​​​​​​WEEKLY BULLETIN

Fall Worship 
Oct 1st - Worldwide Communion Sunday 
Oct 8th – Thanksgiving Sunday

Oct 15th – World Food Sunday – Collection to be made for the Gloucester Food Cupboard.


​Sunday Club has started! A warm welcome to the new and returning youth and children! Visitors are most welcome to join in at any time.

 
The UCW will be meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the choir room. All ladies are welcome to attend. 


Men’s Breakfast
Thursday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m.  New location: Delicious Steak House, 2080 St. Joseph Blvd.  For more information please call Keith McCambley at 613-747-9771. All men are welcome. ​

HANDBELLS  - Anyone and everyone is / are invited to the first practice on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Come as an observer.  See what is involved in Handbell ringing.
Bring a relative / friend  / neighbour.  Age – currently 13 to 81. More information speak to  Ev Budd, Viv Findley, Barb or LaVerne Palmer.


PAR (Pre-Authorization Remittance) is a program administered by the United Church of Canada which facilitates monthly financial contributions to Rothwell.  It allows the contributor to provide regular, designated support to Local, M&S or Other categories in the amount chosen by the contributor.  Rothwell’s commenced PAR in April, 2007. The contributor’s full, designated amount is credited once a month to their Rothwell Envelope number.  Should you wish to join PAR or make changes to an existing contribution or cancellation of an existing contribution, please contact Keith Findley by phone at (613) 746-8621 or send an email to Kfindley@rogers.com

 Solar Power Report:  June - August, 2017
In June, Rothwell’s solar power cells generated 1,405.74 Kwhs of power. This was below the 2013-2016 average for June of 1565.63 Kwhs.
In July, Rothwell’s solar power cells generated 1,542.22 Kwhs of power. This was below the 2013-2016 average for July of 1640.08 Kwhs. 
The decline in June and July is likely due to the cooler and rainier weather we experienced this year. 
In August, Rothwell’s solar power cells generated 1519.21 Kwhs of power. This was above the 2013-2016 average for August of 1455.81 Kwhs and a record for August.   

The Singles Club will be holding their Friday monthly meeting at the Church. All Singles and Singles Again are invited and we look forward to seeing you. Watch for the announcement of the next meeting.

Observer Subscription Volunteer needed 
After sixteen years of managing the Observer subscriptions, Eva Jarman is resigning from this job. We are looking for someone to take it over from Eva.  The benefits of having a church subscription is all subscribers get a reduced rate. Please see Eva to get more information. We thank Eva for looking after this for so many years. 

United Way Campaign 
For those who donate to the United Way Campaign it is possible to earmark funds for Rothwell United Church.  On your contribution sheet, under section C-Other Canadian Registered Charities simply enter Rothwell United Church with our Business Number 11912 5912 RR 0001 when making your donation. Thank you for your contribution.​
 

Parking Rentals: Please help us spread the word to our neighbours and employees who work in the area. Monthly parking is available in our parking lot for the cost of $45.00 per month.  Interested people should call the church office at 613-746-0820 for more information.

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 us or call us for a visit. Coordinators: Joanne McCrostie – 613-746-3757 and Marg Griffiths at 613-745-7500.

Emergency Contact If you needed emergency care while at church, who should we call to notify? To answer this question, we are asking each person, who wishes, to give the office the name and phone number of their emergency contact. You can call the office at 613-746-0820 or email at Rothwellunited@rogers.com. Your information will be kept confidential.​

A message from the F&P Committee re United Way — For those who donate to the United Way Campaign it is possible to earmark funds for Rothwell United Church.  On your contribution sheet, under section C-Other Canadian Registered Charities simply enter Rothwell United Church with our Business Number 11912 5912 RR 0001 when making your donation. Thank you to everyone that has done this in the past.. MORE​​

No Scents makes Good Sense— Please be aware that others may suffer allergies or sensitivities to fragrances found in perfumes, hair sprays, deodorants, creams and many other personal grooming products.


Community News 
New Roots Farmers’ Market 
Freshly harvested, organically grown vegetables and herbs grown by refugees participating in the New Roots program at the Just Food Farm (in the Greenbelt beside Blackburn Hamlet.
Epiphany Anglican Church, 1290 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway)
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Proceeds go towards “New Roots” programs that support food security for refugees
A partnership of the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard, Just Food, Epiphany Anglican Church and KLEO Support Group

Free used hockey equipment program
Hockey Eastern Ontario, which is based out of the Richcraft Sensplex on Shefford Road has some new helmets/neckguards as well as additional used equipment available in a storage locker.  If someone is interested in acquiring any equipment for the upcoming season they can get further information from Vanessa Valente.
Email vvalente@hockeyeasternontario.ca or call 613.224.7686
 
Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard Updated List
We collect food every week to feed hungry people in our area. The items most needed are:  cash, canned goods  (canned fruit , chick peas, lentils in demand)   pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, peanut butter, flour, sugar, rice, baby food and diapers, personal hygiene items.