​​​​​​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 Cupboar

 Flowers
The flowers in the church this morning are in loving memory of Michael Denny, who would have been 80 years old on September 27. Love Carol, Brad, Kate, Scott and Ian.  
 
Sympathy
Don Ritchie passed away peacefully and comfortably at his home in Ottawa, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 after a brave struggle with work-related lung cancer. A celebration of Don's life was held on Saturday, September 23 here at Rothwell. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pauline and the family.
 
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 that 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.
 
HANDBELLS - ANYONE / EVERYONE
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
 
Sunday School and Youth Program Coordinator - City View United Church is seeking a person with some experience in faith programming, good organizational and interpersonal skills, to lead the development and delivery of our Sunday School and Youth Programs. (S)He will work with the minister and volunteer teachers to plan, develop, and deliver the Sunday School program, and will lead the Youth program.  The position averages 8 hours a week for 10 months a year (September to June). Salary is in the $15-20 an hour range, depending on experience. This is an excellent part-time job opportunity for a university or college student or a young adult, who is interested in children and youth, and gaining leadership experience while exploring life through faith.  A position description may be found on our web site,http://www.cityviewunited.org/ . For more info or to apply, contact: Harry Bender at (613) 425-3216 or cvuc.map@rogers.com . Closing date for applications is October 8, 2017


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.