Announcements for the Week of June 16, 2019
Rev. Allison Playfair and Rev. Stephen Huntley will be leading us in Worship on Sunday June 16, 2019.
We welcome former members of Nelson, St. Stephen and Tansley United Churches as we begin our new journey of worship together in our new Church.
Thought for the Week:
True Friendship is not about being there when it’s convenient, it is about being there when it’s not.
“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.”
Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads, Granddads and Great Granddads.
Document Shredding Results
Not only did we have great weather but we had a great turn out.
189 people drop of paper (292 boxes and 159 bags)
John Allchin and his magic fingers created 74 receipts for those who donated over $20.00.
And most importantly we raised $4, 486. Last year we raised $3,508 so a good increase.
Thank you to all who helped spread the word and make this year’s event another great success.
June will be the final board meeting for the Tansley Board. Please submit Committee Reports to May Turner prior to the Board Meeting scheduled for June 18, 2019, so they can be distributed with the Agenda prior to the meeting. Committee Reports should reflect a final Tansley Report. Thank you.
UCW Potluck Dinner will be held on Wednesday June 19th at 6 pm. All Ladies are welcome. Please see Donna Lelievre for further information.
You’re Invited to an Inter-Congregational Potluck Supper at Tansley Saturday June 22nd at 5 pm
Bring your families favourite dish! Please avoid all nuts, shellfish and horseradish.
R.S.V. P. to the church office. See poster at back of the Sanctuary or Donna Lelievre for details.
Amalgamation of Tansley and St Stephen Churches
An update was read before service on Sunday May 12th regarding the amalgamation process. Please click on this link to read the message: https://tansleychurch.com/amalgamation-updates/
If you have any questions, at any time please send them to email@example.com and a member of the founding board will respond as soon as possible.
On Saturday June 15th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The church parking lot will be transformed into a car wash.This event will be run by the coaches and players of the Burlington Minor Football Leagues Under 18 Girl’s Team. This is a fundraiser to help raise funds to cover some of the expenses for their trip to Regina in July 2019 for the National Under 18 Flag Football Championship.
Exterior washes are $12.00 per vehicle.
Anna Hazlett and Mark Rodgers, have been coaching flag football in the Burlington Minor Football League for 7 years. Get your car washed and help support a local team on Saturday June 22nd!
Sunday Worship Service Volunteers
Please volunteer, when available, to participate in our Summer Worship Services in one of more of the following roles: Greeter, Usher, Announcements & Scripture Reader. A sign up sheet for these roles is posted on the hallway bulletin board. New participants in our Church community are especially welcome and encouraged to participate in these roles – as , of course, are seasoned Team members. Guidelines and support will be available. If you have any questions, please contact either Rod Saunders (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janet Saunders (email@example.com).
is in great need of juice boxes, peanut free snacks, 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.
Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Socializing with other readers? Tansley Reads! might meet your interests. We meet at 7:30 on the fourth Monday of every month (Sept – June, except December) to discuss a different book. And there are refreshments!
We’re trying something new this year: we’re going to select the books for 2019-20 in June, so we’ll have the summer to find and read them if we wish. The selection meeting will be Monday June 24th, when we’ll nominate books for the program and select 8 for the year. We hope you’ll join us.
If you like, please bring one title to nominate and a backup in case of duplications. Even if you don’t have a nomination, come and help select the books for this year. Most of the books we choose are fiction, but we usually include one memoir or biography each year. Each month we’ll rate the book we discuss, and by next May we’ll have a winner to recommend to the congregation.
Food for Life
If you have extra plastic grocery bags, Food for Life would appreciate receiving them for their program. Please leave them in the coat room. Egg Cartons are no longer required. Thank you.
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.
The PEOPLE’S CORNER
News about members of Nelson, St. Stephen and Tansley may be emailed or phoned into the church office.
Please keep Ken Ahrens and family in your prayers.
Supporting building community…..
Our June meeting was a barbecue dinner. It’s always a big hit with comments like “This is the best dinner of the year that we wait for!” We had representatives from the Burlington Public Library, Royal Botanical Gardens, The City of Burlington and Boys & Girls Club make presentations outlining their free or nominal programs available for children this summer. Their moms were able to sign their children up on the spot for swimming, camps or events . Bee Bop the clown visited the children and performed a magic show and created awesome balloon animals for all of them. The Single Moms program will start back up in September.
Summer Youth Jobs
We have hired 2 students for the summer in the position of Summer Youth Outreach Coordinator – Community Outreach for 8 weeks starting June 24th
Summer Camp Programming
In partnership with Boys & Girls Club, planning is well underway for the North BurLINKton Summer Youth Program. There will be a full day Chill Zone day camp at Tansley on Tuesdays. Day camps focused on youth and teens will take place in other locations in North Burlington over the remaining days. There will also be a one week General Arts Camp during the week of Aug 12th which will have a music component being led by Tansley talent.
If you interested in volunteering, please speak with Janice Martin.
Funds donated to the Mission Jar will be directed to purchasing children’s school snacks for our Outreach Families.
Halton Fresh Food Box
Program volunteer coordinator is still needed. If you can help a couple of hours a month or for further information please contact the church office.
Stretch & Strengthen (Yoga) with Susanne – will resume again in September
Line Dancing Thursday at 1 p.m. All are welcome! Last date before summer break is June 27th
Supporting Indigenous Peoples…
Indigenous Reads Month
June is Indigenous Reads Month. 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.
If you are looking for a new book to read over the summer, Pam Damoff, MP has chosen Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice to read. Rice’s novel is a dystopian tale about the collapse of modern society from an Indigenous perspective.
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.