Work and Witness of the Church
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Today at Cummer Avenue:
Activities for Children to do during the service: Colouring sheets and craft materials are available at the back. Please ask an usher.
Survey regarding Change to Worship Time: Please submit your survey regarding preferred worship time TODAY.
WEUC Lunch and Learn Series after the service in the Friendship Room. Karen Shea will be speaking about Therapeutic Horticulture and Floral Design. All welcome!
Opportunities to Grow in Faith and Community
Women Now: Tuesday, January 7, 9:30 am. A welcome to anyone interested in joining this group for a morning of discussion on a variety of topics over coffee and goodies.
Keeping It Together Team (KITT): Wednesday, January 8, 6:15 pm
Executive Board: Wednesday, January 8, 7:15 pm
Advent Study: Wednesday, January 8, 7:15 pm.
Reading Group: Thursday, January 9, 1:00 pm. The meeting is going ahead as planned. If you wish to bring your own lunch and eat it with the group members, please come at 12:30 pm. The topic is ‘the books we gave, received or wish we had received for Christmas’. Everyone is welcome.
Church Directory: At long last the photo directory has arrived! Copies for those whose photos are in the directory are available at the back of the worship space. Extra copies for those who did not have a photo taken will be available from the office in the New Year.
Keeping in Touch: Help us keep in touch with each other while we’re out of the building. For those on social media, please “Like” and “Follow” us on Facebook. For others, take photos of your gatherings and share them with the office so they can be included in the Cummer Highlights, Sprouts Newsletter, Annual Report, and more.
Opportunities to Reach Out to Others and Work for Social Justice
Support for Tenants of 235 Gosford: On Friday, November 15, 2019, there was a devastating fire that affected all of the tenants (up to 700 residents) living at 235 Gosford Blvd. Jane-Finch Community Ministry (a United Church ministry serving the area) is part of a coalition supporting tenants displaced by the fire. If you would like to provide financial support, cheques for the “Gosford Fire Appeal” can be made payable to Jane Finch Community Ministry and sent to PO Box 21100 Jane Finch Mall, Downsview, Ontario, M3N 3A3, or donations can be made through Canada Helps at:
Opportunities in the Wider Community / General Announcements
Annual Reports: It’s time for submissions to the 2019 Annual Report. We are looking to highlight our accomplishments in line with our Mission Statement (available from the church office), rather than in-depth reports from each group. Also needed are any “good news stories” and photos from your groups or events, as well as a list of team members. Highlights, stories and photos were due in the church office by Tuesday, December 31. Please submit your items asap!
As you enjoy conversation after worship, make a point of speaking to someone you don’t know very well. Or try to find out something you didn’t know about an old friend. Today’s question is: What was your favourite part of the holidays?
January 12: Baptism of Jesus – Remembering our Baptisms
January 19: Guest Preacher: Rev. Warren McDougall
January 26: Final joint worship service