Glen Abbey United Events

GAUC NEWS for December 9th, 2018

Christmas Eve is not far off! Please start inviting people now to join you on this amazing night. Last year people were very pleased that they shared this amazing evening with others!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Who couldn’t use more PEACE in their lives? Let’s face it, with all the noise this world has to offer and the demands on our time, we all need more peace! 

And by the way the services are getting very Christmasy, starting this Sunday!

Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:           “Need More Peace?”

Focus Scripture:                                 Luke 1:26-38

 

 

MESSAGE FROM GAUC OUTREACH       

    

Deadline for teddy bears for Halton Women’s Place is this Sunday.  The Walmart Gift cards for WUM deadline is Sunday December 16th. Thank you for your support!

 

DELIVER SOME DOORHANGERS AND SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS!

Our new Christmas Eve doorhangers are in and available for delivery starting on Sunday! Please see Rob Stapleford or Florian Meyer to get a bundle and choose a route, so we can touch more lives in the community. This Sunday, December 9th, we will meet in the lounge after our morning Worship Service, for our new Christmas Eve doorhanger distribution party! Please contact Florian Meyer (fmeyer@newhousepartners.com) or Rob Stapleford (rstapleford2@cogeco.ca) if you can help distribute hangers.

 

Mon Dec 24th @ 7pm    FAMILY FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE!!

This will be a shorter service, so excited children (of all ages) won’t be bored, but it will be filled with meaning, great music, fun and tradition. 

Please invite ALL your family, friends & neighbours!

 

CALLING ALL SINGERS!   Please come and sing with the GAUC choir. We rehearse Thursday evenings at 7:45 pm in the sanctuary. Feel free to contact Armeda at Armeda.vanderwoude@icloud.com.

MESSAGE FROM MEN’S GROUP

The Men  Work Group’s  Annual Christmas lunch, ( at a local restaurant /pub), will be held on December 11th from 11:45pm to 1:30pm. If you wish to want to attend please  let Gary Dobbie know by emailing:  gdobbie1@gmail.com

PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE!  If you haven’t been on our website in a while, please take a look! We received very enthusiastic praise from a Minister in Pennsylvania on how it looks and functions. It’s structured to work for 3 groups: i) those who are thinking of going to Church for the first time, or in a longtime. ii) those who may be looking for a new Church to attend and iii) those who currently attend. Why not check it out from all 3 perspectives? 

PICKLEBALL IS ON THIS FRIDAY at 7:30PM!  Please Note:  The last evening of Pickleball before Christmas will be Friday, December 14th.  We will resume on January 4th. 

 

MAKE IT OFFICIAL!  If you’ve been attending Glen Abbey United for a while, and it feels like home to you, why not make it official by becoming a member? Just call Rev. Ted at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or email him at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com. It will be easier than you think and membership does have it’s privileges!

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.​

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

IN JANUARY, we will be starting groups to study some of the amazing videos available to us, and you can sign up for FREE!

 Our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

Soon will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Funday Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES FOOD DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Please don’t forget that hunger doesn’t take breaks. Please place your donations of food in the shopping cart.

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes atphobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  The next meetings is scheduled at 7pm for Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

GAUC NEWS for December 2nd, 2018

ADVENT is here! One of our favourite times of year begins this Sunday. Plus everyone is invited to partake in Holy Communion. No obstacles!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Who couldn’t use more HOPE in their lives? When life gets us down and the media bombards us with negative messages, we all need more hope! Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:           “Need More Hope?”

Focus Scripture:                                 Luke 21: 25-36

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET –  We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, and a cleanup at the end of the day.  Please contact the church office if you can help.  info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com 905-825-5292

 

Sun. Dec. 9th – In the pm, our new Christmas Eve doorhanger distribution party! Please contact Florian Meyer (fmeyer@newhousepartners.com) or Rob Stapleford (rstapleford2@cogeco.ca) if you can help distribute hangers.

 

Mon Dec 24th @ 7PM  PLEASE invite family , friends and neighbours to our very enjoyable Family Friendly Christmas Eve service!!!

 

THANKS!

Thanks to Candace Sunderland and all those who decorated the Church. It looks wonderful!

THANKS AGAIN!

Also thanks to the Stewardship Committee, and all those who helped with the presentation and luncheon last Sunday

 

CALLING ALL SINGERS!   Please come and sing with the GAUC choir. We rehearse Thursday evenings at 7:45 pm in the sanctuary. Feel free to contact Armeda at Armeda.vanderwoude@icloud.com.

MESSAGE FROM MEN’S GROUP

The Men  Work Group’s  Annual Christmas lunch, ( at a local restaurant /pub), will be held on December 11th from 11:45pm to 1:30pm. If you wish to want to attend please  let Gary Dobbie know by emailing:  gdobbie1@gmail.com

PICKLEBALL IS ON THIS FRIDAY at 7:30PM!  Please Note:  The last evening of Pickleball before Christmas will be Friday, December 14th.  We will resume on January 4th. 

 


LET’S HAVE A VISIT!    Now that we’ve been together almost 21 months, Rev Ted would like to get to know you even better, by visiting every household who would like to. After service there will be a chart in the Narthex, so you can indicate which time slot would be best for you. HE DOESN’T expect to be fed, won’t test your Bible knowledge or discuss finances! Just a time to share stories and get to know each other better. It may take weeks or even months, depending on how many folks would like a visit, but please sign up soon!

 

 

MAKE IT OFFICIAL!  If you’ve been attending Glen Abbey United for a while, and it feels like home to you, why not make it official by becoming a member? Just call Rev. Ted at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or email him at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com. It will be easier than you think and membership does have it’s privileges!

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.​

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

We’ll soon be starting groups to study some of the amazing videos available to us, and you can sign up for FREE!

 Our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

Soon will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Funday Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

HALTON REGIONAL POLICE CHORUS…

presents the

SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

with special guests:

ABBEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS

this Saturday, December 1, 2018 7pm

tickets $20.

WHERE:  GLEN ABBEY UNITED CHURCH

1469 NOTTINGHILL GATE

Reserve your ticket by calling or e-mailing Pat Thompson @ the church office

905-825-5292  or info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

 

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES FOOD DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Please don’t forget that hunger doesn’t take breaks. Please place your donations of food in the shopping cart.

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes atphobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  The next meetings is scheduled at 7pm for Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

GAUC NEWS for November 25th, 2018

Sunday is Reign of Christ Sunday and also Stewardship Sunday! Please plan on staying after service for a FREE lunch!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

“The more we get together, the happier we’ll be!”  That old song still rings true, so this Sunday we’ll be enjoying each other’s company as we eat lunch together, immediately after the service.  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:           “What IS the Reign of Christ?”

Focus Scripture:                                 Daniel 7: 9-10,13-14

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Nov 25th   STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY WITH FREE LUNCHEON TO FOLLOW

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET –

We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, also, for helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale,  and a cleanup at the end of the day.  Please contact the church office if you can help. info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com 905-825-5292

 

Mon Dec 24th @ 7PM  PLEASE invite family , friends and neighbours to our very enjoyable Family Friendly Christmas Eve service!!!

 

MESSAGE FROM GAUC WORSHIP COMMITTEE

We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Monday November 26 at 10:00am. If you are available to help out, please contact Candace Sunderland or the church office.

 

CALLING ALL SINGERS!   Please come and sing with the GAUC choir. We rehearse Thursday evenings at 745 pm in the sanctuary. Feel free to contact Armeda atArmeda.vanderwoude@icloud.com.

MESSGE FROM MEN’S GROUP

The Men  Work Group’s  annual Christmas lunch( at a local restaurant /pub)  will be held on December 11th from 11:45pm to 1:30pm. If you wish to want to attend please  let Gary Dobbie know by emailing:  gdobbie1@gmail.com

PICKLEBALL IS ON THIS FRIDAY at 7:30PM! 

 

 

 

MAKE IT OFFICIAL!  If you’ve been attending Glen Abbey United for a while, and it feels like home to you, why not make it official by becoming a member? Just call Rev. Ted at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or email him at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com. It will be easier than you think and membership does have it’s privileges!

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.​

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

We’ll soon be starting groups to study some of the amazing videos available to us, and you can sign up for FREE!

 Our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

Soon will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Funday Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES FOOD DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Please don’t forget that hunger doesn’t take breaks. Please place your donations of food in the shopping cart.

 

PICKLEBALL is back in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm.  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.  

 

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2pm to 4pm. Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson atinfo@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier. There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

OAKVILLE PRAYER BREAKFAST – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2018

Please join in on the 35th Annual Oakville Prayer Breakfast.  Hot buffet from 6:45am.  Program starts at 7:15am until 9am.  It will be held at the Oakville Conference Centre 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville.  Tickets $20. and are available on-line atwww.OakvillePrayerBreakfast.com.  The guest speaker is John Edelman, Owner of Haldimand Motors.  Hear how he has stayed true to his faith, making Jesus the CEO of his business.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

Free Masterworks concert in Hamilton Friday, December 7th.  Check out their website for more details.

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  The next meetings is scheduled at 7pm for Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

GAUC NEWS for November 18th, 2018

The weather is getting colder, but in our Church it’s warm! We’re surrounded by the warmth of God’s love and our Church family!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Volunteers play such an important role in building up a Church. The time has come for some formal recognition, so this Sunday we will do a little of that during the service and afterwards we can all have cake to celebrate!  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:           “Building the Church”

Focus Scripture:                                 Romans 12:1-18

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Nov 18th   VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SUNDAY – cake following service!

Sun. Nov 25th   STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY WITH FREE LUNCHEON TO FOLLOW

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET –

We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, also, for helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale,  and a cleanup at the end of the day.  Please contact the church office if you can help.  info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com 905-825-5292

 

MESSAGE FROM GAUC WORSHIP COMMITTEE

We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Monday November 26 at 10:00am. If you are available to help out, please contact Candace Sunderland or the church office.

