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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the Week of October 20, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost      

Quote for the Week: 

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”  -Martin Luther

Nelson, St. Stephen and Tansley United Churches strive to be a nut free and scent sensitive environment.    Please help us be an inviting space for everyone.


The Welcome Committee is hosting a social evening for Newcomers to the church on Tuesday October 22, at 7:30 pm. All are welcome for refreshments, fellowship and to learn more about our church. Please contact the church office or speak to Sandy Wright or Marsha Ahrens if you are able to join us.


Thanksgiving Drive
Thank you to everyone who donated personal care products to support our emergency food pantry and our Food for Life families. It is very much appreciated!

We now have a page on the website where you can hear Helen’s sermons.  If you missed a week or just want to hear the message again.  Just use this link and follow the instructions.  Don’t forget to turn on your sound.



Have you ever wondered: What’s on the “menu” for Men’s Breakfast? What does a “Faithful Reader” read? How do I get a turn to greet/usher/read scripture/ work the A/V system?/ Where do the children go when they leave the sanctuary? Who does the gardening around the church? The Transition Team is coordinating a ”‘Ministry Opportunity Fair” (Think Science Fair and you’ll have a good visual). The “Fair” will open after worship on October 20 and will showcase many of the groups and committees that are currently operating in/thru the church.  This event is for everyone. Bring your curiosity, your questions and your ideas for other ways in which we can engage in fellowship and God’s work within and outside this community of faith.

The Transition Team has been hard a work over the last months.  Please read the Transition update page on the website to learn more.  The team has also created an email account so if you have any questions or concerns you can send them to



Come out and enjoy a coffee and a friendly chat! Everyone is invited to a “getting to know you” coffee time every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the back of the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome!

Please contact Linda Draddy at for further information.


Men’s Breakfast

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of the month at Cora’s on Appleby Line at 7:30 a.m.

Next Meeting:  Wednesday October 23rd.



Saturday November 2nd 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come out and visit our Cafe, Granny’s Attic, the Silent Auction, Artisans, the Jar Room and much more!

The $2 admission fee will be directed towards Outreach Programs

Do you want to learn more about this event:

Candy Cane Traditions Silent Auction

lf you have items to donate, please contact Janice Hatt at  THANK YOU!


Nativity Expo

Saturday November 30th  from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.

Last year we tried something new and it was a great success so we are planning another Nativity Expo to kick off Advent this year.  So, although I know it is early we wanted to get the word out.

If you were not able to see the show last year we transformed the sanctuary into a Nativity scene showroom.  We had over 150 scenes from all over the world.

So we are asking when you are putting away your fall decorations this year dig out your Nativity scene(s) and put it somewhere safe so you can bring it out to display on the day.  We invite the community to come in and enjoy the display, it is wonderful to hear the kids comment on how each one is different.

If you want more information about the event please contact: Susan or Ruth   More details about the event will follow.


Where are the Missing Women of Christmas?

Saturday December 7th 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Regina Haggo will present her feminist viewpoint on the Post -Classical Era and its artistic ‘cleansing’ of the art depicting the birth of Christ. Ms Haggo is affiliated with the Dundas Valley School of Art and is an art critic for The Hamilton Spectator.

Check the website at for further information.

A Free Will Offering will be collected.  Refreshments will be served


Food Pantry

is in great need of juice boxeslunch size applesauce, small tinned fruit or pudding cups, tuna for children’s lunches and diapers sizes 3 & 5.

Please leave any donations in the box in the Church Lobby. Your support is appreciated.


Please remember to bring in your INK CARTRIDGES, EYE GLASSES and OUTER MILK BAGS!  (Labelled boxes are available under the pew inside the front door) Thank you.


VISTA GIFT CARDS    Thank you for supporting our Vista Card Program.



News about members of Nelson, St. Stephen and Tansley may be emailed or phoned into the church office.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Coutts, formerly from St. Stephen United on Friday October 10th.  We extend our sincere sympathy to Marty, Dale and family. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 25, 2019 at the Halton Naval Veterans Association , 2444 Industrial Street, Burlington from 1 – 3 p.m.



Supporting Building Community…..

Single Moms at Tansley 

The next Single Moms Meeting will be held on Tuesday November 12th.


Tansley Moves

Stretch & Strengthen (Yoga) with Susanne – Monday & Wednesday at 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Line Dancing Thursday at 1 p.m.   All are welcome!


Cooking@Tansley has resumed! We have 5 more Cooking@Tansley evenings coming up until December 2019.
Chef Marcia has returned and will be leading all sessions. Registrations are being accepted.  For your interest, the remaining sessions are Marinades and Salad Dressings (Oct 24th), Condiment Crafting (Nov 7th), Lovely Leftovers (Nov 21st) and Apps, Apps and more Apps! (Dec 5th).

Please email if you are interested in participating in any of these sessions.

Mission Jar Fish

Funds donated to the Mission Jar will be directed to our Tansley Elf Network (TEN) programming.

Used plastic food containers now being collected

We are now collecting used plastic food containers for the North BurLINKton Dinner Night Out community dinners.

Please ensure they have been washed, as they will be used for food takeout containers for the guests to take home to enjoy later that week.
Container Examples: yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, margarine
Capacity 500 ml -750 ml, plastic only with lids.

A bin is located at the entryway to the church under the pew.

Supporting Indigenous Peoples….

Indigenous Reads Month

A reminder that you can borrow /sign-out books from our library of Indigenous authored books under the Outreach bulletin board.  Indigenous literature can be part of our own personal reconciliation journey, by increasing our understanding of Indigenous issues, cultures, and history.

It takes lots of people to put these programs together so if you have even an hour or so to help out, we’d love to hear from you.