Services at Annesley have resumed!
Annesley’s return to worship on October 17th, celebrating the anniversary of Annesley, was a success. With all protocols in place, the story of our church, past and present was shared. It was wonderful to finally worship together in the sanctuary. The ‘communications gang’ responsible for sound and streaming, thank everyone who attended in person or who watched from home for your understanding as adjustments are made. Rejuvenating the systems will take a little time. Training is progressing. There will be workshops to show all interested individuals how to make the system work so that it will be really useful. We’ll likely have updates to our systems in place in the next two weeks and get them working immediately thereafter. Thanks to Tim, Stacey, and Patti, Mark and Dale for all the crawling around installing things and squinting at screens to make it all work.
THIS Sunday, (October 31st), at 10:30 a.m., we will be holding another church service in the Annesley Sanctuary!
Daylight Saving Time
Don’t forget to adjust your clocks back one hour next Saturday night (November 7th at 2:00 a.m.)
The Christmas Basket Committee will be collecting donations of food items in November and December for the Christmas baskets. A list of requested items:
- Canned Goods
- Peanut Butter & Jam
- Pasta & Sauce
- Pancake Mix & Syrup
- Salmon & Tuna
- Coffee, tea & hot chocolate
- Canned vegetables, beans. Donations will be accepted until December 10th, as the baskets will be packed on December 16th and delivered on December 17th. Cash or gift cards would be happily accepted. Your help will be greatly appreciated for this important Annesley outreach.
ONLINE AUCTION – Thank you!
On behalf of the Membership and Outreach Committee, we would like to thank individuals, families and businesses who donated auction items, trucks, time and muscle for pickups; the many volunteers for their time in cataloguing and photography; staging and labelling items; as well as assisting with the auction preview and pick-up of items purchased. Thank you also to those who purchased items from the auction. These efforts resulted in total proceeds of $10,100! Thank you. Dale and Diane
FundScrip – The next Order date is Sunday , November 21st
Start to plan your Christmas gift card purchases!
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.
Markdale Baptist Church is hosting an event in November that they have invited all local churches to attend. It is called “Knowing Our Legal Times.” Session one looks at our forgotten freedoms and Session two, topics more specifically of interest to Christians.
A November Newsletter is being planned. Submit anything that you waish to have included to the church office by November 22nd. 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 the Church office at 519-986-3019
Centering Prayer has moved to Fridays at 2:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Annesley. Everyone is welcome.