 

MESSGE FROM MEN’S GROUP

The Men  Work Group’s  annual Christmas lunch( at a local restaurant /pub)  will be held on December 11th from 11:45pm to 1:30pm. If you wish to want to attend please  let Gary Dobbie know by emailing:  gdobbie1@gmail.com

PICKLEBALL IS ON THIS FRIDAY at 7:30PM! 

 

THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A FREE LUNCH!      On Sunday November 25th, immediately after the service, we will be having  a FREE lunch together for Stewardship Sunday. Have you RSVP’d yet? Please contact Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com or 905-825-5292 ext 0


LET’S HAVE A VISIT!    Now that we’ve been together almost 21 months, Rev Ted would like to get to know you even better, by visiting every household who would like to. After service there will be a chart in the Narthex, so you can indicate which time slot would be best for you. HE DOESN’T expect to be fed, won’t test your Bible knowledge or discuss finances! Just a time to share stories and get to know each other better. It may take weeks or even months, depending on how many folks would like a visit, but please sign up soon!

 

 

MAKE IT OFFICIAL!  If you’ve been attending Glen Abbey United for a while, and it feels like home to you, why not make it official by becoming a member? Just call Rev. Ted at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or email him at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com. It will be easier than you think and membership does have it’s privileges!

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  The next Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

GAUC NEWS for November 11th, 2018

It’s great to see our Funday Sunday School growing! If you have grandchildren, nieces, nephews or neighbours who could benefit, why not bring them to Church!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

This Sunday, which is actually Remembrance Day, we’ll be remembering the brave men and women who fought, and are fighting, for our freedom. We’ll also be purposefully remembering God’s steadfast love for us.  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:           “We Remember”

Focus Scripture:                              Lamentations 3:17-27    

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Sun. Nov 18th   VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SUNDAY – cake following service!

Sun. Nov 25th   STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY WITH FREE LUNCHEON TO FOLLOW

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET –

We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, also, for helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale,  and a cleanup at the end of the day.  Please contact the church office if you can help.  info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com 905-825-5292

 

 

MAKE IT OFFICIAL!  If you’ve been attending Glen Abbey United for a while, and it feels like home to you, why not make it official? Just call Rev. Ted at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or email him at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com. It will be easier than you think!

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.​

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

We’ll soon be starting groups to study some of the amazing videos available to us, and you can sign up for FREE!

 Our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

Soon will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Funday Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES FOOD DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Please don’t forget that hunger doesn’t take breaks. Please place your donations of food in the shopping cart.

 

PICKLEBALL is back in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm.  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.  

 

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2pm to 4pm. Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes atphobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

OAKVILLE PRAYER BREAKFAST – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2018

Please join in on the 35th Annual Oakville Prayer Breakfast.  Hot buffet from 6:45am.  Program starts at 7:15am until 9am.  It will be held at the Oakville Conference Centre 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville.  Tickets $20. and are available on-line at www.OakvillePrayerBreakfast.com.  The guest speaker is John Edelman, Owner of Haldimand Motors.  Hear how he has stayed true to his faith, making Jesus the CEO of his business.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

Free Masterworks concert in Hamilton Friday, December 7th.  Check out their website for more details.

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  The next Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

GAUC NEWS for November 4th, 2018

Saturday evening, please TURN BACK YOUR CLOCKS!!! (or you’re going to be here an hour early and get recruited by the choir!) 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

This Sunday we’re going to be celebrating Holy Communion and  the joy that comes with singing praises to God! Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:           “Sing Praise to God!!”

Focus Scripture:                              1 Corinthians 14: 1-4, 7-15    

 

A FAVOURITE​ PRAISE SONG. As part of our joyful Sing Praise to God Sunday, we’re going to bring back one of our favourite praise songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNcWIxJXDn4&list=PLYevNgaS6CThj_qW5w4WyK8u9r3RBV9Z6

 

A SINCERE THANK YOU to all who have supported The Reimer family during this time of great sadness. Special thanks to the friends who baked for the reception, are preparing dinners to take over and helped in all other ways.

ANOTHER THANK YOU
To Paul Peters, Cris Vance and the many helpers for hosting the Kids’ Hallowe’en Fun Day, as we reached out to the community and all had a great time! 

Amongst the helpers were Jan Peters, Sue Lissaman, Lorna Evans, John McPhaden, Marie Kim, Chis Middlebro’, Betty Middlebro’, Sara Vance,Tracy Botelho, Alissa Poulos, Glenn Poulos and Sandra Thwaites. If I missed anyone please let  me (Rev. Ted) know before Sunday. MANY thanks to all!

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

 

Sat. Nov 3rd      A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO VETERANS (please see details below)

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Sun. Nov 18th   VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SUNDAY

Sun. Nov 25th   STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY WITH FREE LUNCHEON TO FOLLOW

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET –

We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, also, for helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale,  and a cleanup at the end of the day.  Please contact the church office if you can help.  info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com 905-825-5292

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Funday Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES FOOD DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Please don’t forget that hunger doesn’t take breaks. Please place your donations of food in the shopping cart.

 

PICKLEBALL is back in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm.  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.  

 

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2pm to 4pm. Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes atphobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

OAKVILLE PRAYER BREAKFAST – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2018

Please join in on the 35th Annual Oakville Prayer Breakfast.  Hot buffet from 6:45am.  Program starts at 7:15am until 9am.  It will be held at the Oakville Conference Centre 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville.  Tickets $20. and are available on-line at www.OakvillePrayerBreakfast.com.  The guest speaker is John Edelman, Owner of Haldimand Motors.  Hear how he has stayed true to his faith, making Jesus the CEO of his business.

 

LEST WE FORGET CONCERT – A  MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS HOSTED BY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 114

this Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 7:30pm here at Glen Abbey United Church 1469 Nottinghill Gate Oakville, Ontario L6M 1X7

FEATURING:  THE BURLINGTON WELSH MALE CHORUS WITH

Tickets $20.

For tickets please contact:

Royal Canadian Legion Oakville Branch 114

(905) 845-6271

or

Pat Thompson: Glen Abbey United Church

(905) 825-5292

e-mail: info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

SAVE THE DATES!

Free Masterworks concert in Hamilton Friday, December 7th.  Check out their website for more details.

GAUC NEWS for October 28th, 2018

Last Sunday we had a great turnout as we celebrated the Holy Baptism of Indie MacLean.  This week we’ll be honouring All Saints Day.

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

On All Saints Day we remember those whom have gone before, whether members of our own family, or our Church family. Although we can be confident that they are in Heaven now, we often wonder what Heaven is really like. We’ll be talking about this on Sunday.  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:        “Heaven Revealed!”

Focus Scripture:                              Revelation 21:1-6a

LAST CHANCE… WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE REMEMBERED? 

THIS SUNDAY is All Saint’s Day and we will list on screen the names of those people whom folks would like remembered. 

 

Please email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com BY THE END OF THURSDAY
If you would like to include the relationship, please do. eg. John Doe, Father of Jane Smith.

 

OUR​ CURRENT PRAISE SONG. With All Saints Day, Remembrance Day, and remembering Harrison Reimer, this praise song feels very appropriate for these days, as it is very sad in parts but also reminds us of the tremendous good news of what Jesus can offer us, when we “Cry Out to Jesus”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLSKSlJ0-2s

 

 

OUR HEARTS GO OUT  In case you haven’t heard, our hearts break for Harold and Natalie Reimer, Harrison’s parents and Madison, his sister.Just 19 years old, there will be a visitation this Sunday evening from 6-9pm at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 9th line at Dundas St. The memorial service will be held here at the Church Monday Oct 29th at 11am, followed by a reception in the gym, and then private burial. Please keep them in your prayers.  https://www.arbormemorial.ca/glenoaks/obituaries/harrison-reimer/25471

Obituary  It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Harrison Robert Jacob Reimer on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Waterloo, ON at the young age of 19. Beloved and cherished only son of Harold and Natalie Reimer. Adored older brother of sister, Madison. Loving grandson of Robert and Shirley Quan of Mississauga, ON, and Jake and (late) Irene Reimer of Winnipeg, MB. Cherished nephew of Brad Quan and Cathy Yau, Robert Reimer and Alison Thiessen, and Eleanor Reimer. Devoted cousin of Trinity Quan, and Dasha and Vanya Reimer. Harrison will be deeply missed by his extended family and friends from Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo) and T A Blakelock High School (Oakville). Harrison was a hardworking and bright student who entertained friends and family with his quick sense of humour and mature view of life. Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (at Dundas St.) 289-351-0946 on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Glen Abbey United Church, 1469 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, where Harrison was baptized as a baby . Reception to follow in the gym. Private family burial will take place following the reception at Glen Oaks Cemetery. Donations in memory of Harrison can be made to the Gofundme account set up by the Oakville Moms Chat Facebook Family to assist the family with funeral expenses in lieu of flowers. https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-for-natalie-reimers-son

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

 

Sun. Oct. 28th     ALL SAINTS’ DAY

Sun. Oct  28th    12:30pm    FREE KID’S HALLOWE’EN FUN DAY! ( Volunteers to help out would be appreciated, please let Cris Vance, Paul Peters or Rev. Ted know)

Mon Oct 29th     11:00am  MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HARRISON REIMER IN THE SANCTUARY, FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION IN THE GYM.

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Sun. Nov 18th   VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SUNDAY

Sun. Nov 25th   STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY WITH FREE LUNCHEON TO FOLLOW

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET –

We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, also, for helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale,  and a cleanup at the end of the day.  Please contact the church office if you can help. info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com 905-825-5292

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THI SUNDAY FOR JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS

THIS Sunday October 28th, at 12:30-2:30pm, we will be having a FREE Hallowe’en Kid’s Fun Day. At the Easter Egg hunt we were surprised by how many attended, so if you could help out, it would be MUCH appreciated! Please contact Cris Vance at 905-220-7115 and thanks!

