Wingham United Church

271 Minnie St.,
Wingham, On
N0G 2W0
519-357-2961

Announcements



AT THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING ON FEBRUARY 22, 2015,

it was voted to enter into a co-operative ministry with

the Bluevale United Church.

Our congregation voted to try the 9:30 am service start time.

This new service time began on Sunday March 22, 2015.

If you have any concerns as this partnership proceeds they should be brought to any member of the partnership committee, (Greg Buchanan, Richard Hall, Joyce Miller, Avaline Wandel, Peg Cameron, Andy McBride and Al Skelton) who will bring this information forward to the regular joint meetings which will be held with Bluevale;

and to our Official Board meetings.


WE WILL NO LONGER BE COLLECTING SOUP LABELS - NO COMPANY WILL REDEEM THEM.


Hospital & Braemar & Gilbert Hall Visitors: 

Nov 19: Leota King; Nov 26: Wayne Elston.


Bluevale ushers for  Nov 26: Joan Brewer and Shirley Nicholson

                                     Dec 3: Dean and Sandra Nicholson

                                     Dec 10: Ron and Barb Bennett

                                     Dec 17: Melissa and Max Johnston

                                     

Bluevale scripture reader for  Nov 26: Shirley Nicholson

                                                     Dec 3: Joan Brewer

                                                     Dec 10: Patty Hills

                                                     Dec 17: Sunday School

                                                    

Donations to the North Huron Foodshare are collected in Bluevale and Wingham the first Sunday of each month.

Please place your donations in the buckets as you arrive.


PLEASE CONSIDER SETTING UP “PAR”    PAR is the pre-authorized payment plan for your church offering. There is no charge and the amount you choose comes from the bank account of your choice, and is credited directly to the church. No more missed Sundays, or catching up. PAR helps your church with even support to meet its obligations. PAR makes it easy for you, to offer consistent support, and to know you have done your part!


WUC Financial Report Oct 31, 2017

LOCAL Fund only

Budget: $182,737. (15,228 per month)

Income from all sources $123,326. (28,954. short of budget)

Expenditures: $ 134,066.

DEFICIT to Oct 31: $10,740.

WUC M&S: Funded for 2017: $10,291. (our goal is 15,750.00)



If you need a ride to church, in town, call Bev McBride at 357-1315. More volunteers are needed to help with this drive.

If you need a ride to Sunday School, call Roger Robertson at 392-6416.



Junior Choir
: Please let Joyce or Laura know if you are interested in joining the Junior Choir. 

We would begin a new session in the fall of 2017.


Coffee Hour in Wingham U.C. is open for ALL of 2018, except February. Pick your month now!


Fall is here...AND piano lessons are available, from early ages to adults! So if you or someone you know has that wish or desire to learn, don’t hesitate to call Laura McAlpine at 519-392-8129 or [email protected] And remember, you’re never too old to learn, so why not give it a try!


2018 United Church calendars are available at the office. $5.00


HEART OF ENGLAND, August 7-20, 2018.  this tour, hosted by the Halls, will include Liverpool, Chester, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Portsmouth, Brighton, Canterbury, London and more. There is a maximum number of 40 for this tour. Call Richard or Barb Hall for information.


We will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday Nov 26.

This will also be WHITE GIFT SUNDAY.

For Wingham, a White Gift envelope

will be included in your upcoming copy of the LINK.



Sunday November 26th is White Gift Sunday

at Bluevale United.

Please bring your donations of new clothing and gifts for the Huron County Christmas Bureau. The Sunday School children and church youth will be collecting these items downstairs and then bring all of the gifts upstairs at the start of the service. Please note that there is NO food collection. If you wish to bring food, please place it in the blue bins for the North Huron Foodshare.


Secret Sister Evening Monday November 27, in the gym of the WUC, beginning at 6:00 pm. 

Call Patricia Graham-Roberts for details or to join 357-1504



A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Youth group grades 5+ Cost is $5.00

Thursday November 30 at 5:00 (for pizza)

to 7:30 pm in the Wingham United Church

Please call and register right away with

Sharyl Robertson 519-392-6416  [email protected]

OR Kathy Douglas 519-441-0656 [email protected]


UCW Executive Meeting Mon Dec 4 at 9:30 am

Year end distribution of funds raised, plans or changes for next year


Unit '83 of the UCW will meet Tue Dec 5 at 7:15 to make gingerbread.


25TH ANNUAL CAROLFEST, THURSDAY DECEMBER 7 at 7:00 pm.

Hosted this year at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church. Individual choir anthems, mass anthems, congregational carols. Refreshments provided by the choirs.


CONFIRMATION 2018: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 in the WUC. January 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, Mar 7, 1 4, 21, 28

Plus Retreat at Avondale U. C. in Stratford on Fri Mar 2 to Sat Mar 3.

Leaders are Richard Hall and David Shaw. Please register ASAP 357-2961, 357-9583, 357-1524.


PETER AND PAUL Bible Study coming in January 2018. 

Blockbuster movie and discussion.



COMMUNITY EVENTS
Huron County Christmas Bureau,   Instructions for Wingham United 

is at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church this year.

Collection week (when you take your gifts to St. Andrew’s)

is Nov 28 to Dec 1.

Families will shop the next week.

NO FOOD COLLECTION.

We will collect the following items here each week in November

and deliver them to St. Andrew’s

We ask that you bring these items in the weeks in November:

Nov 5: hygiene items

Nov 12: Socks, underwear

Nov 19: pajamas

Nov 26: WATERPROOF mitts and gloves

** As noted above, your gifts of new clothing and gifts are to be taken to St. Andrew’ the week of Nov 28-Dec1.

You deliver these items yourself.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26 IS THE LAST DAY TO BRING GIFTS HERE TO THE CHURCH


The CKNX relief truck will be at Dean's Valumart in Wingham for December 1-8, collecting food for Huron County Foodbanks.

Richard will be volunteering on "faith day" Thursday December 7 from noon to 3:00 pm. Please consider dropping 

by to say "hello" and bring your donation.


Wingham Lions club CKNX Radio Auction Monday December 4. CKNX AM 920.

 From 7-10 pm. Bid on great items and support your community.


The Auxiliary to the Wingham and District Hospital invites you to their annual Poinsettia Tea and Bake Sale to be held Wed Dec 6

 from 1:30-4:00 in the Terrace Room a t the doctor’s old clinic off Catherine Street. Bake Table! Draws!. Bring a friend and join us.


Handel’s Messiah on Sunday Dec 17, at 2:30 pm, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Wingham.

Thomas Beard, the Bel Canto Orchestra and Sharon Poelstra  and the Blyth Festival Singers are teaming up to present this masterpiece.