JUNE 23RD  2019 

THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL’S

Monday St. Paul’s Pandas @ 7:00 p.m. -    Wyntyn Way

Tuesday St. Paul’s Coffee Time - El Spero @ 10:00 a.m. 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, July 1 Canada Day – Office Closed

July 8 St. Paul’s Pandas @ Millbank

July 15 - 19 VBS week 1

July 29 – Aug. 2 VBS week 2

 

 

 

VBS Update -  Registration for VBS is open. Week 1 (July 15-19)  is full but we have lots of space for week 2 (July 29 - Aug. 2).  Volunteers are still needed.

See Deborah.  

 

Knitting, Sewing and Crocheting - Do you enjoy doing any of these hobbies? We are looking for NEW items for our Holiday Jingle Bazaar in November. Maybe your friends like to keep busy and would like to donate something. This year there will be a Senior's section--bibs, lap blankets, shawls, etc.  Knitted or crocheted animals are popular.  We have crochet cotton for sale 25 cents a ball or 5/$1.00  Get those needles clicking while enjoying the summer which soon will be here!  Carilyn McNaught: 905 827 1828.

 

 

Many Thanks… from The Coplands - On April 1st, we entered a crisis mode when Geoff suffered a heart attack. Complications followed his bypass surgery and his stay in hospital lasted for several weeks. He is

 

home now and making gains with his recovery. We both want to say a heartfelt thanks for everything our church family did (thoughts, prayers, meals, visits, phone calls, cards, emails, encouragement… and a teddy bear) to help us through this difficult time. Love, Geoff and Fay.

 

It's that time again! The Country Store is calling all canners and jam makers! With the late spring, the strawberry season is a little behind this year, but strawberry jam is one of our best sellers. Other favourites are red pepper jelly and chili sauce. Pickles and relish are also appreciated. Candy Allen and Catherine Arcand-Pinette will be looking for your help to make our Country Store a success again this year. Please consider making a contribution. If you would like to donate some preserves, ready-made meals or canned fruit, please email Catherine at cath_glee@hotmail.com. Labels will be available in the UCW mailboxes. Reminders will be made in the fall for items like fudge, candy, soups and frozen meals. Thank you in advance for your support.  Catherine and Candy.

 

Ministry of Casseroles and Soup - Do you like to cook and bake?

Be part of our mission statement ---

the Nurturing Care Committee CONNECTS with those who are experiencing illness, grief, or going through a difficult time in their lives. YOU can ENGAGE by making casseroles, soup, muffins or cookies. Having someone reach out to them with love and care, TRANSFORM that person's day! We supply the containers and then freeze the food. It would be fun if a group gathered at the church, making soup or casseroles. Be part of this wonderful ministry. Please contact Carilyn McNaught, camcaught@Hotmail.com and 905 827 1828.

 

Congratulations to Pat Mason and David Yawney on the birth of their Grandson, Owen Mason Yawney, on May 29th, weighing 7 lb. 7 oz., born to Thomas Yawney and Karen Watts.

 

 

 

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of David Yawney. David passed away on Saturday, June 15th. Please keep Pat and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Visitations will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home on Sunday, June 23rd from 2–4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service of celebration for the life of David will be held here on Monday, June 24th at 2 p.m.

 

The summer is coming and summer is usually a time when YOU get to choose what we sing on Sunday mornings.  Submit your suggestions in the basket in the narthex or by email and Deborah will do her best to fit in as many as she can this summer.

 

"You Asked For It” is back this summer. Do you have a burning question about your faith? Is there a topic that you would like addressed in a sermon? During the month of June, submit your questions or topics in the box in the narthex. During the month of July, Deborah will select a sermon out of the box on Sunday morning and the following Sunday you will hear her preach on it. The first selection will be on June 23rd.

 

From the “Sarah Unit” – Thank you to the ladies of the church for attending the potluck held by the UCW and for your contribution to the success of the event held on Tuesday. Your presence was much appreciated by the speaker and on behalf of work of the Mercy Ships’. Thank you for your support.

 

 

The Book Club held its summer get together at the home of Velma Ivey. It was lovely afternoon with lots of nice goodies and great discussion of the book. The next meeting will be September 5th, at 1:30 p.m.in the Friendship Room. The book is:  Then She Was Gone, by Lisa Jewell. A full list of the books for the year will be on the church website in the next few days.

Important Announcement from Wesley

 

Dear Valued Church Community,

Thank you for your long-standing and generous support. I am writing today with an important update and I ask that you share this information with your church community.

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the closure of the Wesley Day Centre at 195 Ferguson Ave. North. Our landlord, Wesley Community Homes (a separate non-profit), advised us they will not be renewing our lease. As such, the last day of operation will be Friday August 23, 2019.

For many years, this location has served as a community hub for men and women experiencing homelessness and those precariously housed. We know the closure will affect these individuals directly. In order to minimize this impact, we are working closely with the City of Hamilton to ensure current participants are connecting to alternative services in the community.

I would like to sincerely thank you, our valued Church supporters, for your dedicated support for this program and the people accessing the Day Centre. We look forward to your continued support at our new location, including the continuation of the Sunday Dinner program. Details below.

We have been reflecting on the needs of the homeless population and the gaps of services in the Hamilton community. This has led us to decide that our resources are best placed at Vanier Towers and we look forward to your volunteer efforts as this new location.

We will be transitioning the current meal program and supports to the residents of Vanier Towers at 181 Jackson Street West and 95 Hess Street South.

Our services at Vanier Towers will open in August and we will depend on your continued generous support for this to be possible!

 

 

 

Note from June 18 (edited)

 

 *****The proposed closure of Wesley Day Centre was added to the agenda of Thursday’s Emergency and Community Services Committee meeting. The meeting was at Council Chambers at Hamilton City Hall on Thurs. June 20.  

You may have already read Dr. Jill Wiwcharuk’s letter in Saturday’s Hamilton Spectator. If not, it has also been shared on Raise the Hammer: https://raisethehammer.org/article/3650  

“Despite colossal efforts from many fronts, opioid-related deaths in our city continue to increase. The Wesley Day Centre provides a hub of services and hope for many of those on the front lines of this crisis…On behalf of the people I care for in this community, I ask Hamiltonians to speak up and tell the City that you care about these vulnerable people. And I ask the City of Hamilton to help find a solution so that the Wesley Day Centre can continue to provide care for this community in the same holistic and compassionate way it does today.” Dr. Jill Wiwcharuk says.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Andrea Buttars

Manager Resource Development of Wesley