ONLINE AUCTION – September 23rd!
Thank you to everyone who contributed items for the upcoming ONLINE AUCTION The response has been amazing! We have more than twice as many lots as the auction held last year. Volunteers are busy taking photographs and writing descriptions to be posted to the Snyder’s Sydenham Auction/Rockford Auction website. 10,000 subscribers will be able to view the items and begin bidding soon. To take part, go to www.sydenhamauction.com/onlineauctions and follow the links to register. When our auction is added, we will advise when bidding can begin. If you have any questions, call the office at 519-986-3019 or Diane at 519-317-5717
The Church Office will be closed the week of August 23rd
Messages and e-mails will be checked daily
After careful consideration, the organizers have decided NOT to hold the Craft Sale/Bazaar this year. Hopefully in 2022!
Conversation Café Bereavement Support Group
The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce will be hosting a bereavement support group beginning Tuesday, August 31st, for 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings via Zoom. It is open to anyone who has experienced a loss through death. Registration is limited. For more information, email Rev. Jan Temples-Jones, B.A., M. Div. at Grey Bruce Health Services at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Library
Reflections on Emancipation and Anti-Black Racism in Canada Just published in 2021, this booklet contains thoughtful contributions and articles from blog submissions on www.unitedagainstracism.ca The website was given as a gift to the church to bring awareness to the relevance of Emancipation in the Canadian context. This is an invitation to consider how slavery in Canada has been “white-washed” to the point where many of us are unaware that it once existed in our country. A provocative and challenging read. “This book has helped me learn more about the history of slavery in Canada and reflect on how forms of slavery continue.”- Rev. Trisha Elliott, The United Church of Canada
Our library is a valuable resource. Keep it viable by using it.
Annesley’s Summer Newsletter is here:
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.