Church Life and Work

Please note if you’re contacting Stu McCutcheon through e-mail, that he has a new e-mail and his old one no longer works.

Bible Study continues on Wed. nights from 7-9 p.m. at TUC. Come explore the book of Exodus.

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

THANKS! to those who volunteered to greet and do the Church Sign. We only need greeters for July 22nd & 29th! If able to help please let Elaine Clays know at 519-461-1065 or The Church Sign list is complete.

We still need someone to fill in for July 8th & Dec. 9th for coffee hour at Thorndale United. Please contact Pat Jones if you are interested in either of these dates.

Are you Interested in going to see “Canada 151 – Better Late Than Sorry” @ Huron Country Playhouse on Sat. July 14th for a 7:30 p.m. show? Thorndale Zion United Churches are organizing a group to go to the theatre and possibly out for dinner before. If we have a group of 20 or more a discount is available on tickets! Cost will be about $42 per person. We will be car pooling. Please let John Elliott know if you’re interested.

Prayer Night – Wednesday 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.

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.

Feb. 25Th – As part of Zion United Church’s Anniversary this year there will be a joint service at Zion at 10:15 a.m. Rev Tracy Crick-Butler is the guest speaker. There will be coffee following the service. There will be more joint services throughout the year at Zion – stay tuned for more details.

Sat. Mar. 3rd – Trivia night at TUC! Doors open at 7 p.m., trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. $20 per person – tables of 8 – create your own team or join a table! Refreshments and snacks. Reserve your spot by calling 519-609-6132 or e-mail If anyone would like to donate sandwiches speak with Sarah or Kevin. 

Wed. Mar. 7th – Thorndale Council meeting 7:30 Sun. Mar. 11th – Church Chat deadline!

Tues. Mar. 13Th – Thorndale UCW meeting beginning at 10 a.m. Roll Call: Name your favourite hymn. Please bring a donation for local Foodgrains project – cheques payable to “Good Neighbour Project” (receipts will be issued) LUG A MUG!

Sun. Mar. 18th Joint Worship @ Zion, 10:15 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Jane Van Patter followed by Thorndale Zion Annual Curling Bonspeil at the Lind Sportsplex in St. Marys.  Cost is $10 to curl. Curling from 3 – 5 p.m., followed by Potluck Supper for curlers and spectators.  Please bring potluck dish to share as well as dishes and cutlery.   To register please phone Geoff Clays @ 519-461-1065. Please bring indoor running shoes or curling shoes – children will need helmets.

Save the date! Sat. Mar. 24th – Food Handlers Course will be offered. This is for the full day. If you are involved in catering of any kind, this is for you. More details coming!

Save the date! Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be July 9 – 13, 2018 – 9:00 – noon at Thorndale United Church.  All children welcome – Jr. Kindergarten – Grade 6 $25.00 per child – $75.00 for family of 3 or more. Yvonne, contact person 519-461-0067 or

If you have anything you would like on the Thorndale Church sign for the month of Feb., please contact Bill or Chris Tipping. Thanks to Geoff & Elaine Clays for looking after in Jan.

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.

MAGAZINE REMINDER – Don’t forget there are Recent Magazines & Christian Romance novels downstairs for sale at Thorndale for a bargain price of 50 cents each. This is a fundraiser for Thorndale UCW. Thanks for your support!!!!!

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Middlesex Presbytery Resource Centre at Dundas Street Centre United Church are open Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  We also look forward to seeing you at our book displays at the various events coming up this Fall. 

Wed. Feb. 28Th – Middlesex Presbyterial Annual UCW meeting at Richard’s Memorial United Church360 Edgeworth Ave., London. “Sustaining Hope” – Entertainment by Lord Nelson Public School Choir, Guest Speaker is Rev. Pam Cullen. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Fee of $25 is due to Chris by Tues. Feb. 13th Come meet friends, new and old for a day filled with fun, food and fellowship! Registration and Coffee begins at 8:30 a.m. Parking available across Clark Rd.

Fri. Mar. 2nd – World Day of Prayer at St. John’s Anglican Church, Arva at 1:00 p.m.  Lunch to follow service – everyone welcome! 

Tues. Mar. 6thSiloam United Church’s Healing and Wellness committee invites you to attend a presentation about “Gardening for Healing and Wellness” from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd. E. London. There is no charge to attend, but please phone the church office to register 519-455-9201 (Erin) so we can plan accurately for numbers. The presenter is Jennifer Grant, a gardening therapist who works here in London.

Sat. Mar. 17th Come and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the Thames Centre Community Choir at the Dorchester Optimist Youth Centre, 1653 Richmond Street in Dorchester. Enjoy a hearty beef stew, accompanied by a garden salad, fresh biscuits and an array of home baked desserts. A variety of beverages will be available. The choir will be joined by Karen Schatner-Mitchell on the accordion. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner at 6 pm, followed by the usual St. Paddy’s Day merriment of singing, clapping and toe-tapping with the occasional bit of Irish humour thrown in! Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased from choir members or by calling 519-461-1679.