You are welcome to join us July 31st at 10:30 a.m. 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
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.
WDA is a youth dance company that focuses on the creation and performance of new contemporary dance works to share with the communities of Grey Bruce. This year’s summer program, Headspaces, features two young company dancers performing a small collection of pieces surrounding mental health, anxiety, grief, and hope. Come and see them on August 7th: 2pm at Annesley United Church or 6pm at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound! Admission is by donation, all proceeds to Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services. Suggested donation $10.
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) will be available for sale soon!
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.
FundScrip – Next Order date is Sunday, August 28th
The order form has been updated, so click on the link or the image below to get the newest version:
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!
Centering Prayer will meet occasionally during the summer. Contact Lynn at 519-986-3707 for details.
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!
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 !
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.