 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Funday Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Until the end of October we will be collecting the following for the homeless families who have recently been re-homed thanks, to Wesley Urban Ministries.  Toilet bowl cleaners and toilet brushes,  Windex, J-cloths, Dish soap, Mops, Brooms, Paper towels, Toilet paper and for the families who are living in hotels/motels as they await their new homes, but have children in school: Juice boxes, School snacks peanut free. Please place your donations in the shopping cart, along with donations of food.

 

PICKLEBALL is back in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm.  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.  

 

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2pm to 4pm. Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson atinfo@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

OAKVILLE PRAYER BREAKFAST – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2018

Please join in on the 35th Annual Oakville Prayer Breakfast.  Hot buffet from 6:45am.  Program starts at 7:15am until 9am.  It will be held at the Oakville Conference Centre 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville.  Tickets $20. and are available on-line at www.OakvillePrayerBreakfast.com.  The guest speaker is John Edelman, Owner of Haldimand Motors.  Hear how he has stayed true to his faith, making Jesus the CEO of his business.

 

LEST WE FORGET CONCERT – A  MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS HOSTED BY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 114

on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 7:30pm here at Glen Abbey United Church 1469 Nottinghill Gate Oakville, Ontario L6M 1X7

FEATURING:  THE BURLINGTON WELSH MALE CHORUS WITH

Tickets $20.

For tickets please contact:

Royal Canadian Legion Oakville Branch 114

(905) 845-6271

or

Pat Thompson: Glen Abbey United Church

(905) 825-5292

e-mail: info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  The next Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

 

GAUC NEWS for October 21st, 2018

It was so great to welcome back Sheila Novak and Kyla Champken last Sunday, and to meet Kyla’s adorable 6 month old daughter, Indie!

This Sunday Kyla’s partner Hunter MacLean will be here as well with his parents, as we gather together to celebrate the Holy Baptism of little Indie.

Hope you can make it!  

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Wouldn’t it be great if days could always be sunny and warm, and our lives went exactly the way we like? Well, as the temperatures drop we also know that we all have had, or will have, our share of anxious moments, sad times and sorrow. Some have had more than their fair share. The Gospel doesn’t promise us an exemption from these things, but it does equip us to better handle them and see our way through. We’ll be talking about this on Sunday.  Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Cry Out to Jesus!”

Focus Scripture:                              Mark 10:46-52

WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE REMEMBERED? 

October 28th is All Saint’s Day and we will list on screen the names of those people whom folks would like remembered. Please legibly print the name in the book in the Narthex on Sunday, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com
If you would like to include the relationship, please do. eg. John Doe, Father of Jane Smith.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Oct. 21st    INFANT BAPTISM

Sun. Oct. 28th     ALL SAINTS’ DAY

Sun. Oct  28th    12:30pm    FREE KID’S HALLOWE’EN FUN DAY! ( Volunteers to help out would be appreciated, please let Cris Vance, Paul Peters or Rev. Ted know)

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Sun. Nov 18th   VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SUNDAY

Sun. Nov 25th   STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY WITH FREE LUNCHEON TO FOLLOW

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET –

We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, also, for helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale,  and a cleanup at the end of the day.  Please contact the church office if you can help. info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com 905-825-5292

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS

On Sunday October 28th, at 12:30-2:30pm, we will be having a FREE Hallowe’en Kid’s Fun Day. At the Easter Egg hunt we were surprised by how many attended, so if you could help out, it would be MUCH appreciated! Please contact Cris Vance at 905-220-7115 and thanks!

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Funday Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Until the end of October we will be collecting the following for the homeless families who have recently been re-homed thanks, to Wesley Urban Ministries.  Toilet bowl cleaners and toilet brushes,  Windex, J-cloths, Dish soap, Mops, Brooms, Paper towels, Toilet paper and for the families who are living in hotels/motels as they await their new homes, but have children in school: Juice boxes, School snacks peanut free. Please place your donations in the shopping cart, along with donations of food.

PICKLEBALL is back in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm.  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.  

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2pm to 4pm. Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up forPAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes atphobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more leftPlease contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

SAVE THE DATES!

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  The nextFall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

 

PICKLEBALL….No Pickleball this Friday, October 19th.  We will resume next Friday.  Hope to see you then!

 

OAKVILLE PRAYER BREAKFAST – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2018

Please join in on the 35th Annual Oakville Prayer Breakfast.  Hot buffet from 6:45am.  Program starts at 7:15am until 9am.  It will be held at the Oakville Conference Centre 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville.  Tickets $20. and are available on-line atwww.OakvillePrayerBreakfast.com.  The guest speaker is John Edelman, Owner of Haldimand Motors.  Hear how he has stayed true to his faith, making Jesus the CEO of his business.

 

LEST WE FORGET CONCERT – A  MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS HOSTED BY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 114

on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 7:30pm here at Glen Abbey United Church 1469 Nottinghill Gate Oakville, Ontario L6M 1X7

FEATURING:  THE BURLINGTON WELSH MALE CHORUS WITH

Tickets $20.

For tickets please contact:

Royal Canadian Legion Oakville Branch 114

(905) 845-6271

or

Pat Thompson: Glen Abbey United Church

(905) 825-5292

e-mail: info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

GAUC NEWS for October 14th, 2018

Thanks to all who have done an amazing job of delivering doorhangers to inform our neighbours of the GREAT things going on at Glen Abbey and inviting them here! There are many events on the doorhanger and the next one is in 2 weeks, so there is still plenty of time to take a stroll, and spread the news.

Below you will find a list of some of the events we have going on, and we need to invite as many people as possible. It’s easy! Just walk up their driveway and hang a doorhanger on their doorknob. Done! 

Please pick up a pile of them to deliver, and mark the map as to where you will be delivering, more than once if you wish! 

They are in the office during the week and in the Narthex  before and after Sunday service.. MANY thanks for spreading the Good News!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

I love left over turkey! It makes such great sandwiches and delicious dinners, with wild rice and stuffing sausage and some gravy…mmmmm! The other thing I’m really enjoying this week is the good feelings left over from our Sunday service. Hearing from our refugee family, seeing so many of your faces, sharing Holy Communion together, excellent music… what a great day! Let’s get together again this Sunday! Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Serving To Be Great!”

Focus Scripture:                            Mark 10:35-45

OUR CURRENT PRAISE SONG:

I’ve had requests that we keep the praise song for more than 3 weeks, which makes good sense because not everyone can attend every Sunday.

Here is a link to our current one, What A Friend by Matt Maher. It has a great message and a rousing beat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCGQ76Oqno

 

GAUC FAMILY NEWS

If you were away last Sunday, you may have missed that we were praying for Eleanor and Rick Goodman and family as they mourn the loss of Eleanor’s younger brother David. We ask for God’s Blessings for strength and comfort to surround them, as a Church family who mourns together and celebrates together.

 

UPDATE ON ALEX VANCE 

Cris, Sara and I really appreciate all your concerns about Alex’s health. We are thanking God that the scope yesterday revealed severe gastritis and an ulcer in his esophagus, which should be managed with medications and diet. He was released from hospital same day.

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Oct. 21st    INFANT BAPTISM

Sun. Oct. 28th     ALL SAINTS’ DAY

Sun. Oct  28th    12:30pm    FREE KID’S HALLOWE’EN FUN DAY! ( Volunteers to help out would be appreciated, please let Cris Vance, Paul Peters or Rev. Ted know)

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

 

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET

Sue Lissaman and Sandra Thwaites are be looking for people to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, for bakers to supply our tea room, for some helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale and a cleanup at the end of the day.  And if you know anyone who is a crafter looking for a place to sell their wares, have them contact either Sue or Sandra. 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS

On Sunday October 28th, at 12:30-2:30pm, we will be having a FREE Hallowe’en Kid’s Fun Day. At the Easter Egg hunt we were surprised by how many attended, so if you could help out, it would be MUCH appreciated! Please contact Cris Vance at 905-220-7115 and thanks!

 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Funday Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

 

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Until the end of October we will be collecting the following for the homeless families who have recently been re-homed thanks, to Wesley Urban Ministries.  Toilet bowl cleaners and toilet brushes,  Windex, J-cloths, Dish soap, Mops, Brooms, Paper towels, Toilet paper and for the families who are living in hotels/motels as they await their new homes, but have children in school: Juice boxes, School snacks peanut free. Please place your donations in the shopping cart, along with donations of food.

 

PICKLEBALL is back in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm.  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.  Please note that there will be no Pickleball Friday, October 19th.

 

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2pm to 4pm. Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson atinfo@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for

PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Sept. 12th, Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

GAUC NEWS for October 7th, 2018

Thanks to all who have done an amazing job of delivering doorhangers to inform our neighbours of the GREAT things going on at Glen Abbey and inviting them to join us for Thanksgiving! There are many events on the doorhanger and the next one is in 3 weeks, so there is still plenty of time to take a stroll, before, or even after, this Sunday. 

Below you will find a list of some of the events we have going on, and we need to invite as many people as possible. It’s easy! Just walk up their driveway and hang a doorhanger on their doorknob. Done! Please pick up a pile of them to deliver, and mark the map as to where you will be delivering, more than once if you wish! 

They are in the office during the week and in the Narthex Friday afternoon and Saturday until 4pm, (the South doors will be unlocked) and naturally before and after Sunday service.. MANY thanks for spreading the Good News!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

THANKSGIVING!!! I really believe that this should be our third biggest service of the year. A great time to bring family members and friends who usually only attend at Christmas and Easter. I sometimes wonder if we’re so inundated by US media and movies that we associate Thanksgiving ( their holiday is on a Thursday), with Turkey, football and family. In 1957, the Canadian Government set aside Thanksgiving as “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.” And where better to do that in our home Church, surrounded by loved ones? So why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Whom Are You Thankful To?”

