Glen Abbey United Events

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED
Traditions. Sacraments. Why exactly do we do some of the things we do at Church? We’ll be discussing that this Sunday and more importantly how they affect our lives today in 2019! I’m looking forward to seeing you and your guests here this week! Rev. Ted

This Sunday’s Message title: “WHY DO WE DO THOSE TRADITIONS?”
Focus Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:17-29, 33-34

A MESSAGE FROM THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE
Oakville Food Bank is in desperate need
Fare Share’s annual Thanksgiving Funding and Food Drive has begun. Both financial and food donations are needed to meet the needs of the more than 400 families they support on a monthly basis. The number of families has increased by 25% over the last five years. Financial donations are needed to offset rising food costs so they can provide fresh fruit and vegetables, chicken, meat and fish, milk, eggs and margarine so the families can have fresh and healthy food options.
They are in desperate need for canned meat and fish (no tuna), canned pasta (ravioli), jam, instant coffee, tea, crackers, cold cereal, powdered baby formula, and rice.
Please bring items to church and drop off in the grocery cart located in the front hall on the next 2 Sundays Oct 6 and 13th.
Financial donations can be made online at oakvillefoodbank.com. A tax receipt will be provided.

FUNDAY SUNDAY SCHOOL – IS IN FULL SWING! Cris, Paul and Sara are looking forward to seeing our great Glen Abbey kids Sunday morning! 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 we have 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.

PLEASE ARRIVE JUST A BIT EARLIER!
It’s so good to see how people are enjoying socializing and coffee before the service, but please plan on arriving between 9:30 and 9:45 to do this, as we still want to start the service right at 10am. Thanks for your help in making this happen! When the bell rings, that’s a 2 minute warning!

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A NEW MEMBER?
If Glen Abbey UC is feeling like your Church home, becoming a new member is very easy, whether it’s by transfer or profession of faith. Just let Rev.Ted know if you might be interested, and we can plan a convenient date that works for all who are interested in becoming full members. revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com or call 905-825-5292 ext 102

IN OFFICE HOURS–If you would like to meet with Rev. Ted, Tuesdays-10am to 6pm or Thursdays-10am to 7:30pm, or after choir practice, would be the best times. If a Wednesday appointment is necessary, he will drive in, as he is working at home that day and Fridays.

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.

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.

STAFF NEEDED TO WORK THE ELECTION MONDAY OCTOBER 21 AT A POLLING STATION IN OAKVILLE
Visit elections.ca under jobs, or visit the elections office at Hopedale Mall to apply. Hopedale Mall is located on the corner of Third Line and Rebecca.

GAUC SEWING CIRCLE – meets most Sundays in the Nursery from 2pm – 4pm. If you are a sewer or have been wanting to learn, this is the group for you! Many of the items made are gifted to local charities. For more info contact Sandra Thwaites

PLEASE! CANDLE LIGHTERS NEEDED FOR THE FALL
THANKS TO THOSE FOLKS WHO VOLUNTEERED SO FAR! WOULD YOU PLEASE BE ABLE TO Oct 13th or in November?
With all the new and returning people, a lot of times you might know someone to see them, but not their name or really anything about them, except that they’re part of our Church family. Consistently wearing name tags is a good start, but we’re going to take it a step further. Each Sunday, at Christ Candle lighting time, either individuals, couples or families will light the candle. While this is happening, Rev. Ted will introduce the person by name and tell us 3 quick things about each of them. This will help us to actually know each other and could be a real conversation starter, as you may have common interests, but had no idea previously. Please contact Rev. Ted at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com as soon as possible to suggest a few different dates that might work for you to do this.

SAVE THE DATE!!! GAUC CHRISTMAS MARKET – Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9am to 2pm

SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Whether it’s Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or any other medium, please visit https://www.facebook.com/glenabbeyunitedchurch/ and you can share from there to invite your friends! Also reviews of our Church on Google or Yelp would be MOST appreciated and an excellent way to share with the community the great things that are happening here!
RIGHT NOW MEDIA – Seemed to be ideal for this connected congregation, however I haven’t heard from anyhone that they recommend a video series they’ve seen. Please let me know if you would miss having this service, if we discontinue paying for it each month. Rev. Ted

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.