Church Life and Work

It’s Time To Cram The Container! CEDASS is collecting items for South Sudan, such as: Books, Bibles & School Supplies, Clothing for all ages, including underwear, especially 5-12 years, Tents, Medical Supplies, Shoes, Sports Items, Cutlery, Pots & Pans, Bikes, Kiln-Dried Lumber, Steel, Generators, Tools. If you have any items you would like to see being put to good use, please contact Stewart McCutcheon to donate or sell @ 519-461-9417 or e-mail

Each year we invite a guest speaker to share with us their mission and outreach story. This happens on the Sunday before VBS . This spring it will be July 21,2020. Do you have a story to share of a mission trip you went on or an experience of outreach you had locally? Perhaps someone you know has a story. We would like to hear it! Please contact Pam Wilcox to arrange being our guest speaker.

Teen Confirmation Class Classes will be offered in the New Year for any teens in grade 9 or higher who would like to explore their faith and deepen their God roots. Dates and times will be selected to best meet the availability of those in the group. This opportunity also includes a teen weekend away at Pierce Williams Retreat Center Feb 21 to 23. Please contact Pastor Pam if you have a teen or are a teen who would like to participate by Dec 30. or call 519 609 6132

ELUCO Christmas family – if anyone would care to donate cash toward gifts for our ELUCO family this year please give to Pastor Pam or place on the offering plate, clearly marked ELUCO family. Thank you for sharing this Christmas season.

Please note that the new phone number for the Joint Charge is 519-609-6132 For many reasons the Joint Board has decided to use a much less expensive and far more flexible internet service. You will be able to connect with the person you need or leave a message if you prefer! We hope you will find this system more effective in reaching us!

Sun. Dec. 8ThZion Christmas potluck following the service. Bring your favourite potluck dish to share. Extend an invitation to family members and friends to come and join us in this time of fellowship.

Sun. Dec. 8th – Thorndale Coffee time preceding the service.  Thorndale United is also collecting donations for the Food Bank.

Tues. Dec. 10Th – Thorndale UCW meeting begins @ 10:00 a.m. Roll Call: Bring your favourite Christmas decoration or ornament & tell why it’s your favourite. *Please bring a gift for Rotholme (Men, women & children). Catered lunch $16 – contact to reserve. Coin contest announcement! LUG A MUG!

Sat. Dec. 14Th – Shake the Sugar Tree Christmas Open House at TUC from 10 – 3. Lots of vendors for your last minute gifts, UCW Tea Room, Raffle Draws.

Fri. Dec. 20Th – Rose’s piano students Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Please bring donations for the local Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Tues. Dec. 24Th – Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m. If you contributed to the Memorial Poinsettias in the Sanctuary, please remember to take one home following the Service.

Prayer Night Tuesdays from 6 – 7 p.m. @ TUC. Bible study Tuesdays 7 – 9  p.m. Open to all!

If you have anything you would like on the Thorndale Church sign for the month of Nov. please contact Geoff and Elaine Clays.

7UP Youth Group – If you are in grade 7 or higher come and hang out with us on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. We enjoy some God talk, games, food and fun!  Beginning Oct. 2, we will meet on Wednesdays.

“Magazines! Magazines! Get your gently read Magazines! 2 for $1!! Better selection than the supermarket! You can find them on the table and shelf in the fellowship hall. Self serve!” Get your recipe fix and seasonal decorating ideas while supporting the UCW’s fundraiser!

Prayer Night – Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. is an open time to receive prayer or pray for others. Come as you are, pray aloud or silently. Prayer requests can be emailed to ; left in an envelope on offering plate marked “prayer” or deposited into the green Prayer Request mailbox by side door of TUC.

Please note – if you have submissions for bulletin announcements, let Chris know by Thurs. of each week, by 2 p.m. or call 519-461-0605

Prayer Shawls/Blanket – We continue to bless hurting people through this ministry. Please consider taking a shawl or blanket to someone you know who can be blessed knowing that God loves them and they are being prayed for. if you enjoy knitting, crocheting or tying knots please consider making a shawl or blanket. Supplies are available. Talk to Pam.

REVAMPED LENDING LIBRARY located at Thorndale United Church, open to all at TZUC. The old books that filled the shelves have been removed and there is space for new reading material! Please consider donating gently used CHRISTIAN  books or a financial donation for our team to purchase new books. (leave on offering plate in envelope marked LIBRARY) Everything that goes on the shelf can be freely borrowed and returned when you have finished with it. We are interested in children’s books too!!

Thorndale Accoustic Society is back!    Come and listen or join in singing or playing your musical instrument from 7 – 10 p.m. every Tues. night in Thorndale United Church Fellowship Hall. $3 donation toward expenses.

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VON  Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Supportive Care and Bereavement Programs in Middlesex County.  Services are free and referrals can come from anyone – health team, family, self, etc. at any point in your journey.  Our program is open to anyone in Middlexex County with support being available in the community, hospital or long-term care settings.  For more information contact:  Meagan Alexander – Supportive Care Coordinator 519-245-3170 Ext. 227 or 1-800-265-7058 Mon. - Fri. 8:30 – 4:30, 274 Head St. N. Strathroy, ON or e-mail:

Sat. Dec. 7Th – Ding, Dong Merrily on High at Wesley Knox United Church at 8 p.m. Glorious gospel & traditionsl Christmas music with Denise Pelley, the Wesley Knox Choir, Stephen Holowitz & band. Adults $20, children 6-12 $5. Tickets/info or 519-673-4803