Our later years present us with new problems. Possible solutions can be unfamiliar or unappealing. What are our alternatives? What resources are available to help? Rothwell United Church, in partnership with the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre and the Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa, is hosting:
Staying Sharp: Cognitive and Mental Health Strategies
Monday November 4th at 7 pm
 Presenter: Jennifer Cavanagh of Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa
Description: Older adults may experience a number of changes as they age:  declining physical health, changes to brain function, loss of friends and family, loss of control and independence. These changes can lead to reduced cognitive function and/or declining mental health. Understanding what is happening can help you respond to changes in mood, personality, and cognition. How do you talk to someone you are worried about? How do you help when someone is confused, or depressed, or not receptive to help?

Many thanks go to Garth Hampson who was with us at our worship service October 20th sharing stories and his wonderful voice. Check out our Facebook page (Rothwell United Church) and also the audio recording by clicking here.

Thank you! There was so much food that it took two cars to deliver it to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard. Thank you to Eva Jarman and Dick Ballhorn for delivering the food. A reminder that we collect food every Sunday.   

Our Christmas Bazaar🎄 is coming up soon!  We look forward to hearing your ideas. Please contact Judith Kotila 613 745-5516 or Judy Evgin at 613 748-1014 if you would like to help!   Save the Date
Our Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon will be on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast is held the third Thursday of the month at  T’ Basil, 2440 St. Joseph Blvd, Orleans at 8:30 a.m. All men welcome. Next Breakfast will be Thursday, November 21.

Plastic Bags—The pie ladies are looking for grocery bags to put their pies in.

Solar power production for September 2019 was 1165.07 kWhs, slightly lower than the 2013-2018 average for September of 1,273.44 kWhs.  Solar production January- September 2019 was 9,745.09 kWhs which represents a carbon offset equivalent to 20 trees. Solar power production at Rothwell began in late September 2012 with October 2012 our first full month of production. 


Gloucester Food Cupboard—Most needed Items: Canned fruit, tomatoes/tomato sauce, canned fish and soup; Gloucester Food Cupboard, Apple sauce, fresh apples, bananas or oranges; Healthy kids snacks ( fruit cups, granola bars, juice boxes) Toothpaste, shampoo, diapers, dish and laundry soap, Apple sauce, fresh apples, bananas or oranges

TRY BELLS!  Here is an opportunity to bring some music into your life.Our current bell choir is a community choir.  There are no auditions.  Church affiliation is unimportant.  Come yourself and bring a friend to our choir room on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. for an hour.  No commitment - find out if bell ringing is for you.  Ages in our current choir span from mid-teen to 83 years of age.  Everyone is welcome.

Pastoral Care Team— please contact any member of the team if you or someone you know has a pastoral need. We care. We can be identified by the green name tags and heart symbol. Please speak to one of us or call us for a visit. Contact: Joanne McCrostie– 613-746-3757; church office 613-746-0820 or Rev. Mike’s cell 613-299-9259.

Office Hours and Deadlines—The office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The deadline for Announcements is noon on Wednesday.

 INTERCHURCH REFUGEE GROUP (IRG) On September 19 met our family of four from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The family consists of a father and mother, as well as two boys, aged 16 months and 4 years.  All their major furnishing needs have been collected.  The IRG thanks Rothwell members for their continued support.​​                      
Wanted: Treasurer
to replace Gay Elliott who has been doing a remarkable job keeping track of Social Committee Funds. This is not time consuming and can be done from home.  If you like to work with numbers and with a group of amicable ladies, this is ideal for you. Please contact Gay at 613 -746-4123.

Calling all acts for our Christmas Variety Show at South Gloucester United Church..
We are looking for people with comedy skits, duets, trio's, quartets, etc, children's choirs, and any other special talents that you may be interested in showcasing at our Christmas In The Village Variety Show. We have room for outside acts on one or two or all three of our performance days. Our shows run on Thurs. Nov. 28th and Fri. Nov. 29th at 7 pm, and Sat, Nov. 30th at 2 pm. All we ask is that it be a Christmas theme, and to contact us if interested at sguc@bell.net  or by calling the church at 613-822-6433.

Turkey Dinner at Carleton Memorial —Saturday Oct. 26, 2019 
You and your friends and family are invited to Carleton Memorial United Church on Saturday Oct. 26th at 6 pm for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Musical entertainment will follow the dinner. Please invite all who would like to attend for a really fun evening. Adults: $20.00 Kids 8 – 12: $10.00 Rest: Free. Tickets must be purchased/reserved in advance and are available from Erin Linnen 613-224-3761. Take-out orders can be provided.

Memories: Prom and Wartime songs:
Sunday, October 27, 4:30 pm at Trinity Anglican Church, 1230 Bank Street ( Old Ottawa South)  Garth Hampson, Kerry-Anne Kutz, Randy Demmon, Matthew Larkin.  Free-will Offering.


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