Upcoming Service

This Sunday’s Message title:               “God Empowers Us!”

Focus Scripture:                                       Jeremiah 1: 4-10     

 Our current praise song:                10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman

JUNE 20TH -SAVE THE DATE – ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Again this year we are partnering with St. John’s United Church to hold a golf and dinner fundraiser at Deerfield Golf Course on June 20th – tee off around noon- dinner at 6pm!

This is a fun golfing event, open to men, women, couples, non golfers & friends. So make plans to come on out for an afternoon of golfing with friends at GAUC or if you can’t golf, come on out for the dinner!

The event generates funds for our mission here in Glen Abbey so we encourage you to come out to golf or if you don’t golf, to come for the great after golf dinner.

At the event we have a silent auction and if you wish to donate an item for the auction (a tax receipt will be issued for the retail value) or if you wish to advertise and be a sponsor of one of the holes please contact Gary Dobbie (gdobbie1@gmail.com) Hope to see you there!

 

RIGHT NOW MEDIA – 3rd BIBLE DISCUSSION MEETING Tuesday at 7!

We are using Right Now Media to watch, and then get together in a group, to study “Thriving in Babylon”. Based on the book of Daniel, it relates to how we manage to be Christians in the 21st century environment. There are 2 weeks left in the study, so just watch episode 3 and show up in the Lounge Tuesday evening at 7pm.As the Church’s gift to you, 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..  Enjoy!!  PLEASE WATCH EPISODE 3 OF THRIVING IN BABYLON AND TAKE NOTES JUST PRIOR TO OUR GROUP DISCUSSION ON FEB 12th.

ROB and JEFF’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE February 22nd

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE: On Friday February 22nd at 7:30pm, in the Sanctuary, Rob Stapleford and Rev. Jeff Crittenden will be sharing slides and stories from their Camino walk. All are welcome!


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – February 24th, 2019

This annual congregational meeting will be held after service on Sunday, Feb. 24th. It’s time to submit your annual reports. This is also a good time to begin considering how you could help our Church by taking on a role that someone else may have been working at for a long time and is ready for a change.  Please pray about it and see what God has in store for you!

Committee Chairpersons need to get their reports in to Pat Thompson info@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com by February 11 in order to have the time necessary to compile the report and copy, so that the reports are available for the congregation to review before the meeting on the 24th.  Thank you to those who have submitted their reports already!!

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!

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! 

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.​

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.

COMMUNION SUNDAY IS FOOD CART SUNDAY!

We gather to share bread and juice in memory of Jesus, so this should be an easy time to remember to bring food with you to place in the cart and help families who are in need. Let’s overfill that cart and help folks out every Communion Sunday, 

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.

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

 

GAUC NEWS for February 3rd, 2019

We often say that it’s wonderful to have a Church family in what can be a very cold world, well with a minus 35 windchill, this is REALLY a cold world!

Fortunately Sunday will be warmer, in many ways, as we are surrounded by the warmth of caring people and God’s love for us. 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

SUPER SUNDAY!  Now the game doesn’t start until 6:30, so we all have plenty of time to come to Church, partake in Holy Communion, with no restrictions and praise God for these wonderful times and lives we enjoy. Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, tea or hot chocolate, cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:               “Opening Kick-Off!”

Focus Scripture:                                       Luke 5:1-11                                                   

COMMUNION SUNDAY IS FOOD CART SUNDAY!

We gather to share bread and juice in memory of Jesus, so this should be an easy time to remember to bring food with you to place in the cart and help families who are in need. Let’s overfill that cart and help folks out every Communion Sunday, STARTING THIS WEEK!

GAUC NEWS for January 27th, 2019

Please plan on staying for a farewell gathering in honour of our Music Director, Armeda Vanderwoude and flute maestro Mate Szigeti as this will be their last Sunday at Glen Abbey. After our Sunday Worship Service we will enjoy refreshments and thank Armeda and Mate for their years of dedication to bringing beautiful music to our congregation. We wish them well as they explore new opportunities.

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Months ago both The Board approved a request from Wellington Square UC for a pulpit swap on January 27th. They are bringing back a number of people over the next months with connections to WSUC. I did my internship there 12 years ago. This is to provide a little relief from leading worship twice every Sunday for Rev. Katie Southon, whom you will get to hear this Sunday. She is a wonderful Minister with a voice like an angel.   Why not start your day at 9:30 in the Narthex for coffee, tea or hot chocolate, cookies and conversation, followed by the worship service and Funday Sunday School at 10am!   Rev. Ted

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “Mountain Moving Faith”

Focus Scripture:                                   Deuteronomy 1: 6-7    

Our January Praise Song:      Thanks to Lorraine Horseman for bringing to our attention this fun praise song to brighten up the January blahs! 

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GAUC NEWS for January 20th, 2019

More celebration! Please brave the cold and plan on staying after service for a FREE hot luncheon, presented by The Board,  to celebrate our 28th Anniversary as an official charge in the United Church of Canada!

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

How can we find more fulfillment in life? We’ve all been blessed with gifts, but what are they and how can we best use them? Come this Sunday to find out!

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

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “We’ve Got Gifts!”

