Reminder- Congregational meeting today

We have an important congregational meeting at 1pm today to vote on amalgamation with St Charles.

To vote you must be a full member. If you are not a full member of Headingley United Church and would like to transfer membership this will be available during the service today. This will allow you to vote. Even if you are not a full member we welcome and value your opinions.

Please a snack to share, like coffee morning, if you are able. This will allow us to eat together before the meeting.

Thank you.


We voted to amalgamate with St Charles and welcomed many new members formally.


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Prayers of the People

We will have a Prayers of the People binder set out for our Congregation to write in the names of people that they wish to add to our weekly prayers list.

It will be on a table in the Lobby for easy access before walking into Church.

Thanks, Lindsay

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Little Dresses Update

From Margaret Mills:

Disaster Aid Canada recently told us that they are in high gear getting things together in partnership with Rotary International to answer the huge needs in the south after the terrible hurricanes and the earthquakes in Mexico.

Rotary are sending the “Shelter-Box” instant homes…which many in our congregation will be familiar with, and Disaster Aid is sending clothing, blankets, hygiene products etc. to fill those needs. They have already sent some large shipments and are preparing more now.

I feel I need to apologise to the ladies who came to sew at the church over the last couple of years. I have found it difficult to co-ordinate a good time for everyone with their busy schedules to come and sew this year. Judy Teichroew, her sister and Donna Dunford did yeoman’s work and added to what I had done, Donna and I packed 6 big boxes to go out to the Victoria offices of Disaster Aid Canada, and they went out Air Canada Cargo a few weeks ago.

One of the very lovely perks I receive as a retired airline employee is an extremely reduced rate on cargo shipments. They, of course, only go as there as “space available”, and if the flight is full, our boxes just wait till there is empty cargo space available! This makes it possible for me to send a large amount by air to Victoria, whereas normal shipping methods would be somewhat cost prohibitive for ordinary individuals. Saying that however, Disaster Aid Canada is always thrilled to receive tax deductible donations to help with the sending of goods to disaster struck areas around the world. If anyone is further interested, they can check the Disaster Aid website.

A short time ago I saw in one of the pictures posted after distribution, that one of my “distinctive little dresses” was begin worn by a child in a stricken area!!…How thrilling to see!

It has been really rewarding to see all the children’s clothes in particular, which will be sent to hurricane and earthquake ravaged places. It feels like a very small drop in the bucket…but as we know, every little bit adds up!

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Crafty Christmas Crop

Our church is hosting this event on Nov 3rd and 4th and all of their proceeds
go to charity:

If anyone from the church or community is interested in
attending – it’s open to everyone!

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Elevator Grand Opening

Celebrations! The new elevator was opened on Sunday October 1st with Olive Stewart cutting the ribbon and having the first ride to the basement with our Minister Joanne Kury.


Our building is now fully accessible!


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Cleaning Bee

We will be having a “Cleaning Bee” at the church on Sept 28th at 9:00 am as the elevator will be finished. Anyone who wishes to help can e-mail or phone her.

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Elevator news!

Due to the exciting construction currently underway, we have decided to move the Welcome Back Potluck to October 1st. This allows us to celebrate the Elevator Grand Opening at the same time.

There will be coffee morning as usual this Sunday September 10th, straight after church. Please feel free to bring something to share, if you are able and enjoy the chat and laughter.

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