COVID 19 Update – March 21 – Electronic Offerings

Message from CUC Finance Committee

Although the church is closed for now, church expenses continue and are being paid. The church finances are in a healthy position today but we ask that you look at continuing your regular weekly or monthly offerings using either of the following options available by the internet.

NOTE: people using PAR do not need to use these options as your donations will continue as usual.

1: Interac e-Transfer

Log in to your Bank or Credit Union on-line banking account and locate the option to Send Interac e-Transfer. You can specify the amount for a one-time or recurring transfer and send it to the church’s email address:

camlachieunitedchurch@gmail.com

Please use your 3-digit envelope number for the security question answer.

In the message field, put your envelope number and name (optional) and any monetary split between General and M&S. If no split specified, the money will go to the General account.

2: Donate via CanadaHelps.org

This service organization enables donations to many charities, with payment by credit card or PayPal. You will receive a tax receipt from CanadaHelps for your donation, not from the church. They charge a small fee for donations which is paid by the church.

Find the CanadaHelps.org website and use their search feature to find Camlachie United Church then click on the church name. Or, you can simply click the following link which will take you directly to the page for donations to our church:

DONATE TO CAMLACHIE

You first specify the amount and select which fund it is to go to: General or M&S. In the Message field, enter your envelope number and name (optional) and any monetary split between General and M&S. If no split specified, the funds will go to the account you selected. On the next page you enter your Donor and Tax Receipt information.

QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP ?

If you have any questions about making donations or need assistance with either of these on-line options, please phone Ric Cudmore at (519)331-1583, or send an email to the church and it will be forwarded on to Ric. He is more than happy to assist you and answer your questions.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Your Finance Committee

COVID 19 Update – March 17 – Church Closed

The church is closed until further notice.

It is always the priority of our church to maintain a safe space for our congregation, the community and our staff. Due to the nature of the COVID-19 situation and upon recommendations of local, provincial and federal health authorities we will be shutting our building for the foreseeable future. Please be advised that ALL activities scheduled in the church building have been cancelled or suspended for now.

Rev. David Van Patter is available by his personal phone number and email.

519-402-0179  vanpatter007@gmail.com

David may be in the office on a regular basis and reachable through the church phone.

Office Manager Heather will be in the office from time to time.

She can be reached by the office phone and church email.

519-869-4720  camlachieunitedchurch@gmail.com

Heather is able to monitor the phone and email remotely.

The office phone has an answering machine which will be checked on a regular basis. If you call the office, you may opt to leave a message and someone will contact you at our earliest opportunity.

The Board will continue monitoring the situation.

Be safe, be secure and be well, and we look forward to seeing you again.

COVID-19 Letter – Status as of March 14, 2020

Following is a letter from David Van Patter about the current situation around the COVID-19 coronavirus.

COVID-19 Letter 2020 03 14

Church will be open tomorrow, March 15, for those who wish to attend.

The Board will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days and weeks, with information communicated by our website and through the Newsletter.

Coldest Night Of The Year – 2020

Sue Johnson and Audrey Jackson are “Walkin’ The Walk” in support of Sarnia/Lambton’s homeless.

They invite anyone to join them on this journey, or if you wish, to sponsor them and thus help raise funds for the needy. You can meet them at church or contact them at home: Sue 519-869-2102 or Audrey 519-542-7089

Your prayers and kind thoughts are also much appreciated.

The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community.

The walk is on February 22, 2020, and will start and end at Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth Street, Sarnia.

Here’s the schedule for Event Day:
4 pm: Registration opens
5 pm: Opening Ceremonies
5:15 pm: Walk begins (all distances)
6 pm: Registration closes
6 pm: Meal service begins
8 pm: Route closes, meal service ends

Yummy Food on Event Day:
Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.

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Coffee & Conversation – March & April 2020

Your thoughts and needs during your grief journey.

Please join us

Tuesday, March 3rd, 9:30 AM

and/or

Tuesday, April 7th, 9:30 AM

All are welcome to an informal place to talk and listen to others who have experienced loss in their lives.

No registration required.

If you have any questions, please contact

Sue Johnson (519)869-2102

or

Audrey Jackson (519)542-7089.

Our building is fully accessible and fragrance free.

Please see and share this poster: Coffee and Conversation Mar Apr 2020 Poster

Coffee & Conversation – January & February 2020

Your thoughts and needs during your grief journey.

Please join us

Tuesday, Jan. 7th, 9:30 AM

and/or

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 9:30 AM

All are welcome to an informal place to talk and listen to others who have experienced loss in their lives.

No registration required.

If you have any questions, please contact

Sue Johnson (519)869-2102

or

Audrey Jackson (519)542-7089.

Our building is fully accessible and fragrance free.

Please see and share this poster: Coffee and Conversation Jan Feb 2020 Poster

Bible Study Group – January to May 2020

Bible Study Group

 An informal time for intriguing & enlightening discussion about the bible.

 Third Wednesday monthly at 9:30 AM

Jan. 15; Feb. 19; Mar. 18; Apr. 15; May 20

 All are welcome to an opportunity to learn more about the bible in a relaxed informal atmosphere. The group meets the third Wednesday each month. The discussion is currently about The Book of James – Camaraderie, Sharing, & Building Relationships. One chapter is discussed at each meeting, with these five meetings finishing the second half of the book.

 No registration required.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 519-899-4720.

Our building is fully accessible and fragrance free.

Please see and share this poster: Bible Study Poster 2020 Jan to May

White Gift Sunday December 8, 2019

As part of our Advent tradition,
we will be collecting White Gifts during
Children’s Time on Sunday, December 8.

Please consider contributing an item – food, special holiday treats, books or toys and cold-weather clothing (mitts, socks, scarves) that will be packed in hampers and delivered to local families in need.

Gift cards or cash donations are also welcome.

Thank you for your kind support !

Advent Carol Sing-Along 2019

Join us each Sunday morning to enjoy singing a few verses of your favourite Christmas Carols !

Be sure to get your coffee or tea first, and maybe a cookie or sweet bread, then find a seat in the sanctuary.

Sing-Along begins the first Sunday of Advent, December 1, and continues to January 5.

Then join us for our regular service, with our Angel Tree Dedication and Christmas Cookie Walk on December 1.

Everyone Welcome, even if you just want to listen !

The Sing-Along will begin about 9:50, followed by our church service.

You are welcome to see-and-share the poster: Advent Carol Sing-Along 2019

Pickleball For Fun at CUC

NOTE: Pickleball is cancelled for the time being.

Please monitor the website for when it shall start again.

Join us for a fun “relaxing” time playing

Pickleball

every Thursday morning, 9 to noon,

except the first Thursday of the month.

Beginners welcome, basic instruction provided.

Paddles and balls are provided.

Running shoes or court shoes recommended.

See and share our poster: Pickleball For Fun Poster