Advertise in our Cookbook
Thank-you to everyone who submitted recipes! We are going to have a cookbook full of a variety of delicious recipes! Currently, we are looking for anyone who would be interested in advertising in our cookbook. That could be either a business card, 1/2 or full page paid advertisement that would be printed in all of the cookbooks we sell. The use of advertisements will help to offset the cost of the cookbook. That means we can raise more money for the church! If you or someone you know would be interested in putting an advertisement in our cookbook, please email Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Thanks again for all of your support!
Our first bottle drive was successful! Over $400 was raised! Thanks to everyone who collected and brought in bottles, and to those who helped with the event, and Marcia Gaudet for leading this fundraiser! Our next bottle drive will be September 11, 10 am till noon, so please continue collecting liquor and wine bottles, wine tetra boxes, plastic bladders from wine boxes, beer bottles and beer cans and spread the word to family and friends.
2020 Climate Change Commitments
1. Plant at least one new tree.
2. Install a solar powered light (rather than electric) in the parking lot.
Due to COVID-19 last year, we put those initiatives on hold. We are happy to report that we have now fulfilled both of these.
A red maple tree was planted at the south end of the parking lot in late May, thanks to the estate of the late Ruth Wood. We will host a dedication service on Sunday September 12 following the morning service. Assuming limited restrictions on outdoor gatherings by September, we are hoping that anyone wishing to attend will be able to.
Our new solar light was installed at the north end of the parking lot on June 16. The light is photo-sensitive and motion-sensitive. So, it only comes on when it is dark and remains dim unless triggered by motion. Now when people come out of the church in the dark, there will some light to help them navigate the parking lot. Thank-you to Grant Kneeshaw (electrician) for his advice and expertise in selecting and installing the light.
Yoga continues on Zoom, Saturdays at 10 am. $10 per class. Anyone interested may contact Art Holden, for Yogi George.
August Finance Feature
Children’s Programing will be starting up again in the fall. It has been a year and a half since we have conducted any children’s ministry programing! But we have been keeping in touch with families by dropping off activities on special occasions.
Programming for children and youth ministry is approximately $50-$100 a month depending on the crafts and activities. Where possible Elizabeth, our Sunday School teacher and youth group leader, will ask for donations of supplies if they are needed. So please keep an eye out in the “News from the Pews” and announcements for those requests.
Second Hand Shop
The Second Hand Shop remains closed for now and we are unable to accept donations for the Shop. Please DO NOT leave items at the church. No one is working in the shop. We look forward to the time when it is safe to open up again and we certainly will let you know when!
Reminder! If at some time you realize that you are no longer receiving the monthly “News from the Pews”, or Rev. Dana’s weekly greetings, remember to check your junk folder. They just might be in there! From time to time, any email could end up in the junk folder for no apparent reason.