EDUCATION WORKSHOP ON BREAST CANCER PREVENTION WHERE: Orleans United Church WHEN: Sunday, October 21 TIME: After service to 12:45 QUESTIONS: Andrea Fisher, OUC Parish Nurse
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of mortality in women globally. You are invited to attend this free workshop which includes up-to-date information from Cancer Care Ontario and the Canadian Cancer Society. There will be an expert speaker from the Champlain Regional Cancer Program. Take Action and Help Fight Breast Cancer
WG40 The working group for the 40th anniversary (WG40), under the auspices of the Communications and Worship teams, is keen to start working on ideas to celebrate OUC’s 40th throughout 2019, BUT it needs input from you! If you have ideas to share, please send them to Marni Hunt-Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop a note off to the Office, along with your name and contact details.
WG40 TIDBIT Our church was known as Convent Glen United Church from January 1979 to March 1981.
40TH ANNIVERSARY QUILT The quilt blocks are made, ready for your contribution. For $10 you may choose a block. We will supply a pen to write on fabric (permanent ink). Write or print your signature or print your favourite saying in the space. Funds will go to the Tower Take-Down. If you have questions contact Gloria McArthur (email@example.com).
LADIES’ NIGHT OUT Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 pm. Welcome to all women – good food, great fellowship. Note different venue: Gabriel’s Pizza on St. Joseph. Reservation is in Joan’s name, Table 2. Looking forward to seeing you. A response would be appreciated, so she can confirm number of seats. Thank you! (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2018 GIVING THANKS ROAST BEEF DINNER (ALL YOU CAN EAT) The dinner will be held Saturday October 20 at 5:30 pm. The cost is $20.00 per adult or $50.00 for a family (children under 16). Tickets are available at the church Office (613.837.4321), by contacting Roger Morin (email@example.com, 613.276.0183), or in the Hall after the service. Come and join us for some great fellowship and some of the best roast beef and homemade pies in town. We will also need 38 pies. If you can help with a couple of pies please sign up on the bulletin board in the Hall near the Kitchen.
CORRECTION Last week it was mentioned here that the Rev. Jamie Gosse was OUC’s first minister. In fact he was our second – the Rev. Joanne Barr was our first. We apologize for the error.
IDENTITY FORMATION AND FAITH Wednesday, October 17, 7 pm in the Hall. A new life stage called Emerging Adulthood is delaying identity formation and entry into adulthood. New Canadian research, Renegotiating Faith, looks at this delay in identity formation and what it means for faith formation. Lead researcher Rick Hiemstra will present the research findings and walk us through practical ways we can help our young adults stay connected to church and faith.
SANCTUARY HELPERS NEEDED Could you spare an hour or two once a month to tidy the sanctuary? This involves straightening out the pews, watering plants, and polishing the brass (if needed). Please contact Shirley Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org, 613.841.5143).
THANKSGIVING TURKEY CARCASSES Turkey carcasses are needed to make turkey soup stock for the Bazaar. If you have one after the weekend, please bring it, wrapped in plastic, and place it in the refrigerator sometime during the next two weeks.
BAZAAR FROZEN FOOD ADVANCE SALES Drop by the table in the Hall after the service to place your order for tourtières, soups and other delicious food made by OUC’s talented cooks. Order early and you won’t be disappointed. We even have gluten-free tourtières this year. Email Ken Richardson (email@example.com) for more information or to place orders.
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT It is with great happiness and much love that we offer our congratulations to Kathryn Mitchell and Luke Rolph and their children Whitney and Henry as they celebrate their wedding day this weekend in Stratford! May God bless this beautiful family all their days!
NEW CANCER FUNDRAISER This year volunteers have decided not to participate in the Relay for Life as the Orleans event was merged with the Quebec and Ottawa ones and moved to the west end. Instead we are trying something new and simpler. Join us for the Blackburn Hamlet Cancer Chase! Raise funds to do a 5 km walk or run on the lovely paths of Blackburn Hamlet on Sunday October 14 at 9 am. If you are interested, email Sarah Benfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
LINNEA GOOD will be leading in worship on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm at Queenswood United Church, 360 Kennedy Lane East. They are asking only for a freewill offering but tickets will be required as they have limited space. See Kim in the Office. Linnea is an engaging, energizing singer/songwriter, and storyteller who will provide an evening of celebrating our God that will remain with you for a long time after. For information about Linnea Good go to https://www.linneagood.com/about1-c181o.
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL CONGREGATIONS FOLLOWING THE TORNADOES We continue to hold all people affected by the tornadoes in our prayers, and specifically lift up the United Church congregations of Carp-Dunrobin and Knox Pastoral Charges. These congregations have suggested that if people would like to offer tangible support, cash donations to the Red Cross or local Food Banks would be most helpful. People may also volunteer for clean-up crews daily at West Carleton High School. There is also discussion about churches donating trees to plant to repopulate devastated areas – we will keep on top of plans.