Focus Scripture:                            Matthew 6:25-34

PLEASE Do NOT miss Thanksgiving Service!

You know what you’re thankful for, but whom are you thankful to? Thanksgiving Sunday is a great time to come together as a Church family to literally thank God. PLUS this year will be extra special, as one of the refugee families we sponsored, will give us their perspectives on what they are thankful for.

Let’s have a great Glen Abbey turnout to hear them! (The sermon WILL be shortened to accommodate).

If you’re in town, PLEASE attend and bring family members. (The turkey shouldn’t be in the oven before noon anyways!)

 

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Oct.  7th        SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICE

Sun. Oct. 21st    INFANT BAPTISM

Sun. Oct. 28th     ALL SAINTS’ DAY

Sun. Oct  28th    12:30pm    FREE KID’S HALLOWE’EN FUN DAY! ( Volunteers to help out would be appreciated, please let Cris Vance, Paul Peters or Rev. Ted know)

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

 

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET

Sue Lissaman and Sandra Thwaites are be looking for people to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, for bakers to supply our tea room, for some helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale and a cleanup at the end of the day.  And if you know anyone who is a crafter looking for a place to sell their wares, have them contact either Sue or Sandra. 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS

On Sunday October 28th, at 12:30-2:30pm, we will be having a FREE Hallowe’en Kid’s Fun Day. At the Easter Egg hunt we were surprised by how many attended, so if you could help out, it would be MUCH appreciated! Please contact Cris Vance at 905-220-7115 and thanks!

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Until the end of October we will be collecting the following for the homeless families who have recently been re-homed thanks, to Wesley Urban Ministries.  Toilet bowl cleaners and toilet brushes,  Windex, J-cloths, Dish soap, Mops, Brooms, Paper towels, Toilet paper and for the families who are living in hotels/motels as they await their new homes, but have children in school: Juice boxes, School snacks peanut free. Please place your donations in the shopping cart. 

 

PICKLEBALL is back in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm.  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.  Please note that there will be no Pickleball Friday, October 19th.

 

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2pm to 4pm. Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson atinfo@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for

PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Sept. 12th, Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

GAUC NEWS for September 30th, 2018

This fine Fall weather is a great time to take a stroll! The congregation has done a fantastic job of reaching out to people in our neighbourhoods by taking a stroll and delivering doorhangers. Below you will find a list of some of the great things we have going on at Glen Abbey, and we need to invite people. It’s easy! Just walk up their driveway and hang a doorhanger on their doorknob. Done! Please pick up a pile of them to deliver. As many of our folks are away if we could each do a little extra that would be a big help! We need to deliver them quickly as Thanksgiving is not far off. They should be in the office starting this Friday morning and in the Narthex Friday afternoon and Saturday until 4pm. The South doors will be unlocked. MANY thanks for spreading the Good News!

Hope to see you Sunday!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

This Sunday we will have our last installment of our series in the Book of James. It will be about the power of prayer and about bringing wanderers back, and again he provides straight forward advice for our lives! And we will have a new, very lively praise song! So why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

 ​

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Wanderers… Come Home!”

Focus Scripture:                           James 5: 13-20

PLEASE Do NOT miss Thanksgiving Service!

You know what you’re thankful for, but whom are you thankful to? Thanksgiving Sunday is a great time to come together as a Church family to literally thank God.

PLUS this year will be extra special, as one of the first refugee families we sponsored, Mo Noor and his family, will give us their perspectives on what they are thankful for.

Let’s have a great Glen Abbey turnout to hear them. (The sermon will be shortened to accommodate).

If you’re in town, please attend and bring family members. The turkey shouldn’t be in the oven before noon anyways!

 

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Oct.  7th        SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICE

Sun. Oct. 21st    INFANT BAPTISM

Sun. Oct. 28th     ALL SAINTS’ DAY

Sun. Oct  28th    12:30pm    FREE KID’S HALLOWE’EN FUN DAY! ( Volunteers to help out would be appreciated, please let Cris Vance, Paul Peters or Rev. Ted know)

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

 

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET

Sue Lissaman and Sandra Thwaites are be looking for people to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, for bakers to supply our tea room, for some helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale and a cleanup at the end of the day.  And if you know anyone who is a crafter looking for a place to sell their wares, have them contact either Sue or Sandra. 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

UNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

  

WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR NEWLY HOMED FAMILIES

Until the end of October we will be collecting the following for the homeless families who have recently been re-homed thanks, to Wesley Urban Ministries.  Toilet bowl cleaners and toilet brushes,  Windex, J-cloths, Dish soap, Mops, Brooms, Paper towels, Toilet paper and for the families who are living in hotels/motels as they await their new homes, but have children in school: Juice boxes, School snacks peanut free. Please place your donations in the shopping cart. 

 

PICKLEBALL is back in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.

 

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2 to 4.  I’ve been thinking a lot about projects to tackle this fall that we can sell at the Christmas market (which will be December 1st this year).  I’ve thought of coasters, aprons, and there’s this neat pencil case made of stacked zippers in a rainbow of colours.  Also gift bags for wine bottles and  reversible placemats out of the laminated cotton.  I’m trying to come up with projects that are relatively easy to do, and will sell for under $10 each.  And I’m thinking again, that we make 3 or 4 maximum of each item with the hope that we will sell out of them rather than having a lot of stuff left over at the end of the sale.  If you have any ideas of other things that we could make, and that you think people would buy, please let me know.  Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson atinfo@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for

PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Sept. 12th, Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

 

BRONTE GRANDMOTHERS FOR AFRICA present:

WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT …..WITH MOODIVATOR CAROLE BERTUZZI LUCIANI – Thursday November 8 from 7pm – 9pm Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre.  2302 Bridge Road, Oakville 

Ticket are $20. Tickets available from the GAUC church office.  All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

GAUC NEWS for September 23rd, 2018

The weather this Sunday will be a nice September day (not like July last Sunday!). What a great time to get Back to Church!  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

 

Last Sunday we talked about how our power of speech can be used positively or negatively. During this week we were going to think of people we know who could really use some Church in their lives these days, and try inviting them, whether to a regular Sunday service or please have a look at the dates below.

Sunday, our series in the Book of James continues. It will be about where our wisdom comes from, and again he provides straight forward advice for our lives!

Hope to see you Sunday morning, so we can get caught up!   Rev. Ted

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Gaining Wisdom!”

Focus Scripture:                           James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

 

OUR NEW PRAISE SONG:                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMhrC7IOK4   will be our praise song for the next 2 weeks.

 

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Sun. Oct.  7th        SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICE

Sun. Oct. 21st    INFANT BAPTISM

Sun. Oct. 28th     ALL SAINTS’ DAY

Sun. Oct  28th    12:30pm    FREE KID’S HALLOWE’EN FUN DAY!

Sun. Nov 11th    SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

 

Sat.  Dec   1st     CHRISTMAS MARKET

Sue Lishman and Sandra Thwaites are be looking for people to help with setup on Friday evening, November 30th, for bakers to supply our tea room, for some helpers during the market to be in charge of the used book sale and a cleanup at the end of the day.  And if you know anyone who is a crafter looking for a place to sell their wares, have them contact either Sue or Sandra. 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday’s at 7am in  the Lounge to study Matthew.   All are welcome!

 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com.  Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

 

 

FOOD FOR WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES

Please remember the families being re-homed by Wesley Urban Ministries in Halton.  Please bring food items for the shopping cart each Sunday.  Items needed are peanut butter, soups, beans, canned fish, granola bars, fruit cups, cereal, tuna, salmon and juice boxes. 

 

PICKLEBALL is NOT ON THIS FRIDAY or October 19th! However, after that in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm  Newcomers are welcome  to come at 7:15pm.

 

SEWING CIRCLE    Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2 to 4.  I’ve been thinking a lot about projects to tackle this fall that we can sell at the Christmas market (which will be December 1st this year).  I’ve thought of coasters, aprons, and there’s this neat pencil case made of stacked zippers in a rainbow of colours.  Also gift bags for wine bottles and  reversible placemats out of the laminated cotton.  I’m trying to come up with projects that are relatively easy to do, and will sell for under $10 each.  And I’m thinking again, that we make 3 or 4 maximum of each item with the hope that we will sell out of them rather than having a lot of stuff left over at the end of the sale.  If you have any ideas of other things that we could make, and that you think people would buy, please let me know.  Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

 

NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY IN THE SPRING! 

As you can see around us, our congregation is growing rapidly. Plus we haven’t had a photo directory in MANY years (you haven’t changed a bit!), so it’s time to get a new one done. The best times of the year to ensure that our many travelers are here is either close to Christmas or Easter. As Easter is late in 2019, I thought that photo session dates in the week prior might work out best. They would be ​April 13, 15, 16 and 17.

If you definitely won’t be here on any of those dates please contact me asap at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com  Every household that is photographed will receive a free directory AND a free 8 x 10, with no obligation! It will be a great snapshot of our Church family!

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for

PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

SAVE THE DATES!

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Sept. 12th, Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

 

BRONTE GRANDMOTHERS FOR AFRICA present:

WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT …..WITH MOODIVATOR CAROLE BERTUZZI LUCIANI – Thursday November 8 from 7pm – 9pm Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre.  2302 Bridge Road, Oakville 

Ticket are $20. Tickets available from the GAUC church office.  All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

 

 

GAUC NEWS for September 16th, 2018

So as we get settled back into our Fall routines… it’s time to get Back to Church!  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

It was great to get caught up with many of you last Sunday, and looking forward to even more this week. The Book of James is not always the easiest to preach on, because he didn’t sugarcoat anything, but we’re going to have a 3 week sermon series on James, and see if there’s a message for us there. 

