Part of the purpose of the Membership Relations Committee is to promote communication and fellowship among church members and adherents.
As we travel through this time of review and reflection on our approach to stewardship at Woodroffe United, may I take my minute to highlight the option of pledging the gifts of time and talents with which we are all blessed.
200+ people participated in making this year’s bazaar something very special: yes, the total $23,000 and also the comradery, the sense of community, the rush of seeing people with whom we have lost contact. We had people from as far away as the Yukon come to take part in this yearly event. Families enjoy the time together doing something of value. It is a feel good event where everyone wins – the church, the volunteers AND the community!! We make things available to people at a price they can afford.
Lots of great volunteers – a successful, terrific bazaar!! It’s true for the church as well. Lots of volunteers to:
Monitor the sound system
Call a pew mate who has been away for a while
Help with special suppers
Publish the Uniter – our newsletter
Visit a congregant
Count the offering
All these things and more - create a welcoming, vibrant, uplifting church community!
As part of the pledge materials you pick up on Stewardship Sunday, on November 17, you will get a list of all the great opportunities you have to be part of the kind of church you want to create. Please take a moment to consider the ways you can make a difference by stepping forward and offering your talents.
When we look for ways to make Woodroffe United Church the place we want it to be, let me encourage you by quoting Margaret Mead:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.