Organ Recital tickets can be purchase via the Organ Recital event page.
Today we are pleased to welcome Kelly Crewson as our new Administrative Assistant. Kelly brings a wealth of both administrative and IT experience to the position.
Drop by to say hello if you are around during the week. Office hours continue to be 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.
Kelly can be reached via email at the email@example.com address.
On a cool Saturday evening, Feb. 22, 2014, twenty-six members of our congregation gathered at Cooksville United Church for the second annual Coldest Night of the Year walk, raising funds in support of The Dam, whose mission is to Develop, Assist and Mentor youth and young moms along the journey towards reaching their full potential. Ours was the largest team and was either first or second in raising funds of over $4,000 – 36% over our goal of $3,000.
Participants elected to walk 2.5, 5 or 10 kilometers; at the 1.5 km mark we stopped in at The Dam’s relatively new Cooksville location near Hurontario and Hillcrest. On completion of the walk,organizers served a light dinner of soup and baked goods.
More pictures can be found at Streetsville United’s Facebook page:
Are you looking for a way to reach out in the community this Christmas? Maybe looking for an alternative gift that keeps on giving? Consider the following as you begin preparing for the Christmas season.
Streetsville Food Cupboard – Donations for the food cupboard, gift cards and bus tickets are always welcome. If you looking for a more direct involvement, consider volunteering on Tuesday and Friday mornings. People power is always welcome. Speak with Adelaide Tapscott for more information.
In the Community
The Dam – Annual Silent Auction – Nov 15, 2013 – 6:30 pm – 1 World Drive, Mississauga (World Vision Auditorium). Auction items and online bidding at www.thedam.org.
Eden Community Food Bank Christmas Hampers – Provide Christmas dinner (except the turkey) and a gift for family members (you choose family size). Volunteers are welcome on Dec 19th & 20th to assist in receiving and shipping baskets – great community service hours opportunity. Please contact Heather Barbour directly – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you are interested. For those who do not have e-mail, please contact Cathy Clipperton – 905-826-1576
Circle of Care Program Interim Place – Information available on the Outreach bulletin board front entrance or contact Interim Place – email@example.com or 905-403-9691 ext. 2223 www.interimplace.com.
Nationally and Globally
Gifts with Vision – This is a gifting catalogue from The United Church of Canada. Copies are available in the narthex or visit the website – www.giftswithvision.ca. These are local, national and global projects that are partners with the United Church.
Hope International Gift Catalogue – Support one of our global partners through various gifts including scholarships, a cow, water filters, greenhouses and much more. For more information, visit the website – https://secure.hope-international.com/registrant/TicketingCatalog.aspx?eventid=131660&langpref=en-CA&referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hope-international.com%2findex.php.
Where Do Our Outreach Dollars Go?
Wondering how the envelope offerings directed to outreach are used? The funds designated for local and global projects are disbursed quarterly. This is where our funds went in October. Check the websites for more information.
Local – Mississauga and Toronto
Pathway Community Programs –www.pathwayhousing.ca/community_programs.html
The Dam – www.thedam.org
The Open Door – www.opendoorsquareone.org
Eden Community Food Bank – www.edenfoodbank.org
The Scott Mission – www.scottmission.com
cbm Canada – www.cbmicanada.org/
Hope International – www.hope-international.com/index.php
The Leprosy Mission Canada – www.leprosy.ca/Page.aspx?pid=191
Canadian Foodgrains – www.foodgrainsbank.ca
Syria Refugee Relief – Donation made through the United Church of Canada – www.united-church.ca
in support of Pathway Community Programs Audrey Pritchard Breakfast & Lunch Programs (church wide)
The Sunday School needs your help to ensure children in these programs go to school well nourished, ready to learn. From September 29th to October 20th please bring your food donations to church and place them in the marked box in the narthex.
Please see the wish list below for donations suggestions.