ANNUAL ECUMENICAL TIME OF SHARING AND PREPARATION for the 2019 World Day of Prayer services will be held on Saturday October 27 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive at Cunningham Ave. Focus country: Slovenia; Theme: “Come. Everything is Ready”. Also, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, Executive Director, Catherine MacKeil, will make a presentation. Registration at the door: $5.00. For further information contact Rosalie (613.736.0232) or Lise (613.723.0465) or e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week at OUC
Sunday October 7 Girls on the Spectrum Drop-in Lounge/Nursery, 1 pm
Monday October 8 Thanksgiving Monday – Office closed
Scouting, 6:15 pm
Tuesday October 9 Bazaar Crafting – Library, 9:30 am
Meat Pie making – Kitchen, 9 am
Wednesday October 10 Men’s Breakfast – Gabriel’s Restaurant, 7 am
Thursday October 11 Java Jive – Library, 10 am
Senior Choir – Sanctuary, 7:30 pm
Friday October 12 Coffee & Conversation, Library, 9 am
Meat Pie making – Kitchen, 9 am
FOOD BANK FOCUS FOR OCTOBER See posters on the doors.
THE BOOK CLUB will be hosting an author day on October 23 from 1 to 3 pm in the Sanctuary and the Library. Our guest author is Linda Wiken who has written two series of murder mysteries. Two of the books are called Toasting up Trouble from the Dinner Club Mysteries series and A Killer Read from the Ashton Corners Book Club series. Come join us and bring friends. For more information, contact Annemarie Humenuk (email@example.com).
CENTRE 507 is a drop-in program for women and men in downtown Ottawa. They have named this month “Socktober” – they are looking for extra donations of white socks, underwear and long underwear. Regular donations of jam, regular ground coffee, soap, razors, toothbrushes and other personal supplies for the Centreare also needed, and may be put in the marked container in main OUC entrance.
NAMETAGS If you are interested in obtaining an OUC nametag (gold background, plastic holder, magnetic clip), the cost is $10 and you can leave your name with the Office. Of course, you are welcome to wear any name tag you already have at home!
PRAYER MINISTRY Confidential prayer requests can be sent to ouc.prayersforall @rogers.com.
REIMBURSEMENT FOR OUC PURCHASES BY VOLUNTEERS If you find yourself having to purchase supplies for our church, there are several ways you can be reimbursed (please note: all requests for reimbursement must be approved by the appropriate committee chair):
- ask Kim in the Office for a petty cash advance which will be provided either in cash or cheque depending on the amount of the request. Then submit applicable receipts and return any remaining cash to her.
- purchase the item yourself and then submit receipts to Kim. Reimbursement will be either by cash or cheques depending on the amount.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak with Kim who can also provide you with a detailed copy of the process. Should you not wish to be reimbursed for any church related purchases, you are still encouraged to submit receipts to Kim so you can receive an in-kind donation tax receipt.
ASSISTED LISTENING A portable FM radio with headphones allows you to listen on 95.7 Mhz.
VIDEOS OF OUC SERMONS In an attempt to further share God’s goodness and reach some of our congregation who are not able to be present in worship, we are posting sermon videos on our OUC YouTube channel. Go to http://orleansunitedchurch.com/sermons-2/video-sermons/. Please note that the videos do not contain images of anyone in the pews, attending the services.
JOYFUL YARN meets every second Wednesday, 7 pm in the Lounge. Open to all. The next meeting will be on October 17.
CHURCH CALENDARS The United Church calendar is now available. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, let Kim know by November 1. The cost is $7 each. Order yours today!
PARKING is allowed on Orleans Blvd. (in front of the Church) on Sunday mornings
SUPPORT OUC FINANCIALLY:
- October 14 will be our next Second Sunday Social at Boston Pizza, following the service. All are welcome to attend. 15% of your total will be given back to OUC. Please ensure you write OUC on the receipt and leave it at the hostess counter.
- GIFT CARDS Superstore/Independent/No Frills/Loblaws; Metro/Food Basics; Farm Boy; Tim Hortons and Sobeys gift cards are available each Sunday in the Hall or during Office hours. There is no cost to you. OUC receives a percentage for each card we sell. Empty Farm Boy cards can be returned to the church to earn an additional 1%.
- Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) Your weekly givings can be offered through an automatic withdrawal by contacting Winston Babin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Welcome Team We are looking for people to join our Welcome Team, making OUC a more friendly place through serving as a greeter or usher, or at our welcome table or coffee hour on Sunday morning. If you are interested in helping out with any of these vital ministries, please contact Rev. Molly.
- Drivers: C.S.T. is looking for individuals who are willing to pick up congregants on Sunday morning for church on an occasional basis. Contact the Office if you can help.
- Ushers: We are looking for people to join our ushering team. If you are interested in this important welcoming ministry, please email Mark (email@example.com).
- Coffee Hour: We need volunteers to make coffee/tea/muffins for Coffee Hour after church – a new sign-up sheet is posted beside the coffee urn in the Hall. (Lin and Mike, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613.837.6720).
- Audio-visual presentations: looking for persons who would like to learn how to operate the audio, video and PowerPoint systems used every Sunday morning and on special events such as weddings. Training will be provided. Come and make use of your creative skills. Contact David Patterson (email@example.com ).
- Attention Photographers: We are looking for scenic pictures around Orleans that we can project on Sunday morning as part of the service PowerPoint presentation. Please email large picture files directly to David (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UCC NEWS Hello to all. I am coordinating the covenanting service on behalf of the Presbytery Executive for Rev. Stephanie Bates at St. Andrews, Cumberland United Church. I am writing to you with a special invitation to attend as neighbouring churches. The service is planned for 3 pm on Sunday October 21 at St. Andrews, Cumberland. I hope that you might be able to attend this joyous occasion. Many thanks, Patricia Hassard