A message from the F&P Committee:
Summer holiday time is fast approaching and with that comes a “quieter time” in terms of attendance here at Rothwell United.
And during that period we continue to try and meet our expenses and the challenging maintenance needs of our small but busy church.
So if you are planning some time away this summer, then here are a couple of suggestions so that your gifts and offerings may still reach their deserving destinations without interruption.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
Fellowship Help We need volunteers for Fellowship time in June and for the summer months. A sign- up sheet is posted beside the coffee. Please see Gay Elliott for more information.
The Flower Committee desperately needs another flower lover to join our committee. Only one meeting a year! Please contact Myrna Deacon for information at 613-749-0363.
Thank you to Fran Wood for her many years on the Flower committee. We appreciate her artistic contribution to the flowers that have adorned the Sanctuary.
The flowers June 4th are for Dave and Gay Elliott for all the work they do around the church, and for the work they do for their friends. Thank you. Much love from Eva
Interchurch Refugee Group (IRG)
The IRG is seeking interested individuals to help coordinate the various settlement activities for the next refugee family sponsorship, tentatively planned for 2017. Several coordinators are needed to ensure that all of the essential needs of the new family are met - including medical, educational, household needs, social and recreational activities. Coordinators in any of these areas would be supported by both experienced and newly recruited volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering but are unable to make a regular commitment, you may be interested in being an on-call volunteer to take on tasks as your schedule allows. Volunteers are needed for a wide range of tasks associated with supporting a new refugee family such as driving to various appointments, helping with shopping or homework. If you know someone in the community without a church affiliation who may be interested in a role with IRG, they are welcome to join IRG. Interested persons should contact Cam Bowes at 613-680-3917 or email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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 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. Keith Findley, Treasurer
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.