You are welcome to join us May 8th in Person!!
COVID-19 Protocols (Masks, No singing, Distancing, Pre-screening and vaccine verification at the door).
If you feel unwell, or are not comfortable attending 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
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The Harriston Packers meat order is going in first thing on Monday morning, so if you missed the Friday deadline, you can still place an order. Orders and payment can be handed in at the Sunday service, or placed in the mail slot to the right of the office door. Delivery will be on Friday May 13th.
The Annesley Woodworkers’ Guild is meeting on Wednesday May 11th
The Woodworkers are meeting in Fellowship Hall at 7:00pm. Bring your new projects. Maybe a new woodworker video will be shown. Masks and Distance still observed. Call Mark 519-986-4390 or Doug 519-986-3393
The Knit Wits
The Knit Wits are meeting in the Parlour tomorrow (May 9th) at 1:30 p.m.
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.
FundScrip – Next Order date is Sunday, May 29th
May promotions are: Walmart (3.5%), The Ultimate Dining Card (Harvey’s, Montana’s, etc. 10%) The order form has been updated, so make sure you are using the 2022 version.
2021 Annual Report
A copy of the Annual Report is HERE: 2021 Annual Report-ANNUAL-REPORTDownload
Annesley’s Latest Newsletter is Here! A May Newsletter is being planned
If there is anything that you would like to have included, please have it into the office by Tuesday, May 24th
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.
The Grey Highlands Fire Department
Reminds you to CHECK YOUR ALARMS! Test your smoke and CO alarms monthly and change the batteries every 6 months. If you are unable to check your alarms on your own and you live in Grey Highlands, contact the GH Fire Department and we will be happy to complete a Home Alarm Safety Visit. Contact: 519-986-1216 ext. 227 email@example.com
Grey Smoke -Grey Highlands Fire and Fire Services -Then and Now
This documentary is about professionals. Dedicated volunteer men and women that have served the people of Grey Highlands in times of need for over 150 years. A story about fire and firefighting, told by firefighters. From the early days of wood structures and horse drawn equipment, to the latest in hi tech protection, the program also reveals some of the darker sides of what these special people face every time they get in a fire truck. Challenges, tragedy, lessons learned, physical and mental preparation, triumph and satisfaction – all are part of our most ancient association with fire. View the documentary on the Grey Highlands Cultural Channel, or using this link:
Centering Prayer has moved to Zoom at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays. Contact Lynn at 519-986-3707 for details.
Seniors ASK is a FREE program that specializes in helping seniors/caregivers by answering questions they may have in any area of concern to them, either locally or beyond Grey/Bruce. 519-374-9495 Senior friendly…Senior focused. When you have a question, JUST ASK.
COVID-19 Policy November 21st, 2021
The Annesley Board has consulted with members of the congregation, other United churches in the area and around Ontario, contacts with Western Ontario Waterways & Shining Waters Regional Councils, and the Grey Bruce Health Unit to make a decision concerning requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations to attend services and events in the Annesley building. It has been decided that until further notice, we will require verification of full (double) vaccination for anyone 12+ to attend any services and events in the building. Many people advised that they were reluctant to attend unless this policy was adopted. We hope to continue to meet the spiritual needs of anyone who cannot attend, for any reason, through our live stream and recorded services. We recognize the positive and negative impacts this policy will have on various people, and do not want to exclude anyone, especially anyone who needs Pastoral Care. Please advise if Pastoral Care is needed no matter what your vaccination status may be. We will revisit this decision in the spring of 2022, at our Annual Congregational meeting to be held in April 2022.
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 call the office at 519-986-3019.