Focus Scripture:                             1 Corinthians 12:1-11     

Our January Praise Song:      Thanks to Lorraine Horseman for bringing to our attention this fun praise song to brighten up the January blahs! 

                                                          Just click        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTKJUxl8TL4

GAUC NEWS for January 13th, 2019

It seems like every week we have something to celebrate as a Church family. This Sunday will be very special as we welcome several people who have chosen to become full members of Glen Abbey United!

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

As 2019 is now in full swing, we look forward to good things ahead, and many of us could use a clean start. On this Baptism of Jesus Sunday, we’ll be talking about how God can help us with that.

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

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “A Clean Start!”

Focus Scripture:                             Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22 ​

GAUC NEWS for January 6th, 2019

This Sunday is Epiphany Sunday, when the 3 Wise Men came to worship Jesus, so essentially it’s another Christmas Sunday! 

Plus we will be celebrating Holy Communion.

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Thanks to Rick Sands for leading worship last Sunday, while I re-energized after our tremendous Advent and Christmas Eve season. You will find a longer thank you below regarding Christmas Eve. Now that the New Year is here, and the turkey is almost finished, it’s time to get back to our routines.

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

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “Happy New Star!”

Focus Scripture:                                   Matthew 2: 1-12

CHRISTMAS EVE 2018 – WHAT A NIGHT!!!

Many thanks for the beautiful music to Armeda, Bruce, Mate, as well as to the whole choir for all your hard work. More specifically, thanks to Jessica May for her piano solo, Katherine and Ainsley Ward for their lovely duet of Christmas Lullaby and to Kim Campbell/Rewilak for her solo on Breath of Heaven.  It was all so wonderful! A big thank you to our Sunday School for their presentation: to Owen for a great job of reading and Sophie and Amelia for your Candy Cane demonstration, and of course, Paul and Cris.  Appreciation to Gary and Deb Dobbie for the apples, Harriett for the scripture reading, Rick Goodman for the flawless audio/video work and to the folks who greeted, helped with the service and set up many chairs in the Narthex, after the sanctuary was full!  Also, a sincere thank you to all those who attended and invited others to come with them. If they enjoyed the service, perhaps you could encourage your guests to come back one Sunday soon. Rev. Ted

 SUNDAY, JANUARY 13th IS NEW MEMBER’S SUNDAY!

We will be delighted to officially welcome several new members. It’s not too late If you’ve been attending Glen Abbey United for a while, and it feels like home to you, why not become an official member? Just call Rev. Ted at 905-825-5292 ext 102 or email him at revtedvance@glenabbeyunitedchurch.com. It is easier than you think!

 

GAUC MEN’S GROUP

A big thanks to the efforts of our men’s group to paint the halls of our church. They look very bright and clean- well done! A thanks goes out to John Cramm, Gary Dobbie, John Fleming, Bruce Francis, Rob Harvey, Steve Houston, Tim Jay, Keith MacMillan, Florian Meyer, Chris Middlebro’,Paul Peters, Glenn Poulos, Rob Stapleford and Paul Sunderland for their hard work!

 

JOINT SONGS OF PRAISE CONCERT – Our choir, Music Director 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. and a great evening of music.

 

ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY AND FREE LUNCHEON!

Sunday January 27th, we will be celebrating our 28th anniversary of when this congregation became an official charge of the United Church of Canada.  Please plan to stay to enjoy a delicious lunch provided by our Board.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – February 24th, 2019

This annual congregational meeting will be held after service on Sunday, Feb. 24th. It’s not too early to start writing your annual reports. This is also a good time to begin considering how you could help our Church by taking on a role that someone else may have been working at for a long time and is ready for a change.

Please pray about it and see what God has in store for you!

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!

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.

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! 

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!

We will be able to use Right Now Media to get together in a group to study “Thriving in Babylon”. Based on the book of Daniel, it relates to how we manage to be Christians in the 21st century environment. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex, and indicate which day is best for you

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 meeting is scheduled for January 23rd at 7pm.

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

GAUC NEWS for December 23rd, 2018

FIVE days until Christmas Eve!  If you were here last year, invite all your friends and family to experience another memorable Christmas Eve. If you weren’t, please plan  on attending, inviting others and bring the kids, as it will be really enjoyable for all ages!

 

MESSAGE FROM REV. TED

Hmmm… Sunday morning or Monday evening, which service should I attend? BOTH! I’m going to be here both times and I hope you will too! Sunday is the last Sunday of Advent and the Sunday of Love. it will be really special as we will be celebrating the Baptisms of the two young children of Luke and Melanie (Kerr) Domski and the two young adult grandchildren of  Donna and Eric Torrens. Hope you can make it!

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

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

Focus Scripture:                                 Luke 2:1-6

Our December Praise Song               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4-WB8xZkJU

 

 

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! Arrive early for good seats and musical treats!

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

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

Focus Scripture:                                 Luke 21: 25-36

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

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

Focus Scripture:                                 Romans 12:1-18

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

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This Sunday’s Message title:           “We Remember”

Focus Scripture:                              Lamentations 3:17-27    

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

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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

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

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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. 

 

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

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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.

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

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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 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

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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!)

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

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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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:

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  

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