Friday, June 3, 2016

What's Happening

Announcements for Sunday, June 5th

Anniversary Sunday:  Please join us downstairs for our anniversary luncheon, immediately following the service this Sunday.

The funeral service for Hazel (Cullen) Aikman will be held on Monday, June 6th at 2pm in St Paul's United Church in Ormstown.  Visitation will take place on Sunday evening and from noon on Monday at McGerrigles Funeral Home.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Sunday, June 5th is the opening service at Beechridge Presbyterian Church on Rte 209.  Service begins at 1:30pm.  Services will continue every second week until Thanksgiving Sunday. 

There will be no service in Howick United Church next week, due to the Ormstown Fair.  There will be services in Franklin at 9:30 and Ormstown at 11am. 

Congratulations to the Rev. Bert Loree who celebrated the 70th anniversary of his ordination in London Conference last weekend. 

St Paul’s UCW will once again be holding a booth in the Industrial Building at the Ormstown Fair.  Donations of crafts, plants, books, toys, small items for the White Elephant table, and jewellery, as well as baking and preserves (with their ingredients listed on the label, please!) are very welcome.  Donations may be brought in when the booth is being set up on Wednesday morning, or dropped off at the home of Linda Cullen, 85 Lambton, in a box on the front porch.  If you are able to take a shift on the booth, please give Ruth Graham Petch a call.  Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Georgetown Presbyterian Church will be holding a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, June 18th at 9am with music by the Franklin Ensemble and guest speaker David Thiel.  A free will offering will be taken.  Please RSVP by June 15th at Gregg Eastwood at 450-829-0230 or by email to: 

Upcoming Events:  

St Paul’s Strawberry Social, Thursday, June 23 5-8:30pm in the hall. 
·         Sunday, June 26th Communion Sunday in Franklin, 9:30am
·         Sunday, June 26th 11am, Knox Cemetery service and Communion for Howick United Church in the Knox Cemetery off Rte 236 in St Louis de Gonzague (in case of rain, the service will be held in Howick United Church)
·         Wesley Church annual service on Covey Hill Sunday, June 26th 7:30pm with the Franklin Ensemble

Please keep in mind the United Church’s special appeals made for the survivors of the Ecuadorean earthquake, the drought and famine in Ethiopia and southern Africa, as well as for the evacuees of the wildfires in Fort McMurray and Northern Alberta.  Your prayers are invited and if you are able to make a donation, they may be made three ways:  online at the United Church’s secure donation page through the church’s website:; by phone with a credit card to 1-800-268-3781 ext 2738; or by mail with a cheque and a note on the memo line identifying to which appeal you wish your donation to go:  to The United Church of Canada, Philanthropy Unit—Emergency Response, 3250 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON, M8X 2Y4.  

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