Hope to see you Sunday morning, so we can get caught up!   Rev. Ted

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Walk the Talk!”

Focus Scripture:                           James 3:1-12

OUR NEW PRAISE SONG:                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMhrC7IOK4   will be our praise song for the next 2 weeks.

LAST CALL TO PLEASE SPONSOR REV. TED TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF HAITI           

The people of Haiti are amongst the poorest on Earth and seem to be subject to one disaster after another. Hope and Joy of Haiti is a Canadian charity devoted to directly helping the people with a hospital, education and the basics of life, all things we are Blessed to take for granted.

Last year, Rev. Ted participated in 100 Holes for Haiti, a dawn to dusk golf marathon, which raises funds through your generous sponsorships. 

The event will take place tomorrow on Thursday, September 13. A donation sheet is attached above with instructions  for how to donate on-line. 

Many thanks and Blessings to all those who have already sponsored, and those who still might, for your generosity!

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

WHO ARE YOU? A great aspect of a Church Family is being able to call each other by name. If you have a permanent name tag, PLEASE wear it! If you need one, just fill out the card in the pew, or email Pat at the address below. Not everyone is able to remember names, and we have many new people, so please let them know who you are! If you don’t have one yet, we have stick-on ones with markers near the coffee station.

SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR THE NEWLY HOMED THROUGH WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES

For the next 2 week we will be collecting the following items for the previously homeless families who have recently been re-homed thanks, to the Wesley Urban Ministries Team!: Toilet bowl cleaners and toilet brushes,  Windex, J-cloths, Dish soap, Mops, Brooms, Paper towels, Toilet paper and….. for the families who are living in hotels/motels as they await their new homes, but have children in school: 

Juice boxes, School snacks peanut free

 Please place your donations in the shopping cart.  Thank you very much!

PICKLEBALL is back! in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm  Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to come at 7:15pm.

 

SEWING CIRCLE  Hope everyone has had a joy filled and restful summer!  Sewing Circle is back on Sundays at the regular time from 2 to 4.  I’ve been thinking a lot about projects to tackle this fall that we can sell at the Christmas market (which will be December 1st this year).  I’ve thought of coasters, aprons, and there’s this neat pencil case made of stacked zippers in a rainbow of colours.  Also gift bags for wine bottles and  reversible placemats out of the laminated cotton.  I’m trying to come up with projects that are relatively easy to do, and will sell for under $10 each.  And I’m thinking again, that we make 3 or 4 maximum of each item with the hope that we will sell out of them rather than having a lot of stuff left over at the end of the sale.  If you have any ideas of other things that we could make, and that you think people would buy, please let me know.  Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY IN THE SPRING! 

As you can see around us, our congregation is growing rapidly. Plus we haven’t had a photo directory in MANY years (you haven’t changed a bit!), so it’s time to get a new one done. The best times of the year to ensure that our many travelers are here is either close to Christmas or Easter. As Easter is late in 2019, I thought that photo session dates in the week prior might work out best. They would be ​April 13, 15, 16 and 17.

If you definitely won’t be here on any of those dates please contact me asap at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com  Every household that is photographed will receive a free directory AND a free 8 x 10, with no obligation! It will be a great snapshot of our Church family!

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson atinfo@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for

PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

SAVE THE DATES!

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday‘s at 7am to study Matthew.   We will be starting up again on September 11th in the Lounge.  

 BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Sept. 12th, Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

 

FOOD FOR WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES

Please remember the families being re-homed by Wesley Urban Ministries in Halton.  Please bring food items for the shopping cart each Sunday.  Items needed are peanut butter, soups, beans, canned fish, granola bars, fruit cups, cereal, tuna, salmon and juice boxes. 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

GAUC NEWS for September 9th, 2018

September’s here, school’s back in… it’s time to get Back to Church!  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (or a cold drink), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am. This week we will be celebrating Holy Communion, and EVERYONE is welcome to partake, no obstacles!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

I hope you and yours had a safe and healthy month of August. I know our family did and I am recharged for the Fall and looking forward to leading worship on Sunday! Please see the message below about helping the people of Haiti as I try to play 100 holes of golf in one day again on September 13th. ( I’ll need to be rested up for that one!) Hope to see you Sunday morning, so we can get caught up!   Rev. Ted

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “What I Did…”

Focus Scripture:                           Isaiah 45:5-12, 18

OUR NEW PRAISE SONG:  Blessed Be Your Name   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMhrC7IOK4  will be our praise song for the next 3 weeks.

THANKS! 

Many thanks to Rick Sands, Glenn MacPherson and Walter Reid for leading worship in August! As well, thanks to Rev. Charlie Hogg for offering emergency pastoral support and to all those who helped make the services happen.

PLEASE SPONSOR REV. TED TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF HAITI           

The people of Haiti are amongst the poorest on Earth and seem to be subject to one disaster after another. Hope and Joy of Haiti is a Canadian charity devoted to directly helping the people with a hospital, education and the basics of life, all things we are Blessed to take for granted.

Last year, Rev. Ted participated in 100 Holes for Haiti, a dawn to dusk golf marathon, which raises funds through your generous sponsorships. 

The event will take place on September 13, 2018. A donation sheet is attached above, that you can either fill out with a cheque, or the instructions are there for how to donate on-line. Many thanks and Blessings for your generosity!

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Did you attend Sunday School when you were young? You probably have some really good memories of those Sunday mornings, whether of yourself or your kids! Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages.   HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY IN THE SPRING! 

As you can see around us, our congregation is growing rapidly. Plus we haven’t had a photo directory in MANY years (you haven’t changed a bit!), so it’s time to get a new one done. The best times of the year to ensure that our many travelers are here is either close to Christmas or Easter. As Easter is late in 2019, I thought that photo session dates in the week prior might work out best. They would be ​April 13, 15, 16 and 17.

If you definitely won’t be here on any of those dates please contact me asap at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com  Every household that is photographed will receive a free directory AND a free 8 x 10, with no obligation! It will be a great snapshot of our Church family!

KEEP CONNECTED!

 A couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson at info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for

PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore what is offered.  To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),  Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch  Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.  Four friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 2 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.  There are only 2 more left.  Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

  

SAVE THE DATES!

 

PICKLEBALL We start up again in the gym on Friday evenings @ 7:30pm this Friday, September 7th.  Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to come at 7:15pm.

 

SEWING CIRCLE  Hope everyone has had a joy filled and restful summer!  Sewing Circle will be back starting next Sunday at the regular time from 2 to 4.  I’ve been thinking a lot about projects to tackle this fall that we can sell at the Christmas market (which will be December 1st this year).  I’ve thought of coasters, aprons, and there’s this neat pencil case made of stacked zippers in a rainbow of colours.  Also gift bags for wine bottles and  reversible placemats out of the laminated cotton.  I’m trying to come up with projects that are relatively easy to do, and will sell for under $10 each.  And I’m thinking again, that we make 3 or 4 maximum of each item with the hope that we will sell out of them rather than having a lot of stuff left over at the end of the sale.  If you have any ideas of other things that we could make, and that you think people would buy, please let me know.  Hope to see you on Sunday! Sandra

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday‘s at 7am to study Matthew.   We will be starting up again on September 11th in the Lounge.  

 BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Sept. 12thOct. 10thNov. 14th and Dec. 12th

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! How’s that for early notice!

FOOD FOR WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES

Please remember the families being re-homed by Wesley Urban Ministries in Halton.  Please bring food items for the shopping cart eachSunday.  Items needed are peanut butter, soups, beans, canned fish, granola bars, fruit cups, cereal, tuna, salmon and juice boxes. 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

GAUC NEWS for July 29th, 2018

The rain couldn’t stop another really good turnout last Sunday!  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, 

so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (and lemonade), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am.  

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

We all need a rest! Even Jesus and the disciples did, and that’s going to be our topic for this week. This will be my last Sunday until I get to go off and rest and recharge to be back up to full energy for what will be an exciting Fall. Please see the message below about helping the people of Haiti as I try to play 100 holes of golf in one day again in September. ( I’ll need to be rested up for that one!)

I will miss you, so it would be great to see you in person this Sunday, before heading off. 

 If you can’t make it Sunday morning, Blessings to you and your loved ones for a safe and happy August!   Rev. Ted

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “REST A WHILE!”

Focus Scripture:                             Mark 6:30-34

 

OUR LATEST PRAISE SONG:  Have I Told You Lately That I Love You    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKOkUWjC0JU

 

VACATION ALERT! 

Rev. Ted and his family will be on vacation starting this Monday, back in the office on September 4th.

From July 30th to Sept 3rd, In case of Pastoral Emergency please call Rev. Charlie Hogg at  905-681-6840.

 

END OF LIFE OR FUNERAL IN AUGUST

Hopefully it won’t arise, however If there is an end of life or funeral situation, Rev. Ted wants to be there for you, if he can. 

He will be in the area: Aug 3-8 , Aug 11-12, and Aug 16-25. Please call him directly at 905-515-3317, if this need arises.

 

SUMMER HOURS

For the months of July and August, the church office will be on Summer hours.  The church office will be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week during July and August from 9am-noon. Other times Pat can be reached via cellphone 905-808-2505 (phone or text) or e-mail to info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com (e-mail message comes directly to the cell phone).

