Announcements

Church Life and Work

“YOU” can help with life of our church by volunteering to Greet at the door or do the Church Sign (August, September, October & November).   If you are interested in one or both of these opportunities please contact Elaine Clays (519-461-1065) or claysg@sympatico.ca

Are you looking for a way to serve in your congregation? Thorndale UC needs two people to join an experienced team of conveners for the Annual Ham and Strawberry Supper. This team has 5 members from Zion and currently only 4 from Thorndale. Together this team coordinates the responsibilities with a labour force of over 50 people. (it takes a lot of hands to put on a dinner of this scope). Come and learn from the wisdom and experience of the team. Make new friends. Work with some great people!  Please contact Yvonne Elliott 519-461-0067 or Pam Wilcox 519-609-6132 if you are interested.

Save the dates! July 13 – 17 – Thorndale United Church – 9:00 – noon.  $25.00/child or $75.00/family of three or more. Thank you for your interest in our past programs and we are hoping you and/or your family members are again this year.

Save the dates – Social co ordinator, John Elliott has 2 events planned for this summer. Sun. July 12 @ 2 p.m. – Buying the Farm at Drayton Theatre & Sun. Aug. 23 @ 2 p.m. – A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline at Huron Country Playhouse II. Contact John if you are interested in either outing. More details will be coming.

Tuesdays Prayer Night from 6 – 7 p.m. @ TUC.

Tuesdays Bible Study 7 – 9  p.m. Open to all!

If you have anything you would like on the Thorndale Church sign for the month of Mar. please contact Mary Chowen.   Thanks to Stu McCutcheon.Geofffor looking after in Feb.

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!

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

Wednesday 7UP Youth Group 6:30 to 8:30 p.m – open to all in grade 7 or higher. Come and hang out with us. We enjoy some God talk, games, food and fun! 

“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 prayer@tzuc.ca ; 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. chris@tipping.ca 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.

Wider Church Family

If you enjoy the observer articles you may love their on-line documentaries. Go to www.ucobserver.org/video

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: meagan.alexander@von.ca

Sun. Mar. 1stAilsa Craig United Church is raising funds for Building Accessibility by selling Raffle Tickets for a meat draw @ $5 per ticket. Contact – Bethrobinson@hotmail.com

Sun. Mar. 8th – Carol Thiessen, Senior Policy Adviser for Canadian Food Grains Bank from Winnipeg, is speaking at Dorchester United Church at 10 a.m.

The Wearable Art Sale 2020 – A show of original, unique pieces that can be worn, including garments, purses, hats, scarves, jewellery, and more. Dates and times: Mar. 13, 5 to 9 pm with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., Mar. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mar. 15, from 12 to 3 p.m. Location: First-St. Andrew’s United Church 350 Queens Ave, London at the corner of Queens and Waterloo. All works are hand made by London area artisans. No admission charge. Church is fully accessible. Free on-street parking. More details at www.wearableartsale.com Funds raised will help support the work of First-St. Andrew’s United Church and My Sister’s Place.

Wed. Mar. 25thDorchester United Church is hosting an information Session on Planned Legacy Giving. We are inviting United Churches in the surrounding area to join us for a light lunch at noon followed by a talk with Dave Jagger, Stewardship & Gifts Officer with the United Church. We are asking interested folks to register so that we have enough food and resources available.