FundScrip-the next order date is Friday, July 23rd
Promotions in July are: Ultramar (2.5%), DeSerres (7%), and The Canadian Brewhouse (10%)
Another ONLINE AUCTION is being planned for September 23rd
The online auction held last October was a resounding success, due to the great quality and quantity of items donated. However, a lot of work was done by just a few people. If anyone would like to help with the appraisal, descriptions and cataloguing of items for the auction, please call the church office at 519-986-3019 or Diane at 519-317-5717
ONLINE AUCTION donations may be delivered to the church between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday during July and until August 14th. Items should be in good working condition, in as new or new condition, and cleaned. A thorough description of items will make it easier for volunteers to catalogue the items for the auction.
Examples of auction items:
- HANDMADE CRAFTS: Knitting, crocheting, quilting, rug hooking, sewing, grapevine wreaths, handmade Christmas décor, jewelry, pottery, paintings, stained glass and woodworking etc.
- USED ITEMS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER-clean and new or like new, small kitchen appliances, chinaware, dishes, vintage or antique collectibles, sports cards, books
- GIFT CERTIFICATES AND GIFT CARDS – These can be purchased through FundScrip
A copy of Annesley’s Summer Newsletter can be opened here:
In the Library
‘Thriving churches in the twenty-first century – 10 life giving systems for vibrant ministry’ Gary McIntosh & Daniel Reeves As churches position themselves for healthy, growing ministry, pastors and church leaders must understand the changes that affect the church. “But more importantly “, Gary McIntosh and Daniel Reeves write, “churches need to focus on being intentional in how they respond.” Using the analogy of the human body, Thriving churches in the twenty-first century explores the ten interacting systems that make up a healthy body. If working together, these life-giving systems, which include spiritual energy, mentoring and intentional evangelism, will help your church experience lasting spiritual growth and robust ministry. Our library is a valuable resource. Keep it viable by using it.
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 contact Jean at 519-986-2702
You are invited to join with the individuals of the Centering Prayer Group on Monday afternoons at 2 p.m. There are no rules. There is no need for preparation. And no signup is required. Only a willingness to rest in a time of quiet, that is shared with others. While we miss meeting in person during these dark times, we welcome everyone in a warm invitation to join us “in the spirit”.
Reusable Cloth Masks
Nancy Edwards has sewn and provided several reusable (washable) masks, to be given to anyone who needs a mask. There are two sizes: Adult (14+), and Children’s (4-12). If you need masks, you are welcome to come to the church office to get them. She also has a pattern and some elastic available, if anyone is interested in sewing some. Thank you, Nancy! *NOTE : If you got your mask at Annesley and you want to convert it into a 3-layer mask, there is an opening in the seam on the inside of the mask. You can insert an extra piece of cloth or coffee filter. Remove the coffee filter before washing and replace with a new one.