No Service on August 14th and August 21st
A reminder that there will be no in-person services or live stream on August 14th and 21st. We will resume services and live streams on August 28th.
The Pastoral Care Team and Membership & Outreach Committee are making some phone calls in the coming weeks. They are calling people to make a connection, and to see how well Annesley has met their needs over the past couple of years with our services etc. If someone calls you, feel free to make suggestions about how we can renew the connections that have been broken in COVID times. We want to get your feedback.
Annesley’s Take-Out Chicken Dinner October 19th
We will be having a take-out Chicken Dinner on Wednesday, October 19th , which would have been the date of our Turkey Supper. A dinner of ½ Chicken, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Bun & Dessert will be picked up between 5 – 7:00 p.m. that day. Tickets ($20.00) are now available at the office.
The following request was received at the office on a flyer this week: NEED HELP! Hello friends! We are a family from Ukraine and left our home because of the war and ended up in wonderful Canada! However, we found ourselves in a difficult situation with housing and we kindly ask you to respond, where you can rent a room or some kind of housing, maybe someone can provide a place near the house for our trailer. In general, we will consider all options, please respond! We really want to live in Markdale! 782-324-2465, firstname.lastname@example.org , WhatsAPP +380 63 530 1559
Furniture and Household items Required
The Women’s Shelter of Owen Sound called to advise that a woman that is moving to Markdale is in need of ALL types of furniture and household goods. If you have anything that you would like to donate, please contact the Church office, and we will advise the Women’s Shelter.
FundScrip – Next Order date is Sunday, August 28th
August promotions include Bar Burrito (12%), Pet Smart (5%). Petro Canada, Chevron and St. Louis Bar & Grill have been added to the available cards!
Task Force Volunteers needed
It is not too late to volunteer to help with one of the tasks identified in the Visioning Committee’s Interim Report. Your ideas and help are needed!
Changes to COVID Policies at Annesley
As many of you know, the Provincial Government continues to lift mask mandates in many sectors. The Reopening Committee feels at this time that masks at Annesley will now be optional. The requirement to show proof of vaccination has also been removed. The only time that you will be required to wear a mask is when singing. Also, please feel free to stand when singing. Lastly, we are hoping that coffee hour can return in September. Of course, due to the changing nature of COVID-19 and the new normal waves of infection, this could all change in the future. Thank you to all for your adherence to the many safety measures that have been put in place over the last several months.
Grey County Cares
Support our Ukrainian refugees in Grey County by buying a button for $10 or more – donations go directly to Ukrainian refugees in Grey County. Sponsored by the Rotary Club. Buttons are in the office or in the Narthex on Sundays.
Centering Prayer will meet occasionally during the summer. Contact Lynn at 519-986-3707 for details.
The Annesley Garden Club
The Annesley Gardeners are looking for anyone who would like to meet on Tuesday mornings to work in the Annesley Gardens. No experience necessary, just an interest in plants and working in the outdoors. Call Noreen Brodie at 519-986-3162 for more information.
2021 Annual Report
A copy of the Annual Report is HERE: 2021 Annual Report-ANNUAL-REPORTDownload
Emergency Response — Ukraine
On February 24th, the armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine erupted, costing precious lives and creating a humanitarian crisis as people flee from the conflict. The U.N. estimates that hundreds of thousands of people, displaced from their homes, are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Many have lost friends and loved ones, struggle to meet their basic needs, and face an uncertain future.
You can help. Right now, people urgently need shelter, clean water, food, and medical attention.
Please show your support by making a gift today:
-Phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
-Send a cheque or money order to: The United Church of Canada Philanthropy Unit – Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Please be sure to note “Emergency Response—Ukraine” on the face of your cheque. Note: As part of the United Church’s Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief, with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an important part of Annesley’s outreach. Warm and cozy shawls are given to those of the congregation and community who are bereaved or seriously ill. The appropriate yarn must be purchased. If you would like to help, put your donation in an envelope marked Prayer Shawl and your name and send it to the church office. If you know anyone in the community who would benefit from receiving a prayer shawl, please call the office at 519-986-3019.