Announcements for the Week of October 21,2018
Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost – “Discipleship 101”
Quotes of the Week:
“Christianity without Discipleship is Christianity without Christ!” -Dietrich Bonhoffer
“Hail to those who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great moral leaders are made!” -Albert Einstein
To the Congregation of Tansley United Church
The due diligence committee would like to invite the entire Tansley family – members, adherents, friends – to an open meeting on
Sunday October 21st immediately following the Sunday service. The results of their meetings with St. Stephen United Church regarding possible amalgamation will be presented. In addition, this is your opportunity to ask questions or raise any concerns you may have.
No vote will be taken at this meeting. Questions and/or comments can be submitted prior to the meeting either using the email address: NBCUquestions@gmail.com, or by placing them in the drop box at the back of the sanctuary.
Due Diligence Committee
Join us for Jesus 24/7, a 12 week Bible Study session to discuss the “New Creed”.
Wednesday October 24th at 7:00 p.m. from Oct. 17 – Nov. 21 and Jan. 9 – Feb. 13 Please call the church office to register.
There are many events presently in progress at Tansley. Please LABEL any donations that you bring in to the church as to what event they are to be designated. Thank you.
Annual Clothing Sale
Funds raised to support local charities. Tuesday October 23, 2018 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tansley United Church
St Stephen United Church is inviting us to a
Chili Cook-off & Carved Pumpkin Contest Sunday October 28th at 2:00 pm at St. Stephen
This is a PKS Fundraiser for PKS Kids Foundation Pallister-Killian Syndrome. (PKS) is an extremely rare congenital condition. Rev. Allison Playfair’s granddaughter, Violet, has PKS.
$5 to enter the Carved Pumpkin Contest
$5 to enter your best pot of Chili
$5 to taste & judge all Chili entries
Carved pumpkins will be awarded prizes for Best in various categories. All carved pumpkins will be auctioned off & all proceeds will go to the PKS Kids Foundation to educate, raise awareness and provide support for families with PKS kids who often require help with costs associated with caring for the child such as mobility aids, therapies, special dietary needs, surgeries etc.
UCW – Tansley Traditions
Please send in your donations as soon as possible for Granny’s Attic and Silent Auction. Hope you will join us on
Saturday November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please label your donations.
We welcome donations. Event tickets, jewelry, interesting gift baskets and nice giftware are among the favourites.
It’d be great if we could have your donations on or before Sunday, October 28th, so we can organize ourselves before the big event on November 3rd. Please make sure your name is on each one so we can give you a tax receipt.
2 Sunday’s ‘till the Bazaar – Do You Have Your Jars Filled?
Tansley Traditions is on November 3rd and we need your help to fill jars for the Jar Room. Need ideas on what to fill the jars with?
Here are the top 6 picks to fill a jar:
1) Lottery Ticket
2) Gift cards (Tim Horton’s, Car Spa, Movies) *And when you buy them through the Vista program, it’s a win-win for Tansley!
3) Christmas Ornaments
4) Homemade goodies (pickles, jam, preserves, cookies)
5) Candy *Please no leftover Halloween candy and please make sure the candy is nut-free.
6) Accessories (scarves, socks, hair bows, jewelry) *All items must be new.
The Jar Room raised over $500 last year thanks to your generously filled jars. We appreciate your help in making it a success!
If you have any questions, please see Bonnie Blackie or Amy Watkins on Sunday after church. Empty jars will also be available for pick up.
UCW – Tansley Traditions
Saturday November 3rd 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grannies Attic, Cafe, Bake Table, Silent Auction, Artisans and much more…
Donations are welcome! Contact Carol Boyle for details.
Tansley’s Food Pantry is in great need of juice boxes, peanut free snacks, tuna for children’s lunches and diapers sizes 1 & 5. Please leave any donations in the box in the Church Lobby. Your support is appreciated.
REMEMBER TO BRING IN YOUR INK CARTRIDGES FOR CASH! (A deposit box is available in the church lobby)
VISTA GIFT CARDS Thank you for supporting our Vista Card Program.
TANSLEY PEOPLE CORNER
News about members of Tansley may be emailed or phoned to the church office.
Halton Fresh Food Box
This once a month program is in need of volunteers to help with the distribution of fresh healthy fruits and vegetables into the community. The next pick up date is Tuesday November 20th. A volunteer coordinator is needed to keep this program running. If you can help a couple of hours a month or for further information please contact the church office.
Single Moms Meeting met on October 9th. St. Johns Ambulance demonstrated CPR and first aid to the Moms.
Next month ADAPT will be leading the meeting on the new cannabis legislation, the impact on a developing brain, its use and mental health, driving, and what access will look like in Ontario and especially in Halton, and how to talk to their kids about all of it.
Cooking @ Tansley
We launched the fourth session of 50+ Cooking@Tansley program on September 20th . It will run until December 20th. See the website for weekly session themes and further information.
If you would like to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to help with this program, we need Tansley folks to be representatives of our congregation to mix and mingle with our guests and of course enjoy a nice meal! And we need someone to help the chef in plating and clean up as the participants are eating. If you would like to be part of this program, please let a member of the Outreach team know.
Stretch & Strengthen (Yoga) with Susanne classes have started Monday and Wednesday’s at 1 p.m. All are welcome!
Line Dancing started back on Thursday at 1 p.m. All are welcome!
Speak to Bonnie Blackie for further information.
Indigenous Authors Library
Please take a moment to look through the Indigenous Authors library to find a book for yourself or a children’s book that would be appropriate for your child or grandchild. All you have to do is sign it out!
Knox Presbyterian Women have donated 15 children’s quilts and 10 pairs of flannel pajamas for a First Nations community. We would like to be able to deliver them to a northern community and currently do not have a method. If anyone has any connections with a mode of transportation that would be travelling to northern communities and think they could help us with this, please contact Janice Martin or Sue Stephen.
During the month of October, donations to the mission jar will be directed to funding of the Tansley Elf Network.
Mats for Haiti
Tansley’s UCW is continuing to collect milk bags for “Mats for Haiti”. There is a bin in the front lobby for collection of these milk bags. Thank you for your support.
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.