 

 

HERE ARE OUR SUMMER SERVICES!:

Thanks to those listed below who will be providing supply in August:

Sunday August 5th –      Walter Reid leading worship

Sunday August 12th –    Rick Sands leading worship

Sunday August 19th–      Glenn MacPherson leads worship and Communion

Sunday August 26th–      Rick Sands leading worship

Sunday September 2nd– Glenn MacPherson leads worship and Communion

 

PLEASE SPONSOR REV. TED TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF HAITI           

The people of Haiti are amongst the poorest on Earth and seem to be subject to one disaster after another. Hope and Joy of Haiti is a Canadian charity devoted to directly helping the people with a hospital, education and the basics of life, all things we are Blessed to take for granted.

Last year, Rev. Ted participated in 100 Holes for Haiti, a dawn to dusk golf marathon, which raises funds through your generous sponsorships. 

The event will take place on September 13, 2018. A donation sheet is attached above, that you can either fill out with a cheque, or the instructions are there for how to donate on-line. Many thanks and Blessings for your generosity!

 PICKLEBALL WILL RESUME IN THE FALL!! 

 

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge Tuesday‘s at 7am to study Matthew.   We will be starting up again on September 11th in the Lounge.  

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Sept. 12thOct. 10thNov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir and Minister will be joining with other Oakville denominations to present the Songs of Praise Concert, Sunday January 20th @ 7pm at The Church of the Incarnation. Please mark your calendars to attend what should be a remarkable display of Christian unity.

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019!

 

FOOD FOR WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES

Please remember the families being re-homed by Wesley Urban Ministries in Halton.  Please bring food items for the shopping cart eachSunday.  Items needed are peanut butter, soups, beans, canned fish, granola bars, fruit cups, cereal, tuna, salmon and juice boxes. 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages. Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all.  HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

 

GAUC NEWS for July 22nd, 2018

What a great turnout on Sunday, for such a beautiful Summer’s day! It’s so nice to re-connect with folks who have been away for a bit.

Some of those who were here were surprised to learn during the sermon how  “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” is not a romantic song at all, 

but rather a prayer that is almost completely Bible references!

It will be our praise song for the next two Sundays as well.  The inside of our Church is surprisingly comfortable, 

so why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (and lemonade), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am.  

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

I used to wonder why in the world a Minister would need a whole month of vacation… until I became one! It’s a 24/7 vocation that never gets shut off.

Not that I’m counting of course, but there are only two Sundays left until I get to go off and rest and recharge to be back up to full energy for the Fall.

It would be great to see you in person before August comes.  Thanks to those listed below who will be providing supply in August. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “A MIRACULOUS DAY!”

Focus Scripture:                             John 6: 1-21

 

OUR LATEST PRAISE SONG:  Have I Told You Lately That I Love You    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKOkUWjC0JU

 

SUMMER HOURS

For the months of July and August, the church office will be on Summer hours.  The church office will be open WednesdayThursday, and Friday each week during July and August from 9am-noon. Other times Pat can be reached via cellphone 905-808-2505 (phone or text) or e-mail to info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com (e-mail message comes directly to the cell phone).

 

In July, Rev. Ted will be, as usual, in the Church on Sundays and  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-6pm, up to and including July 29th.

 In August, he will be on vacation, back in the office on September 4th.

 

From July 30th to Sept 3rd, In case of Pastoral Emergency please call Rev. Charlie Hogg at  905-681-6840.

 

END OF LIFE OR FUNERAL IN AUGUST

Hopefully it won’t arise, however If there is an end of life or funeral situation, Rev. Ted wants to be there for you, if he can. 

He will be in the area: Aug 3-8 , Aug 11-12, and Aug 16-25. Please call 905-515-3317.

 

HERE ARE OUR SUMMER SERVICES!:

Sunday August 5th –      Walter Reid leading worship

Sunday August 12th –    Rick Sands leading worship

Sunday August 19th–      Glenn MacPherson leads worship and Communion

Sunday August 26th–      Rick Sands leading worship

Sunday September 2nd– Glenn MacPherson leads worship and Communion

GAUC NEWS for July 8th, 2018

So being good Canadians, we spent all Winter and Spring complaining how cold it was, so naturally when Summer rolls around… we complain about the heat!

Last Sunday was really hot outside, but inside our Church it was surprisingly comfortable, and this Sunday is supposed to be even more pleasant. So hopefully

you can start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, (and lemonade), cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Sunday School at 10am.

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

 I just read an article that said most people’s greatest regret is not becoming the person they were meant to be. A lot of times we might wonder just what God has planned for us. This Sunday, July 8th, we’ll talk about how to avoid experiencing these types of regrets. On Sunday July 15th we’re going to be Celebrating God,

and our Praise Song that day is going to be VERY surprising to most people! And in the sermon you’ll find out why we would sing THAT song in Church!

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “GET OUT OF TOWN!”

Focus Scripture:                            Mark 6: 1-13

 

Our latest praise song:  I’ve received a number of favourable comments  about our current praise song, “Chain-Breaker” by Zach Williams. Just click this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHZGqHeBj4&start_radio=1&list=RDWrHZGqHeBj4

 

SUMMER HOURS

For the months of July and August, the church office will be on Summer hours.  The church office will be open WednesdayThursday, and Friday each week during July and August from 9am-noon. Other times Pat can be reached via cellphone 905-808-2505 (phone or text) or e-mail to info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com (e-mail message comes directly to the cell phone).
In July, Rev. Ted will be, as usual, in the Church on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In August, he will be on vacation, back in the office on September 4th.

 

 

NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY IN THE SPRING! 

As you can see from the statistics below, our congregation is growing rapidly. Plus we haven’t had a photo directory in MANY years (you haven’t changed a bit!), so it’s time to get a new one done. The best times of the year to ensure that our many travelers are here is either close to Christmas or Easter. As Easter is late in 2019, I thought that photo session dates in the week prior might work out best. They would be ​April 13, 15, 16 and 17.

If you definitely won’t be here on any of those dates please contact me asap at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com  Every household that is photographed will receive a free directory AND a free 8 x 10, with no obligation! It will be a great snapshot of our Church family!

 

KEEP CONNECTED!

Each week the GAUC (Glen Abbey United Church) news is sent out to try to keep everyone up to date on the great things that are happening at our Church. As well, a couple of times per year we will send out a mailing to every home. To keep in touch, if we don’t currently have your address, email and phone number, please fill out one of the forms that are in the pews, or email Pat Thompson atinfo@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

Your giving to Glen Abbey United can result in a nice income tax deduction at the end of the year. You will receive a charitable donation receipt if you have offering envelopes, or even simpler, just sign up for

PAR (pre-authorized remittance) Please contact Peter Hobbes at

phobbes526@gmail.com or speak to Rev. Ted.

 

SO… HOW ARE WE DOING?

The joy that we feel on Sunday mornings, and the positive feelings that are filling this place, are good indicators that great things are happening here. Truth be known if one person feels more Love in their life, heard what God wanted them to hear, or feels better on the way out than they did on the way in, then we’re doing God’s work.  However, the average attendance numbers do give us another indication. It is a fact that most Churches are experiencing a decline in attendance. Here 2015 and 2016 were quite level, but 2017 and 2018 have shown positive growth. Way to go, Glen Abbey UC!

   

                                      2016            2017       2018          2017              2018                                                                         

                                                                                  vs 2016        vs 2016

March/ April avg     50.75            58        73.5         + 14%          + 45%   

Palm Sunday           33                64           92          + 94%         +179%

Easter Sunday         98               108         119         + 10%           +21%

May avg wkly           49.2             52.7      67.5         + 7%             +37%

Outdoor Service                          44           67                                +52%

Jan-May avg           48.9              51.6        64           + 6%             +31%

Sept-Dec avg          59.4              71.9          ?          +21%

Oct-Dec avg            65.8             80.5           ?          +22%

Christmas Eve        192              262            ?          +36%

* as recorded each week by the monitors, all weeks are accounted for.

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore

what is offered.

To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),

Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch

Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.

2 friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 4 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.

Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

LOBLAW gift card

If you receive one and wish to donate please put it in an envelope and leave it on Pat’s desk in the office.

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

CHRISTIAN MEN’S GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge every Tuesday at 7am to study Matthew.   

We will be starting up again on September 11th in the Lounge.  

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.  Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:  Sept. 12thOct. 10thNov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019!

 

PICKLEBALL WILL RESUME IN THE FALL!! 

 

FOOD FOR WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES

Please remember the families being re-homed by Wesley Urban Ministries in Halton.  Please bring food items for the shopping cart eachSunday.  Items needed are peanut butter, soups, beans, canned fish, granola bars, fruit cups, cereal, tuna, salmon and juice boxes. 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages. Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all.  HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

GAUC NEWS for July 1st, 2018

SPECIAL CANADA DAY SERVICE!

On Sunday let’s wear white and red, if you wish, as we celebrate the 151st birthday of this great country and how God has blessed us.

Remember to come at 9:30 for coffee, cookies and conversation, with Worship and Sunday School at 10am. Holy Communion is offered to all.

Please plan on staying briefly afterwards for a piece of cake!

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY IN THE SPRING! As you can see from the statistics below, our congregation is growing rapidly. Plus we haven’t had a photo directory in MANY years (you haven’t changed a bit!), so it’s time to get a new one done. The best times of the year to ensure that our many travelers are here is either close to Christmas or Easter. As Easter is late in 2019, I thought that photo session dates in the week prior might work out best. They would be ​April 13, 15, 16 and 17.

If you definitely won’t be here on any of those dates please contact me asap at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com  Every household that is photographed will receive a free directory AND a free 8 x 10, with no obligation! It will be a great snapshot of our Church family!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Oh, Canada!”

Focus Scripture:                            Deuteronomy 8: 7-14a

 

Our latest praise song:  I’ve received a number of favourable comments  about our current praise song, “Chain-Breaker” by Zach Williams. Just click this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHZGqHeBj4&start_radio=1&list=RDWrHZGqHeBj4

 

 

SO… HOW ARE WE DOING?

