Wingham United Church

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

Announcements


LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH


Hospital & Braemar & Gilbert Hall Visitors: 

Feb 17: Marlene Baker; Feb 24: Valdeane Gedcke.


Bluevale Ushers: Feb 24: Sandra and Vanessa Nicholson

                               Mar 3: Bessie and Max Johnston

                               Mar 10: Doug and Shirley Garniss


Bluevale Scripture Reader:  Feb 17: Janice/Peter Shaw

                                                  Feb 24: Sandra/Vanessa Nicholson

                                                  Mar 3: Bessie Johnston


Bluevale United Annual Meeting  HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED  TO Tuesday February 19. 

Pot Luck dinner at 6:00 pm - meeting to follow at 7:00 pm.


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 to JAN 31, 2019

LOCAL Fund only

Budget: $15,338 (per month)

Total income from all sources: $ 9,291.

Total Expenses: $12,215

DEFICIT to Jan 31: $ 2,924

WUC M&S: Funded for 2019: $778. (our goal is 15,750.00)



If you need a ride to church, in town, call Andy 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.


Coffee Hour in Wingham U.C. is open for March to December of 2019. Pick your month and your partner now.


Winter 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!


Annual Reports and receipts are ready in WINGHAM .  DO NOT SIGN FOR YOUR OWN REPORT.

Sign only if you take a report for someone else.


Remember Youth Confirmation is underway.

Classes will be Wednesdays from 4-6 pm at the WUC, beginning Jan 30 and going until Mar 27 (no class March 13).


Christianity and World Religions - discussion and study group is underway. Wednesday evenings at 7 pm.  

Feb 6, Feb 13, 20, 27   Mar 6, 20 and 27


Wed Feb 13: Confirmation 4-6 pm                        Bible Study 7 pm.


Mon Feb 18 PMUnit One at 1:00 pm


Tue Feb 19 Unit 2 at 1:30 pm.


Wed Feb 20: Friendship Club at 12 noon.

                      Confirmation 4-6

                      Bible Study 7 pm.


Next Official Board Meeting in Wingham is Sunday February 24 at 7:30 pm. Plenary session at 8:00 pm.


Baltic Cruise Gathering on Friday March 29 at 7 pm., where Murray Hunter will show his pictures of Tallinn, Estonia. All welcome.



SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE: The members of the Search committee – Barbara Bennett, Greg Buchanan, Shirley Garniss, Murray Hunter and Krista Marston – have completed their training as set out by the United Church. We have reviewed how human rights must be upheld throughout the pastoral relations process. We have spent time considering the needs and aspirations of our congregations. We have developed the interview process. However, we have not scheduled any interviews at this time. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Be aware, that the members of the committee need to maintain confidentiality during this process. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Friday March 1, is the World Day of Prayer, hosted this year by the Wingham United Church. 

Service begins at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary.


A special  "ALL- UNIT" UCW  Meeting is called for Tuesday March 12 at 10:00 AM.

All members of the Executive are urged to attend. Please insure there are representatives from your Unit attending. 

The meeting is open to any UCW member. Please join us.



COMMUNITY EVENTS


Strides 4 Mental Health:

This is an organization founded by Lauren Stainton and her friend Maddie, putting together youth events hoping to create

awareness for mental health.

The first official event is Sun Feb 17: Pick-Up Hockey Tournament,

in the Blyth arena from 8 am to 12 pm.

Register your team of 10 by Feb 12th.

$15.00 per player, (includes ice time, slice of pizza and a drink)

Must have gloves, skates, helmet and stick.

They are looking for donations for raffle prizes,

prizes for winning teams, and cash donations.

If you wish to support, donations may be made in the office.

Contact Lauren at 519-357-0747 or Maddie at 519-292-6534



WINGHAM LIONS SPRING CROCUS SALE:

Crocus are available “pre-sale” from any Lions Club member.

Plants will be on sale at Valumart from Feb 21 to 24.


For the Love of Music presents “Contra Dance/Group Social Dancing”

Featuring Scatter the Cats Band and caller Frank Francalanza.

Come as a single or a couple. Sunday February 24 from 2-5 pm at the Wingham Legion. 

Suggested donation of $10.00 per adult, students $5.00. Bring a finger food to share for the “nibbly table”.