Pathway Community Breakfast Program Wish List
- Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, relish
- Pancake syrup, pancake mix
- Tins of flaked chicken/turkey/ham/tuna/salmon
- Spaghetti sauce preferably “lumpy” vegetable kind to use
- to make pizzas (rather than plain sauce)
- Tins of diced tomatoes
- Soda biscuits, Ritz crackers plain or cheese
- Peanut-free granola bars
- Muffin mix
- Taco kits
- Flavoured Instant Oatmeal packets
- Fruit juice (not fruit drinks) in large or individual servings
- Bottled water
- Zipper type sandwich bags
- Paper lunch bags
- Disposable cups (for juice that would hold at least 4 oz)
- Small disposable Styrofoam plates, Styrofoam
- Serviettes, plastic spoons, forks
- Chocolate “cheerio” type cereals
- Dish soap, new dish cloths
- Aluminum foil
- Frescho or No Frills grocery cards
On Friday, March 29, over 140 members arrived for breakfast prior to the Good Friday service.
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On Sunday, March 3, during the cofffee hour after the church service, the Sunday School sponsored a bake sale as a significant source of funds for the Sunday School operation. But at the same time Caitlin Bridel recruited two of her friends to assist with a mini-fund raiser with the goal of raising $75 to sponsor a goat through ChildCare International. Below is Caitlin’s report on the event:
The hot chocolate stand was held at Streetsville United Church on March 3rd during the church’s coffee hour. Every adult bought a cup of hot chocolate and a few even commented that it was the best hot chocolate they had ever tasted.
I was planning to raise $75 to buy a goat for a family and we ended up raising $120.
I am very grateful for the love and support from my church and especially from my two friends, Megan Sweetman and Jaycelyn Hopkins. Jaycelyn was in charge of the money and Megan was responsible for toppings. She would ask each person if they wanted whipped cream, marshmallows, or chocolate shavings. We kept the hot chocolate warm in a slow cooker and I ladled it into the cups.
Childcare International is a christian based non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty by educating children in developing countries one child at a time. Their main focus is child sponsorship (food, clothing, medical care, housing, and access to schools).
The Coldest Night of the Year was not February 23, 2013 but Faith in Action – Streetsville United hit the streets of Mississauga with 12 other teams, raising funds to support programs at The Dam, a youth outreach ministry located at the Meadowvale Town Centre.
The Streetsville United team comprised Bill Powell, Bev Oag, Gail Boulton, Katie Sparrow, Cathy & Doug Hitchcock, Robbie Sparrow, Rev. John Tapscott and Linda & Nicole McKenzie. Together they raised just over $3,000 for the cause. It was the first year The DAM had participated in this national event but it won’t be the last.
In an e-mail to all the teams later on Saturday night, Carol Reist, Executive Director of The Dam wrote:
Lots to celebrate! What a great night.
Over $17,000 was raised and more is still coming in! Thank you for walking and raising funds for The Dam. I saw some battle scars on some sore feet, but I saw a lot more smiles and laughter
To see pictures from tonight, like The Dam’s facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/theDamdropin) or check the twitter feed of #cnoymississauga. We will post some of the official pictures/video online soon and send a link to you.
Thank you for walking for Coldest Night of the Year and choosing to support The Dam. I look forward to next year.
Much appreciation is extended to the many family, friends and colleagues who supported our team but especially Streetsville United Church members. The Faith in Action team was proud to be part of such a great event. Discussions have already started about a repeat performance in 2014 where we hope even more people can come out and walk or participate in some way.
Here are some interesting statistics from the event.
- Faith in Action – Streetsville United consisted of 10 members who walked a total of 38 km. The combined age of the team was 473 years but our youngest walker was only 9 years old. Thanks to 96 supporters, we surpassed our goal of $3,000.
- The Dam had a total of 13 teams with a total of 62 walkers who raised over $18,000 – 72% of their $25,000 goal. Not bad for their first venture out.
- Nationally, over $1.4 million was raised by 6, 853 walkers surpassing the $1.2 million national goal. Monies raised will support out of the cold and homeless programs in the centers where walks occurred.
Read the local coverage of the event at http://coldestnightoftheyear.org/press/72
A number of members of SUC are now residing at the Heritage Glen Community for Seniors. Some of these residents are still able to come and worship with us on Sunday mornings, however others are no longer able to due to health and/or mobility issues. In early December the Pastoral Care committee took SUC to Heritage Glen for a time of refreshments and socialization. All enjoyed the opportunity to visit, catch up on church news, and lunch together. The residents were presented with Christmas poinsettias as a reminder of their connection to their church home at this special Advent season.
Below are some photos from the visit.