1st July, 2022 Announcements

You are welcome to join us July 3rd in Person!!

If you feel unwell, or cannot attend in person, the services are live streamed at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, and will be posted to the YouTube channel for future viewing. To watch the Annesley Sunday Services on YouTube:  Annesley United Church’s YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnesleyUnitedChurch


July 17th Hymn Sing Service

Mark Sunday , July 17th on your calendars. The Lay Worship Team is planning a Hymn Sing Service! They are sure to include all of your favourite hymns, so plan to take part!

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.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer will meet occasionally during the summer. Contact Lynn at 519-986-3707 for details.

Help Needed

You can play a vital role in Annesley’s future but we need your help! Now that the Board and congregation have accepted the Visioning Team’s Interim Report and recommendations, we must start the work now! Yes, it will be work, but it can be fun and satisfying to see the accomplishments of our work.

A Building Steering Committee comprised of representatives of the Property Committee, Visioning Team and volunteers will oversee the completion of each of the seven tasks identified in the Interim Report:

Task #1- Renovations of the kitchen

Task #2-Address accessibility…particularly the lower level

Task#3-Set a rental fee structure for building /area/room rentals

Task #4 and #5-Marketing and Promotion of the varied rental options

including brochures and website

Task #6- regarding the implications Staffing needs to meet the increased demands of rentals

Task #7-Consultation with a chartered accountant regarding the implications of increasing rental income

Volunteers are also needed to assist with a thorough tidying and clean up of the clutter in the church.

Please carefully and prayerfully consider your role, gifts, skills, knowledge, expertise and time in this grand venture and submit your name to Patti or any member of the Visioning Team and the area(s) that you can offer any assistance. Thank you for your consideration!

 The Visioning Team:  Kathy Fraser, Dale Beare, Jill Lawford, Lynn Wyvill, Bill Legate, Lacy Sciamanna

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.

Hike For Hospice – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Annesley team in the Hike for Hospice on May 29th.  They raised $730 cash, plus $270 from the Canada Helps website, for a total of $1000!!

The participants are pictured here. Thank you!

FundScrip – Next Order date is Sunday, July 24th

The order form has been updated, so click on the link or the image below to get the newest version:


Harriston Meat Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Harriston Meat Packers fund raiser.  $2,563 was raised for the Annesley General Fund !               

New in the library

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen – Mark Nepo                                   Having experienced hearing loss, Nepo affirms that listening is one of the most mysterious and challenging art forms. “Whatever difficulty you face, there are time-tried ways you can listen your way through. Listening is the doorway to everything that matters.”  This remarkable guide unpacks the many ways we are called to redefine ourselves and to name what is meaningful as we face challenges.

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

Annesley’s Latest Newsletter is Here!


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:

-Online https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/conflict-ukraine   via our secure donation page.                                                                                     

-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.

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