flavour, quantity in each package 
❅ how many items/packages are you donating 
❅ what price should we ask 

On November 24 – we will send an email with a link to the sale database where you can see the selection of treats and talent and make your purchases!
You will have 1 week to make your purchases and let friends and family know how they too can shop!

December 4

Purchases will be available for pickup at the Church

…other ways to help out!

• volunteer to read in church

• WKNC (Weston King Neighbourhood Centre) is collecting mitts to hand out now that it is getting colder and we are collecting winter coats only. (we are also looking for a volunteer to eventually help with organizing a clothing room like in the past)

• Our knitters are looking for donations of wool or cash donations to purchase wool to make mittens…knitters are also always welcome…please contact Joyce Klamer 416-763-5116 or joyceklamer@rogers.com

• volunteers always welcome at WKNC and WAES and we are happy to put you in touch!

Many of you may have seen this before but Judith Hayes shares this from an event at Topham Pond in July – Thanks Judy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6lthCvdMvA

About this Blast
Members and friends of Central United receive this blast periodically throughout the week. At anytime feel free to jump ship if the blasts get too much for you. Hopefully you will stick with us, find the blasts informative and fun. Ultimately, the e-blasts are meant to help keep us connected, provide information locally and beyond in a meaningful way that keeps us engaged with not only OneKing, but the world. Please use this email to share an announcement or unsubscribe, cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
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.

Contact Us
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 binglis2@me.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.

Sunday worship with Central United and how to be involved!

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….

vidhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAkMOYMgGl4eo1524230907.mp4

…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.
www.waes.ca

✓ 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 ksteiner@live.ca. 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! joyceklamer@rogers.com

✓ 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 trlong@sympatico.ca

• 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.

About this Blast
Members and friends of Central United receive this blast periodically throughout the week. At anytime feel free to jump ship if the blasts get too much for you. Hopefully you will stick with us, find the blasts informative and fun. Ultimately, the e-blasts are meant to help keep us connected, provide information locally and beyond in a meaningful way that keeps us engaged with not only OneKing, but the world. Please use this email to share an announcement or unsubscribe, cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
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.

Contact Us
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 binglis2@me.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.

“Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. NOTHING is the worst thing that can happen to us.” – Richard Bach, One