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Sunday Service re size 2

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship.  

There is no Sunday School and Nursery during the summer. Children are welcome to stay in the Sanctuary during the service.

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Hello Parkview members and congregation,
Thank you very much for your vote of confidence and show of support to continue with you as your ordained minister after Dec.1, 2017 when my contract becomes an “Appointment” instead of a “Call.” The two primary changes are:
1. – a change in my title (The United Church of Canada records me as “Retired Supply” because I start to receive my pension)
2. – there is now an “appointed” period of time within my contract (“Appointment”). A “Call” is open-ended – no deadline.
I am certainly not retiring from work! I am so very happy with your vote to continue for a further four years and seven months! I enjoy my ministry with you so very much, and I certainly felt the Spirit calling me to come to you and you to me! I look forward to many more years in our ministry together. And who knows? After these 4 1/2 yrs., maybe we’ll vote for another round! I will be willing if you are, and we’ll pray for good health, growth and strength for us all to continue God’s work. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope,” Jeremiah 29: 11.
Thank you to Andrew Wybrow, Chair of the Board, and to all who arranged and attended the congregational meeting. A big thanks especially goes to Paul Strathdee who has filled out the proper forms, spoken with London Conference, and informed us all about these changes ahead, what needs to be done, and by whom. Thank you, Paul!!
May the good Lord richly bless us all as we work together to continue the ministry of Jesus Christ and spread the Good News of God’s gospel to the world.
Love & Blessings to all,
Rev. Mary

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Information Regarding Photo Directory Pictures

We have received 8 X 10 photos from IPC Canada Photos Inc. These pictures are for each family/ individual that DID NOT PURCHASE extra photos at the time of their photography sitting. These have been distributed to your church mailbox for pickup. If you did purchase extra photos, your 8 X 10 picture will be included in your package that is delivered directly to your home. 

We have not yet received the proofs for the Church Directory but expect final delivery at the end of the summer. If you have questions, please contact Belinda Roth at 519-271-8871.

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Sunday, August 20th is Mission and Service Sunday.  We urge you to give generously in support of M & S. Special envelopes are provided in your Parkview envelopes or you can give anytime by marking M & S on your envelope.

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*Save the date: You are invited to Camp Bimini’s 70th anniversary celebration on Sunday, August 27th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Come out to the camp for an afternoon of reconnecting with old friends and reminiscing on some good old camp memories. Fun for Everyone!   Check out Camp Bimini’s website www.campbimini.ca for more details.

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Parkview’s annual Garage Sale is on Saturday, Sep. 9th this year.   It starts at 8:00 a.m. and continues until mid-afternoon.

This is a fundraiser for our church.

Please donate only clean items in good condition.

When we receive something unusable that won’t sell, we must pay to dispose of it. The downstairs nursery has been cleared out, and tables have been set up to start receiving and sorting garage sale items. Feel free to continue bringing your stuff in for David and Shirley Spears to start sorting! If there’s anything you would like, please do not take it just yet. Get in touch with Shirley Spears at 519-273-1527 to let her know you would like something, and to give her time to price the item. Thank you!

Date of the Garage Sale is Saturday, September 9th.

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Sunday, September 10th, we will welcome back the Choir and the Sunday School and Nursery. We have missed you all very much. There will be a Hot Dog Lunch after the service in the lower hall sponsored by the Sunday School.

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Catered Meals for 2017:

August 29th: Beef Lunch

September 1st: Beef Lunch

September 27th: Beef Lunch

October 4th: Parkview’s Beef Dinner

October 5th: Lunch and Dinner

Everyone is welcome to come and help. We usually prepare the morning before the meal and then need help the day of the meal. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board a couple of weeks before each meal.

Thank you for all the help we get.

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Camp Bimini presents: Trivia Night on Saturday, September 16th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Trivia begins at 7:15 p.m. Cost $25 per person ($20 donation receipt provided). Dessert included. Silent auction, fun prizes, snacks and refreshments, 6-8 people per team. Space is limited. Email treasurer@campbimini.ca or phone Marion Ready at 519-393-6965 or David MacLeannan at 519-801-8728.

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Volunteers needed for Canadian Food Grains booth at the International Plowing Match in Walton, Ontario

September 18th: help with setup

September 19-23rd: man the booth for 2 hours per day
September 23rd: help with tear down after closing at 5:00 pm

Please contact Diane Mitchell at 519-572-7405 or dianmitc80@hotmail.com if you can help. Please provide the following information: Name, phone number, email, date and time of availability. Your information will be passed on to Dave Epp our Southwestern Ontario Foodgrains rep. who will contact you.

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All congregations are invited to attend the worship service at the 100th International Ploughing Match and Rural Expo
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017, 3 P.M.
Where: In the great outdoors under the cover of the Entertainment Tent at the match site located at:
82823 North Line (County Rd 12) Walton, ON N0K 1Z0
Liturgist: Steve Hildebrand
Featuring: Mass Choir of 150 voices drawn from area churches.

