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Don't miss it! The Bazaar is back again on Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This is your chance to find bargains and treasures, whether you are looking for books, furniture, jewellry, baking, preserves, china, small appliances, clothes for adults and kids, toys, etc. If you know the bazaar, then you know that some of the 'etc' will be the best finds. Of course, the silent auction will be full of treasures and the Copper Kettle will be serving up coffee and muffins all day and lunch from mid-morning until we are done.
The United Church of Canada's Mission and Service Fund has passed along their thanks to the Woodroffe congregation for their generous contributions to the M&S Fund in 2013. The M&S Fund supports national and global partners in their work, as well as local organizations such as Centre 507 on Bank Street, the Carleton University Ecumenical Chaplaincy, and Ottawa West End Community Chaplaincy.
The Woodroffe M&S committee would also like to thank the congregation for their ongoing support of the Fund.
A congregation meeting is called by the Ottawa Presbytery to meet on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:15 am after worship for the following purposes:
1. To adopt a report from the Joint Needs Assessment Committee that supports moving to one full time minister with additional quarter time pastoral care;
2. To request Ottawa Presbytery declare two vacancies and approve a Joint Search Committee;
3. To elect members to the search committee; and
4. To give notice to the incumbent minister, the Rev. Matt Gallinger, of a change in pastoral relations due to changing ministry needs of the congregation.
This meeting is open to all, however, only those in full membership of Woodroffe United Church may vote on the decisions. Normally, voting for pastoral relations matters is by Ballot and the Ballot will be used to approve the recommendations of the Joint Needs Assessment Committee and for the Notice of a Change in Pastoral Relations; other votes may be decide by a show of hands. David Stafford, Pastoral Relations, Ottawa Presbytery.
The WUC Council met on Tuesday September 16 and passed the motion to recommend the JNAC report to the congregation. Electronic copies can be obtained from the office and a very few paper copies have been made which can also be obtained from the office.
Woodroffe United Café
WUC Café won’t be serving any coffee this week! Instead of café, we'll be enjoying vino. Please join us in the Friendship Room for a wine tasting presentation from a wine consultant with Groovy Grapes. You will be treated to a unique wine tasting experience with insider information about the wines you will sample and learn how wine is sold in Canada. Cleanse your palate and get ready to experience four wines from the Groovy Grapes' collection. Light snacks will also be provided.
Feed the Hungry
September is a DIFFICULT month for many of our families. After school supplies and fees are paid there is little money left for food. For the next few Sundays, until Thanksgiving, the Local Outreach Committee is asking the congregation to donate food items to help fill the shelves of our local food pantries to help with the increased demands. This is also the perfect time to donate fresh produce, vegetables and fruit. Please consider adding any of these to your grocery order. You can bring your donation into the church any time this month and place it in the food box in the Narthex. Help make this the best food drive ever.
We need YOU to make the Bazaar a success. *Please set aside treasures and baked goods to sell. Bring in your good quality items at the end of September and tell everyone you know that this is can’t miss event!! To Volunteer: Sign up in the Narthex; or email email@example.com
Please mark your calendars for October 19th following the service when we will be sorting items –free lunch provided!
*Please NO sofa beds, microwaves, window accessories, text books, Readers’ Digest condensed books, televisions, sporting goods, computers or unsalable items.
Coffee Coordinators Needed
Mary Frances is looking for coffee coordinators for the Fall. If you want to volunteer to coordinate (set up, serve and clean up), please let me know. The following dates are still available: October 12(Thanksgiving), November 2, November 23, December 7, and December 14. By the way, snacks are NOT a requirement. They should be only on special Sundays.
Jubilee Unit of the UCW
The Jubilee Unit of the UCW will meet on Wednesday October 1 at 7:30 in the Friendship Room. Our speaker will be Cathryn Morgan, a member of our congregation, who has written a best-selling children's book about pain called GrrrOUCH! Pain is Like a Grouchy Bear. Come out and hear Cat's experiences associated with conceiving, writing and sharing this book with young people, and her own techniques for coping with chronic pain. All women of the congregation are welcome.
Sunday service at 10:00
Church School (Sep-Jun) at 10:00