The joy that we feel on Sunday mornings, and the positive feelings that are filling this place, are good indicators that great things are happening here. Truth be known if one person feels more Love in their life, heard what God wanted them to hear, or feels better on the way out than they did on the way in, then we’re doing God’s work.

However, the average attendance numbers do give us another indication. It is a fact that most Churches are experiencing a decline in attendance. Here 2015 and 2016 were quite level, but 2017 and 2018 have shown positive growth. Way to go, Glen Abbey UC!

   

                                      2016            2017       2018          2017              2018                                                                         

                                                                                  vs 2016        vs 2016

March/ April avg     50.75            58        73.5         + 14%          + 45%   

Palm Sunday           33                64           92          + 94%         +179%

Easter Sunday         98               108         119         + 10%           +21%

May avg wkly           49.2             52.7      67.5         + 7%             +37%

Outdoor Service                          44           67                                +52%

Jan-May avg           48.9              51.6        64           + 6%             +31%

Sept-Dec avg          59.4              71.9          ?          +21%

Oct-Dec avg            65.8             80.5           ?          +22%

Christmas Eve        192              262            ?           +36%

* as recorded each week by the monitors, all weeks are accounted for.

 

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore

what is offered.

To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),

Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch

Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.

2 friends of congregants have joined our group so, this means we have room for up to 4 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.

Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

LOBLAW gift card

If you receive one and wish to donate please put it in an envelope and leave it on Pat’s desk in the office.

 

SAVE THE DATES!

CHRISTIAN MEN’S GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge every Tuesday at 7am to study Matthew.   

We will be starting up again on September 11th in the Lounge.  

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

 

 

GAUC NEWS for June 24th, 2018

Sunday morning is a great time for a “Faith-Lift”! Remember to come at 9:30 for coffee, cookies and conversation, with Worship and SundaySchool at 10am.

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Our faith has to be one of the most valuable possessions we have. Let’s face it, life doesn’t always go the way we had hoped or planned, but with Jesus being so approachable for us, and with God’s help, nothing is impossible!  See you Sunday to find out more!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “Touched By Faith”

Focus Scripture:                            Mark 5: 21-43

 

Our latest praise song:  Last Sunday we debuted “Chain-Breaker” by Zach Williams. It has an important message for all of us. Just click on this link:

                      

                      

SO… HOW ARE WE DOING?

The joy that we feel on Sunday mornings, and the positive feelings that are filling this place, are good indicators that great things are happening here. Truth be known if one person feels more Love in their life, heard what God wanted them to hear, or feels better on the way out than they did on the way in, then we’re doing God’s work.

However, the average attendance numbers do give us another indication. It is a fact that most Churches are experiencing a decline in attendance. Here 2015 and 2016 were quite level, but 2017 and 2018 have shown positive growth. Way to go, Glen Abbey UC!

   

                                 2016              2017       2018         2017            2018                                                                         

                                                                                         vs 2016        vs 2016

March/ April avg     50.75            58        73.5         + 14%          + 45%   

Palm Sunday           33                64           92          + 94%         +179%

Easter Sunday         98               108         119         + 10%           +21%

May avg wkly           49.2             52.7      67.5         + 7%            +37%

Outdoor Service                          44           67                              +52%

Jan-May avg           48.9              51.6        64           + 6%           +31%

Sept-Dec avg          59.4              71.9          ?          +21%

Oct-Dec avg            65.8             80.5           ?          +22%

Christmas Eve        192              262            ?           +36%

* as recorded each week by the monitors, all weeks are accounted for.

 

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore

what is offered.

To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),

Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch

Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 PASSION PLAY UPDATE

We have a great group of 30 people from our Glen Abbey congregation registered to go.

This means we have room for up to 6 more people, whether friends or people who couldn’t commit earlier.

Please contact Rev. Ted for more information, brochures or registration forms.

 

LOBLAW gift card

If you receive one and wish to donate please put it in an envelope and leave it on Pat’s desk in the office.

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

 

CHRISTIAN MEN’S GROUP – This group meets in the Lounge every Tuesday at 7am to study Matthew.  They will have their final meeting of the season on Tuesday June 26th at 7am at EggSmart at Dorval and North Service Road.  All are welcome to meet with the group and see if this is something they would like to participate in.  We will be starting up again on September 11th in the Lounge.  

 

NEXT SUNDAY – SPECIAL CANADA DAY SERVICE – July 1st

Next Sunday, let’s wear white and red if you wish, as we celebrate the 151st birthday of this great country and how God has blessed us.

Please plan on staying briefly afterwards for a piece of cake!

 

BOARD MEETINGS IN THE FALL

Anyone can attend a Board Meeting, if they wish.

Fall meetings are scheduled at 7pm for:

Sept. 12thOct. 10thNov. 14th and Dec. 12th

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC

will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019!

 

PICKLEBALL WILL RESUME IN THE FALL!! 

 

FOOD FOR WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES

Please remember the families being re-homed by Wesley Urban Ministries in Halton.  Please bring food items for the shopping cart eachSunday.  Items needed are peanut butter, soups, beans, canned fish, granola bars, fruit cups, cereal, tuna, salmon and juice boxes. 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages. Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all.  HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

GAUC NEWS for June 17th, 2018

Father’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday. Special piano performances by Amelia and Zachary Zigrovic during the offering.

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

What a great time, weather and turnout for the Outdoor Service and Picnic last Sunday! Thanks again to the Choir and especially Sylvia Verdenhalven for organizing. This Sunday we’ll be celebrating Father’s Day, while acknowledging the conflicting emotions that can arise, and of course giving thanks to our Heavenly Father. PLUS during the announcements I’ll have some information for you that I think we’ll all find quite interesting. See you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:  “Father’s Day Gifts”

Focus Scripture:                        Romans 8:14-19,29,38-9  

 

IT’S SO EASY… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore

what is offered.

To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),

Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch

Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

LOBLAW gift card

If you receive one and wish to donate please put it in an envelope and leave it on Pat’s desk in the office.

 

FATHER’S DAY COLLECTION FOR HOPE PLACE

Thanks to all who donated!

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

SPECIAL CANADA DAY SERVICE – July 1st

 

THE 2019 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC

will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019!

 

 

GAUC NEWS for June 10th, 2018

Please remember that this Sunday, June 10th will be our outdoor service, picnic, games and potentially a small car show!  

Please invite your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours to celebrate with us! 

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Do you remember when you were a kid and the Church Picnic (a..k.a. Sunday School Picnic) was one of the highlights of the year? Let’s not deny this experience to the younger generations. Come on Sunday for a great time of praising God outside in Creation and then lots of fun with games and a FREE picnic. Thanks to the Choir and especially Sylvia Verdenhalven for organizing. See you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:  “Fruits of The Field … and of The Spirit!”

Focus Scripture:     Galatians 5: 22-26

 

OUR GIFT TO YOU!

Imagine what it would be like having Netflix for Christians!

Now you can, as our Church has invested in a subscription for everyone, to help build our faith and guide our lives.

Right Now Media has over 20,000 excellent videos that range from Veggietales and many other great kids’ programs to Bible studies, leadership training, marital and family advice and many, many other topics!

You can watch them on your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or almost any mobile device. 

In the Fall we will start having group discussions on chosen video series, but for now we can all explore

what is offered.

To get your FREE, (no really it’s free for you, our Church paid for it),

Just press CTRL and click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/GlenAbbeyUnitedChurch

Your privacy is ensured and your info will not be used to sell you anything, or sold, or anything like that.

 Enjoy!!  

 

FATHER’S DAY COLLECTION FOR HOPE PLACE

HOPE PLACE is a 42 to 84-day trauma-informed ‘live-in’ addiction treatment program for men. This holistic program provides an ‘abstinence-based’ approach to recovery; in a rural home-like setting, which offers the safety, serenity and support men need to begin their healing journey.  We are collecting items for the next four Sundays for the men staying at HOPE PLACE. We are collecting *$5 Tim Cards, *tinned assorted cookies, *underwear, *t-shirts,*toiletries* no socks needed at this time.  Please place items in the basket in the Narthex.  Thank you!

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

SUNDAY JUNE 10th – OUTDOOR SERVICE, CHURCH PICNIC…. and CAR SHOW?

Plan to dress casually, bring a lawn chair, if you have one, and enjoy the great outdoors as we worship God together! FREE lunch to follow, as well as games! Kids are especially welcome so please bring your Grandchildren, nieces, nephews etc as they will really enjoy themselves! Do you know of someone who has a cool car or truck, who might like to show it that day? Please contact Rev. Ted, as soon as you can, in person, by phone at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

FRIDAY JUNE 15th

The annual St. John’s vs. Glen Abbey golf challenge is set for June 15 at Deerfield. For non-golfers, there are putting competitions and a great meal.  Cost is $130 for golf & dinner, and dinner only $50.  Proceeds of silent auction to GAUC.   If you have any questions please contact Gary Dobbie at gdobbie1@cogeco.ca or sign up in the Narthex on Sunday.

 

PICKLEBALL WILL RESUME IN THE FALL!! 

GAUC NEWS for June 3rd, 2018

Even as the weather gets warmer, we still need to take time out of our week to thank God for the many Blessings we’ve received, but also for the warmth that a Church family provides. Don’t forget that June 10th will be our outdoor service, picnic, games and potentially a small car show!  Please invite your kids, grandkids, friends and neighbours to celebrate with us! Remember, every Sunday, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies are available at 9:30, so we can chat before Service and Sunday School at 10am.

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

A lot of times we wonder if people, (including ourselves), can really change for the better, but if God chooses for it to happen, it can.  This Sunday we’ll be looking at a MAJOR conversion that happened long ago and relate it to our own lives today! Plus we will be celebrating Holy Communion, that EVERYONE is invited to partake in… no obstacles! See you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:  “God Chose Whom?”

