Glen Abbey United News

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

 100 Holes For Haiti Donation Form (2)

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

Focus Scripture:                           Isaiah 45:5-12, 18

OUR NEW PRAISE SONG:  Blessed Be Your Name  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

 

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.  Two 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.

Two of those spaces are probably gone, so there are only 2 more left

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 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

 

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 15th, 2018

Last week my sermon title was “Get Out of Town!” and apparently a lot of you did just that!

Hopefully you had an enjoyable and relaxing Sunday. I continue to be amazed how 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.  As an added plus, bring your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, as during Sunday School time there will be water balloons outside!

 

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

This Sunday, let’s all come together to celebrate God! I’ve really been looking forward to this Sunday, as our Praise Song is going to be VERY surprising to most people! And in the sermon you’ll find out why we would sing THAT particular song in Church!

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

This Sunday’s Message title:      “LET’S CELEBRATE GOD!”

Focus Scripture:                            Philippians 4:4-9

 

Our latest praise song:  You will have to wait until Sunday!

 

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).
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 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.

 

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.  Two 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 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

 

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 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.

 

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 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 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.

 

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