Fund Raisers Update – May 26, 2020

GARAGE SALE

On annual Garage, Plant, Bake Sale normally held in early June has been POSTPONED for now. We shall consider holding it later in the summer or early fall, provided the church is able to open by then. We certainly have appreciated the fantastic support from our many bargain hunters over the past two decades or more, and look forward to serving you again, some day.

FISH N CHIPS DINNER

Sorry to say, the dinner has been CANCELLED for 2020. We were very disappointed at having to cancel the spring Fish Fry planned for May 6 and were hoping things might improve enough by August. Even if the church was able to open by then, we realize social distancing requirements would present a real challenge for us to serve our hungry attendees, let alone provide a safe environment for our volunteers. Hopefully we will be able to fire up the deep fryers in 2021.

NO COOK / NO WORK / SUMMER FISH FRY

This is a new “Virtual Fish Fry” served up especially for the summer of COVID-19. Our creative co-conveners for the Spring Fish Fry and summer Fish N Chips have come up with this new fund raising event. Curious ? Click here to see what they have developed:

No Cook No Work Fish Fry Fundraiser Poster 2020

E-Services During Church Closure

Rev. David has been preparing E-services since shortly after the church building was closed due to COVID-19. The links to the most recent services are listed on the Home page. All of the services are listed here, for those who might want to look at some of the earlier ones.

We look forward to returning to regular live services when health regulations permit.

In the mean time, if you have any special needs, David is available by phone or email.

Take care, keep safe, and always remember:

“One In Love, One In Friendship Too”

(519)402-0179  vanpatter007@gmail.com

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COVID-19 Update – March 31 – Church Access

As you are aware, on March 17 the Unified Board closed the church until further notice and all activities were cancelled or postponed.

This update is to clarify that, in an effort to avoid introducing the virus to the facility, we do not want people who have keys entering the building on their own. Having fewer people entering the building will lower the risk of accidental contamination and transmission.

The Board has approved the following people to enter the building on as as-needed basis:

David VanPatter (Minister)
Heather Holbrook (Office Administrator)
Niki Nauta (Custodian)
John Scott (Property)

If you are not one of these individuals PLEASE DO NOT ENTER the building.

If for some reason you have need of something that is inside the building, please either:

contact the church office (519)899-4720 and leave a message,

or

send an email to the church at camlachieunitedchurch@gmail.com

and someone will be in touch with you.

We thank you for your help in keeping the building safe for our eventual return.

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. (e.g. 027)

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.

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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