Focus Scripture:     Acts 9: 1-22

 

THANKS! Thanks to Chris and Betty Middlebro’ and Gary and Deb Dobbie for organizing the pot luck dinner and family games night last Sunday.  Also thanks to all who cooked, helped out and attended. It was a great time! 

 

THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS! As our Chair, Rick Goodman, announced in church, we are very pleased to welcome Alissa Marshall to the Board!  Alissa will take on the role of Leadership Development Team Leader, which liaises with Ministry & Personnel as well as Nominations and Recruitment.  This position became available as Florian Meyer shifts to fill Church Management Team Leader, which was well served by Bob Nixon, who is moving to Ottawa.  Florian will be involved with the Treasurer & Finance, Stewardship, Property and Administration. We are fortunate that Rick Sands continues in his role of Spiritual Leadership Team Leader; Worship, Pastoral Care, Christian Education and Outreach fall under this umbrella. John Fleming is our valued Presbytery Representative for as long as Presbytery exists! Bill Terry’s role in Communications will  sadly come to an end as he and Sandy move to Eastern Ontario.   Other “new” Board members that we (re)welcome include Rob Stapleford as Treasurer and Chris Middlebro’ as secretary. 

Many thanks to our past, current and new Board members, your leadership is an invaluable asset as our Church continue to grow!  The congregation is reminded that these individuals will be happy to have any questions you may have, and that a binder of Board meeting minutes is available in the main office for your perusal.

FATHER’S DAY COLLECTION FOR HOPE PLACE

HOPE PLACE is a 42 to 84-day trauma-informed ‘live-in’ addiction treatment program for men. This holistic program provides an ‘abstinence-based’ approach to recovery; in a rural home-like setting, which offers the safety, serenity and support men need to begin their healing journey.  We are collecting items for the next four Sundays for the men staying at HOPE PLACE. We are collecting *$5 Tim Cards, *tinned assorted cookies, *underwear, *t-shirts,*toiletries* no socks needed at this time.  Please place items in the basket in the Narthex.  Thank you!

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

SUNDAY JUNE 10th – OUTDOOR SERVICE, CHURCH PICNIC…. and CAR SHOW?

Plan to dress casually, bring a lawn chair, if you have one, and enjoy the great outdoors as we worship God together! FREE lunch to follow, as well as games! Kids are especially welcome so please bring your Grandchildren, nieces, nephews etc as they will really enjoy themselves! Do you know of someone who has a cool car or truck, who might like to show it that day? Please contact Rev. Ted, as soon as you can, in person, by phone at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

 

FRIDAY JUNE 15th

The annual St. John’s vs. Glen Abbey golf challenge is set for June 15 at Deerfield. For non-golfers, there are putting competitions and a great meal.  Cost is $130 for golf & dinner, and dinner only $50.  Proceeds of silent auction to GAUC.   If you have any questions please contact Gary Dobbie at gdobbie1@cogeco.ca or sign up in the Narthex on Sunday.

 

PASSION PLAY 2020 TRIP OF THE DECADE… UPDATE

Congratulations and thanks to the 28 people who have already submitted their registration forms and deposits. Once your registration form and deposit are received by Rev. Ted, you will officially be in! However, there are only a few spaces left, so please don’t delay and miss out. Join us on our unforgettable trip to Oberammergau, Germany to see the Passion Play which is only performed once every 10 years! Plus enjoying stops in several other beautiful Alpine locations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland… and Oktoberfest!

 

PICKLEBALL WILL RESUME IN THE FALL!! 

 

FOOD FOR WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES

Please remember the families being re-homed by Wesley Urban Ministries in Halton.  Please bring food items for the shopping cart eachSunday.  Items needed are peanut butter, soups, beans, canned fish, granola bars, fruit cups, cereal, tuna, salmon and juice boxes. 

 

MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED

Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !

Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages. Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all.  HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick?  Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.

GAUC NEWS for May 27th, 2018

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, we celebrate 2 infant Baptisms plus at 5:30pm we can enjoy our pot luck dinner and games/cards night. It’s going to be a great day! Remember, every Sunday, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies are available at 9:30, so we can chat before Service and Sunday School at 10am.

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

God in 3 persons, Blessed Trinity! It’s a tremendously complex but important pillar of our faith, which I love to preach on. Holy Baptism is one of our only 2 sacraments, but also a wonderful celebration for our Church Family. Hope to see everyone here Sunday to celebrate it!

PASSION PLAY 2020 TRIP OF THE DECADE… UPDATE

Congratulations and thanks to all who have already submitted their registration forms and deposits. 

Once your registration form and deposit are received by Rev. Ted, you will officially be in! However, space is limited so please don’t delay and miss out. 

We look forward to our unforgettable trip to Oberammergau, Germany to see the Passion Play which is only performed once every 10 years! 

Plus enjoying stops in several other beautiful Alpine locations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. 

 

FATHER’S DAY COLLECTION FOR HOPE PLACE

HOPE PLACE is a 42 to 84-day trauma-informed ‘live-in’ addiction treatment program for men. This holistic program provides an ‘abstinence-based’ approach to recovery; in a rural home-like setting, which offers the safety, serenity and support men need to begin their healing journey.  We are collecting items for the next four Sundays for the men staying at HOPE PLACE. We are collecting *$5 Tim Cards, *tinned assorted cookies, *underwear, *t-shirts,*toiletries* no socks needed at this time.  Please place items in the basket in the Narthex.  Thank you!

 SAVE THE DATES!

 

SUNDAY MAY 27th – INFANT BAPTISMS!

These are such wonderful events! We will be participating in the Baptism of Clark Van Doorn (rescheduled from the day of the ice storm) PLUS we will be celebrating the Baptism of Wesley Thomas Vermeulen, son of Katey (Horseman) and John Vermeulen, grandson of Brock and Lorraine Horseman!

MAY 27th 5:30pm  Cards! Family Games! Potluck Supper! What could be better??  Please send an e-mail to Gary Dobbie gdobbie@cogeco.ca by May 23rd to let us know you are coming–tell us how many from your family that will be attending, and if you are bringing a main dish or salad.

 

GAUC NEWS for May 20th, 2018

Pentecost!  We know it has something to do with a rushing wind and tongues of fire, but what’s it really all about? Come out Sunday to find out how the Christian church was born, and how the Spirit still affects our lives today! Remember, every Sunday, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies are available at 9:30, so we can chat before Service and Sunday School at 10am.

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

We’re all Pentecostals! OK, we may not speak in tongues or handle snakes, but the Pentecost was the event that really kicked off our Christian churches.
This is one of the big events of the Church year. Hope to see everyone here Sunday to celebrate it!

 

PASSION PLAY 2020 TRIP OF THE DECADE… UPDATE

The brochures are in and available in the Narthex. Thanks to all who have already submitted their registration forms and deposits. 

Once your registration form and deposit are received by Rev. Ted, you will officially be in! However, space is limited so please don’t delay and miss out. 

We look forward to our unforgettable trip to Oberammergau, Germany to see the Passion Play which is only performed once every 10 years! 

Plus stops in several other beautiful Alpine locations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.. 

 MOTHER’S DAY COLLECTION

Thanks to all who donated items for Halton Women’s Place!

 FATHER’S DAY COLLECTION FOR HOPE PLACE

HOPE PLACE is a 42 to 84-day trauma-informed ‘live-in’ addiction treatment program for men. This holistic program provides an ‘abstinence-based’ approach to recovery; in a rural home-like setting, which offers the safety, serenity and support men need to begin their healing journey.  We are collecting items for the next four Sundays for the men staying at HOPE PLACE. We are collecting *$5 Tim Cards, *tinned assorted cookies, *underwear, *t-shirts,*toiletries* no socks needed at this time.  Please place items in the basket in the Narthex.  Thank you!

 SAVE THE DATES!

CANDIDATES MEETING for the 2018 Provincial Election   Please join us here at Glen Abbey United Church May 17th.  The first meeting is at 6pm – 7:15pm and will be the Oakville North-Burlington Debate and  7:45pm – 9pm  will be the Oakville Debate.  If you have questions for the candidates, contact Faye Lyons at from the Chamber .  Her e-mail is faye@oakvillechamber.com and please include “Candidates Question” in the subject line.

SUNDAY MAY 27th – INFANT BAPTISMS!

These are such wonderful events! We will be participating in the Baptism of Clark Van Doorn (rescheduled from the day of the ice storm) PLUS we will be celebrating the Baptism of Wesley Thomas Vermeulen, son of Katey (Horseman) and John Vermeulen, grandson of Brock and Lorraine Horseman!

MAY 27th 5:30pm  Cards! Family Games! Potluck Supper! What could be better??  Sign up  at Church on Sunday May 20th, or if you are not going to be at church please send an e-mail to Gary Dobbie  gdobbie@cogeco.ca by May 23rd to let us know you are coming–tell us how many from your family that will be attending, and if you are bringing a main dish or salad.

SUNDAY JUNE 10th – OUTDOOR SERVICE, CHURCH PICNIC…. and CAR SHOW?

Please plan now to dress casually while we worship God outdoors, in the beauty of creation, followed by a FREE picnic lunch and games. Do you (or someone you know) have a special interest vehicle, so that we could add a little car show to the mix? Please let Rev.Ted know, as soon as you can, in person, by phone at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com

FRIDAY JUNE 15th

The annual St. John’s vs. Glen Abbey golf challenge is set for June 15 at Deerfield. For non-golfers, there are putting competitions and a great meal.  Cost is $130 for golf & dinner, and dinner only $50.  Proceeds of silent auction to GAUC.   If you have any questions please contact Gary Dobbie at gdobbie1@cogeco.ca or sign up in the Narthex on Sunday.

 PICKLEBALL WILL RESUME IN THE FALL!!