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Saturday, September 23rd:  Mabel Robbins’ 100th birthday celebration.

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Sunday, October 1st: Harvest auction.

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Wednesday, October 11th:   Parkview’s annual Beef Dinner.

Our annual Parkview United Church Roast Beef Dinner will be on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a meal of hot roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, turnip, peas and carrots, cabbage salad, assorted pies, cheese cakes, fruit salad, and bread.
Adult tickets will be $15, children ages 6 -12 are $7, and children under 6 were free.
Takeout is available with pie for dessert.
Advance ticket sales only. For tickets and information, call Shirley at 519-273-1527.

See you then!

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DECEMBER 1, 2, & 3

101+ NATIVITIES DISPLAY – Parkview United Church, 470 Ontario Street, Stratford

Should this event be renamed “501+ Nativities” this year? Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the beginning of Advent! Our congregation and friends displayed over 480 unique Nativity scenes from all over the world last year. Bring your family and friends and enjoy feeling the Spirit of the Season as you reflect on the Nativity story displayed in so many creative ways. Refreshments available afterward.

Friday, December 1st – 3 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, December 2nd – 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday, December 3rd – 11 am to 3 pm

Admission: FREE

For more information, phone Teresa 519-272-1816 or email tmcoulthard@gmail.com or check our website at parkviewunitedstratford.ca

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From Diane Mitchell (our Food Grains representative):

I realize we have met our Food Grains commitment, but the committee is trying to make as much as possible, as the need is there. Fields of Faith Growing Project is selling mugs, hats and scrubbies as a Canadian Foodgrains fundraiser. The mugs are $8 each or 2 for $12; hats are $10 and scrubbies are $3 each or 2 for $5. Contact dianmitc80@hotmail.com or 1-519-572-7405.

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We are once again asking for sponsors for the Sunday Bulletin covers for 2017. United Church Sunday bulletin covers are a great addition to worship services, providing excellent photos, liturgy and reflections by United Church people. Each week, our congregation can enjoy new inspiriting images. Congregation members are invited to sponsor a week of bulletins to honour a special day/event and to help cover the costs of bulletins for our church. The cost is $25.00 per week. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  Thank you for your generous donation.

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When leaving the church, if you are the last person out, please check to ensure all lights are turned off. This includes washrooms, the sanctuary, the kitchen, lounge, and hallways. Please also make sure the fire door is closed between the narthex and the lower hall.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Email Newsletter:  Paul Strathdee sends out an email each week with news about Parkview events and happenings. If you would like to be included, please contact Paul at coulthard@cyg.net with your email address.

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THE HELPING TREE

Matching people who need support with those who can give it

As a result of our survey and congregation discussions, Parkview has started a new initiative called “The Helping Tree”. It is a fresh, new way to provide care and support within the Parkview community. The purpose of this initiative is to create a way to match congregation members who want help or support with fellow congregation members who are willing and able to provide assistance.

Some examples might be:

  • Running errands/shopping
  • Transportation to and from in-town or out-of-town appointments, medical treatments, etc.
  • Help with yard work such as raking leaves or shovelling snow
  • Help with light housework or home maintenance
  • Having someone to talk to, visit with, pray
  • Provision of a good, homecooked meal after surgery, illness, etc.

 

Anything you seek or need assistance with.

 

How it Works

 

If you want support/assistance:

  • Check “The Helping Tree” in the Narthex or call the church office to see if anyone has indicated a willingness to provide what you are in need of. If no one has already posted willingness to provide that assistance, then:
  • Complete a request form outlining the type of assistance required and when. Provide contact information. (You may choose to indicate whether or not you would be willing to pay for such assistance.) Place the request form on “The Helping Tree”.
  • Call the church office or church member and request a form be posted on your behalf.

 

If you are able to provide assistance:

  1. Check “The Helping Tree” to see if anyone is in need of assistance and contact that person.
  2. Complete a form outlining the type/s of assistance you are able to provide with dates, if applicable. Provide contact information. (You may choose to indicate whether or not you wish to be paid for your service.) Place the form on “The Helping Tree”.

Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

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Please help Robbie keep our church archives up-to-date. Put photos, newspaper clippings, etc. of church events and member activities in the archives file folder at the front of the mailbox. Please print event names, date and location on the back. Thank you for your help. Robbie Anderson.

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Regular meetings of the Alcoholics Anonymous Group will be held in Parkview’s upper hall every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings. On the last Saturday of each month they will hold a birthday celebration in the morning.  Thank you to everyone who worked to make this community outreach a reality.

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We welcome any visitors and newcomers to our services. We hope you take the opportunity to sign our guest book.

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