Congregation Meeting September 28, 2014
A congregation meeting is called by the Ottawa Presbytery to meet on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:15 am after worship for the following purposes: 1. To adopt a report from the Joint Needs Assessment Committee that supports moving to one full time minister with additional quarter time pastoral care; 2. To request Ottawa Presbytery declare two vacancies and approve a Joint Search Committee; 3. To elect members to the search committee; and 4. To give notice to the incumbent minister, the Rev. Matt Gallinger, of a change in pastoral relations due to changing ministry needs of the congregation. Procedures: This meeting is open to all, however, only those in full membership of Woodroffe United Church may vote on the decisions. Normally, voting for pastoral relations matters is by Ballot and the Ballot will be used to approve the recommendations of the Joint Needs Assessment Committee and for the Notice of a Change in Pastoral Relations; other votes may be decide by a show of hands. David Stafford, Pastoral Relations, Ottawa Presbytery.
Convenors Meeting for 2014 Bazaar
Bazaar Convenors are asked to meet in the Scout Hall for a short meeting at 11:15 on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014, following the service. Please note we are still looking for Convenors for Copper Kettle Kitchen; Frames and Prints; Parking, and Security. If you would like to volunteer for these roles, please attend the meeting.
Are You Ready to Formally Join Woodroffe United Church?
On Sunday, September 28th, we will welcome new members to Woodroffe. If you are enjoying worshipping here, please consider joining us formally. If you wish to become a member of the United Church of Canada and Woodroffe United OR transfer your UCC membership from another church you have attended in the past, please contact Matt Gallinger, or Sue Smarkala soon to discuss.
If you have not already done so, we ask that parents/ guardians please register your children upstairs for the Church School and/or the Nursery/Crib Room. We are looking forward to learning and fun with the kids. If you have any questions, are looking to volunteer in the Nursery/Crib Room, or are interested in being a teacher/helper in the school - please contact Cathy Seaborn at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcomed!
Feed the Hungry
September is a DIFFICULT month for many of our families. After school supplies and fees are paid there is little money left for food. For the next few Sundays, until Thanksgiving, the Local Outreach Committee is asking the congregation to donate food items to help fill the shelves of our local food pantries to help with the increased demands. This is also the perfect time to donate fresh produce, vegetables and fruit.
Below is a list of the most requested items. Please consider adding any of these to your grocery order. You can bring your donation into the church any time this month and place it in the food box in the Narthex. Help make this the best food drive ever. Most Requested Items: Canned beans-any kind, Canned fruit, Cereal Diapers (larger sizes), Oatmeal, Pasta sauce, Salmon, Spaghetti/other pasta, Sugar, Tuna
2014 Bazaar - Saturday, October 25, 9am to 1pm
We need YOU to make the Bazaar a success. Please set aside treasures and baked goods to sell. Bring in your good quality items at the end of September and tell everyone you know that this is can't miss event!! To Volunteer: Sign up in the Narthex; or email email@example.com Please mark your calendars for October 19th following the service when we will be sorting items - with a free lunch provided!
Please NO sofa beds, microwaves, window accessories, text books, Readers' Digest condensed books, televisions, sporting goods, computers or unsalable items.
Sunday, September 21st Walk, Bike or Bus to Church
On September 23rd, the United Nations' Secretary General's Climate Summit will open in New York. Here at Woodroffe United Church, we will join faith communities around the world and pray for the protection of God's creation. Families are invited to participate by biking, car-pooling, or taking public transit to church on Sunday, September 21. Allow your action to mirror your faith!
United Church Women
Executive meeting to held Tuesday, September 16th at 7:30 in the Friendship Room